Saturday, 17 December 2016

On the 9th Day of Christmas.....

..... I started the day with a lie in and didn't get up til 10am! Then I sat myself down with a brew and had a chat to all you lovely people who leave me comments :)

Christopher Elf commandeered the Xbox room last night and installed laser beams across the doorway to stop Thomas getting in.
Of course when they saw what he'd done this morning both Amy and Thomas just had to see if they could wriggle through without touching the beams.
They both managed quite easily (as did I haha), and Thomas has spent the rest of the day going in and out of the room on his tummy playing some sort of war game. Occasionally he will launch himself from the door frame to the other side of the dining room after touching the lasers and being zapped, all done to some pretty good noise effects, which boys seem to be really good at. Funny what can keep them entertained isn't it. 
I brought Mum down for a brew this afternoon. She's not been out of the house for nearly 2 weeks and said she was going stir crazy. She's a lot better already thanks to the antibiotics although she was struggling to take the inhaler properly so we went to the chemist to buy a spacer and a mask which she says has made a big difference.

On the way back from dropping her home I went and had my Christmas hair cut. The girls were all excited about their works do tomorrow night at a local hotel which is holding a Narnia themed event. Can't say I particularly miss works dos although the school ones used to be fun. Teachers are crackers after a couple of glasses of wine. 

And that's really it for today. It's been foggy and misty and grey but that's fine by me. It's a good excuse to stay cosy indoors. I hope it stays in winter weather mode until Christmas Day. If snow isn't on the agenda then grey and foggy will do just fine. I'm not a fan of waking up to sunshine on 25th December, it  just seems wrong on all counts. 

Hope you've all had a lovely  Saturday. This time next week the big jolly man will be loading his sleigh! 

xxx

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  1. Oh I love the laser beams! What fun your too have, and clever Christopher Elf for being so imaginative ;-) The things childhood memories are made of!

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    1. Thank you Serenata. It kept him entertained all day. I'd seen how some Elves 'trap' children in their bedrooms but Thomas can wander around at night and I didn't fancy him getting tangled up in wool at midnight so doing his Xbox room with lasers seemed a better idea. xx

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  2. Sorry to hear about your back problems-as a fellow sufferer, I feel your pain. I was howling at your comment about teachers as I had just seen the photos of my DD's school night IN! Yes, they don't go out but rent the hall, provide catering and various alcoholic drinks and really let the end of term stress blast away! I don't miss a single bit of it especially the nativity performances when we used to take bets about who would vomit/wet themselves first. " Oh dear, Mary's waters have broken. Hurry up Joseph and get her to Bethlehem", brought the house down one year, as I couldn't think how else to acknowledge the huge puddle that was threatening to engulf the front row of parents! One year, a colleague barfed first, thereby letting 200 parents know she was definitely pregnant and just not a Slimming World failure!! Catriona

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    1. Your DD's works do sounds good fun. I completely understand teachers letting go at the end of term and they really are very good at it! Laughing at Mary's waters breaking, excellent ad-libbing from yourself. And that poor teacher being sick in front of everybody poor thing. Nobody really wants a Nativity to run smoothly though. The best ones are where it all goes wrong it makes it even sweeter somehow.

      Ah the back, it's been driving me mad for months. Not sure what they will do for me, I practically need a hoist to get out of bed and god forbid there was a fire, I'd never make it out.

      Are you off to Blackpool next year. If so, we need to have a get together :) xx

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  3. the laser beams are so good, but that Elf is not. Will you miss him when he's gone?!

    Glad your mum is on the mend, and you are a good daughter for breaking her out of the house and giving her a change of scenery.

    Haven't been to a works do for so many years now, but I don't miss them at all. though I do miss the excitement of shopping for something sparkly and fabulous to wear.

    I'm with you on the weather. Even though this dank dingy dampness is a bit gloomy, I'd rather have that than sunshine on Christmas Day. Sunshine just feels wrong. How I wish there'd be snow.

    xxx

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    1. I'm with you both! I was complaining to the HG yesterday about the blooming sunshine. I need it dark n horrid to maximise the twinkliness of my festive lightery. I would get stuck fast in those laser beams!

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    2. I think I might miss him a little bit but I have a feeling I'll get over him very quickly :)

      Works dos are funny things aren't they. Where I worked before school there were only 6 of us in the office and we'd have a lunch out which was fine. We all got on and it was a laugh. Then there was an official evening one where everybody from the Police Chief, Mayor and our other halfs were invited. Hated that one with a passion mainly because one of the women I worked with who was fine the rest of the time took on a completely different persona trying to big herself up. There was also the bosses wife to contend with. I'm going to leave it there because once I start I won't stop! xx

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    3. Rahcel, I didn't really go through the laser beams apart from in my svelte imagination! Yes to dark and gloomy weather. Today we have sunshine and bright blue skies. I'll let it go for now but the weather had better get worse over the week or I'm not going to happy. xx

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  4. Love those laser beams. That would be a good game to play with Ruby.
    That was lovely to fetch your Mum down for a cuppa and a change of scenery. So glad to hear that she is improving.
    I don't miss work do's either.....spending your night off with people you work with all day.....not my idea of fun.
    Sunshine on Christmas Day is definitely wrong. I want snow and plenty of it. I've a good mind to go and buy a snow machine from The Range to make sure I get it.....lol.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. It kept Thomas entertained all day, so if you fancy a quiet day with Ruby get the ball of wool out :)

      The best works dos are ones that are held at lunchtime where you're allowed to go home afterwards. I've had a couple of those and they're much more fun.

      Yes, give me snow and lots of it but if that can't happen then please, NO sunshine. I really don't like sunny Christmas Days. xx

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  5. I'm so pleased to read your mum is on the mend. It must have done her good to get out of the house for a while.
    Love the idea of a Christmas haircut but I'm dreadfully lazy when it comes to my hair. Like you I don't really miss the works do. I'd rather be curled up on the sofa watching a decent film with a glass of wine. Oh, how old and boring I have become. But eating mediocre food and socialising with the boss was never great fun anyway.
    I dread to think what Christopher elf will get up to during his final week. He's a proper troublemaker. Will he get invited back next year? X

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    1. Thank you Jules, she looks and sounds a lot better and is slowly getting her energy back.

      I'm pretty lazy with my hair as well. I have it short so it doesn't take too much messing about with, 10 minutes at the most, but of course that means I have to keep having it cut. I only have it washed and trimmed though. Can't be doing with the faffing of it being blown and styled.

      I've been lucky with my bosses I suppose, they've all been OK and fun to go out with, it's when other people are involved, like the bosses wife, that it can go pear shaped. And when people do that sucking up to the boss's wife thing for their own benefit, well that really used to piss me off.

      The Headteacher never came out on a works do and when I asked her why she said "who wants to let their hair down when I'm there and I'd rather not see what they get up to anyway", which I thought was jolly decent of her :)

      I think Christopher will be invited back next year but we might do something different with him mainly because I don't think I could think up another 25 things for him to get up to. xx

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  6. Love the laser beams and how creative that elf is! Love how both Amy and Thomas get into the spirit of things, too. They are not going to forget this Christmas!

    Glad to hear your Mum is feeling better and you were able to bring her to your home for a visit.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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    1. You're right Bless, One of the reasons I do things for Amy and Thomas is they really do get into the spirit of things which makes it worth the time and effort.

      The antibiotics are working and Mum is looking and feeling better already. I think a change of scene and being with people always helps as well.

      Hope you are keeping well and managing to get out and about for your walks again. Take care. xx

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  7. Love the laser beams, reminds me of an episode of Big Bang Theory where the boys play "Secret Agent Laser Obstacle Chess" :)

    Your lie in sound divine, with Daisy-dog as part of the family, that NEVER happens for me.

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    1. Amy watches The Big Bang Theory I'll have to ask if she's seen that episode. I'm lucky with the dogs. Wendy is a right lazy thing and as long as she's near somebody will sleep for England. She gets in with me and snuggles up behind my knees and we can both stay there for hours! xx

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