Phew, what a day I had on Wednesday...
little sleep during the night, woke up early, 3 parcels delivered (only one for me- even the dog had a delivery!!!), phone call from OH "have you made my dad a card" - no mention of a card for their wedding anniversary - although they don't send us one (no comment)... but it was their 50th.... well, that's the last i remember from the conversation the night before.
Phone call from my mum - "My kettles broken" (she'd only had it in June - and can't find the receipt) "I've not had a drink for 2 days" (which turns out to be untrue because she'd been boiling water in a pan.... "Come down here, I'll lend you one of mine" (not that I have loads of kettles laying about the place, but I do have a decent one that I take camping - or glamping as my OH calls it - nothing less than electric hook up for me and mine!!! We've not been this year but was still accessible, so OH got it out for her as she was coming down on her 'scooter'...
She turned up with a friend in tow while I'm rushing about making this 50th Wedding Anniversary card. As my craft room now had mums friend sat on my chair, and mum sat on the sofa, I ended up standing up to print things out (that I'd designed on MCS first), then sat to the dining table to cut out and assemble... "could you pass me a length of gold ribbon please" I said the the OH... "I want a touch of gold on here but don't want to make it obvious by making it a gold card"... of he goes to get my box of ribbons... comes back, chooses one, watches me while i cut it, secure it then tie a bow round it. Mum and her friend disappear after 2 cuppa's, i go back in the craft room to try and find a suitable 50th Wedding Anniversary poem.. not a lot of them around, but find something suitable. Then I ask him if he's gonna arrange them a bouquet of flowers or does he want me to do it... then he says "Its not their 50th until next year"... jaw-dropped-on-floor!!! "but you said last night it was, we discussed it" .... further discussion took place on how he hadn't said it was tomorrow - I couldn't argue because its likely he didn't say it after all - tablets 1- Paula 0!!! Oh well, I said I'll have to start another from scratch and save that either for someone else (don't exactly know anyone due for their 50th Anniversary mind), or save it for next year (if I remember that I've done one LOL)!!!
So, made another, but left construction until tomorrow.
I've not taken part in WOYWW for the last 2 weeks - even though i have taken pics of my desk... by the time I've even nearly got round to it, its been rather late, and for me at least, the moment has past.
So, in all the mayhem that was today, I didn't even take a pic - but believe me when I say it is worse that the ones I taken over the last couple of weeks.
Here's the first pic which was taken week before last!
Oops - a bit of a mess!!! On the top of the mountain you can see 2 ATG gun boxes - well, I ordered one and it just wasn't working so phoned the company up where I got it from and explained that it appeared to be broken as it wouldn't wind the waste backing paper around the second spool - and it was set up exactly right and according to the video that was on their website. The guy said he would send me another and just throw the first one away - it wasn't viable to send the cost of postage to get it returned. Second one came... OH looked at it and discovered that the first one had been set up wrong (it actually came set up, but I'd ripped the tape, hence me having to put the tape on according to the video. The spool and spring had been put together upside down by whoever put the additional tape in that I'd purchased... so, thanks to their stupidity - i have two guns for the price of one - one with 12mm tape in and the other with 19mm tape in... cool!!!
HHHmmmm seeing the pic and knowing its far worse is shouting at me to get it cleared up later... maybe when I've finished the 49th Wedding Anniversary card of perhaps!!!!
He is a pic of the desk from last week
Actually, last week doesn't seem as bad as the week before, meaning that i must have tidied it up in the meantime - then reverted back to scruffy - then some!!! In this pic, you can see my new Purple Cows 2in1 trimmer and guillotine. The guillotine is really great, very precise and crisp. However, the trimmer (which is detachable from the main bit), but it is almost meant for a left handed person - you have to action the trimmer with your left hand - which I'm having trouble with anyway as I can't exhert any pressure on the slider thing - I suppose I could use it upside down. My other trimmer, which is a Carl trimmer is the right way round, so maybe its just that I'm used to using that one - who knows!!!
If you want to join in with WOYWW - Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday - pop over here to Julia and she'll tell you all about the rules (or rather lack of them) - shows you how laid back it is, I'm two weeks late!!! And it can't be all that bad, we're on week 71 with membership growing weekly!
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Hugs - and bye for now,
Paula x x x