I have had a pretty mad crazy week .. ups and downs, ins and outs and at times madness abounding!!
It all started Saturday morning when I dropped my kids off at my Mum & Dads to head off to Auckland for the weekend ... I met up with one of the best people I know Eon who helped me do a bit of Christmas shopping for the kids. I can't remember the last time I visited with him without kids it was a little bit odd!! But also fantastic! Then I headed off to the airport to pick up the most wonderful woman I know Jennie who had flown in from Hastings. We stayed in Auckland that night and drove home after a bit more shopping.
Monday 15th November should have been my 7th Wedding Anniversary instead it was a horrible reminder of all that had happened, it also happened to be the 6mth anniversary of Jason's incident. Jennie was amazing, she bought me orange flowers and a bottle of wine and I didn't feel so sad while she was around, thanks Jen love you LOADS! The following day was the 6mth Anniversary of Jason's death, so a couple of emotional and kinda sad days in my head.
But while Jen was here we did a little bit of crafting, a little bit of sight seeing, a little bit of drinking and a lot of relaxing!
Thursday the kids and I drove back down to Auckland to take Jennie back to the airport and Friday caught up with our good friend Shannon who now lives in the South Island, we hadn't seen her in almost 2 years so it was great to catch up, then we spent a little time at my old work Kindercare and some time with another one of the most amazing people I know Taryn
Over the last few weeks I have being chatting with a lovely lady called Kate who owns a very cool place called CraftyTartand I have the great honor and pleasure of now being able to call myself a Crafty Tart! my first order of business is running out Santa's Workshop over at FaceBook so run over and check it out! Prizes and competitions and challenges galore!
And just today I got an email saying that one of my LOs has been accepted in the new Up2Scrap magazine .. although they are having a revamp and changing their name to NZ Paper Chasers I'm sure it's all good! So keep an eye out for Riley and Jase in the mag coming out in March.
I have found more little orange items to stash around the house, finally found orange bath towels at Spotlight!! Must go back for more! As well as an orange paisley apron, orange tea-towels and a few more containers and caddies (cause you just can't have too many of those!)
So if you are my friend on Facebook look out for an update in the orange album soon!!
Only just over a week before I crack out the Christmas CD's and decorations! Bring it on!!!
Our Christmas Bucket List
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