Saturday, 21 November 2009

Where I'm at.....

***Warning***

long boring post coming up.....lol

Here's where I currently am at:

House - For Sale sign being made as we speak, last minute foofing and fluffing this weekend and then listing it on Trade Me
University Application - Am at last stage of process, an interview this coming Monday. Part of it is having to sit a 15 minute math test on Algebra, Fractions and some other stuff. Maths was my weak point!
12 Days of Christmas Craft Swap - lets just say my Mum who is hosting it is not happy with my progress but trust me it will come together nicely!
Christmas - heaps of time!
Health - The Princess has had an ear infection for 2 weeks, I have had bronchitis for 2 weeks and our medication isn't kicking it in the butt quick enough
Family - Was the 1st year anniversary of my stepfather's passing this week. Mum, Princess and I got together at my brothers (where we had the funeral) and conducted our own family memorial. It was nice.
Relationships - Babes and I are best friends, hard to believe isn't it! Think I have a very big heart. My new friend, who is not so new anymore, and I are still seeing each other - still casually. Its all very interesting.

Lots of social events also,

The Princess entertaining her Great Grandmother



whose birthday it was on 5 November, the grandmother that is. I forgot to buy her a present, which was hilarious given that I hosted her birthday dinner!!!

I made my signature dish, Meatballs Romanoff, spectacular served on a huge platter as I did here and so very tasty! We had salad and crusty bread with it accompanied by lashings of red wine!


The Princess has been on the party circuit, birthday after birthday. I go with her and stay because I love party food, lolly cake, little red sausages..... yum!!!

Anyway, whats a single improvised Mummy to do when you have to buy gift after gift for little girls. You make it, that's what!

Here's the painting station set up for the Princess and I last Friday.


She painted this (proud Mama here!)


and I made her little friend this....


but didn't stop there, started a production line and so we also have this.....


and this.....


and this......


oh and I bought the birthday girl a cheap t-shirt and appliqued the butterflies onto it.



Last 3 washing line pictures will be for sale on Trade Me in the next couple of days.

Before I leave you, here's a wee tip, do not feed your Maiden Hair fern with blackcurrant juice, the juice goes off in the pot and the fern turns its toes up!!!

Take Care
Rachaelxo

16 comments:

Connie said...

Glad you're well and starting to get your life in order, chick! Princess is adorable as is your "creations. Squeeeeeeal.....darling....

xoxo,
Connie

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi rachael sounds like life is heading in the right direction for you and the Princess.
Love your little creations
Alison

Amy said...

Sounds like you're cruising along nicely...I wondered why you'd been so quiet, it bites being sick, hope you get better :-)

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh Those little washing line pics are too too cute!!!
And If thats what an impoverished Mum comes up for a gift...Tee as well It is a pretty fab pressie.
Lots happening in your world girl!

Pearl Maple said...

Thanks for the tip about ferns, my goodness you have so many creative things going on, hope you are having some fun over the weekend.

Natasha Burns said...

Sounds like you're doing so well Rachael! Good for you!!!

Kerryanne English said...

All sounds pretty positive Rachael.
Love your birthday pressie pics too.
Hugs for you & the Princess ~ Keryanne

LiLi M. said...

Great to hear such positive news from you. Keep yourself and the gorgeous princess on that train! take care!

Lori said...

Rachael, it sounds like you have it all together...well, except for forgetting to buy that present...LOL...i think your beautiful dinner must have kept you out of trouble for that oversight...it does look delicious!!!

Fete et Fleur said...

It sounds like life is full and happy. I'm so glad!!

Hugs!
Nancy

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW Rachael!!! You are a busy girl!! Both you and the princess! But it sounds like things are coming together for you and I am so happy for that!! I hope you both feel better soon! Your newest creations are adorable!!!
Love ya sweet friend!
Amy

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Sounds like life is treating you and the Princess well! Love to you, Rachael! =)

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

PS - hope you both feel better quickly!!! (meant to add that to my comment!!!) hugs!

bluemuf said...

Wow Rachael...you are one busy lady. I'm so glad things are looking up for you and your princess. Love the dresses you made. They are gorgeous.

Hugs Karen

Ruth Welter said...

Rachael, wow, you've got a lot going on...Don't stress, try to enjoy the holiday season that seems to be upon us at this point.

I love your clothes line..just adorable.

Ruth

The White Bench said...

OMG! Good news and full life over here! Great, Rachel! Oh, Princess made a fabulous job!! Sooo sweet.
Love your little dresses too.
Hugs,
Monicax.