Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Miscellany: Time flies

I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted. It must be a sign that I have tooooooo much going on at the moment. We've had a busy few weeks. Phew!!!

I am halfway through my backyard leaves scarf for the International Scarf Exchange and thankfully the pattern repeats are getting quicker now. What started out as a very challenging pattern has now evolved into a pattern that I just love. I hope I will be finished by the end of next week. I have all the goodies and treats ready for my pal. It's just a question of finishing the scarf. No biggie really! (she said confidently).

In other news, Mr CB's dad had a wonderful 60th birthday party a few weeks ago which was organised by his partner. Amazingly he didn't click what was going on. I shan't go into the details for now as there's just so much to talk about but needless to say a great time was had by all! And I was one of the last 3 standing at 3.30am on the Sunday morning, having drank many voddies & coke and danced the night away. Ah the good life.

Swiftly followed the Manx Youth Games on 11th May. Little Miss CB did really well and out of the 5 regions, the North (including Ramsey where we live), came 3rd in the footie. It was the first time she took part in the games and thoroughly enjoyed herself! Just like last year (and the year before that etc..) about 1,800 children aged 8-14 took part from all around the Island. Poor Mr CB spent the day resting in the car while I sat in the stands cheering on the little ankle biters with the other parents. 'He who never gets sick' unfortunately caught the dreaded lurgy from me and really wasn't feeling too well on the day! :(

This weekend saw me up on Friday evening making 70+ fairy cakes for a party celebrating 10 years of a local youth club project called The Shed. Mr CB helps out on the committee and I volunteered to help him by baking his share of the fare. I enjoy it and if I do say so myself, I make a rather nice set of buns! In return we got a nice chunk (I kid you not) of birthday cake and some delish chocolate cake. Yum yum yum!

Little Miss CB spent most of the Saturday at a birthday party for her friend. The 10 girls had a day session at the Venture Centre where they took part in archery, air rifle, absailing, obstacle course, and more. Thankfully it was dry and relatively warm. There's nothing worse than when she comes home from the Venture Centre when it HAS been raining - the clothes are usually filthy and the smell, well it's worse than wet dog. Nothing in this world can possibly smell as bad as wet forest, woods, moss, mud etc... Yeuck!!

I helped little Miss CB build a really cool den in the garden today. We bought some bamboo canes a few weeks ago at the garden centre for literally pennies, with a view to making a teepee or play tent. However, they made a rather excellent structure when the shorter lengths were strung together on either side with the longer poles running across the top as a 'roof'. In fact it was such a lovely evening I made a little picnic tea for her and her best friend. Nothing fancy but there's something nice about eating out in the garden when the weather is fine!

I still have a website to draft up for Mr CB and a few flyers to put together for one of the committees he is on so I guess I'll be a busy bee for a few more days to come!

And here we are. Four am on a Tuesday morning. My insomnia is still rampant - oh, didn't I mention this before? Yes I am, unfortunately, not getting much sleep these days. The pain has been really bad for months now and I rarely get more than a couple of hours in bed before I get disturbed when I try to turn over etc. Add to that Mr CB's comings and goings for work and it makes for a very poor and unhealthy sleeping situation. Hopefully it will sort itself out soon. I don't need any more medication but it's probably time to restock my cupboard with calmomile tea!

'Night night folks. :)


monique said...

Hi Bernie,

Thanks for visiting my blog.
The needle roll you made looks great!Wish I had some feltable wool.
Have a lovely day.

Piglottie said...

Oh Bernie - I'm so sorry to hear about your insomnia, its such a dreadful thing and hope you feel better soon. Sounds like you have had a busy time, and I'm glad your buns went down well ;)

AR said...

Hope everyone gets over the "lurgy" soon!

You guys sound really busy. Feel better, Bernie!!