Saturday, November 8, 2008

It's been a while........................

..........since I posted....................stitched anything........read any blogs.................caught up on emails..............! So here I am........! Work has been busy (the whole of November is going to be the same - so roll on December I say!!)......and this week I spent two days in the city at a conference...which was good - and the program was packed with information and we got to spend a bit of time networking......which is invaluable in our jobs.......but it was two days out of the office which means when I go back on Monday there will be a log jam of emails, a fair amount of paperwork on my desk just waiting for my attention and a delegation of 20 people who are visiting and will need to be looked after.......so this next week will be another busy one.......but it makes the time pass quickly!! Three birthdays this week......the Prince tomorrow...little Taya (GS) on Monday and Mark on Thursday.......I think I am ready for them!!!
Tomorrow I will be catching up on some housework and finishing off some swaps.....deadlines are not looming they are HERE!!
Yesterday after the conference I went to visit little Ryley......she is just the cutest thing...(and I am totally unbiased!!) Everyone is going along nicely.....Dylan loves to give his baby sister kisses and share his most noisy toys with her...especially when she is sleeping.....!! I tried to get some photos of Ryley when she was awake but she had just had a feed and was sleeping......she still has that fabulous head of hair!! At the moment it is the same colour as her Aunty Rhiannon who is holding her........The Prince drove down to pick me up but since the Quilt and Craft Fair was in town today we decided to stay overnight and get an early start............besides my favourite store was just across the road from the hotel so there was the chance of getting some Christmas shopping done before the Quilt show........(and NO there were no missed sessions at the conference....I was able to fit in a couple of hours shopping on Thursday night between the end of the sessions and dinner - speed shopping - I am great at it!!)
This morning dawned cold and bleak after a really windy night......the hotel is on a lake near the beach and it was busy on the water this morning......even though it was quite choppy and I would imagine very cold.......... One thing you learn very early on with the Prince is that he never travels straight to a place.....there is always a more interesting route than the direct one.......so we set off in the opposite direction to the venue for the quilt show.....even though it was cold the kite surfers were enjoying the conditions!!! I think this is something for those with good upper body strength.....I am sure if you don't have it to begin with it wouldn't take long to develop!

We got to the quilt show eventually and caught up with some new shops as well as some favourites like Jane from the Patchwork Apple (the painkillers must have been working there was no indication she wasn't well!) and Sarah from Quilt Fabric Delights.....Ran into Marc and we caught up for lunch and a hot choccy........Of course no visit to the city is complete without calling in to Hetties Patch......which is "on the way" home....well sort of (times like this I remind the Prince he doesn't always take the direct route!! ) We finally got home and I have to say it is great to be here...I have only been away three days but it feels like much longer.......!

Miss Chelsea was pleased to see us........this was her sad face the other day when I left..........and I guess she thought I would never see her while she was "hiding" in the garden....perfect cover.....won't stand out at all........................

I am planning on catching up on some blog reading tonight.......I have missed it while I have been away and I don't have a laptop so couldn't log on at the hotel........I have one (a laptop not a hotel) on my wish list for my birthday/Christmas this year.......I will keep you posted!!!!

Hopefully I will have some stitching news next time!!

'Til then..............................Lorraine

18 comments:

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lorraine! Aaaaawwwww!! Poor Miss Chelsea - she looks like she's been abandoned! What is it about dogs that when you leave, they make it seem like you're never coming back and when you come back, they act like it's been YEARS since they saw you - even if it's only been half an hour!! At least SOMEONE is always glad to see us!! Gorgeous grand-daughter photo! Have a great weekend! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Linda said...

Oh dear the look on Chelsea's face, she looks very ticked off with you..... Sounds like you've had a busy week, do we get to see the haul you brought home from the craft fair?

Kim said...

I think I'd put a hotel on my wish list. With room service, of course! LOL! Sounds like a nice little getaway, even if it WAS for work! I don't envy you, though, going back to play catch up at work. So, enjoy the rest of your weekend! Are you able to fit any sewing in?

Kris said...

Sounds like you have been rushed off your feet! I didn't get as far as the Quilt Show. Sick kids, sport (how come they're never all sick at the same time?), DD1's exhibition etc, etc! Hope the rest of your weekend is relaxing!

Amanda said...

Well I was at pictured shop on Thursday night it is no wonder we didn't bump into you, though we were concentration on shoe shopping for the kids which is such a delight NOT. New GD is so cute and lots of hair both mine were born with heaps and lost it within a couple of months and were almost bald up until 12 months now they both have more than I can deal with most days. Sounds like a good lot of shopping was done.

On my Verandah.. said...

You have Been a Busy Girl.!! Gorgeous Pic of Ryley how Adorable is She.!! Have a good Week.
cheers
maree

Levin (and Emily) said...

looks like you have been very busy. hope things calm down for you soon.
that is one cute baby!
l
x

Leanne said...

Rowing season has just started.....Love that photo of Chelsea. Ryley is just gorgeous Lucas didn't have that much hair when he was 2.

Jo said...

Rhyley is such a cutie Lorraine and did you buy much at the craft fair?

trashalou said...

that is a very sad looking hound.

I'm blog-hopping my way through Chookyblue's SSCS list to see who else is playing.

Annette said...

Hi Lorraine, Hope you are able to slow down a bit soon, sounds a very hectic life at the moment! Ryley has such a sweet little face, you will have fun making pink things for her!

Suzanne said...

You are one busy woman! Love the photo of your sweet doggie-such a sad face!

The Patchwork Apple- Jane said...

Been seeing you quite a bit lately, which is so nice! The trouble with going away, is that all the 'stuff' backlogs and still has to be done when one arrives home. I arrived back to the shop today (haven't unpacked yet..)with a huge pile of mail or should I just say bills... unbelievable amount! They will be filed....! cheers

Granny Lyn said...

You have been a busy girl!! it all sounds like fun, tho,
well....except the part about catching up at work.

Ryley is so perfect and cuddly!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Nothing wrong with putting a hotel on your wish list too. LOL
That little baby is adorable! And your doggy is the cutest thing. Even with that sad face.

Jo Jo said...

Ryley looks so gorgeous! They grow up so fast don't they? Chelsea looks very cute hiding in the bushes...I bet she was super excited to have you back home too. Jo xo

upstateLisa said...

I am waaaay behind on my blog reading! that babe is so darling!!! what an angleic face! and all that hair!!! Enjoy!

Stina said...

Found out your RSS feed didn´t work on my computer... started to miss you...but I see that you still are a live..:o) Hope work will slow down soon... Take care..