Monday, 28 May 2012

Diary of a 10 year part 2

I thought it was about time that we revisited my ten year old self and see what drama's were occurring sixteen years ago.

Amongst other things, 1997 was the year that my classmates and I discovered the Spice Girls. Yeah GIRL POWER. I vividly remember 'Wannabe' hitting the charts and everyone wanting to learn the words and the dance moves. We all had our favourite 'Spice'. Mine was Baby Spice at the time, sometimes it changed to Ginger Spice because I loved the colour of her hair. Anyway there was a period of time when during play time all most of the girls would split into groups of five and become the Spice Girls. We would sing and dance and do the peace sign proclaiming that we had 'Girl Power!'
Here are a few diary entries dedicated to those 'good old days'......

Here is the first time I mention us 'doing the Spice girls' - in hindsight I probably could have worded it better.
I can tell you now, I wasn't happy at being Scary Spice. As mentioned above Baby was my favourite but it was the politics of the group. I had no choice.
Also, I highly doubt that it was one single topic on 'Space and Tudors', pretty sure they didn't ever overlap.

This entry tickles me. For a start I love how I talk about it being 'spellings' on Monday and then spell coming as 'comeing' in the same sentence. It also seems that it had got too much for me being Scary Spice and Kayleigh (who is the same Kayleigh that Matthew with the love heart for a 'M' said he liked on my birthday) was becoming too controlling. It was time to move on and become Posh Spice with Lindsay but I was also prepared for it to not be a permanent move.
I don't know if I did leave the group on Monday, I doubt it because surely that would have made it into Monday's diary entry but it didn't so let's assume I found happiness in Lindsay's group, even if I did have to be Posh Spice.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Let's make a list

Well well well I seem to have been absent for a little while and I don't really know why. It was my birthday last week and then we went away last weekend as part of my birthday present from my Dad but I've been back a whole week so that's not really a valid excuse is it?
Anyway what better way to get back into the swing of it than to compile a list.
I love lists.
I can make a list out of pretty much anything.
I write 'to do' lists, 'don't forget' lists, meal lists, films I want to watch lists, various shopping lists. I then make a list from my list.
Oh yes I'm a double 'lister'; there's always a draft then a final cut. My other half always laughs at the fact that I make a shopping list, then have to make another one where I group the foods together into 'fruit and vegetables', 'dairy', 'meat', and 'other'. Writing this is making me take a long hard look at myself and wonder if I have a problem.

So here is my list on why I like writing lists:
- I like to pretend there is order in my life. If I'm honest I don't really follow the lists as enthusiastically as I write them. I enjoy the writing of the list far more than completing the list.
- I like to cross through things when I've done/got them. There's a sense of accomplishment that you can't get from just thinking 'yep done that', no I want a visual aid too.
- I LOVE writing lists if I've got a good pen. I don't mean an expensive pen just a 'good writer', you know the ones that feel good to write with, that are smooth and don't leave blobby ink marks. My pen of choice is usually a simple biro.
- I like to empty my brain onto paper, it helps me to see if there is anything missing/extra needed.

I could go on an on but I won't. I understand not everybody is as passionate about lists as I am but I'm sure some of you will be a fellow list maker. Come on, put your hands up :)

P.S. I'm also quite partial to filling in forms. Even if I don't need the things the form is for. I'm not painting a 'cool' picture of myself am I?!

Monday, 14 May 2012

My name is Katie and I am a crazy dog lady.

There I said it.

I've always had and liked dogs but since last year when my Dad bought me Penny as a belated birthday present I have become a fully fledged crazy dog lady.

*warning photo heavy blog post*

She was tiny when we got her, I was scared to take her home.

Sometimes she sleeps in funny positions.

She loves to look out of the window.
If she is in the house, this is usually where I will find her.

Give her a plastic bottle and she'll be your best friend.

She likes to dig in the garden and leave paw prints all over my kitchen floor.

When I'm sat at my desk, you can find her here.....

..... or here.

She recently passed her driving test.
I know, I'm hilarious.

She loves to be close to you.

But she does have her limits.

Anyway, hopefully I have just got it all out of my system in one sitting so I don't have to bore you every week with dog talk!

Laters taters x

Thursday, 10 May 2012

I Am So Very Clumsy

Hello :)How are you?
I'm fine thankyou.
Aside from falling over and almost doing the splits whilst simultaneously covering myself in green slime. Niiiiiiiiiiice. Haha yeah I fell over in our 'conservatory' today. I use the term 'conservatory' lightly because it is really the remains of one that was built cobbled together by some previous owners. The roof in it is collapsing and has holes in it, we took the window out to get our settee in the house and half of the floor has been taken up. So really it's like a shack that has been attached to the back of the house. When it rains outside, it rains in there.
This means the wood we put on the floor to cover the gaps can get slippy and has also grown/accumalated some green slime on it.
This morning I slipped on said slime and one leg went one way whilst the other went the other. Not cool.

I fall over, a lot.
Some other incidents include:
- 'tripping' over in a field where there was nothing to trip me up. Yep I trip up over my own feet.

- falling up some stairs in a shop in front of other people and a woman behind the till who was trying to hold in her laughter. That hurt my pride as well as my knees.

- falling in the garden whilst trying to get the washing in. I went over on my ankle and that one really hurt. The neighbours would have had a giggle if they had seen that one.

- falling out of my Mum's car when she was dropping me off at school. I got the nick name 'elephant foot' from one of my friends for a while after that one because my ankle swelled up so much.

- falling over at my old job off of a tyre and having the children laugh at me as I fought back tears because that one REALLY hurt my ankle. One of the kids came up to me and saw that I had been crying, she said sorry and 'are you going to tell your mum that we laughed at you?'. I'd forgotten the days when 'I'm telling my mum' could provoke fear haha.

- falling over whilst trying to open the door to the post woman. This was the most recent, aside from todays incident. I tripped over and the post woman was screaming 'are you ok? are you ok?' probably thinking that she was going to have to break down my front door to save me. I had to jump up fast and just think 'answer the door, cry later'.

 I am very clumsy and have weak ankles. Fact.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

This week I have mostly been making....

.... well finishing because I started it ages ago..... a baby book for my friend and her beautiful new arrival.

I have a confession.
I like to make scrapbooks.
But don't put my pictures in them for fear of 'ruining' them because my life doesn't really seem 'worthy' of scrapbooking it at the minute.
I used to be like this with stickers when I was growing up. Just looking at them rather than sticking them anywhere.
My current drawer full of stickers would probably tell you that I am still a bit like that.
I know I'm a loser.

Anyway, as I said, I made this for my friend and have left space for her to put all the pictures she wants to in it and write about different things baby Mabel (I know, old school name isn't it) has done/how she develops etc.

Shall I just show you it?
If you thought 'no', you should probably close your eyes right about.......

NOW :)

 The front cover with a space for a picture of baby :)

 In the 'crib' the card opens up to put all Mabel's birth stats like date of birth, weight etc.
 This opens out if you pull the elephant.
 Mini frames for mini pictures.

 These hands lift up so you can put a picture underneath.
This is a mini envelope I made and put a little 'Happy Birthday' card in it for her 1st birthday.
And this present opens up, with the bow pulling up to reveal another tag :)

This is just a selection of pages; I didn't want to bore you too much. Each page is also a pocket that has a tag for more pictures/writing because I made envelopes out of card and then covered them with pretty paper and begrudgingly.... stickers :) I then bound it with my bind-it-all and bob's your uncle. I didn't want to make it all pink and girly girly because my friend isn't really too 'girly girly'. Plus I loved these papers.

You can open your eyes again now :P