Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Wednesday Ramble: A bit of this and a bit of that

It feels so odd to realise that it's been almost a full week since I last posted anything on my beloved blog. Though the reason for this is that I've not really had that much to say, work has kind of taken over my life this week. I think when it comes to blogging you know when I'm on my late shifts at work because I just don't post as much. To be honest I don't really do that much in general. Finishing work at 8pm for a full week doesn't leave much of the day left to do anything fun. Hopefully with the upcoming change in rotas I may get my life back but I guess that we will just have to wait and see. 

One thing that working these late shifts does make me realise, is just how much I want to start my own business. At every spare moment I've been creating items for my shop, and also little projects given to me by friends. Like yesterday for example, I was given the challenge of creating a little pouch from the tooth fairy. A friends/colleagues granddaughter was having her teeth taken out and she wanted something to put money in from the 'tooth fairy' for when she came round. I rose to the challenge and was quite impressed with what I came up with in such short notice. I was terrified though, and it turns out that I don't cope with that kind of stress very easily. Creating things which people then choose to buy is fun, creating something with very little direction, not even a colour preference is very difficult. I just went with the flow but I panicked all night with the fear that she wouldn't like it. Luckily she did. Unluckily, or just the case of being a bad blogger I failed to take a picture of it, but it turns out that I have to make another one soon for her other granddaughter so you'll get your picture then. 

I'm hoping to start some wood work soon as well, which I'm quite excited about. I've always enjoyed creating little pieces out of wood and I have plenty of new ideas. I just need to get my head around what tools I need and what wood would be the best choice, and then the world is my oyster. 

So even though I've not done a lot, my mind has been working on overdrive. Which is rather frustrating as I'm always so tired when finishing work that I don't have an outlet I just end up falling asleep! 

On a brighter note (though the notes above haven't been dull... I hope) I have enjoyed spending time with the husband. He's moved back to his normal shop now, which I'm loving. Though it costs us more a month, nothing compares to being able to travel to work together in the morning, or when he walks 2 miles to meet me from work after a particular tough and draining day. I don't know if it's because now we're married, or that the more time I spend with him the more I love him but recently I love him more than I could have ever imagined. He's all I've been thinking about (well him and crafting. haha.) In fact the amount of times I've spoke about him this week is unreal and it's only Wednesday. I'm obsessed with my husband. At least I'm married to him and I'm not just some stalker freak, and it's a good job that the feelings are reciprocated. I don't know recently he's just made me so proud, even from the little things like fixing my Nanna's toilet to him just being him. Basically I love him! 

When I first started writing this I had no idea where it was going to go, but now I'm here I've enjoyed every second of it. I love just opening up a page, typing, and just seeing where the words take you. I don't know if any of you guys do this but for me it's kind of a release. I love writing, I love my blog (which is why I started it in the first place) and I love words, though I'm not a very good speller. Thank you Apple for automatically telling me how absolutely useless at spelling I really am, I sound sarcastic but really I am grateful. 

I'm off to read another book now. I'm onto my 4th book of my 30 book challenge, just another 26 books left before I can buy a new one. The only problem with this challenge is that the more I read, and the more I become absorbed in amazing and captivating story lines the more I have these crazy ideas where I want to become an author. Not sure about that one yet, but if it's still here in 6 months maybe I'll try and pursue it, if not it's will be just another one of those ideas that blow away in the wind. 

I wonder who actually got this far and read my whole ramble? For me seeing a page full of writing daunts me slightly and a lot of the time I close the page without giving it a second thought, but those occasions where I have time to sit back and read someones heart pouring out in their writing I become enthralled and filled with such respect for the writer. You see it's hard for someone to open up their heart to the world, so when I read a post which does just that I am amazing but utterly inspired. I've not read something like this for a few weeks now, or maybe I've just closed the page on it, either way I'm going to vow that from now on it I see a post where someone has clearly taken a lot of time and energy I'm going to read the whole thing, even if there isn't a picture in sight. Yes I am a sucker for pretty pictures. 

Speaking of pictures I couldn't let this post go by without posting a least one picture, who's blog do you think this is? haha. 

4ft snow in England KatieWrites
I though you at least needed something to cool you down a bit, because if you're anything like me you're sweltering right now, I know I am. I love sun, but hot nights... not so much. 

Enough rambling.
Speak Soon,


  1. I read your ramblings and it wasn't a chore at all. Fab post. Its so nice that you and your husband are still so close :)

  2. Ramblings work for me! I really wish I was on a book challenge... I am terrible about reading more than blogs, so in my teaching interview today they asked me "what was the last book you read and why did it inspire you?" Instead of confessing the last book I read was Hes just not that into you 2 years ago, I said "well im an artist, so I like books with pictures in them. i look at a lot of art books..." haha. If i don't get that job, I guess I know why! Any book recommendations for me??

  3. It is so nice to read how in love you are :), glad to have you back, I've missed reading! x

  4. I know what you mean about the more you read the more you want to become an author. Every time I read a book I'm filled with ideas and just now I really want to write a children's book :) xo

  5. @xXxStundonxXx Thank you for reading it all, and it's nice to know that you enjoyed it. x

  6. @nikkibit Aww there are so many books that I'd recommend but instead of writing them all here I'd dedicate a full post to it. Good luck with the job though I'm sure it turned out better than expected, plus I think that's a pretty good answer. x

  7. @haribohats Thank you. It's so nice to share it with the world, as long as it doesn't make anyone ill. haha. That's so sweet that you've missed reading, I've missed writing. x

  8. @Jenna Suth You should do it. What have you got to loose? Then again I should really take my own advice. haha. But I think if you're filled with idea you should just go for it. Good luck. x


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