Thursday, 16 June 2011

Catching up...

Right what have I been up to...

Well, I'm still plodding along with the photos, am down to the last few hundred undated ones now. But have now placed them into a box, so will just try and sort out a few at a time as and when I get the odd half an hour. As was not only getting a little fed up with doing them, but also having them spread about all over the floor...

I am also sorting out my daughter's wedding invites, she has decided on a design, so now it's getting all the stash needed to start them, but as not needed to be sent out till next February, got a bit of breathing space with them...

Have also started attending the Portsmouth Learning Disability Partnership Board meetings again. I was asked to go on the board last year, but to be honest with Steven's transition, I felt I wouldn't be able to give it my all, as didn't have the time or energy, so I took a back sit... But things are a little better with Steven now and Sam seems to be settled in her house and with the wedding prep. So I thought I would give it ago, OK I forgot about the amount of meetings, especially starting at 8.45 and ending after 4, which of course I have to arrive late or leave early, as Steven still comes first...

Also the Yackety Yac group which I help set up is coming along nicely and we're getting speakers in every couple of months... I've lined up a couple of people coming from Direct Payment and Benefits for the one in July and hopefully have someone from the adult speech therapy coming later in the year. Oh yes and now we are on the official list of being a Support group for parents/carers of young adults in transition, YEAH, not bad, seeing we've not been going a year yet.

BUT to top it that, to CELEBRATE Steven turning 21 and of course Sam and Matt's wedding next year, I've book a family holiday. We're off back to Orlando for 2 weeks, for Steven is to see Mickey Mouse again, OK, and for me and Sam to go to the new Harry Potter World and as Gill reminded me, maybe a few craft shop visits while there. Not that I even thought about THAT idea till Gill mentioned it, hehehe...

(The last time we were there back in 2007, we had to buy another case just to bring my stash back I had bought, but on a downside, this time we are only allowed one case per person, BUT then as Gill has already commented, I'm sure Clive will not need a whole case to himself, lol)...

Crafting wise, well I've actually finished a little maze book I started 18 months ago for a friend who now lives in Scotland... I have also kept a few photos out of the ones I'm boxing up, to scrap, so hope to have them to show you (OK, might be in a month or 2, as you know how quick I craft)...







So it's all go at the moment, oh yes, hubby is back working, YEAH, as got a contract till July, but he is finding the commuting tiring but it's a job and that means some money coming in, lol...

Well that's all my news up to date, a little boring crafting wise, by hey, that's life, I will get some 'me' time soon hopefully....xx

6 comments:

SusieJ said...

You sound as busy as ever Maria but pleased Steven is settled.
Totally green with envy - I love Orlando and Harry Potter World sounds fabulous (my bro & SIL were there in April).
Lovely maze book too.
Hugs xx
p.s. glad you've nearly finished the photos. :)

craftattack said...

Sounds like your life is not too boring! I wnat to go with to Orlando and see Harry Potter! Sounds like a great holiday, enjoy it all, and don't forget to take more photos to sort out....Hugs, Valerie

Carole said...

I'm well jell (teenage speak for very jealous) that you are going back to Orlando. We would so love to go back there one day.

Glad to hear all your groups and bits are going well too.

Lovely little maze book, I haven't made one of those for ages and now you've inspired me ...

Hugs, Carole xxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks ladies, am looking forward to the hoilday...xx

LOL val with me taking more photos to sort out, hehehe...

and carole, bet your maze book does not take so long to make as mine did, lol...

Susan said...

Congrats on booking your holiday, so nice for you all to have something to look forward to :)
And pleased Sam has decided on her invitation design, can't wait to have a peek!

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks susan, will email you it, when I make another one...

as we pulled a few apart till she made one she liked, lol...xx