I have no idea why the Fire Brigade felt it was necessary to come charging through the quiet streets of Newport with lights ablazing and sirens roaring, but they did. They parked right outside our house, proceeded to set up the generator for the lights, got the chainsaw out and spent a very happy hour and a half (yes, it was a big tree) cutting up the tree. Sleep? Not much, really.
They finished about 4.15am. I get up at 5.30am. Cranky? You bet.
Anyway, here's the evidence:
And here's Mr G watching from the safety of our bedroom:
In other news, I finally got MaddieGal's pouches off in the mail to her - and I have bits and pieces of Mendocino left, if anybody's interested. It is very thin, and really only suitable for small things like pouches or lavender bags. Definitely no good for doorstops etc.
In other news, the crazy hours continue, 44 last week. I have vowed that I will not do more than 32 this week, partly because I'm off on Tuesday (yay!) and am schlepping out to Villawood to eyeball some upholstery supplies for my chair-recovering sojourn to Perth next week...
I've been doing these stupid hours because I've been on a few courses in the past two weeks, but that's all finished now, so things should settle down a bit. I now know what makes you a Leader, as opposed to a Manager, and that my GSI is mostly blue and a bit green with not much red. Gah. Amazing how much money institutions spend on this stuff, isn't it? Our Management offsite dinner was... interesting, for a certain value of 'interesting'. I was home by 9.30pm & asleep shortly thereafter. All that lemon squash!
And yesterday, despite my head feeling like a slightly overripe rockmelon, I went up the hill to help MBF* and the Kidlets strip the hideous straw wallpaper from her dining room. We found this underneath:
Any ideas who Ruby was? Me neither!
And that, Gentle Readers, is about the sum of my week. It's 13.32pm & I'm still in bed. I
still feel slightly like a damaged piece of fruit, but the urge to sew is getting to unignorable levels, and I feel some lavender bags coming on...
And so I wish you all uninterrupted sleep and a great week! Ciao!
*My Best Friend