Thursday, 31 December 2009

Hogmany! woo hoo

Well, here it is, the last day of the year 2009. Ive been out and about with my mum today and bought a new netbook as my laptop stopped working. We also bought a new collar for MacDuff and a few bits and bobs to see in the new year. Ive got dip in the fridge and crisps gallore, oh not forgetting the shortbread, so I hope to have a good new year. Oh yeah and a friend coming round. So here's to 2010 hope you all have a good one. Lifes far too short for regrets. I recieved a text from a friend recently and I think its appropriate to share at this moment. There comes a point in your life when you realise who matters, who never did, who wont anymore and who always will. So dont worry about people from your past; there's a reason why they didnt make it into your future.

New Year sparkles

T x

30th December

On my days off now woo hoo. I came home from work and had a shower and have attempted to stay up all day to go to my bed at night to get back into the real world instead of the night time world that is nightshift lol Well, my friend Ian came over and took me and Arran to lunch that was nice. We went into town and I spent my voucher for boots I got from my dad for my christmas. I have bought a bottle of ghost perfume called cherish, its a nice light fragrance suitable for day wear and I also bought a new set of eyeshadows. Yeah its not exactly exciting but necessary. This goes along with my promise to myself, that Im going to be kinder to myself. Well, I dont normally buy nore wear make up but I decided to buy some due to the fact that the make up I do have currently is mostly out of date so Im buying some more. This way I can make more of an effort when I fancy a little boost. I dont like heavy make up but a little eyeshadow goes along way when you need a confidence boost.

I did manage to stay up most of the day but it kinda failed when I feel asleep on the couch at tea time. Of course now Im wide awake and its 2 am on 31st December :( Oh well I shall be partying into the night tonight anyway then back on nightshift on Saturday so maybe getting back into being awake during the day is not such a good idea.

Winter sparkles

T x

Tuesday 29th December

Another rubbish nightshift, but at least Im now on my days off woo hoo. Not really much else to tell for tuesday.

winter sparkles

T x

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Monday 28th September

Another day sleeping another night working, now nightshift 5, nearly there. Oh My goodness what a shift. It was another nightmare of a shift. Oh well, at least the night went by quicker. You know the only thing that is bugging me about being on nightshift is Im not able to get out and about to enjoy the snow that is still about. Ive not built a snowman yet. Oh well, who knows there may still be time yet.

winter sparkles

T x

Sunday 27th December

Well, again its been a case of sleep and work again. Though I have to say the shift was a lot calmer so not so hectic. This is night 4 of a 6 night stint. I will be sooooo tired by the time my nights are done lol There really isnt much else to tell.

Winter sparkles

T x

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Saturday 26th December

Well, there really is not anything to tell. I came home from work at 7.30am went to bed and did not get up until 4.30 Ive just eaten whats left over from yesterdays christmas dinner and will be getting ready to go back to work. I do hope tonights shift is much calmer than last night. It was an absolute nightmare of a shift last night. So reminiscence of when I worked at the royal Ed.

Winter sparkles

T x

Christmas Day 2009

Christmas Morning I stopped in at my daughters flat to watch my grandson open his presents. But I found mini santa instead lol Awwww how cute is he? It really made my morning prior to going home to sleep for my nightshift on Christmas night. My mum and I had our christmas dinner at tea time once I woke back up. Thanks mum and Rachel for my wii fit. It most definately was my best present.
I started off Christmas day at work. It started off a busy shift but we managed to find time to pose for the photo lol
Christmas sparkles T x

Thursday 24th December

I was working Christmas eve but managed to get my christmas tree up before I had to go to work. Its later than usual but although Ive had a tough few months I decided it was better to make the effort and not let my difficulties get the better of my enjoyment of Christmas. In my picture you can see the latest bauble for my tree was a present from my grandson to let me know what a special grandma I am (awwww) My tree is actually like a history of my christmas's with lots of special decorations made by my children over the years. And a couple of dottee dolls from a docrafts friend of mine sue bubbles, the latest of dolls is pictured above.

Winter Sparkles T x

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Wednesday 23rd December

Today I did a few different things but I finally iced my christmas cake. It wont be ready to eat on christmas day but that doesnt matter. Im on nightshift so I wont be eating cake anyway. It will be getting dished out to my friends and family when the royal icing is ready :) I also made fudge, my first attempt and it turned out not too back I have to say. Though no pictures of the fudge at the moment. Maybe I will take pictures when I put it into the bags and tie them with festive ribbon.
Sparkles T x

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Tuesday 22nd December

Today is my 40th Birthday. My family took me for my lunch. The picture above is me arriving at the hotel. It was a very good afternoon with my family for sure. For starters I had pate with oatcakes (they always give you heaps of pate but not enough oatcakes lol) for my main course I had chicken and haggis with a mustard sauce, and for pudding christmas pudding :)
Here is me with my grandson SJ he was finding that cracker very tastey lol

Here is my birthday cake my daughter organised with her best friend Kelly.

Here is of course me cutting my cake.
For presents my mum gave me a sat nav and my daughters gave me a watch and pendant set it was lovely. My cards were hand made from my daughters too. If I remember I will take photos and post photos of my cards.
Anyway thats about it for today. Im thinking I may just brave going back out one more time tonight to go to tesco and get some food in before its too late lol
winter sparkles
T x

Monday, 21 December 2009

Monday 21st December

Today I made 11 christmas cards, though I doubt very many people will get them on time. Oh well, there is always next year and Im sure my family and friends will understand why Ive been so far behind this year. It has been a tough 6 months. I bought the ingredients to make sweets tonight but then when I came home and made my tea, by the time I'd eaten it I was too tired (stupid nightshift lol) There is always tomorrow. As its getting too late to make anything now. Oh and Ive still got my christmas cake to ice too. This is so not working out how I planned in my head lol Looking on the bright side we may have a white christmas woo hoo

winter sparkles

T x

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Sunday 20th December

Today I went out with MacDuff and a friend to Callander park in Falkirk and Ive got a couple of good photos as well as a cool video or two to share.
T x

Saturday 19th Dec

Well, today I have slept late again, its so hard to get back to normal body clock in between nights. I made a christmas Dottee Doll for my aunt Dot :) Then I started having problems with my computer so Im hoping I can get this on before it goes wonky again. I will post photos at a later stage.


T x

Friday 18th Dec

Well, I slept till about 2pm (later than planned) and got up and kicked back for a little while before getting showered and ready to go out for a rock night in Alloa. I met Jason for the first time. He mentioned on the bike forum he wanted to go to the same rock night so I offered to give him a lift as I was going and dont drink, he lives close to me so it wasnt a problem. In fact I helped a few friends get home from the pub :) It was a good night, I enjoyed most of the company (there in lies another story lol) By the time I got home and into bed it was well after 3am but I was still n nightshift mode anyway so I didnt actually get to sleep till 4am and then slept til 12 the next day. Its so hard to get out of nightshift mode on your days off when on nights. Anyway thats it for the 18th.

Winter sparkles

T x

Thursday, 17 December 2009

17th December

Again I slept all day, which is a good thing as it helps me stay awake at work. However, when I woke up it had been snowing so I took the opportunity to take a photo of the first snow fall. As for the rest of my day, Im getting organised to get to work. Im working again tonight. Though there is light at the end of the tunnel. Im going to a rock night tomorrow night woo hoo.
Winter sparkles
T x

16th December

Ok Ive missed a day out already I thought Id done the 16th already. Told you I get disorientated on nightshift lol Well what I did on 16th is easy. I slept all day, then when I got up I got myself organised for work and went to work simples lol Though as its nightshift I do get quiet spells and when it was a quiet spell I was able to sit and do some crochet.

T x

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

15th December

What can I say about the 15th? hmmm well, I had a very long lie to get ready for my nightshift. Its going to be a little harder to stay orientated to what day it is when on nights. Im going to have to try extra hard to remember what I did if in fact I did anything other than sleep lol I have made a decision on what costume Im going to wear to my fancy dress party Im organising for my 40th Birthday. Although my birthday is 22nd December I thought it better to make the party in the January, most people have other plans so close to christmas so its difficult to get people to come to a party at that time. So my party is on 8th January and the theme is fantasy Sci Fi Ive decided to go as a fairy queen, this is soooo me cause my name Tania comes from the russian name Titania meaning fairy queen sooo ergo its the perfect costume for me. My mum of course is going as the fairy queen mum lol Well, what else could she go as? lol

Until next time, lots of winter sparkles

T x

Monday, 14 December 2009

14th December

Today I went to the Glasgow fort and into Hobbycraft. Oh dear that was maybe not such a good idea lol There was sooo much to choose from. My mum and I together spent over £100 on stuff lol What a great place for christmas stash. We also went to town again into pets at home and my mum bought MacDuff his Coat for Christmas. Oh and I heard there maybe snow by the end of the week. Woo hoo, its starting to feel more like Christmas time now :)
Winter sparkles
T x

Sunday, 13 December 2009

13th December

Today I ventured into town with my two daughters and grandson. It was soooo busy I didn't stay too long. I went into the chemist to buy a hair dye. My hair is now red again woo hoo lol. I went into the new coffee shop I found the other day and had a hot chocolate with my girls. I then tried to find rose water again for my turkish delight but was unsuccessful so Im going to have to look online I think.

Winter sparkles

T x

Saturday, 12 December 2009

12th December

Today saw me getting up late see previous entry lol My daughter Kayleigh came to visit with SJ We were going to do some baking but ended up doing some crafting instead due to last minute birthday cards being required. We have had a productive day. Kayleigh is watching the X factor as I type this. Oh she has a strange taste in tv programs lol

T x

11th December

Well today was my final work day for the week, woo hoo. I got myself home quick and jumped into the shower and got ready to go out to a rock night in Methilhill. What a good night I had. It is always really good to get together with my best friend Pam. Pity I didnt have my camera with me. Oh well never mind. I didnt get home until well after 3am in the morning. I had gone back to Pams house after we got kicked out of the pub. The journey driving home was rather scary. It was icy fog and I could not see more than a few feet in front of the car. I could not put the high beam on as it just bounced back off the fog making visibility worse. I was also soooo tired my concentration was not at its best. But I made it home safely and climbed into bed and was out like a light and did not wake up again until 11.30am.

T x

Thursday, 10 December 2009

10th December

Today I was on early shift but directly after work I went to Falkirk to meet a friend. We went into a lovely coffee shop I did not know existed so it was great to be introduced to it. Its a place called the Den and I will definately go again. I had a panini with a filling of steak and onions and a Mocha. It was really nice and reasonably priced. It was so nice to catch up with a friend and I was able to verbally invite her to my 40th birthday party. :)

T x

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

9th December

There really isnt anything new to report on today. I had a settled morning and went to work in the afternoon and worked til 9.45pm I came home had a shower and logged on to this to post what Ive got up to today. Perhaps tomorrow will be a little more interesting.


T x

8th December

Well today I was working, hmm what a surprise, nothing new there then lol I managed to get my secret santa christmas card sent today at long last. While I was at work MacDuff was taken to town by my daughter Rachel. It was his first time on a bus, I wish Rachel had taken a photo of him so I could record it. Oh well such is life. I can remember it verbally. Im backshift again tomorrow. So at least I get a long lie again as you can see Im up too late again lol


T x

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

7th December

Though it is technically the 8th as I post this, I havent technically done anything worth blogging for the 8th lol Anyway back to the task in hand, to journal the 7th December. Well I was on earlyshift today but I promised myself I would bake banana muffins as Ive been saying I will do it for the past week. Well I kept my promise today and baked banana muffins today :) Not tasted them yet as yet. My daughter came down and she persuaded us to go out for tea and so I ate too much as per usual and had no room left for a muffin. So it will have to wait till tomorrow/today lol. I will take them in to share with my work mates as Im on backshift. Its good to share. Photos to follow if I ever get round to taking them off my mobile :).


T x

Sunday, 6 December 2009

6th December

This was what I did today. Apart from having a little bit of a lazy Sunday morning. I went out in the afternoon to go walk MacDuff with a friend. We walked along the canal to the Antonine wall not far from my house. The wind was pretty cold but I had my hat on with the ear flaps lol It was a very nice walk indeed.
T x

Saturday, 5 December 2009

5th December

Oh my goodness time is flying by now. Before I know it I will be on nightshift and struggling to get organised for Christmas. At least Im off for the weekend. Today I went ice skating what a laugh. I have not been on the ice in such a long time that you would think I had never been skating before lol

As you can see I definately had a good laugh today. After I went to pizza hut and had pizza and a huge bowl of salad. It was a work of art so much so that I just had to take a photo of it. This will be uploaded at a later date as its on my mobile and I havent set up my mobile to my laptop yet. As soon as I upload the photo I will edit this post.

So all in all it was a fantastic day, well worth remembering :)

Christmas sparkles

T x

Friday, 4 December 2009

4th December

Today I was at work, now there's a surprise lol I went to tesco after I finished at 2.30pm and tried to print off some photos I took (with my mobile) when I was out on my walk with MacDuff on the 1st of December. I wanted to see the quality and thought I could add it to my December journal but it kept declining my debit card it was really starting to bug my happiness so eventually I had to leave it despite having spent at least 20 minutes bluetoothing my photos to the machine. I was not too chuffed as you had to pay with card it would not accept cash, so I think I will try the machine in asda. At least there you get your photos then pay at the till lol So that was the excitement for the 4th day in December lol

christmas sparkles to you all

T x

3rd December

Well folks today was pretty ordinary. I went to work and came home, I had my tea and watched some tv lol. I did get some crafting done but that was late in the evening and now I am up far too late again for my early shift tomorrow. Im going to be soooo tired. When will I ever learn? No photos again for this post Im typing it in a hurry as I promised myself I would post ever day in December. So thats exactly what Im doing. Even if it is of no importance to anyone else Im actually making an effort to keep my promise I made to myself and thats important to me. In years to come I will look back and have a record of what I did everyday in the month of December 2009. So I will bid you all a good night and speak soon.

T x

PS. SusieJ I will have a look on your blog when I have more time, right now Im heading for my bed as soon as Ive finished typing this. Thanks for the award :)

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

2nd December

Today I captured many a photograph of MacDuff in his santa hat :) Ive chosen the best photo to place on my blog. This will definately be added to my journal. Today I also partially decorated the front cover of my journal which, to save time, Ive taken two mini albums I had in a christmas kit, I bought from QVC, and added them togethar to make up one mini book with 31 pages. This means Ive pretty much got an instant book to add my photos, journaling and embelishments. So a good mornings work really. (I was working backshift) Im looking forward to my next days off my work so I can do more crafting. Anyway I cant really think of anything else to put on this post so I will bid you all a goodnight as its night time and I need to go to bed. Im on early shift tomorrow.

Till next time

T x

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

December 1st and counting.

It has been months since I last posted on my blog due to sad circumstances. It has become apparent that it is time I stopped feeling sorry for myself and start posting again. So what better time of year than the run up to Christmas to start posting happy thoughts. I have decided to start a December Journal book. I do love this time of year and thought it might help me heal emotionally by sharing my experiences of December with you all.

Today is 1st December 2009 and it has been a day pretty much the same as any other. I was working backshift today so I had a little time to do things in the morning. Now instead of doing something exciting I was doing a pile of ironing lol. Though I did manage to take a photograph of my puppy now aged 8 months old in the back garden I may or may not use this in my first page of my December Journal. Of course in order to be able to organise Christmas I must first have my housework in order otherwise how am I going to be able to get out and do my christmas shopping or put up my decorations at the right time (cant put up decorations in a messy house) So therefore it could be said that doing the ironing at the right time is just as important as any other part of getting organised for Christmas day. My plan is to attempt to do a single page a day of my journal however Ive not even made a start as yet due to having other things to do lol Best laid plans and all that but still I have plenty time to catch up (I hope lol) I hope you enjoy following me through this month and look forward to hearing any comments you might have on my exploits.

take care

Winter sparkles to all

T x