Saturday, 4 January 2014

Happy New year!

Happy 2014!

What a year its been.......not sure where to start but I think I have been through every emotion possible this year.
I have watched my little Lady C have a complete meltdown and at 10 years old not able to manage school, not even for an hour. Home schooling is not my bag but I have tried (and often failed) to step up and do my best. After a very quick change for the better we have moved to a new school , a school that is much bigger, much more equipped and supportive, don't get me wrong its not a 'special needs' school (something we did consider) but a school where she feels safer, cared for and a school where she feels they have not given up on her...sadly that is how she felt for far too long. What is amazing she is now learning, not just getting through the day she is actually learning and on top of that she is loving it! For me my life has changed so much, I am no longer waiting by the phone, waiting for that call. Its important to note that she isn't cured...in the day time at school she is ok but its such an effort for her that when she comes home she lets it all out and doesn't managed situations very well so the stress is still a massive strain.
After 6 years of fighting we have also had a Statement of Special Education Needs agreed...what a fight! should it take this long?....
Work has changed massively, in my Interior Design day job I have separated from my Business Partner which was hard at first, like a bereavement we were close friends (or so I thought) I felt very let down to begin with but after I had brushed myself off and taken time to look at my own ability and experience Ive managed to get my confidence back and have been working on some great Interior projects , I hope to share some pictures with you soon.
Stampin up is still a big part of my life without this I would be a crumpled mess on the floor , it is my de stress my ultimate pleasure.
Scentsy is still going strong with orders coming thick and fast over Christmas, and of course my house smells lush!
Lastly my spotty bags are still flying out, I sold out over Christmas my fingers were sore from sewing! I have some new design ideas for this year due to my competition to give me some design ideas in exchange for a bag and the lovely Sue Jackson was the winner of the bag which was a brown spotty bag with teal lining.

My mum who is 84 has moved in with us for a while, she sold her house and is buying an apartment locally so we can look after her more easily.
Sadly she has been ill over Christmas and we had to have a very fast trip in an ambulance, to hospital, Ive never been in a proper  'der der' before! but the good news is is was ok after a few days, she's not very mobile but is getting better slowly, I hope she will be in her new home soon but its taking a long time to get it sorted. I am going to gut it , new bathroom, kitchen, d├ęcor, carpets curtains lighting fire etc....cant wait! I will send you some pics as I get on with it.

So for 2014 I have plans.....lots of plans, lots of changes and I will try not to be a bad judge of character and to be taken for granted...I plan to spend more time with my 'proper' friends , the people who have supported me through this challenging year, a big thank you to you!

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