Sunday, October 08, 2006

Gosh it's been ages

I hate posting without pictures - it's always nice to see what everyone is doing but today I have no choice

Our home computer has died a death (well almost) it's about at Intensive Care level anyway and has gone away to be fixed - who knows when it will be back - your guess is as good as mine

Hence I'm using DH's laptop and obviously have no access to all our photo files so can't post anything picture wise until I can take some new ones and work out how to download them onto this machine

With only being able to use this laptop while he's at home, the times I'd usually post are not available to me either so I may well be posting less frequently over the next week or more

I've done stitching this week, but in dribs and drabs, rather than having the chance to get a good run at it.

Work is challenging to say the least - lots and lots of learning to do so by the time I get home, run the taxi service, feed the family not to mention trying to tackle a bit of basic housework etc I'm so brain-boiled and shattered that I can only concentrate on easy stuff

Most of the bits and bobs I've done have been handstitching on my ostrich - paper pieced flowers, leaves and butterflies all hand appliqued

Sarah has had her first club rugby match of the season this afternoon - she and quite a few of her team mates had moved up an age group and were playing with the big girls and this was the first outing for the new line up

They really did themselves proud and it was hard to tell who were the newly moved up members. The match was excellent with Sarah getting 7 points on the scoresheet with one try from a 62 yard run and a conversion. Our girls went on to win 32-27 against Clevedon which had three of Sarah's regional mates on their side. A super match and a terrific first win of the season for a strong looking new squad - long may it continue :o)

Sarah's rugby coach is due to have her baby next Saturday so she was waddling around with a very low looking bump and the rest of us looking on anxiously just in case we had to call for hot water and towels rather than the usual medi-kit staples of dry ice spray and the magic sponge!

So I must now get that black, burgundy and white cot quilt sandwiched and quilted because that new Taunton supporting baby could arrive at any time

It's good to be back posting - now I'll have to get the junior members of the family to instruct their technophobic mum how to download photos onto Dad's laptop - Don't hold your breath!!!

12 comments:

Fiona said...

Nice to have you 'back'. Isn't it funny, I could never have imagined a few years ago how indispensable computers would become. (Just as well DH thinks so too as we have one in the kitchen, one in the extension and I have a work laptop as well). New jobs are always stressful I think, you'll soon have it under your belt.

Linda_J said...

Wondered what you had been up to. Sometimes I think we almost have a love-hate relationship going with these computers. Love them when they keep us connected but get frustrated when they don't work properly.

DubiQuilts said...

Hi, Being a working mom is hard. You will find time for yourself and be able to get lost in your quilting. Hope your computer gets fixed and returned to you very soon. I worked on mine for 3 days.

Dawn said...

Sorry to hear about your computer. Aren't computers just such a pain sometimes! And yet they can be our best friends at other times.

Dormouse said...

I just counted up and we have 8 computers... in a family of 3 adults and 2 children. Blimey!!

It is good to see you back. :D

Screen Door said...

It's amazing how crippled we get without those PCs these days. Hang in there with the new job... I love to hear you talk about your kids in their sports. I always feel for those who don't have a Mom or Dad there to lean on...Have a good week.
Mel

Felicity said...

Hope you manage to revive the pc, it's awful to be without it. Let us know if your coach's baby is a boy or a girl - aren't boys supposed to be low bumps?

Carrie said...

Hi there!

I found your blog through a search I did on blogger.com for "quilting".

I just started up a blog at blogger, although I've had one over at msn spaces for a while.

I'm semi-new to quilting and am totally addicted!

Hope your computer gets fixed soon, that's such a pain!!

The Wittering Rainbow said...

I wondered where you'd been. Hope the computer is fixed soon - nothing money won't cure I'm sure!

Ali Honey said...

You sound calm for someone with a sick computer. Maybe you don't get withdrawal syptoms like I do at such a time. Make sure the repairs aren't going to cost more than a new one.Good Luck.
Hope you finish the little coach's quilt on time.
Hugs from Alison.

Lois R. said...

Glad you're back, even if it is without pics. Personally, I have a love-hate relationship with my computer. Currently, I have no home computer connection because my ISP has been sold and we're transitioning to the new ISP. Looks like it might be a while before I'm back on myself.

Lois R. said...

Glad you're back, even if it is without pics. Personally, I have a love-hate relationship with my computer. Currently, I have no home computer connection because my ISP has been sold and we're transitioning to the new ISP. Looks like it might be a while before I'm back on myself.