Wednesday 18 June 2008

A good start to the week

Well this week has got off to a much better start than last week. Everything at work is back to normal so I will just put last weeks mishap down to stress and leave it at that. Work is very busy at the moment and I have three papers to write (2 review articles and a data article) as well as a paper to edit (already written but needs a bit of sorting) so this is keeping me out of mischief. In contrast to last week today I was taken out for a coffee in starbucks and was given some real compliments and confidence boosts and offers of support from someone I really respect and think highly of (my former PhD supervisor) so that was wonderful. Apart from that I have had a grant to review for the MRC which has been a lot of hard work but totally fascinating and caused me to investigate some new areas of research in order to do the job thoroughly.
Alex is highly entertaining as usual. He is so proud of his new ability to walk that he is practicing at every opportunity and wanders round the house in a somewhat wobbly manner. He is falling over less often now and usually only because he is tired or giggling while walking away or trying to run (which he can't yet do!). He still insists on trying to carry large objeccts round which doesn't help. He also entertains me no end with his constant stream of chatter and says 'light' everytime we are near one and asks 'Dat?' while pointing at most objects we come across. I so love to make him giggle and laugh and we have a lot of fun rolling round on the floor together or playing chase.
Crafting wise I have spent my time making Tim's anniversary card as it is our wedding anniversary on Monday. For this I chose to have a go at making a swing card with a heart shaped middle. This was my first attempt at this style of card and I am quite pleased with how it has turned out. I used dry embossing round the edge which was a challenge to line up as I don't have a light box and the heart was in the centre of a free embossing board I had been given. I chose to keep the colours subtle but with pale green (as green is Tim's favourite colour) and silver for the embellishments. As usual I would love to know what you think. more soon,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Children seem to find walking easier when they are carrying something - must be something to do with maintaining equilibrium.

Love that card (green's my favourite too) you've made it really clean and neat (unlike my cuts which are a bit haphazard).

Work sounds really interesting.