To my surprise I slept well, indeed I thought I may have a lie in but a panic attack put an end to that. I'd put aside all the cards and parcels, normally I would have waited for mum to wake up, but there was no need this year. I made a cup of tea and then opened them, and it wasn't long before the tears started to flow.
I got myself ready for my lunch date, I knew that my friend hadn't had a good couple of days and so I was delighted when she arrived at the restaurant. I'd had one other surprise, a small refund from the taxman, so lunch was on him! We were chatting so much we forgot to look at the menu, even when we got our meal we didn't stop talking. My new friend understands my situation, and I understand hers, it is lovely not having to explain your odd behaviour, why you just may cancel a date at the last minute, or have a bad day. I think we could have whiled away the rest of the day at the restaurant. I had been hoping for a sunny day, that was one wish that wasn't granted, it was sad because I'd chosen the restaurant down at our marina, which on a sunny day is a great place to be.
So not one minute of crafting today, not that my mind was very far away from my memory box. I was given some old patterns, they are just perfect and I can photocopy them for the box. I also wanted a sewing machine, but a very tiny one, so I went on a hunt around the Dolls house websites, then went to ebay! A very tiny old fashioned looking sewing machine is on its way to me, it is very similar to the one my mum used to make all my summer dresses. I also want to include a system of shelves in the box, but don't want them to be too intrusive, again the brain has been whirring as to how I can do that. I shall have some fun tomorrow ageing the box, and working out this shelf system. I think I also need a day to myself, this week has been full on, I've packed a lot into it and now I need some downtime.
The last pic...
Have a lovely weekend, make the days count with those you love.