J is a lil monkey...he's quirky, lively and so much fun to have around and despite being away from home, he has left us all a lil reminder that he is still in charge of this household!
Yesterday morning as Bobs was heading out to school he asked if Hubs or I had seen his Ipod....ermmm no...maybe he had left it in his bedroom??? Nope - no sign of it...he scuried out to get on the school bus with me promising to have a look for it. It is most unlike Bobs to loose anything as he is the neat freak in our family. He knows exactly where everything is because unlike me, he is tidy!
I searched high and low and couldnt find it....neither could I find my car keys and Hubs seems to have mislaid his mobile! Arghhhh....whats going on?...all of our bits have gone missing.
Hubs phoned to see how my hunting was going on and suddenly, *ping*, I had a light bulb moment....J has a serious collection of metal boxes hidden under his bed...he loves them especially if they have locks! He has boxes for his precious keep sakes...like screws and nails, bottle tops, old coins and little bits of plastic of unknown origins!
My boy is a magpie!
He collects everything and anything and stores them safely and if anyone dared to take a peep, then boy would he go crazy....these are his things....these little bits of cr@pola mean the world to him.
Each time a new box ventures into the house Hubs has had the fore thought to retain one of the spare keys, which means we are able to occassionaly sort out his secret stash and remove any undesirable or offending trash.....why J wants to keep hold of old crisp packets is beyond me???
Anyways....I delved under J's bed and pulled out a few boxes....opened them up and in box number three there lay all of our missing items....it was a misty eyed moment when I spotted the reason why the night before he left, he had been rummaging around in the attic...he had retrieved a really old photograph of Hubs and I and popped it in his box...bless.
When J arrives home on Friday he will save the day and find all of our missing items for us...what a hero he will be....how can we ever manage without him???? He is our family finder and we need him :)
His complex thinking really does have me baffled at times but I find myself learning more about his ways with each passing day.
So with my car keys found I have wheels and will travel.....today will be my final trek into the town centre to pick up the last minute essentials for our holiday :)Just 3 sleeps to go and we will be jetting off to the sun :)
After yesterdays horrid meeting I took myself off to my craft room...I needed to escape thoughts of what what the future may bring for J's education...indulging in a lil scrappin takes away the stress and strains of fighting and gives me the release I need to be just me.
I used some really old stash I found hidden at the bottom of a cupboard and attempted to follow the scrap map from Pencil Lines.
Looking at photographs of myself aged 9, made me realise that 30 years on, as I fast approach my 39th birthday, I may have grown older and wiser, but I still have the same hopes and dreams now as I did as a child. Im sure as I grow stronger as a person my dreams will come true.
Mr Postie has just delivered the most yummiest of stash from SIStv and Im so glad its arrived before our hols :) This little loot will be finding some space in my suitcase as I cant imagine spending two weeks without having some stash to at least stroke!
This is seriously the best kit I have ever bought and Im just lovin the tote bag, the papers are amazing and the ribbons delish....in fact the whole kit is just awesome.
Have a wonderful day....be happy.