Monday, October 09, 2006

Too many cups of coffee this morning and I'm feeling jittery. I am in one of those tailspins that comes with having too much to do and not knowing quite how to tackle it. In me, this usually results in MP (major procrastination), hence the lots of coffee. I've also emptied my airing cupboard and done 3 loads of laundry - it must be serious!
The weekend was fun - we went for a nature ramble with friends on Wittenham Clumps (the only hills for miles), spotting signs of autumn, like this one.

Mark and Ben found a den in the woods (why is my son wearing a Cherie Blair smile?), and Johnny stuck close to Mum and flatly refused to collect anything in his bucket. Funny beasts my boys.

I have been a bad blogger recently, failing dismally to publicly thank Tasha for her amazing swap parcel. Just look at the gorgeous wrapping.

Thankfully, my son has better manners and wrote her a thank you note straight away for the cute Cars-related goodies she included for the boys.

And I literally squealed when I saw the goodness included for me. Amazing Japanese fabrics and craft book, magazines and chocolate, coffee, tea and gorgeous tea towels. The photos are incomplete, because we have eaten, drunk and been reading.

Poor Tasha is patiently waiting until after the craft fair for me to make up and send her return parcel. Hey, if I did it now, I could procrastinate a bit longer..... couldn't I?


Amy said...

Good luck getting started on your to do list. Mine is ever growing, and I'm reading blogs.

Cherie Blair smile -- so funny.

caroline said...

I stuck to just two coffees this morning, anymore and I get stupidly hyper and start talking gibberish - not a good way to be when you have to talk to someone about a job.

I am totally in love with the owl fabric Tasha sent you.

weirdbunny said...

I can't beleive it's autumn yet the weather is great. Yesterday we went out and Gwenny wore shorts. I'm trying to cut things back in the garden but they just keep growing back. The seasons have gone crazy!

Julie said...

Lovely goodies - swapping is a great idea. What great pics of your weekend. I've been noticing there are loads of mushrooms around this year - they seem to be springing up everywhere - Amy's delighted as we pass 2 perfect fairy rings on our walk to school each morning. Hope you get over your PMS (procrastination management syndromme) I'm terrible as I just make endless lists of things to do rather than actually getting on with the doing.

joanna said...

Oh, what a beautiful swap parcel - isn't it lovely receiving treats through the post from similarly crafty minded people. I am an all-star procrastinator, too - I believe I have turned it into an art form! Good luck getting all your tasks done and dusted :)

Kate said...

I know what you mean about too much coffee, too much to do and procrastination! I can feel one of those days coming on.

Soo said...

What a nice swap parcel, the teatowels are great! Love your outdoor pictures too, looks like a lot of fun!

capello said...

Wow. What a lovely parcel. My nose would still be buried in those books!

And it looks like you had a fabulous weekend.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, I've been labeling my creations with "MP" not knowing it means major procrastination!!

Cutie boys!

tiel s-k said...

that wrapping paper is GORGEOUS.

love the brown and aqua fabric,

Oh, how I want to be able to go mushroom picking too.

linda said...

What a great package! The wrapping paper looks like fabric.