I have been just so flat out the last couple of weeks it is ridiculous.
Between parent teacher meetings at school, sick kids, kids birthdays to organise, school projects to help with, presents to organise aggghhhhhhh I feel like I haven't stopped.
We have now moved from gastro bugs to colds.....great! Mr8 tends to get quite chesty with colds and ends up throwing up, so for the last two nights he has been sick. Thankfully only the once each night but man oh man I am just over it all I tell ya lol.
I have also been busy searching out a rat cage for Mr9's birthday in two weeks time. We had rats back when he was 5 and I thought that he was over the rat thing but one of his mates at school bought his pet rat in for sharing day and the obsession resurfaced. So for his birthday he is getting a nice new rat cage and two little boy rats. We took him down to the breeder to meet them last week and they are just sooooo cute!! I have even decided we will get three (Mr9 doesn't know this bit yet). I fell in love with a little black and white one and I figured that Mr9 and Mr8 will both want to hold one and then when my stepdaughter is over she will argue that she doesn't have one and all hell will more than likely break loose. So number 3 will be coming to live with us and then the only thing they can argue about is which one they are holding lol.
Here are our previous little rats,,,Stripes and Peanut
On Monday I spent the day making some little ratty tunnels, and hammocks and pouches. They turned out pretty good for someone that just made it up as she went along lol.....will see how long they stay in one piece!!!
It is so cold here right now, sitting on about 12 degrees. This house doesn't retain heat very well at all and we only have a gas heater in the lounge so the rest of the house doesn't really get any warmth. Needless to say it is rather chilly!!! I can see lots of coffee on the horizon for today lol, coffee and nice hot soup for lunch I think!!!
I got a few paint samples so that we can start painting in the bathrooms and laundry and I hate them all lol. Nothing seems to look right. I have white paint in the bathrooms now, one has blue tiles and the other has grey and it is stupid but none of the colours I have chosen seem to go. I swear I have never had this much trouble trying to find a nice paint colour before lol. I have decided I am going to use the paint samples and just mix them in with some white paint just to tone them down. I think that will do the trick. I will take some pics once it is done if it turns out reasonable!!!!
Ok off to sweep the floors, they are looking pretty grotty......I won't bother mopping today though since I doubt they will dry for ages!!