I'm sorry that I'm still not back up to full speed with this little blog.
I could tell you that those blessed peg dolls have still been my number one pre-occupation, and that wouldn't be far from the truth.
Those pegs are starting to upset the whole household.
The other night I had a marathon session sorting out the finalists.
After the judging team had conferred which they were to be, I photographed each of them again, and then prepared each photo to load up for voting on both the store website and facebook.
By 2 in the morning I was finally done.
Staggering to bed, I made the mistake of turning on the hall light.
Milly woke up and asked if it was time to get up.
No, I explained, I was only just going to bed.
Eva woke up and decided she would be scared unless I hopped in to bed with her.
No, I explained, she would be fine, and I was just going to get in to my own bed, thanks.
A drink of water, a night light, and Eva was still insisting she was scared.
Gently, I explained that quite possibly the only thing to be scared of would be a sleep-deprived and increasingly grumpy Mummy, but funnily enough this tactic didn't work.
Milly suggested Eva hop in to bed with her.
No, she only feels safe with Mummy.
The voices are getting louder.
Bruno the dog wakes up and decides he needs an extra trip outside.
Brunnel wakes up and is decidedly unhappy.
I get a 2.15 in the morning lecture on the fact that my children are 'Mummy's girls' and why am I working this late.
The dog returns to his bed but everyone else is up yelling at each other.
Now we play a round of musical beds.
The girls and I end up in my bed, and Brunnel continues to mutter darkly about the 'Mummy's girls' and his wife who is a nutter, as he goes down the hall to Eva's bed.
You see what those peg dolls have started?
By 2.30 all is peaceful once more.
Oh yes, the Designers Guild rug which has made an appearance in my living room.
Of course it's meant to be for the store.
But I thought I would just see how it might look at home first.
And I'm afraid that I like it. A lot.
Maybe I'll have to order another one for the store!
Amanda xxPin It