Oops! I didn't mean to fall of the planet, but sometimes life just gets a little overwhelming for me :: that and I spent the last week reading the entire Twilight saga; it was brilliant, and I couldn't put it down. I am glad to be finished though, as I was starting to miss my 'real' life, and now that I have surfaced again I've discovered that I have things that I really need to do.
The first of those was the teacher gift for Angus' last day at kinder today, and true to form I left it all to the very last minute.
When I woke up this morning I sat down and wrote myself a to-do list for the day, and made a note 'Teachers gift... what??'. I wanted to make a coffee cup cozy, but my electricity was due to be switched off at 8am until 2:30pm, so it looked like I wouldn't have time to make them :: but at five-to-eight I decided to have a go, and madly set about tracing the pattern off my computer screen (I'm too disorganised/lazy to buy ink for my printer!), then I quickly cut out the peices, and sewed them up, turned them out, and topstitched them; all before the power went out (... ok, ok it's not that impressive, the power didn't go out until 9am ~ I got lucky!)
The next hurdle was what to put in them; I wanted to get a take-away cup and a coffee voucher from the cafe close to kinder, but it's a small business and I wasn't willing to take a punt (at this late stage) on them actually having vouchers. So instead I bundled us all into the car and headed off for Doncaster, for the second time this week (see, I knew I was going crazy...)
We filled them with a Gloria Jeans voucher, some after coffee mints and a Borders voucher. I also included a little Christmas card with a note saying that we hoped that they spent a little 'time out' over the holiday season to enjoy a cuppa and a good read. Advice that I think we could all take.