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photo challenge week 30: soft

What a busy couple of weeks it has been. For those who are interested, I’ll add more of that lower down the post, but first, I should share my photo of the week.

This is an old photo, but one of my faves! As soon as I saw the word soft, this came to mind! Makes me smile every time I see it!

Week 30 SOFTLooking forward to seeing your versions of soft!

 

Now onto this week…

I always tell myself that I will be able to do ‘things’ once school is out for the summer, but I forget the magical rule: It’s not gonna happen!

Firstly, I’ve been sick with a stupid, energy-sapping cold since the last couple of days of school. It seems to be the teacher thing – as soon as you’ve allowed yourself a little bit of relaxing time, you get poorly. (btw,if you’re gonna be a teacher-hater about it, please don’t – I realise I’m on a long holiday…)

Secondly, I’ve been working. I always forget that about holidays. I want to be one step ahead of the game come September, so I’ve been planning and prepping resources and display stuff. I’ve been in to clean out my classroom. And even more frighteningly, I cleaned out my cupboard. The boards are backed and ready to be decorated, and a few things are up, and there it sits, waiting for the final few touches… Which brings me to the rest of the week.

EVERYTHING has broken this week. First, our car was acting up. I took it to the mechanic, and annoyingly, it didn’t act up AT ALL for them! So I brought it home…

CoffeeThen, the coffee grinder broke. I know that doesn’t seem like much, but if you knew how significant coffee is to my life, you’d understand. Thankfully, my hubby was able to fix it – major crisis averted!!

Then… the wheel fell off the vacuum cleaner. And I do like a clean house. I wasn’t overly impressed by the prospect of having to wait to vacuum, but thankfully, it was fixed again.

THEN… the car broke down. Like really broke down. Since the car has been acting up (for the last couple of weeks), we had decided that it was time to buy a new (used) one, so we had a couple short-listed. This morning, the hubby was able to get time to go and look at a few cars, because we knew ours wasn’t long for the world. We got in the car, started it, drove to the end of the road, around the corner, another 50 feet, then stopped. DEAD! It is completely and totally broken. Well, the hubby looked it up, and it would cost around twice what the car is worth to get it fixed.

Luckily, a wonderful friend loaned us his lovely car so we were able to get out to see cars. And in the end, we did manage to buy quite a nice car. It’s a bit bigger, and has a strangely coloured interior, but it drives well and will definitely be more reliable. I don’t know if you can see in the picture, but the car is actually a really nice dark green!

Astra EditUnfortunately, because our old car is no longer running AT ALL, it looks like we won’t get more than scrap value for it. Oh well! There are more important things in life.

So… hopefully my week will calm down from here. I’m going to clean my craft room out now – it’s become a bit of a dumping grounds, and I’d like to be able to use it to, you know, do… crafts… And I have trousers that need hemming. Not that that’s so exciting!

-Jamie

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