Friday, January 6, 2017

Rock Your World Friday--Week 1

The first Friday of 2017. Let's hope it's a wonderful year for everyone!
It's been so long, I can't wait to share my positives with all my bloggy friends. Even though I haven't been around much, I have been visiting your blogs when I have a moment and keeping up with your lives. I must admit that I have missed joining in with you all.
My work hours are still horrendous, being away from home for about 14 hours a day, but I have decided that I can't let work take over my entire life, so to that end, I'm making a conscious decision to keep up with my blog no matter what.
My first positive for this week is making the decision that this year I am going to put effort into my Stampin' Up! business and see if I can't at least earn enough money to pay for my habit. That is the reason for this new blog and the commitment to post regularly. I'd love for you to subscribe if you feel so inclined. 😀
We enjoyed a lovely family Christmas with my parents and son, daughter in law and their little Handsome. We had loads of fun opening gifts, eating too many goodies and stuffing ourselves with a wonderful turkey dinner. Somehow I didn't manage to take a single picture, now how did that happen?
Mr R and I had a quiet New Year's Eve at home all by our lonesomes. It was quite fun drinking hot chocolate and playing the new video games until all hours, just enjoying each others company and some quiet time in an empty house.
Our daughter and the Gorgeous were at a relatives for New Years, but they sent me this picture which certainly made me smile enough to join up with Annie and share.

The rest of this week has been quiet as it is still only Mr R and myself at home so we have been enjoying take out for dinner every night as neither of us feels like cooking when we finally do get home.
Thursday saw the arrival of my Christmas present to me. I was so excited to finally get it that I made a video for yesterday's post. Even though it was late when we got home, it was waiting on my doorstep so I thought it would be a perfect thing to blog about.
That's about all for this week. Time to go and join up with Virginia and let everyone know that I am still around.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'!


  1. So lovely to see you joining in the Friday fun. Sounds like you've enjoyed special family should be full of making memories like that eh?
    Hope you come back soon.
    Annie x

  2. Ah that's a fab post, loving it - can't wait to see your happy moments every week and I've subscribed, so you should come up on my news feed - much love XXXX

  3. A Happy Christmas with family is so good. We followed on with a quiet new Year at home too, and I rather like to do that. A lovely photo to bring some smiles too.
    You certainly work long hours, but I hope you find enough time to use all that lovely new stash. I like the clean look to your new blog. I hope things work out for you. Kate x