Things here have been mercifully quiet: Christmas Day was nice and for once, unspoiled by bickering/insults/airing of grievances etc :D Alex and I think we may make a home-Christmas a permanent feature from now on XD It was adorable how excited Astrid was when she came downstairs on Christmas morning and saw all her presents in the living roo: she did a massive gasp and went, "OHHHHHHHHH WOOOOOOOOOOOW!" *LMAO* Too cute ♥
I got some pretty nice stuff, including a pair of Meta furry black legwarmers, which I laughed at until I started to actually wear them - and now I'm addicted to the little bastards XD They keep my legs so warm under skirts it's unreal! They're all sold out of the pink ones otherwise I'd be after a pair of those too XD My Takuya Angel gauntlets haven't arrived yet though ;__;
Alex's birthday was nice but quiet, and Astrid's birthday was good fun, despite the awfulness of the panto we took her to see in Bournemouth - 2 1/2 hours (!!!!!!!!!!!!) of bum-numbing bad-gag torture for the adults, but she loved it, so it was all worth it in the end XD It's hard to believe that my little baby is FOUR years old! She's growing up so fast *sniffle* :D
As for the shop, we sold 7 items over Christmas, including one literally five minutes ago! I'm quite shocked really, not to mention chuffed - when I sat down and worked out our incomings/outgoings from last year, I found out that we ended up making a small loss XDDDD Wow, I totally rock as a businesswoman XD (However, that did include a big fabric order I haven't yet received from eQuilter, so in reality we probably ended up about ten quid in profit XD)
Um... and that's about it, really! We still haven't updated the site, which is a bit embarrassing - I just have not had the time to sit down and do anything, everything has been work-work-work or people's birthdays or being away at inlaws, the 2 weeks has flown by!
I hope you are all doing well, and I'm sending special hugs to vampy because she needs them right now ♥
- Current Location:Up Julian Barratt's nose
- Current Mood: chipper
- Current Music:Valerie and her Week of Wonders
I'm going to be away down to the inlaws for the next three days (boo hiss) as it's Astrid's birthday on Thursday and we're all going to the panto in Bournemouth together *sporfle* but I'll try to pop in as and when I can :D vampy, do let me know how much cash to send you for the Suppurate System fukubukuro via my LJ when you know how much it is, since I won't be able to check my emailzorz for a couple of days ♥
- Current Mood: good
- Current Mood: christmassy
So I'm begging you, my loverly ladies (and gents), pls 2 b helpin me decide on what should I be blowin all my Christmas loots XD
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And here's the poll!
What should I spent my Christmas cash on?
I suspect highly that the Angelic Pretty roadkill scarves are probably already sold out, which would be a terrible shame as I'm really taken with them - I was one of the 2 people in the world who actually loved the Baby white wolf roadkill scarf and I regret Alex talking me out of buying it pretty much every day ;___; (another good reason to be mad with him XD)
Honestly, if I didn't have you lot to natter fashion with, I'd go
- Current Mood: indecisive
Thankfully, he was actually semi-well enough to take me out to Stanton House Hotel for a Japanese feast last night - I stuffed myself silly, and when we arrived, the food shop was still open, so we stocked up on a ton of stuff even before we went upstairs to eat XDDD
Spent the afternoon photographing and listing some new stuff for the shop - my mom produced this amazing jersey nightdress seemingly out of nowhere (well, I gave her a bunch of appliques and some fabrics and went "Uhhhh... here you go!" XD) which would SO not be going into the shop if it was in my size, because I would have pinched it straight off the bat - I LOVE the damn thing! I want her to make me one in my size - however, when I ask her to make me stuff, she now starts laughing and says very sardonically, "Yeah, Mandi, I'll do it in my free time" XDDDDD I think she may slightly resent me taking up all her time, a bit XDDDDD)
Anyyyyyyyyway, I'm just avoiding finishing off a sashiko cuff, so it's back to work I go *blows raspberry* XD
- Current Location:Trying to avoid working
- Current Mood: cold
Your Score: Freak- INFJ
20% Extraversion, 60% Intuition, 26% Thinking, 66% Judging
Well, well, well. How did someone like you end up with the least common personality type of them all? In a group of 100 Americans, only 0.5 others would be just like you. You really are one of a kind... In fact, I do believe that that's one of the definitions for the word "FREAK."
Freak's not such a bad word to describe you actually.
You are deep, complex, secretive and extremely difficult to understand. If that doesn't scream "Freak!" I don't know what does. No-one actually knows the REAL you, do they?
You probably have deep interests in creative expression as well as issues of spirituality and human development.
You've probably even been called a "psychic" before, because of your uncanny knack to understand and "read" people without quite knowing how you do it. Don't fret. You're not actually psychic. That would make you special and you'll never accomplish that.
You're also quite possible the most emotional of them all, so don't take this all too hard. Nevertheless you most definitely have the strangest personality type and that's not necessarily a good thing.
If you want to learn more about your personality type in a slightly less negative way, check out this.
The other personality types are as follows...
Loner - Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
Pushover - Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging
Criminal - Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
Borefest - Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging
Almost Perfect - Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
Loser - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
Crackpot - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging
Clown - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
Sap - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging
Commander - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
Do Gooder - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging
Scumbag - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
Busybody - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
Prick - Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
Dictator - Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging
|Link: The Brutally Honest Personality Test written by UltimateMaster on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test|
XDDDDDDD Couldn't have put it better myself ♥
- Current Location:Still raining
- Current Mood: contemplative
This year I've been busy!
In August I gave colbyucb a kidney (1000 points). In November I helped tarotjunkie hide a body (-173 points). Last Friday I helped ugly_kitties across the street (6 points). In January on a flight to Bangladesh, I stole the emergency flight information card (-40 points). In October I ruled Asscrackistan as a cruel and heartless dictator (-700 points).
Overall, I've been nice (93 points). For Christmas I deserve a toy train!
Also, I have a new crush: Noel Fielding. Me = super lame fangirl much, I join almost the entire rest of the UK female species in this one XD
- Current Location:raining
- Current Mood: sick
- Current Music:My stomach gurgling
Anyway, she seems to be on the mend and has finally gone back to pre-school this afternoon, so I'm having a quiet afternoon sitting on my bum stitching a new piece of sashiko <--- talk about a glutton for punishment XD And Alex is taking me to the Japanese restaurant at Stanton House Hotel on Sunday - yay! I am going to stuff my face silly with gyoza and tempura and yukimi anmitsu :D
In Christmas-related news, I've now sent out all my Christmas gifts and almost all of my cards to the following folkses:
I sent my mom down to the post office with like 3 giant carrier bags full of stuff and my debit card *blush, cringe* #^___^# XD
Phew, I think I'm almost completely finished with Christmas - the problem for me is that I have Alex's birthday on 28th December to deal with separately, and then Astrid's on 2nd January! So I have the two most major birthdays of the year right on top of dealing with Christmas *faints* XD
- Current Mood: zen
- Current Music:Test Icicles - What's Your Damage?
I can promise you faithfully I will never, ever, ever stitch another one this big - I've included a pic of my foot next to it to give you some idea of exactly how big it is, I must have been insane taking this mad bastard project on XD
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All I can say is, I nearly cried when I finished it last night XDDDD I will be so glad to see the back of it, I can tell you XD
- Current Mood: artistic
- Current Music:iLiKETRAiNS - Terra Nova