Good Friday Morning Ladies,
I did have to double check the day, as I said yesterday this one is a bit of a muddle! Thank goodness that it is eventually Friday, I know I have said it before but I think that when Paul is on the late shift, (which has now had extra half hour added to it), the day seems so long, this week it has been after 10 some nights that he has been getting in, he then has to eat as he leaves too early to have a cooked lunch and although he takes a pack up with him he is so hungry when he gets in, I do like to wait and eat with him too as I hate the thought of him sat eating on his own, but that is way too late for me as I suffer terribly with heartburn and eating that late would been I would have another thing to keep me awake! So I have been eating a light snack with the girls earlier in the evening and then I will have something small with Paul. It actually reminds me a bit of our Childhood as we always had 'Supper' before we went to bed, only something light like cereal or toast or cheese and crackers but it was a little treat to look forward to, I think it was mainly because we had our Main meal at 4.30pm on the dot !! As soon as Dad walked through the door from work dinner was on the table. I could never imagine eating that early now, sometimes we haven't long finished lunch at 3pm. I think it was my Mum being the 'dutiful housewife' having dinner ready as Dad walked in. At weekends lunch was always ready at 12 noon whether it was a light snack on Saturday or full Sunday lunch, then tea was at 4.30 the same as every other day. Sunday tea was always the same too, Sandwich, crisps, Trifle, either Angel or Battenburg cake, sometimes we would have salad and dessert would be Tinned fruit cocktail and evaporated milk (yuk), I look back now and marvel at how my Mum made 1 tin of fruit cocktail serve all of us!
Apart from loving having my family all home at meal times I don't really think i follow any of the ways that my Mum cooked and provided meals, not because I thought they were wrong, I just think there are better ways to do things these days, I also think you learn from the things that you didn't like or enjoy. For instance we have always encouraged our Children to try things before declaring that they didn't like them, we are lucky that ours eat all vegetables from the darkest greens to the peas, corn etc, I think that's because they ate what we ate from weaning onwards. We were 'encouraged' to eat things whether we liked them or not and the trauma of that must have stayed with me as I vowed never to make my children do the same. Don't get me wrong, we don't do like some of the girls friends famililes do where everyone has something different to tea. There are very few things that any of us has a real dislike to, thankfully, the only thing my Children complain about is if we have one particular meal to often, they like variety.
I would love to hear about the way you do things at meal times and how it varies to how you had it as a child.
Your Next Challenge
Well ladies I think that we have put if off for long enough, I have thought about having this challenge every month since January but changed my mind thinking ''Is it too Soon'', I have noticed that some Tv Craft Channels have started featuring things for this Theme too, so I went for it !!!!
Yes my lovelies, this is our first official Christmas themed Challenge!!
I decided to go for a TicTacToe, that way if anyone hated the idea they could make a non-festive card, hoping it would also work if you have cards that you need to make for birthdays too.
I hope to make both Christmas and other themed cards, I will have to dig out all of my Christmas craft stash and have a look through, I am always reluctant to buy much Christmas craft stash as it only gets used once a year but watch this space as I see something that I can't resist !
I hope that you will all enjoy this challenge, I am looking forward to seeing what you all come up with!!
I hope that you will all have a lovely weekend, we had really strong winds here yesterday and some heavy showers, the forecast for the weekend looks like it will be a little warmer but there is still likely to be some rain. So it looks like Craft Room weather!!
Sending love and hugs to all of you,