Well, I can't honestly say I'm feeling 100% back to my normal positive self, but I do feel as though I'm getting there slowly.
I decided I needed to try something new because I'm a little fed up of working with wool and fabric, so I ordered a quilling kit. It arrived yesterday and for £11 I think it's really good value. I'm not sure if there are certain quality of tools and paper, but the basic principle seems to be rolling strips of paper up and then shaping them and what I've been sent does that just fine.
I spent a couple of hours watching YT videos and then decided to have a go at a heart because it incorporated what seem to be the 3 basic elements of making a shape, circles and scrolls. After taking the photo I changed my mind and used pink paper for the scrolls instead of green.
It wasn't hard but it was time consuming, which is more than fine by me. I don't want something that's over and done with in a few minutes. Building up the design felt almost like doing a jigsaw. Anyway, this is my first attempt. No idea what I'll do with it but my inner creative self is very pleased with the end product.
Amy starts work at a local take-away that's recently opened on Saturday. She also filled an application form in to volunteer at the foodbank and when she took it in they had a chat with her there and then and asked her to work in their 'pantry' Thursday and Friday mornings. The pantry is for people who don't need emergency food, but are still struggling so they can buy goods for a very discounted price.
I've also put her on my car insurance so she's got a bit more independence to get out and about without always relying on us. I'm really proud of everything she's achieving.
Tom went to the cinema with his friends on Saturday and had a good time. He's always on the Xbox with them, but it's nice when they occasionally meet up in the real world.
We're taking Sienna to Knowsley Safari Park tomorrow. The sea lion shows are on and the rides are open so fingers crossed it will be a pretty normal day. She won't be happy she's not coming here but taking her out is easier for us. All she wants to do here is for me to play mummy and baby with her in Amy's bedroom. She has no interest in anything else like TV, crafting, painting, games, baking so visits are hard. Even when we go to the park she constantly asks when we're coming home. Truth be told, unless we can take her out somewhere I don't have her for that very reason. Being trapped in a bedroom saying goo-goo, gah-gah for hours on end drives me nuts!
Hope you're all keeping well. xx