2012 hey? I mean 12 years ago I was celebrating the millennium and its 12 years past that and I'm like "Whoa! Where is my life going?".
We celebrated the New Year by inviting my in-laws round for homemade meat and potato pie (God, Im so northern!) with a trifle for afters. Then it was a night on the Wii and a good old fashioned game of Triv before the fireworks of all fireworks in London - weren't they spectacular? I keep promising myself that we should go down to London at new years. Just as the countdown began, I popped open the Cava (I know, I know but its the same grape as Champagne only a fraction of the price) but we drank it with orange to make a bucks fizz. Ellie stayed up for the celebrations which was nice and quiet and reflective.
I have no idea what is in store for 2012. Im just going to see how it pans out. I've got some great work opportunities lined up but with so many options on very few dates, Im just rubbish at selecting the right thing to do. Being self employed and freelance does have its pro's but equally it has many con's. Sometimes I'd love to be a salaried 9-5'er but then there isn't a job in crafting that would warrant that. As for Ellie? Well, she finishes school in May. YEEPS!
**insert nail biting here**
She is a long way off being independent but hopefully she will land the right college to give her an education up to the age of 21; if she wants it. But before that we have her Prom to look forward to, something she is quite into which is surprising. We were looking around websites for ideas on what she could wear on Pinterest. There is no way she can wear heels and she certainly isn't the type of kid who will be spilling out of a sequined/satin dress with a hemline up to her knickers. She likes this look here but with black converse boots. Imagine her hair piled up in an abundance of loose curls with this ensemble?
Or hair like this? But then when you have curls like Belles, why squish it into a plait?
Sensible shoes, of course. Zero chance of breaking your neck in these!
And of course, the prom date.
We have a lot of organisation to do with her preparation to leave school but right now she is promising to knuckle down so that she can gain a higher entry level to college to give her a better start.
So all in all, I think 2012 is the year of "The Ellie".
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