raynebowranger: ([MISC] flower)
*blows away the dust and the cobwebs*

Hello journal, it's been awhile. I'm not sure how many people are still out there, but I'll type to blank air if I must. If there are still people out there then I hope you are all well, safe and happy. I often find myself thinking about my journal friends of days gone by and wondering how they are and what they're doing. And just know that even if we never speak, I still love each and every one of you.

As usual with these rare, long updates, it'll be pretty picture heavy. Enjoy the ride. )
raynebowranger: ([ATA] gene)
Thank you to all those who have sent me Birthday wishes today. Each and every one of them is appreciated.



Today has been lovely. Mum woke me up a bit before 10am with cards, presents and singing Happy Birthday. I opened up my cards first. A couple had money in, which is awesome. And they were all so pretty. I got cards off Mum & Dad; Nan; Jean & Ray; Roger & Barbara; Duncan, Tish, Josephine & Anna; Patrick; Sandra; Julie D; and Ailsa.

The presents I received:
✿ Sack Boy plushy, craft stuff for card making, beauty bits and bobs and some glittery bubble baths from Mum and Dad.
✿ £10 from Nan.
✿ £10 from Jean and Ray.
✿ Shower gel from Julie D.

I got up and got dressed and when the post came I got a card from James & Dawn and one from Dylan & Amy (and some Power Rangers). Dylan decided I would prefer a card with motorbike on to the pretty 'aunty' card Dawn had picked out. I also got two pairs of earrings from them. One pair of pink owls and one pair of pink and blue birds.

My CDs from Amazon also came. Half Birthday present, half gift to self. I had £11.01 of vouchers - £10 from surveys and £1.01 left over from last time I had some. So I used them and Mum paid the remaining £4.05. So now I'm the proud owner of Fozzy's Sin and Bones and Remains Alive/Chasing the Grail. Sin and Bones is amazing. Chasing the Grail was okay, but I much prefer Sin and Bones.

I walked over to Nan's with Lady which was lovely, and then once we got home I cleaned out the litter trays. Such an exciting life I lead!

Mum cooked a Chinese take-away (without the take-away). She bought a pack of starters from Iceland and cooked the main courses from scratch. And she baked me a lovely carrot and courgette cake. Feeling very full and very happy now.

Birthday fairies didn't manage to bring me Misha Collins or David Tennant but never mind - there's always next year!

So... what else has been going on in my life lately? Supernatural!! Yep. I finally caught the SPN like 7 years too late and went from a SPN virgin to finishing the whole thing in just over a month. I have a new obsession and it's beautiful. I can't wait for the next series!

In other news? )

I'm not sure how many people still read this, but I hope everyone is safe and well, and I'll make more of an effort to keep in touch. I love you all!
raynebowranger: ([ATA] gene)
Thank you to all those who have sent me Birthday wishes today. Each and every one of them is appreciated.



Today has been lovely. Mum woke me up a bit before 10am with cards, presents and singing Happy Birthday. I opened up my cards first. A couple had money in, which is awesome. And they were all so pretty. I got cards off Mum & Dad; Nan; Jean & Ray; Roger & Barbara; Duncan, Tish, Josephine & Anna; Patrick; Sandra; Julie D; and Ailsa.

The presents I received:
✿ Sack Boy plushy, craft stuff for card making, beauty bits and bobs and some glittery bubble baths from Mum and Dad.
✿ £10 from Nan.
✿ £10 from Jean and Ray.
✿ Shower gel from Julie D.

I got up and got dressed and when the post came I got a card from James & Dawn and one from Dylan & Amy (and some Power Rangers). Dylan decided I would prefer a card with motorbike on to the pretty 'aunty' card Dawn had picked out. I also got two pairs of earrings from them. One pair of pink owls and one pair of pink and blue birds.

My CDs from Amazon also came. Half Birthday present, half gift to self. I had £11.01 of vouchers - £10 from surveys and £1.01 left over from last time I had some. So I used them and Mum paid the remaining £4.05. So now I'm the proud owner of Fozzy's Sin and Bones and Remains Alive/Chasing the Grail. Sin and Bones is amazing. Chasing the Grail was okay, but I much prefer Sin and Bones.

I walked over to Nan's with Lady which was lovely, and then once we got home I cleaned out the litter trays. Such an exciting life I lead!

Mum cooked a Chinese take-away (without the take-away). She bought a pack of starters from Iceland and cooked the main courses from scratch. And she baked me a lovely carrot and courgette cake. Feeling very full and very happy now.

Birthday fairies didn't manage to bring me Misha Collins or David Tennant but never mind - there's always next year!

So... what else has been going on in my life lately? Supernatural!! Yep. I finally caught the SPN like 7 years too late and went from a SPN virgin to finishing the whole thing in just over a month. I have a new obsession and it's beautiful. I can't wait for the next series!

In other news? )

I'm not sure how many people still read this, but I hope everyone is safe and well, and I'll make more of an effort to keep in touch. I love you all!
raynebowranger: ([ATA] gene)
As promised - the update of hugeness... Where to even begin?



Pic spam ahoy! )
raynebowranger: ([FF10] auron 2)
Lookit! An update!! I really need to learn to update this thing more often. I mean, I check it everyday. so I should make more of an attempt to actually... write something.

So, Saturday I took the train down to Biggleswade for Dylan's (second) 1st Birthday party. Mum and Dad travelled down on the Friday and I went down on an early train Saturday morning and came back Saturday afternoon. It was a long day. I left the house at 7:45am and got back at almost 6pm. But it was fun. James and Dawn prepared a bbq, two of her brothers and their families came and Duncan, Tish and Josephne came too.

I made Dylan a CD for his birthday. It had a bunch of kid's songs on and I made a personalised cover for it. Duncan and James seemed to know almost all the words to the CBeebies songs. I also got him some floor mat things that clip together... well Mum got them. They were Little Mermaid, but apparently Dylan loves them so it's all good. Once I wrapped it, I cut out a bunch of images of CBeebies characters and photos of Dylan and decorated the wrapping.

On Thursday, Mum baked the birthday cake and put the icing on, them we added the clay Iggle Piggle I made and I added some edible letters. It looked pretty good.

Pictures this way. )


Dad got home yesterday. It's a good job he came back on the train he did, or else he'd have probably been on a train that hit and killed a two year old boy yesterday afternoon. Makes you realise just hot lucky you are! Mum is coming home on Thursday. I can't wait. I miss her a whole lot!!

I've been pretty ill recently too. I won't go into details, but stomach ache and sickness is not fun. My ankle is also still hurting. It never seemed to heal properly after I smashed the school gate into it...

I made soup yesterday and it's delicious. It's courgette, tomato, onion, and potato - all of which were grown in the garden. I had it for my tea yesterday and today. I did Dad a fry up yesterfay and today I cooked him a salmon parcel and roasted potatoes, parsnips, carrots, pepper, baby corn, spring onion and bacon. I also had a little of the roasted stuff in my soup today.

So yeah, other than using the vibro plate, playing video games and working there isn't really much else happening. Oh yes, and it's almost my 25th birthday... I feel old lol.
raynebowranger: ([PW] edgeworth)
So, hectic but fantastic weekend. James, Dawn and Dylan drove up Friday afternoon, dropped Dylan off at ours before James & Dawn headed to a hotel in Lincoln for the night. He is the most beautiful and wonderful baby in the world! He was so well behaved. I played with him on his playmat when I got home from work on Friday, while watching the CBeebies Bedtime hour.

Mum put him to bed and looked after him overnight. Once I got up I changed the sheets of my bed ready for James and Dawn staying, and then went downstairs and fed Dylan his dinner. I also changed his nappy for the first time ever. Luckily it was only a wee nappy, not a poop nappy.

James and Dawn came back from Lincoln with new toys for Dylan - a musical sort and shape helicoptor, a tamborine and a In The Night Garden book. Saturday was also bathnight for Dylan.

Once he was in bed, all of us adults had a Chinese takeaway and then Dad, James, Dawn and I played Singstar and Mum went to bed.

Demoted to the uncomfortable sofa for the night and awoken at 7am by a giggling baby waving at me. I fed him his breakfast and then played on the mat with him while Mum cleaned up.

Nan came over for dinner. A family meal to celebrate a joint Father's Day/James' Birthday. It's strange. My brother was born on Father's Day in 1981, and this year, his first ever Father's Day falls on his Birthday.

James, Dawn and Dylan left late afternoon after taking Nan home. We're all pretty tired. Dylan is so heavy and so energetic. He can just about crawl backwards now and he can wriggle on his tummy. He has almost got the hang of crawling forward, and can kind of walk if he is held. When he's in his walker he can scoot all over the place pretty fast, especially when the postperson comes.

And now... Pic!Spam!! This is only a tiny selection of the MANY pictures I took. Save for the first one, Dad took that.

Dylan Michael Carr - June 2009 )
raynebowranger: ([MISC] the duke)
So, what's been going on in the land of Krissy? Well, Mum and I went out on Tuesday as planned - although the day didn't go quite as planned. It was wet and raining, and the time just flew by. We were rushing about rather than having a relaxing time. We nipped in Woolworths because I wanted some pretty paper for letter writing, and their selection sucked and was expensive ._. so no paper for me! But I checked out the DS games and saw Drawn to Life for just over £10 and FFXII:RW for £19.99 - Mum told me I could have one of them as my Birthday gift so I picked FFXII:RW, went to queue up and OMG Woolworths is the slowest place in the UNIVERSE There was one person in front of me, and two already at the check out, and I was there for like 10 minutes, the bus was due any second, so I told mum to hove it back on the shelve and walked out. I checked Amazon when I got home, and got a brand new sealed copy for £8.50 plus p&p - it came to just over £10 in total. Yay! I also received my missing birthday cards on uesday, so I felt a little happier.

On Friday, I had to go to the school celebration assembly to get a Headteacher's Award in front of all the kids and parents for the work I've put in lately for the fire safety stuff >.< embarrassing!

Went to Biggleswade today to meet my nephew for the first time. He is the most adorable thing in the world. I had lots of cuddles, it was a little weird, I'm not used to holding babies. He has a really strong grip and strong legs already. We took his gifts, some baby grows, a play nest and Percy Bear. He's still a bit young to really want toys though. Mum and I travelled up on the trains, and stayed the day, I came back this afternoon, but she's not back until next weekend!! Dunno how I'll cope a week alone with Dad lol.

We all went to the market and met up with my cousin Duncan, his wife Tish, and their little daughter Josephine. We had coffees and chatted awhile. Then Mum and I browsed the market stalls and charity shop. James, Dawn, Dylan, Mum and I then went to the park, we adults had a sausage roll and custard tart, Dylan just slept happily. He was still asleep when we got back to the house, so I got more cuddles with him while he was sleeping.

Got back a few hours ago, and had to walk the dog and cook for me and Dad. Have to cook a roast tomorrow, not looking forward to that since our oven is on it's last legs and only sometimes cooks >.< stupid thing!
raynebowranger: ([UGH] norman / walter)
James phoned yesterday - Dawn went to see the doctor and they are going to give her antibiotics every four hours while she's in labour, so this infection-thing she has doesn't affect baby. She's 3/5ths engaged, so baby could be coming at any time ^_^

NINE DAYS TIL MY BIRTHDAY YAY! Not really sure why I'm excited LOL - Mum says she'll get me something but it won't be until after my birthday - I'm torn between a tattoo and dollshouse stuff. Speaking of which, I need to make a start on the Wizard swap for October.

Levelled up at [livejournal.com profile] anime_lj_tcg, and should get a bunch of new cards when the backdated prizes are given out! I can't wait until the new decks are released, I'll be all over the Devil May Cry and Pokemon decks!!
raynebowranger: (Seifer)
Well! I think I should post about my Christmas sometime now... where to start...

Well Friday morning we finished off the last of the Christmas shopping, then in the evening we went to the Village pantomime, which was quite funny. I didn't stay at the pub afterwards, didn't feel much like it!

Sunday, we went to my Nan's for Christmas Eve tea - beef cobs and nibbles! My uncle Roger and his partner Barbara came over and brought me a christmas present - despite being told not to buy me one back! My auntie Jean and uncle Ray were also there and they too bought me a present!!

James and Dawn arrived later Christmas Eve, they brought Willis with them and a huge bag of presents! They joined Mum and Dad at the pub but came back earlier than the 'rents. After everyone had gone to bed, I made sure Santa had put all the presents out, before going to bed on the sofa.

Christmas morning I got up at 7:30am, and laid the selection boxes and stockings on the sofas. I then went and made the smoked salmon nibbles and brought the bucks fizz and James'non-alcoholic blue champagne. Then came the long bit of waiting for everyone else to get up.

Once everyone was up and loaded with drinks and nibbles, we dived into the presents!
presents )

After the presents, we got ready to go to the pub for Dinner with Nan, Jean and Ray. It was a nice 4 course meal, good company, good food.

In the evening we had family time, and then James, Dawn and I played Trivial Pursuit.

Boxing Day, we all went to Nan's again for a big family get together! Then played more games at night.

James and Dawn left Thursday to go back home. Today I went to the hospital >.< I hate the hospital. I've lost 8lb since my last check up, and I had to go have blood tests to check my tablets aren't affecting my kidneys or liver since they're still experimental.

About 6 hours in KH2 - I think it's helping me to mourn. I know Riyu is still there with all of us! My heart goes out to Yuki, Suki and Kham and all those who were close to him. God knows what they're going through. It's still pretty unreal to say the least. But as I've said before, and will probably say a million more times as I mourn - Riyu will never truly be gone because Sora = Riyu = Sora. I did a little sketch last night for him, but it's not very good, so I probably won't post it. Kham allowed me to use his banner of Riyu, which is incredibly kind! It's on my profile!

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