Well, after my lovely weekend, this week has been a great example of falling from a great height.
My lovely, wonderful 16 year old daughter (well, she's nearly 17) announced first that she was dropping out of college, and then that she was leaving home - this was done from the doorway with backpack already packed.
I felt so gutted, I have tried to make her the centre of my world, whilst at the same time trying to teach her the independent skills required to go out into the world. I know I should see this as the ultimate consequence of the way we have tried to bring her up, but I was kind of expecting it in a few years time.
Thankful she has not tried to go it totally alone, she has moved in with her boyfriend and his parents, so at least there are adult influences, and they are staying here over Christmas (Christmas eve and Christmas day). I wouldn't be her mum though if I wasn't worried whether she's eating enough, getting enough sleep, being good and polite blah, blah.....
So I haven't done a lot of crafting this week, as I've just been feeling a bit low. Daughter did phone last night to see how I was and let me know that she's okay - perhaps we can have a better relationship now that she has a bit of distance (I do so hope so).
Anyway, must go and get ready for work - back soon!