#LivingArrows – Manic Monday 7/52 (2019)

It hasn’t been the most relaxed nor restful start to the half term holidays. I spent this morning visiting the A&E department for a second set of X-rays to assess the damage done during a fall earlier last week, meanwhile Paul took the dog to the vets (where she was being spayed and having a lump removed from her head) then left the kids with my folks before rushing off to take the Mini for a service.

Having established that the fracture is in fact ripped ligaments, I then made my way to Tesco where I played trolley dash before meeting up with Paul and heading towards Asda for a bite to eat. We then grabbed the very last of the bits and pieces we needed, before I returned to my folks to collect the kids, whilst Paul continued to wait for the car and the dog (both of which he hoped were fully repaired). 

Upon arriving home I threw dinner together for the kids, emptied the shopping bags, vacuumed, mopped and got the house back into order. Thankfully J & E seem to be able to entertain themselves these days, J is especially fond of his figures and is often found at the table giggling at his Grossery Gang, as he flings them to and fro across the kitchen. Though, it wasn’t so funny when Maisy (our beloved basset) played piggy in the middle and swallowed his sewer glove figure. Thankfully the sewer glove reappeared twenty-four hours later but we won’t go there…

Our Mad Scientist With His Grossery Gang

#LivingArrows - Manic Monday 7/52 (2019)

E meanwhile prefers to play games (so long as she’s winning) as a pair, she’s a dab hand at memory games and often surprises me with how quickly she is able to identify matching pairs and such like. She has a photographic memory when it comes to games, though should you happen to ask where she left her beloved bunny or perhaps where a missing sock may be, then it is an entirely different matter.

Our Little Winner

#LivingArrows - Manic Monday 7/52 (2019)

Having exhausted ourselves with what turned out to be a particularly manic Monday, we relaxed with games, freshly baked play-dough and finally, 101 Dalmatians.

Maisy and the Mini eventually returned, the Mini fixed, polished and pristine whereas poor Maisy looks much like the Pixar lamp (with her ‘cone of shame’). I feel really guilty for putting her through surgery but I’m sure that it’ll be worth it in the long run.

The kids have since enjoyed hot baths and a lengthy read before heading to bed, which is precisely where I plan to go in the next half hour or so as I’m beyond burnt out.

Thanks for reading and as always I look forward to catching up with your #LivingArrows either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

Living Arrows



  1. February 19, 2019 / 10:55 am

    My goodness – you weren’t wrong by saying you had a manic Monday were you? I hope the xrays come back ok and that no long-term damage has been done. #LivingArrows

    • February 19, 2019 / 11:01 am

      Xrays looked good but ligaments are torn so will take a little time to heal x

  2. February 19, 2019 / 10:16 pm

    Wow! Sounds like you have had a busy start to the half term holidays! Hope they come back okay!

    • February 19, 2019 / 10:17 pm

      Everyone is happy and relaxed now thanks x

  3. Stacey Roskilly
    February 20, 2019 / 8:18 pm

    Certainly sounds like you have been busy

  4. February 23, 2019 / 11:59 pm

    It definitely sounds like a busy day! I love the pictures this week – fab cat ears! #LivingArrows

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