There’s been very little time this week to sit down, never mind to sit down with my laptop and the time to write a post or two. Don’t get wrong, I like keeping busy – it keeps my mind occupied and active, which I find far healthier than the alternative.
I thought I was all ready for the kids to return to school, I’d got their shoes, their uniforms, their bags, and everything sorted as far as I was aware. As it turned out, I’d missed a few essentials from the list and have since had to carry out a last-minute run around collecting new trainers, new coats, new sports shirts, and yet more stationery.
To add to the chaos, Paul and I have also had a number of home issues to address such as a leaking sink, a poorly pooch, and a missing diamond … it’s not been the best week really!
Thankfully we made it to the weekend which has been busy but enjoyable at least. We spent Friday evening with family, at the local Italian restaurant, celebrating my Mother-in-law’s sixty-fifth birthday. My daughter actually agreed to eat something whilst my son ate his own weight in pasta and then continued to shovel ice cream into his face until I worried he may be sick.
The following morning we had a visit from Howdens to measure up and to design our new kitchen, that’s left us in a bit of a quandary since they announced they are unable to use laminate worktops with a Belfast sink, suddenly all my ideas are now up in the air and I’m not quite sure what to do. As for the range style oven or possibly twin ovens, I haven’t a clue – it’s all back to the drawing board!
J then went to his friend’s house whilst we took E to the beach to fly her new kite, typically there wasn’t a breath of air on the beach and whilst we tried our hardest to fly said stunt kite, we spent more time picking it up from the sand and untangling the strings than actually watching it fly.
Having had enough of watching her Mum struggle to fly a kite, E suggested we go to the park which seemed like a very good idea, following which, we enjoyed ice creams and courting cake at the local beach cafe.
Having filled our faces, we then drove through to my parents’ house to collect some trainers for E and decided whilst there to visit their local park, resulting in two park trips in one day! After we exhausted ourselves on climbing frames, zip wires, swings, slides, and a rocking rocket ship we then nipped to Tesco, picked up yet more stationery and then came home to collect J and to regroup.
This morning I took E for her weekly swimming lesson, where I spent half an hour relaxing in the hot tub, steaming myself in the steam room, roasting in the sauna and doing a few lengths in the pool before driving back to my in-laws for Sunday lunch.
We then had a quick trip to visit my niece to deliver her birthday parcels and to wish her all the best, then came home and finished off a few jobs ready for the upcoming week.
I think that I’ve finally got the household and myself into an organised state and that with a little luck, this week may be a little easier. Here’s hoping!
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