This last couple of weeks have been all about calm days, working quietly on my own, and totally manic evenings, as the kids seem to be doing more extra-curricular activities than ever. I hope things ease up a bit soon, because I don’t think I can keep the pace up all year.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 255 – Sunday 11th September – Eric had his final bath of the year and I scrubbed the hutch to within an inch of its life, in preparation for getting a new friend soon.
Day 256 – Monday 12th September – back to work and I finished reading this brilliant and thought-provoking book. I really would recommend it for teenage girls and mums of teenage girls.
Day 257 – Tuesday 13th September – I’m struggling a bit with parenting at the moment and feeling miserable, but look at that sky! Such an amazing hot day.
Day 258 – Wednesday 14th September – an extremely hot day! I had a 12 mile run planned, but after two miles I realised that was foolish. I compromised by running seven miles.
Day 259 – Thursday 15th September – we’re going to a 50th birthday party at the weekend. The dress codes are ‘dress to impress’ and ‘a flash of scarlet’. Well, one out of two ain’t bad!
Day 260 – Friday 16th September – the giant mirror was installed in our downstairs toilet. How good does that look? There’s just a bit of hole filling and painting to do to get it really finished.
Day 261 – Saturday 17th September – I’d been dreading this day for a long time as I had too much to juggle. My eldest and husband were both away. I had to drop my son off at school at 8am for a rugby match, then dropped my daughter with parents so I could go for my final 12 mile training run for the half marathon. In the afternoon, my daughter had her panto audition and in the evening we had a 50th birthday party. I’m pleased to say it all went smoothly, apart from an injury on my run which forced me to pull out at 10 miles. The only photos we took were of Eric and his new little friend, Wilfred.
Day 262 – Sunday 18th September – I dropped my phone in the bath yesterday. It was in there very briefly and everything seemed to be working well until I realised I couldn’t actually make phone calls. It’s currently in rice, so no photos today!
Day 263 – Monday 19th September – I’m pleased to say that sticking a phone in rice really does make it work again! Today I had some new work in the morning and the usual rushing around in the evening. But it’s another photo of guinea pigs…
Day 264 – Tuesday 20th September – my daughter has been growing again and needed new ballet and tap shoes. They cost nearly twice as much now she’s Grade 3!
Day 265 – Wednesday 21st September – the weather was a bit miserable, but there’s still colour in the garden.
Day 266 – Thursday 22nd September – happy 43rd birthday to me! We kept it pretty low-key, but my husband and I had a trip to Grand Central and the Bullring in Birmingham.
Day 267 – Friday 23rd September – what does a bookworm spend her birthday money on? Books, of course!
Day 268 – Saturday 24th September – no Parkrun for me as I’m resting ready for the Cheltenham half marathon tomorrow, but all three of the kids ran it. I was so proud to see them all wearing their 10 milestone Tshirts for the first time.
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