Lost the plot and built a nest.
I’m sure there is a “6 months pregnant nesting phase” – anyway, i seem to have it :~) and my clutter spots are gone, along with lots of clutter, the riot act has been read again at the children for just stuffing crud into corners (I draw the line at hidden cherry tomatoes), my room is tidy and i’ve found my dreamweaver/fireworks disk, i have a washing strategy and i’ve found the pattern and fabrics for skirts for the girls. It would be fair to say the house still has a rather lived-in look, but that’s okay – and at least i don’t feel overwhelmed by piles of clutter any more. I was starting to feel like the house, the garden, money and my figure were all escaping me far too fast.
Maddy and i went into town together, which wasn’t a terribly good idea as she begged for junk food and toys the whole way round, walked on her toes constantly and threw a strop at me saying no the whole time. She was pleased with the cheapy sketchbooks i bought her though £1.25 from The Works, as i’m really hoping to do lots of drawing with her this week – she did me a fab picture of Narky, Pipsqueak and her earlier, plus a very funny one of me lying in bed with a huge tummy thinking about the baby!
Rather less amused to discover my home scales had died, so went to get new ones and discovered the old ones were 1/2 stone plus out. Grrrr.
We’ve postponed the trip to Shrek till half price day since it was going to cost £30 to go today. Hm.
Other than that, they have all played beautifully, i’ve tidied, Max has continued to touch up the car and we just ended the day with a reread of the Whale, Just So story to them all. Fran really likes that :~)
Ammi’s rendition of Skaterboy is now reaching a point of cuteness that’s hard to ignore – bless.
Its TIPING it down here – sorry everyone, i was hoping for a cool summer but i didn’t stipulate rain :~) Shame i haven’t got veg this year really.
Max and i have been thinking of things we need to make time for – he is going to take over baking with the kids, since we rarely do it and i have been reading the Usborne Art History book and thinking of ways to get a bit more science and art into the days – two things i feel are a little lacking right now.