Well the plan for today was that Max was going to take all the girls out so i could spend some time working on Beadmerrily. I really need to get it on a more professional footing (never mind frankly just a bitm ore organised!) and i have a lot to do and lots of things i would LIKE to do with it! However, Moo woke up in the night with a dreadful headache (which has been the first sign of this bug in all of us) and we generally played musical beds most of the night. By this morning she was in awful pain and lying on her bed, roling about and clutching her head, sobbing. So clearly she couldn’t really go out :~( She stayed with me, slept for 3 hours, threw up twice, sobbed lots more and then suddenly sat up, demanded orange juice and potato with cheese and butter and has been fine ever since!!!
Moo is not a partcularly high impact child when home alone so i got plenty done – i need another day to get the rest of my paperwork done and my tax sorted but i feel more on top of it now and i have had time for a few ideas to filter into my brain too. I’m hopelessly disorganised about soe things lol!
Max took the other two out into the fens to a couple of nature reserves/bird sanctuaries. They seem to have had a nice time and saw dragonflies, kestrels and rather a lot of wasps although Fran did have another enormous nosebleed while they were out. Max is making a big effort to get more involved in the HE side of things, i really appreciate it.
We finished off with bedtime stories for Ammi and then an extra one for the big girls from me – finally got round to reading the Tanabata story from The Barefoot Calender of Festivals. Lovely story which i could have made more of really!
Baby is sat on a nerve and i have a dead right leg – funny how “dead” does not mean “painlessly numb!” Hmmm….
Blogger is annoying me because i don’t seem to be able to edit any past posts; most irritating. its not even a browser thing, IE won’t either.
As for the July review – well we have had lots of social contact and now need to quiet down for a bit i think!!! I want to get back to doing more reading and writing again with Fran AND Maddy so that is my goal for this week really, plus continuing to read our way through the AO thing. Everyone is enjoying that and its giving me a sense of real release to know that i have done something meaningful with them each day. Now i have my Sonlight books i really want to put a little thought into how i might use them and that means planning ahead a bit so we make the most of them over the winter when i will presumably be feeding a baby a lot! I have a fair urge to plan some “unit study” type things around them for “sofa ed” :~D
Feel most upset that The book People no longer seem to have The Story of Painting that i got to see at Jan’s – and it was SO lovely!!!!