Today i decided i had to do something about the quantity of books in the house. Its beginning to be slightly ridiculous and they are piling up all over. So today i brutally chucked a large quyantity of tat and stuff not touched in years, boxed up stuff i don’t want to lose but don’t need out and got myself an ebay pile together. Took a lot of effort but i’m a good bit more orgnised. Also sorted out a shelf of easy readers and a shelf of easy factual books as a mini library that is an accessible level to Fran. ALSO managed to prune and rearrange a fair bit of dvd/video stuff, so it feels on the verge of being a good bit clearer.
Meanwhile Ammi was upstairs with J andFran was doing sums with me; we’ll draw a veil over that, it all went a bit manky. Then she, Ammi and J went out and made glitter masks, then read about Ancient Greece, did jigsaws with Josie on the lawn, made a start on an exercise books of illustrated Heracles stories, had lunch etc etc. Meanwhile i strung up peas so they’ll climb the canes, potted up potatoes, potted up tomatoes (damn, i’ve left them out, do i need to bring them in i wonder?), watered everything and so on. Need to try and work out what to weed in the flower beds tomorrow. We’ve got an amazing ant nest in the composter, a huge castle constructed of compost/soil, full of eggs and flying ants. Amazing.
I’ll not dwell on this evening as it all went a bit wrong and we feel somewhat fraught now. I’ve been for my walk though and tomorrow is another day.
Even Max agrees that Josie’s tummy looks a bit funny, so i guess we better go to the doctor about it.