We have terrible trouble with their names!!!!! 😉
In accordance with resolutions, we added science into the year 🙂 Or more precisely, Tammy did. She set up a series of impressive experiments on air, which i’ll go back and blog properly later, but right now i have about a billion bits of paper on my floor.
So here is a badge, of loads of photos, which i might trim, but have left as they are just because they seem such a nice snapshot of the happiness involved in HEing and learning with friends. Tammy, we had a ball, thank you 🙂
But i will blog this one; i’ve just noticed it has a comment but i felt earlier, when i first saw it, that it really did sum up the day. It was great.
I loved seeing Fran recording her findings, in her own way, i loved that Amelie’s eyes lit up when i said she was being home educated now, like the big two, i loved Josie poddling around doing baby stuff, loved for who she is, i love Sam for being Sam. He is one of my favourite boys. I loved the way Maddy was enthralled by the Solar System model. I hugely appreciated the cake i was baked (which was unbelievably nice) and the present i was given. What it is to have friends like that 🙂
So anyway – we’ll round up the experiments another day – they were good. Todays favourite was the self inflating balloon, i narrowly avoided a fit of the giggles as Tammy and i braced ourselves against the sink, trying to ease the balloon over the neck of the bottle 😉 Tickled me 😉
Managed to fend of the National Insurance people today, who agreed that no in fact i didin’t owe them £300 and yes it probably would have helped if they had sent me any letters about my exemption expiring, or my contributions being unpaid, rather than go straight for the jugular with a threat of a CCJ 🙄 I don’t owe them anything… surprise! Tomorrows job is the tax credit people. Might just give up on them and not ask for money, it is more hassle than it is worth! Wrote out cheques, filed papers, answered emails (all bar Carol’s, need to think on that one more), so check your spam folder if you are expecting a reply!, caught up with beads, did gym run, read to the children about Adam and Eve. My life is very nearly back on track.
Realising now, as i do every time, how depressed i had got at the end of last year. I’m still trying to put right the detrius of disorganisation that floundering in a fog of inertia left. But i’m there now – and this time i did it without prozac. That is good 🙂 Must NOT have any more babies, it isn’t good for me. And now, fog behind me, it is time to take stock, open out and look for all the interesting things and people the world has to offer. I’m so excited about this year.
AND – i just love Tale of Two Cities – it is so brilliantly written that i can see the scenes like a film in my head as i listen. Just fantastic. Never thought i’d say it.