Decided last night i absolutely had to just have some “completely normal” time today and get my feet back on the ground. Emma kindly agreed to come a different day instead, so we started the day with everyone just doing “normals” while Lucy packed parcels. Bliss, a weekends worth of work done in 2 hours, not by me 🙂
That meant i was able to be much more hands on with everyone and spent time hanging over the backs of chairs while people did stuff, which was great. Pleased to see how many 5 letter words Maddy is now recognising easily, pleased to see Fran happily on all the Yr 5 stuff in EC and amazed to see Amelie independently finding herslef stuff to write out, copy and embellish. She copied out a Maisy book beautifully and wrote her name in a self-invented robot script. It was rather cool.
Then Aunty Sue came and i got 2 hours off 🙂 So i wnet out for a cycle ride, which was great, especially as mid cold monday means a distinct reduction in the number of people out walking dogs on invisible retractable trip wires (WHO thought they were a good idea? They don’t help, they just make the possibilities of what the dog might do even more predictable. If you are cycling along at 12 miles an hour they aren’t exactly easy to see anyway and then there is the added anxiety that the owner might suddenly reel the dog in right across your path!)
Came home for an even more blissful shower, fitness levels still being low enough that a 6 mile cycle ends with me thinking “tghank god i made it back again” as opposed to “ho hum, home already” and a moochy lunch by myself in front of the computer while Sue fed and entertained them all. Feel remarkably recharged for it. She’s coming again next week 🙂
Had planned to do some SOTW in the afternoon but the kidlets all got embroiled in a game together, mostly with sung dialogue (!) so i left them to it until later when i did borax snowflakes with each of them. Will do photos if they work tomorrow.
So, the relative peace meant i’ve got most of the first batch of jewellery beads and findings up on BM now and if i can just get all the sewing and crafting kits up tonight and the photos on all the craft supplies tomorrow, i can let Google loose.
I think i’ve got a free evening. Sarah, fancy a quick wifi tonight? I’ve got all re-hooked 🙂