Last year i spent Easter weekend either laughing hysterically or sobbing uncontrollably. This year i was either having a very nice time, or a very painful time. Typical.
The weekend started beautifully with the already blogged Friday and then on Saturday we headed off down the road to spend the day with Michelle, Marcus and Chloe. Obviously we only like them because we can get 4 adults in the same room who all start with M 😉 Merry, Max, Michelle and Marcus – it’s like a group party trick 😆
Michelle has thoughtfully blogged our lovely day already so i’ll just add a few extras; adored Michelle and i trying to sneak off to play Trilemma and being tracked down by desperate children who begged us to “let them play the maths game tooooooooo!” Do these children not understand the rules about educational games???? Actually, we didn’t really understand the rules, which are spartan to say the least and Max was irritated into a frenzy by the ‘random but not quite random so what do they mean?’ coloured squares and the fact that my elder children had forgotten their tables. 🙄
I let Amelie eat some meringues that didn’t have nuts in them but said “not for nut allergy sufferers” on the box, thinking that it would be okay as she surely wasn’t that sensitive. WRONG. She immediately came out in a tummy rash like at Hunstanton and her ears and mouth hurt, though she wasn’t sick or hive-y. Bad mummy 🙁 So i guess she IS that sensitve then. Hope the testing comes through quickly; so far i’m dubious about tree nuts, coconut (apparently a rare allery but not impossible and often tied into tree nut allergies) i’m pretty sure it isn’t egg and i’m questionning strawberries. ARGH. Feel AWFUL for having let her have them, but just didn’t think she’d react to something that didn’t have actual pieces in. BUM.
Also had fun with an egg hunt and just lots of enjoyable chatting and so on. Thank you very much 🙂
I started to have a twinge in my throat on the way home and then was up with Josie (who had a raging temp) for a lot of the night, knowing i really didn’t feel that great. By morning i definitely had a bad throat which had actually made me sick once 🙁 Not had this for a year; it stopped last March when i got pregnant, as it always does, and it hasn’t been back.
Spent 90 minutes in the emergency docs and then had to send Max and the big three off to see my sister while Joey and i stayed behind and slept. Greer has thoughtfully blogged their day 🙂 Gutted to have missed that.
Woke up feeling much better; Max went off to buy a new computer as ours had completely expired so we now have a new desktop with Vista on it but then this afternoon i started to get loads worse again and i’ve slept and moaned, so we never got to the stables day out 🙁 Finally got to the point where i couldn’t stand the pain anymore and in a moment of brilliance wrapped a hot wheat bag round my neck. Something went pop and now i’m magically okay again. So let’s hope i’ve avoided the throat abcess this time 😕
The girlsh have been generally horrid today but have played out a bit, tidied a bit and ended better with a game of Narnia Risk with Max, which is apparently excellent. Hope tomorrow is better. And some better business vibes would be good too as it has been retail death this weekend – i’ve barely done a quarter of my normal business. In fact, i’ve sold more on Amazon, where i have now made it into the hallowed “Add to Basket” box, than i have on the site. WAIL.
Now. Windows Vista has a cunning little number that lets you set up a network just using a flash device. You’ll no doubt be entirely unsurprised that despite it stating perkily that “your computer is now connected to the network,” i’m not. Well blow me down, i’ve never have guessed it wouldn’t actually work. 🙄