Fran has come home from Brownies very proud tonight as she’s been told that she’s been made a Seconder for the Gnomes 🙂 Maddy thinks it’s a “bit scary” to have sister who is a Seconder, Fran just nodded sagely when i suggested the reason she might have been chosen over her friend E, who started at the same time, is that she’s rather used to managing a troup of small girls! Such a big deal for her 🙂
We’ve passed a pleasant day; posted granny’s presents, so only a day late, though i’m mortified to have forgotten the birthdays of two friends, so sorry Gwenny and Joe, will make it up to you 🙁 Inability to get Sage up and running (gmail is not good for exporting bookmark files) has left me feeling a bit disconnected from everyone. BeadMerrily is running only just shy (about 20 parcels a week less) than the busiest week before Xmas, so even though MF is doing most of that, the admin/problem solving back up i am doing is still time consuming enough that i’m not getting on with anything recreational in terms of computer time! I just fel like life has retreated into business, girls and on a good day spending a bit of time with Max but there is absolutely nothing left spare, not even enough spare to actually worry about it anymore. I’m desperately trying to get blogging back but i think i’ve been gone so long that everyone has forgotten about me!
We’ve had “more of the same” today; Maddy hs been looking at Fairy books, not reading, just looking. The fact she keeps telling me what sentences say is purely co-incidental, because she can’t read 🙄 Fran is immersed in a book on electricity and dipping in and out of North Child, Artemis Fowl and a couple of others, while also re-reading Fairy books. Today she learned about mixed number and improper fractions (well, i say learned, covered might be more accurate) and Maddy did pages of maths from a level 1 singapore, so as to avoid the whole “reading” issue. Did i mention i do this 🙄 🙄 a lot atm?
They’ve all Hama-ed (amazing parrot from Maddy, so good!) and Bindeezed and drawn and goodness knows what else all afternoon, plus playing out in torrential rain, this being the default weather whenever anyone is camping on the showground (and it’s the eoe show this weekend.) Amelie did studydog and EC for ages and then Fran and Maddy went on a Brownie trip to the Mayor’s Parlour at the town hall, which they seemed to like.
I’m up too late and knackered, so i better go to bed. Is it just me, or does everyone else always wish they had a daemon when they read the HDM books?