Typically, our first week of being at home together is being marred by me having a throat infection; it started off as viral which made a nice change as my glands swelled beautifully but my tonsils stayed the same size for a change, so while it hurt, it was a different hurt and nothing like so bad. But of course, my throat being what it is, it has totally over-reacted and has actually got a rash on it now which extends al lthe way down my throat making me feel like i am mould lined and constantly choking. I’m not happy. Oddly though, i don’t actually feel ill
I also can’t speak above a whisper, which is making customer phonecalls interesting 🙄 Naturally the children all recovered just in time for Max and i to get it. 😥
Hoping i’ll be better for saturday when we hope to have a mini-party for Joey, though i have forgotten to remind the people i invited. Better do that. Hope you got my twitter okay, Alison? 🙂 Helen, got yours, did you get my email? Also hoping i won’t be infectious 🙁
Yesterday was nice, aside from being ill. MF and i sent 60 parcels, Max taught the kids stuff again and then i took them to the farm to buy a pumpkin which they hollowed out, carved and gave carrot top hair 🙂 We trick or treated with Kate and Summer again and were a bit surprised that someone nicked one of her carved pumpkins. Then we got home to fine someone had stolen out sweet bowl, though not the sweets or the plate covering them. People are very odd; i suppose those were the tricks, but i want my bowl back! I gave treats!
Maddy had done lots of creative things for the house in the morning while Max took the other 3 for a walk; she made ghosts for every window, fimo glow in the dark models for outside and a sign for the door. She had such a lovely time and did it all by herself; i love how motivated she is by things like that.
Best bit of BeadMerrily news for the day was the arrival, at long last, of my air pillow making machine. This is a big deal; to be able to rent one, you have to show usage of 2 km a month of air pillows! Eeeeek! Still, really glad not to be paying in money and carbon footpint to have boxes of air sent through the post anymore. Each roll makes 3 cubic metres of pillows, roughly the volume of my dining room. I am really tempted to try it, it would be such fun!