Not the best weekend. Not for any specific reason, just one of those ‘it’s all a bit crappy’ few days.
My mum has been moved to another hospital 50 minutes away from me with opening hours restricted to school pick up times and kids’ supper/bed. Absolutely no use to me. Plus they’ve had norovirus which shut the ward for the first 3 days. So I can, in all honesty, only visit her at the weekend, which is not good for her or us.
Without being too cryptic, something I had set my heart on – something that would have changed everything for the better, has not come to fruition. So I felt sad about that and a bit lost as to what to do now. Carry on regardless I suppose.
My older daughter seems to have embraced being eight with not doing her homework or giving two hoots about her grades or behaviour. OK, she hasn’t gone completely off the rails (she is only 8), but those glimpses of future teen are getting more frequent and it makes we want to peek from behind my fingers to look at it.
On a positive note, I did reach my diet goal two weeks early, although last night’s chinese take-away (HAD to be done on Chinese new year – 新年好 by the way) and half a bottle of Beaujolais Villages has probably restored a few pounds. I was going to go for a long overdue run this morning, but we had some snow last night and I really don’t want to run in it, big wuss that I am.
So, on my one child-free morning of the week I plan to write some book reviews I need to submit, mark a whopping great pile of books and change all the beds. It’s a thrill a minute, isn’t it?
To end on a positive note, I did get some amazing bargains at John Lewis yesterday, I mean a cheeseboard £30 down to £4, metal hooks £12 down to 50p, biscuit cutters for 5p each and napkins for 25p. I do love a bargain! Especially from JL.
Cheer me up and join in with this week’s Monday Club….link up below.