Kids parties are exhausting and there is a VERY good reason I don’t take both kids by myself. Managing 1 times ADHDer and 1 times Toddler on a sugar high is no fun at all.
Family can be strange sometimes. Everyone could see that I was struggling a bit but no one thought to offer me even a 10 minute break so I could grab a snack. I went home starving. Another reason I never do this on my own.
Knitting is like riding a bicycle. I started knitting on Saturday night (Sally is doing a knitting challenge if you are interested in joining) and I briefly consulted with Google to cast on stitches and to purl. After a while it came back to me and it was all fine. I am LOVING it. Here’s a pic that I took when I got to work this morning. I’ve gone much further since then.
Sometimes it would help if I didn’t actually believe every single thing I read on Unisa’s website. I really should phone first and make sure that what they are saying on there is all true. I went there on Saturday morning and they were closed, even though the website said that they operate on Saturdays during registration period. According to the Security on duty, the Saturday thing only starts this coming Saturday. What a waste of petrol!
I LOVE that I STILL enjoy just hanging out with my DH after all our years together. He is just so much fun!
Five Little Updates:
I got a totally unexpected gift yesterday from a gorgeous and oh-so-funky friend in the computer. Don’t you just love when stuff like that happens? It completely made my day. Thank You for first moving me to tears and then making sure I had a smile on my face for the rest of the day. x
My Toddler had his first proper Speech Therapy session last week. He was AWESOME. There has been a marked improvement and somehow I am feeling so much better about this. Most of what he speaks starts with “I want….” or “Joel wants…” or Joel no wanna ….” I love that he tries to have a conversation with me. He has caught on to the concept of saying Grace before meals and has taken it even further. I give him a banana, he says Grace. I give him water, he says Grace. I give him a sandwich he says Grace. He even said Grace before eating birthday cake on Saturday at the party. I think he is just sooooo cute and for the first time ever I can truly say that I am enjoying him.
The woman who looks after my tween boy in the afternoon has arranged for him to go to a holiday club at a church in the area. Holiday club is from 9 – 12 and she will fetch him and watch him for me till I come home. FOR FREE. Gosh, I am just so blessed!
Yesterday morning I went to do some grocery shopping and saw that Hyper had banana loaves fresh out of the oven for R10.99. I love banana bread and of course I couldn’t resist. In the evening I made custard (from scratch because I had lots of milk with tomorrow’s date on) for the first time EVER and we had it with banana bread. It was STUNNING! Is there anything better than a warm, sweet pudding on a cold winters night? Happiness really is in the little things…
I started with some proper exercise today and OH MY HAT, I nearly died! A woman at work is a PT for Adventure Boot Camp. She is taking some of us to walk, run, walk, run around the Common three days a week FOR FREE and DURING WORK HOURS. This is right up my alley. She is a SLAVE-DRIVER of note. I am feeling OK at the moment but suspect that I’m going to be in pain by Wednesday or so. But, I love that she pushes me.
That’s it for today. I hope that you all have a fantastic week.x