Saturday, October 11, 2008
Well yesterday was a mixed bag. I had to give the keys of the shop over to a very nice man named Paul. No! Of course not 'that' Paul! I feel emotional, yet numb. Strange combination.

And yet my little bruv phoned to check up on me. At the shop one of the part-timers popped into work to wish me well. Paul and his colleague were wonderful. It's a truly horrible situation to find oneself in, but when such supportive and approachable people are working for you, it does take the edge off.

I got back from the shop and found a flower delivery from M & S. My Saturday girl of 3 years sent them as a thank-you. Also, the postman had delivered a 'Thinking of You' card from a friend. And I had a lovely email from someone who has some understanding of what we're going through atm.

Like I say - a mixed bag of emotions. But as someone said to me last week 'Life is a journey, not a destination'. How profound - didn't know Aerosmith had it in them!

So yesterday was the first day of the rest of my life. I came home from the shop needing to be kept busy. So I decided to swap all the furniture in the den and the study. Seemed like a good idea. Until all the units are emptied. Then in trying to move the floor to ceiling units realised they are stuck because the ceiling has dropped. I cannot begin to describe the mess that is my downstairs! DS3 comes home, looks around and says "Oh my God mum, dad is going to flip. Do you do these things just to p*** him off!"

Had a chat on msn with a DIL2b. Went to bed at 11.30pm and worked till 1am on my next assignment for the teaching course. Not sure how long this new found energy is going to last, but it is fun!
Friday, October 10, 2008
What a busy week. "There's a surprise!" I hear you say.

DS1 - Our first 'invitation' to his college to speak with his tutors! I suppose he did go a whole month! But he's much calmer. Maybe new college - premises - teachers - friends - etc. was a bit of overload for a teen with ADHD.

DS3 - New girlfriend. I know, how many? I lose count. He's doing well at school this term. Has has a pink tooth - seriously - for about a month. Wednesday night said tooth split in half and we could see what looked like blood vessels actually in the tooth! FF to dentist. Apparently his second tooth was so ready to come up it pushed the gum up through into his tooth! I know, I'd never heard of it either.

DS2 - What have I been doing for the past 13 years? Well, that would be taking the boys to football. Today though was a step closer to one of them playing professionally. DS2 was selected, after 3 trials, to play for the county. Proud mum moment :)

DH - Grumpy old man. No change then! Although he's spending the whole weekend under his car changing a gearbox, so thought should put him in a good mood. Yes, honestly.

DD - Same old, same old.

Me - Well I had the most wonderful weekend. Spa. Chocolate. Alcohol. Swimming. Sauna. Disco. Fab company. Resting. Oh, and I wrote a 1500 word assignment and a 450 word reflective account. And it was that good we've already booked next years!
Thursday, October 02, 2008

Singing along to this at the moment

Does it make me sad
  • to singalong to it?
  • to actually like it?
  • to admit that I like it?
Feeling good at the moment. Not sure why. Maybe because my destiny is out of my hands at the moment? The kids are behaving? Sex? Tidy house? Don't be silly, it's.............CENTER PARCS GIRLY WEEKEND TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excited much.

Other less exciting news? DPP course is going ok I think - well the students are still coming back so I take that as a good sign; PTLLS course now in week 3 and a 1500 assignment is just calling me to be written. It needs to be in at 9.30 next Thursday. Bets on just how late into Wednesday night/Thursday morning I shall be writing it. Have taken tons of photographs for this album I'm doing. Have had a few strange looks as well, but then who's to say that's got anything to do with the photograph taking. Kids are all quiet, calm before the storm? DH on a weeks holiday so he's nice and chilled. Finally got to MJ's crop. And quilting class started last week. I don't think it'd ever 'get' me. I mean there's only so much pinning, cutting and stitching you can do. Yeah, okay, coming from a scrapper pot and kettle does spring to mind. But it will be nice to say 'I made that!'. Nearly finished A1 upgrade. Oh, and won another £50 worth of M & S vouchers for another blog I write. So this Christmas we'll be saying "This turkey is not just any turkey, it's an M & S turkey!"Anyhow, all boring, back to .......


Laterz xx