Sunday, November 29, 2009
Rough few weeks. Ella had either flu or swine flu - who knows. But she was rough for 9 days, bless her. She's never ill, so wasn't nice to see her so frail. Being her main carer all week as Jeff was on Jury Service at Coroner Court meant I suppose it was inevitable I would catch something off of her. Nasty, horrible cough keeping me up all day and night. But at least it seems to have avoided everyone else.

Jeff found Coroner Court interesting, just as well, he's such a grumpy man in every other respect LOL

Boys all okay. Joe had swine flu jab. Took ages to decide, just hope we made the right decision! Have had friends galore sleeping over. Picture gives you an idea of the number of teenagers hanging around - yes, that is 13 pairs of shoes. Jeff and I are seriously thinking of getting a separate doorbell just for the boys room!

Went to dad and Sandra's a fortnight ago and got virtually all the Christmas presents. In fact, reckon Sandra should be a Personal Shopper :) Been Flyladying, so each evening have done a little bit. All now wrapped, cards written, stamped and addressed. About the only thing I had enough energy for this week!

So not much news.

First Day of Advent, and this year I feel very Christmassy. Got the quilt out today I made last year - hope you like it :)
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Busy few days.

*Halloween.
*Back to school.
*Stood a girlfriend up *insert blushing smilie*
*Winter coats needed
*4 of my students wanted their portfolios in for final IV - argghh, so know there's going to be bits that need addressing.
*Attended a Diet and Nutrition Awareness course. And you know how you always come away from that sort of thing feeling renewed and righteous! Don't think the rest of the family is very impressed LOL
*Ella had her school photo - she looks so cute in pigtails - and a trip to the doctors. There's 4/5 in the practice and this one commented that he'd never seen her before. When Jeff and I thought about it we realised that, despite all her problems, she is one healthy lassie :)
*Joe's got a new girlfriend on the horizon - really pleased for him. Only met her briefly, but she seems nice. I thought for ages about 'nice', bit of a 'urgh' word, but couldn't think of anything more suitable! I don't know anything about her to say she's lovely - although Joe certainly thinks so LOL - but she seemed .......nice!
*Joe had 3 mates round ..... the same night Ben had 6 for a sleepover ...... the same night Josh's (about 8) mates all started out ours before they went to a party! Frazzeled? Bloody right