Well where did the week go?? There I was on Sunday evening, wishing the Christmas holidays werent over, as the 3 of us had so much fun just playing with games and toys. It was lovely to have quality time, shut off from work and just relax. So, by the time I went to bed I was all prepared to get back to work. Woke up Monday and there was a blanket of snow on the ground. We couldnt even get off the drive, so we had another day of playing - hooray!!! So I didnt get any work done after all.
Tuesday I very slowly and cautiously took Poppi to the doctors as she has an eye infection.
On Wednesday I had to take Riley to speech therapy, only to find I was completely in the wrong place, so had to drive across town to get the right place. What a wally! Well thats what Riley called me anyway.
Thursday I spent the day in bed with horrible head pains and went back to bed as soon as the children were asleep. A couple of friends have had the same thing, so its obviously some sort of virus. Well the snow is still here and the roads near us have been really icy. Its been blimmin awful.
Then this morning the temperature on the car was reading -7. All this week I have been starting the car 10 minutes before we leave, to help get shot of the ice. This morning I got the scraper out and nothing happened!!!! I thought the scraper was broken - no!! My neighbour gave me some de-icer to help - no!!! it just froze on the windscreen. 20 minutes later I was actually getting somewhere, so I scraped a bit off and then just sat in the car and waited, before my fingers dropped off. We have to drive about 3 miles along country lanes and down steep hills before we get to a main road, so by the time we get to school I feel like have been driving for ages. I must look like one of those typical women drivers, nose on the windscreen and finger dents in the steering wheel where I am gripping it so tight (dont know why, its not like it helps!!!) I am hoping it will clear up by next week.
Heres a few pages from a scrapbook I made for mum as one of her Christmas prezzies. As some of you know, mum loves her garden and every year I make her one. This year I decided to make it as simple as possible, to leave lots of room for photos,journalling,doodles etc... She does like to doodle. In previous years it has been more of a glorified photo album, but I thought it would be nicer to see the finished article with scribbles and notes etc...
It feels a little odd showing the LO's with no photos or writing in, its like showing you a piece of patterned paper and telling you its a birthday card, because obviously the focal point is missing. I have quite a few gifts to show, but I shall leave those for another day. There are more than enough pictures here and I dont want to bore you to tears. Please excuse the poor light photos, they were of course taken on Christmas eve, when I was tearing around wrapping the presents.