So this week started off great! I was tired from all the DIY we did last week, but I was also feeling very accomplished. This kicked me off to a good start and a Happy Monday!
For the most part, the week was the same as any. Monday-Friday was school/work but the best part of this week was that it was the last one before half term! Yep, I’m officially on half term and that means a week off!
Monday, Andrea (Grandma) had the kids after school. This gave me a little time to pop to a few places, meaning a trip to B&Q, Staples and Carpet Right. I picked up some lino for the entrance to our hallway, some shelves (also for our hallway), some card for Megan to complete some homework, amoungst other things. I then spent the evening catching up on blog stuff, as well as TV. I bought my Comic Con costume, plus some bits for my birthday party. I also decided what I was serving for dinner that night!
Tuesday the kids and I had a fruit trying experience! I’ve posted about it over on Twice the Mum today so you should definitely have a read! After that we had to get to homework for them both (which was a bit of a headache I’ll admit) and after that Nat came around. While at times the day was pretty stressful, overall it was a good day.
Wednesday was mid-way through the week and for that reason is often one of my favourite days. That said, its also Weigh-In day and that can be depressing! However this week I lost 1lb and while its not a lot, its at least helped keep me a little more motivated. The kids and I enjoyed a peaceful evening, after so many hectic evenings recently and even after they went to bed I spent the majority of the evening getting some blog posts written in advance of the next week being a bit busier!
Thursday was a long day because I worked the evening shift. The rain set in again after several lovely days, so that was a little depressing too. However I was feeling very motivated regarding weight loss and that helped keep a positive attitude over other things. I was finally started to feel organised again too and that was a great feeling. When I got home with the kids that night, I settled them in bed and had another catch up evening. It felt good.
Finally, Friday was here! That was my last day of the working week and even better, once the work day was over, I was on holiday for a week. At work everyone had chipped together to get me a birthday present and even make me some bread (instead of a cake). It was a nice way to end the week. The kids and I headed home to Chris and that evening we all sat down to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.
Saturday I woke up at 7am with a headache, which was sad as it was my first day off in a long time. However I took some pain killers and managed to get back to sleep, eventually getting up around 10am. I spent a couple of hours just chilling out and working on my blog, until my brother text to say he was calling around with his kids. Once they arrived, my brother and I caught up and chatted a lot, while the kids played Mario on the Wii and Minecraft on PC. I cooked them all chicken pie and chips for lunch and it was a really lovely part of the day. Once they left, it wasn’t long until Chris came home from work. We all spent some time on our computers, before settling down to watch the final Harry Potter movie, Deathly Hallows Part 2. Chris and I had planned to spend the evening putting up shelves, but that didn’t pan out so we decided to leave it till Monday!
Sunday, Chris was at work all day and the girls were going to their dad’s after tea. We first spent the morning packing a bag for them to go to their dad’s. After that we had some beauty time, painting and decorating our nails! The girls had a foot spa first and then afterwards we all painted our nails and added some decals, rhinestones etc. We then finally had lunch, quite late! We really didn’t have much food in the house though so we had to just make do, before heading out shopping in the afternoon. We did both Aldi and Tesco, getting everything we’d need for the week. Finally we headed home and just spent some time on our computers. The girls’ dad came about 6pm and I spent the rest of the evening looking on Ebay (I can’t believe I spent the whole evening that way but I did!). Chris came home from work and we watched the last ever Revolution (disappointing!) and the latest Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. episode.
There were some depressing parts to the week, but I’d prefer not to dwell on them right now. Overall it was a good week and I’ve felt far more positive during it for the most part!