I am absolutely exhausted writing this post! For some reason, its been such a tiring week – from beginning to end. Even on Monday, when nothing much had happened, I was already feeling knackered. I remember thinking, “how on earth will I make it through the week?” Somehow I did though and it was such a great week. Here is a little more about it….
Monday to Friday were work days as normal. I also worked Thursday night. However it was a funny sort of a work week in all. Monday was our school Sports Day at work and because of that, half the kitchen staff were out in the afternoon. I was left with my boss, with potatoes to peel and pots to wash so it went quite slowly. As the girls had an after school club, I went for a wander into town – popped into Lush to talk about the blog meet, went to Co-op Headquarters to collect their blog meet offerings and then headed to get the girls. Driving home was the first time it hit me how tired I already was! By the time Thursday came around (and I knew I was working the evening shift) I wondered if I would actually make it through the day. Not only that but we had a WHOLE day of cleaning at work, followed by me walking into town (down and then back up Steep Hill), collecting face/body cleanser pots from Lush and shopping at Primark, all before doing my evening shift. Normally I would be glad that Friday had come and work was over but I had a very busy weekend ahead too!
Before I get to that though, a few other things from the week itself. Monday was the GoT finale and wow was it great! There is a part of me that feels disappointed at GoT finale because they don’t really do cliffhangers, but at the same time there is something to be said for tying off loose ends and leaving you prepared and waiting for the next season.
Tuesday was my girls’ Sports Day and for the first time ever in their lives, I had to miss it because of work. I didn’t think it would bother me as much as it did but in the end, after kissing them goodbye at school, I drove to work in floods of tears. Not only could I not make it, my mum was away and their Grandma was busy too. Luckily at the very last minute, Andrea (their Grandma) was able to make it and while she missed Lily’s races in the morning, she was at least able to have lunch with them both and watch Megan’s races in the afternoon. My Project 52 photograph was from Andrea this week.
Wednesday was Weight Loss Wednesday (as always, over at Twice The Mum). I lost another pound this week, giving me a total loss of 11 pounds over about 12 weeks I think. Ironically though I don’t actually feel any different for it. Neither thinner or healthier. I suppose I do feel a bit more motivated though, so that’s a bonus. By the time we go to Floriday next year I really want to have lost my 3 stone. Wednesday was also Lily’s assembly and I was luckily able to go. The assembly was about nocturnal animals and it was very good!
While the whole week was full of Blog Meet planning and organising, Thursday was by far the main day for me. Not only did I pick up a whole bunch of stuff from town, I also had to try and find a replacement speaker for the afternoon of the meet. Though I didn’t know till the next day, I luckily managed it and it all turned out okay, but it was a bit manic at the time! Not only that but I treated myself and did some shopping. I went to Primark and bought five t-shirts! There were both Gryffindor and Ravenclaw tees so I had to get one for each of the girls, one for myself and of course I didn’t want Amy to miss out so one for her too. I also found a cute little mint satchel bag, only to then visit Asda Living and find another one I like and buy that too!
Friday was the last day of work but also the day when Amy arrived to finalise and sort out our Blog Meet for the next day. She arrived at around 6.30pm and once the kids were in bed we treated ourselves to takeaway burgers, already knowing it was going to be a hectic evening. Though we probably didn’t crack on as hard and as fast as we should have, we did get started on everything and spent the whole evening sorting out and organising. Sadly it was 2.30am before we finished and it was 3am before I went to bed! Saturday we were both up about 7am though and after we got ourselves ready we had hit the road by about 8.20am.
I won’t go into too much detail about the Blog Meet itself as I will be making several posts about it during the coming week and probably even more posts after that about the products I have to try out! However Amy and I were in town from about 9am, grabbed ourselves coffee and went to meet everyone. We were then busy solidly through till 3pm when everyone disappeared off and we grabbed ourselves more coffee. By the time we had picked up all the kids and got ourselves home, it was 5.30pm. We then had dinner to get for the kids, get them to bed and even then we weren’t done with Blog Meet stuff! We sat down and took photos of all our goodies, along with making up some extra goody bags to give away over the coming weeks on our joint blogs. After all that was done, we were absolutely drained. We were so naughty and treated ourselves to takeaway for a second day running – this time pizza – but it was amazing and so worth it!
Sunday morning we were all still tired when we got up. We really did nothing all day until Amy had to go catch her train. I dropped her off and then headed over to mum’s, taking all my material and patterns for my Comic Con costume. She helped me sort out what pieces I needed, how she thought I should tackle the alterations I want to make to the patterns and even arranged times when we could get together if I got stuck doing it by myself. It was late as the kids and I left so I treated them to McDonalds to eat on the way home and then when we got back I put them straight to bed. The evening was supposed to be spent getting organising, blogging etc but unfortunately my brain just wouldn’t function. I ended up going through pictures on Facebook that I was tagged in, saving them and re-uploading them to a folder of my own! I headed to bed about 11.30pm and just hoped for the best!
It’s been a great week and even though I was so tired, it was all worth it. I can’t wait to tell you all about the Blog Meet but for now I’m going to add this link up here! Everyone who attended the LincsBlogMeet, I would love if you would add your links! I will be adding this link up to the bottom of all of my posts over the next week or so, so don’t worry if you’re not adding your link right now!