This week I’m going to try and be good – and keep up with my round up posts. I’ve started off well, as its Monday that I first started writing this!
Monday to Friday was work and school as usual. Monday was a nightmare day at work but honestly its become pretty standard these days. Once I was finished at work I drove to the girls’ school and sat outside for about an hour, waiting for them to finish Singing Stars. While I sat and waited, I worked on Megan’s birthday Mystery Party, with the hope it would force me to get something actually planned. When the girls were finally done at 4.30pm, we all headed home and got ourselves dinner, did the dishwasher and caught up on X Factor and I’m a Celebrity. At about 6.30pm we started to decorate the lounge Christmas Tree and it was about 7.40pm when Lily finally went to bed.
After Lily was in bed, Megan and I sorted out the tree in the dining room – our secondary tree, which is themed Disney Villains. It didn’t take us long and once we were done, Megan and I sat down for a bit of a cuddle before Megan too went to bed. Once she was gone, I settled down to write a blog post for Twice the Mum and catch up on a few things online. I then tried to actually get some of Megan’s party typed up, before eventually watching Walking Dead with Chris and then heading to bed.
Tuesday the girls were going to their dad’s after school, but it was also their school fair and the girls were singing in choir. As such I met them after school and took them to fair, before waiting around till 4pm when they would sing. At 4.30pm the girls were finished singing and they left with their dad and I headed home. When I got back, I went straight into writing Megan’s party again, knowing I had to get a lot done still. I worked on it majority of the evening, especially since the girls didn’t get back till 8pm. We had a quick bedtime story and then once they were in bed, I continued to work on Megan’s mystery game. Chris had decided to make quiche and mince pies so he was in the kitchen all evening. I had quiche about 10pm and it was amazing but I knew it would blow my weigh in the next day! We went to bed about 11pm, after watching some TV.
Wednesday the girls were both really tired – especially Lily. I took them both to school and was glad to know they didn’t have school in the afternoon as they were going to a Christmas Carol service at the Cathedral, as part of school choir. After my work, I went to meet the girls at the Cathedral and stayed for the service. When we left, we went straight home and got on with dinner, but Tangled on to watch for our Disney task. Lily went to bed pretty much straight after dinner and I worked a bit on Megan’s party, to get it finished. Once both girls were in bed, I spent some time just relaxing and doing some bits and pieces I needed to catch up on before later heading to bed with Chris around 11pm.
Thursday was the first day that we didn’t have anything on after school. With the mystery party pretty much written, I went back to sewing. The girls and I caught up on I’m a Celebrity while I sewed and sewed and sewed! Megan drew some beautiful Disney pictures but Lily wasn’t really in the mood for doing her Disney task. I actually made sure both of the girls were in bed a little earlier. Later Nat came around and we did yet more sewing, of course while having a girlie catch up. On Friday I really needed some time out as it had been a long week. When we got back from school we got dinner and sorted out some washing, the bins etc. I started to sew and sewed for majority of the evening. However when Chris got home we ordered takeaway AND got a bottle of wine, before spending the evening catching up on some TV. Luckily, since I was done with the mystery game, I could easily sew and watch TV, whereas earlier in the week I’d had to be in silence.
Finally it was Saturday and Megan’s party day. I spent majority of the day sewing Lily’s costume, then in the afternoon I went out shopping with Lily to get the food and some last minute bits. The whole day was a bit of a rush but we got there in the end. The party went well and Megan enjoyed it – which of course was the main thing. After the girls were in bed, Nat, Tom, Amy etc all stayed to chat and it was nice to just have some time together when we weren’t all drunk! Eventually Nat and Tom left though and we all headed to bed, not far off midnight.
On Sunday I woke up early and couldn’t get back to sleep so I got up. I managed to get two blog posts done, X Factor and I’m a Celebrity watched, all before midday. Everyone piled into the car and we took Amy and Olivia to the station. We all then headed to Lincoln for Christmas Market. Typically it rained the moment we were out of the car and we all got soaked. It was also freezing cold. However we made the most of it, wandering around and buying a Bratwurst, a Pork and Stuffing Bap and three hot chocolates. We also had cinnamon nuts which we brought home with us. All in all, we were at Christmas Market about 2 hours and while it was nice, I missed going at night when it was dark. Also if I’m honest, I don’t feel like it was a good this year either.
We all came home, completely drained. We spent the rest of the day/evening chilling out. We watched TV, we played Disney games and we basically just monged. I put Lily to bed at just gone 6pm and Megan went at 7.30pm. I then spent the evening blogging and watching more TV. Chris went for a bath and when he got out, I went for one. Afterwards we watched some TV before grabbing an early night.
I can’t possibly explain, just how busy this week has felt. I honestly haven’t been able to concentrate on anything other than Megan’s party. While I was happy to do it, I’m pleased its now passed. I’m really looking forward to this coming week – with Megan’s actual birthday – and then the build up to Christmas. I feel like finally December can be enjoyed!