It’s that time of the week again – Monday Round-up. It’s been a busy and tiring week, despite not a lot going on. Full week back at school/work for everyone and its definitely taken its toll. Chris has had some really shitty shifts, all day or evenings, so we’ve barely seen each other. The kids after school clubs hadn’t started yet though so at least its been a fairly normal week with regards to hours (if you don’t count the fact I finished work late almost every day!).
Anyway, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday there really wasn’t anything of special note. Thursday the kids were with their dad after school and so Chris and I had some of the evening to ourselves. We hung out and ordered takeaway – it was a really nice evening. Friday was really the same as the other three evenings, except for the fact we were celebrating making it through yet another week (only 5 till I’m off again, woo!). The kids and I hung out and it was really nice, letting them both go a little later to bed than normal and just enjoying being together.
Saturday was a really strange day. I woke up with a headache and sadly it didn’t shift all day. I tried to relax on my computer in the morning but that didn’t help so I went for a bath. My headache lifted slightly but it didn’t go and as soon as I was back in the lounge, it pretty much came back again. I did manage to clean the shower though so that was a plus. We decided to try and tackle homework and so Lily, Megan and I moved to the dining table. I started working on a dress pattern, while Megan started homework and Lily drew a picture. It wasn’t long after when my mum arrived, as she’d said she might pop in for a while. Crazily, she was still there 6 hours later… after homework was done, takeaway was ordered and Nat arrived! Luckily it had taken my mind off my headache somewhat but I was also feeling fairly rotten. A girlie night with Nat was just what I needed though and after a good chat and Nat leaving at just gone midnight, I headed to bed, completely exhausted!
Sunday Chris was finally off and we had a day together as a family. We headed into Gainsborough in the morning as Chris had keys to drop off and I wanted to go to Wilkos. We ended up wandering a little and getting sausage rolls from Greggs. When we got back, there was loads of house stuff to do like the dishwasher, hanging out washing, sorting washing etc. After all of that, we ended up tidying and hoovering! It was such a fun day, haha. In the end, the kids and I spent the afternoon watching more Winx and finally when they headed to bed, I spent the evening watching One Tree Hill and doing the ironing. Strangely enough, it was a really nice day – despite how it sounds.
Other than that, I’ve really started working on Christmas presents. I’m making a whole host of dresses and clothes for various people and I’ve started to look at patterns and materials. I’ve also started to build up some clothes purchases for the girls. Their main Christmas gift this year will be a suitcase full of summer clothes for Florida! On top of that, I’ve purchased my mum’s gift and part of my brother’s. I’ve order Nat’s birthday present and my mind is busy working on everything else I need to get. As soon as they’re all out of the way its save save SAVE so I really need to get cracking and organised.
Not much else is new – I’ve been pretty tired so that’s stopped a lot of things. To be honest I haven’t even taken any pictures to intersperse in this post! I do want to work more on my jewellery and generally on craft stuff. I’ll update you as soon as there is news!