Thankfully this week has been a lot quieter than recent weeks, though I can’t say that means I’ve got more done! As much as I’ve loved the hot weather, its really not helpful when it comes to doing certain jobs. However, Monday Nat and I were invited to a Weleda Day (post to follow) in Ilkeston and the warm weather was really welcomed. A lot of the day was spent outside and it was so nice to feel some sun on my skin! I actually got sunburnt but oh well!
Tuesday the girls had a sort of school pride parade, which involved walking around the village, singing songs and generally trying to make people smile. I went with Lily’s class, while mum went with Megan and we spent the whole morning enjoying ourselves, again in the sunshine. At lunch time I headed to my mum’s for some food and when she offered to collect the girls from school and bring them home for me, I headed home myself. I spent the afternoon catching up on blog stuff before she brought them around! While at my mums, she also decided to take us on holiday to Paris so that was something great to add to my countdown!
On Wednesday Nat came around for the day, primarily so we could watch “The Fault in Our Stars”, this month’s “From Page to Screen”, over at Twice the Mum. Though we always get delayed, catching up and having a cup of tea, we eventually got into the movie and both really enjoyed it. However afterwards we were really sad so we went to nearby Blyton and treated ourselves to ice cream! Afterwards Nat went home and I went to get the kids from school and we then went to the park, still enjoying the beautiful weather.
Thursday was my first free day to do something and I really wanted to sew… but I didn’t. I’m not entirely sure what I did do, but I wasted it messing around on my computer, watching TV etc. I did however make bacon, chicken and hallumi salad for dinner, so not all was lost! The weather was still nice too!! By Friday I decided that even though it was warm I needed to start getting some things done. I caught up on the dishwasher, washing etc but also made a start on some sewing. Sadly my sewing machine is on it’s last legs and it’s really made me sad as I’m not sure what to do about it, but I don’t want to sew anything else and know it’s not sewn properly! Anyway I worked hard on Amy’s cosplay costume of Briar Rose and got the majority of the top half finished. Also the girls had Heroes day at school and Lily dressed as her teacher Mrs Holt, while Megan went as me.
On Saturday we were supposed to go to the girls school fair and then the girls were going to stay at my mums. However the weather was dull (following the storm, the night before) and we decided not to turn out. Instead we all bummed around and I tried to fix my sewing machine but nothing I did made any difference to the problem I’m having! I didn’t really feel very well – full of cold and constant sneezing – so in the end I gave up trying to be productive and just hung out on the sofa all day.
Sunday I didn’t really feel much better so again I didn’t do much. I went in to town to pick up a few bits and pieces, and then in the afternoon ended up having a sort out of all my paperwork. Chris and I also made a cocktail (which was gross) and Lily and I started painting her tardis, for school homework. The weekend was fairly uneventful but that was nice and because I wasn’t feeling well, I was grateful for it. This coming week is going to be busy in part but I’m also hoping to secure plenty of me time! Fingers crossed.