Last week, as I was writing my Monday Round-up post, it occurred to me how little I remembered of my week. When I was being organised in October (for Stoptober) I made the effort to write my “Stoptober” post every day, as well as my Monday Round-up, because it helped me to remember whether I’d been good or not, in order to round it up. I decided this week to try and do it again. Last week I was super organised and wrote all my week’s worth of blog posts in one day and scheduled them throughout the week. This meant I didn’t really need to go near my laptop too much. This week however, I wanted to find a balance of being organised and having my posts written, as well as checking in daily to update my round-up post.
Monday to Friday was work and school again – well it was for me and the girls, Chris had the week off. Monday the girls had Singing Stars after school and so I called in to see my mum while I was waiting. Once I picked them up we headed home and when we got in, I set to cooking Chicken Fajitas for us all. Chris had bought me some beautiful roses and so they sat centre of the table when we all sat down to dinner. Everyone remarked how nice it was to all sit down and eat together too. The girls also had their school photos taken and as lovely as they are, I’m disappointed with the quality of presentation this year. I feel like they aren’t as good pictures as usual!
After dinner, Chris headed upstairs on his computer and Megan and I watched the X Factor results which we hadn’t seen the night before. Lily went to bed and Megan and I just hung out, till it was her bedtime too. Once she was asleep, Chris came downstairs and we sat down to watch more “Arrow”, then “The Walking Dead” and then “Gotham”. After that we headed to bed.
Tuesday morning I attempted to get more positive. I started out by printing out some calendar pages, even before I went to work. I even started to fill them in, hoping it would make me feel a bit more motivated. Work was a meh day again – more so than usual, so I was very glad to leave and get the girls. Sadly when I got home, owing to my mood, I didn’t really feel like doing anything at all. I played Plants Vs Zombies for majority of the evening, at least until Nat came. Chris had his friend Jon over and they ordered takeaway and while I wasn’t going to have anything, I was persuaded into cheesy chips – yes, that was the day before weigh-in. I knew I would be putting on weight this week and rather than try at the last minute, I failed and caved to takeaway! **Must try harder!** Nat spent the evening here and we caught up, gossiped etc. After both she and Jon were gone, Chris and I headed to bed.
Wednesday was weigh-in day and as I expected, I put on another pound this week. However hopefully it was the kick I needed to get my head back in the game – that coupled with the determination to get organised, will hopefully turn things around! Work was okay, probably the best day of the week. It went fast, but as always I was glad to be done. I called in at my mum’s after work and had a quick cup of tea, but then I headed off to get the girls from school and then came home. I made hot dogs for Chris and the kids for dinner, then settled down to get some blogging done. After that I printed off some pictures of young Anna and Elsa’s costumes, so that I could start to order patterns, material etc. to make the costumes from. As the girls went to bed, we packed a bag for the school disco the next day and then they both went to bed.
Chris spent majority of the evening upstairs on his computer, so I started to order patterns and look for material and ribbon etc. I caught up on quite a lot of TV and when Chris eventually came downstairs, we watched the latest episode of “The Flash” and also another episode of “Arrow” (which we’re desperately trying to catch up on!).
The next morning was a crazy rush. We knew we weren’t coming home before the disco and so that meant we needed to have everything organised and with us. Megan needed her swimming stuff too, then with Friday being Children in Need and Megan staying over at mum’s, we needed to be organised for that too. We dashed out of the door in a mad rush but pretty confident we had everything. I got the girls to school on time and didn’t feel too bad, but then unfortunately I started to feel ill on the way to work and pulled the car over to be sick. After ringing in work, I headed home. Chris had headed out to see his Nan and so I settled down to watch some daytime TV and take it easy. I didn’t really do an awful lot with my day, but I did catch up with some blogging.
I headed out with Chris at 3pm to pick up the girls from school. They had school disco and so we headed into Lincoln to grab a McDonalds and then still having some spare time, we ended up in Starbucks – having the first red cups of the season! We dropped Chris off at BT – he had a Meet & Greet for his new job – then headed to my mum’s for the girls to get changed. Megan jumped in the shower while Lily got ready. Once Lily was ready, we headed out to her disco, as she had to be there for 5.30pm. I came back to mum’s afterwards and got Megan ready too. Then Chris called to say he was done so I nipped back into Lincoln to pick him, then back to mum’s to get Megan and head to their school. I dropped Megan off and picked Lily up, before heading home with Lily. We got her clothes for the next day sorted (PJ day at school) and then also clothes for the weekend (their dad was having them Friday night). Lily then went to bed. Megan was staying at mum’s so the rest of the evening was spent with Chris, watching TV.
On Friday morning, Lily got up and had her breakfast, before having a quick shower. We then got her ready for school – a day in PJs, for Children in Need. We headed out to school, making sure we remembered 101 different things and when we got there, met up with Megan to give her some of the things she needed. I then took both girls to their classrooms before heading back home. I nipped to Marshall’s Yard to pick up a parcel from Next and then M&S to get some food for dinner. Finally I grabbed McDonalds breakfast and brought it home to Chris. The rest of the day was spent on my computer, watching TV and eventually planning Megan’s birthday mystery party. I didn’t need to collect the girls from school as their dad was having them, which was nice as it rained all day and I was able to hang out in my PJs too! For dinner Chris and I had our M&S meal, which consisted of leek and bacon mash, with red wine and chicken casserole, followed by chocolate and hazelnut cheesecake. We had a bottle of red wine too but it was pretty gross so I tipped mine down the sink in the end. We spent the evening watching TV, first loads of Arrow and then eventually Dark Knight Rises as Chris hadn’t seen it. I started to trace out Amy’s Snow White pattern so I could begin making it the next day. In the end I actually got on to cutting out the pattern too.
We headed to bed fairly late but it was nice because I knew we didn’t need to be up the next morning. Saturday we didn’t really have any plans and as such we did have a little lay-in. The morning was spent working on Amy’s dress, while watching Judge Judy. At lunchtime Chris and I headed into town – I went to Boyes for material while Chris went to the Post Office for photos, then we went to Tesco. After that we grabbed Fish & Chips before heading home to eat them. In the afternoon I carried on sewing, the girls arriving home around 4.30pm. At that point I didn’t get as much done as they were distracting me, but it was nice because they were both keen to help. Megan ended up cutting out her own jacket pattern – so I could start on her Elsa outfit and Lily just kept us company. Eventually I got them both some dinner and it wasn’t long before Lily headed to bed. Afterwards Megan and I worked on her pattern a little more, before heading through to start watching X Factor. While we did, I started to cut out some pieces for her costume and then once she’d gone to bed, Chris came down to watch TV with me. We headed to bed after a couple of hours.
Sunday morning I woke up before Chris so I sneaked out of bed and came downstairs. Only Lily was up so together we did the dishwasher and I sorted out some washing. I then heard Chris moving around so put the kettle on, nipping upstairs to get dressed. Not long after 10am, the kids and I headed into town to go back to Boyes. We bought more material and then headed to Argos to pick up some tables I’d reserved. Afterwards we headed home and I called Chris down to build the tables, so I could crack on. Sadly the day wasn’t as constructive as I hoped – but that’s often the way when the kids are around. However I did get Amy’s Anna dress finished, more done on Snow White and Elsa started a little more too. Mum came for a couple of hours in the afternoon and did the girls homework with them, so that was a great help too. In the evening the girls started on a Disney craft project which I will be sharing with you all soon – no hints yet I’m afraid! Lily headed to bed and Megan and I watched the X Factor results. We accidentally got watching I’m a Celebrity too but I couldn’t let Megan stay up to watch it as it didn’t finish till 10.40pm. She headed to bed not long after 9pm and so I shoved Casualty on in order to catch up on my blogging. Chris eventually came downstairs too and we watched SHIELD before heading to bed.
I’ve felt much much better this week and far more positive. I’ve made an effort to write this post every day, or every couple of days, to keep up with what I’ve been doing. I do have several things I’ve slipped behind on, but for the most part I know what they are and just need to sit down and get on with it. Eating wise I’ve been much better, without making myself miserable too. I’m looking forward to another positive week (fingers crossed) and hopefully as weight loss on Wednesday!