Well wow… what a week it has been! We headed into the week, knowing it was the last week of work (and school) for me (and the kids) but what I didn’t know is that it would actually be my last EVER week of work! While I won’t go into the details (not publically at least) I basically had a big blow out with my boss and ended up walking out half way through my shift on Wednesday. As I had Thursday and Friday left to work, I took them as sick days and am working out my notice period over the Christmas holidays. At first I was pretty devastated but now I’ve come to terms with being quite so irresponsible, I believe its for the best and I’m genuinely so much happier now.
Anyway! Monday to Thursday was school for the kids and Monday to Wednesday was work for me. The kids didn’t have Singing Stars after school on Monday and it was so nice that we got to come straight home. We had dinner, chilled out and the Megan made a Loomband Anna. The evening was spent with Chris, watching Arrow, as was most nights that week! I also had a bath with my Father Christmas bath bomb.
Tuesday the kids were with their dad and while I had every intention to come home and get their Anna and Elsa dresses finished. However I just ended up bumming around, watching TV and doing some last minute Christmas shopping online, as well as buying some new dress patterns to work on soon. When the girls got home we read more of “in a blink”, taking our selfies while we do (a weird tradition we’ve started) and enjoying some family time. Again once the girls were in bed, Chris and spent the evening watching Arrow together.
Wednesday, was obviously my last day of work, as I mentioned above. It started off fairly normal, ending abruptly just before lunch. I then spent the afternoon with my mum, waiting to pick the girls up at the end of school. I will admit I was a bit of a mess that evening. I let all my friends know what had happened and basically spent the evening wallowing. The girls had the task of dress up like Disney and other than Lily hurting herself falling out of the car, the two of them enjoyed their evening. Chris and I again watched TV but he also brought me Cheesecake and Wine home when he got back from work.
Thursday was the girls’ last day at school and obviously I didn’t have work. I took the girls to school as usual and since Megan had a Christmas Carol service for the first half an hour, I was lucky enough to be able to stay. Afterwards I headed into town, to get some Christmas shopping, hoping it might cheer me up. Sadly it all fell a bit flat and I headed home by about lunch time. I spent the afternoon watching crappy TV, before going back to get the girls from school. Seeing them did help pull me out of my mood a little though and when we came back home, we enjoyed our evening together – especially as it had been their last day at school and they were excited. We spent the evening judging my Disney Fashion competition and then reading more of our Disney book (and taking selfies). When the kids were in bed – yep you guessed it – more Arrow and snuggling on the sofa!
Finally it was Friday and the girls were off school – and I was off work. We had a leisurely morning, then headed over to my mums as she’d planned to make cards with the girls and even though I didn’t need her to have them any more, I didn’t want to disappoint her. We stayed for a few hours and over lunch too, before heading to the girls other grandparents to pick up my Christmas present (their dad had dropped it off there). We then headed back home, putting the girls letters to Santa in the post box as we went. When we got back, our Disney task of the day was to watch Frozen so we settled down to do that and I finally got around to sewing both their dresses. We had dinner while watching the movie and when it was over, Lily went to bed. Once she was in bed, Megan helped me add the tulips to the bottom of Lily’s dress, which took ages! Chris and I spent the evening together after that, watching TV before heading to bed.
The next day was Saturday and we were all so glad to not need to get up early. Chris and I managed a small lie-in but then I hung out on the sofa majority of the morning, while he played on his computer. I gave the girls a bath and then had one myself, before heading upstairs to get dressed and get the girls ready. Namu called to say she was on the train to Gainsborough and so I quickly trimmed the girls hair and headed out to get her. When we got back here, I did some hoovering and tidying, got the girls some lunch and then Namu and I went out to get some shopping. When we got back, we put up some Christmas decorations, but mostly sat around chatting and catching up. Eventually the girls had dinner and then went to bed, while we all got ready for the murder mystery. It was a fun evening and it was good to catch up with everyone. We had takeaway for food and so I really did very little except enjoy the evening.
When everyone left, Namu, Chris and I chatted for quite a while before we eventually headed to bed around 1am. We didn’t get much of a lie in the next morning but it didn’t really matter as we had to be up anyway. That day we were going out for lunch and Anna and Elsa were going to be there. The girls got dressed into their Anna and Elsa dresses and we headed out to Lincoln. We parked up and walked to the Hotel. My first impression was that we had entered hell on earth. Loads of tiny Annas and Elsas, running around and screaming! Nightmare. We waited almost an hour to be seated and food/service was really slow. The food was okay and Anna and Elsa themselves seemed to be enjoyable for the girls, but from a parent/adult perspective the whole thing was fairly dire. In total we were there three hours and it really felt like such a chore.
After lunch we headed to my mum’s, so the girls could get changed. They had a Christingle service to attend at 4pm, they were both singing and Megan was doing a reading. We got there, found seats and settled in for the hour or so the service would take. While I’m not one for Church, I do love Christingle as it always makes me feel Christmasy. Afterwards we all headed home, popped to the shop for some essentials and then had dinner and relaxed for a while. Namu and I spent the evening together – chatting and catching up – while Chris spent the evening on his computer.
All in all, it was a good week – despite the blip in the middle. I’ve ended the week feeling much happier than when I started it and honestly can’t wait to get to Christmas! Holidays are seeming even better to me now, especially knowing I don’t actually need to go back to work. I feel like life has opened up for me – even if there are a few things I need to figure out.
Hope you’re all having a great December and that Christmas is good to you as well!