O my goodness you lot are terrible! I have had 15 visitors to this site since Saturday - and I reckon you have all popped in to see if I am sporting the latest fashion accessory of a straight jacket after the birthday weekend.
Well PAH to you - we survived! OK so we had to keep it very subdued and hardly celebrated at all - but we survived - wave the banners!
now just 1 week and 4 days until the next birthday THE TEENAGER!
Today it is peaceful in my house, the older two children are at school, Mr.B is at a job interview, I have man flu and the smallest child is being particularly needy - but otherwise peaceful.
Tomorrow is the 12th January, it won't be as peaceful. WHY I hear you cry! two reasons
it's Saturday and the kids are all at home
It's middle child's 7th Birthday *rolls eyes*
Middle child has a very interesting outlook on life, she can only see the here and now and has little idea of the consequences of her actions, routine is important to her. So weekends are hard enough anyway - throw a Birthday in there as well and...................................................... do I need to explain?!
wish me luck (and a quick recovery from man flu - thanks Mr.B) for surviving the day, as I have another Birthday to cope with (eldest child's sweet 16 *yikes*) in exactly 2 weeks after this one!
yeah, yeah it seemed like a fantastic idea at the time - to do one of the 12 days of Christmas each day, a mixture of educational fact interspersed with massive doses of wit. But do you have any idea how hard it is to
find the time over Christmas with 3 children, a demanding husband and a semi social life
conjure up the wit on demand
Well honesty is always the best policy isn't it?
Sales shopping has been occupying a lot of my time, I have most the Birthday presents sorted for the year, the new decorations for the tree next year (our girls each choose a new decoration for the tree every year - soon the tree will have to be the size of the one in Trafalgar square to accommodate them all!), a lovely nativity advent calender for next year (it is a little stable scene and each day you add a character to it - they are magnets - its quite cute),a new TV (32" HD ready with freeview don't ya know!) and a steam generating iron (which I have still to learn to love). probably spent far too much money, but then I have probably saved a lot of money - and really I haven't bought anything we didn't need (OK so we don't NEED a TV we could live without one, but I am not ready to face that challenge, as I do like a bit of mindless Australian soap or good old Auntie Beeb costume drama!).
But I have also decided we do spend too much money on 'stuff' so this year I am going to try very hard to cut down on that 'stuff'. wish me luck!