Saturday 5 May 2012: Dance again another day...
799/365: ... two little droplets nodding good morning to one another in a brief moment of sunshine.
And before the cold, grey, cloudy, rainy weather descended. Again.
Didn't seem to dampen the kids' spirits though. They were back from their sleepover at about half past eleven this morning (yesterday's blip about our experience of it was a backblip this morning!) and it was nice to see them. The house has felt really strange without them here. They look SO tired though! They had a great time... reported as 'we watched a film with A and S and this bit was scary and that bit was funny and then there was a booby trap and I've never made a booby trap and I might make a booby trap because there was a bobby trap in the film and then there was a dog and a cat in it and it was really good and we had popcorn and then we had pizza and it was really good and then we were allowed to chat for half an hour at bedtime and it was so exciting and we slept in sleeping bags and I've never slept in a sleeping bag before and... and... and...'
Without drawing a breath.
Still, normality returned shortly after when I made a pasta bake for lunchtime and Felix greeted it with 'you KNOW I don't want the vegetables, I'm NOT going to eat it, you LIED to me about the vegetables', which is why cooking for the family is just SO satisfying. I also made a couple of loaves and the backdrop of 'I'm hungry, what is there to eat, I'm hungry' tells me that bread isn't going to last long and I'd better get baking again tomorrow!
In the afternoon we had the dreaded grocery shopping. It is just *so* expensive now. Try as I might I cannot get the shopping bill down and I have to say that if shopping with grumpy children (en route Maddy hit Felix on the nose with a boot - nice!) on a Saturday afternoon weren't bad enough, the stress of not knowing if you can afford the amount the bored shop assistant drones in your direction... well... that's the cherry on the cake o' crap.
When I was a student, I used to put my PIN number into the cash point with my fingers crossed - hoping there would be enough money in there for me to get some out. Nearly twenty years later and I'm STILL in that flipping position. It's getting to the stage where I'm wondering how much longer I'll be able to afford the petrol to get to work - something's going to have to give somewhere! All horrid and stressy.
Right. Enough of that. Time to get the kids in bed and me to get blipped the first 'blip on the day I took the photo blip' in a while!
PS Yay me!
PPS ... and... back to mummy mode I go...