Thursday 3 February 2011: Proving to be...
342/365: ... one of those days...
Although the upside was that I had that 'one of those days' at home instead of in the office, which was much better.
And it also meant that I could bake some bread whilst I got on with working as the next stage of bread-making always coincided with my breaking to have a cuppa cha. Plus, I got to blip the dough rising too! Yay! The finished loaf is part of a mosaic I bunged over on Flickr if you're desperate to see... not least because there's not much evidence left of one of the loaves now. Yum, yum!
That was pretty much one of the highlights of the day. We had a dreadful night's sleep. Maddy wet the bed - twice. Felix woke up for a wee, then missed the loo and watered the carpet instead. I had a nightmare. Maddy had a nightmare. At one point all of us, including the cat ended up in our big bed. Then, I gave up and went and tried to sleep in Felix's bed. The cat joined me. Then Maddy peed in the bed I'd just left (phewie!) And then I had another nightmare.
Work stuff was also a bit of a 'mare. Spent the day editing and reviewing a whole load of staff development resources and found that tons of it is going to need to be redone because... well.. because of a reason which isn't easily sorted out. My brain is fizzling in my head and it's going to be a diplomatic minefield to resolve. *sigh*
The kids seem to have survived their rubbish night okay though. Felix is chirpy enough and Maddy has turned the living room into a farm, complete with stuffed toy animals sitting variously on a duster (that'd be a reindeer if you're interested), a pair of oven gloves (chicken), duvet (cow and donkey), tea towel (dog) and pink vest (crocodile). It's not exactly a farm I'd like to be part of in real life. And I don't think it's going to last very long regardless of it being real or fantasy because the cat is chasing marbles around and gradually destroying bits of it.
That reminds me. Marbles are on my list of 'evil small stuff which damages your foot late at night and brings forth creative use of expletives'. The top five of that list is as follows:
Marbles... naturally - there's nothing bruises the soul of your foot like standing square on a marble in bare feet
Lego... painful and can cut... often attacking in pairs
Toy cars... either you stub your toes on them or slip over on the bloody things
Meccano... especially the little nuts. *wince*
Small stones... not only do you have to stop every five seconds when you're out on a walk so your offspring can pick 'em up... but then they abandon them around the house and get trodden on... doubling the pain
My goal this evening is to manage to stay awake until past 8pm... and stop writing such long waffly blips!
PS Received a bill for tuition fees for my PhD today
PPS Which I'd deferred until next year so shouldn't have been invoiced yet
PPPS Maybe I should invoice them for the heart attack it induced???
PPPPS Then write a research paper on the whole thing... naturally. :o)