Monthly Archives: March 2013

Back in the game!

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Noah sitting waiting for his first swimming lesson! He was a very good boy!

Today, I am back in the game, I think. I have managed to tidy house, um the kitchen, make a batch of sweet pepper and butternut squash soup, take Noah to his first swimming lesson, prepare supper and have tea and doughnuts with friends! Hooray! I am back!!!

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Noah and George enjoying some Gingerbread decorating today

Life has been a little frustrating here recently, we have been plagued with this horrible flu like virus that has been going around, Noah seems to have had a constant stream of green snot running from his nose, I spent three days in bed last week, with tonsils the size of tennis balls..(I do exaggerated) I found out at work last Monday that I am no good at catching tables, however I am quite good at pressing the panic alarm and being rescued! And Nanny Jane has been missing in action for far too long, therefore Noah and I are planning an undercover covert mission to surprise her!

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Um Noah and the Kumon workbooks! He has discipline, mummy struggles!

My friends appear to be having mid life crisis‘s around me, which leads me to think, is it about time I had one? But, the thing is I really can not be bothered! I try to entertain the idea of make up, designer dresses, convertible car, gelish nail, champagne flutes, eating food in lovely restaurants sipping cocktails in trendy bars, eyeing the city slicker in the corner. But the thing is, I have tried it, I have the tales to recount, the battle scars that go it. I can not bear for a moment the thought of not having Friday nights as family night, of not snuggling in bed with Mr Grump and Noah on a Saturday morning with tea, biscuits and a DVD we have all seen a million times before. I am not saying that I want my whole life to be family focused, what I am saying is my whole life is family focused. I came so terribly close to not having a Mr Grump, or a Noah, that my family is my focus. Don’t misunderstand we have interests outside of our family, Mr grump and I enjoy separate activities, he fishes, I shop, he gardens, I cook. He tinkers in the garage, I go to book club and gossip! We have time together and time apart. But for us, before committing to anything, we have to ask the questions: Will this build up my family or break it down? Is it helpful or not?

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