How do you get going again after pregnancy?
(((EF))), how long will the case go on for? Have a good glass of wine and hope Lou at least gave you a nice goodnight kiss.
Absolutely, we are all Mums forever, no age limits on here.
Sorry gremlins again, always seems to happen when I post from my phone and my computer.
Oops EF, can't believe it still works!
Feel like am getting to the summit slowly. So pleased not having to fit in running this week, but do feel like I might start again on Monday, but just 4-5 days of 30-45 mins plus do a couple of swims maybe.
Off to display a home made advertising board outside one of my recent gardens, buy some more icing and some more wine (and some food!!) for the weekend!!
Lots of work done this morning, and lots of washing too!!
Then just have spare room to clean and sort, bathrooms to clean, house to clean. Boys at after school film night, then pick them up at 5pm and straight to swim lesson. Home to bath/bed and then it's cake action!! Hubbie home at 12pm probably ...
Oh EF, are you sure it's working? What flavour soup?
Are you around in half term CM/JT? Not sure what days will be passing yet, maybe tues/weds and back fri/sat?
Good luck with the cakes MM. I always make the girls birthday cakes too but that's mainly because I like doing it. Have been inspired by this week's Great British Bake off to make the fondant fancies from the final this weekend. Will be getting help from the girls though so don't expect them to be great works of art .
EF - hope you've got your thermals on today in your drafty courtroom.
TattyB - ooooh, to the olympic gold medals, very exciting. I also have pretty low blood-pressure, was 92/57 when I took it the other day but fortunately doesn't usually cause any problems ... clearly tempting fate by saying that.
Good to know I'm not alone with the wet beds. We stopped lifting Issie a little while ago as I figured that as long as we kept lifting her she would never learn to wake up for a wee on her own. Hubby wasn't keen on stopping initially (but I think that was mainly because he has to wash all the sheets) but he agrees we've got to let her try now. I'm hoping that by just leaving her to get on with it eventually her body will learn to wake up every night and now I know it's not recognised as a problem until they're 7 I won't worry about it. We did have a dry bed this morning though , fingers crossed for another one tonight ...
Race you indeed TT. Were you early or late with Max?
Boo to the wet beds and hooray to the dry beds this morning. Long may it last. Luckily this is one thing we never had. Leila was dry just before 3 when we were in Australia and apart from one incident when we were in the tent, 3 sleeping bags, a sheet and a big fluffy blanket, we have never had a wet bed.
Hope your crappy day got better with lots of wine EF. Wine always makes me feel better
Looking forwards to seeing pics of the cakes MM.
Caro - we have screams and shouts every morning and evening when the hairbrush comes out. Seriously...it is the low point of my day. I have no idea where all the knots come from. I hate hair brush time!!
We had swimming lessons this morning, then swam for an hour after. Then I dropped her at pre-school and went to gym. Feeling whacked now, but got to get my head down and do some material reading for Biological Health & Disease. At least it is starting to get interesting!! This afternoon I have a friends boy to tea which will be nice for Leila. Hubby away again this evening so will have dinner later and get an early night I think.
I am definitely going to buy a tangle-teaser, Scarlett's hair is a complete nightmare and having to try and contain it daily is a struggle. Even if I plait it really tightly into pigtails the night before, by morning it looks like a birds nest!!
EF - that sounds like a grim old week. They absolutely know which buttons to press, and also pick up very quickly when it's working and therefore to go for it full-on. I get it a little from Joshua but heaps from madam ... oh what a surprise.
Busy old days for all then and lots of absent hubby's. MM - hope the cake decorating goes to plan. That sounds a good idea re the homemade board.
Biological health and disease - that definitely sounds like something to get your teeth into Angelicats!
My two are currently jumping on the trampoline in the dark with headtorches! I am very glad I will have hubby back to help wear them out a bit!! But I have survived most of week one of the holidays, only one more to go and my parents are arriving on Tues afternoon which will be lovely, but add to the chaos!
After a bit of a late start we headed out for a bike ride today. Bailed on original plans as weather a bit soggy so thought we'd stick localish. Parked up on the front at Nairn and followed a riverside path inland, was fab for about the first couple of miles, at which point it deteriorated into single-track territory complete with wet roots and a rather alarming, unprotected drop into the river below. At this point I decided enough was enough and we backtracked!!! Back in Nairn there is a fab tarmac path all along the front perfect for bikes with several play areas and a tea shack. So that was us sorted! Did about 5 miles total - but I can't say I broke into a sweat!!! Well apart from the moment when Joshua nearly ploughed straight into a woman standing in the middle of the path having a chat. She WAS in stupid place, and I am amazed she didn't sense this child coming straight at her, full-speed on a bike, but OMG, I swear he missed her by cms - oh boy did I ball him out! But I didn't see her he said ... space cadet doesn't do him justice sometimes!!!
Supermarket on way back, bike cleaning (kids very enthusiastic) so they've all been hosed down and coated in GT85, then we made homemade pizzas.
Kind of lost it with them though tonight as they are systematically trashing the house during these holidays!
Right, guess I had better haul them in shortly for a shower, and then I'll be getting the woodburning stove fired up. The hoovering can wait until tomorrow.
I have a date with Chris Jarmey and his The Concise Book of Muscles tonight!!!
Hubby somewhere on the M6 I think so that'll be a late one I reckon. Am not looking forward to driving back up the A9 in pitch darkness next Sunday evening after my course.
Anyway, with hubby back tomorrow - I can go for a run
Scheduled c-section Anj, I suspect this one will be too. Was scheduled for just 3 days before the due date last time but was supposed to be 1 week. How about you with L?
TB, would be awesome to hold a real medal! Loved your picture, I had forgotten you had gone short on your hair - looks great.
Brookie, is your husband still in US from when you were here? That's a long trip.
Hearing you all talking about hair makes me glad I have boy(s), Max usually goes to nursery without having his hair brushed.
MM - good luck with the cakes, looking forward to seeing some photos.
OK, I have just booked our flights! Return on Oct 30th for 3 weeks. Not looking forward to the cold but am looking forward to seeing everyone. Is going to be a tough trip this time as we have no home there any more. Will probably try to rent a cottage for the duration as I hate being in hotels. Then will have odd nights in Cambridge where Mr TT's family are and Somerset where mine are but will not have to load up the car with ALL of our luggage each time. Any suggestions for good cottage rentals gratefully received. I'm sure I'll be asking you ladies lots more questions between now and then too.
What is a tangle teaser? Definitely need to get one of those (whatever it may be!)
You will probably pip me to the post then TT. I was a week late with Leila. Hooray to booking your flights home too. Where do you want to be in the UK? I am guessing between Somerset and Cambridge? Cotswolds maybe? I have always used www.ruralretreats.co.uk which have some lovely places, but maybe not what you are looking for? Otherwise holidaylettings.co.uk or similar.
The Concise Book of Muscles sounds pretty full on too CC. Do you have to learn all the muscles, origins and insertions? I had to do that for my PT & sports massage. I am not sure if I can remember all of them now though. You amaze me how you manage with the kids and hubby away, really don't know how you do it and sound so upbeat all the time! Enjoy your run tomorrow. And eek to J nearly taking out the lady!
L has been somewhat challenging today. Even her teacher said she was out of sorts this afternoon, and she had full on wet herself at school which she NEVER does. (after all I said about dry beds...reckon it is my turn...please not tonight whilst hubby away) I am wondering if she is worried about something but when I asked her she just said she was too busy to go to the loo. Hmm.
re the pampers mats caro - they're fab. if you decide to stick with disposable, DO NOT go cheap and supermarket own. They do not stay in place anything like the pampers ones do!
tonight's delight was let's pretend we don't have a mummy and put her in the bin
hello to everyone. Reading all the time but minimal posting cos my wrist and hand are knackered from noting verbatim what has been said for 5 hrs a day!!
Oh EF, she really is pulling your strings at the moment isn't she? I guess she is punishing you for not being there for her during the day, grrr! Your job sounds a nightmare at the moment.
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