TT - that is so tough for your friend. At least by you being in a good place right now, you have the mental strength and resources to help support your friend.
Dark at 4pm CC - YUCK!!!!! I really really don't miss that! And I have to say having had plenty of both hot and cold Christmas's I LOVE LOVE a hot Christmas!! The last 2 especially have been amazing - all 3 meals outside, kids can run round outside all day. But I do love the lead up to Christmas in the UK - Christmas lights in NZ in towns are pretty naff and its not dark enough to appreciate them much.
Tumble weed rolls through thread .......
We got our Christmas tree yesterday and predictably M loves it! I do too!! Had a couple of Ms friends round yesterday and we made decorations - thankfully it wax sunny so we did painting, glitter etc outside!
Hope your all having fun weekends - weather sound wild at the moment!
Hugs CM - so many things combining to make life tough. I hope they concede on the Hemel thing - some things are just not possible.
CC and Lotte your race lists for the year make me feel tired just thinking about them!! Amazing though! I have woken up with that kind of paralysing tiredness where you just want to creep back under the duvet and sleep all day - sadly not an option!
I had a performance appraisal with my manager yesterday. It went really well and I got a surprise pay-rise. Only small but always gratefully received!
Just an example of how awesome she is! I collected her in the morning and we met at home and then went to a meeting at the local Sports Trust together at lunch time. Meeting went past 2pm so I had to dash off and collect Matilda and bring her back to the meeting for another 30 mins. No-one blinks an eye and my manager told me that she thinks my time management and productivity are great which was nice to hear because I'm always a little conscious that I finish work at 2pm and don't catch up in the evening anywhere near as often as I should.
Getting a Christmas tree this weekend and Matilda is so excited. Apparently she stands by the daycare one with a big smile just looking at it. I asked her what happens at Christmas time and she said - Christmas trees! SO I think we can dodge Father Christmas again this year! We were supposed to be going camping this weekend but weather looks crap so will plan some fun activities from home.
TMI alert - had a smear test on Friday and still bleeding so will probably need to go in to hosp to get it sorted. So annoyed, the woman was unprofessional and rough!! We really could do without this this week! Hubby had a meeting at the place he is doing work experience and they unfortunately can't take him on although they really want to. They are too quiet and have laid a few people off. They've phoned a couple of other companies for him and might have something in the new year but cant promise anything. He's so disappointed and I'm gutted both for him and because it would have been nice to be able to put that set of worries aside!
Now he just needs to try and find any work at all over the Christmas period because we can't keep struggling along as we are!
And whole world is announcing second pregnancies and I desperately want to be pregnant! Matilda told me yesterday that she wants to be a sister!! I really really hoped we would get everything sorted and could start trying from now but will need to keep waiting!!