Glad to see Lotte has got away altho eek to booking error
I survived first solo flight with kids. They were fab. Waited for an hour at Inverness in a queue to pick up car. The car was the bit I was dreading and most of all dreading trying to find the hotel in the dark with a Sat nav which may or may not work. It is v temperamental and refuses to switch on often. And then when on won't switch off. However it worked and we got here. Late tho at 10pm and of course we've lost an hour's sleep so kids will be vile today. E still asleep and J reading his kindle in bed by the bathroom light!
Heading off for an explore and hoping to hook up with RF for coffee before heading up to CC's today.
sorry about your mum, camlo. you do just need to let go there too, which i know you are working on. it's not your responsibility. you didn't ask her to be in this situation and you can't control what she does. hugs xx
and well done for standing up to the teachers. it's exhausting, isn't it?! at least you have been there with eldest so you know what it's like. i'd be a bit daunted as my 2 are still primary and i find it bad enough with all the primary targets!
oh my goodness Minks - and the rest of you. but Minks - i know. the amount of times i've gone through this loop in my head. time and again. he's a lovely lovely man and cares deeply about me and the kids. he'd do anything for me. at any time. other, obviously, than sort out his finances and divorce his wife. the counsellor says that if he is happy with his decisions - and i can see that he is actually: god knows how, but in his head it is all ok - then i need to respect that. fine, i guess. he's not bothered about being in his 50s and having no home, massive marital debts to his name and not being able to afford even to rent somewhere to live. he's genuinely not bothered. but i am. and i can't let go of that. in a way, it's got nothing to do with me, but on the other hand - i guess i judge. i judge someone who would allow themselves to be in that position. not to take a stand, as it see it, for what he is entitled to. he's not bothered. WHY is he not bothered? i know i shouldn't care.
what a mess.
anyway - Minks: i'm amazed you read back and found all that stuff. it's a bit shocking and embarrassing really, isn't it?
i need to do something...
boy: CC and I are going to have some chats next week, I reckon
oh and hopefully also hooking up with RF briefly on Sunday afternoon in Inverness for a coffee (with 5 kids in tow. Niiiice). not sure if Nessie is around at all? that might be a bit optimistic as we are already on a tight schedule! but we will be swinging back into Inverness on Thursday for our flight at 3pm-ish, so I guess if you are around on 2 April, Nessie? You might be at work of course...
kinsey - ew that must have been quite odd! hope it all comes back quickly and everything is ok.
WFH today as i have SOOOO much to get done. was at my laptop just after 6am and need not to be on here. obviously. but i've just had a really intense two hours of doing HR records stuff including paperwork for terminating someone's contract and two job reqs on the system. head is frazzled already!