Meant to say CM - your eating sounds drastically improved! While veganism is not something I could ever imagine, if it has you eating healthy meals at the same time as the kids then that's awesome. Your counselling seems to be having some very positive effects.
Blimey I have a crap diet compared with most of you!! I have far too many 'treats' and am well aware that I eat way too much sugar. I don't tend to gain a lot of weight so lack motivation to improve it and generally its pretty good. I did see a photo which made me think my butt could do with a bit less sugar (but am eating an easter egg as I type so am clearly taking it seriously....)
The one thing I have found with work is that the more you do, the more they expect you to do. It IS ok to say no. If you are paid as part time then you should not be doing lots of extra hours. Easier said than done I know but unless you value and protect your time, no one else is going to do it for you. I got a lot tougher when I took on this role after having Matilda and made it clear what was and wasn't ok and seemed to get some respect for that. Certainly no one challenges it, but others in my organisation who aren't as good at saying know end up doing crazy hours. I'm not rude or lazy at all and I probably work harder during my work hours as a result so its in the company's best interests in the end I think. Saying that I am knackered today as I worked very late but that was because I had Matilda all afternoon and simply cannot get my days work done in 3 hours!
CM your laptop situation is RIDICULOUS! Why can't they courier you a new one to use while it gets fixed. As they are being so awkward with you leaving I would say, sorry I'm not running all over the place getting it mended, please send one otherwise I will do what I can via phone (ie. stuff all).
Some very impressive running over the weekend - big well dones to Lotte and Caro!!
EF I hope your kitchen stresses get sorted!
CM - that birthday party sounds like pure hell to me and that's before the theft! That mum is outrageous to be ripping you off like that!!
We have juts had a wonderful long weekend camping. The weather was amazing so were able to go swimming etc. I am so glad we made the decision to do this rather than the wedding (have to say I wouldn't normally duck out of a wedding). It was some much needed family time and as we had 2 other families with us, some nice relaxed social time as well rather than driving driving driving with a wedding in the middle. Have bought a lovely wedding present to stop myself feeling guilty!
Now back to the madness of work etc. Hubby got phoned up for work this morning so I am covering the extra childcare - M is in short days at daycare at the moment (ie. 3 not 6 hours) and normally hubby has her but everytime he gets called in to work I have to get as much work done in 3 hours as possible and then do the rest in the evenings. I'm putting her hours back up to 8-2pm every day from next week as I am finding it too tough!
Not much other news really, am hoping to do a 5km run at the end of the month which means I need to get a bit more running in. Butt is starting to get a bit lardy....