Wednesday, 21 May 2008

For Gina...

...as she asked why I hadn't posted in so long. Well, we discussed that but here's some stuff been happening apart from that!

Alice has had chicken pox, albeit very mildly (lucky us) For once she was a google-perfect child and her first 'lesion' looked exactly like the one google gave me! She wasn't terribly poorly, although in the week before it showed up she was ill, and also didn't get too many spots, and they weren't v v itchy. What a little trooper!

I got promoted, temporarily at the moment, and frustratingly expected to maintain my other role at the same time. This is very stressful, and I am doing a lot of work/reports etc in the evenings to try to stay on top of things. Lovely pay rise, BUT the stress is obviously telling as have just been off for day and a half with a hideous migraine.

Florence dropped bottles!!!! yes, yes, I know at her age it's hardly a red letter moment, but she decided it herself and hoooow wonderful it is, especially as we had all Dr Brown bottles and their 500 components. Oh, and there is NO nighttime milk now either - I treat her like a gremlin, don't feed her after midnight. (I do allow her to get wet sometimes though, but thankfully that doesn't result in lots of little Florences popping off here and there - the world isn't ready for that yet)

DH is working ridiculous hours. He so dedicated, it scares me. We're trying really hardly to ensure he gets tons of good time with the girls, and attempting to make sure we two connect at some point too, but it's hard.

I broke a toe, for those of you who know me, this is kind of a hobby with me now - 3rd time. DH is more astounded how I manage it than sympathetic. It's one of the middle ones and wasn't jolted out of place this time so I didn't bother getting it checked out, and its buddies can keep it straight.

We took the girls to a beach for the first time. Florence adores the whole sand thing, whilst Alice is loving the sea, and I spent a jolly hour running down to the shore, little paddle, back up...down to the shore...It was curtailed because Alice allegedly saw a crab (I am not convinced), which despite scaring her out of the sea has made her laugh ever since.

So...there you have it. One of the things I spoke to Gina about was the pointlessness of blogging to a limited audience, seems silly when you talk to those people anyway...so I have opened up the blog again. If people want to read me wrong, that's their Karma and I can't change that. If something does bug you, be a grown-up, don't let it fester, talk to me, and if you don't want to...well don't. But I bet you read me wrong ;-)

Linds, my little flower, I have been a terrible friend the last few weeks, you know I adore you, and will be on to chat as soon as I can, and I will comment on your blog but to say it here: write from your heart hon, like you always do, I don't see a thing that needs changing, your blog is funny, creative, loving. living and NEVER boring. Your beautful soul shines through in your blog and you should be proud of it.

4 comments:

KeepinUnity said...

can relate to that!!!hope kids r all good now n hope the toe is better too,hope to catch up soon x

The Stanford Family said...

thanks for the update!WTG florrie! WTG Alice. Sorry about the toe. ouchie! need some new pictures soon.

Lindsey said...

You are soooooooo sweet, thanks for saying that. I hope your toe feels better, you poor thing. I miss you and love you!!

Lindsey said...

P.S. You are soooooooooo lucky that Florrie gave up the bottle. Carson clings tighter and tighter daily and I'm too afraid to break him. Chicken!