1) An interesting discussion with friends about juggling (and yes, we even tried proper juggling) and finding balance in our lives.
2) Our milkman has started delivering eggs as well as milk, and we’ve taken advantage of this. Lunch was a delicious ham, cheese and chesnut mushroom omelette.
3) Zumba tonight was hard work (I assume I was just more tired than normal), but the walk home was refreshing, and I’m off to bed now 🙂 .
1) The kids have each drawn a picture of an aeroplane on the white board we use as a weekly diary. They argue over which plane K will be flying home on. I point out that M’s plane is bigger than A’s, and that A’s is clearly landing at Edinburgh airport (with it’s distinctive air traffic control tower), and go on to suggest that M’s plane is the long-haul from Bangkok to Amsterdam, and A’s is the short-haul back home. This appeals to them both, and the arguments stop 🙂 .
2) After dropping the kids at school this morning, I head west to visit a friend in her new apartment. They’ve only been in for a few months, but already the whole place is looking beautiful – such a restful place to be. We had a lovely lunch, and had great fun discussing paint colours and wallpapers and floor coverings.
3) This evening a friend came round. We chatted, knitted, and drank tea. It was a relaxing way to end the day.
1) A and I went over to Grandpa and Grandma’s house to bake a cake. This was a scientific experiment – to test their oven and see if it was working correctly. We made a coffee cake (A’s current favourite), and I’m pleased to report that the oven is fine… and the cake was delicious!
2) Dad and I shared a bagel for lunch – poppyseed, topped with butter and Ardennes pâté, with a glass of cold water, and followed by a slice of coffee cake. A light lunch, perfect for such a sunny day.
3) I finally reached the point in my knitting where I was able to try out the changes to my pattern that I’d envisaged several days ago as I lay awake one evening, unable to sleep in the heat. I had to make a few subtle changes to my idea, but on the whole I’m really pleased with how it looks.
1) A good hair cut – it’s not much different, but I wasn’t very happy with the result last time, so I’m much relieved!
2) We’ve run out of bread, but K and I enjoy a put-together lunch of caraway seed biscuits and cheese, and some left-over sushi.
3) M is having a shower when I go up to hang up some laundry. She doesn’t realise I’m there, and I’m treated to a lovely rendition of “Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!” as I work 🙂 .
1) To play with a very bouncy baby… he didn’t want to sit, he certainly didn’t want to lie down, he wanted me to hold him standing up, and then he bounced and bounced and bounced, until my arms tired and I had to stop.
2) A honey and oat roll for lunch.
3) A text from K to say that he has safely landed. Hang on a moment! Didn’t I say that just a day or two ago? Well, it’s still true, in fact doubly so, as it means he’s nearly home 🙂 .
1) To finally do the mountain of ironing that had built up through the week, and I hadn’t had time to do before.
2) Warm rolls, fresh from the oven, for lunch.
3) I think they were tired – they both fell asleep within minutes 🙂 .
1) One of my smaller guests this morning, heard the postman, went to the door, and returned bringing me the mail.
2) “Please would you knit me a pair of those?” asked a friend. What can I say? 🙂
3) The walnut bread was going a little stale, so I popped a slice in the toaster, buttered it as soon as it popped back out, and ate it. It was delicious!
1) The kids come home from school for lunch today. Between them they pretty much demolished a freshly-baked loaf of parmesan and sun-dried tomato bread. Perhaps unsurprisingly they didn’t want much afternoon tea, and still weren’t too hungry by dinner time!
2) A text arrived inviting A round to a friend’s house to play while M is at Explorers. So we are very much appreciating a quiet early evening hour, before the kids and the babysitter arrive home and we have head out to our meeting.
3) Now that A has joined cycling club, we concluded that we needed to buy a bike carrier for the car. Then one of K’s colleagues sent round an email saying that he had two bike carriers to give away… 🙂
1) Yesterday I made twice a baker’s dozen worth of soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. They were gone within a matter of minutes. Eaten (for the most part) by a horde of hungry teenagers… we did save four though, one for each of us.
2) The smell of cooking bacon permeated the house, rapidly bringing the children to the table for dinner. I had to cook the whole packet though, and a couple of extra rashers somehow managed to sneak their way into the top of the fridge before anyone else noticed… I see a yummy brie and bacon sandwich lunch in the near future!
3) I used up some odds and ends of yarn, making a stripey square. The result is a very pleasing combination of muted colours.
1) Lunch was homemade roasted vegetable soup, with hot cheddar corn bread on the side. Shared with K, who was working from home.
2) Time and space to think; get organised (yes, even do the ironing); plan.
3) Plentiful hot water, running from my taps. 🙂