Ah Friday! Here at last, yet gone too soon. This week has been an absolute whirlwind. So much so that it’s gone 10pm and I’m just finishing off this week’s #littleloves post. Where on earth has the time gone!?!
We’ve been busy with the whole getting back to school routines. Made more difficult by having two children at two different schools, in two completely different directions. But we’re getting there. Ironing out a few kinks in the plan as we go. I’m sure ready for the weekend. I feel like I’ve been running around in circles. And both the teen and the little one are exhausted by their new routines. The teen was in bed by 9pm – that’s unheard of on a Friday night!
Despite the tiredness and the hectic feel to the last few days, it has been a good week. There’s a potential new work project in the pipeline (because I’m clearly not busy enough already). I’ve been out walking again. Exploring the nearest town to us, wandering down the pretty high street and watching the world go by from a cafe window, coffee in hand.
But enough waffling and onto this weeks #littleloves:
After devouring The Break by Marian Keyes, I started reading Secrets of the River by Jess at Catch a Single Thought. It’s one of those I’ve had on my kindle for ages and hadn’t got around to reading yet. I’m a few chapters in and it already has me intrigued. Have you read it yet?
I’m loving anything about women throughout history at the moment. Perhaps my Philippa Gregory novel addiction is to blame.
I’ve been cooking up a storm in the kitchen again this week. A seriously delicious donner kebab ‘fakeaway’ and a gorgeous Greek souvlaki have both been on the menu. I’ve got my eye on a few things from the latest Weight Watchers magazine for next week – this Thai green curry in particular.
Of course, this one has to go to the kids. Although the moody teen isn’t in this one – she’d strangle me in my sleep with her tie if I dared show a photo of her in school uniform! This is, of course, one of those annoying first day back at school pics everyone on facebook has been groaning about all week. But, I don’t care.
This gorgeous boy started year one this week. And as I said on instagram, he’s been to school and nursery in three different countries now, yet he takes everything in his stride. He walked right into his new classroom with a confidence I could only dream of. And I could not be more proud of him. And thanks to a new haircut the day before, and of course a new uniform, my baby is fast disappearing before my eyes.
A few things stick in my mind this week. Last Friday was my grandad’s funeral and while it was obviously a very sad day. It was also a really lovely day. And one of the reasons for that is the things I learned about my grandad and what he accomplished in his 95 years. Not only during the service itself but afterward when I looked into the things he’d done. Both in the army and throughout his life. He really was a truly special man.
Today I ‘heard’ I lost 3lb this week. I’ve been going to Weight Watchers for the last 7 weeks and in that time I’ve lost 18lb. Which, as you can imagine, I’m absolutely thrilled about. I’d already lost a bit of weight so I’m just a pound away from having lost 2 and a half stone. I’m really ‘on it’ right now, and despite a ‘treat day’ each week after I weigh in, I’m giving it my all. Not quite sure what on earth has gotten into me, but whatever it is, here’s hoping it lasts!
And after a little ‘meet the teacher’ thing at school this afternoon, the little one’s teacher took me aside. She told me how pleased she is that he’s settling into his new school so well. And what a lovely little boy he is. Guaranteed to make your heart fill with pride on a Friday afternoon!
Last weekend didn’t quite go as planned. It ended up with a trip in an ambulance and a 12-hour stint in A&E. Thankfully, not me or my brood. But my sister who injured her back. It wasn’t quite the re-introduction to the NHS I’d planned. And one I certainly don’t want to repeat any time soon. But as you can imagine it kind of messed with my weekend. And we didn’t get to do anything we’d planned. Then, of course, I spent most of Sunday buried under a pile of school uniform frantically labeling and ironing it all. But, my crazy sister is resting up and has no plans to injure herself again this weekend, or so I’m told. Leaving us to attempt to enjoy a day out. If we don’t get rained on of course!
Have a great weekend whatever you get up to!