Wednesday, October 26, 2005

It's half term

And for most teachers it's a well deserved break of a week. I have to admit that for me, it's a realisation that the summer was not an isolated experience - why is it harder to have one four year old (your own) than 25 5 and 6 year olds (someone elses)??

I think partly this is because a) I am out of the loop of being 100% mummy and b) I am tired and have had four years without a regular lie in.

I love being with Alfie - he's my greatest pleasure and the thing I'm most proud of and love in my life. Everything is harder with him - there are lots of inevitable but necessary things to do during this break - buy new duvets, birthday presents, car tax, banking etc etc, all of which are made more difficult with a four year old in tow. I don't want life without him, but i could do with my mother living around the corner sometimes - just so i could run my errands. It gets a lot harder, dear readers with toddlers, when they are out of the pram. Although a lot more rewarding in terms of interactive relationships.

It's partly my fault because I tried to fit in some clothes shopping today, as I have hardly any Winter clothes and it's getting cooler. I also have some cash burning a hole in my Ladies Nice Things Account (ebay money and birthday/Christmas money) as well as a gift card for the Trafford Centre. Anyhow, a great big thanks to the saleslady in Dorothy Perkins, who presented my child with a packet of chocolate covered raisins so that "Mummy can try on her clothes in peace" - I am so shopping there forever!! Got a black v-necked sweater and a baby pink wrapover cardigan there - so, so soft, and a black top with mock collar and cuffs in white, similar to something I bought and LOVED in the states ten years ago, and a nice necklace. I took Alfie to Est Est Est for lunch (him pizza, me goats cheese foccacia) and the to the cinema to see the Wallace and Gromit film, which was good fun apart from Alfie being a bit scared and me eating too many fruit pastilles, to the point I gave them to him and said "keep these away from Mummy" like he was an adult or something.

Managed a quick trip to Next to buy a brown top also.

I really feel I have let myself go a bit lately, so i'm really making an effort to get back on the weight loss waggon (weight loss so far this year: none) and start to look after my skin and body a bit more. Apart from fruit pastilles of course.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Whenever I haven't written for a while...

...I do a meme. Stolen from beege who took it from kara

What color is most reflective of you?
I think I'm a bit of a chocolate brown - classy and deep and noticeable whilst not too in your face

How did you get the idea for your journal/blog name?
It's something I say quite a lot when I'm trying to make a point

What time were you born?
9.45 am after a 36 hour labour, with forceps, two weeks late. Perhaps I didn't want to be here...

What song are you playing now (or wish you were playing)?
I have the tv on at the moment. I can listen to Unfinished Sympathy forever though

Has the death of a celebrity ever made you cry?
I cried watching Princess Diana's funeral. It was he posy from Harry with "Mummy" on the top.

What color underwear (or underoos, as I prefer) are you wearing?
Black. They match my bra. I always wear matching colours

Do you want a baby?
Sometimes, although I have already given birth to the world's finest child.

What does your dad do for a living?
Something in IT. Like my husband

What does your mom do for a living?She's a teacher. Like me

What is your pet's name?Jess and Charlie

What color are your bedsheets?Yellow and white gingham check at the moment

What are the last 3 digits of your phone number?460

What was the last concert you attended?U2. how cool am I?

Who was with you?Gail.

What was the last movie you saw? I saw Clifford the Big Red Dog the movie. Yikes

Who do you dislike most at this moment?A work colleague who will remain nameless.

Did you dream last night? I had a dreadful dream where I had been asked to read at my former Headteacher's leaving mass and the child who was reading before me read my reading and I had nothing to read. Doesn't sound that bad written down, but it wasn't nice.

What was the last TV show you watched?I have Coronation Street on in the background

What is your fave piece of jewelery?I like my diamonds, but I think it's my engagement ring. or my wedding amber.

What is to the left of you? The work I should be doing when I'm actually doing this

What is the last thing you ate? Some fruit gums

Write a song lyric that's in your head:None

."Who last IMed you?Haven't IM'd for ages. Stonecutter Sweater Muffins, I miss those days!

Where is your significant other right now?Cooking dinner in the kitchen.
Not a current one, but that's unusual.

What shampoo do you use?John Frieda Brilliant Brunette.

When was the last time you cut your hair?July.

What shirt are you wearing?A black v-necked top.

What is your favorite frozen treat?Ice cream.

Are you sexy?I think I can be.

What's your favorite shopping store?I do like Tesco.

Can you imagine yourself ever getting married? Ten years and counting baby!