I think I’m afflicted by SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Sunday was a beautiful, sunny, hot, no-wind day. Today was even hotter. And I’m on a high! LOVE IT!
[No, I’m not this bad, but I definitely feel more motivated to do stuff when the weather is conducive to getting outdoors!].
Got Master 9 for 1-on-1 on Sat night so, once I’d dropped M10 to the party where AH is, we came home and threw on AntMan (regrettably, my brother got it in China so it doesn’t work). Put on Fantastic Four instead … when it does finally get going, it’s pretty graphic. Especially for my pretty sensitive M9. Once he sees a head explode, we decide that movie ain’t going to be watched.
The other two were meant to be dropped between 7.30-7.45. At 8 am, I text AH to ask that he brings M9’s teddy, and when they might be turning up. [Part of the reason for the early drop on a Sunday is that THAT’s meant to be my day. I want to wake up with my kids and get that doe-eyed, I’ve-got-the-morning-to-relax-look/’I just want to open my eyes and cuddle’ feeling. I have all three of them Mon-Thurs (incl): those mornings generally consist of: “we need to get up”, “sort your breakfast”, “what fruit do you want”, “can you please put hot water on her Weetbix”, “brush your teeth”, “you can’t wear that – it’s got yoghurt all over it”, “brush your teeth”, “water bottles”, “stop fighting”, “why haven’t you cut her fruit”, “why aren’t you dressed”, “did you wash your face”, “10-minute warning”, “brush your teeth”, “did you SERIOUSLY wash your face”, “water bottles!”, “where’s your homework”, “why is your face cloth dry”, “shoes”, “you’re not wearing those shoes”, “we need to GOOO!”, “where are your shoes”].
That’s my mornings with the kids. He gets Friday (and they all three complained about their lunchboxes on that ONE day (apparently, two had NO fruit whatsoever) and Saturday with all three.
Which is why I wanted them dropped back on a Sat afternoon. Then I get that weekend feeling.
Yet he drops two of them back an hour late. So there’s no chance of those ‘just-woken-up’ fuzzies.
M6 comes for cuddles. AH was too drunk to drive so they walked back to his place last night (no idea what time). They were late coming to me as they’d first gone to pick up the car he’s borrowing from the party house. M6 tells me that AH is looking to buy the car that the hosts from last night are selling … they want $13k for it so love that he is thinking of forking out that much on a set a wheels! Not!
Had a lovely day with the kids – needed to get some stuff from the shops and to mow the lawns but, once that was all done, went to the beach. All 3 got in the water (Miss 6 only paddling, thanks to that cast), but the boys surprised me by getting fully immersed. Quick stop at the local as M6 needed the loo, then home again. Neighbour came down to join me in a glass of bubbles – I was celebrating how good the lawns looked and the beautiful sunshine.
Got the supermarket shop and house clean done today. So feeling very accomplished.
AH didn’t bother to ask if dinner was on. He’s finally getting it. No word on whether he agrees that he owes me $100 still. I also asked what he’s done about the UK management company, as he agreed to deal with them. He tried to say I have to do it all. Then no more contact. I will not let his arrogance ruin the high brought about by this gorgeous weather.
- clean house, lawns mowed, fridge full – I am a domestic goddess :);
- being able to wear shorts;
- lettuce for the salad for dinner from MY garden!