Daily post for friday 16th March 2012

Hello my faithful followers,

what a day I have had!  I had the usual skirmish to get Josh and Louis ready for school nd nursery followed by a mad rush to get myself and Robbie ready for our taxi to the doctors.  It always seems a waste of time rushing to get to the doctors as you never get in at your actual appointment time.  I think there should be an unwritten rule that you go to the doctors half an hour late, that way you wouldn’t be sat for half an hour trying to entertain an 8 month old baby in a waiting room designed for adults and toddlers.

My actual appointment went quite well, I need to start putting weight back on now instead of just maintaining it.  Any ideas on calorie packed recipes would be gratefully received.  I am on the opposite to a diet.

While in town I attended another book signing and met Margaret Dickinson, a local author who has written 19 novels so far including her most recent – Jenny’s War which I will be reviewing once I have read it.

I arrived home just 5 minutes before Louis did.  He ran the full length of the garden path and threw himself into my arms for one of the best cuddles ever, a childs unconditional love can not be beaten.  He then duly presented me with the most beautiful paper daffodil in its own real plant pot and a mother’s day card, both of which he made at nursery.  This is the first mother’s day present Louis has given me and will be treasured for ever.

This afternoon I had a visit from the nursery nurse giving me some advice on trying to get Louis into a better bedtime routine, then Louis and Robbie’s dad came to visit them.

Not long after he left Joshua came banging in through the door full of his day at school, closely followed by my evening carer.  Cathy is such a jolly person who also comes from Leeds originally (although her regional accent is much stronger than mine).  It is nice to chat about shared interests while accepting the help I now need.

So much for being isolated, this has been the busiest day I have had in a long time and probably one of the most enjoyable.  I value the simple pleasures of life so much more now than  used to – a friendly smile, an adult conversation, a cuddle from my child, an unexpected visitor in an otherwise mundane day – and so much more.

Tomorrow I will have my 10-year old daughter visiting for her regular monthly visit.  I am looking forward to this immensely and hope to make it a great day for her whatever the pain it causes me physically. 

Hope you all had as good a day as I did but if unfortunately you didn’t I hope the days brighten for you  soon.


~ by adelesymonds on March 16, 2012.

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