Lately, I have been marvelling at the speed with which Jack has grown from a cute little puppy into a nearly full sized dog. He is self confident and bit naughty, too.
Lately, we've had the sick bug in the house. Annie was feeling poorly and has been off school. Apparently 11 children in her class were off sick. She is fine now and enjoying a sleep over with a friend.
Lately, I have been struggling with James, who is flying of the handle all the time. He is stubbornly refusing to take on board anything we talk about, resulting in yet more troubles. I need to take a step back and let him work it out of the system. Not easy.
Lately, my bike ride to work has been brighter. Today I saw the moon ahead of me and the sun rise behind. It was quite something but not easy to capture on camera. The photos below are of the nearly full moon at 8 am.
Lately, I have been learning to let my teenager go. He is in Italy with school and I have heard nothing. Not a thing. I knew he had arrived safely because there were no news of bus crashes in the Italian Alps and school had not called with bad news. I texted to ask if he was having a good time. Yes. And that was that. Until today that is, Sam texted to ask I wanted him to buy a blanket for me he had seen and could he have fish and chips upon his return.
Lately, I have been doing homework again. I had to analyse a short essay on capital punishment for my English qualifications.
Lately, I have been knitting so much that my shoulder hurts. My foot hurts, too but I am not sure if the knitting is to blame. I can't jog because it is so sore but it is worst at night, bizarrely. Getting old ain't fun.
Lately, I have turned into a bit of a middle age busy body. The other day I ordered a teenager (really, I did) to pick up his take away noodle box and throw it in the bin right next to him. After he complied meekly, I asked him to pick up the fork, too. I should have asked him to scoop the noodles up but by then I was feeling embarrassed about barking at the poor kid. I even offered him replacement food because it was quite clear he had dropped his lunch by accident. No reason not to clean up the mess yes? But he scuttled off giving me suspicious sideways glances.
Lately, the evening skies have been quite marvellous. It is almost impossible to capture the intense colours of the sky onto 'film'.
Lately, the light has been gaining strength and signs of spring are everywhere. We have been able to walk in the woods later in the day. Daffodils are emerging out of the ground in the woods, the snowdrops are looking very pretty and the yellow croci are flowering in my front garden.
Lately, I have been wondering if I should show you the weird and wonderful stuff I do at work.
What have you been up to lately?
Have a wonderful weekend! Cx