Friday, 14 August 2015
it has been a long week
Friday sneaked up on my quite suddenly. I am glad to sit on my yellow armchair, feet on the footrest. I wish I could say I have a Margarita to my side but I don't.
Nothing extraordinary happened all week, I haven't made anything and I haven't taken any photos apart from the one above, and a few more. Still, there is always something worthwhile remembering:
:: We had a sunny day. Yes, an entire day of sun.
:: Coincidentally, this one sunny day (Thursday) was also the first day back at school. Typical. I have now two children at High School and two children at Primary School. Annie started big school yesterday. Already she seems so much more grown up. I can only assume that she liked it, she looked happy enough but didn't have much time for her poor old mother, preferring instead to meet up with friends. Tonight she is camping with Scouts.
:: Every day on my cycle home from work through the woods I stopped for a handful or two of wild raspberries. My mouth is watering just at the thought of those tiny, sweet and juicy berries. The blackberries are not far behind. The raspberries have been the highlight of my days.
:: I had a punctured bike tyre, which meant I had to push my bike home from work because, embarrassingly, I still rely on my man to fix my bike for me.
:: It looks like have childcare under control. I have been working school hours for so long that I forgot how complicated after school care can be, particularly if the school's own after school club is oversubscribed and potential family helpers live hundreds of miles away. It felt very strange yesterday not to meet the kids at the school gates. I'll miss our days at the park, and our long walks with the dog, too. I'll still get to pick them up once a week.
:: We have dogcare under control, too. I have found a dog walker to take Jack out twice a week. He gets to go to the Campsies whilst I am sitting at my desk looking out my South facing window, wishing to be walking myself. The Campsies are a range of hills north of Glasgow with breathtaking scenery and beautiful walks. This leaves three working days to exercise Jack. Richard and my working patterns and the closeness of our place of work allow for dog walks (just not very day).
:: Talking of the dog, Jack has first birthday this weekend. He has invited his pal Rudie for a roll around the garden and a bite of chicken & steak cake (in his dreams). Rudie is bringing his owners, so that us humans can have some fun, too. I don't think we'll be rolling around the garden but if we do I'll be sure to take some photos to share with you.
In the meantime, have a great weekend. x