Today we took the children to play in the park. Harriet had become a really cheeky monkey.
Today we went to the beach again, and then drove home after dinner with the children asleep in the car, and arrived home after midnight. Exhausting even though it wasn't me driving!
Today we went to the seaside with relatives and friends. Owen had a few potty accidents even though he had been potty trained for months. Perhaps it was due to diarrhoea. In the evening I did a bit of sketching.
Today we attended Bryony's wedding. We had Harriet with us most of the time, and everyone thought she was lovely and cute. She was very happy about all the new things and people around her, and loved the dogs and birds at the beach.
Today we packed and drove to North Devon to attend a wedding on the weekend. It was stressful and chaotic trying to pack with the 2 children distracting us. We later realised we could have sent them to nursery / preschool for the day while we packed! In the evening I had a migraine and was out of action.
Today I did something stupid at work but luckily managed to rectify it in time with minimal damage. Very touched at how helpful our sysadmin was, and how he didn't reprimand me. Then later my boss told me they were impressed by my performance at the Wagtail workshop. The kindness from people made me buzz all evening.
Today I went to our Bristol office for Wagtail training again! This time I got a lift from Georgie, and I chatted her ears off, making her take wrong turns, but we had such a great time. I also really enjoyed the workshop and meeting other colleagues. How exciting is my life? Learning so many fun new things.
Today I got angry with Owen for not eating properly and just being a pain all day. After my tirade, he said, 'be happy mummy, let's do a cuddle,' and that cheered me up.
Today I was getting annoyed with the kids again. Mondays are the worst. I did my drawing in the afternoon so I could do some programming in the evening.
Today I took Owen to Witney without Harriet and he was super good. I got him sandals and hat, and when we went home I even drove to the petrol station by myself for the first time and pumped some gas! I felt like a grown up. And I didn't make the petrol station go up in flames like I'd imagined.
Today we went to Maddie's house for a dinner party (with kids). It was nice to be sociable, though the kids were a little distracting.
Today I sketched with Owen's crayons, and was excited to be noticed by the Rise & Draw featured artists.
Today of course I sketched, and persisted in Sktchy Rise & Draw. Can't remember doing anything else.
Today I fiddled with my sketch until 2am! Foolish old me, behaving like a teenager with no impulse control.
Today I managed to get some sketching done for Sktchy's Rise & Draw challenge while Harriet was napping.
Today it was still sunny, and maybe getting too hot. We went to Charlbury deli for lunch and was turned away as they had no food! We then went and bought food from the Coop to eat at the community centre instead. I stayed and played with Owen while Peter took Harriet home to nap. We role played secret agent in the park and on the way home.
Today it was Arts Week. We went to see Owen's 'exhibition' at his preschool, and then went to see Mizue's amazing paper cut. I carried Harriet in a Wrapsody Breeze wrap and felt like a hippie mum except when she was pinching my arm and neck, making me scream in pain. Domestic abuse!
Today we went to the Straw Kitchen at Whichford Pottery for lunch and met up with Alice and Simon. It was such a super lovely day and place, and company. A perfect day. When we drove home, both children fell asleep in the car, so I got to do some sketching at our front lawn while Peter did weeding (which he enjoyed!).
Today I was exhausted again from being too excited yesterday and from Harriet being noisy in the night. In the evening I didn't sketch again as I was busy catching up with all the Sketchbook Revival videos (about 2 hours of it each day, and which were only available for limited days), which was kind of ironic. I also discovered the wonderfully inspiring Love Life Drawing tutorials which are making me keen to try life drawing now! So many videos to watch and no time to actually sketch!
Today I went to Bristol for the first time to visit our other office. Love the vibes there, but mostly I really enjoyed meeting the rest of my team as I was the only one of our team in the Charlbury office these days. I talked so much you wouldn't believe I'm usually shy. My head reverberated with words all evening.