Today

Monday, 22nd Jan 2018

Today Peter took Owen to the toddler group while Harriet and I stayed home being ill. In the evening Peter started feeling ill again, so after we put the children to bed, I was alone downstairs while he had an early night. I spent the evening putting together an Ocado grocery order. No fun.

Sunday, 21st Jan 2018

Today Peter was a bit better, I was worse (I had a flu jab, but still had mild symptoms), Harriet was still miserable and Owen was completely immune to the flu (he had a nasal vaccine) and feeling very bored. So Peter took him to the community centre. 

Saturday, 20th Jan 2018

Today Peter and I caught whatever Harriet has. She’s still miserable and we were also exhausted from waking in the night for her and for Owen. Owen was very good in the day, playing by himself.

Friday, 19th Jan 2018

Today Harriet was still unwell and her cries were hoarse. I went to work again and had to work in the evening as she had made me late for work.

Thursday, 18th Jan 2018

Today Harriet had high fever and was waking up all night. I had to go to work and leave her with Peter.

Wednesday, 17th Jan 2018

Today I stayed home feeling hygge, curled up on the sofa with hot chocolate, reading Lagom, the book I borrowed from the library yesterday. Yes, yes, need to declutter. But first, we need a fireplace, and maybe a new kitchen, and maybe when the children have grown up and moved out.

Tuesday, 16th Jan 2018

Today I took Harriet out for coffee at the community centre library and she was very happy. I should probably go out more.

Monday, 15th Jan 2018

Today I went to Oxford for a hospital checkup and left the children with Peter. I missed my train home as I was too tired and not paying attention. Spent about 4hrs waiting for transport today, leaving me numbed. At home I lost my will listening to children’s music. Not a good day.

Sunday, 14th Jan 2018

Today I woke early and let Peter snooze a bit. We had a relaxing day at home and I even got to read and paint a bit.

Saturday, 13th Jan 2018

Today we went to Witney to get grocery in the late afternoon and the children were tired and annoying. I spent the evening getting more things set up on my new laptop and then we watched the AlphaGo documentary on Netflix. So inspired to play Go again or work on some machine learning projects, but we never have the time. Didn't get to do any sketching today again.

Friday, 12th Jan 2018

Today I worked till late as I was stupid at my work and wanted to redeem myself. In the morning, I spent ages stalling the car on our road, thinking maybe it was broken or ran out of battery, only to realise (after > 10 tries) that I had left the handbrake on! So it's been a stupid kind of day.

Thursday, 11th Jan 2018

Today both children were very bad at night, and Harriet cried for 2 hours in the night even after I had fed her! I worked from home in the day and spent the evening looking at cottages till late.

Wednesday, 10th Jan 2018

Today I went back to work after almost a year off on maternity leave. Exciting but very tiring due to children (both!) waking in the night. Peter did a great job in childcare.

Tuesday, 9th Jan 2018

Today we took Harriet to see the health visitor for her one year check. I finally succeeded in making Pandan cake for Owen. Quite excited and nervous about going back to work tomorrow after almost a year off. 

Monday, 8th Jan 2018

Today Peter took the kids to the toddler group while I cleaned the house. Owen started to be naughty again, which is only to be expected. Would have been creepy if he were perfect. I spent the evening looking at holiday cottages for summer.

Sunday, 7th Jan 2018

Today we FaceTimed with my family in Singapore. Harriet cried for more than an hour during her first nap and ended up skipping it probably because I had been shouting to the screen in my excitement. In the afternoon Peter took Owen to the Children Runaround at the community centre. Owen had been an amazingly good boy these few days, perhaps due to my renewed efforts to be cheerful myself. Hope we can both keep it up mostly!

Saturday, 6th Jan 2018

Today Harriet had a bad night again. Maybe too cold? Owen had a great time at Maisey's birthday party and behaved very well all day. I started reading The Little Book of Hygge which I got from Kindle daily deals, and was inspired to increase the happiness of the people around me. In the evening we watched the new season of The Good Place.

Friday, 5th Jan 2018

Today I put in extra efforts to spend quality time with Harriet though she’s been wearing me out with her night feeding  as I’m going to go back to work soon. In the evening I played with my new watercolours and still didn’t get to watch Black Mirror.

Thursday, 4th Jan 2018

Today I was tired and had a bit of headache. Harriet was terrible last night again and fussy all day. Maybe because of her new tooth or what?? I spent too much time shopping for watercolours.

Wednesday, 3rd Jan 2018

Today Harriet had been inconsolable in the night and I only got to go to bed at 3:30am! As a result both Peter & I were exhausted all day. Peter took Owen to Preschool only to realise at their doorstep that school hadn't started today.