Today

Tuesday, 31st Jul 2018

Today I took Owen out to Witney to buy groceries. It was the first time I parked at the busy Waitrose car park. Owen was really good and patient while I shopped, I really enjoy taking him out. In the evening, I made more concertina sketchbooks and refilled my watercolour pans.

Monday, 30th Jul 2018

Today Harriet was fussy and annoying. We went to Witney for lunch at a cafe near the green. The children had a lot of fun just running in the field. Owen was very nice, sensitive and thoughtful to me and I was grumpy because Harriet was naughty and I was tired.

Sunday, 29th Jul 2018

Today it rained and rained and was getting cold again. Peter had a lie in. We stayed home and didn't do much. Owen was amazingly good and helpful with Harriet.

Saturday, 28th Jul 2018

Today we went to Riverside Festival and I really enjoyed the live music at the preschool tent (mostly by parents and friends of parents). Owen and Harriet didn't seem as impressed. In the evening I chose to do drawings instead of having a shower (so tired I couldn't do both). It's been raining and was not hot today. Peter surprised me by cleaning off the 2 year old mould from our bathroom ceiling!

Friday, 27th Jul 2018

Today the children didn't wake us up in the night or morning! Miracle! Sadly I had to get up for work. Bet they will wake at dawn on the weekends again.

Thursday, 26th Jul 2018

Today I sketched during lunchtime with Georgie on her beautiful handmade paper. It was tricky painting on the unsized paper but so much fun trying to adapt to this medium. And it's so nice to find someone who's equally excited about these.

Wednesday, 25th Jul 2018

Today is work day! I gave away my first kudos card at work, and it was nice letting people know you appreciate them. Harriet has learnt to say no (previously she could only say yes), and it even sounded like 'no, thank you'.

Tuesday, 24th Jul 2018

Today I woke up early and took the children to the library and came back before Peter was even out of bed!

Monday, 23rd Jul 2018

Today we went to Cutteslowe park where Owen had a great time playing at the playground and water play. Harriet was less impressed. It was super hot, the hottest day this year so far!

Sunday, 22nd Jul 2018

Today we took the children to Witney to feed the ducks (peas), Harriet was excited to see real ducks.

Saturday, 21st Jul 2018

Today we stayed home and can’t remember what we did. I think I worked on my new sketching website and Harriet woke up all night giving me time to think about my website while breastfeeding her.

Friday, 20th Jul 2018

Today was just the mood for listening to Emmy The Great at work. It makes me want to get better at playing the guitar. I just might practice more! It also made me miss those golden days of Team Drupal, working with JP and Garrett.

Thursday, 19th Jul 2018

Today I went to work very tired as I was stupid and went to bed late, and then Harriet woke up at 6am! At lunch, I had a satisfying chat with Georgie. So happy  to find a new best friend! Then in the evening we went to Owen's preschool nursery for his Leaver's ceremony (he's starting school in September), and then as we were too tired to make dinner, we ate at a pub. The children enjoyed themselves, but were tired and full of junk food.

Wednesday, 18th Jul 2018

Today I found out that a colleague was going to be made redundant and felt really sad about it. I must have picked up the vibes subconsciously and hence the nightmare about being fired just a few days ago!

Tuesday, 17th Jul 2018

Today I had a lie down in the garden while Harriet played by herself mostly. She woke up 4 times in the night the night before, so I was grumpy and tired, but she was very cute.

Monday, 16th Jul 2018

Today I took Owen to Oxford on the bus again. We spent hours in Waterstones which he really loved, and I got to admire illustrations on children's books while he looked at books by himself there.

Sunday, 15th Jul 2018

Today I didn't sleep very well and had loads of nightmares. In one I was kidnapped by a psychopath and when I finally managed to phone the police, they couldn't help me because I couldn't tell them where I was. In another, I was told by my employers they decided to fire me as I wasn't making enough profit for them. As I was arguing my case in anger, a pickpocket stole my phone. When I finally woke up, I had a migraine, and then later Harriet was ill and threw up all afternoon. Still shaken by the dream where I was fired. I realised how much I loved my job and really don't want to lose it. I'd better work harder next week. So no, I didn't have a nice day today!

Friday, 13th Jul 2018

Today it was misty early on, so we went to the beach late, and then had a lovely dinner by the beach at Saunton Sands beachside grill.