Today I went to work and conducted a training session for some clients. It was exhausting! And the children woke up 4 times in the night between them. Disappointingly we still didn't have the fireplace as the appliance hadn't arrived in time.
Today we took Harriet to nursery for settling in again. The builders came to build the chimney breast for our new fireplace and we hid in our room, and then escaped to the library.
Today we took Harriet to the nursery for her first settling in session. We only left her for 40mins. She wasn't too upset, and even waved us goodbye.
Today Harriet has fully recovered from flu and had become extremely playful as if to make up for lost time. In the evening we cleared out stuff from our living room to make way for the builders. I met Peter today 10 years ago!
Today I went to meet the children and Peter when the toddler group finished. Later, I helped Owen write a letter to his best friend who lives next door. In the evening I ruined yet another sketch with my bad watercolouring, but I learnt a new trick.
Today we took both children to the Charlbury Kids Runaround. Nice to meet other parents there. Both Owen and Harriet were very happy. After dinner Owen made Harriet laugh hysterically by feeding her bananas. In the evening I allowed myself to cheat and sketch from a photograph (instead of from real life).
Today we went to watch the new Pixar film, Coco. Harriet's been ravenous all day and eating lots. Owen had a haircut.
Today I worked in the day and had a sinus migraine in the evening. Harriet was looking better finally and her appetite picking up.
Today Harriet was finally better from her flu and started eating more again. She's suddenly taller and managed to steal a sheet of stickers from Owen's desk and got herself covered in them.
Today we cancelled Harriet's settling in session at her nursery as she was probably still contagious and feeling poorly. Owen was very happy and cuddly and cute. Both children were extremely talkative, I made them talk among themselves.
Today the fire place people came down to look again to give us a quote on building a chimney breast. Harriet woke very late so we skipped the second nap and put her to bed much earlier. I went to bed at 8pm feeling feverish and chills. Harriet woke up many times in the night, giving me no rest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today Harriet had high fever and was waking up all night. I had to go to work and leave her with Peter.
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.
Today I took Harriet out for coffee at the community centre library and she was very happy. I should probably go out more.
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.
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.