Today I started work for the first time after the long Christmas break. Everyone in the house was still asleep when I got up to get ready for work. It was so nice and peaceful I am tempted to start an Art before Breakfast routine this year. When I returned home from work, Harriet gave me the warmest welcome.
Today I was on holiday and stayed home with the kids while Peter went to work. I converted an old baby changing bag to a sketching bag. This must be significant! Meanwhile too many art project ideas in my head. Need to make some decisions and actually make something!
Today is New Year's day! I have thought of some very good resolutions. We stayed at home planning holidays, and dreaming about all the wonderful things we're going to do this year.
Today I spent all evening doing financial and banking stuff. Boring!
Today we went to Lydia's house in London to celebrate Artie's birthday. The children went wild with fun. I made balloon animals!
Today we went to the Charlbury Street Fair a bit too early, but had a lovely picnic at the Memorial Hall, and cake for lunch. Owen won a teddy!
Today I felt empowered working on a project I had dreaded at work, but which was now suddenly all simple and clear to me. Level up!
Today the lounge was filled with balloon animals when the children woke. It was a lovely surprise and they thought I was the best. :)
Today the balloons I ordered arrived and Owen and I learnt to make balloon animals by watching Youtube videos. It was so addictive I stayed up till 2am making them! The children were well impressed.
Today after 2 days of swearing, I finally managed to put my new drawing blog (without content) up on Heroku, with Amazon S3, Cloudflare and all that fashionable bells and whistles. So it was just one word I missed which stumped me all weekend, and made a 2hr task into a 2 days one. But it's up there now! More details coming soon...
Today Harriet played and painted in the garden, and then we went to feed Eddie's guinea piggies, so cute! I wish they would let me cuddle, but they were too scared of us.
Today I took Harriet to the library and park after work/nursery. She played for a long time with Aidan. In the evening I watched some tutorials on logo and type designs and felt very inspired.
Today I was lazy so I stayed home with Harriet all day and didn't take her out though I wasn't working. The weather was terrible too. So we did a bit of baking (scones).
Today we took Harriet to soft play and I even got to read magazines on my iPad. I do miss Owen though, who's staying with grandparents.
Today we came back from our holiday at Cornwall. Harriet kept saying she wanted to go back to the caravan and the seaside. She doesn't understand how far away it is and how someone else would be staying there tonight.
Today I took Harriet to the library and she was so cute and clever, everyone thought she was adorable. She's a good girl again. Fingers crossed! We ran into her nursery friend, Evan, and they played together in the park.
Today we took the children to Cutteslowe Park to play and to go on the miniature trains.
Today was one of the hottest days in the year. We stayed home sensibly and I had a migraine all day, so was in bed while Peter tended to the children.
Today Harriet let us put her to bed without protest. She even lay in bed awake for ages before falling asleep and yet didn't cry or shout for us. Hurrah! She's fixed!
Today I think I love Harriet a little less. She still wasn't sleeping and I was half dead. On the plus side I had yoga at lunch break today and started on a shiny new project at work.