When do I get one? That is right - another whinge folks. Sorry - I was up during the week at some point, but little things have popped my balloon.
Here is a picture if you don't want to read on - I understand.
We have been very good on the exercise every morning thing. Not going to this morning though, as we have softball and I need to meditate - after I write a few emails trying to sort some work things out.
On Thursday night, my mum arrived and so 'Salina got a small half hour extra staying up. Friday morning we went on a walk and then 'Salina was "sick".
She genuinely had a temperature (according to the very dodgy thermometer I have) and was very lethargic - and as she had been practicing hard for her performance all week and is the stellar student, I figured she must have been so let her chuck a sickie.
She had an amazing recovery by 10, so I took her in to school and cursed.
On Thursday, there was an overwhelming response to Pizza Day, and as I am the Tuck Shop Martyr, I was at school from 8 until 4 assisting.
It was also the open day at school, so there was one half hour where I got to sit and appreciate my daughter's (and 21 of her classmates) work.
I had to stamp down hard on my automatic responses (either genetic or learned behaviour - I love my father dearly, but he gave me more than brown eyes) of being critical of spelling, inattention to details, sloppy handwriting.
There were some beautiful bits, but I had to try hard to notice them as I had been woken twice the night before - once in a phone call and once in someone slipping in to my bed - and my batteries were almost all out.
I arrived home to find some emails about the work I had done during the week and high praise plus invoice matters and what more could I do.
I responded with my very limited availability in the next little bit (I am actually fully booked most of the holidays) and I could help on urgent items only for a few hours only yesterday.
I ended up nursing a child, working an hour, taking an unsick child to school, having an hour long phone call about that work, doing several hours work on it, sending a detailed email (another good half hour) about it, entertaining my mother, trying to extricate myself from a conversation with the neighbour, checking on responses to the email, saying good bye to my mother, sending the unsick child to her friend's down the road, checking on responses to the email, taking a new car for a drive to the shops with V, shopping, listening to V's assessment of the vehicle, checking on responses to the email, getting an unexpected visit from my father, hollering at my unsick child and her friend to get out of the drain, saying so long to my father, sending unsick child to the bath, checking on responses to the email, having a phone call about the work, explaining the work, sending through more information, having another phone call about the work, going to our reception venue for dinner and watching the footy with V. (Wasn't the Broncos - they are tonight).
Please don't try and understand that last paragraph - I am still trying to catch up on what the heck it was all about. And that was only half of it because I edited.
Anyway - am doing softball this morning, looking after cousins this evening, packing tomorrow, going west to my family and visiting for a week (where I will try and sort a few work things out), back for a weekend to spend quality time with my sweetheart, try to sort a few work things out, back to my family to collect my daughter and try to sort a few more work things out and back here for school and try to sort a few work things out.
I am so sorry I haven't been around, don't know when I will have a chance to be around but in the mean time see you then...
I will try to check in at some point over the next two weeks - but really, I just want to check out.