I feel more focused on things this week. Chipping away at the little jobs around the house and garden that have needed doing for a long time, feeling more in control with day-to-day life in general (even with hubby working crazy long hours again and barely being home) and really switching off and enjoying the little moments with the children. A week of feeling like I’m on an even keel – much needed after the emotional moments last week!
We had Jessica’s hospital check-up with the paediatrician on Tuesday and all went well. Her sats were 85% which is as good as it gets for her and after having some niggling concerns about her tiredness last week, I left feeling much more reassured that it is likely to be just readjusting to being back at preschool.
Things I have loved this week:
- Enjoying some sunshine on a playdate with Jessica’s friend E in the park.
- A successful afternoon clearing out the garden – we’ve removed the compost bin, cut back some more shrubs and can see all four corners of the garden for the first time! Next job is to get the fence fixed.
- Being interviewed about our gold postbox challenge for an article on BBC News.
- Watching the delight on Sophie’s face when we were playing with her toy farm together while Jessica was at preschool – loved her clapping her hands each time she got one of the animals to make the windmill spin and her excited squeals of “I did it!”
- Celebrating one of Jessica’s heart days – four years since the second part of the hybrid procedure – with Jammie Dodgers.
- Spending a rainy afternoon doing crafts with Jessica, while Sophie napped, and making pom-pom owls, animal finger puppets and a craft foam doll.
- Watching the girls having fun in the garden with their cousin E.