My monthly round up, brought to you with Julie Kirk's Notes on Paper.
3 days R was off sick with a stomach virus + 2 INSET days + 1 Teachers' strike = 6 days off school (=6 days of difficult childcare issues)
1 car broken down on the A3
4 birthday parties
6 days in France for P + 2 nights at Scout camp for R + 1 night in my brother's camper van + 2 nights visiting friends at half term = 11 nights away from our own beds.
81 photos taken at A and M's wedding.
36 mid-term reports written
22 kids at 2 Hallowe'en parties
Finally, Julie's communal counts:
2 bills (about half our household bills are in my name)+ 2 bank statements + 3 magazines + 5 birthday cards = 12 items of mail I received which were directly addressed to me
The second Communal Count prompt suggested we share any weather-related statistic so it had to be 90 mph winds (hurricane level) which hit on 28th October. I clearly remember the Big Storm of October 1987, the night before my 17th birthday and the one a couple of years later. It knocked out the electricity at university so my friends and I decided to go into town to assess the damage - not very clever!