I've been reading and enjoying Abi's and other's Teatime posts for several months so I'm excited to join in this year. Glad you could join me.
Have a seat and a cuppa. Milk? Sugar? or would you prefer coffee? Sorry! I don't drink it so I forget to offer it!.
Would you like a piece of chocolate cake? It was Dad's birthday last week, but he is diabetic and isn't allowed cake so we are kindly eating it for him! I'll confide in you that I'm worried about his failing memory and frustrated that he won't see a doctor. I had a glimpse of the future last week when he got very confused with simple timings and it wasn't pretty.
I know it's very British, but shall we talk about the weather? I'm thoroughly fed up with the rain we've been having this month but I'm thankful that we haven't flooded as it been quite close to our house at times. I probably jinxed this winter by buying the kids sledges for Christmas, although 'they' are still threatening snow in February.
Talking of the kids, M has had a growth spurt recently and is now suddenly able to do things she couldn't before - ride a big bike, cross the monkey bars, swim in the big pool. I know I've mentioned this before, but I'm a proud Mummy!
R is still doing really well at secondary, but the conflict of homework and after school activities is starting to cause problems. Wednesdays are particularly bad. I don't get home from work until 4.15 so my Mum and Dad are there minding the children. M has to be at Rainbows at 4.45 and R goes to karate at 6pm. It is always fraught and stressful because there is no time for proper tea or calm homework time. I need to rethink my approach to Wednesdays. Any ideas? Dropping karate is tempting, but it's good for him. We might try a different class on another night.
I've started Project Life this year - with monthly, not weekly layouts. I'm quite excited about it and I have been working on it throughout the month so I don't have a massive job at the end. Is this the way to go? or is it better to do it all in one go, do you think? I've pretty much finished January, with just a couple of pockets left that I hope to fill this last week. I'm meant to be going out for drinks with some school-mum friends, but that is also on Wednesday!
Would you like another cup? Or do you need to get going? I know how busy we all are. Thanks for stopping by. If you get thirsty later on, I'm sure Abi will put the kettle on for you.