Inspite of a yucky cold that really hit yesterday, on my birthday, it's been a good week.
Monday of course, was travelling back from the Forest of Dean.
Tuesday was a duvet day. Both Rye and myself were exhausted and our colds made us just want to snuggle, sleep and watch the odd dvd.
Wednesday was the Kent and London HE group beach day down at the Sunny Sands in Folkestone. So, I popped along with Rye and the my mindee. Been that it was half term this week, I couldn't actually tell who the home edders were. We had fun tho.
Yesterday, was a bit, well pants really. 36 years old and I felt like death warmed over. The cold had descended onto my chest sapping energy - I very nearly called my mindee's mother to say I couldn't care for her. I gave in and went to the local garage to buy lemsips, which helped and then the rest of the day was pretty much spent laying on the sunlounger in the garden reading the latest Dr Scarpetta novel. And yelping when the kids splashed me with water from the paddling pool.
Inspite of the lurgy, it's been a fun week and my book collecton, thanks to Jen, has increase by three. Levi Root's cook book, a camping cookbook and another on growing one's own vegetables etc. I lurve books :-)
And yah! Today I feel much better. Not 100%.. probably running about 75%, vast improvement on yesterday, and means today I should be able to get on with potting out my herbs, possibly finding the energy to mow the front lawn - drive might have to wait... bending over makes me rather lightheaded at the mo and of course start preparing foods for the BBQ on Sunday to celebrate reaching my 36th year.
Wow 36, over the cusp of 35 and moving toward 40. Kinda weird, I do not feel like someone who is only 4 years away from being 40... well, physically, there's time when I feel 80, never mind 36... there again, I'm not entirely sure how I should be feeling, it is afterall, rather subjective. I rather suspect the sense of youthfulness is owing to my happiness. I am living a life I would NEVER have anticipated 3 years ago, I would never have anticipated being a mama, never mind an attached and gentle parenting mama.. and childminder? Hah, you're having a laugh, last thing I would have considered as an alternative career to the doldrum of working in an office. Yet here I am, happy and looking forward to the days that stretch before me.