Little slow to get moving this morning, after a restless night. I was woken at quart to one in the morning by a young lass, (by the sound of her voice), talking, I assume, on her mobile, which sounded like it was on speakphone. I think that is what woke me, because it was such an unusual sound. I would have just gone straight back to sleep, alas the itchy rash I suffer from every night, took advantage of my wakefulness to drive me to distraction, particuarly my feet.
I could pretty much ignore the itching on my back and arms; but my feet, oh gawd. I tried full strength lavender oil at first, which often helps; no improvement. I blasted my feet with cold water and cammomile, but as my feet warmed up the itching went manic, and I scratched, which sent the itching beyond endurance, I knew if I didn't take some periton I would rip the skin from my feet, having done such a thing in the past.
Thankfully, I was able to find the periton, last time I looked I couldn't find it and ended up dozing in the chair with my feet in a bucket of ice water. While I waited for the itching to subside, I distracted myself with the finishing touches to my mindee's b'day present:
Then at 5am this morning, Rye woke up crying about his nappy. I think it had come undone, so he took it off and he climbed into bed with me. I was slightly concerned about him being nappyless; alas so zonked I wasn't so concerned I did anything about it. Thankfully, no accidents occured. I had planned an early start, but when my alarm sounded, I turned it off and went back to sleep, eventually dragging myself from bed around 8am.
Rye seemed a bit zonked too, so we did spend much of the morning snuggled on the sofa watching various bbc iplayer cbeebies programmes and I wrote out some ideas for crafting and "main lessons" and how to tie them all in together at the end of the month. Then it was time to get read for the party :-)
Rye's first invite. Gosh a lovely party and I love, love, love where my client lives. She is very rural, and owns a bungalow, which looks a good size and about 2-3 acres of land, backing onto woods. Gosh, her property teemed with elderflower bushes, blackberries, hawthorn, edible mushrooms and that was just near the house! Rye and all the other children had a lovely time.
A really lovely party, Rye had a fabulous time, I had a lovely time, a glass or two of wine! Gosh, having a "proper" drink is becoming something of a regularity lately, hehehe. And my charge enjoyed the attention, it was lovely to see her gravitating to Rye too and running around with her.
Then it was time to leave, the taxi had arrived. My mindee followed me to the gate, but when she realised Rye and I were leaving, she burst into tears. I was rather suprised and touched too. Bless her. Waved goodbye and assured her that we'd see her Monday.