Friday, 27 April 2012
Uptight (Everything's Alright)
When O got stuck!
Ooh I woke up grumpy this morning. Took me a while to clock that the thermostat (in one of the coldest rooms of our house) was at 23oc - No wonder I felt so dehydrated and headache ish! During this time the epic monthly pay day shopping delivery arrived and a guy from the ovencleaningcompany came to clean the over. I had feared it was broken as it didn't seem to be heating up properly but he found the cause, a metal shelf bracket had become jammed where there flame comes out. Phew!
That said we manged word game and S painted this interpretation of favourite view which is the view from the top of nearby Bury Hill. At first I didn't really get it but when we drove to Arundel yesterday the sky was a forbidding colour even though the sun was trying to shine and the yellow of the rapeseed crop provided clear lines. The withered tree on the left is there whatever the season.
At ten am Weed, fresh back from holidays, arrived and I headed to the gym. Only four more Fridays of my membership left. I do enjoy the exercise and break but O really misses me and it is very disruptive. To continue yesterday's dance analogy I am moving to different music (usually pretty dire music at the gym!) and it takes a while to regain the groove with the trio! Come June I hope you use the time to do things with the trio individually. Today they played lego, making a catapult as well as paper aeroplanes and fans.
After lunch we headed to Fishers Farm. I thought the trio would appreciate a bounce in soft play whilst I relaxed on the sofa but the sun came out and O discovered the toboggan run. He also optimistically walked out across the castle then suddenly realised how high he was and froze with fear. S and E talked him down (there was no way I could have fitted up there) with such poise they could have done a hostage negation! S said she remembered from a TV show that when cats are stuck up trees the first principle is not to scare them! So, no rest whatsoever for me! Don't they know I'm nearly 40!
This was a brief moment of loveliness from E though in between several really naughty patience testing outbursts today!Why is it when I am tired or is it because I am tired!
The boys have discovered the camera on the tablet as you can see and S is keen to make a movie called Barbie and the Romans. She has been playing the Roman Mysteries game on the CBBC website and started on the Barbie script last night. Following yesterday's post I have had lots of book suggestions with evacuee themes and Weed bought this one along today. Thanks everyone.
Am very into this TV show called "Two Greedy Italians" at the moment. I made several of the recipes from last week's show and have already made the tomato & porchini sauce from yesterday. If there is a nation's food I could eat to the exclusion of all others it is Italy's!