Friday, January 13, 2006


I feel shite! I've lapsed with my meds this week coz I've lost one set and ran out. My routine is up the spout coz hubby has gone skiing, the kitchen has been ripped out, there's no hot water or heating, my daughter is ill, I spent a day in London so had lots of driving to do, everything is a mess, I can't find anything, I'm eating crap, I can't exercise coz the kids are at home


Thursday, January 05, 2006

Tricky little buggers!

The bane of a teacher's ( and a parent's ) life have reared their ugly head in our house. NITS!!!

I took the kids for a pre-school haircut only for the hairdresser to say "No way" to Caitlin. One swipe with the comb revealed an infestation including all sorts of shapes and sizes of louse and live eggs. I sat in the hairdressers waiting for Roo ( who as usual was completely clear) picking out tiny bugs with my nails and cracking them, listening to them pop.

Where do they come from? What is their purpose? which was the first bug who decided that human hair, and children's hair in particular was the perfect place to exist? My school is regularly infested with them. They just keep coming.

I hadn't combed C's hair properly for a while so heavens knows where they came from, or how long she'd had them but after a swift shampoo with 'healthy hair ' drops from Chawtons , a major conditioning and then copious combings with nit combs, neither of us have them anymore. I had one but I think that came from when I cuddled C to console her after her humiliation. And anyway I won't do anything to the kids that I wouldn't do myself.

And if you want kamikaze nits, look up Healthy hair drops. You can then pick the nits out of the sink!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Day two

There is something magical about having kids. They stop you having to fret all the time about jobs you haven't done, like the ironing!. Mine decided to have an arts and crafts day and to draw up a list of the things they wanted to do besides.
Caitlin is making a cardboard handbag, don't ask me why, whilst Roo is making a car- a boy thing. Lots of papier Mache and glue! Pictures will follow!

I have still managed to clear out the rats, hoover, put some clothes away, make two meals and still have time to blog. My mind seems clearer and I'm not so tempted to run away with my thoughts which is also good but I desperately need to exercise. That will have to wait till after the kids are at school!

Kids are a fabulous excuse to ignore all responsibilities until you fancy facing them!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Year Suggestions!

Resolutions are such hard things to keep that this year I'm aiming for suggestions on how I'm going to live my life better! This could be a long list; I think I may be slightly manic at the moment, certainly tense so I have lots of ideas running round my head.

1. Eat more healthily ( but will this begin before or after we eat all the chocolate and biscuits my mother has filled our house with this Xmas?). I go to weightwatchers and when I follow the plan it does work but my head gives in to chocolate...something to do with endorphins I guess. Exercise has the same effect so...item two is...
2. Exercise regularly. I would like to actually train for some of the runs I have coming up. I have a gym membership too so I have few excuses apart from a slight lack of motivation.
3. Finish my calligraphy course.
4. Learn a new skill. Musical, website design, podcasting or another.
5.Take my medication regularly. As a certified manic depressive it is rather important that I remember my meds. They are one of the few things that keep me stable, especially when my triggers are pressuring me.
6. Go back to America to visit some really good friends.
7. To be continued.