Friday, May 01, 2009

7 Quick Takes


1. Light blogging this week as I have been sleeping. I've had some kind of weird virus - swollen glands with random aches and pains and the need to take as many naps as possible.

2. Cherub still doesn't do growing. I bought her some cute little skirts and shorts for the summer ... in the 12-18 month size. She will be three in just over a month, but the 18-24 month ones literally fell down.

3. Our usual form of discipline for younger children is time outs - close by when they are small, in their rooms when they are older. Angel used to be sent to the kitchen (no idea why!), and at Cherub's age would often refuse to come out when the time out was over, protesting "I like it here! I want to stay in the kitchen!".

Fast forward eleven years. Cherub has been, shall we say, testing out just how far she can assert herself, and has been sent to sit on the stairs a few times in the last couple of weeks. Guess what? We lift her down and she runs back there ... "I want to sit on the stairs!". Amazing how alike these two are!

4. Tonight we are hosting an English-themed shared meal for our neighbours. That means I get to cook the main course ... steak and kidney pie, stump, and minted peas. K-and-A-next-door are bringing White Windsor soup, and A-and-D-next-door-but-one were muttering about sherry trifle (yum!).

5. May Day bank holiday on Monday, which means the town's May Fayre, one of the girls' annual highlights. Organised by a local charity, the High Street is full of fund-raising stalls for local groups and charities, there is a variety of entertainment, displays and demonstrations (including the brass band and the girls' dance school) ... and best of all, so far as the girls are concerned, there are rides. Ludicrously expensive rides, but hey! it is only once a year.

6. I am coming to the conclusion that the most realistic option for setting up an exercise regime I can stick to is to get gym equipment I can use at home. The only way to make enough space would be to get rid of two six shelf bookcases and their contents. Aarghh!!!!

7. Yikes. In less than four years Angel can do all this.

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Pam said...

No, don't get rid of the books! Seriously, do look into T Tapp. I just started doing it because my back was about to cave in if I didn't do something and it only takes a few feet of space, no equipment and when you get to maintenance mode you only need to do it twice a week. (I am hoping this applies to the 15 minute workout, too.)

I am actually starting to feel like I used to do years ago when I swam very regularly.

Postage here to Australia was listed as $40.00 for a $20.00 DVD but my friend contacted them and they were more than happy to put it in a global priority bag for $14.00.

47, with a fifteen yob, twelve yob, three yog in a size one skirt, and a nineteen mog. I need a back!

Jaime (ChaseNKids) said...

Hope you feel better soon. We've been plagued with a weird stomach bug in our house and I've been sleep deprived making blogging tough!

Glad to have found your blog via conversion diary. Can't wait to read more!

Romany said...

Just pray that she doesn't want to do it all!{vbg}

Karen Edmisten said...

Love the Cherub time-out story.
And, yikes indeed!