January 2016

January 14, 2016

Oh, Alan Rickman. Noooooo! I actually said that out loud at my desk when I read the Breaking News on BBC this lunch time. Nooooo! So sad. Best villains, best voice. I know my Mom will be sad today as Alan Rickman was Professor Snape and she adores all things Harry Potter. This may be partially why I resumed reading “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” to Ella tonight. I’ve never read any of the Harry Potter novels, much to my mother’s extreme dismay. My Mom left the first Harry Potter novel for Ella as a Christmas present and I’m really enjoying the story thus far. So much so that I might have to read ahead! Maybe I have missed out in not reading these books. But I digress. Alan Rickman. Sad. Cancer is a blooming arsehole this week and pretty much every week.

I was a bit deflated today. Not because of Alan Rickman. At least I don’t think that’s why. The weather has changed and is properly cold. My arthritic old knees are not happy about this and I am tired. If I could have, I would have stolen a little Nanna nap after the afternoon school pick up but I resisted. Instead, I pushed on, made our meal plan Macaroni Cheese and felt moderately better by having followed through on my plans. I believe a cup of tea is in order tonight. And perhaps an early night for a change.

What’s new with the kids? Well, Ella is continuing to do well in school but we’re a bit worried about her. She’s been complaining about a sore tummy that only seems to flare up before arriving at school. She won’t talk to me about it but something is bothering her. I don’t believe it has anything to do with school itself. I imagine it has something to do with friends. But as yet, Ella doesn’t want to discuss it. She’s ever so much like me. Sammy has a best buddy at preschool with whom he does absolutely everything. They are firm partners in crime but thankfully don’t get up to too much crime. I am relieved that he has a good friend in his class as when they go to Reception in September, he will have someone to make the transition easier. Today was a quiet Mummy Sammy day. I really should have taken Sammy out for brekkie like I had intended but we still enjoyed our day together.

I’m very much hoping that there will be no “Breaking News” announcements tomorrow. I’d like to keep Friday a positive and happy one. And then comes the weekend with much to look forward to. Phew, nearly there!


School Run Fun! My goofy daughter! 💜 #embracehappy

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Sunset today 💜 #embracehappy

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