Yet another week has flown by without bothering to stop and let me know it was in a rush, I have been in bed by 8pm at least three times (once by 5pm – I went to bed before my 18mo, this is what pregnancy has done to me. Lame.) and I’m not entirely sure how it has got to Thursday *again*…..
As always, my list of reasons to be cheerful could be endless but I will restrain myself 😉
The Weekend was pure, simple joy.
Part of the reason I have had to sleep so much was the weekend. Saturday was full of friends, family, cake and music. So was Sunday.
It was busy and manic and exciting and brimming with laughter. I got to spend time with my best friend and eat too much pizza, cake (the recipe for which is here) and custard whilst oogling Andrew Lee-Potts in Alice (he really shouldn’t be as attractive as he is in that hideous shirt…but he so is…).
Then I got to enjoy a concert by Of One Accord in celebration of my Mum and our friend Alwyn’s 60th birthdays – I *always* love their concerts and I’m so proud of my Mum for being part of them. The concert itself was brilliant, the audience was enthusiastic, appreciative and HUGE! Our church was packed with lots of people I knew and lots I didn’t – many of which were people I consider my extended family from church, others were people my Mum works with (several of whom taught me at school when I was, say, about 7!) and then others I haven’t the foggiest who they were but they were there and therefore a welcome part of the party!
Then on the Sunday it was church in the morning and after the service we brought out all the leftover cakes and biscuits from the concert interval and shared them with everyone again. It was like another mini party.
I went shopping.
It’s been a while since I got to go on the train to town by myself and just have a wander round. As it was, on Sy’s day off, he decided to babysit Tori and let me go have a waddle round the shops by myself. I did lots of window shopping, mostly eyeing up clothes I would like to fit in some time reasonably soon and also picked up and couple of cute treats for BabyBump and something nice for Tori too because I don’t want her feeling left out. I was only there for two hours and came home feeling like I’d run half a marathon but it was great to have a bit of me time wandering round whatever shops I wanted without having to manoeuvre a pushchair or entertain a bored toddler.
I got the banana out of the curtains.
This morning Daddy gave Tori a banana for breakfast in bed as he left for work and I was still dozing in bed. It was chopped up neatly in a bowl all very civilised. Normally, banana vanishes in the space of a heartbeat. Not today.
Today Tori waited for Daddy to leave and, whilst waiting for Mummy to sort herself out and drag herself out of bed, decided to experiment with her bowl of banana…
She mushed it. Smooshed some against the ends of her cot. Trampled it into her mattress (caking her feet in it). Rolled in it (I think). Rolled her cuddly toys in it. Mashed it into her nice cream curtains. Somehow got it in the carpet (!?!). Squished it into her blankets. Splurged it through her hair.
And somehow still had some left in the bowl.
Needless to say, after a moment of just staring at the disaster area in shock, I retrieved Tori and we shared a shower. She hates having her hair washed almost more than anything else but today I showed no mercy. She had A LOT of banana in her hair. Banana sets solid. She was not a happy bunny by the time I was through.
Tori was then dumped unceremoniously into her playpen whilst I stripped her bed, rescued the pathetically sticky looking soft toys, took down the curtains, cleaned the carpet and started the washing/cleaning marathon.
The banana came out of everything eventually. Even Penguin’s fluff and beak (Poor creature had more washes than everything else to get him clean). This makes me cheerful because, for a while, I had images of everything being stained permanently banana-black.
If I never see another banana again it will be too soon.
So, what are your reasons to be cheerful this week? Hop on over to Michelle’s blog (via the button) and see what everyone else is cheerful about this week. And remember – keep smiling! Even when the dreaded mashed banana strikes…
(And I believe the banana incident qualifies as a second entry this week for Paula QWERTY Mum‘s link up – The Things Kids Do!)