He has been down visiting this week and so we helped out by having Harvey, their lovely Staffordshire Bull Terrier for a doggy sleepover.
Between baby-watching and doggy sitting, we've not achieved much this week I can tell you! We just about managed to fit in a quick snuggle with my other Great Nephew, Baby E who arrived in the world last week (you might remember from this post.) He is now a whopping 4lbs and 10oz! Even Management managed to get a snuggle of this one!
Two babies in a week is almost more than Miss Bella can handle. Throw Harvey the dog into the mix and we have been a little... erm... overexcited to say the least.
She has found the slightly longer days at preschool really hard to adjust to with all this extra excitement going on. At the end of the week it was all too much for her... bless!
I was really glad to get back to a routine again and part of that routine is the monthly Artful Angels crop. This month we were visited by Handmade Treasures with her lovely displays of ribbons and buttons that looked like a lovely sweetshop. I admit, I broke my stash diet here but only a little bit. I used some of the stuff on Thursday when my friend came over for a scrappy play date and I managed to catch up on a few projects.
So we are now 2 weeks into the school term and I have no plans to visit or be visited by any babies or dogs this week, or to go to or host any crops. I've also decided that as I didn't get off to a very good start with all this going on, I am not going to try to catch up or continue with LSNED this year. I have too much to keep me occupied to be going backwards. I can start exercising again this week and my new course starts in about 10 days time so I need to get as much done as I can before then. Look at all these lovely books!
My routine will be a little different from now on that it was before the summer holidays but I really hope it will take me forward as I have really stalled in the last year or so with all the goings on and I can really feel the difference in my mood. I thought if I shared my resolutions here then I might be more accountable to actually continuing with them. So:
I want to get back to my running and hopefully start to attend the regular Park Runs held locally.
I want to make real progress with my weight loss and head towards losing another 2 stone.
I want to engage more with the children in the precious times that we have together now.
I want to get back to enjoying cooking by planning ahead and researching my Slimming World recipe books.
I want to stay in control of the house in terms of the housework, the de-cluttering and the decorating.
I want to make positive progress with my shoulder injury.
I want to keep on track with my coursework and start to look for outlets for my work.
I want to make progress on my unfinished projects and keep adding to my haul of finished layouts.
I want to make progress with my photo workflow.
I want to be calm and happy and feeling like I am moving forward.
Feel free to nag me, if you got this far you deserve it! ;-)
Bye for now