"Although I speak from my own experience, I feel that no one has the right to impose his or her beliefs on another person. I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable for you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is off no use, then you can discard it." Dalai Lama...

Monday, 25 February 2008

Plans go astray,dog hide and seek,and a Bratz disco

I started today early and was up by 7.15 I just missed Al, he leaves at 7.10 so he can be in work at 7.30 and then he can finish at 3.30, good old flexi time....
I woke feeling dreadful but got better as the morning went on and managed to get a lot of little jobs done before Emily came down at 9.00.

We had received Tarka the otter from Amazon and I asked if she wanted to watch it with me but she didn't want to watch in the sun room as the TV is quite small and it is better in the living room but I was going to be getting breakfast through here and would be able to watch as I prepared it, so said we would have to watch it later as I had never seen it, so she stomped off into the other room, she was tired and is under the weather so I let the behaviour go and sure enough she came in after about ten minutes and we put it on.It was beautiful, she adored Tarka and there was lots of giggles and ahhhs.We knew it was a sad ending but enjoyed it regardless.

I had lots of things on my mind to do together today, they included some science books to look through to see what took our fancy, making and decorating cookies, getting the Tye dye t'shirt done, a walk,amongst other things....

As is often the case these plans will carry over into another day.....


We sat down to do some thank you cards to Uncles and Aunts for Emily's birthday presents and got sidetracked by the golden compass jigsaw book Milly got from her friend for her birthday. Now Emily has a hard time with jigsaws so any time she shows an interest we go with it and she did it happily and with no frustration.

She looks a little downcast in the picture, that was because I had done something wrong can't think what on earth it was now!!!

After the jigsaw Milly spent some time with Beauty training her( part of the promise to daddy about taking on responsibility for her pets)she played hide and seek where she hides and I send Beauty off to find her and then she hid treats and got Beauty to come to her and sit before sending her off to search out the treats. She did really well and was calm and assertive, can't think who she was copying cos she did it miles better than me !!! We had a really good time.



After all the play, time for a cuddle together. Then instead of getting on with the thank you cards I was persuaded that we could have a little play first and then she would get right on and do the cards after that....

So upstairs we went into Bratz land. There was a disco going on and the band were all set up and waiting so I got into the zone and played for 40 minutes(no I wasn't counting every second!!)I have to say although it is not my favourite thing to play I made myself forget other things and just got into it and actually the time did go faster and I did kind of enjoy it.



After the play it was time to tackle the cards,I had some cards with open front's to put photo's in, so we took photos of her with the toy's she had bought with the money she had been given and sent them off to the relevant Aunts and Uncles.


As we were doing the cards and waiting for glue to dry etc Milly went on her blog and she set up a new one about her pets, snappily titled My Pets.Que lots of adoptions of animated animals, she choose the layout and header picture herself and did most of the work with a little reminder now and again from me.

As we were working we got talking about Brownies, she has decided not to go again.She said that the incident when she asked the girl to be her friend had sapped her confidence!!!It may seem trivial but I know that this was the last time she went to Brownies so I think it did have a big impact on her.She also said it was very like school, I tried to talk her through it but it was no good she had decided and it was not worth pushing it.I did think of going along and helping and I may put this to her but I am not sure if this would help as based on past experiences she would probably cling to me whenever she could. So now we have no clubs or lessons to go to.In some ways I knew this would happen, I have read of lot's of other children coming out of school and giving up clubs etc ,she is such a home body and just loves being at home with us.In time perhaps she will need more.Of course the socialization question will be asked but the interactions that went on for her were not fulfilling, so we will get our socialization some other way!!!She did say she would go to Drama as she is good at it(she definitely is my little drama Queen) and some of the other Home ed children go, but I think we will give it some time before making any other decisions.
I was thinking back and she started Rainbows and I stayed with her and she seemed to have a great time and mixed well but after one session did not want to go back,she stayed on at a couple of after school club activities because she had heard about the things they were doing, like learning the guitar amongst other things and again seemed to have a good time but stopped going after a few times.Oh well let's just see how things pan out...

At the wettest, coldest, windiest part of the afternoon we went out to clean Liz rabbit, it was done very very quickly.

With my renewed determination to healthier eating in mind,I too have started another blog.Do not expect great things, remember I am diluting already limited writing skills so this is not the most scintillating read!!! To be honest I am using it as a food diary and a record of how I feel, with advice I find along on the way on foods that assist in providing energy and or alleviate the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue and the Menopause.So if you like a gripping read!! head on over to A life worth living healthily

6 comments:

My name is Stacie. said...

I just finished reading all your blog posts I have gotten behind on. I have been busy lately, and have not been reading blogs, but I wanted to be sure to catch up on what was going on with you. Now I will head on over to your new blog and have a look.

Lynn said...

Welcome back,I did miss your comments....

Michelle said...

Got slightly depressed at your new blog as I clicked over to it whilst on my second mug of tea and eating a huge bowl of crunchy nut cornflakes. Hmm.

Sounds like you've been very busy. xx

piscesgrrl said...

A new food blog? Excellent! Perhaps some of your food wisdom will wear off on me too!

Lynn said...

Michelle,
I have reached crisis point, my energy level is at zero and I have no intention of buying clothes any larger than I already have in my wardrobe and I am down to 3 outfits that fit!!!!!
You enjoy your crunchy nut cornflakes.xx

Lynn said...

Laura,
If I can be of any help at all that will be a bonus. My food wisdom comes from the many books I have on my shelves that get dusted off now and again. My challenge is,this time I don't want to follow someone else's regime and hope to find one that fits me and does not involve too many lentils or excessive preperation of nut roasts etc!!!!!