Woke up around 8.30,got up and had a cuppa while sitting in sun room with laptop.Alan was out walking Beauty and Milly was still snoozling.
Made bacon butty ,not great, I like it cooked slowly and crispy but I got sidetracked and it got cooked too quickly and the fat was still there:-(
Milly had crisp sandwich for breakfast while I got dressed and Alan started pruning some large shrubs in the garden.
Milly got hair washed (she is going sooooo long between washes now,and I really am not sure how often face and teeth get attention either!!)and I sat with her for a while as she dried off and got ready.We had a giggle about something which turned into a great laugh.It was a special moment because I was "there" not thinking about the million other things I needed to do just there in the moment with Emily.I need to record these times because sometimes I forget and it seems like I spend so much of the day disconnected,trying to "be" with her while thinking too much about what I "need" to do.
Off to pick up E and back home for a while,painting for E and Emily.I made lunch then we went off to town shopping.They went off on their own for an hour while I whizzed around.Lot's of texts from Emily about something she had found that she wondered if she had any money to buy:-)Settled on a large notebook for her new characters.The house is over run with notebooks of various shapes and sizes but it seems a writer can never have too many:-))
Back home for an hour then off to drop E at drama club and Emily and I went to my sisters in the same village to see my Mum who was there and had brought some shorts(we have had a problem finding some in the local town) from H&M in Carlisle for Emily to try on.One pair fitted and she will exchange the others for the next size,so that's her sorted with shorts for the summer,hopefully.
Back home to make tea and then Alan and Emily went to pick up E and we all sat down to home made Pizza ,salad and chips,Milly had dippers and chips as she doesn't like Pizza.I actually only started to make homemade with "secret" sauce when she did like it as a way to get some extra veggies into her diet however we love them so much so I keep on making the secret sauce and pizzas,I also use the sauce to add to bolognese sauces or chilli con carne as it makes it richer and adds a deeper flavour.
After tea I made a bolognese sauce while the three of them played a game of Romans Milly played by herself(she would normally choose to be in a team) she only went and won!! No help either.....
Then I went in a bath and read for a while and they all set up in the sun room to play a quiz game Milly suggested.She came and got the swivel chair(mastermind style) and then they took turns to sit on the chair and answer the multiple choice questions on the Romans from the game.I heard lot's of laughter while I relaxed in a very hot bath.
Al has just been in a bath and is now watching the news whilst the two girls play a game about two girls living together in a flat, through in the sun room/kitchen/dining room.
A busy but very enjoyable day :-)