Thursday, 22 January 2009

home alone


Today B went off to work just before lunch, leaving me on my own with both children for the first time, er, ever. It went quite well ... partly because a friend dropped in on the off chance and we spent a few hours drinking tea and chatting, whilst the babies alternately slept, cried and tried to eat the cat food.

I've just done bedtime - they have both gone down. I couldn't face a bath; but never the less, I feel quite pleased with myself. Tomorrow they both go to nursery all day; and then on Saturday and Sunday I am flying solo again and B is away overnight. I'm can't say I'm looking forward to it, really, but I think I'll cope now. Six weeks ago I definitely wouldn't have.

I have a dozen jars of marmalade that look lovely. I am not entirely sure about the taste. 'Bitter' would be one word you could use to describe it, possibly because I chucked the lemon and grapefruit peel in as well as the orange peel. I didn't use Sevilles, just ordinary oranges, so that should make up for it a bit. I'd just had a cup of sweet tea when I was tasting it, so perhaps that was the problem. I'll have to wait until tomorrow morning to have another go.

I'm trying to get back in to the habit of blogging each day. Some of it is going to be more tedious than usual until I get my hand back in, for which I apologise. And I definitely want to steer away from the 'mommy blog' which this seems to have become over the last few months. Tomorrow, I am having a lie-in, because B is taking the children to nursery on his way to work ... and then I am going to go and help a friend clip her dog's toenails.

That is all.

2 comments:

  1. My eldest son was a year and six weeks older than his brother, who was born at 33 weeks. I remember wondering how I would ever manage. I was fortunate in a way (apart from having no money!) in that my husband was out of work from when Son 1 was 4 months old until Son 2 was ten months old. He did have some temporary work in that time though. I found it difficult to be alone with both my sons as babies, even if it was just for one day - actually with just one of them! So don't worry - you are not alone! And you have had a huge amount to deal with this year, which most mums of two don't have to deal with. *Hugs*

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  2. My eldest son was a year and six weeks older than his brother, who was born at 33 weeks. I remember wondering how I would ever manage. I was fortunate in a way (apart from having no money!) in that my husband was out of work from when Son 1 was 4 months old until Son 2 was ten months old. He did have some temporary work in that time though. I found it difficult to be alone with both my sons as babies, even if it was just for one day - actually with just one of them! So don't worry - you are not alone! And you have had a huge amount to deal with this year, which most mums of two don't have to deal with. *Hugs*

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