Sunday, 28 April 2013

I Quit!

Today I handed in my notice and told the family they needed to find a new cook, cleaner and childminder. Had they upset me? No, not really, not more than usual anyway. It's just that I felt that I'm no good at my job anymore. I keep getting things wrong, forgetting things, messing up, making mistakes. I put peas on Craige's dinner and he hates peas. That's what made me quit!
Sometimes I seriously think I'm losing my marbles. I forget things so easily, it's a house of seven, with everyone having different needs and it seems like I'm the only one who can provide for them. As well as my regular jobs (Above) I also have jobs on the side. I decorate, repair, replace batteries, do the finances, arrange the entertainment, deal with the callers etc etc etc. My work is never ending.
I chill out by blogging and playing irritating flash games on Facebook which I'm not mentioning in case it comes up in a google search and someone finds this post.
Even my cake making is suffering. I made a lovely Spiderman cake last week for the sister of a niece-in-law. The cake came out really good despite my having to colour the icing red and I hate colouring icing red. Then I added the name and age, and even though I had the text on my phone at my side I got one letter of the name wrong. I was devestated when they came to pick it up. It was easily remedied (thankfully the name was on the cake board not the cake) but I still can't believe I made the mistake.
Maybe I'm being daft, maybe I'm going senile? I don't know but something has to give and at the moment it's my job. So they've got two weeks to replace me!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013


He was talking about the people he cared for. I said, 'do you care for me?'
He blushed and became tongue tied, I've never seen him like that before.
So I said, 'come on, you must do, I care for you. You are my mate, my buddy, I think of you loads, I worry about you and I like being with you.'
He said 'I'm here aren't I?'
I guess that will have to do.

Monday, 22 April 2013

April Catch up

Sorry blog, I keep leaving you until the last minute.
April has had it's ups and downs, but although the down was pretty low (I lost another house that I wanted) the ups have been really good.

Cassie is finally getting the treatment that should work for her, she's just gone to her second session so still early but I have big hopes.

Joseph has been toilet trained and it was relatively easy. He's a clever boy.
On the down side he had a nasty fall and hit his head, we had to call an ambulance but decided against hospital for observation. I was ok with observing him myself and the ambulance stayed with us for 45 mins.

The last weekend I've just spent in Nottingham with some lovely friends. I was really nervous leaving the kids , I knew they would be safe, I just worried about them missing me (And me missing them) All was well though and I had a great time. Lots of food and squalking, walking and talking and even a fair bit of drinking :-) We were really lucky with the weather, it was so warm and sunny, best day of the year so far.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Counting my Blessings for March

Despite March being a difficult month I've also had good moments.
I had a trip to London with the Little Man and Cassie because we were invited to a press party for children's shoes. Joseph had a turn on the catwalk and was absolutely adorable. I felt so proud of him and he was so well behaved all day.
Also, we heard that we are going to Legoland in June as part of a treat for getting to the finals of the blog awards.