hello back to school my kids are absolutely crap at entertaining themselves. I am even crapper at entertaining them when I'm feeling worn out and stressed. So even with Douglas away the first week, and booked vacation care days, these holidays have not been fun. Today they are all back at school and routine, and the quiet in the house is deafening.
hello, new recipes cooking the same food over and over again, whether it's dinners or baking, is becoming a bore for those that cook, and those that eat. But finding recipes that everyone eats and still comes in under budget is a struggle. I had a huge win last night with this spinach and bacon pie, and hope to have a few more successes this week.
hello, writing time I think I have a dream every week that I'll get writing time. And some weeks it comes true, others it doesn't. I find that having Steve home on his days off distracts me from getting anything done (it's an argument we have over and over again), so I enjoy the weeks Sophie has daycare days and he's at work, and usually manage both writing and crafting time.
hello, Peppa Pig. Riley watched Peppa Pig occasionally, but he loved The Octonauts and Team Umi Zoomi more. But Sophie loves Peppa Pig. I have no idea if it's actually still screening on TV, but we have 6 episodes on the iPad. And she watches them over and over and over again. I now understand the stress parents feel over Peppa Pig.
hello, Monday, a new start every week.