These guys didn't kidnap me, It's ok!
I have just realised the last time I blogged was two weeks ago. I've had time to blog, but I've been busy and tired, and taking the time to turn a jumble of thoughts and experiences into a coherent post about them has seemed beyond me! I seem to have been on Twitter alot though, I think only having 160 characters is quite comforting when you can't form coherent thoughs!
Work has been really challenging for the last couple of weeks. I'm always relatively tired when I get home because looking after toddlers is by nature quite physically intensive. The last couple of weeks , however have been mentally draining as well. Both children are generally well behaved and fun as ever, but there are moments when the fact that there's a new wee person in the family, taking up alot of attention gets to them, and dealing with the fall out is quite intensive! The emotional demand on me is a bit stronger as well.
Added to that, last week my wee sister was in hospital(as those of you on twitter know!). She was having surgery for a muscular palsy in the right side of her face, which she has had since birth. Because of our situation growing up, I often swing between feeling like a very close sister and being a parental figure for Hazel, and when things like this are in progress, it's the nervy parental part that wins out. Hazel, who should be the poster-person for full of awesome, was in surgery for nine hours and I am pleased to say that she returned to her own flat with her lovely fiancee yesterday. She is healing well, and the surgeon is pleased with how the op went. I am so relieved that I can't actually express it in words. :)
The travelling to work, and down to visit Hazel (which was obviously so very worth it) had alot to do with my being tired as well(there are only so many bus journeys you can have in a week before you begin to feel you spend your whole life on the bus), and now that I've had a couple of days that have been travel free, I feel quite normal now!
I've also just realised that I haven't blogged about my birthday. Dave got me a very old Praktica MTL5 with lots of bits, and I had hoped that all of my ' my birthday was awesome' photos would be from it, but my first ans second films weren't very good, so maybe their will be some pictures in the next couple of weeks!
Filters, macro lens, other zoom lense, Praktica, Flash
The box the camera was wrapped in.
It's our Netbook box, the wee note made me laugh!
Anyway, I had a good fun, low key birthday - the kids gave me a party at work, and I received lovely cards and presents from them and their parents.
I spent the daytime part of my birthday reading, and in the evening we had a family dinner (with pudding plus cake, they know me so well) and much to my delight, Dave's parents actually got me a novel as a present.
People tend not to buy me books as I have so many, so I was extra happy with the effort!
Dave and I met freinds at Mother India Cafe in the West End for Indian tapas(Indian food, but served tapas style, which is how Indian people actually eat their meals) on Saturday- it's the best Indian food I've ever had from a restaurant, if you can go, you should!
It feels good to have written this (admittedly a bit tangenty) post. Is it just me, or does everyone else get the fear when they haven't posted for a while?
The pirates at the top of the post are egg cups, and were a gift from My sister and brother-in law. It made me laugh, because I'd commented the previous day that you realise you are a grown up when you get crockery as presents, and then I was given eggcups shaped like pirates!