Today finally I got to do some work as Peter worked from home to look after Harriet, who wasn't allowed at nursery. In the evening I did the final moose drawing for the Christmas linocut. Harriet said the first complex sentence I've heard her said: 'what happened to mama?'
Today I took Owen and Eddie to school. And then at noon, Harriet got sent home from nursery for having a temperature. And then our architect and Bob the builder visited to talk about the extension. It was a challenge juggling these and work and then picking Owen from after school child care and making dinner! Knackered!
Today Harriet cried and cried all night, and was too poorly to go to nursery today. As Peter had only just started work, I had to stay home with her and didn't get much work done.
Today Harriet didn't nap till late and I had to wake her so we could go pick Owen up. In the evening we went to Owen's Martial Arts class and Harriet as usual was super cute there.
Today Peter started his new job! I took Harriet to the toddler group. She was so cute. I will miss her next year when we send her to nursery for even more days. :( In the evening we had our first PTA meeting for Owen.
Today we went to Witney and finally bought Harriet new shoes. In the evening Peter was short tempered. Maybe it is nerves about his new job tomorrow. I didn't want to go to bed angry, so I stayed up late.
Today we went to the bookshop cafe in Chipping Norton and ran into Owen's best friend, Maddie there. Everyone thought Harriet was very cute. In the evening I drew some moose for inspiration on a festive lino cut.
Today I immersed myself at work all day and quite enjoyed the focus.
Today I drove to work in the new car and loved it though I'm really not a car person. Sadly I had already scratched both front and back wheel hub caps on the curb. In the evening Daisy came to visit and the children went mad.
Today I had the day off work to clear my holidays, so I went to Oxford to do some sketching with the Oxford Urban Sketchers group.
Today I drove our new car out for the first time, but had to turn back shortly due to a road accident (not caused by me).
Today I finally organised the new sketchbooks I made, took photos of them, and added them to Etsy to sell.
Today we went to Witney to watch Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero. Luckily though it was a war film it wasn't too scary or sad for the children. In the evening I carved my first lino block! Loved it! It wasn't as difficult as I had thought, probably due to my splurging on some top quality carving tools, and the hours of passive learning I had done, reading blogs and watching video demos.
Today we went to Oxford as we felt sorry for the children who had to stay in the last 2 weekends due to illness and other business. It turned out not as nice as I had hoped as Harriet was trouble and it was rather stressful and frustrating for us.
Today I didn't get to carve my lino as I came down with a cold which lead to a migraine, and was in bed for more than 24 hours!
Today I started working on some linocut! Only managed to drew on the lino and then it was too late in the night to start carving.
Today I worked on Drupal again all day. I spent all evening making a pompom (using a can opener) for the hand knitted hat I made for Eddie's baby sister. Possibly didn't do it optimally.
Today I finally slipped and ordered art supplies from Jacksons Art again. There was a sale! And it's partly for my Etsy business, I'll make money out of it someday. And we've just bought a car, which costs a lot more. These seemed good reasons in my head at that time.
Today Harriet finally got better, but we didn't go to the toddler group just in case it was contagious. She was quite bored at home all day and so was Owen.
Today Harriet vomited again and again all night and day so there was no rest for us. Poor Owen was neglected, though he loved drawing and writing his own books using the little accordion booklets I made him.