Today Harriet was finally better from her flu and started eating more again. She's suddenly taller and managed to steal a sheet of stickers from Owen's desk and got herself covered in them.
Today we cancelled Harriet's settling in session at her nursery as she was probably still contagious and feeling poorly. Owen was very happy and cuddly and cute. Both children were extremely talkative, I made them talk among themselves.
Today the fire place people came down to look again to give us a quote on building a chimney breast. Harriet woke very late so we skipped the second nap and put her to bed much earlier. I went to bed at 8pm feeling feverish and chills. Harriet woke up many times in the night, giving me no rest.
Today Peter took Owen to the toddler group while Harriet and I stayed home being ill. In the evening Peter started feeling ill again, so after we put the children to bed, I was alone downstairs while he had an early night. I spent the evening putting together an Ocado grocery order. No fun.
Today Peter was a bit better, I was worse (I had a flu jab, but still had mild symptoms), Harriet was still miserable and Owen was completely immune to the flu (he had a nasal vaccine) and feeling very bored. So Peter took him to the community centre.
Today Peter and I caught whatever Harriet has. She’s still miserable and we were also exhausted from waking in the night for her and for Owen. Owen was very good in the day, playing by himself.
Today Harriet was still unwell and her cries were hoarse. I went to work again and had to work in the evening as she had made me late for work.
Today Harriet had high fever and was waking up all night. I had to go to work and leave her with Peter.
Today I stayed home feeling hygge, curled up on the sofa with hot chocolate, reading Lagom, the book I borrowed from the library yesterday. Yes, yes, need to declutter. But first, we need a fireplace, and maybe a new kitchen, and maybe when the children have grown up and moved out.
Today I took Harriet out for coffee at the community centre library and she was very happy. I should probably go out more.
Today I went to Oxford for a hospital checkup and left the children with Peter. I missed my train home as I was too tired and not paying attention. Spent about 4hrs waiting for transport today, leaving me numbed. At home I lost my will listening to children’s music. Not a good day.
Today I woke early and let Peter snooze a bit. We had a relaxing day at home and I even got to read and paint a bit.
Today we went to Witney to get grocery in the late afternoon and the children were tired and annoying. I spent the evening getting more things set up on my new laptop and then we watched the AlphaGo documentary on Netflix. So inspired to play Go again or work on some machine learning projects, but we never have the time. Didn't get to do any sketching today again.
Today I worked till late as I was stupid at my work and wanted to redeem myself. In the morning, I spent ages stalling the car on our road, thinking maybe it was broken or ran out of battery, only to realise (after > 10 tries) that I had left the handbrake on! So it's been a stupid kind of day.
Today both children were very bad at night, and Harriet cried for 2 hours in the night even after I had fed her! I worked from home in the day and spent the evening looking at cottages till late.
Today I went back to work after almost a year off on maternity leave. Exciting but very tiring due to children (both!) waking in the night. Peter did a great job in childcare.
Today we took Harriet to see the health visitor for her one year check. I finally succeeded in making Pandan cake for Owen. Quite excited and nervous about going back to work tomorrow after almost a year off.
Today Peter took the kids to the toddler group while I cleaned the house. Owen started to be naughty again, which is only to be expected. Would have been creepy if he were perfect. I spent the evening looking at holiday cottages for summer.
Today we FaceTimed with my family in Singapore. Harriet cried for more than an hour during her first nap and ended up skipping it probably because I had been shouting to the screen in my excitement. In the afternoon Peter took Owen to the Children Runaround at the community centre. Owen had been an amazingly good boy these few days, perhaps due to my renewed efforts to be cheerful myself. Hope we can both keep it up mostly!
Today Harriet had a bad night again. Maybe too cold? Owen had a great time at Maisey's birthday party and behaved very well all day. I started reading The Little Book of Hygge which I got from Kindle daily deals, and was inspired to increase the happiness of the people around me. In the evening we watched the new season of The Good Place.