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Thursday Photo #83

I’ve sat down to write this post about what we’ve all been up to over the past week and I genuinely have no idea. I’ve reached that extra special kind of tired the likes of which I haven’t seen for a long time.

Quite a while ago, I wrote about how my husband thought I was constantly battling an overwhelming urge to do nothing. And now, all these months later and fully aware that I am breaking the habit of a lifetime, I agree with him.

But it’s not an urge to do nothing for an extended period of time – I wouldn’t want to allow myself the luxury of doing nothing for a whole hour. I’m thinking more thirty seconds, perhaps a minute. I wouldn’t want to over-indulge and sit down for long enough to drink a whole cup of tea without working, being whined at by a child, instructed by a husband or licked by a dog.

I wouldn’t be happy if I could go a whole night without a child throwing up, having a nightmare about a frog or falling out of bed. Particularly if on the same night no dogs barged into the bedroom, knocked on the door, barked at me or dropped the severed head of a doll on my pillow.

I wouldn’t want to concentrate on my work for longer than it took my arse to touch the chair without anyone texting me to bring them a drink and bribing me with mince pies.  And why on earth would I have the unnatural desire to read the news on my phone without anybody hanging off my arm asking to take a photograph?

Dinner time wouldn’t be dinner time if I didn’t walk between the dining room and the kitchen at least 47 times refilling drinks, rinsing forks, fetching more wipes, mopping up spills, telling off naughty dogs or picking play dough out of hair and clothing.

Today, we saw a friend of mine who has recently started her own business called Made by a Geek. I’d put in an order for some mittens on a string that I can sew into the girls’ coats so they stop losing their gloves (we go through at least six pairs a week in winter). Libby is wearing the finished article in the photo below, they are fabulous.

Anyway, I digress. Tracey is incredibly talented and sensibly, she doesn’t have children. Over the past few months, she has been an absolute saviour to us, helping us out with days out when my husband was unable to come along and making us beautiful handmade items like the girls’ mittens and their advent calendar.

Understandably, Libby has taken a bit of a shine to Tracey and this afternoon after we’d been to meet her for coffee, Libby made an announcement in the car. The conversation went something like this:

Libby: Mum, how do you know Tracey?

Me: We used to go to school together.

Libby: Oh did you, and then afterwards you and Tracey were grown ups?

Me: Yes that’s right.

Libby: When I grow up, I want to be Tracey.

This seems to me to be a very sensible aspiration.

Our Thursday photo #83 is from this afternoon. The girls enjoyed sitting together to have their photo taken and Libby was delighted to show off her gorgeous mittens.

Thursday photo #83



  1. December 10, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    Oh good lord, you’ve just described my week, minus the mince pies! I think that is a wonderful aspiration, and although I’m sure it won’t come true, I hope Libby gets as near as damn-it.
    And I hope you also get a little rest.

    • December 18, 2015 / 11:58 pm

      Haha I’m so sorry there were no mince pies in your crap week!x

  2. December 11, 2015 / 9:32 am

    oh no sounds like a rough week, well i hope next week gets better for you! I do find this time of year i feel like curling up in a ball most days although it never happens it would be nice to hibernate over winter!

    • December 18, 2015 / 11:58 pm

      Ah yes, hibernation is an amazing idea!x

  3. December 11, 2015 / 9:51 am

    Sometimes you do just need to do nothing if you have the chance to that is!!! Loved the coffee shop scene!

    • December 18, 2015 / 11:57 pm

      Thank you Alice, the chance to do nothing would be amazing!x

  4. December 11, 2015 / 10:13 am

    Oh no, one of those weeks 🙁 roll on the Christmas holidays and (hopefully) lots of rest!

    • December 18, 2015 / 11:56 pm

      Ooh fingers crossed, rest would be amazing!x

  5. December 11, 2015 / 10:32 am

    I think I need to get Little London some mittens on string like that, he’s forever losing them! x

    • December 18, 2015 / 11:56 pm

      Glad it’s not just my two 😉

  6. December 11, 2015 / 11:32 am

    Oh dear, definitely sounds like you’ve had one of those weeks – let’s hope next week is a little better! Life is crazy enough but when you add kids in to the mix it goes up to a whole nother level. Great idea to sew the mittens in to their coats though, i’ll have to try that with the boys as they’re forever losing them! xxx

    • December 18, 2015 / 11:56 pm

      Thanks Vikki, I hope you solve your mitten problem 😉

  7. Jenna
    December 11, 2015 / 3:15 pm

    I need mittens on string attached to my coat because I am FOREVER losing my gloves.

    Sounds like you’ve had a really tough week – I hope things ease up a bit and you can enjoy a nice Christmas together – illness free! xx

    • December 18, 2015 / 11:55 pm

      This is a really good point, I might order some for myself for next year!x

  8. December 11, 2015 / 3:27 pm

    I think all of my weeks are like that! Tracey must be pretty cool if Libby wants to be her! 😉 xx

    • December 18, 2015 / 11:55 pm

      Haha yup, Tracey is pretty darn cool.x

  9. December 11, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    Gorgeous photo! Your week sounds like mine, with the constant demands from other people and the up down up down at meal times. No rest for the wicked eh! xx

    • December 18, 2015 / 11:55 pm

      Oh absolutely, what did we ever do to deserve this??x

  10. December 11, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    Oh no – what a week! Your photos are gorgeous though. Kaz x

  11. December 12, 2015 / 6:50 am

    I love that photo. Kids say the funniest things don’t they!?

    • December 18, 2015 / 11:53 pm

      Thank you. Don’t they just 😉

  12. December 12, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    This made me laugh. I can hand on heart say, I thought snippets of this post were visions of my day. We wouldn’t have it any other way would we? How adorable is your little girl! Tracey sounds like a lovely and talented friend. Xx

    • December 18, 2015 / 11:51 pm

      Haha I’m so glad it’s not just me that goes through life like this!x

  13. December 13, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    Ah what a cute photo, I honestly feel so guilty for sitting down and doing NOTHING. However it is really good to and why shouldn’t we?!

    • December 18, 2015 / 11:46 pm

      Oh I totally agree, I would LOVE to do nothing!x

  14. December 13, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    How adorable is your little girl! Sounds like a busy week…I blame this run up to Christmas!!

    • December 18, 2015 / 11:46 pm

      Thank you Debs, I totally agree, this Christmas lark has to stop 😉

  15. Becky
    December 13, 2015 / 10:26 pm

    Sounds like such a tough week, we have had one of those too. Your friend sounds like a super star too! x

    • December 18, 2015 / 11:46 pm

      Ugh, so sorry you’ve suffered the same fate!x

  16. December 14, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    Haha, can relate to this post, a mummy’s work is never done! Your friend sounds fab and it’s great you can have someone to rely on like that xxx

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