We just made it! Olly and I managed to dodge the heavy rain showers. We've done our jobs for the day and walked the dogs. We've been to Blewett's toy shop in Hayle, and Olly bought a new train with his pocket money from Nanny. Now both of us are settling down to a quiet afternoon, with a bit (lot) of ironing thrown in for good measure. If I'm lucky I may even slip in the last 56 pages of my book group read. I'm hostess tomorrow evening. I've had a bit of a lull in the reading department lately. It has lots to do with my poor eyesight. I have my prescription in my purse, but haven't found any glasses that I really like. Vanity is alive and well here, I can tell you.
Alfie has gone away on a team building overnight stay with school, and if I'm honest I'm looking forward to not locking horns with him for the next twenty four hours. By God he's a piece of work at the moment. Argumentative, rude, aggressive, stubborn. When I hear him come in from school, I stiffen and prepare for battle. Oh it's not all him, I know that. We are like oil and water lately. But he does need a firm unwavering hand, which I try very hard to be. It doesn't always work, and there are times that I just sit there with my head in my hands about it all.
I often find myself running Olly's bath after tea, sat on the floor leaning against the bath for support, exhausted by the previous three hours of Alfie, and girding my loins for more. There will always be more. Paradoxically I love his feisty nature too. I know that he will never be walked over, and he strives to be the best in everything. And he's gone back to playing Rugby for St Ives under twelves, which I'm dead chuffed about.
Anyhoo. This week's simple happy things. Joining in with Jen.
Specifically a Comma. There are still lots of butterflies on the last of the Buddleia or gorging on the overripe Blackberries. They'll be gone soon I guess, as the weather turns colder. It was a treat to see this particular variety on our walk today.
My old wellies died in Spring, and I have been meaning to buy some ever since. A trip to Cornwall Farmers for animal food, resulted in me buying this pair. They have a fluffy lining!! I am one step away from those granny boots you see ladies of a certain age wear. I know my own Nanny did. God help me.
With Olly's first real birthday party invitation, and a spelling award for Alfie from school. I have been told that the party is a disco. I can't wait! Alfie got 78/80 for a recent on the spot spelling test at school. I was beyond thrilled. Alfie was cross he didn't get 80. See what I mean about striving to achieve?
To assist with another of my 'home made gifts for Christmas' project. I am drying the Lavender from the garden, and intend to make some scented bags. I know, crafty! I think my favourite is the blue with white flowers. I have a thing for blue at the moment (more of that another time). They were very cheap - the whole lot cost me a fiver. Bargain.
And that was the happy.
Take it easy lemon squeezy.