I've spent pretty much all weekend at home. I love being at home with no pressure to be anywhere. Yesterday Ruby was adamant she did not want to leave the house, George had no complaints with that. After weeks and weeks of having somewhere to be at 8.50 Monday to Friday she quite rightly demands at least one day where she can enjoy the comforts of home and he's a real homebody too. We haven't done very much at all, games, films and a bit of baking along with constant requests for food.
Today has been an exceptionally long day for me with the clocks going back. I have been up since 6.30am (or 5.30am as of today) getting breakfast together and attempting a very lame papier mache. I also got asked a ton of questions if you can believe it about the crucifixion at this ridiculous time, (I nearly wrote 'ungodly' there). Ruby just sat at the table clutching her childs bible and asked what the man was carrying and why? why did they nail him to a cross to die etc.... It was brain achingly relentless. It was also raging wind last night and up in the loft room to which we have relocated following the move it is very noisy, I've had barely any sleep.
I actually also wrote down another passing comment this morning from Miss 5 about souls - it was too good to forget. "Your soul is your life - I know your soul is not a bone"she said very seriously. So now you know also. She also thought to mention that God was born 20 years ago and she speaks with such authority and knowing on the matter you could almost believe her.
This week I've closed my childminding endeavour, I am really relieved because I agonised over it a bit. It's not a great feeling to let a family down. I looked after 4 children for 3 families in that time and spent a stupid amount of time on paperwork, visits and training. It wasn't lighting me up or compensating me financially once I'd paid out for all the attendant expenses. I had been advertising for 6 months but the enquiries I was getting were all really strange. My favourite in the last month was 'I need you to pick up my 15 month old son from nursery at 1pm, get on the bus and bring him to the university building on Grand Avenue. It takes about 15 minutes, that is the job, Monday to Friday. You can start tomorrow'. Thanks and Good Luck with that. I also got a couple from people who were coming down to Brighton from London and just needed to drop off their baby for the day. This sort of request was twice followed with the words 'I don't need to meet you first!'
George is also at preschool a little more this term so it was naturally time for a change. Tomorrow class starts for me at Integrative Nutrition, I know, perfectly timed for during half term! I am really looking forward to studying again and learning more about food and wellness, it will be good to focus on something that interests me that doesn't involve a hook and some yarn. I have to keep reminding myself to get other things done apart from crochet at the moment so it may be a bit of a challenge to prioritise my studies. Today I have battled with a self imposed 'no social sunday,' although I did post one photo on instagram but it was because I took it in the app - aside from that no facebook, IG or twitter. I feel so much better for it! I think I was developing some kind of nervous tic! I hope everyone has a great week and weathers the storm, I'm off to watch more 'Orange is the New Black' and get some squares done. I smashed all 5 seasons of Breaking Bad in a month in the end, we watched 'felina' on Tuesday night until 1am. It was not my smartest move, two nights followed out of the house and Friday night I fell asleep at 6.30pm! No wonder I needed this weekend to recover.