I made it halfway through Luther last night before going to bed to read. The episode was about a man hiding under beds and attacking women while they were asleep. I can't stand anything like that, it gives me the heebie jeebies.
Bury buys this morning were a milk jug and sugar bowl, 3 new books, Christmas cards and other bits and pieces from the £1 shop. When Mark saw the jug and bowl he said "are we going to start playing houses", which tickled me.
I also bought a new 'save the difference tin'. I could have used a jam jar but this is prettier and at 69p worth every penny because I can't actually get in it without using a tin opener. So far I've saved £12.66:
£1.16 saved by walking from Tesco to the Co-op next door to buy 2 bags of crisps
£8 saved at Dunelm. The lamps were in the sale but had been reduced again when I got to the till
£3 saved on the books as the points on my Works Card covered the cost of them
50p saved on half price Christmas cards
After picking Thomas up from school we came home to get Amy then went for school shoes. These little socks were at the counter and me and Amy couldn't resist.
I have another before and after photo of my utensil drawer.
It won't stay like this very long I don't expect.
And do you want to see a grubby baking tin drawer. Oh the shame. And because Mum reads this I'd like to clarify this is not how I was brought up!
But a bit of Flash kitchen cleaner that cuts through grease (and it really does, I highly recommend it) and it was back to new.
It's dancing tomorrow so we're off to Mums in a bit. A delicious latte is on the agenda for me and no doubt Mark will be having a couple of whiskys.
And Thomas has only been back at school 3 days and we've had to sort something else out. His 'friends' have set up a Youtube group and on Monday 'the leader' allowed everybody to be in it apart from Thomas. Yesterday he changed his mind and said if Thomas completed a test he could join. Then he changed his mind again and told Thomas that his face didn't look right, (making all the other lads laugh at Thomas), so actually he couldn't be in the group
Not being allowed to join in is upsetting enough for me to hear, but when he came home last night and asked us what was wrong with his face that broke my heart.
The teacher has been really good and nipped it all in the bud today. She did say she was really unhappy about Thomas being told he had to do a test and she'd had a serious word with the boy and will be monitoring the situation.
Anyway, from this little episode stems a NY resolution that actually goes against the grain but I definitely won't be breaking it. As from today where Amy and Thomas are concerned I will no longer see both sides of a story or point of view.
I've realised that I just can't stand the majority of kids these days and being honest to myself about that makes me feel a whole lot better.