Today was non uniform day for Thomas, only when he put his jogging bottoms on they didn't fit. Neither did the other 3 pairs he had in his wardrobe. The only pair I knew fitted for definite he wore yesterday for his show and were in the wash basket, so my confession is, I had no option but to delve in and retrieve them. A quick iron and a spray of deodorant and he was good to go. It does mean I'll have to go and buy him some more though. I don't think he's worn any of them more than half a dozen times and no doubt the same will be said of the next lot I get.
Mark usually picks him up on Friday so I thought I'd get a full day in the house today, but alas it was not to be. A text came through saying he'd won a class award so this afternoon I had to trot off to school. At least the teacher remembered to send him in this time which was a bonus.
I did have the house to myself though which hasn't happened in quite a while and I really enjoyed the peace and quiet and the stillness. Sometimes the constant movement and chatter can jangle my nerves and lately I find myself craving solitude.
Mum gave me a jar of rhubarb yesterday so I started the day with a big spoonful in my porridge.
Fajitas were on the menu so I popped a chicken in the oven and prepped the extras I throw into the sauce.
Then I got down to the serious business of 'doing my own thing'. I read, knitted and pottered about the house and garden thoroughly enjoying every moment of my own company.
I've also spent some time sorting out my pieces of knitting bringing them together to make these Bedtime Babies. They're just a rectangle and are based on the finger puppet dolls only slightly bigger. They're easier to do though because instead of hair they wear bonnets which I adapted from a pattern for a boiled egg hat. I still have to confront my nemesis of faces though.
They're really soft and snuggly to hold and are just a little bit smaller than my hand. The idea is they look like babies covered with a blanket. I thought the girls might like these as a change from the teddies that get sent out.
And that's it really. The day to myself couldn't have come at a better time really as it's half term next week. No chance of any peace and quiet then but I wouldn't want it any other way. Which leads me neatly into my 2nd confession that I've just blatantly lied and I wish half term wasn't here just yet.