I’m actually going to start with Friday and work backwards because I have post-traumatic stress about it …
I left early for work and texted Husband from the bus saying: “Can you pack a light jacket for the eldest … is a bit chilly”
He missed the message and replied at 9.03am with: “Not as chilly as she is going to be getting out of the pool without a towel.”
Eldest is in the middle of school swimming lessons.
I replied: “You are kidding?????”
He replied: “Ah, no.”
I went a bit mental at poor Kahla who has the misfortune of sharing an office with me. My rant involved a lot of “what is it with bloody men?????” Because I would have DONE something about her accidentally being at school swimming lessons without a towel.
But I calmly replied to husband (very easy to be calm in a text): “Shouldn’t we have tried to get one to her via a mum?”
He replied: “Ah, yes.”
I swore a bit more and felt TERRIBLE for the rest of the day imagining the poor shivering creature. When I picked her up from school I made lots of “you poor thing” noises.
And all she said was: “It was fine, I just stood under the hand dryers in the bathroom.”
There you go. Quite the resourceful creature and a whole day spent worrying over nothing.
OK, as for the rest of the week …
>> I noted that I appeared to be self-sabotaging after forgetting EVERYTHING and HATING myself for it. Read about my angst here … and rest assured nothing has changed. I have since gotten the wrong weekend for a friend’s birthday celebration in the Hunter Valley and subsequently had to RSVP negatively to a Girls Night In function then rescind five minutes later and say I would be coming after all …
>> I asked What’s Your Phobia? And revealed mine …
>> I gave up Diet Coke (again). It’s been five days and counting … Cheery iVillage Facebook followers said happy stuff like: “Watch out for that sneaky 6 week mark when you think ‘yeah I’m cool I can just have one and I’ll be fine….” And “I felt like I had a tumor for 4 days then I was fine,”
>> And I took the puffum wuffums into work for Puppy Thursday … he was NOT well-behaved on the bus. Read what happened here.
The weird …
>> What could be more romantic than a Friday the 13th-themed engagement photo shoot? Click here to see the unique way Josh and Vanessa celebrated their love (Spoiler alert: it doesn’t end well) >> http://bit.ly/19DcguK
>> The ‘groomzilla’ is on the rise… click here to read what one controlling husband-to-be did to his wife: http://bit.ly/1a8FLYb
>> Is this the most humiliating thing you could do to your partner? Make your mind up here: http://bit.ly/16rwHwE
The wonderful …
>> Here’s a beautiful happy ending for the bushfire bride whose wedding was saved by the kindness of strangers. Click here for details >> http://bit.ly/19VE8Nt
>> When she heard her fellow teens had lost their formal dresses in the NSW bushfires, this 18-year-old did the sweetest thing:http://bit.ly/1a60Hgw
>> I hadn’t spoken to my sister in 12 years when I was called to her bedside where she lay dying. This is what I said to her:http://bit.ly/1evgyGk
>> “Dear son, I hope you stay soft”: http://bit.ly/19csmeP
>> “I’ll take anyone” – the 15-year-old orphan who’s desperate for a new family: http://bit.ly/1fRB7A1
>> She said her partner wasn’t romantic enough … so imagine her surprise when she got the most amazing marriage proposal EVER. Warning: you will need tissues: http://bit.ly/17N3kQj
>> We couldn’t afford IVF, so we asked the world for help:http://bit.ly/1ayz6RV
The just plain adorable …
>> Just imagine having one of these snuggly bunnies as a pet… See more pics here:http://bit.ly/1ieLWZE
>> This newborn white lion cub is trying to learn how to roar. Watch her adorable attempts here:http://bit.ly/179RWkX
>> Forget sit, stay and fetch – you’ll never believe what this Yorkie puppy can do. Click here to watch her adorable trick: http://bit.ly/1a1jkjJ
In nom-nom news …
>> It’s almost Halloween – the perfect excuse to whip up some Dracula teeth biccies or skeleton cupcakes, wouldn’t you say?http://bit.ly/1ihh3np