It’s been a lonely week … I was almost tempted to call this post “He’s left me.” But I decided that was too click-baity and naughty.
DD flew out to China and Taiwan on a 10-day work trip last Tuesday. He’s been spending his days in loooooong meetings and his nights eating entrail soup, though he did manage to visit The Great Wall on Friday – which he reckons is awe-inspiring – and send me a selfie.
I’ve kept myself busy, because I’ve forgotten how to slow down.
I took the kids to swimming and sushi train (with lemon meringue gelato for desert) on Tuesday; caught up with the divine Ken and Netty for Thai and a little too much pinot gris on Wednesday; went for a walk with the lovely Fee on Thursday; got my hair cut and headed to the pub with the Kidspot gang on Friday; hung with the kids watching movies and baking muffins on Saturday …
But still, I was a bit 😦
And there are five more days to go. Sigh.
Ah, well, on with the show …
This week at housegoeshome:
>> On Monday, I blogged about the heatwave feast I cooked for my dear former Woman’s Day mates. Click here for the recipes for pesto tarts, one-pan roast chicken & pumpkin bake and frozen strawberry margarita pie.
>> On Tuesday, I nervously speculated that I could probably go on a holiday and not blog, and that it would do me a heap of good … but gawd knows when I’ll find the time or money …
>> On Wednesday, I revealed all the planning I’ve been doing for the youngest’s pool party. The invitations have already been a hit, with one mum emailing to say: “Grace got in the car tonight and said, ‘I got an invitation to Ava’s party and it is the MOST AWESOME INVITATION EVER!!!’ Sure, I thought, I’ve fallen for that most ‘awesome ever thing’ before. And then she pulled it out and I said, ‘OMG that IS the MOST AWESOME invitation ever!!!'”
>> On Thursday, my Facebook feed was full of scary divorce stories that had me fretting, but it also produced this awesome idea for my phone …
>> On Friday, I recalled That Time I was Mistaken For An Ice Addict.
>> On Saturday, it was all about the Top 20 search terms that have led people to HouseGoesHome. When was the last time you Googled “royal boobies”?
Meanwhile, over at kidspot:
The site farewelled it’s amazing editor, Alex, on Friday.
I flung the kids at my ex on Friday arvo so they could bug him at work, while I went to her send-off. I love Alex – we’ve known each other FOREVER – she’s one of the good ones.
I also got to meet loads of the Kidspot gang and put faces to names. Such a nice group of people.
And here’s the stuff I wrote earlier in the week …
>> How this executive used to treat mothers in the workplace … before she had a baby of her own … might shock you, but sadly it probably won’t surprise you. And now she’s apologising >> http://kidspot.me/1CtQFWL
>> Reese Witherspoon’s ex Ryan Phillippe speaks out about passing on his depression to their teen daughter >> http://kidspot.me/18HPVRk
>> The newborn that’s become the tragic new face of Australia’s domestic violence crisis >> http://kidspot.me/1EcJFwg
>> What does the government scrapping the GP co-payment mean to your family? >> http://kidspot.me/1M44k8o
>> Mary Poppins gets a heavy metal makoever in this hilarious music clip >> http://kidspot.me/1Eawy09
>> Check out all the cute pics as Jodi Gordon’s daughter Aleeia celebrates her first birthday (Warning: your ovaries WILL ache) >> http://kidspot.me/1M3upV3
>> Prepare to be creeped out … a photographic studio is offering “future bride” photo shoots for babies >> http://kidspot.me/1GF6BDZ
Song of the day: The Communards “Don’t leave me this way”