This was my second week off work recovering from my gallbladder operation. I’m almost entirely back to normal now – my wounds are pretty much healed completely and I’m able to move around normally again. I’m still a bit bruised on my right side and can’t comfortably lie on that side yet. I’m also not back in my jeans yet as I prefer the comfort of elastic-waisted trousers. I don’t fancy running or doing anything else energetic yet. But for normal day-to-day life I’m back to normal, and certainly well enough to be back to work on Monday (boo :(). It’s been a pretty quiet week at home again this week, and here’s my choice of one picture for each day:
Sunday 10 May 2015: Playing Together
You know that feeling when you suddenly realise it’s gone awfully quiet, and you wonder what the kids are getting up to? That was me this morning. I went to see what they were doing, and found them both in my son’s bedroom. Playing their own games, but being together. Lovely 🙂
Monday 11 May 2015: Picking Daisies
I don;t usually get to collect my kids from school on a Monday as I’m at work, but I managed it today. My son goes to Lego after-school club on Mondays, so I got to enjoy some one on one time with my daughter, and we celebrated by walking the long way home together. The grass is full of daisies at the moment, and my daughter enjoyed picking some as we went.
Picking flowers on the way home from school #23snaps #catherine #tw #365 131/365 A photo posted by Ruth Arnold (@r2uk) on
Tuesday 12 May 2015: My Little Star
At the start of this school year my kids’ school introduced a new behaviour system. At the start of the day all kids’ names are placed in the middle of the chart. If they misbehave their names can be moved down the chart, and if they do particularly well their names can be moved up. It’s supposed to help them learn what good behaviour looks like as well as bad, and so far seems to be going well. The top position on the chart, for best behaviour, is marked with a star, and it’s really hard to get there. Yesterday my son came home from school with a star sticker on his jumper, very proud to tell me that he’d made it to the star at last. This was a reward for excellent writing, and he told me all about the story he’d written in which a bat scares a tiger.
This is prestigious enough that the headmistress stopped me on the way into school this morning to make sure I knew how well he’d done – apparently she’d read this super story 🙂 So we’re very proud of this boy today – he’s achieved something his sister hasn’t managed yet.
Wednesday 13 May 2015: Cycling in the Close
I had some quality one on one time with my son today, as my daughter went home for tea with her best friend before they both headed to Brownies. My son decided to make the most of the lovely weather and ride his bike. I sat on our front lawn just to keep an eye on him. It struck me how much I love living here – it’s a quiet cul-de-sac and the kids can ride their bikes on the roads pretty safely.
Sitting on my front lawn watching him cycle around the close and thinking how much I love living here 🙂 #tw #365 133/365 A photo posted by Ruth Arnold (@r2uk) on
Thursday 14 May 2015: King of the Castle
There’s a great tree stump on the path out of school which all the kids love standing on. Here’s my son looking very pleased with himself on it.
Friday 15 May 2015: Washing the car
I didn’t actually take any new photos today, so this is another one from Wednesday when I was out in the front garden with my son. After riding his bike for a while he decided he wanted to wash it, so I got him a sponge and a washing-up bowl full of water. This kept him happy for a while, then he asked if he could wash my car as well! I wasn’t going to say no to an offer like that!
After riding his bike around the close the other day he then decided he would wash it. And then he moved on to wash my car! #23snaps #david #365 135/365 A photo posted by Ruth Arnold (@r2uk) on
Saturday 16 May 2015: Enjoying his toast
My daughter has her ballet lesson on Saturday mornings, and whilst she’s there my son and I got to visit my Mum for a drink (me) and a read of the motoring section of her paper (him). This morning my son decided he was still hungry and asked for a slice of toast with honey on as well! He really enjoyed it as you can see 🙂
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