Here we are, the week is almost up and my dear friend will be returning tomorrow. We are so excited and ready to have hubby and daddy home. From this end when I look back on the week, it went quickly. But the days certainly dragged, especially the nights. First of all, I was struck with strange aches and pains that literally kept me from falling asleep a few of the nights he was gone. It felt as though I was fighting a bug of some sort that was trying to grab hold of me. My legs were tired and crampy, my arms hurt, and even my sides and back ached at times. So that was tiring and worrisome at points. I tend to jump to worst case scenarios in my head far too easily, which only compounds things for the worse.
On the up side, I got a lot of reading done! While I rested sore legs, I read books. The kids carried on with school Monday through Thursday, and by the time Friday arrived I felt more like myself and decided it would be a day off (except for math and piano.) To the kids' dismay however, we did a thorough tidy-up of their bedrooms. After a few hours resorting the boys' mountain of Lego, and I mean mountain, a full trashcan of papers and broken items, books pulled out of corners and taken back to our home library, we were able to vacuum and everybody was feeling so good about being able to see their floors clearly! How amazing! Once my girls caught the cleaning mood, they even re-organized their own book shelf and were also so excited to find hidden treasures under piles of papers and odds and ends.
Tomorrow we will continue to get ready for Dad's return. The upstairs school and tv area has been neglected this week, so it will be organized and vacuumed completely.
On My Side Table
This was the second mystery in Katherine Woodfine's "Jewelled" series. I actually preferred this one over the first. It uniquely weaves two storylines together and its setting is a balanced mix of high class debutantes in 1930s London and the poverty stricken east side.