I've been a sleep deprived ditz all week. Most of this week was spent taking Cate to doctor's appointments, wrestling her to the ground to administer medicine, bribing her to use her inhaler, cuddling her when she collapsed in coughing fits, watching her sleep to make sure she's all right and then giving some attention to my son. And doing laundry... the never ending laundry.
Overall I think I averaged 5 hours sleep a night - not consecutive either. It's still amazing to me what I can accomplish with next to no sleep - but dealing with the kids is the toughest. After being housebound for three days Cate was just pounding her poor brother. I had to keep them in separate rooms. The nanny did a few extra hours this week!
There were a few high points - I had a lovely lunch with a new friend, coffee with a few other friends, dinner with another, a few meetings, closed on a deal, held a successful tutorial for the interns at our office, went on my final (I hope) school tour, garnered a few prizes for the my women's club tombola and sold a few raffle tickets. I even found £20 on the sidewalk - I called Fen and told him I found it and was heading to the butcher to buy filet mignon for dinner. He was thrilled!! I grilled it and then made an herb butter sauce, asparagus and creamy garlic mashed potatoes - it was ridiculously decadent and delish. I suppose I could have used it for something else, but I wanted a treat!
With all that going on my blog suffered. I mentioned I needed a little hiatus, and I suppose this week was it. Cate is doing considerably better and next week during half term she is taking a Brazilian drumming class, a cooking class and a face painting class. Gotta keep her busy! So blogging may have to take the back seat again.