At last the weather has improved again. After a lovely weekend we had a couple of miserable days but the sun is back. I have to admit I’m not one of those people who like to sit in the garden. I wish I was. I often think about how nice it would be to sit in the sun but I just can’t do it. Or how nice it would be to sit and have breakfast on the patio outside our bedroom. I have to admit to hating it when I go to other people’s houses in the summer and them insisting we sit outdoors - mind you, I do have a good excuse this year as I have now been formally diagnosed with the hay fever and asthma which is triggered off by tree pollen, timothy grass etc.
I do like being outdoors though - I love being in the countryside and have this urge to go camping despite our previous attempt being such a disaster. Maybe it’s like childbirth - you forget how awful it was until you’re there again and wishing you’d remembered.
I’m going to work on it this year though, and force myself to sit outside. I might even do a bit of back garden camping too - and if it’s a nightmare I can always run in to my nice comfy bed!!!
I decided to try a new toddler group today - the one I usually go to on a Wednesday is the one I was running. I have to admit I was starting to get a bit fed up with the same few people to talk to every week - lovely as they are, I just get this urge to meet new people every now and then. Maybe It’s a subconscious thing from our days of moving to a new place frequently? I find I *need* to get to know new people (not dump the ones I already know, I just want to add new people to my life).
Anyway, off I went, sat myself down and the first person who walked past me said “hello!! How are you??” You know that awful moment where you’re thinking “I’m sure I know you but where from????” but I couldn’t place her at all. Was she just being friendly? She stopped to talk to me again on her way back from wherever she had been and fortunately she’d had the same “I know you etc etc” moment. It turned out I know her from the knitting group I used to go to. Well, that was just the start of it. I seemed to know half the people there from various other places. So much for me meeting some new people! I couldn’t really say “please don’t talk to me, I only want to speak to people I’ve never met before” could I?
On the flip side though - it was nice to realise just how many people I do know around the area.
I’m finding my online time changing too. I’m moving away from forums I used to frequent a lot. One I haven’t been on for weeks now and I have to admit I haven’t missed it. I found when it changed servers and design the atmosphere changed and I just didn’t feel comfortable there any longer. I’m sure no one has even noticed my absence anyway (and if anyone from said forum is reading this, no that’s not an attempt to get people saying “oh we have missed you, please come back”).
I don’t know what’s wrong with me at the moment, I’m feeling down but no idea why. I can’t complain about sleep - well, I could, but considering how bad it was I’m not going to. Barney is still sleeping in our bed at night and waking every 2-3 hours for a feed. Actually, he’s not really waking, he just stirs a bit so I sit up and feed him. He’d probably just settle back to sleep if I left him. I’ve got that feeling that things are changing again - I like change though, so I’m not worried.
Jack is still enjoying school - he comes running out with a big grin on his face. I’m so pleased he’s settled in so well. And that I’ve got Sophie to report back on what he’s been up to!!
Right, that will do for now. If you’re on Twitter and would like to follow me I’m memesmama and Barney, clever baby that he is Tweets under the username baby_barney
At The Shore
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