Hey! I am still alive, and I do remember the password for my blog ;) Here's a random update:
* New furniture has involved a massive amount of work, as I declutter (those who know me understand what a monumental task this is) and shuffle things to fit. Christopher is thrilled to finally have a desk in his room, I am delighted to have a new dining table, after way too many tv dinners, and Darling Hubby is pretty keen on the new-to-us TV he purchased from a workmate.
*We had a lovely trip into the city last week, to share a meal with my sister, her husband and their youngest baby. Maehbh is more gorgeous every time I see her! She's like a little doll, huge blue eyes, whispy red blonde hair and a constant smile.
*After all the excitement and buildup, Cyclone Hamish was a bit of a let-down. Damp windy days, but not nearly the rainfall we had been preparing for. The cooler overcast days have been very welcome, though! I know I am not the only blogger who pulled out the wool in readiness for autumn crafting.
*Less happy news: Our eldest child (10) was in strife at school yesterday. There has been a bullying situation, and yesterday, when it turned physical, our little guy struck back. The bully has been more severely punished, but sadly for Christopher, the fact that he punched the bully back has meant that he too is being punished. He will not be allowed to go to the end of term "Rewards Day". It is sad that he gets punished for defending himself when tackled to the ground by a larger kid. I feel guilty too, because I had become aware he was having trouble last week, but he didn't want me to go to the school, and I had started keeping a record of 'good days' and 'bad days', rather than taking immediate action. I wish I'd taken more action, but in my defence, I had no idea it would go so far. So now I am suppressing a desperate urge to mollycoddle my son, who seems far less scarred by the incident than I am.
*I am not receiving emails through my main account at the moment, though I can check my gmail account online, so it's cherubsmummy at gmail dot com if you need to contact me.