Days in the Minuses…


And it’s Friday again. Friday seems so far away on a Sunday night, yet a couple of days pass and suddenly it’s with us again. Friday keeps us sane during crazy weekdays and it is the cliche’ light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel.

We have nothing major planned this weekend. Everything depends on the weather really. We’re waiting for snow to come, but as yet nothing has fallen and the ground is still brown and dry.  Weekends are our family-time, they’re our sacred time so we try and do things that involve us three together. Usually A and myself would go around doing ‘our’ things and C would be dragged along. However, ever since she’s started walking we have had to rethink everything and plan our outings with her mostly in mind. For now, C will not stay for hours in her push-chair as she did when younger. So while she does spare us some time on the High Street, every little while we have to stop for a coffee or a bite, let her out of her push-chair and let run wild around the place, mostly walking/running to people, looking at them, and waving hello to them. If she’s given that bit more confidence from strangers (mainly just a smile sets her off), she will start laughing, making her best funny face and drive them crazy. Then of course, all hell breaks loose when we try and put her back in her push-chair. Two adults, four hands and twenty fingers at times do not manage to put an 18-month old baby in her place without us breaking into a sweat. Unfortunately she knows about the power of her voice and is not hesitant to use it anywhere.

On Sunday morning we normally take her to the park and let her use the swings (which she loves) and the slides. But the weather has been so cold lately (a very high of 1 or 2 during the day, with it dropping well into the minuses at night!) that I prefer her staying cuddled up in her footmuff and push-chair and watch the world from there. Of course try explaining that to a baby.

It'll be very hard keeping her that bundled up and still when she next sees snow! (Picture taken February 2012).

It’ll be very hard keeping her that bundled up and still when she next sees snow! (Picture taken February 2012).

One thing I want to do is catch the final days of the sales. They’re still going on, with sales now higher than ever although the stock is now very limited. But there’s nothing wrong in checking the stores out – what beats the rush of finding something you’ve really wanted at 70% off the normal price? Nothing really. In my case the downside is really serious – I end up buying things just because they’re on sale…and end up never wearing them again. Last case in point – buying a pair of shoes in a size 6, not realizing that it was an American size 6, and  of course not bothering to try them on before buying because they were the last pair (I was on a high of excitement for having found my size!) And that’s where eBay comes in, helping me rid myself of such things. I may (eventually, maybe, perhaps) lose a couple of kilos along the way, but I’m definitely sure my feet will not shrink that much.

I'm still pretty disappointed about getting the size so wrong! I really love the colour, and they were the last of their kind. And now they're selling at 99p on eBay :/

I’m still pretty disappointed about getting the size so wrong! I really love the colour, and they were the last of their kind. And now they’re selling for 99p on eBay :/

(Don’t forget about our giveaway here!)

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