I had. Had a hard week last week and needed to spend my weekend with the people I love and not having to worry about letting anyone else down or feeling guilty about it. Wonderful.
Friday I caught up with Kerry (the very bruised and battered Kerry - who said exercise was good for you), always a great one to put life in perspective. So we caught up while her son Nick (also bruised and battered as he was at the other end of Kerry's bike - ouch) babysat my children on the swings! Cool. Worked Friday afternoon which I really enjoyed. Mostly because I knew my children were having an absolute ball with their Nan who they adore. One of my dilemmas which caused me much grief last week was a change in decision about my childcare choices (and others just not getting it). I had a last minute change of heart about leaving them with someone who I am sure would have been wonderful, but I just didn't know well enough (actually at all .....). The anxiety before I made the decision was huge. In the end I trusted myself and went with my gut feeling that I just wasn't able to do it and I didn't have to explain that to anyone. That takes guts. The fallout wasn't pretty, but you since I am the only one who is the mother of these gorgeous boys of mine, that's something I will just have to live with.
Saturday I worked again, and had the most wonderful compliments from two long term clients which really made my day. I know I really helped these people and that's a great feeling. Then off to Scraptacular to pick up a layout (for a CK acceptance - woohoo). Had a chance to sit down with Kim and Jodie over a coffee in the shop while Jodie was checking some incoming stock (definite bonus of being on the DT!!). We had lots of giggles while we worked out excuses Jodie could give Tamay about coming away with us girls instead of him on their 10th wedding anniversary weekend :).
Saturday afternoon I just hung out with the boys and Paul. Sat on the bench and had a drink together, jumped on the trampoline with the boys, haven't done that in ages. It was fun. This morning I got up early (well 8 is early for me on a Sunday) so I could go and watch the boys do their swimming lessons. I am so glad I did. It means so much to Josh especially. He is doing so much better at the new place. Samuel has also started lessons and is a real crack up especially when he jumps off the edge into the pool towards Paul. Poor Paul has a very bad abscess on his tooth (Dr described it as massive and told dentist to fit him in tomorrow). I can see lots of pain for both him and the savings account at the dentist tomorrow morning.
Joined a gym last week. First session tomorrow night. Really looking forward to it. OMG - was that me that said that? I'm no gym junkie, but will enjoy the time to myself I think.
Been working on some great layouts to demo at Wendy's Stampin' Up workshop. Love how they turned out, but no peeking til the workshop :) Time for a new 'She' challenge at Scraptacular though. so will have that up early this week. This months quote is:
She was an artist and her life was her canvas (Kobi Yamada)
Finally I will leave you with something funny that happened last week. I took the boys with me when I joined the gym and the lady was showing us around. There was an ironing board and iron in the change rooms and the lady said to Josh "now what's this - Mummy has one of these at home doesn't she" to which Josh very seriously replied "oh no no, Mummy doesn't, but my Daddy does" - ROLF - no prizes for guessing who irons their own clothes :)
Here's to a happy week and forgiving and forgetting and moving forward.