Over the past few months Scout's business has started to take off and we are both constantly chasing our tails trying to adjust to us both working now. Suddenly just staying on top of washing, cleaning and grocery shopping is challenging. The girls are spending more time in after school care now so they aren't getting picked up till I finish work and it's a push to get them home, bathed, dinner cooked, fed, homework done and into bed all in the space of an hour or so. I feel bad that the girls are missing out on free time at home now after school and because it's winter they are getting home in the dark, but they have been relatively good about it so I'm grateful for that. Scout and I are still trying to lose weight although some days it feels like all our efforts are in vain. Since we are so busy with work we are having to exercise at home at night after the girls go to bed and it's really the last thing I want to do after working all day but I am doing my best to stick at it. We have both lost around 10 kilos now. I was hoping for a few more off by this point but in hindsight that was probably a little unrealistic of me. I start my next IVF cycle in 2 weeks so I will have to back off a bit during that and just hope and pray the weight doesn't all come back again with the drugs.
Yesterday I turned 39 and as much as I was not looking forward to this birthday, I've been so spoilt it's actually been a really lovely birthday. Scout has been working most weekends lately so I hadn't expected to be doing much but she surprised me with an overnight stay down the coast kid free ;). It was so lovely. I took the girls to swimming lessons Saturday morning while Scout was supposedly getting ready for work. She called me just as their lesson ended asking me to come home in a hurry because her car had a flat battery and she needed to get to work. I raced home and was getting the jumper leads out to jump her car when she called me inside and confessed that she had lied about her car because she wanted me to come straight home. She told me to pack a bag because she was taking me away for a night :). We dropped the girls off at Scouts mums place and then drove for about 2 hours to a little getaway down the coast. Scout had rented us a little log cabin near the beach. When we walked in, I could see the table had been set for us and in the kitchen there was a yummy beef burgundy bubbling away in a slow cooker ready for us to eat! It was wonderful! We enjoyed the open fireplace and spa and watched a movie and drank wine and just relaxed. We had a late check out the next day and didn't have to pick up the girls till that evening. Then we both took the day off work yesterday for my actual birthday and just hung out together while the girls were at school. It was nice to just spend time together on our own for a bit ... right up until the school rang and told us Charlie had hurt her neck, was bleeding and needed to be picked up. By the time we got there Jazz was also in the sick bay having just had her two bottom teeth ripped out in a separate incident! So we spent the rest of the afternoon and evening dealing with that but I am glad to report both are ok now. Jazz got $2 from the tooth fairy over night and Charlie had today day off school to rest. Her neck is badly grazed but she'll live. The joys of accident prone children!
Anyway ... I will leave you with some pics as promised and will hopefully blog again soon when we start our next cycle. I really don't want to have to spend all of 39 TTC so lets hope we have one either on the way or here by this time next year!
|Fishing in the early morning just outside Mallacoota|
|This emu would not leave Scout alone!|
|Having a nap in the afternoon by Wallagaraugh river.|
|Narooma - one of our favourite places :)|
|Low tide at Durras North|
|Our best day fishing at Tuross Head|
|Sunset at Batemans Bay|
|The girls at Howqua|
|Charlie on the kayak with Grandad|
|My birthday getaway :)|