Took it a bit easy today, so tomorrow's recap probably won't be that long. In fact, today's recap is already going to be a bit shorter than the last few days' recaps. The feeling unwell thing can really put a damper on creative projects, right?
Anyway, I thought I won't be able to update today as Flickr has been down most of the night here due to a scheduled maintenance. In fact, it's still acting up as I write this. I nearly gave up. But now, persisting to finish up here before midnight. Told you I'm dedicated. 😉
Well, now, here's what Thursday looked like...
Making breakfast and lunches for the kids.
Eating French Toast (aka "eggy bread" at home) for breakkie.
Trying to practice a bit more creativity for the kids' lunch boxes. Made "love heart shaped" cheese sandwiches for the first time. And yep, we mix up healthy and 'junk' food. We're okay with that.
The boy and his shoes. Ah, the number of times we talked about shoelaces with him...
My smiley girl, headed to the garage to get in the car.
I usually stand by the doorway, waving goodbye to the family as they leave. There are flying kisses and funny faces most of the time.
The other shirt I bought from the other day. I so LOVE this shirt. Saw it at Big W and just couldn't walk away, even if it didn't have one in my usual size. Decided to buy one size bigger. Still
At work, in my home office. As usual.
This package arrived in the middle of day. Was surprised. It was the album + materials I'm planning to use for this Week In The Life project. Got it off a local eBay seller and it was delivered overnight. Free shipping too. How good was that?
Made myself crispy fried chicken wings for lunch, with steamed rice. I'm guessing this was the culprit for my stomach pains. But, the pains didn't kick in until later in the evening so, who knows.
Making homemade pizzas for dinner. Migraines began just before I started making dinner.
Kids watching The Magic School Bus while waiting for dinner to be ready. The boy also has his iPod in there somewhere.
Usually, Thursday (and Tuesday) nights mean they come home a little later when soccer season's on. The boy has been playing for a club the last 3-4 years. Each season lasts about 9 months. This week was the first week since the latest season ended. Well, sort of. They're having trials this weekend for next season (2014) and a presentation ceremony too.
After dinner, I helped the kids with their homework while the hubby did the dishes. By this time, migraines were getting worse. And, stomach pains started.
Anyway, this is my nine-year-old boy's spelling words for the week. He's Year 4, but gets a different spelling words list for advanced spellers.
This is the six-year-old girl's spelling words for the week. She's in Reception, but doing Year One work, with extended words.
After helping the kids out with homework, I was having a full-on pain extravaganza, so I decided to head up to bed. The girl kept me company and tried to comfort me the whole time. Giving me lots of kisses and hugs. Said a lot of funny, cute things too. See Side Story below.
She also said to me that perhaps, I was getting migraines because I use my brain a lot. That's why I shouldn't be working too hard. "You should really take a break from work," she advised. She's cute like that. 🙂
The family, asleep.
Stats and Stuff
Total photos for the day: 18 (took less than 50)
Cameras used: Canon Powershot + Nikon D7000 + camera phone. Nikon won again today.
Photo Editor Used: Picasa for Windows
To see all photos from this project, check out my Week In The Life 2013 set on Flickr.
Notes and Thoughts
- The kids' concern about my migraine / stomach pains was so touching. My son started turning off lights, thinking that might help. They told me to go to bed and rest up. My daughter kept giving me hugs and kisses, asking me if I'm okay over and over. Even kept asking if we needed to call a doctor and send me to hospital. Heart melting.
- Was wishing today that there was a way I can capture my kids' and hubby's days in photos too. From their perspective. I asked hubby to take some pics, so will see if I can add them on to the album.
- Just how much I appreciate working from home right now. And, working with great clients. Really nice people I'm dealing with. That's why when I read people bagging the company I work with, I must admit, I get a bit annoyed. Almost tempted to respond. Those are real people they're talking about. People who're really doing their best to give what people would want. And, they're doing what they can for society on top of it all. And yes, I'm very happy to be a part of it, even if it's just a minuscule part.
Side Story of the Day
Last night, while I was having migraine pains, my six-year-old girl asked: "Oh, are you having headaches like Iron Man?" This was, of course, in reference to Iron Man 3, which we watched last weekend.
In-between spasms of pain, I laughed. I wanted to say: "No sweetie. I'm not worrying about wormholes and alien attacks."