Jiving on Regardless











{June 2, 2009}   Good Times

The last ten days can be rated as overall ‘loverly!’.  The weekend before last N and I had an amazing weekend together with no kids.  We spent the Friday night dancing West Coast Swing at one of our favourite freestyles until the early hours and then headed off to London early on the Saturday.  We spent the Saturday wondering around Covent Garden (where I chose a pair of lush sunglasses from Oakley as my good friend gets a very healthy discount!).  It was so nice wondering around London together as it is something we haven’t done since we lived there and it reminded us of that long ago pre-children era. We  then spent the evening watching Eric Clapton at the Royal Albert Hall.  He was amazing!  His guitar playing is just mind bogglingly awesome and his voice is so unique.  My smooth husband played Eric Clapton in the background to our first date, dinner at his house, back when I was a tiddler of a 21 year old.  At that time I had never heard of Eric Clapton but I was educated and now love his music, particularly when acoustic.  It was a great night.

On our return home we had my three nephews to stay.  This was the first time we have had all three of them at once and it was busy – very busy!  We had five children under the age of seven and chaos is not the word for it.  Fortunately they were all brilliantly behaved and had a great time.  I can’t say I enjoyed it but I enjoyed the fact that they did.  We had the boys for two nights and then spent the next three days child free whilst my boys were at their usual childminders on the Wednesday and then at their cousins until Saturday.  I haven’t ever had so much child free time when healthy before – it was weird,I felt a bit lost.  Still, it was lovely having the evenings with N and we definitely made the most of them.  On Friday night we went out drinking in town for the first time together.  It was a merry (!) old evening spent with my friend (who is also my childminder) and her partner, we had a good giggle.

Throughout this amazing half term it was never far from my mind that this was a first.  To have got through two consecutive nights out and a day in London would have been impossible before my Op.  If I could ever go anywhere for a day or more I always had to factor in a long afternoon sleep and an early night.  It was like I had been given new Duracell batteries.  Nearly a year post op and this still amazes me and feels brilliant.  At more whimsical times it makes me sad that I tolerated not feeling that way for so long but heh ho, onwards and upwards!

I have come down with a little bit of a bump this week as for the last 48hours my little man has been ill with D&V – never a fun time! However, the amazing sunshine we are having at the moment, the memories of a fabulous week and the anticipation of mine and N’s birthday week (we have birthdays on 8th and 10th June), is enough to keep me happy, happy

PS – We got the NACC chosen as N’s company group monthly mufti day charity.  They raised £162 which is another step towards ur £2k target.  We are well chuffed with this

PPS – I couldn’t find a Burlesque course close enough to me to try the basics so I have found a lady to come to me.  I am now taking bookings from 20 ladies to join me on the course 🙂 It’s proving very popular!!!

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