Because today I went running for the 2nd time in three years (both times in the past week, it's not that it takes me that long to recover!) and everything hurts.
Because I've spent the past three hours cleaning and tidying and I find it quite mind numbing...
See? running shoes.
I can't stop eating tomatoes.
On rice cakes and a veil of mayonnaise.
And those have got nothing to do with it but are my new shoes and they are beautiful soft and comfortable. (gosh I'm so pale).
if you give your children a blue slushy what comes out the other end... it's not blue but green. Bright green. It frightened No 3 to death (he called me crying from the toilette, "mum my pooh is green!"). Sorry a bit TMI but quite funny. I'll call it a life lesson; blue things are not meant to be eaten!
To me the year doesn't really begin till the tree and all the decorations have been taken down and tidily put back in the garage and the kids are back to school. Then the house is mine again, it feels more spacious and light and my mind can focus on the hundreds of things in my head.
That day is today.
Two offsprings are packed away, the husband is in the office, the tree is half naked and the hoover ready to roll... (the big offspring is still at home but I'm sure I can barter some help in exchange for extra computer time).
Lilli and I will have a nice walk that won't include scooters/bikes/rugby balls/frisbies etc, and hopefully will find lots of lost things:
No 3 is fascinated by them too and thinks we should build a museum of lost things
and people can come and visit but they're not allowed to get their stuff back if they see it.
How sad that would be!
The weather hasn't been cold lately so our findings are few and far between. No need to wear hats and gloves...
I must go and reconquer the house now... wish me luck!