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Dear Mum,
So today, after dropping Joshua off at daycare and popping in to Julie’s house to drop their mail back, I got a call from the recruitment consultant for the University, to say I did well but didn’t get the job.
This meant I didn’t have to choose anymore, so I mailed my new boss and confirmed I would be happy to agree to the terms of the contract. He was pleased and said he’d get back to me with a start date, suspect it won’t be too long!
I spent some of the rest of the day starting on Rich’s next bit of work, then some time working some songs out on the guitar. I also put an ad’ on Gumtree to see if I can find an acoustic guitarist/singer, just someone to jam with for fun really, as I think it would be good to get back into playing, and maybe even playing live a bit!
I picked Josh up and we kicked and threw some balls back and forth in the garden, then I made us beans and toast for tea, Deanne stayed out for a leaving do so it was just the two of us.
Dee got back as we finished, Josh had about four courses, I think he’s growing again, he’ll be like Marcel I suspect! Then we got him bathed and hair washed, as it’s Alice’s party tomorrow so he needs to be clean and tidy.
The picture is from bedtime.


I Don’t Need A Nap

Dear Mum,
Because Josh was late to bed (for no particular reason) last night, he didn’t get his story. So this morning he brought about ten books into our bed and I read them all to him. They weren’t particularly short stories either. This meant that he and I weren’t out of bed until nine o’clock.
We had breakfast then hung some washing out, which seems to take considerably longer when you’re assisted by a four year old!
For lunch Josh wanted beans and toast, I had a cheese and baked beans toasted sandwich, which I rather enjoyed. By the time we finished the boy was getting a bit fractious, so I insisted he have a nap.
That was at one-ish. He got up again at about four. Obviously he “wasn’t tired”, from the amount of times he cried this phrase to me before he went to sleep.
When he woke up we got the washing in, then played in the garden (which is when I took the photo) until it was time to make tea. I put on some pasta and reheated the bolognese sauce Deanne had made at the weekend. It was very good, tasted really bolognese-y, if you know what I mean!
This evening I finished putting together my new website and spec’ing up some business cards for my IT Support thing, Dee has been working on the laptop, but that’s fine ’cause I needed to do some Photoshopping on the desktop. I’m quite impressed that I still have the talent to put a whole website, including logos and text, together in about two or three hours!
Josh is at daycare tomorrow so I can get on with a few things that I’ve failed to do while I’ve had him at home this week.