Another week flew by - whoosh - and I'm feeling like I am never able to catch up my breath. Too many things happening, too many responsibilities and tasks... On top of that, my Mum is not feeling well, and had to cancel her trip to visit us in August. I'm keeping fingers crossed that she would be well enough to travel in autumn.
Had a depressing meeting with the psychiatrist's team, and all they do is offer medication which has way too many side effects. Of course, as a parent you take decisions for your children, but when the medication they offer is mind-altering, I feel like they want to change my son's personality.
It's like an equivalent of the old Victorian asylums - put a straight-jacket on him to keep him quiet, only it's the medication which works as a straight-jacket.
Last Sunday we played most of the day with the latest construction set called Gravitrax (see my post).
The purple phloxes are almost all gone now, so I treated myself to a pot of pink phloxes. They have such a lovely scent.
Three years ago my Mum planted this hollyhock in my garden. For two years it didn't bloom at all, this year it was struggling with snails who would happily eat any flower. When a few days ago the hollyhock opened its first bloom, I couldn't believe it was finally flowering. I didn't know what colour it was supposed to be, and Mum didn't remember either.
I needed to discuss a few things with my husband, so we had a quick coffee just after taking kids to school. As always, I only admired the cakes display, but had a latte without any food. It's just I don't fancy a cake in the morning.
The pale Moon in the early evening.
I was just starting to cook dinner, when the sky has gone overcast. I looked up with hope at the dark clouds. The garden has gone completely parched in the last few weeks of an uninterrupted heat. And then the blessed rain has arrived, first hesitant, then in a good shower.
Saturday: We're just back home; went to the swimming pool earlier today, with both boys, then off to Sainsbury's to buy a cake for Eddie's birthday party tomorrow and had a quick lunch in Sainsbury's cafe. We actually ended up getting two cakes, one Pokemon-themed for the party, and a tray of chocolate cake cubes for the church.
Tomorrow will be a hectic day, what, with the party in the afternoon, and getting the gifts for teachers ready for the next week. Since it's Sasha's last few days in his current school, I wanted to get some nice gifts for his teachers who often went an extra mile and who showed him much love and great understanding.
I feel too tired after the pool, and am practically falling asleep. I think I need a coffee to stay awake until it is a proper bedtime.
Here is my funny guy, pretending to be a mannequin.