The less you go out, the harder it gets, and I'm totally out of practice. Where on earth is that party girl I used to be?
The morning of the big night out began with a treat. One I was oddly nervous about. Angel had given me a voucher for a make up lesson for Christmas, and this seemed like the perfect time to use it. So with lashings of eye liner and my new coat as armour, I dashed into town as the place opened and into a sea of colour and style and perfectly made up young women. Intimidating much! But they were very nice to me and I left with lovely looking skin and proper spidery eye lashes. I will definitely be returning to purchase the mascara...
The night out involved drinking cocktails with other escaped special needs mums (and one dad), wearing heels I could barely walk in, staying out later than I promised, but going home before I wanted to, and doing a bit of embarrassing mum dancing. Still, no-one knew me in there. Did they?
It was great fun, I found the party girl, and let her out to play for one night only. She's firmly back in her box now. Locked away. But it's nice to know she's still in there.
The next day there was the hangover to deal with: not the alcohol fuelled type, but caused by neglecting my duties for a few hours. Which meant I had to fit even more in on Sunday. But since then it's been a good week for lots of reasons:
- The day that Smiley's bus driver put my bins away for me. I nearly cried - kindness always makes me emotional. Overcome.
- I fixed the fridge (again) and the. washing machine. Competent.
- Angel passed another exam. Proud.
- Watched Daredevil with my daughter. Happiness.
- Scribbling something quickly about a TV programme on autism and lots of people reading and sharing it. Shocked.
- A new Café in town handing out hit bite size Danish pastries to passers by. Yum.
- Clothes shopping with my son, and a pair of trainers bought. Result.
- Showering Smiley on my own and we're both still smiling, even though it took a couple of hours to get from bed to breakfast. Sorted.
- This morning the sun is shining and hopefully it will be a good weekend.
Happy Easter Everyone.