I enjoyed another morning off, with an empty house, even if I had a full to do list. But after I'd finished the chores and done the shopping I sat eating lunch in peace looking out at my wreck of a garden but feeling grateful that it was mine, that I had this chance to enjoy the glorious weather and the bright blue sky. And I even read a few pages of a (new) book. Yes, I finally finished the one I started over Christmas...
After taking this photo, I did actually get organised enough to cut the grass. It's a start.
A whole day off
I attended the first AsIAM autism conference on Saturday and had a wonderful and useful day, and a reminder of how important respite is for carers. I felt refreshed and reinvigorated and full of energy to make more positive changes to our family life.
My son turns 15 today, eek! It will be a quiet celebration, just a few cards (with money in them) and a cake I've yet to make. Hopefully I've topped last years (cat + pun) card that he really liked, with this anime-related one that arrived in the nick of time from the US. Update: he loved it :)
The blog passed a million page views during the week: I remember celebrating getting to 10,000 after a year's blogging and thinking how amazing it was that so many people (and a few bots) had landed here and a had a look around. A million visitors is unimaginable but absolutely lovely. Thank you to each and every one of you.
Someone tipped my car this morning, but because the damage was so small and yet they made the effort to find my house and offer to pay, I said I would cover the cost. Much less hassle too!
Angel made this delicious Raw Banoffee Pie that is healthy too. Though possibly not in the quantities that we ate it...
The spring sun is shining a light into all the dark and not so clean corners of the house, but it's also making me feel like cleaning them. And I am! I'm also ruthlessly decluttering and removing ornaments to make the prospect of cleaning less overwhelming.
More cheerful posts over at Lakes Single Mum.