Friday, June 01, 2007

Checking in

Thanks for the messages. It is strange, isn't it, how knowing that someone that you have never met and who lives hundreds or thousands of miles away is thinking of you really does make life easier.

My wife is going to stay with her father until the funeral is over - she does not want to leave him on his own right now. This means that I continue to play mom and dad until the middle of next week. It is exhausting, sometimes frustrating (the thankless tasks of housework...) but generally great fun.

Take yesterday.

Got up at 6.30, took the dog for a walk, got the kids ready and sent them off to my mom's for the morning, went to work, worked until 1pm, went home, grabbed the dog, walked him to my mom's to collect the kids, walked them home, did some washing, took the kids food shopping (2 trolleys worth), put shopping away, took the older kids to their youth club, played Mario Soccer on the Wii with my youngest (nearly beat him in the last game, a big improvement on 12-0!), collected the kids from youth club, had dinner (sweet and sour chicken, cashew chicken(sorry Logzie it was delicious) rice etc) got the kids to bed, had a bath, went to bed, reading a bit of Band of Brothers before falling asleep mid paragraph. Phew.

Anyway, work calls. More next week, have a good weekend.

5 comments:

Ali said...

I agree, it is a wonderful feeling to know that there are people from different parts of the world thinking about you and your well being - it surprises me each time how supportive everyone is.
Anyways, I have to admit John, that you seem like you would be a fantastic mom. I'm not even a mom yet and you are putting me to shame in the domestic goddess category - it's just the husband and I and we still never have groceries or eat supper all the time!
I hope you can survive the weekend without being too exhausted - and I'll still be thinking about you while I'm rocking out Lauper style!

John said...

Rock Chef is now The Domestic Goddess? You crack me up! Look, have you seen the state of my hands...

Eating properly is something that I cannot live without - hunger makes me really unpleasant! I cannot imagine living without a ton of stuff in the cupboards and freezers...

Remember - Girls Just Wanna Have Fu-un...

Logziella said...

Thanks for doing the "check In" thing...I think this should be a 'rule' amongst us blogger buddies as we all do tend to get concerned for our fellow commrads when we don't hear from them for a while.

Anyway, YES, I am jealous about your Cashew Chicken!! And I'll have you know that since reading this post this morning, I have been wanting to go get some ALL day today! Thanks! HA!

Hey, when you get a minute, maybe THE ROCK CHEF could post a few of your best recipes...like maybe the cashew chicken...just a thought...

Hang in there John, our work is NEVER done! :0)

Terri said...

You're going to deserve a big vacation after all that!

We bought the Band of Brothers mini series on DVD for Brad last Christmas. All the men-folk in this house love it. Maybe I can buy the book and convince them to excercise their minds a little...

John said...

Logzie - recipe for Cashew Chicken very easy: open packet, place in oven for 25 minutes, eat. Sorry...

Terri - the series was very good, but the book is also really worth reading. An author worth looking for is Anthony Beever who has written some of the best books on the second world war, such as Stalingrad, Berlin and Crete. Really worth reading.