Sometimes it’s hard to think of just one word that connects and sums up the whole week, especially if the week has been a relatively quiet one. I’ve gone with the word news as I think it ties in nicely with this week’s events.
We have been making an extra effort to get outside a little more to let the kids burn off some energy and get them away from Roblox for a bit. On Sunday we visited a local park, the weather has been so mild lately that it feels like we are still in Autumn and the park is still covered in brown crunchy leaves. It led me to think about all the news around climate change, it’s quite scary when I compare the January weather of my childhood to the weather now and I often wonder what the seasons will look like when Daisy and Jake are older.
Daisy told me her class had been discussing the awful bush fires in Australia this week and that along with her reading book about endangered animals saw us discussing world events. She is at an age where she’s really interested and concerned about what’s going on in the world and sometimes this can lead to her worrying. I suggested that we start watching Newsround each day as it reports the news in a way that I feel she will be able to comprehend and understand. It has a really good mix of world events and lighter news such as new games releases and upcoming movies, we have all enjoyed watching it together and it’s given us some good topics to discuss too.
I got some unexpected news this week when I went for my annual diabetic check, the nurse wants me to be retested to see if I am actually Type 1 and not Type 2. I must admit this did come as a shock to me, but with the way my health has been lately, it’s not really surprising. The blood test results take around a month to come back so I have a little wait until I will know for sure.
In Other News
The kids have settled nicely back into school although the mornings have not been much fun. Nobody wants to get up including me, the mornings are so dark and miserable at the moment. While the kids have been at school I’ve been busy working on the blog, writing up our monthly goals, completing surveys and of course reading lots. I had a nice win this week too, four sets of family cinema tickets so that’s our weekends sorted for a while.
Chris and I have been watching The Witcher on Netflix in the evenings, I’m enjoying it but I’m so glad Chris had read the books so he can explain to me what’s going on in it.
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