Today started off early. M12 was sick, hubby was asleep (he went to bed at 4am), M4 was up and bouncing, while E6 was sound asleep, though not for very long.
Today was art class day. I didn't go. I felt too overwhelmed with everything, and I knew hubby wouldn't cope too well with the lack of sleep (he has already had a sleeping session in front of the TV, which he says he IS watching/listening to).
When he did get up, he played with the kids, sorta while I did a little work on my blackberry (forgot to get a pic of that). I was still tired so a rest was in order, well as much rest as you can get with kids wanting things.
Anyhow, I did get a few things done today, apart from the ordinary.
The first thing to be completed was putting some sultanas in a bowl, with some blackcurrant syrup, to soak. I will make up a fruit cake tomorrow with the fruit.
Next was convincing hubby that I can use his tools competently and make a base for an old, large, bird cage we have, and turn it into an external reptile enclosure. But I did it, with only a few hiccups along the way. I also had J9, M12 & E6 help at different stages throughout the process. J9 was drilling holes for me at one stage too!
Next was starting a project for M12, something simple yet will take a while to complete. I searched the net for bread starter recipes, asked forums and eventually found a recipe with easy to follow instructions and nothing special about the ingredients. I got M12 to mix it up and will get her to follow it's progress for some extra curricular schoolwork. Most recipes have called it a 'pet' so it is now her 'pet' which she named Bread.