Friday, 9 May 2008

Being a Single Mum

For the past 2 days I have been a single mum. We got back from England on Wednesday afternoon, & on Thursday morning bright & early, Chad left to go on a men's retreat for church. He'll be back tomorrow night, & I'll be quite glad to get him back.

Asher's been really great I must say, but I do miss having Chad around. It's nice to have someone ask if you're coming to bed, if you'd like a bowl of ice cream, or how your day has been. I have been dealing with a bit of jet-lag still, more on Asher's part than mine. He's been waking up around 4:30am, but relatively easy to get back to sleep. He got up this morning at 7:30 which was really nice since I didn't have to have the alarm set at all either.

We've just been hanging out at home the past 2 days. I kinda figured that since he hasn't had much time to play w/ toys the last few weeks & we've been on the go pretty steady for the past month it was a nice break for us both, but I think we're going to go out tomorrow. Part of the reason for my hibernation the past few days has also been the weather. The thermometer says it's warmish, but as soon as I get outside, the wind freezes me to the core. Perhaps at our next house I'll invest in a weather station so I'll know both the temp & the wind chill.

Today I worked on getting our pictures from our trip uploaded to the internet, & I did something a little crafty. This may surprise those of you who know me b/c I am neither creative, nor patient for this type of thing, but I made a scrapbook online. I liked the fact that I will have a nice photo book complete with captions saying where the pictures are taken & what they are of, & yet I didn't have to cut, trim, paste, glue, or tape any pictures & I really didn't have to be all that crafty. I will have 56 pages of trip photos sent to my door for under $20. I think that's a great deal.


  1. I haven't read your blog since leaving CA...had much catching up to do:) Glad you made it back safe and sane...I barely made the 5 hour flight to OH with the boys and they were quite good too, but I was quite tired! Can't wait to see you guys in less than a week!!

  2. Hi there Sherilyn!
    Been following your trip notes.. welcome back and neat to hear about the scrapbook thingy.. good idea ! I'm looking forward to having Andrew back home again too, although he doesn't ask if I'd like a bowl of ice cream, and I'm often in bed hours before he is :) I suppose our men will be rather stinky when they arrive home, eh?
    Happy Mother's Day for tomorrow!