As usual I have had quite a busy week. I got my new specs on Saturday and am really pleased with them. I got some last year from specsavers and the prescription was never right, so I went back to Boots and can now see quite a bit better! Not many people have noticed that I have new specs because they are very similar to my old ones except these ones have brown frames. I also have some snazzy prescription sunglasses with diamonds on ... I knew I was really a princess. When I picked them up on Saturday it was busy in the shop and a young boy was working there, well there was no way I was letting him adjust my glasses so I took them without them being fitted properly. The sunglasses are fine but I have found things were looking a bit wonky, I think because the vari focal part was sitting correctly. It was really weird as everything looked like it was leaning down towards the right. Anyway, I managed to get back to Boots today and I am back on the straight and narrow. I can't believe how much more I can see with these and I knew last year when I got my specs from Specsavers they were not right but they just wouldn't accept it. One of my lenses was far to strong and that is why I was having problems. Argghhh.
Oh woe is me, I have been suffering tooth ache again when the temporary filling I had earlier this year (the tooth that drove me to the tooth fairy in the first place) decided to start to fall out. I managed to get an appointment with the dentist for this afternoon and touch wood, the twinges and twangs have disappeared. She put a bit more filling in and did no drilling, what a relief. Its a tooth that will have to have root canal work on and I am dreading it. I couldn't get out of the chair quickly enough after she put a bit more filling in to it today. I hope this bit of filling lasts me for a long time.
The kitchen is going well but we found out tonight that the worktop won't be fitted until Monday .... another weekend of washing up in the blimming bath. Oh well, I will really appreciate hot water in the kitchen and to be able to cook in there instead of using the microwave. It has been a long 3 weeks .... We are missing a few cupboard doors as the fittingswere the wrong way round but apparently all will be delivered and fitted as soon as the worktop is on. If we had had normal worktops we could be up and running by now ... I blame Mr Enthusiastic!
We had a great time on Saturday. Rosie was 12. Martin and his girlfriend were here and we went to TGI Fridays. I really enjoyed it this time although I think it is really overpriced. I really like their strawberry milkshakes. The service was wonderful and the atmosphere was good, loads of kids running round with their balloons and everyone was very happy. After that we went to see the new Mr Bean film. It was ok but not as funny as I had hoped although some parts did make me laugh out loud. I didn't fall asleep though, which makes a change for me. The kids really enjoyed it but I have a feeling this will be the last Mr Bean film.
I have booked a couple of days off with the children whilst they are on holidays. I can't believe Easter is here so quickly. I used to be an organiser for a German school who visited London every year just before Easter and I only stopped doing it a couple of years ago. Its such a relief not be involved in the stress of that any more. I hope the trip goes well though for all the children as they really enjoy it. They are all placed 2 or 3 in families, so they have company at all times if they feel a bit unsure or homesick. You wouldn't believe the times I had to make about 30-40 calls around when the coach was going to be in late or there were any delays. Yes, I will not be persuaded again. I wanted to stop when the children first came to live with me but it took me a couple of years to find someone to take it over from me and I was on a real guilt trip even then as I felt I was letting the school down by giving it up but quite honestly working fulltime and looking after the kids and then doing all that was really getting me down.
Oh well, off to bed now and hoping for a good sleep with no tooth ache!
Hugs to all.