Pauline, Kim and i had a very pleasant time last Friday evening. As I have already said to them via email, it was almost like we were here by ourselves , it was so quiet!
Adam was away for the weekend, Sam had gone to Luna Park with Youth Group, Sebastian watched his wrestling DVD's in the back room and Georgie watched telly in the front room, so it was just the three of us, beavering away in the family room, seemingly by ourselves.
At one stage Georgie came out , jumped on the computer, put the headphones on and did what she always does, brought up her favourite songs on youtube, and started singing - completely oblivious to the fact that we were sittting in the same room with her!!! She sang Justin Beiber and Miley Cyrus and the girl from iCarly (I can never remember her name) until I butted in and informed her that we had had enough of her singing, beautiful though it was. Not the slightest bit offended she disappeared back into the front room and we were alone again.
This is Pauline and Kim hard at work at the kitchen table. I'm not sure how much they got done, as they were both a little flustered by the time they got here, but that's not important. What is important is that they did take the time out of their busy, busy schedules, to do something for themselves, which we so often forget to do. It is crucial for OUR sanity that we take time for ourselves, just as we insist our partners and kids do, as we run around organising and assisting them. So we ate pizza, we chatted, we laughed, listened to Georgia sing, and we even scrapped a bit and manged to take the edge off another hectic week, even if just for a few hours! And, come to think of it, we didn't even consume any alcohol!?!? Thank you Pauline and Kim for sharing my first (of many I hope) Friday night crop with me, XXXOOO, and allowing me to put the photo on the blog. Pauline was worried about what she was going to look like in the picture but I think she just looks busy!!!
Oh, and you can just catch a glimpse of my newly recovered chairs in the photo above, under and next to Kim. I still haven't taken a good shot of them but Barbara did on her phone so I will get her to email it to me and I'll put it up on the blog.