1. I should probably mix up a new batch. We're out of mud weather and into playdough, inside, mess-making weather. When we were at the drop in this morning Nat held up a lump of it, asked me what it was, and announced, "It's a gall bladder!".
He might be a little too old for the drop in.
2. We have an exhausting rest of the day planned, by which I mean I will do chores and the kids will do their video time and the girls will sleep. I will not sleep, even though I'm crazily tired. I will re-read the email from Nat's nurse about coping with blood sugar spikes and cursing whenever suggests getting him more carbohydrate-free snacks, like vegetables. I invite anyone making that suggestion to sit down with Nat and discuss vegetables with him. He does not eat them, and feeding him all cheese and meat and nuts is expensive and provokes much whining. I feel like maybe checking him in to the hospital to do food re-training might be a good idea. And while he's gone padlocking all the food he likes to eat.
3. Reading is going well, which means a page a day, but it's something. This week has been a coping week, with a fair amount of video time, but we have actually worked on the reading a lot.
4. I think we will have the thrilling dinner A Choice of Leftovers or Frozen Pizza tonight. This week's meal planning went really well because of all the pre-made stuff I found in the freezer when I cleaned it out. Maybe next week I can do some bulk cooking and keep it up?
5. I wish I were thinking deep thoughts right now but everything is taken up with worry about Nat's blood sugar and Thomas's general clingy cuddly weirdness (which I attribute to being three and a half).
6. I've been working my way very gradually through Lark Rise to Candleford, and it's fascinating. It's much closer to a series of memoirs than a real novel trilogy. There's not much forward action, but the description of English country living.
7. That reminds me that Alicia introduced me to this BBC show, about modern people eating like the (fill in the blank) time period. This one's the Restoration. I need to watch all of them. They're hilarious. I particularly like when the woman begs to be allowed to drink water after three days of only beer and claret: