To be honest… not a lot! Ha ha what a week to come back on but I have to say that Alyssa and I have been particularly boring this week in our activities as we have been flying solo. Nonna and Bear have gone off
on holiday for a week this week (though they are back today) to celebrate the Bear’s birthday.
The reason Alyssa and I haven’t been up to much is that unfortunately my damned shoulder (which I know I have been harping on about for over a year now) has well and truly decided to go mad and sort of flared up the end of March and hasn’t flared down since. So I am currently strapped up down the arm and shoulder, on constant pain medication which at times makes me a little dopey, using a tens machine to attempt to control the pain, under going intensive physio AND unable to drive because it aggravates the condition. Apparently all the muscles in my back and my nervous system are in one big knot and need untwisting – hence the major pain I’m suffering through. It also means I have had to limit the amount of time I spend on my computer unless I am completely propped up with a heat pack on it too!
Alyssa, however, has mostly been an absolute dream this week. She has been giving me lots of cuddles, climbing up for kisses as I am unable to lift her and has been so good at amusing herself. Of course we have had a lovely time watching Disney films together when it was raining and playing in the garden when the sun has reappeared – well she -played and I supervised!
We also had a visit from Uncle Pete on Thursday who brought mummy some nice cold drinks and finished building a lovely surprise for Alyssa from Little Tikes which she then played in all afternoon (keep and eye out on the blog for the full post soon!) As Uncle Pete went out the door, Grumpy came through it for a quick cup of tea and a visit meaning madam would NOT have a nap as she was scared of missing something.
Another thing madam has enjoyed very much this week is that she has been chatting with Nonna and Bear on video chat every evening before bed – giving Nonna kisses on the screen and doing her high-five not so secret handshake with the Bear which she just thinks is hilarious. I’m sure she’d much rather have them here as she hasn’t quite grasped what the concept of holiday is BUT at least they’re having fun and will be back before we know it.
Friday was literally the day from hell. I was feeling emotional and run down from the second I woke up and Alyssa chose it to be her day of playing up and was just an absolute pain in the butt all day which peaked when she threw her whole bowl of cottage pie across the table and up the walls. After shouting No and making sure she was safe, I took myself off to the garden for two minutes to cry and get it out of my system. When I went back in she gave me a hug and said sorry but was naughty when daddy turned up too so at least I know it’s not just me!
We did have some lovely moments in the garden this week when she was playing and enjoying her own little world and especially when she got a little ice-cream which she adores! Took us ages to find one she’ actually likes and will eat all of but we did it when we found the Claudi and Fin ones – if you haven’t tried them do!