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The Week That Was – 2.20

November 15th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Just have a look at our week. It hasn’t rained so much in our living memory – or at least this year… Can you believe rain: day after day after day…

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The view from our front door looked like this all week. Quite literally a week of wet washing. Now November is always our coldest month, we just forget. It is the only month I have only ever used a heater, about ten years ago. Anyway after two days of cabin fever I was sending the Hoods out in the rain to burn their energy off.

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We didn’t craft. We didn’t bake. We did our school and we hunkered down on the couch, from where we watched the rain…

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Lego and Zoobs got us through:

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And when there was a pause in the rain there was a generalized crawling around on the rock.

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Otherwise the father person sent me out to please get anything to wear that isn’t his shorts and THAT green shirt… I came home with se7en + 1 t-shirts – I don’t think that was what he had in mind!!!:

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Here are a few things I loved from the blog world this week:

Our book of the week, I have only read se7en bazillion times and it is:

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Meanwhile: This is what the Hoods got up to this week:

Hood #1: Was responsible for my little guest this week. The only person I know who can catch a gecko without dropping its tail (yeuch!).

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Hood #2: Had some friends round and they bought donuts!!!

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Hood #3: Started a whole Zoob accessory event of note..

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Hood #4: Went pirating… He appears to have given up school and I appear not to have noticed!!!

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Hood #5: Well I don’t know. Some sort of magical mystery man…

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I just don’t know, I don’t think I can live with Zoob toes.

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Hood #6: Spent the week playing hide and seek.

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Hood #7: Read some books, and she is full of information like lions say “mee-ouw:”

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She got to know #8 a whole lot better… and they spent time sharing secrets…

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Who knows what was said, but he has a very expressive, concerned forehead!!

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Hood #8: Discovered a good place to rest his cheeks…

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But only for so long:

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And you can see why he isn’t wild about hats!!!

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And blogging is totally exhausting…

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Gazing out of the kitchen window is very exhausting…

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And he is slightly less oblivious:

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That’s us have a great week!!!

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 thesleepyknitter // Nov 15, 2009 at 5:20 am

    You’re quite the trooper to be blogging every day after giving birth. I’ve had a wild day with my two-year-old, and am barely surfing. This is the only site I’m looking at tonight before falling asleep. Blessings on your se7en + 1. –Sleepy

  • 2 se7en // Nov 15, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Hi Sleepy… I am so privileged to be THE ONE!!! Let’s just say my blogging has slowed dramatically and my moleskin is getting packed with ideas for the weeks ahead!!! You have a lovely restful weekend!!!

  • 3 gracie // Nov 15, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    lol, i’m not even a white belt, sigh……….

    but my mum is definitely a black belt +, and actually if you’ve ever seen the english comedy: ‘keeping up appearances’, my sister and I have nicked named mum: Mrs. Bucket! …… and we found out later mum calls me Daisy — a great family joke 🙂

    i send my children out into the rain to play and my midwest american neighbors think i’m nuts, but hey i played in the rain as a child and the neighbors thought mum was nuts too, mum’s from Ireland – a little rain won’t hurt you

  • 4 se7en // Nov 15, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Hi G, The sad thing is after reading that I realize I only aspire to being a white belt – so I will never achieve higher!!! That’s it for me… lowly white and I so love colors!!! Otherwise: rain, sleet or snow – out they go. For sanity reasons – my sanity too, I tend to go with them, why should they have all the fun splashing puddles!!! You have a good week!!!

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