Friday, 4 June 2010

Gone fishin'

Thank you so much for all your comments and your support - it means a lot to me.

And you're right about how supportive my family are. When I mentioned my brother's news to my mother - it was rather tentative, since I didn't know whether he had told her yet, so I just said, "Have you spoken to ___ and ___ yet? - her instant response was, "Yes - it just gets harder, doesn't it?" I so appreciated the fact that, although I know she'll be excited to have another grandchild, I didn't have to pretend with her. I hope they all know that I am genuinely happy for them - I'm sad for me, and the timing sucks, but I don't begrudge them their happiness in any way.

Anyway, I may not be around much over the next few days - my US brother and SIL and their seven children are staying with us until Monday. I've managed to find bed space for everyone, and have bought a mountain of food - when the woman on the cash desk in Costco saw my trolley, she instantly offered me executive membership! It'll be exciting having eleven people for three nights in a house that only has one bathroom, but I'm sure the neighbours will help us out if there's an emergency!

Have a great weekend, and if you're in the UK - enjoy this beautiful sunny weather. (Also, please think of me tomorrow - as well as having my hyperfertile brother and his family staying with us, we're going to Niece #4's christening tomorrow, and it'll be the first time I see my little brother and his wife since they announced their news. Could the weekend get any more child-centric?)


  1. Wow - you must be a good hostess - I would be stressed to the max at the thought of so many people to look after! Anyway, hope it all goes well and you have the strength to deal with everything the weekend throws at you.

    Coco xx

  2. Kudos to you for hosting 9 people, that's quite a feat! I'll be thinking of you on the child-centric day that is tomorrow.

  3. I'll be thinking of you today too honey, and hoping it goes ok. So much love being sent your way XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  4. I will be thinking of you and hoping you are able to enjoy your weekend despite its child-centric nature! Best of luck getting a chance to use the bathroom, too! ;)

  5. Hope you have lots of pleasant distractions this weekend. It certainly sounds like you'll have your hands full!

  6. Hope that everything goes smoothly and that you find yourself strong and steeled for the child-ful weekend.