So, this week was the week where I was (for the first time in three years) going to have a little free time. My youngest was due to start his nursery place on Tuesday and I had a schedule worked out as to how I was going to spend that precious two and a half hours each day...draft some blog posts, do a little on-line networking via various fora, tweak this, photograph that......
Nope. Never plan. Not for the first week of a change of routine anyway.
On Monday night my seven year old daughter came out of school looking decidedly pale, and crying that she didn't feel well. We got home, she walked upstairs and then said, "I'm going to be sick." And she was. From the top of the stairs.
Once that was cleaned up and the two of them bathed and sorted for bed I got on with writing a blog post and chatting about it on Facebook. Then my PC monitor died. Properly couldn't be coaxed back into working died.
So the next day I took the PC to a PC mender to check the problem that I couldn't fix and juggled the difficulty of taking the littlest one to nursery and picking him up whilst having my daughter at home ill (I cannot thank my friend and neighbour M enough!).
Thankfully everyone is now well, the little one is enjoying nursery (although he cries every afternoon mid-session as he is wondering where I am) and today the PC was returned home along with a new monitor (which was the problem and I'm grateful that it wasn't a more difficult and expensive problem).
Frighteningly, as a stay at home works from home single parent I realised just how dependent I am on the interaction with the world I have via my PC. I don't have a *smart phone* or a back-up lap-top or a tablet PC. I probably need to get out more ;-)