I thought, this morning, that I had a good handle on what was happening today. Well, I did - but as the day went on everything seemed subject to change, including the weather! The day began bright and sunny - it's now wet and gloomy.
I had to take my elder daughter to her friend's house (15 miles away) for a shopping trip to MK. Then I originally had a gym class planned, but changed that plan in the morning when my husband told me he had a meeting - leaving H on her own for 2 hours plus felt a bit unfair, even though I knew she would be fine. However, when I returned home with H (after buying her a new rug for her room, to celebrate its new tidy state and to cover the stain on the carpet!), W was home - the meeting was postponed till the afternoon. So off I went to the gym.
In the afternoon I had an appointment with D, my therapist. Except that I had a phone call to say it had to be postponed as D had gone home ill. Actually, what was really positive about this was that I didn't go into a flat spin and feel scared and abandoned. That was a big step forward for me, especially as we were due to look at some stuff on endings. Hope D is better soon though.
W is playing his first "gig" tonight (he and a mate, W has written ths songs, both are singing and playing guitar, folk / blues type stuff). His brother arrived unexpectedly early, with two of his children. H was very pleased to see the cousin nearest in age to herself. W arrived home soon afterwards, and then I had to do the return trip to collect E from her shopping trip. However, a phone call while I ws en route informed me that she would be late. She was - half an hour late. Which made tea a bit of a rush. However, W, his brother and oldest nephew have now left to set up the gig; I will follow on in about an hour with the three girls. Hopefully all will go smoothly.
I managed to get a few reports written. Tomorrow is set aside for E and I to take a shopping trip to find her prom dress. If there is time after that I must make a more determined onslaught on the reports - and the marking - and the planning! Saturday I need to take a trip into town with H to buy her some new clothes for her residential school trip in a couple of weeks - adn more reports. Somewhere in that I want to find time to enjoy my latest Amazon purchases - a book about making fabric postcards, and the DVD of the Osmonds 50th anniversary concert!
It's been a day of changes. I don't "do" changes well - but I am quite pleased that I have coped OK with the changes today.