It’s not been a great start in some respects but good in others. The good – a full day ahead with the kids and no plans! It’s pretty much always a little tough when your parenting alone but the rewards are twice as good. Quick trip to the supermarket this morning followed by a stop at the McD’s drive thru for lunch and then an afternoon of TV and playing with Christmas toys and even a brief nap.
The sad part being no contact from their Dad. For reasons unknown he hasn’t been in touch for a few days. I strongly suspect that he didn’t want to tell me he was spending New Year with his new girlfriend, maybe because he insists on telling me they are just friends. Not that his plans would have made a blind bit of difference to me as I had a hot date with a couple of movies and a Dark Chocolate Orange! I don’t know why guys find honesty so hard. Still the silence and un-returned messages hurts as you would expect after 15 years of being in contact every day!
Still it’s onwards and upwards from here. Time to take down the decorations and write (read print!) the thank you notes. Our fresh new calendar is up on the fridge (free printable from http://www.landeeseelandeedo.com) and we are ready for wherever comes our way. May it be a happy and healthy one for you too.