I'd forgotten how hard it can be keeping teenagers interested in anything. Try to get teenagers who have barely attended school and have a whole host of personal issues to deal with inspired and you get a vague picture of what my new working week was like. I came home Thursday night completely drained and ready to switch off for a day or two.
Today I planned lots of lovely feel goody things to get into the weekend mood and relax properly. I visited the wool shop and had a coffee and a chat there to start me off just right.
Of course I bought a few new balls of yarn while I was there. I'm getting on fairly well with the Japanese Flowers, but I keep thinking somethings not right. It might be the colours. I could be wrong, but I think they need a dash of peach and darkest blue, so some more Amy Butler came away with me.
The only problem with my adding new colours plan is that I'll have to unravel a load of flowers to stick a few different colours here and there. This thing I'm planning to do, the unravelling thing, does anyone actually know why it's called frogging? An odd thing to call wasting your time and not being able to make your mind up with colours.
Next up was a trip to fill my trolley full of delicious food, fizzy stuff and choc. Throw in a lovely magazine (a treat denied to me for a whole year apart from my one subscription) Dr Who's latest comic for Little Bun and some Moshi Monster cards for Eldest and that was three girls all ready to be happy.
The afternoon went by in a blur of knitting, trying to finish up the last sleeve for the jumper started a million years ago. Then I saw poor neglected Elsie Elephant waiting patiently for ears, eyes - well legs too to be fair and decided she needs finishing this weekend too.
To finish my weekend plans we bought our favourite sweets after school. Bowls of perfect puddings after a huge plate of aubergine lasagne. Blue tongues from the Raspberry Blue Sours and a game of Donkey and I felt the last of the week melt away.
Here's to a wonderful weekend.