This Week – September 29th 2018 – Rainy days, bland lunches and lost keys

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This Week – September 22nd 2018 – Rainy and quietly tired

Another largely uneventful week, though autumn finally seems to be arriving with that mix of warm and cool days that mark the beginning of it and the days becoming decidedly shorter. We’ve had a lot of rainy days and the cooler nights have left us sleepier than…. well, not ever, but sleepy!

I worked, lurching around for all three companies to varying degrees. The children who remember me from before maternity leave (they’re preschoolers, long-term memory isn’t their strong point) ask where E is. She is safely at hoikuen, childcare, where she remains very popular, but the question always makes me wonder at how hard going back to this work would be if something else had happened to her.

Despite the temperature improving, the rain has made outside time a bit harder than ideal. While I don’t hesitate to dress Mr K in his raincoat and rain boots and unleash him on the puddles, even they lose their novelty and I have E to consider too. R has been finishing work earlier than usual and he’s been taking Mr K out a lot, though. I took them on the trains for what feels like the millionth time, and we visited a shopping area with a large selection of toy trains with which Mr. K could mess about. E’s second attempt to get her vaccines was successful, though she developed a fever about 24 hours later and got uncharacteristically grumpy and clingy as a result. The fever’s passed now but she’s still not quite herself.

Things are mostly fine but, truth be told, I’ve finished the week with a bad headache that won’t quite go away and I’ve got that overwhelmed feeling again, where everything feels too much and doing anything else seems a bit impossible. I need to rest and… regroup, I guess? Next week isn’t looking too bad. I’ve got four days of work and E will turn 7 months old. Have a nice one, everyone!