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The month of January definitely has a family feel. While my elder daughter took on some extra work, I got to enjoy more granny time than usual.
- At the beginning of the month, my granddaughter's new bed arrived. It is fit for a princess and she reigns supreme in her kingdom (bedroom!). This meant it was time for her brother to move from his cot into his new bed too and following a family tradition, for it's what his mother and sister both did when they were his age, he spent the first night on the bedroom floor wrapped in his duvet while all his soft toys had a comfortable night in his bed.
- The whole family enjoyed several outings to the Theatre, as January is the period when our local Theatre puts on productions suitable for children. We all loved Swallows and Amazons which is now travelling around the UK and if it comes to a Theatre near you, do go and see it. It is truly wonderful for all ages.
- In February, my grandson will be 3 and he is having a Pirate Party in our Village Hall. My elder daughter requested some invitations and we gladly obliged. My son-in-law drew a fantastic pirate ship (well, he is an Art Teacher) and my younger daughter helped to download the design and to print them out. No doubt I will be blogging about his party sometime soon.
- The enormous amount of tablets my youngest daughter now takes has diminished in number from when she commenced her treatment. Back in September, she took 248 tablets that month and by writing this down for the Month in Numbers, shows me just how far we have progressed. In a couple of days time, she will be down to 10 mg (2 tablets) and will then stay on that dosage for maybe a year. I could have used another number here, as she takes her medication at 9 a.m. each day, but I think the number 156 is enough of a reminder, don't you?
This has been my first attempt at keeping a record of numbers for a month and I have really enjoyed it. During the month, I jotted down in a draft blog special dates etc. I haven't included the number of times that I pick up and drop off my son-in-law at the station each weekend when he comes to visit his wife (9) and my girlfriends didn't want me to mention their ages (!) but it is interesting how relatively easy it is to record events in numbers. Do have a go. I am sure Julie would be delighted if you joined in.
Enjoy your day!