I'm off to dad's early tomorrow, and having been busy for three days (one day visiting SJ and Paul, one day having a little xmas party with Best Friend and Favourite Toddler, and yesterday at work), i'd unintentionally managed to save LOADS of things to do today - laundry, packing, cleaning the house (landlord is coming for an inspection on friday... eek), haircut, opticians, a doctors appointment, dyeing my hair, underwear shopping, covering up my bike, and going to the pharmacy. And then this evening dad arrived up here and we went out for dinner at Zizzi's (YUM!).
On sunday we gave Favourite Toddler his xmas presents. He's getting so many that his mum let him open his ones from me and Si early, so that he's not totally overwhelmed on xmas itself. It was awesome! His comprehension and language has developed to such an extent that he knows what's going on and can communicate with you. He knew what the presents were and how to unwrap them, and he even talked to us as he did! "A bus?! For me?! From Simee?! Oh, WOW!!! Thankoo Si-Si!!!". (Simee is one of his many names for Simon, along with Si-Si, Si, Si-man, man, and daddy....[?!]). I got him this car-garage, and Simon got him a little bus and a lorry. The adorable thing would be that FT would wander off and be distracted, and then see his presents and get all excited, "car wash! Bus! For ME!?!". Unfortunately he decided that all other presents going between me, Simon and BF were his too, so we had to hide them before he toddled off to unwrap them announcing "for ME!".
I am really impressed by my opticians. My glasses had become all bent out of shape after repeated accidents (being headbutted by a tantrumming FT, excited Trixie and Ethel jumping on my head, faints, being punched by Emmy, etc) over the past couple of years, so i went in to see if they could help. And with no charge or hassle (it didn't matter that my warranty had expired or anything) they tightened the screws, bent them back into shape, and gave me new more-flexible nose-rest-bits.
My shoulder still hasn't healed properly. I've been waking up in the night with it swollen and hot and painful, particularly when i roll over and sleep on it, so i went to the doctor. He looked horrified at the sight of it! Clearly when he'd stitched it it had all been neatly-together, but now it's massive after splitting when the stitches were out. And it's a keloid. I've had plenty of hypertrophic scars before, but never a keloid.
Still a mystery why i wake up with it hot and red and swollen though. All my doctor was bothered about was how unsightly it is; i don't care... i just want it to be comfortable.