Emo the Emotional Elf #author #emotions #anxiety #mentalhealth

Hi all how are you today?

Me this morning , my hubby called me at 8.20 we are late oh dear the day our Jake has his first school trip in a long time ten minutes to get there we dive out of bed my hubby already has the kettle on and toast in the toaster.

Jake almost knocks me flying running in his room to get his uniform in.

I don’t have time to change out of my night shirt, I dive in to a pair of shorts , making off to the kitchen to make his lunch Jake follows closely behind, grabs his toast no time for even a sip of coffee this morning, we jump in the car, Jake doesn’t want to be late but there was no way we would make it in time so he gets on the phone for the first time ever and phones the school as we are driving I have a big smile on my face.

Because he has faced another challenge he speaks to reception and asks them to put him through to the base he says I am going to be about five minutes late but I will be there.

I am So proud he did that as it was impossible for me to phone as I was driving. As we left that bit later we hit every red traffic light, and there are at least 15 on the way to his school. We arrived just 5 minutes late, now for me to get home and Niki to her work placement by nine.

My hubby made her toast and she was ready and met me at the car, she mentioned dad made her toast but was pleased he cut her crusts off even though it was a little well done she said she could here him scaping the butter on from the other room.

That’s the thing having my hubby home he has learnt all the little details that help keep the kids in the right mood in the morning.

I get Niki there on time ,returning home to a coffee already made, check how my mum’s doing In Hospital, listen to a lovely song one of my linked friends sent and just breathed

Classical song was so relaxing, finally managed to get myself ready for the day.

I did borrow Niki’s leather jacket. It’s only fair to equally share she is always borrowing my stuff I don’t normally get it back ๐Ÿ˜‚

Had a long chat and a laugh with her lordship my mum in-law ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’—

Before chores for the day Friday pay rent and shopping. Haven’t been enjoying the food shopping lately,

I have been using there new scan an go let me tell you it needs work for the last couple of months it has been a preverbial pain in the but I scan pack it nearly in my bags remembering to keep items with tags near the top so staff can pass it over there machine.

So you take this hand held gadget point it at the little screen and it loads all you have on to thier system it then comes up with a bar code which you hold up to the screen and it takes you to the payment section you pay you go.

It really is ment to be that simple and it is great when that happens for a busy mum like me it is great or that’s what I thought. The last couple of months everytime I used I do the first scan and it says quality check them you have to wait sometimes five minutes for a staff member to get your handset and scam it, it then asks them to re scan items it isn’t to bad when it asks for one or two. But 25 they start pulling at the shipping in my bags messing up my perfectly planned packing ,I have a system of how in put it away when I get home,

They never put the food back the way they found it infact they don’t interact at all with you, I asked once why they are doing quality checks after the customer already has the products only to be told it’s a security check.

Why don’t they put that instead of quality check. While I pay they put the things with security tags on Thier machine which is supposed to deactivate it. I get my shopping go to leave the shop and it sets off security alarm I then have wait while the security guard proceeds to pull at my shopping again and go through my receipt . His has happened so many times. The fact they don’t release the handsets till you out in your mobile numberand when you first use them you give you mobile number, email, and address . Really makes it all the more annoying like you know where I live I buy the same things every week,

It’s always the same things setting off the alarms which I tell you exactly what ones I have in my trolley with them on. By this time it has added 30 minutes to my shopping time.๐Ÿ˜ 

Today though I was pleasantly surprised it didn’t happen but then I didn’t bag the food till I was right by the security people because it was raining out side . Still only took five extra minutes.

I just got it all packed away them had to go get Jake from school where those hours go.๐Ÿ˜


It was awesome he came home in such a fantastic mood telling us about holding a cockroach an owl and a turtle, he lived the petting day. He mimicked the screech the cockroach makes when you stroke it.

So busy but great day today,

Have a beautiful evening ๐Ÿ’—