Last day of the holidays and it is a manic day. Partly my fault though as decided we needed to secure more of the garden for Hannah and so a trip to B&Q was in order. So off we headed with our list and budget and I may have well chucked them both away. Walking towards the garden area, I spotted some laminate reduced to £10 for 2.2 sqm. On asking the sales assistant how much he had in stock, he said that he wanted to get rid of it and offered to reduce it to £8 a pack (£3.63 sqm). So we bought enough for 40sqm! Definitely blown the budget but a bargain. Now Laurie has got to find the time to get the garden sorted so it is safer for Hannah as well as laying a laminate floor, which needs to be done before the baby arrives due to the dust and mess. Oh, and the shower room needs doing but maybe I will wait a month a two for that!
So what else have I done this morning (apart from buying lots from B&Q)? I have written a letter to my Head stating that I am going to take an extra 6 weeks maternity leave (unpaid though). This means that I will be off until the beginning of April 2012. Can't wait!! Although I will miss my wages, especially with my purchases today! But, in the meantime, I have four weeks of work to plan for and get through. To be honest, I am not looking forward to it - am tired and aching - but there is a light at the end of the tunnel and the thought of being able to take a decent amount of time off with my new baby (and Hannah of course) is fantastic. It was tough going returning to work after 6 months last time, especially with breastfeeding and Hannah still waking in the night, so hoping that it will be easier this time and I won't spend my maternity leave worrying about how I will cope going back.
Right, well better go as I now have to take my girls out to a majorette display this afternoon. On my return, I will have to face the dreaded task of getting the school uniforms ironed, packed lunches made and some last minute planning. Then an early night, ready for a 6am start tomorrow.