Nicey nicey positive things!
So, tomorrow is Nov 1st. I leave work on Nov 21st. 3 weeks to go.
We're nearly at 5 weeks to go now. 35 weeks on Sunday. We're going to make it.
Tomorrow is when I / we do the "big shop" - go down to Mothercare in the morning with a list (and more importantly, get fitted for maternity bras - the one thing that I am *not* about to buy sight unseen), then everything else is on the web.
And I read a lovely thing in a pretty good book last night called "Trade Secrets" (a present from a girl leaving work called Jessie, who is a lovely person all round) which seems to be just tons of "handy tips": to get a soft toy and sleep with it next to my skin for a few weeks so that when she's born, it'll smell of me, and she'll feel extra comforted by it. That's the loveliest sort of nice, human thing to do, isn't it. A good thing then that I previously bought one soft toy from the Early Learning Centre which is lovely and soft to touch. Very amusing to be snuggling down with a soft toy after about 25 years.
Have also bought Liz and whoever the helper is on the day their thank you presents, as well as a thank you for Alex and Beccy - although when they'll get here god only knows what with the postal strike.
Nothing negative today that you don't know already so given that it's a lovely sunny autumnal day, I can't be bothered to bring the mood down.