Note to self: always buy bling in summer as diamonds look lovely in sunlight. When you aren't used to wearing anything remotely blingy on your fingers it is hard to get used to the sparkle. How do bling lovers cope?
My brother came over last night and I had a lovely chicken kebab with sweet chilli sauce and garlic yoghurt. Yum yum. We had a good chat about things, the universe and quite surprisingly not about his girlfriend much at all. She did text him a few times though so at 10pm he made his departure with the final note... "girlfriend and I would like to offer to look after Shou and Marina some time so you can go out and have some you time. Maybe you and Granny A could go out for lunch just the two of you?"
We haven't set a date but will probably take them up on offer as quite surprisingly Marina has taken a liking to girlfriend and Shou thinks uncle Dam (not his name but Shou thinks it is) is quite cool so I imagine wouldn't be too upset about me leaving him with them. I think I will save my babysitting coupon for me time to use just like that - on me and only me - or maybe when hub is here so we can go out for brunch or lunch or dinner or something. I imagine a lunch out with Granny A could well run into the topic of raising kids and that would so not count as 'me time'.
Or, perhaps a coffee and a tint and pluck or two...
So, here go the double standards again. Girlfriend hasn't won me over and yet here I am, contemplating leaving my first born son (and possible only born sorn) and princess with her for a few hours. Perhaps she can feel the vibe and thinks this will help matters. Well... it definately won't hurt the ratings.
I do believe there are two back to back CSI programs on now.