Thanks for all the awesome, kind, encouraging comments on my "confessing failure" post. I was really touched and it really helped.
I'm glad to say I am (at least momentarily) coming out of the slump. I've had a couple of much better days. I thought I'd share some of my accomplishments today:
Made breakfast - What berries, hot milk, vanilla and maple syrup (yum)
Got the kids and myself dressed
Headed out to foodnet - got some goodies including a watermelon - terriaki tofu and an interesting looking veggie dip. I survived Zoe's episode of trying to run away from me, through the entire building
Took the kids to the zoo, despite the rain and the severe thunderstorm warning
Saw a baby horse and other animals. Let the kids play in wet sand.
Piled kids back in car and went to allotment/garden patch. Did some weeding and some planting and some stopping kids from trampling everyone else's plants! Also put in a fish windmill, to scare off bunnies - a bit of an experiment anyway.
Back home, wet, muddy, tired and satisfied.
Turtle had a freak out session, which he NEVER does. I knew something was wrong. We was high pitched screaming, but wouldn't nurse. I stripped him down - no mark on him. Massaged his tummy, which didn't help. Then I found a transparent sticker stuck on the roof of his mouth! Removed it and he was a happy chappy, though I had a bit of post traumatic stress.
Did laundry, took out trash in bathroom and bedroom. Swept, cleaned kitchen, tidied livingroom.
Now my brother is over, it's Friday night and I'm chillin' and getting ready for tv-athon when the kids are asleep.