inclued spending time with my niece and nephew. always such a joy. my niece lauren is 9, my nephew davin is 4, and they are the cutest little monkeys ever. they light up my world every single day. i cant imagine not seeing them and if i dont see them for a day or two i miss it. i have a friend who barely sees her nieces and nephews, her family just dont make the effort to come visiting and as much as she tries to she is quite limited in what she can do, and i think its so sad that she has to miss out on such joy because children are so amazing and always bring a smile! anyway back to today. my sister phoned mom this morning, she was extremely ill with a stomach bug. had vomiting and diarrhea all night last night, was up all night couldnt sleep for obvious reasons, and so had to miss work. felt very sorry for herself and generally very crappy. we were supposed to go out today, well i wasnt, mom and my sister were going to go to a historic jail in the city, because the kids hadnt ever seen it. so mom decided that she’d take the kids and laura could rest for the day, sleep if she needed to to regain her strength. so her partner davin (he’s also called davin) dropped them over to moms house. and off they went. it was so funny listening to mom recount how davin had been terrified and held on to her hand the whole time, afraid i’d say that he’d be left in the jail cells. she said there was a cilluette of a ghost, and it really scared him, poor kid. he excitedly told me all about it when they got home. mom brought home pizza and we all had that even me. gone was my healthy eating for today instead i splurged on pizza and fanta orange. it was delicious. i dont get weighed in until tuesday so alls good i can figure out all that tomorrow. after dinner we all went in the garden and played with nitro, watching him play fetch with the kids was another of my happy moments, he loves the kids and they love him. thankfully my sister is feeling a lot better this evening, so as usual she’ll be coming over tomorrow to mom and dads house for sunday dinner.