Upcoming week

This week will be a hard slog. 3 days at work and summer camp, then off camping Wednesday evening. The trailer isn’t ready! The house is a bomb site after a week off making memories. This weekend was a bust after getting totally plastered with the school mums on Friday. Saturday spent hungover on the sofa and today my eibs feel like the are completly bruised and cracked! A humongous pile of laundry to get through. It is also my baby brothers 21st birthday tomorrow. Am I an awful human being for being thankful that he doesn’t want a family meal, we really don’t have the time. Then it is my brother-in-law’s birthday on Tuesday and parentals anniversary on Wednesday. Which is just adding to a long list of things to do. I am huge on family and it isn’t the obligation that it sounded like! I just wish I had more hours in the day to do what needs to be done and celebrate with the people who matter and still manage to get some proper sleep.
I can but dream and persevere

Xx

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Catch-up January

Its January 22nd, but it won’t be posted until tomorrow. I’m getting ahead because I feel the need to write.

January has been a month of goodbyes, trip to the hospital and a chance to start making the changes I want.

My best friend started a new job in Amsterdam. So I said goodbye to her on 1st January. So I’m learning how to Skype and WhatsApp.

Skype is going to take some getting used to. I don’t like mirrors, at all. So sitting looking at myself for 2 hours is off putting. Can anyone tell me how to turn it off. Do I really need to see myself?

I have a date planned with my very best friend on Friday. We are off to afternoon tea. I feel so blessed that the 2 days she has back here to see her husband, she’s spending half a day with me. Then I will be booking my flight and joining her for a girlie weekend in Amsterdam. See her new pad, hit the shops and of course out for food.

Update – Best Friend is feeling unwell so may not being meeting her tomorrow for afternoon tea 😦

I had a week of bad health and lots of pain. I hate to say it I took an awful lot of strong painkillers to get me through. I saw a consultant but basically told to suck it up, there is no action they can take. Just have to wait a little till me body handles it. It did eventually. I just about managed. If it wasn’t for the Big Man finally stepping up and helping, we wouldn’t have eaten that week.  I’m all fine now, just still trying to catch up on the laundry and the little mans bedroom toy explosion.

I was very ambitious about what I expected from myself this year. I’m making a good start. I could say something negative but I’m giving myself a break from being overly critical and praising myself for all the little things.  We all need to give ourselves a pat on the back and stop ragging on ourselves. It doesn’t help. There is enough in the world to make us feel bad about ourselves.

Welcome to my mad busy world

Hey
I’m back and will be back blogging everyday, except Sundays.
Lots have been going on since I last posted.

3 holidays
1 family crisis
1 court case
3 family illnesses
1 poorly cat
and I’ve been out of commission with illness 3 times
6 family birthdays
1 huge sort out of the little ones room
1 work hoo haa
Lots of girlie nights and copious amounts of wine, gin and chocolate
Christmas shopping
Planning for the little ones 4th Birthday end of November
Planning shopping trips
Joined a ladies beginners running club
And read about 30 books

Phew that was a lot. I’ve been busier than I thought!

Things are just calming down and it’s half term next week. The new school year started 7 weeks ago and I’m still not in a routine. I think I’ve finally nailed it and something crops up. The housework, cooking etc all go to pot! Then I’m fighting to catch back up.

 

In 1 of my previous posts I mentioned my Summer 2014 bucket list. Not only did I not manage to get it up on here for you all to see but I barely did anything on the list either!

Which I will say left me feeling like a rubbish mummy.

But I’m focusing on what I did get right and just going to keep trying to improve myself and the life of my family.

By showing up, doing the work, being present and being grateful for the miracle that is my child. The joy he brings even on our bad days. And my partner who I don’t give enough credit to and doesn’t get the best of me.

And all you of you, my lovely readers will be my accountability crew.

I plan to post what I want to achieve and how I want to behave on here every day/week. Haven’t decided yet on best timetable so I’ll try both and see which works best. Then I’ll update on how I’m doing.

 

I’ve now spent a further 2 days trying to get to grips with the blog and its formats. And I don’t mind admitting this blog has seriously shown me how lacking in knowledge I am with todays computing. 4 years out of the work place and I’m struggling with the new technology.

But I’m trying and I’m trying to find the right people to ask for advice. I’ll be reaching out to bloggers who use wordpress in my area for advice and help.

 

A few quotes I’m finding appropriate at this moment.

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good” Gretchin Ruben

“Every man makes his own summer. The season has no character of its own. Adventures are what make a summer. Have an adventure” Robertson Davis

“If I want my home to be a serene, loving & welcoming place, I’m the one who has to be serene, loving & welcoming”

 

Thanks for reading.

See you tomorrow

x