Been a busy week being the first week of the holidays. Trying to juggle time with the family and fitting in work. Attempting to make the kids the priority but still fulfilling commitments. Phew..
A roundup of my week:
High – Clothes shopping with Jessica – first real mum and daughter girlie shopping trip. Choosing and trying on clothes followed by treats of Millies Cookies
Low – struggles with arranging childcare over the holidays, having to ask favours of friends to help out here and there. The real low being getting a response from a close friend that really upset me. The old saying of you find out who your friends are when you need them is oh so true!
Good – Visiting prospective new schools in preparation for the move, and finding one that I’m really happy with – Decision made!
Bad – A rather disturbing knocking noise on the car that I am currently ignoring
Enjoyed – our family adventures this week to the Room on the Broom Trail in Wakefield, a Cinema trip & time at Kirstall Abbey – loving the holidays (check out my work blog lifewithminime.com for reviews)
Not enjoyed – The weather! Why is it on my days off with the kids the weather has to be pants. The days I am working, or they are off at their dads its glorious sunshine – frustrating to say the least!
Mundane – I really want to say that I’ve got up to date with the ironing – but it would be a lie. The washing did however get done – although looking in the washing basket you’d never know it
Out of the ordinary – A Saturday morning walk round a local beauty spot with just me and hubby. No loading the car with kids scooters, packing snacks and drinks, hearing the phrase ‘are we there yet’. And to boot, we actually got some sunshine! Not only that we treated ourselves (rather than the kids) to ice-cream too!
Grateful for – being my own boss. A lot of the time its hard and stressful, but the advantage being that come holiday time it gives me the flexibility to work less, be at home more and enjoy the time with the family.