Day out to Bolton Abbey. This is a place I remember vividly visiting as a child. My memory of it is of sunshine, a river, open green space. So went along with the kids this week.. and its as I remember. The kids played in the river all afternoon – how simply wonderful it was to watch (I did get about a third of the way across the stepping stones before turning back, not quite brave enough to join them for anymore.. the water was freezing!!)
Laptop died a death, so had to invest in a new one. What a chore as I have no interest in technology, so having to choose one (yawn), then figure out how to use new operating system (more yawning), get all my stuff transferred (cue heightened anxiety levels as I panic that all my itunes library and playlists are lost!) But its all up and running now.
Final week of Mini Mess completed – means that I am on the final countdown to a full week off work (almost never heard of).
Camera on phone (which is my only means of taking photo’s) is not working properly. All pictures are blurry round the edges. Phone has to be returned to manufacturers – a task I am putting off as the chore of transferring everything to a new handset in the meantime is more than I can bear. So for the time being I am putting up with naff photo’s
Some much needed family time. We don’t get much of it, so treasure what we do get. A couple of hours out on Sunday did the trick to a local play park with sand, bouncy pillow, zip wire etc
Having to console the children after being let down by their dad. His weekend to have them, something they look forward to so so much. Collected them as usual, all good. 45 mins later a text to say he was brining them back as they were bickering and arguing. 10 mins later, 2 very distraught little girls on the doorstep. It can be so hard to hide the frustration and anger sometimes. Trying to explain to and 8 yr old and 6yr old the reasoning of his actions when I don’t really understand them myself.
Shopping at 7am on a Saturday morning. The insomnia still hasn’t improved. So thought I’d utilise the time and get the shopping done. The downside being that because I had loads of time, because the aisles were empty of people I spent time browsing (what that actually means is putting loads more stuff in the trolley than I usually would) and spending double what I would do normally – I took a big gulp when it got totalled at the checkout!
Out of the Ordinary
Losing my enthusiasm for being organised. I am usually sooo organised, have a list for everything. Life is timetabled to maximise use of time and daylight lol. I don’t know whether I’m finally getting in to the swing of the holidays – but just can’t motivate myself to organise my life. This is both good and bad, means that life has a bit more of a relaxed pace than usual – even culminating in a Pyjama day – literally the kids spend the whole day in the their PJ’s watching TV, whilst I figured out the new lap top/ They thought it was an amazing day and out of all the fun stuff we’ve been doing over the holidays its what they’ve gone on about the most!. But it also means that I am double booking stuff, getting behind on things – and this doesn’t help my insomnia and anxiety levels. No doubt, normal organisation will resume shortly – but for the time being I’m just looking the other way!
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