Life, lately

Life’s been a funny mix lately, of busy and too quiet, of rushing around trying to fit everything into my days, then evenings that seem to last forever. There’s been a lot of good, as well as bits of not so good. But that’s life. The bad will pass, and things will get easier and back to normal, even if that’s a new normal. The kiddos and I have been settling into new routines, our days start earlier now Lola is at school, I get up with her at half past six {!!!} which means Beastie often wakes as I get out of bed. Baya more often than not follows us soon after, though Kiki manages to sleep through our early starts.

I’ve been trying to be productive and make use of these early mornings and the extra hour or two they bring to my day. Appreciating the beautiful sunrises and making time for morning Yoga have been getting my days off to a good start.

I’ve also managed to get myself back in the habit of meal planning lately, makes dinner time much less of a last minute stress, and I’m determined that I’ll have a go at making some of the zillion meals I’ve been pinning to my Autumn/Winter food ideas lately.

Poor Beastie seems to be his sisters make-up practice doll right now… he’s always got rosy cheeks and pretty coloured lips! He doesn’t’ seem to mind yet though….

I finally got around to cleaning my whole house, but most importantly my office. My desk had been buried under clutter for weeks and weeks, I cleared it all off, dug out my paints and have been adding in as much art time as I can manage each day. It’s really, really good for my soul. I also signed up for this mantra project over at Hip Sobriety. I’m loving the daily dose of positivity in my inbox each morning.

I’ve been loving these doTerra oils – especially Balance – the grounding blend. I made myself a diffuser necklace {from left over jewellery supplies from my shop}, and have been finding it so helpful to breathe in when I’m feeling a little anxious, or stressed or panicky.

It’s been sooooo cold here {and wet this week}. I’m seriously considering not leaving the house between now and next Spring! I realised our Christmas Tree is coming on Monday, and that I needed to dig our Advent Calendar out so managed to dig out the boxes of Christmas ornaments ready, though I wasn’t quite prepared for how overwhelmed I’d feel by those boxes full of memories. But these four kiddos are excited for Christmas, and I’m sure we’ll have a blast no matter what.

And now… I’m super glad it’s the weekend, and I have two days of not having to get up early with Lola for school {though I’m waking up early anyway, but at least I don’t have to try and drag her out of bed!}. I’m hoping for a chilled out weekend with my four favourite people, some baking, maybe a movie or two and hopefully a walk if the rain holds off.


  1. Molly

    November 25, 2016 at 18:34

    This is a really lovely and positive post Polly. You’ve been through such a time and are well deserved some quiet, joyful moments with your beautiful brood. Much love xx

  2. Lottie | Oyster & Pearl

    November 25, 2016 at 20:04

    Really love this Polly, you’re doing brilliantly. Question: what’s a diffuser necklace? Sounds fab x

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