Life, lately – a little catch up
Happy Hump Day… though how on earth is it only Wednesday?! I’m sure it should be Friday already, or maybe that’s just wishful thinking as I am so tired today. After the stress of sorting out my hacked blog at the weekend, I’m feeling massively behind on everything I should be doing. Last week was lovely… we soaked up the sunshine and just enjoyed our time, yet it wasn’t very productive. Right now, I’m finding it hard to get the balance right in life. If only I had more hours in my days, or days in my week, then maybe I could figure out a way of keeping on top of everything that I need to do each week.
My little three are out with their Dad for a couple of hours today, and I’m am supposed to be working my butt off, yet I seem to be the Queen of Procrastination today and not much is getting done. I don’t think that it helps that it is wet and cold today, I could happily curl up on the sofa, under a blanket and watch soppy movies all afternoon long.
Yesterday my eldest turned 15. FIFTEEN! I can’t believe that I’ve been a Mama for fifteen whole years, those years have gone far too fast, I swear it was only yesterday she was Beastie’s age and was a ringlet headed little cutie. NOw she is very almost a grown up. I took her and Kiki to watch Dan and Phil’s ‘Interactive Introvert’ tour in Liverpool as a pre-birthday treat on Sunday. Oh my goodness, it was loud with around 2,000 screaming teenagers ha! Yesterday we went bowling, made pizzas, ate lots of cake and had a fire in the evening. Now, if I can find a way to stop time altogether so she and the others don’t have to get any older that would be perfect.
I’ve been slowing down lately, consciously soaking up every second I can with these kiddos as these years are flying by. Saying YES more – be it to weekends away, dog sitting, cookies for breakfast or just me to join in their games. It’s easy to get caught up in life and find ourselves saying ‘NO’ automatically to their requests. But yes- it feels so much better to say, and it makes life far more interesting and happy.
I feel like I’ve finally arrived at a whole new point in life. After last years upheaval, and the previous few years of putting on a front to stick out an unhappy marriage, it’s like I’ve woken up from a long slumber. I feel more ME than I ever have, feel happier and more contented than ever. Life is hectic, there is never quite enough time to do everything I need/want/have to, but there is SO much more fun in my life than there has been for years. That is worth the exhaustion for sure.
We’re spending this coming weekend at a friends house, dog sitting while they are out of town, and catching up with our other friends who also live there. The kiddos are excited to have their ‘own’ dogs for a whole weekend, and I’m looking forward to a couple of days away from all my to-do lists.
Hopefully a weekend away will recharge these batteries of mine!
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