It has been a very mixed week. It started with the very best of intentions. I had a to-do list as long as my arm. However things haven’t gone to plan. My to-do list is still there, taunting me. I’m not sure why this has happened. Nothing terrible has occurred but somewhere along the line my get up and go has, well, got up and left the building. I think it is a combination of minor frustrations and not feeling at my best.
What can I say except that Miss Bobbins has more hormones than are good for any one person at the moment. I have never seen someone go from happy to all out end of the world pessimism in such a short time before. I am trying to be patient. After all it should pass in another 6 years or so. My mom would call it divine retribution for my own teenage years. I say that I may well have had ‘changeable’ moods at that age but I was certainly never as messy, which brings me to my next bugbear…
Oh my goodness, 3 of my children have totally been bypassed by the tidiness gene. If I pick up one more random sock, just left under the sofa, I may just explode. I am considering just gathering up all the things they leave lying around and confiscating them for a week. I’m sure they wouldn’t care about the missing socks but they would certainly be bothered by missing chargers or tablets. Maybe a short sharp shock would stir them into action?
I have a horrible feeling that I am brewing not just a cold but an all out a case of flu. My chest hurts and my body aches. I keep breaking out in sweat and I nearly fainted on the school run yesterday. Thank goodness for one of our lovely neighbours who came to my rescue. I’m grumpy because I cannot sleep at night so am tired throughout the day.
The beauty of nature never fails to lift my spirits
Nothing is ever all bad. My excitement at the arrival of autumn has not diminished. Everyday I see more leaves on the floor and beautiful colours among those leaves that still cling to the trees. The kids never fail to come home with pockets brimming with acorns and conkers and the log burner has been seeing plenty of action this week.
We are planning some nice events for next month (how is it almost October already?) which include a weekend away for Halloween and other seasonal activities. It’s nice to have something to look forward to.
We had a big, but wonderful surprise when we were cutting a doorway into our new lounge. Under the laminate hallway flooring we discovered the original Victorian tiles. We jumped for joy! We can’t wait to rip the floor up and have our fingers crossed that the flooring is complete.
A very mixed week
It really has been a very mixed week. I’m sure if I wasn’t poorly the week would’ve been much more productive. I plan to rest over the weekend. The kids are excited because I have lost my voice, so they are anticipating a quiet weekend too! What was your week like?