Well hello there! It’s been a while since I updated. To be frank, the summer holidays were bedlam and social media as a whole was abandoned as I tended to issues on the home front. Yesterday the kids were all finally back at school and this morning Mr M returned to work. Sighs of relief all round from me! Now my thoughts are turning towards getting back into a routine.
What’s been happening?
I’m not going to go into great detail but we experienced 2 personal losses at the start of the holidays that knocked us for 6. We’ve spent the time licking our wounds and healing our heavy hearts.
On a personal level I received some not great health news. The advice I’ve received has been contradictory and the hospital I’ve been referred to doesn’t even do the surgery I need. It’s all a bit of a mess and very confusing. I shall go into this in more detail when the issues are clearer.
Our plans for the summer haven’t all been accomplished but we’ve had a good bash at it and a week in Wales lifted all our spirits. We attended a wonderful family wedding and also discovered we are expecting a new member of the family. Life is changing a lot at the moment.
I couldn’t find a photo to illustrate the post, so here’s a beautiful flower instead!
Getting back into a routine
I don’t know about you but everything goes to pot over the summer holidays. Personal issues aside, all routine has gone out of the window. None of my kids are early risers and breakfast has turned into brunch. Bedtimes have been all over the place and my usual routine has gone completely out of the window. I’ve not known what day it is most of the time. My confusion was compounded when Mr M took almost 3 weeks off work. He really does try to help around the house but usually ends up making more work for me. Or he does half a job, gets distracted and moves onto something else. It’s like having a giant, enthusiastic toddler helping you.
Now that I am getting back into gear I have lots of plans for the rest of the year. On the home front we have to put a few finishing touches to Bobbin’s bedroom renovation. Most of our efforts will be concentrated on splitting our large lounge into 2 reception rooms. I hope to have this finished by Christmas and if time allows I want to sneak in a mini hallway makeover. I am nothing if not optimistic.
Health-wise we are all on a healthy eating kick (the kids are less on board with this than the adults). Lack of mobility has seen me piling on the pounds which I hope to rectify. I hope to cover this and trying to find a personal style in future posts. What do slightly chubby over 40 year olds, without a huge budget wear I ask you?
In strange but true news OJ’s Dad has been doing their family tree and discovered that his great-great Grandad was one of the original Peaky Blinders! He is thrilled with his minor claim to fame and it has prompted me to get back onto Ancestry.co.uk to see if I can find my own infamous relative.
So that’s enough waffling for now! It’s nice to be back and to get back into gear. After a busy summer are you looking forward to getting back into a routine too?