08 February 2016

Ticking along


I love going away for the weekend, don't you, especially when it involves spending time with family. Weekends are usually the time in my week for me to catch up on all the jobs that I have not been able to do on other day, it is also a time for relaxing, doing as we please and not having to be anywhere by a particular time, I am not clock watching and thinking about what we need to be doing next.  There is lots to do but it is a different kind of busy.

In order to fit in going away I have had to learn to lower my expectations of myself.  I simply cannot fit it the usual things in, they just have to wait until I can, getting frustrated is a waste of my energy.  We were visiting my brother last weekend, we had a wonderful time as we always do.  There were late nights and little sleep so by Sunday we came home for a rest!  I am not the sort of person who can hit the ground running so I took our rhythm to a more gentle level so that we could all catch up with ourselves.

I know that my quiet might be some peoples idea of busy, ironing, tidying, hoovering, making bread and cutting out a pattern are just some of the jobs completed this weekend.  I had a list.  I always have a list, each and every day, there isn't loads on it every day, just enough for that day, stuff I can achieve.  I find that jobs don't get done if I don't write them down.  It is not that I don't want to do them, it is just my head is so busy with life that I simply forget if I don't write it down, even those jobs I do every week!

The weekend started with the arrival of a beautifully wrapped parcel,  I was so lucky to win a giveaway hosted by Anne on her lovely blog.  I never thought I would make the connections I have through blogging and I feel so fortunate to be able to read so many lovely blogs from all the over the world.  I am always grateful for those that visit here and the lovely supportive comments.  A big welcome to all my new readers over the past week, I hope we can get to know each other too!

So now a new week has started, one that is full to the brim with lovely activities so I best go and get on with them....................

I hope you had a lovely weekend too, enjoy the week ahead!

32 comments:

  1. Lucky you winning a giveaway! Hope you have a lovely week x

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  2. oh what a beautiful parcel.
    I always have to have a list. I'm such a scatterbrain.....

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    1. It was a beautiful parcel. I am sure you are not a scatterbrain just have a head full of thoughts :)

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  3. It sounds like you had a lovely weekend with your family and how lovely to win a giveaway, you must be on a lucky streak.

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  4. I have so many lists that I don't know which one takes priority. Haha !
    You seem to have hit the jackpot with that giveaway. You've made me curious about what's in these beautifully wrapped presents.
    Have a lovely week ! xxx...x

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    1. Ah, now I do only have one lists and it must only have on it what I feel I can achieve!

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  5. It sounds like you had you had a great weekend away. I like to have a list for things to complete on my days off - I find I can fit more in especially time for the things I like doing. Congrats on the win x

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    1. It is true that you can fit more in, I am sure I more productive when I have list.

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  6. Oh the parcel looks beautiful, such lovely paper, lucky you! Haha yes that would be my idea of busy for a weekend, I'm afraid I usually run out of steam by Sunday.

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    1. It was beautiful paper, I didn't want to rip it by opening everything up!

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  7. congratulations on your win! That is always a really nice thing. I have to lower my expectations of me and others all the time...

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    1. It is lovely to win something every now and again.

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  8. Congrats on the giveaway win! Always so exciting! Enjoy your week!

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  9. I don't write lists, but I do keep a plan in my head of what I want to achieve each day. When Malcolm took early retirement we made a rule to keep weekends special, to give shape to the weeks.

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    1. I always have a plan but I get distracted if I don't have a list!

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  10. What a beautifully wrapped package. Always nice to win a giveaway, enjoy your treats.

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  11. That sounds like a lovely way to spend the weekend, especially the treat of a fun parcel to explore!

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    1. It was perfect and the parcel was beautiful and fun!

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  12. What a lovely parcel to get in the post. Enjoy our week,
    Meredith

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  13. Oh congrats on your win, how lovely... I just love happy mail!

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    1. I do too, even more so when it is a surprise!

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  14. I'm so glad you had a beautiful family-filled weekend...and congrats on winning that beautiful package !!!

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  15. Congratulations on winning the giveaway; it looks very exciting. What a coincidence, I was writing about my 'chore notebook' and how I have to write a list of jobs to be done. It does keep me organized otherwise, like you, I can easily forget them. So glad that you had a good weekend with your brother. xx

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    1. They do get forgotten don't they in the busyness of life.

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  16. Yay for winning the give away.

    I can relate to your comments about needing to change your expectations for yourself in regards to going away. I'm glad you had such a nice weekend

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  17. I am a maker of lists too. It doesn't matter to me whether I get around to actually doing the things on my lists but the very act of making the list calms me right down!

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