08 February 2016
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!
Labels: family life