Monday, July 20, 2015
Right now I'm.....
Right now I am :
:: thankful for having a whole week off work with my beloved, which co-oincided with school holidays
:: savouring the slow pace of our days this week (no 6am wake up alarm!)
:: happy to have managed to make Charlie a Jedi robe (dressing gown) that not only turned out to fit him but he approved of. Parenting win!
:: overfull after a family dinner out tonight. No cooking = a happy mama.
:: relaxed after my slow week of being at home, something I love to do yet rarely get to.
:: enjoying the sight of two of my boys happily drawing together (until Charlie gets distracted and climbs on the furniture). Quiet, contented family moments fill me with joy,
:: loving the set of shiny new pots and pans my husband suprised me with yesterday.
:: pondering if it's a bit sad to be so happy over new pots and pans? The previous set were almost 20 years old!
:: satisfied with the sight of tidied and rearranged kitchen cupboards, to make room for said shiny pots and pans.
:: thinking of all the planned chores I didn't managed to get done this week. Somehow the item 'tidy out the linen closet' kept getting bumped to the bottom of my daily list.
:: releasing any guilt for not having achieved everything I wanted to this week.
:: pleased that I prioritised sleeping in and coffee over chores.
:: anticipating a very busy working week next week to make up for the time off this week.
:: planning a menu of easy dinners for next week due to the anticipated busyness. Soups! Stews! Casseroles! Slow Cooker!
:: listening to Charlie humming Star Wars music to himself. Not just right now but ALL DAY! Save me from the Star Wars theme music. Please.
:: watching Del labour of Airfix model planes by himself. A Daddy and son project that now is just a Daddy project. With occassional overseeing from the son.
:: preparing for the return to school on Monday, and the making of school lunches once again. Does anyone else find it difficult to make new and interesting food for lunchboxes?
:: wondering how it is that Corey only has one more term of school/college left to go.
:: hoping to continue the slow relaxed pace into next week.
:: doubting that I'll manage it.
:: grateful for a wonderful week in this eccentric life of mine.