Posted by daggymum, 21/02/2012, 02:29 PM
17th October 2011
I’ve had my first 3 days back at work and am just loving it so far. 19 hours a week feels do-able for us and I really enjoyed the break last week. This is our second week with me at work so we’ll see how we go. I have today ‘off’ – it’s Monday and DD is in care and DS is with Grandma, off to his theatre class. I haven’t stopped the whole morning and I still have more to do though. I really want to use some of this time to write, either on this diary or some of my other jobs in progress so I’m trying to treat the time I’m using to do this as ‘work’ time, if you like. So far I’ve dropped the kids at respective care, done 3 loads of washing, tidied up the breakfast dishes, changed the sheets on the kid’s beds and gotten half way through changing the sheets on our bed before deciding it was time to take a ‘break’ and come to the local café to do some writing. Yes, well, even though I’m treating it as work time I’m still combining it with my morning coffee (it’s about 11 in the morning). Might as well be civilized about it after all! When I finish here I will need to go back, finish making the bed and do a small amount of ironing before doing the shopping (online groceries, so not too much running around there). By the time I’ve finished those I might have time for a quick cup of tea before going to pick up DD! Oh, and somewhere in there I need to have my lunch and make the dinner.
Our family is definitely going better now. Hubby and I have started our ‘lists’ and planning for the next year. For some reason it always happens around this time of year that we start doing this – is it because the end of the year is coming? Or perhaps the spring weather gets us going? Or is it because we first started dating at this time of year and it marks yet another year in our personal cycle? In any case we have started our planning lists – we have 2 at the moment; one with small, household purchases and the other with more major projects that will take a more significant amount of time, energy and money.
Back to February, 2012 - This is the last entry that I wrote for 2011. I am still going well and starting to get back into my writing routine a bit more now. So, I am all 'caught up' on my blog from last year's entries; let's see if I can keep my entries up-to-date in 2012, seeing as you're all hanging out to see what happens next Is there anyone out there at all, I wonder??