For my birthday last year I was given a great book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites.
It has been a really lovely week. Back to normal for the most part, nice and calm, some lovely mummy and son time as well. Which is the best.
So here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:
- Catching up on The Handmaids Tale. Is anyone else watching it? Amazing. I haven’t been so gripped by a TV show for a while. Plus I had the evening to myself and was doing some crafting which was nice.
- Planting some cress seeds with L. I love planting things with him and cress is so easy, just cotton wool and water so no mess, with really quick results for him.
- Working at a different store for a few hours to help out. It wasn’t an overall great experience, I couldn’t get signed into the system. No one spoke to me for a good two hours. When they did, one of them was just an awful person, but laughably awful. Then I found out I wasn’t needed at all. But it was just so bad it was laughable. My manager and I really did laugh about it. Funny how an awful experience can be positive for all the wrong reasons.
- Finding out my car didn’t have an oil leak. Long story short I got home after dropping L off from nursery and saw a lovely puddle of oil in our gravel driveway, just where my car had been parked all night. I got all upset. Got booked in at the garage. Did all I could to find the leak. Panicked about driving the car. Generally over reacted. Then I spoke to my dad who had been round the day before and does indeed have an oil leak. I have never been so happy at my Dad’s misfortune.
- Picking L up from nursery early, only an hour or so, but still it was nice to get some unexpected extra time with him. After an awful drop off I think it was just what both of us needed. I really want him to get back to loving nursery, so I took him out for an ice cream on the way home, maybe he’ll start to associate nursery with good things then. Who knows?
- Watching Sing with L. We were both up early and I had wanted to see it for ages so I rented it and we cuddled up to watch it. We laughed so much we woke husb up! I’ll definitely be buying that one. I genuinely enjoyed it and L did too, I know we’ll be able to watch it again and again. I do love watching a film with him, really watching it, and I find things funnier when he does and see things from his perspective.
- Open Farm Sunday. We had an awesome time at our local farm last year and I couldn’t wait to go back at the weekend. It was just L and I. The weather was perfect, he was perfect, I had so much fun with him. We ate cake, watched the robots milking the cows, saw so many animals, he got to sit in all the tractors and a combine harvester, we rocked the tombola. When we got back I gave him a great big hug and told him I had the best day, he said it was his favourite day too and I cried a little bit.
- Taking L into Norwich on the bus for a shopping challenge with intu Chapelfield (blog post coming soon). He was just so well behaved and we had a lovely time, we enjoyed our little shopping trip, had a cheeky McDonald’s lunch and then headed home. It was a simple day but just nice. Really nice.
- L proclaiming he was sad and hungry and only a carrot would make him happy. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, we didn’t have any in the house. Insistent that a carrot was the only thing to cure his woes we drove to the supermarket and true to his word he munched on carrots the whole way home. Just such an odd thing for him to ask, but I’m hardly going to discourage vegetable eating am I?
- On the way back from our carrot hunting expedition so many military planes flew over. They were really low and L was so excited. Then when we parked up at home even more came by. The rest of the afternoon was fairly busy on the plane front, so I had a very excited kid on my hands.
I’m really glad I write down a few positives from each day and then go back through them each week, or in this case month. It helps keep me focused, calm and therefore happy. It is also a great way to keep a note of the things we’ve done.
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