For my birthday a couple of years ago 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.
I’ve had an interesting week, busy and fabulous and awful, so many emotions buzzing round my little head at the moment. But as ever I’m focusing on the positive as quite frankly it’s my only option, the negative will pull me down too deep at the moment.
Here are my top ten moments from the last week:
1 – The builders have made fabulous progress, we’ve foundations and the concrete has been poured for the floor. They have actually not been us most of this week, it’s been a nice break. We’re ready to see them back this week and watch as everything moves forward.
2- L’s first ever sports day was a fabulous event. It was sunny and we all got stay afterwards for a picnic with the kids. It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere, one of my friends bought cake, we all shared blankets and food and drink. As for the sports L did amazingly, he took a tumble in the first race but picked himself up and carried on. He was brilliant.
3 – After school L wanted to walk home through the fields. I was obviously up for that and it was exactly what I needed. A lovely sunny walk along the slightly overgrown paths with my little bestie.
4 – Husb surprised me by finding a last minute weekend away to celebrate our wedding anniversary and with a lot of help from my friends who work in a different store to me we managed to get my shift covered so that I could actually go!! So we will soon be off exploring Rutland Water for a child free weekend. Very excited.
5 – Saturday was time for a trip to the barbers. It turned out to be a really nice morning, getting a few little jobs done and just hanging out with each other. I popped to the shops whilst the boys were getting their hair cut. L and I looked round the pet store whilst husb shopped for shoes. It was weirdly so much fun.
6- Sunday was another supposedly boring day. We’re on a hunt for a new car, dull, right? Wrong. Turns out car shopping is L’s favourite thing. He liked testing the back seats, choosing colours and making outlandish demands over features. It was a bit of a giggle really.
7 – After car shopping we headed to a nearby park to try and help L learn to cycle without stabilisers. Well the kid only went and nailed it!! A couple of goes down a hill to build momentum and he was off. It was harder to get him to stop than it was for him to learn. We ended up spending a few hours enjoying the un and chasing round after him.
8 – Learning to ride your bike equals a treat for tea. L picked pizza and a slushy drink from our local shop and that’s what he got. It must have been hungry work as my word did he eat a lot! We also bumped into his teacher at the shop so he got to tell her what he had done, which made him very happy.
9 – With cycling well and truly on the brain he rode into school Monday morning, in fact he’s taken his bike in every morning. It’s been a bit harder for him as he has to be slow and controlled on the paths and around people but everyday he’s getting more and more confident. It also means we make it to school in record time and I’m being forced to jog with him, which is good exercise even if I think I might die.
10 – After a truly awful day I picked L up from school and he asked what was wrong with me. I briefly explained to him in the loosest possible way that I was a bit sad. So he decided that we should enjoy ice creams in the garden and who was I to argue. He’s a very sweet kid and hates it when I’m sad, so we had a great time and ate ice cream.
I’m really glad I write down a few positives from each day and then go back through them each week. 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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