Feeling Calm #31

For my birthday I was given a great new 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 and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

You may have guessed from my posts this week I have really started to feel the strain of being self employed with no clients. That’s not to say we haven’t had fun though. I just reminding of it a bit more than usual, so I can’t tell you how much I’ve been looking forward to writing this.

So here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days;

  1. It’s a boring one, but finally getting the advertising on my blog sorted out. It had been on my blogging to do list for ever. So any feedback about whether I have too many or they are in the wrong place etc. would be gratefully received.

    One Ladybird ready to toddle
    One Ladybird ready to toddle
  2.  Making L a ladybird costume for his big toddle. I had left arranging his outfit until the last minute. Which is very out of character for me. So it had been really bothering me. But I managed to whip up a ladybird costume the night before and was very pleased with my efforts.

    Driving his pop up car
    Driving his pop up car
  3. Watching L play with his new pop up tents. He got a car and a castle. I loved watching him drag my parents in and out of them as well. Super amusing.
  4. Cooking a delicious lasagne for tea. Not only was it an ace budget meal. It fed us all for two days and cost under £5. It was also super yummy and really easy to make a veggie version and a meat version.
  5. Getting to see all the pictures nursery had taken of L doing his toddle. Especially seeing him holding hands with his friend and running together. SO cute.
  6. Nipping into Norwich for a job interview and taking L around the castle and castle gardens. He had an ace time with his daddy and my interview went really well. I still have mixed emotions about potentially going back to work instead of being solely self employed. But needs must.

    A Lovely Day at Ickworth
    A Lovely Day at Ickworth
  7. A lovely trip to Ickworth Hall with our friends. It’s a great halfway point for us. With lovely gardens and lots of space for the boys to go wild. We had a great picnic lunch and a good walk. Mostly it was just great to have a proper catch up.

    A movie day was needed
    A movie day was needed after little to no sleep, as was a long drive and a car nap!
  8. Having a lazy movie day with L. We cuddled up and watched a couple of films. Ate popcorn. Snoozed on the sofa. A really chilled out day which was just what we both needed. Mainly because L had a horrific night and had been up and down and ended up in our bed. I think it’s the heat getting to him but really why that means he has to sleep with his foot in my ear I don’t know.

    So very tired
    So very tired
  9. The second week on the trot we had a good swim lesson. He’s really doing it now. Actually swimming. Arms stretched and legs kicking. I don’t know what has changed to make this difference but I was all ready to give up and now he’s just ‘got’ it.
  10. Going for a nice walk with L and James. It’s getting to be quite a common sight for the neighbours now. Watching me go for a walk with a toddler and a cat. I find it a mix of stressful and perfection. It’s a lot to watch out for, a toddler and not so road savvy cat. But also just to watch the bond they have forged, the two of them, next to each other, it’s the cutest thing ever.

    A Boy & His Cat out for Scoot
    A Boy & His Cat out for Scoot

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.

I’m linking up with #BloggerClubUK, #BestandWorst & #CoolMumClub just because I love them.

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8 thoughts on “Feeling Calm #31”

  1. I love the piccy of the toddler walk and a cat!! That is the cutest thing. Hope your clients start to increase but it does sound like you have been having a lovely week. A film and sofa day sounds like complete heaven. It is very warm again and I’m trying not to complain!!! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    1. Walking is good for the soul. Mine at least. I’m a freelance social media manager, but it’s tough. 1 client at the moment. Better than none though. Thanks for reading xx

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