Feeling Calm

Feeling Calm #86

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.

This week has felt somewhat more normal. We’ve had some fun, been a bit more relaxed and mostly we have been in charge of our own schedule without being pulled in multiple directions by multiple people. In big news though we have started looking at schools for L next year.

Here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

Silent Sunday
New Hair Cut Pose
  1. L being a superstar getting his hair cut. I had been putting it off as it has been historically an awful experience. He screamed as we were leaving the house and I thought I was done for. But then he hopped on his bike, rode all the way to the hairdressers and sat on my lap with no fuss at all. Such a relief.

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    Tired boy napping whilst my ice cream melts
  2. Running loads of errands with L and him being so sweet and helpful. We had parcels to collect, shopping to do and ended up driving around half the county to do everything. He just took it all in his stride, then he fell asleep just as we got home and my ice cream melted, but I really didn’t care. It was just a nice day and he deserved that nap.

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    Waking up post nap to find a cat that wasn’t ours in the car whilst our watched from the roof
  3. Having a lovely morning watching Wall-E with L. He had seen it ages ago but randomly picked it out Saturday Morning and loved it. He laughed so hard and asked so many questions. Just a nice way to spend the morning.

    Making my own Christmas Eve Box for the 12 makes of christmas
    Christmas Eve Box
  4. Finally getting to use my Pyrography Kit for a Hobbycraft project. I had bought myself a kit ages ago but never got round to using it, but gazing longingly at it, unused and sad every time I walked past it. Then I had to, so husb took L out for a bit and I got crafting. It’s fab!

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    There was so much to see, I’ll definitely go back
  5. Exploring Clare Castle Country Park. We had never been before but with a castle, the old train station and bits of the track, a river, abbey and playground to explore it literally has everything. I definitely want to go back.

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    L had a really fun time playing with friends
  6. Catching up with some friends and just having a lovely chat and a walk, watching  the kids play together. A perfect way to spend the day.

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    Baking fun
  7. Picking up L from nursery and going home to do some baking. It was lovely, simple, messy fun and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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    Pretty good finished product – ghost cupcakes
  8. Seeing L’s excitement at having his Daddy working from home. He was a bit confused that he couldn’t just play but soon got into the swing of things, just occasionally popping off to give him a cuddle or a kiss then coming back to play with me. Very sweet.

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    Halloween fruits and the cupcakes we had made the previous day
  9. Going to see some schools for L. It was nice to see his reaction to the schools and gave me a bit more confidence in sending him next year. For me it is hard to see this as anything other than negative, I’m not ready for him to go, but I am trying and I can see that he is ready for it.

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    Our halloween dinner
  10. Having a fun Halloween dinner with fruity monsters, slime pie and zombie brains (or cauliflower cheese if you want to be boring). L had great fun helping me make everything but was a sod about eating it, so we’ll concentrate on the fun we had making it.

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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