Feeling Calm

Feeling Calm #87

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 been tiring. L has decided that sleep is not really the in thing anymore and as such refuses to do it for long. I’m so tired! It’s been a nice week though. Really nice actually.

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

Relaxing with the boy
Pajamas All Day!!!!
  1. L went out with his grandparents and I was home alone. It was nice to get a few bits done. You know, like car insurance, woo hoo, without having him in the background.

    VIP with McDonald's
    Posing with me and a very limited edition McDonald’s Burger Box
  2. Going to a VIP event at McDonald’s with the family. L was in his element and loved having the staff at his beck and call. Husb ate two burgers, two! Not that I can talk, I enjoyed a McFlurry. Mmm. It was a late night for L but it was fun to go to a local event and bring everyone along with me and not have to think of any real logistics.

    On the McDonald's Throne
    On the McDonald’s throne
  3. I got so much done on Friday I started to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and put myself in a position I could actually relax over the weekend. Such a nice feeling.

    Frost patterns
    First real frost!!
  4. Saturday we went to see another school. It was an open morning so a couple of L’s friends were there. Not the best way to see a school but enough for us to get a feeling for it and it’s not one for us. L had a blast with his friends though and having been unsure about others we’ve seen it was actually really good for me to see a definite no, mainly just so I know what that feels like.

    Playing with his digger on the beach
    Digging holes
  5.  After we had seen the school we popped back to L’s little friend’s house and had a chat with his parents. It was the first time Andy had spent any, non birthday party, social time with them and it was just really lovely. I already get on really well with the mum and maybe, just maybe, we have some new friends.

    Feeling calm on the beach at cromer
    Love Cromer
  6. Driving into work on a windy but sunny afternoon with the autumn leaves swirling round my car like snow. It was just oddly perfect and really made me smile.

    Boat play equipment
    The joy of finding a new play area at the beach
  7. The in-laws popped over Sunday afternoon. We were supposed to be seeing some fireworks but L point blank refused and I was too tired to fight it. So instead we had a nice afternoon, shared a few drinks and watched some neighbours fireworks from the window. I only saw three and they were less than impressive but hey, I was warm and dry, plus I had a glass of wine in my hand.

    playing in the sea
    A little bit of rockpooling
  8. A morning spent sorting out odd jobs, including moving our mobile contracts left me feeling quite happy about the amount I had achieved.

    Looking at a lifeboat
    Checking out the lifeboat
  9. Spending some lazy time with L after nursery and just chatting and being with each other. Turns out no sleep at night means a cuddly boy during the day. It also means he’s just brimming with rage, so you have to take the good moments while they last!

    Mummy and son selfie
    Me and my boy on the pier
  10. Going for an impromptu trip to the beach with L. I love that we’re close enough to just hop in the car and go. We took some of his diggers, played in the sand, found a new play area had been built and shared a portion of chips before going to see the life boat. It was just a perfect day.

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.

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

Cuddle Fairy


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