September has arrived once again and back to school is once again on the calendar for the children. Had we not been parental rebels and taken the children away for the first week of the month, they would have returned to school much earlier than I think I’ve ever known.
I’m not ready to say goodbye to the summer just yet, although I’d be happy with the weather turning down a few degrees. As I make the final preparations for back to school I’m thinking about the monthly goals I’d like to set and focus on for the month ahead.
There are no words to express my relief that the month of July is over. Approaching the month knowing that it was going to be a busy month and being pulled in a number of different ways. The reality is the first half of the month was pretty much smooth, if not a little warm for the northerner in me.
How is it that we are already halfway through the year? It doesn’t feel too long ago that we were packing away the Christmas decorations and planning what the year ahead could possibly hold for us. As I prepare to turn the calendar over for July, I have to admit to a small panic about what we haven’t achieved this year and how we are going to cram it all into the second part of the year.
It feels like only five minutes ago that we were welcoming Spring, yet the heatwave we’ve enjoyed this month has made it feel like Summer has popped in for a catch-up. whilst I’m not one for the hot weather the sunshine and clear skies are a welcome addition to the day.
The devil works work for idle hands to do, or so the saying goes. Life is certainly not idle at the moment so I have no fear of the devil making work for me. Although I have to confess that I do in many ways like the rushed pace of life, no time to be tired or bored. Instead, I’m tackling my blogs, getting stuck in with my day job and finding the balance between family life and getting chores completed.
Time for this month’s monthly goals… For the most part, the April showers have been kept at bay and the bright sunshine has greeted us as we’ve opened the curtains in the morning. It’s been a little breezy but we can handle that. April also brought us the children home for the school holidays which was lovely to have them home to enjoy family time and Easter celebrations
There is no doubting that Spring is here, from the beautiful blossom on the trees, the relatively good weather and of course, Easter celebrations. It’s amazing the difference that the brighter days can make to our attitude and approach to the day ahead. Life will always be busy but I’ve been attempting to be more present at the moment rather than overwhelmed by the list of things I need to complete.
The first quarter of the year has gone already, but the brighter days and hopefully warmer weather are now on the horizon. The clocks have leapt forward for Spring and we’re now enjoying the longer evenings of British Summer Time. March is always a funny month as some years we have Easter celebrations, whilst others like this one it is merely the month in the middle of half-term and Easter.
Spring appears to have sprung this month. The warmer and drier days enabled us to get the washing on the line, the grass cut and the garden bush trimmed. As well as completing other tasks around the house – the brighter days make me feel more energised. It’s been a month of recovering from the February half-term and planning for the upcoming Easter holidays around everyday family life.