The end of another week and yet again I am left scrambling my brain cells to remember what has happened this week. I’m feeling as though I’m just getting through each day and not really noticing what is happening. Although I know life isn’t exactly at the moment (not that it was too much more exciting for the lockdown) I do worry as though I’m wasting the days away.
I’ve found myself drawn to book series this month. Having read a couple over the summer, they tend to be a shorter book than a full novel so easy to digest over the course of an evening or two. With follow up stories interlinking, it’s a great way to see how the lives of several characters unfold.
Hello October! The prolonged lockdown has made me question just how far we are though the year. It doesn’t seem possible that it is October already, feeling as though we skipped a month or two without noticing. Whilst there is a part of me looking forward to 2020 being over, there is a part of me that feels we need to cherish the days in order to make better memories than those of life in lockdown.
Given that I have been procrastinating for most of the month it’s probably a good thing that I set relatively easy goals for the month. Focusing on three different areas of my life. Spreading the probability that I would at least focus on at least one of the areas.
Life in lockdown continues and we are adjusting to being back at school. The long, warm and dry days of summer have been replaced by the windy, wet and darker evenings of autumn.
September always feels like a month when I need to readjust several areas of my life. Between the children returning to school, taking a look at my work/life balance and starting planning for birthday and Christmas season. This year feels like a bigger adjustment after having the children home for six months and me looking to return to employment away from the home. I think I’m starting to get back into a routine, although I’m feeling somewhat exhausted
The first full week with all three children at school full time since March. It’s been very strange not having them at home, however, the time has flown by. With the children at school, I feel bad for What The Dad Said as he heads off for his late shifts at work. Only managing a short amount of time with the kiddies before they head to school. He’s then at work when they return and doesn’t see them again until the following morning.
With the children returning to school this week and the majority of our lives returning to ‘normal’. I had thought that this might be the end of my life in lockdown updates. The news of restrictions coming back into place as well as the increase in infection rates has made me feel as though we are stepping backwards.
Up until lunchtime today I thought that I had another two days to finish off the back to school preparations. However, a discussion with a friend (and TA at the children’s school) revealed that Tigger is due to start back tomorrow! Thankfully I ‘d already planned to pop out this afternoon for school shoes, otherwise he would be wearing trainers tomorrow.
This month I seem to have found a reading pattern that works well for me. Opting to start a new book as Piglet heads to bed, especially when What The Dad Said is working a late shift. This usually gives me a good three or four hours block of reading. The time I would usually be finishing off work, watching TV or mindlessly scrolling through social media.