After feeling out of sync with everything during July I wanted to step back and take time out from it all. This month I have switched off more than I have done before. Ignoring my inbox, not getting involved with things that will bring me anxiety or drama. Focusing on family, time with the children and enjoying time together. It was just what the doctor ordered – sun, fun and ice cream.
The month of July always seems to be a busy month. Between the end of the school year and all the activities that go with that, preparation for the pending summer holidays and the fun of attending Christmas in July events as part of my research for Christmas features and collaborations for my blog,
It’s been a funny old month, which as I approach the end of it I can’t help feeling as though I haven’t achieved very much. My to do list looks just as long as it did as I flipped the calendar round to June – to be honest I think it’s looking even longer (sob). I need to get my act together though as it’s now the countdown to the summer holidays.
Here we are again, the last Friday of the month. I’m finally organised enough to be writing this first thing in the morning despite it being the half term holidays. The truth is that I’m attending a funeral later today and I’m attempting to distract myself from the emotions that go with a day like today.
It feels like an age has passed since I joined in with the #LittleLoves. Something I once loved joining in with each week with, however, when it was changed to a monthly link up I lost my way. Hence my lack of joining in and sharing what I’ve been reading, watching, wearing and making.
It’s been a while since I shared a #LittleLoves post. After it was changed from a weekly to a monthly link up I kind of lost my way. Life is so hectic that I can barely recall what happened last week never mind what happened at the beginning of the month. So what I’m trying to say is that I missed sharing a little snapshot of our lives each week. And I’m hoping to start adding a #LittleLoves post up each week once again.
Hello sunshine, where have you been hiding? Midweek we managed 26C here, which was so beautiful. I joked that the weather gods were attempting to make up for all the miserable weather we’d had with some scorching days.
This week Mr. Boo has been off with us and I can’t tell you how wonderful that is. We miss him terribly when he is at work. So family time is most welcomed when we get the chance of it. I snapped the photo of us earlier this week as I was busy packing bits and pieces. Whilst I could easily focus on the mess behind us, the garden bits visible through the patio doors etc. Instead, I choose to focus on us. A silly moment taken 15 seconds after he’d swept me up for a dance around the kitchen whilst the children were playing.
I’m a day late in sharing my usual #LittleLoves post with you this week. Although if I’m honest I’m surprised that I’m only a day late. The truth is that I’m on the slow recovery from flu, which hit me like a ton of bricks and has knocked me sideways. Being a parent and being ill is never fun at the best of times but flu and the school holidays are not a good combination. It has given me the time to regroup and reassess priorities in life and my workload.
The Easter holidays are here and we are looking forward to lots of family days outs and activities. In some ways, it doesn’t feel like five minutes since the last half term yet in another way it feels like it has been a long time since all the children were at home. It’s been a busy week attempting to get things straight ready for the holidays. I’m not quite there yet but the holidays are here so everything else will have to wait.