Today I've had a blue day. Actually, yesterday was too.
I'm not entirely sure what to put it down to. The temperature is hot, and the humidity is really high- it's driving everyone a little mad. The children are sleeping poorly (what else is new?), and so am I. So I'm tired and hot and bothered even at the start of each day.
Stuart and I have had a few "words" the last few days too. It's unusual for us to be at odds, but it does tend to happen in transitions and this week he's been back at work. We're all re-adjusting to a new routine, including me! I'm finding the care of the house and children to be tedious lately, particularly in this heat. Stuart had rehearsal this morning, and another thing on out at school this afternoon and I guess I'm just feeling lonely too. Sometimes I long for company, and for the freedom to just GO, like he does. He says I can, but it's much harder for me to do that, what with the children and all the responsibilities of being a Mum etc. You know what I'm talking about...........
Anyway, this morning I thought "I am NOT going to mope around, I'm going to make a short list of goals to aim for, and make myself feel better!!!" As Heather said once in regard to homekeeping, it's not the things we do that make us tired, it's the things we don't do. This is true for me, so getting into some household stuff generally works, as long as I achieve some or most of my goals. :) Today, Praise God, I did!
I started off by tidying and cleaning the parts of the house that needed it. Thought I'd include some photos as I rarely do, and maybe you'd like to see what my home looks like? (for those who've never visited!)....
Kitchen, dishes all done!
Our living room. I cleaned and wiped with a little lavender all the typically dusty and cobwebby spots too, and it smells and looks fresh.
Our dining room / front room, and the view from the windows.
It's been raining on and off all day (still muggy though, it hasn't brought the humidity or temps down!), and the garden is really really green which is nice.
Our tidy playroom and a little elf playing inside one of our borrowed
toy library toys! He's teething his two middle top teeth and is pretty fractious, but did have some happy moments today!
The boys room.
Our bedroom. I did a bit of work in here yesterday too, just clearing away some bits of clutter, and neatening things up. It looks better!
Hmmm, well all I'm going to say about Saraya's room is that we're halfway through covering her schoolbooks. I'm battling the contact and getting through it- what a job!!
I sweeped the patio and tended the chicks.
The day was looking up and I began to see some positives. I'd had a nice phonecall with Mum too, which always cheers me up. Boy I miss her. :(
William and I took a long bath, and I even shaved which I hadn't done in ages, yay!
After a bit of a rest time this afternoon, the chidlren and I baked this muesli slice with chocolate on top. It went down pretty well.
All in all, the day's been pretty good considering my blue-ness. I have everything to be thankful for, and am really enjoying the praying over the children. Something to get into the habit of, it's wonderful.
And blogging all this has helped, as usual, too. :)
Singing at church tomorrow, and having a bit of "me time" tomorrow afternoon (this is going to become a Sunday afternoon ritual, hooray) which I am so looking forward to. Only 2 days left of the holidays. I need to make sure I give Saraya loads of cuddles in the meantime!
Thanks for reading.
Thanks for reading.