So I think that my body has caught up to the fact that I’m on holiday. I am feeling drained and so exhausted that I can barely move today. I managed to finish all my errands over these past two days though and so for the rest of the week it’s just friend dates, swimming and hanging out with Rose – I’ve been really busy these past few days and have neglected her a bit. And there is a bit of last-minute gift wrapping to be done. My DH and I are doing it tonight over a glass of wine and a few snacks. He has arranged with MIL to take our kids for 2 days so they are off tonight and we’ll see them on Saturday evening again.
Here’s a bit of a catch-up:
We attended our first Carol Service this weekend. In fact, let me rephrase that – we attended our first successful carol service in the history of my parenting journey this weekend. Both kids were fine and had a fantastic time (I think it’s because it was an outdoor event with a picnic) and for the first time ever we didn’t have to leave early due to meltdowns. I think I feel safe to put this on our calendar for next year and THIS makes me soooooo happy! Normal is happening in stages but it’s happening! Slowly but surely.
I had final meetings with both Child2’s therapists and I am thrilled. And grateful. And so very happy. My boy has come SUCH a long way in the 2nd half of this year. I have tears in my eyes when I think about this and when I think about where he was last year this time.
My secret santa gift came last week and I LOVE it. My clever, thoughtful elf went to one of my pinterest boards and got her inspiration from there. She printed some inspirational words for me on a canvas. I cried when I opened it because the timing of those words were sooooo apt on that particular day. This is what it looks like. Isn’t it beautiful?
I drew some lines in the sand this past week and I decided to walk away from a relationship that was no longer serving me. My DH felt I was being a bit drastic. I told him that this is me respecting myself enough to walk away. I am at peace with this decision.
I’ve been power-walking and swimming with Child1 for the past 3 days and seriously. As much as I LOVE running, I still get my best endorphin rush from swimming. My hair is currently looking like something NOT out of a magazine and I don’t particularly care. When on holiday, do what holiday-makers do with their hair and all that i.e. do NOTHING about it.
I am LOVING some new and different Christmas music for a change. This week I was listening to Sting and Lady Antebellum and Colby Caillat. And apparently Coldplay also has Christmas songs. Must see if I can find them! Am too excited. Any recommendations for different Christmas music? Michael Buble, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey don’t count. OK?
PMS was just unbearable this past month. I have an appointment with the Gynae at the end of January and I’m going to ask her to do something to get rid of this pesky period. It cramps my style too much.
Most of my Christmas cards have gone out. Actually all of them have gone out. Some people will get theirs a little bit after Christmas though. Sorry!
I had a cool friend date yesterday. A power-walk in the morning followed by lunch followed by a beach walk followed by ice cream. My love tank is soooo full at this moment. And my body is aching but I am ignoring that bit.
How are you doing though? Surviving the craziness? How are your kids?
Am off to go and swim with Child1 now (have to force myself even though my body is aching) before we go and fetch Child2.