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Free time? Me time?

Where do you manage to find some free time in and amongst everything?  Where do you manage to find some time for yourself?

I’m feeling utterly taken over by all the demands at the moment – the biggest problem is that Littlest is not sleeping well (I’m hoping that by blogging about it I can invoke the Law of Sod and he will suddenly, miraculously get better at sleeping).  He is moving about more, trying to pull himself up on his knees which is great, but unfortunately means he is in more pain and we haven’t really got it under control

The current regime is lots of hot baths, a cot filled with duvets to lie on and the motto This Too Must Pass

By trial and error (ok mostly by error) we discovered that putting him down on his back to sleep is A BAD Thing and will means he wakes up quickly

All very well but what it has meant it that my evenings have been taken up with comforting the baby and I have had no time at all to do any of the things I want to do – clothes have not been put away, reading for work has been left undone and I’ve felt totally overwhelmed

It doesn’t help that I’m constantly on the call at work – my daytime seems full of ‘can we just?’, ‘have we thought about?’, ‘could we pull together?’ and with no time to stop, think or do nothing

I guess you could call my commute my free time but I’m not sure that two half hour slots of playing sardines with a bunch of equally grumpy commuters really counts?

And so where do I carve out a bit of space – I want to run, to crochet, to read and to just have nothing that I have to do but there’s no space for it

People have suggested getting up earlier but Littlest wakes at 6 and wants milk (and after a broken night I’m not sure I could face being up any earlier than that)

I know this will get better, that it won’t feel like I’m under constant bombardment but please can we have a glimmer of hope soon?

A promise of online honesty

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This year I promise that I will write honestly – that I won’t self-edit to make myself look better than I really am, that I will write about the warts and all realities of my life and the things that go wrong

I promise that my Facebook feed will incorporate the good, the bad […]

How I lost my voice & how I’m reclaiming it

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At the start of 2014 it was a year full of possibility and looking to be a great year – the reality was very different, 2014 was the hardest year I have lived through and there were times when I wasn’t sure I would make it through.  I struggled to blog last year – I […]

Can you articulate your strengths?

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As part of a personal development programme at work, one that feels that it should probably be called ‘please ladies don’t all leave’, I had to spend 5 minutes standing up to articulate my strengths.  Apparently this is because women, in general, are less good at articulating their strengths without qualifiers, depreciating them or trying […]

In which I realise that I’m known as boob

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Littlest is doing all those great things that 10, nearly 11, month olds do –he’s discovered how to move and is scuttling around the place doing his 3 limbed sort of a commando crawl, he’s happily feeding himself and delighted to sit with us at the table, he’s fascinated with anything that […]

Help for the bad night coffee club – sponsored post

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If you follow me on twitter or Instagram (and if you’re not, why not?)  you will know that I’m a BIG fan of coffee – actually fan is probably the wrong word, my life is held together by coffee and I could not survive without it

The combination of three small children (one of […]

Updating on our journey with Littlest

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One of the reasons I haven’t written much recently (well apart from the hectic life, preferring to get some sleep than tap away at a computer, needing to do some work at the day job…) is that I’ve held off writing much about what is going on with Littlest – I wasn’t sure that […]

Woolly weekend

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What does an entirely normal person do when things start to get too much and they have a to do list as long as their arm?

Obviously they get wool obsessed for the weekend and end up designing their own pumpkin tea cosy because there isn’t a perfect pattern ANYWHERE on the internet…

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Struggling to keep going on

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I haven’t been around much recently – I have wanted to be but there hasn’t been enough time for twitter / Instagram / blog reading and my computer is littered with part-typed, half thought through blog posts but rather than manage to do all of this I have been struggling to keep going on with […]

Happy half term

half term 2014

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Ours has been about Wales, windy storms, walks, crochet, cuddles and long lunches – hope you’ve had a good one too

 

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