A combination of working a few more days than I had planned (thank you whoever cursed me with something ALWAYS blowing up at work just before Christmas) and the resultant rush to get everything wrapped and done before Christmas and then rolling into travelling the country visiting family meant that any draft of a post to round up 2012 and welcome in 2013 got lost in a mass of scribbles and forgotten – sorry.
So belatedly Happy New Year – welcome to 2013
I am so glad 2012 is over – it wasn’t a great year for us in many, many ways – I sat up on New Year’s Eve waiting to watch the old year out and welcome in the new one, complete with a sternly voiced suggestion that it buck up its ideas and make this a nice year for us. Fully embracing my hippy side I also set fire to some rosemary in the hope of smoking out the bad vibes – might have worked better if I’d remembered to bring in the rosemary and dry it but hopefully it might do something to nudge luck a bit more in our direction
I’ve reluctantly, sadly and with enormous amounts of regret decided that we need to draw a line under the baby thing – I’m going to get rid of all of the things I have been hoarding and try to move on. Life is not supposed to be lived in fortnightly increments. There is an infinitesimal chance it might work out but at least, looking at this from a different perspective (and I will blog properly about it soon) I won’t need to bother with contraception and the hassle that involves. Every cloud etc etc
Looking at things from a different angle it is not perhaps that we are limited to our two but that Littler is a miracle when you consider everything we went through – we are lucky and need to embrace and enjoy what we have
So this year is not about making up resolutions to beat myself up with – yes I will try and exercise more, shift some of the misery pounds I have put on and to try and not get so beaten down by everything – this year is more about accentuating the positive, embracing the good and enjoying life a bit more
So far I’ve got babysitting booked so we can have some nights out just the two of us, we’re planning more family day trips out after a fab day at the Tower of London and I will be getting rid of all the baby stuff (in an ideal world I’ll be able to sell some of the good stuff so we can fund the first two)
So any suggestions for nice family days out in and around London? Any ideas to help embrace the positive? Any tricks for selling unwanted baby things?