You may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet on the old blog recently. Even over on social media, you may have noticed that my posts have been sporadic and few and far in between. There is a reason for this – life.
I didn’t say it was a good reason! Unfortunately life has just got in the way recently. A lovely blogger friend of mine messaged me last week to ask if I was ok because she noticed I hadn’t posted much recently. When I look back, it’s been nearly two weeks since I posted a blog! I have to admit I didn’t mean to leave it so long, but you know, when you work 5 days a week, have an almost two year old and a 28 year old (husband, not child!) to run around after, as well as piles and piles of washing, ironing, cooking and cleaning to do, something has to fall by the wayside. Unforutnately that thing will always have to be the blog.
Did I also mention I have been ill?? Again!! It doesn’t seem that long ago I wrote this post about being sick as a mum, and I’m so annoyed I’ve had to go through it all again! I woke up on Good Friday with a raging case of tonsillitis, which lasted a full week. I couldn’t take any time off work because 1) I was super busy and have lots of work that needed doing that would have been difficult to hand over to someone else and 2) I’ve had so much time off sick recently, I feel incredibly guilty about taking more time off (even though my boss told me to go home as I couldn’t even answer the phone my throat was that bad!!). I was mostly annoyed because it kind of ruined our bank holiday plans and we didn’t get to do half the stuff I wanted to. I also didn’t eat ANY chocolate over Easter which kind of defeats the whole point of the holiday (don’t worry, I’ve made up for it since!)
Oh, and we’re also currently going through the process of buying a house! Which is very exciting, but it means that I’m surround by paperwork and house surveys and searches and mortgage offers and insurance to sort out – it’s never ending. And that’s before we start talking about the boxes and packing….let’s not mention those for now ok?
So, there we have it – life. That’s not to say that I’m not ok, that I’m struggling or about to have a breakdown, because I’m not. We’re just busy and have lots going on and this means that the thing that is my “me-time”, my down time and my outlet has been a bit neglected. But I’m hoping that is going to change soon. The house is almost sorted, I’ve had a week off work so the chores are better and I’ve got on top of them, and it means I’m having time to write and get a bit more organised on the blog. Which in turn means you should be hearing a bit more from me – hopefully!
I’ve got lots to share – Alfie is growing up and turning into a right little boy which makes me so proud, if not
a little very (very, very) broody, which is not helped by all my friends popping out babies left, right and centre! As I said we’ve got a house move coming up, Alfie’s second birthday, maybe a break away somewhere between now and the end of the year (fingers crossed!) So lots happening which means lots to share, amd lots to write about.
I hope it’s not this long again before I post again, but if it is you know that it’s just, well, life has happened and I’ll be back as soon as I can.