For the last few weeks, I’ve been enjoying my first summer holidays in a while. We’re not going on holiday, as we’ve already been glamping, so I’ve got a few jobs I want to do, as well as prepping for the new term in September. So far, I’ve spent a day in the garden, doing some much needed work; we’ve redecorated our front room and hallway and I’ve got a few more jobs up my sleeve that I’d like to get done before September. Not only that, but I’m managing to fit in a little bit of rest and relaxation, including another visit to Fawsley Hall spa. I’m also working my way through the box set of Desperate Housewives in Now TV. I forgot how awesome it was. Since completing my skirt at the dressmaking class, I’ve also got a list of things I’d like to make to hone my sewing skills.
I’ve also had a massive clear out of both my home office and my wardrobe. There’s nothing like a good declutter to help you feel fresh. One of the best things about teaching, in my view, is coloring in my timetable and organising my calendar for the year ahead, which I did yesterday and had a whale of a time doing it. Gotta love all the new stationery and organising! Along with preparing for the new term, I’m also thinking about making sure we’ve got lots of healthy meals for the first few weeks so am spending a lot of time on Pinterest, looking for lots of inspiration. If you’ve got any tips for a lazy cook, let me know!
Hello! Long time, no blogging eh? It has been so long, even my sister was asking about my lack of blogging! Having a blog break wasn’t something I planned. The run up to Christmas was much busier than I’d planned for and ran out of time to do any end of year round ups. Then, over Christmas, I was enjoying the return of my crafting mojo (more on that later this week) and didn’t want to spoil it all by looking at a computer. I had quite the digital detox, with the exception of working quite a bit. And I guess it’s taking me quite a while to get back into the swing of things. Work is busy, which is good, and Januray is quite a busy birthday month, especially with not one, but two 60th birthday celebrations occuring. So it’s taken me a little longer to get back to normal.
As I worked quite a bit over Christmas and New Year, I don’t really feel like I’ve had a massive break, but my email accounts were much quieter, which was nice. I’ve not really had much of a chance to think about resolutions, so I haven’t really made any, though this week, I have been thinking about things I want to change and improvements I want to make around the house, finances willing. While I don’t really like change, (who does?) I do get itchy feet from time to time, especially working from home. I see all the things that I don’t like about the house, all the things that annoy me, that I point out to guests whenever we have any. How about you? Any resolutions, goals or big plans for the year ahead? Or are just looking forward to getting through the year unscathed?!