By geez! How is it that I made it through the first five years of E.’s life thinking that I’d have more time once he was in school? What the? This five days a week at school gig is exhausting … for me! Getting three smalls ready and into the car for drop off in the morning and then back again in the afternoon for pickup having had a proper nap is way tricker than I had ever anticipated. I’m not loving living by the school’s schedule. It is actually completely doing my head in. Who knew it was going to be such an effort? Such a struggle? So at odds with my personality and way of life? Mmmm… okay perhaps I should have seen it coming – but I didn’t so the mister and I are undertaking constant reflection on how we can do things better. The only way is up. This past week we forgot to pack the library bag & book for library day, were late arriving to school on assembly day and neglected to remind child to submit his communication diary. *exhale*
Still there has been a lot of living and loving in these parts this past week. Hence complete and utter blog neglect.
On Sunday I went to Brown Owls which I always enjoy. So nice to hang with crafty types. Then on Sunday night I went out with my man to see our first gig sans children since, well since having children! We saw Cornershop who were performing as part of the Perth Festival. It was brilliant! We were a little disappointed that they didn’t perform much material from their latest album but we still had a delightful evening. And it really was delightful. A balmy evening in the city on our own. So so so good. So good in fact that the mister was even in the mood to dance with me. YAY! Fun times.
Monday was a bit of a right-off. It was hot. We’d been out the night before. There was a pleasant tiredness and slowness about the day.
Tuesday the mister and I celebrated fifteen years together with a take away Indian meal after a hectic day of appointments and errands. Life doesn’t stop for love.
I gifted the love of my life a super duper bike that I found at the recent verge collection. I had been wondering what on earth to get my man – the more I know him the harder it is – and then BOOM this bike almost jumped out at me from the side of the road. It is perfect. He’d been talking about how much he loved bikes with this older style of handle bar and how he’d like to ride again. It was as if it was meant to be… just like us. Better still it was free – someone else’s trash was our treasure. My mister loves a good bargain, I might even be known to call him cheap, so this made the gift utterly perfect in his eyes. There was some loved stitched graffiti on a pillow slip too!
Wednesday we visited friends for play dates and Thursday we babysat a friend. Thursday night was a parent-teacher meeting at the school. There wasn’t time to draw a breath … I just kept going and going.
Baby O reached six months on Thursday. I can’t believe it. Six months! I’ll write more about that soon. So much to reflect on. Not long ago I read a tweet to the effect that parenthood is the ultimate state of ambivalence. So true.
Friday was a rough day for Ms. M and Baby O. All the running around plus our new drop off/pick up schedule which has impacted on their nap times meant that by Friday afternoon they were both having major meltdowns. I had a splitting headache too. Still I managed to drag myself out for dinner with friends from my original mother’s group, albeit I was running rather late. I had a brilliant time and I’m so glad that I pushed myself to go. It was so tempting to pike and just collapse on the bed.
Today I’ve been at my sewing guild meeting… and now? Well now I am finally lounging on my bed with my feet up resting. *exhale*
And there you have it. My hectic week – filled to the brim with lots of living and loving.
What about your week? Was it actioned packed too?