Beginning of term.

I feel behind at home.  I long to get a good day in and catch up.  My floors need a vacuum/mop, I need to catch up on baking for lunch boxes and just generally get my thoughts and house in order.  It is not terrible but I feel it in myself.  I need regular days at home to potter and sort out my thoughts.  Trying to live simply takes time and it all slips when I'm lacking time.  If I don't post much over this week it's because I'm catching up at home.  I'll be back soon!      ❤️

There are half days at kindy this week and that means a lot of to-and-fro-ing.  Next week I will hopefully be able to get back into rhythm.  Grant is still recovering from his illness and slowly over the period he has been unwell things have slipped here as I have been trying to give him a rest. 

Play groups are back on, school is back.  I help with a church mothers group and another community mothers group.  I have decided to step down from the community one as I have a few other things in the pipeline this year with church and I need to be very careful about how many balls I have in the air.  One thing I have learnt throughout the various stages of my life is my limits.  There can only be so much I have on the go or it quickly unravels into total chaos.  Not unlike the night before school started....... 

Williams new teacher is going to think we are total idiots....He has a giant pencil case when she specifically said small, as dear old day dreamer Will got his message confused and clearly zoned out some where between "pencil case" and "large" and missed every word prior to those and after, most importantly missing the word "not" as in "not large".

When getting his school bag down I quickly realized William hadn't emptied his lunch bag like I asked at the end of term.... It wasn't pretty after 6 weeks of school holidays....it was so bad I'm was stuck washing his school bag at 10:00pm the night before school starts..... fortunately it was dry by morning.....and the lunch bag is waaayyy beyond salvage and had to be tossed.

Then the contacting of the books has gone from bad to worse. We got giant bubbles in the first, so we were trying hard not to scar our child by having bubbly books (because who wants to be THAT mum right?!) so we were DETERMINED to do better. This time I decided to stick the front cover sheet on the contact first and then lay the book carefully on it with tape joining them. Thus ensuring no gaping of the paper and a smooth transfer of contact.....it was a sound plan, really it was.....but some how I was concentrating so hard on trying to avoid bubbles I managed to put the label page on back-to-front and upside down......

Me being me found the entire growing ridiculousness of the situation hilarious. I absolutely howled with laughter and had tears streaming down my face as I gasped to get a breath. So much so I woke a sleeping Henry who was down the other end of the house. Meanwhile grant looked at me like I was perhaps the dumbest person he had ever seen. 7 years of tertiary education between us and we still can't cover books.....#parentingfail #youmarriedme #welcometoyr2.  😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

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  1. ha ha ha funny, remember those book coverings well! though i did all my childrens books like i did mine with brown paper & they coloured them to their fancies. we did try the contact one year but it was disastrous too! never again, we went from brown paper to left over wrapping papers then when in high school the kids never bothered & left them plain.
    great post thanx for sharing

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    1. I would prefer brown paper, it did cross my mind but it is a private school and they ask them all to be contacted, I guess they figure it makes them a little hardier?

      Grant and I had a chuckle, his school friends were amazed at his pencils. Grant did it the only way we have ever done it which was to carve off a little paint with a Stanley knife and write his name on with a fine black pen. All the other kids have special personalized stickers apparently! haha! how things change. ;)

      xx

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  2. Emma, I am about to start returning to work next week after a year off for medical treatment. On my mind has been the prospect of having less time for living simply as it takes a lot of time both in practice and planning. I see a lot more of what I call my "Red Queen Days" in my future - days where I am running as fast as I can and not making any progress. So your opening paragraph really resonated with me. Good luck with your housework catch up.

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    1. Good luck with going back to work!

      For me I think it is about having realistic goals...I realized this week I don't have the time at this moment for sourdough. I stuffed it up, it takes too much trial and error. I find my bread maker much easier, so I have put sour dough on the back shelf for now. But I am very much enjoying milk keifer and the ability to make sour cream, a small amount of soft cheese etc.

      For me it is about having realistic goals. Its OK to let some things slide, as I only end up feeling bad and stressed if I force myself to keep doing something that's not working for me and failing at it. Which takes the whole reason away from why we are trying to live this life!

      Best wishes with your new work routine, go gently.

      xx

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  3. Emma, I worked in a school library for 23 years and covered hundreds of books and only retired the year before last. I covered a book for my granddaughter with contact today and made quite a mess of it all. LOL! Mind you, the contact we used in the library was far superior and more forgiving than the contact you buy at the newsagent. Then again it is a lot more expensive as well.

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    1. LOL after my track record I reckon Id be given the sack in the school library!! ;)

      xx

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