Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year!

It's a bright shiny new year, 2016.

My how they've grown.  I'm making it my mission this year to take more photographs and make more memories in general.  It feels like 2015 flew by so fast that I barely remember any of it.  I've got a busy year ahead of me.

So of course we started our year by going for a little walk.  There's not much to see where we live, industrial everywhere you look, but sometimes a bit more interesting when you see the relics of the past still there.  The kids were amazed to realise that we have a canal on our doorstep.  The massive networks used to service the industrial heart of the Black Country, now home to ducks much to the kids' delight.  

I had my heart set on Blipfoto this year again, after the let down last year and missing a few weeks because of their takeover by Polaroid.  It's died a death sadly (3 months after the Polaroid takeover funnily enough) and I've got no confidence in it now that I realise I'll have to manually copy each photo, title and caption.  So hopefully I'll just get a photo a day and try to actually keep myself blogging.  For now, Happy new year!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

A Little Update from Me

Boy oh boy, life just flails by doesn't it.  Flails isn't the right word, and I know that underneath but my brain is like, "flails, yes."  So I'm just going with it.  Swept away on the current of my scattered brain.  There's a theory that scattered-mother-brain is down to hyper awareness.  We're "on" 24/7 as mothers (and fathers) so we're all over the place mentally.

Anyway, yes.  I've been busy busy busy, doing... nothing really!  I've done some decorating in anticipation of The Big Move, which isn't finished but at least it's some way to there.  I'm currently trying to figure out what the next few weeks entails and enlisted a little help from the Passion Planner thingy.  I just can't say that and keep a straight face.  Such a child.

I'm still battling with myself and mostly winning in the healthy eating stakes, and losing a fair bit of weight in the process.  I think I have around just under 2 stone to lose now.  Not long!

Something I'm battling with is apathy.  Just, things are "meh".  So I'm constantly pushing myself now to make things better again, to jump out of bed in the morning feeling excited and fresh and all that.  Not cuddling down with my babies and going, "5 more minutes".  It's excruciatingly hard to get out of, but I'm slowly figuring out the way.  I know that my series of unfortunate events have led to this, so it's not been a naturally occurring thing, giving me a way out.

Besides, when life keeps throwing you obstacles (vertigo at the moment, so no upside down yoga for me!) you know you're doing something right ;)

Just a little update on my little girls:

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  New Year is usually a time for people to make promises and resolutions to better their lives.  While my friends on Facebook are for the most part cynical about all this stuff, (and who could blame them?  We all make unrealistic promises that we never keep) I have made some very big vows to myself and my young family.  Today has been jam-packed already and I'm so happy that the New Year has finally come around, a landmark date to make a better life.  I've been very busy getting things done already.

Here's to health, wealth and happiness!