Routine Has Returned

The kids have been back at school for the past three days and already I feel like routine has returned. We are now back to helping with homework, emptying bags, shoe polishing, cleaning and filling lunch boxes and the wonders of the weekly chores. It feels as if Christmas and the new years celebrations were a million years ago, as my mind is now occupied with the day-to-day tasks and tribulations.

As I’d anticipated and expected, it’s been less than a week and already I am exhausted. To add to the exhaustion, I’ve also managed to injure myself somehow and am currently struggling with severe back pain.…

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Returning To The Routine

The holidays are about to come to an end and although we’ve had a fortnight off from school and work, it feels like far longer. The kids and I are now more than ready to return into some kind of routine and I’m quite looking forward to starting a new term.

I’m well aware that we are still in the midst of winter and  its flipping freezing for a further two months, but the title ‘spring term’ seems to offer a little light at the end of the tunnel. Christmas has been and gone, the decorations are now down and I’m therefore done with the dark nights and the winter weather!…

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#LivingArrows – Back To School 37/53 (2018)

It’s been almost a week since the kids went back to school: J is now in year five and E has moved up to year one, despite protesting that having turned five years old, she should therefore be in the reception class. According to E, reception class is for four and five years olds thus should be where she should remain. We explained over and over to E that year one is for five and six year olds, yet she refused to acknowledge or to accept this information and it wasn’t until her first day back at school that she finally understood.…

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Racing Back To The Reality Of A Routine

So it’s Sunday; I apparently made it to the weekend despite feeling completely and utterly drained for the entirety of the week. I’m actually rather proud of myself for pushing on through and giving it my all, although there were a few days when I wasn’t actually sure whether I’d make it out of bed!

It’s been just over a week since my surgery and I’m feeling so much better in myself. I am however rather glad that it’s the weekend as I’ve been able to catch up on some much-needed sleep and to relax, which is precisely what the Doctor ordered.…

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#LivingArrows – Scooting, Snow & Schedules 12/53 (2018)

It’s not just the kids that are flagging this evening, I myself am already exhausted and it’s only Monday! We really ought to get the kids and ourselves to bed a little earlier but by the time that we’ve got home from school, got changed, had snacks, completed homework tasks, made tea, washed the pots, vacuumed, tidied, folded and put the laundry away and have actually spent some time together as a family it’s usually heading towards 8pm.

Following that and whatever other random evening activities may take place, there’s also bath time, stories to be read and the whole bedtime routine to get through before Paul or I have the chance to jump in the shower or if we’re lucky the bath, after which there’s barely any time for anything else.…

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