Sunday, 30 August 2015

Enjoying the Quiet and Missing the Noise

With the kids returning to school two weeks ago and college not due to restart until September 3rd meant I had a lot of hours to myself. The kids were off to school for 9am and I didn't have to leave the house until 2.50pm to collect them. Almost 6 hours child free, every day of the week?! Think of all the things you could get done. All the work you could do. The cleaning and cooking.

I was looking forward to the time to myself. Husband was working so I had the full house to myself. Well, apart from the cats but they don't require much attention.

I got lots of blog work done and videos filmed for my YouTube channel. I did some sorting of clothes and books and stuff we no longer need.

I enjoyed countless hot cups of tea and coffee and croissants, fresh from the oven.

It was bliss.

For a few days anyway.

Then it got a bit boring. I found myself counting down the minutes until 2.50, when I could finally leave the house to get the kids. I missed them being around. The house was too quiet, even with me blasting music in the kitchen and dancing around without a care in the world.

I know that come Thursday when I'm back at college I'll be wishing I was still off and enjoying all the free time but I do miss not seeing the kids all day.

Isn't it funny how you wish for some quiet time and you end up missing the noise?

The Week That Was #35

Last Sunday, I got up with the kids and let Husband lie on for awhile. The kids played together whilst I got on with the mountain of ironing I had to do. I haven't missed ironing school clothes! After lunch, a friend popped over with her daughter and as it was a lovely day, we decided to take the kids to the park on their bikes. They had fun playing in the park whilst we enjoyed the sun. It was too hot for the macaroni cheese I had planned for dinner so we ordered a Chinese takeaway instead.

On Monday, it was back to school for the kids. Miss C wasn't too enthusiastic about getting up early after 2 days off. She really goes live for the weekends. I dropped the kids off at school and came home to get some work done. It's good to have the peace to get lots of stuff written and stuff done in the house too. After school, the kids, Husband and I played Robot Run which was lots of fun.

On Tuesday, I dropped the kids off at school and came home to do some more work. As it was nice outside, I put a washing on and got it hung up outside to dry. I had left over chili for lunch which was so good! I picked the kids up from school to find that Z had already managed to lose his lunch box. Only a week in to the new school term! We came home and the kids were excited to see a package had arrived for them; a hamster/gerbil cage that I won from Susan! We've decided we're going to get gerbils once we return from Florida.

On Wednesday, it was pouring with rain. Really chucking it down. I took the kids to school in the car and then drove in to town to pick up our dollars for our holiday. When I got home, I had to change as I was soaking through. Eventually the sun came out and dried up all the rain!

On Thursday, it was another miserable day. I dropped the kids off at school and came home to chill for the day. I'm enjoying the time to chill before I go back to college but I'm looking forward to starting college again and having a routine every week for myself. I picked the kids up after school and thankfully, the rain had gone off. After dinner, Husband brought us some Thorntons Mini Caramel Shortcakes which were really yummy. Felix found himself a bed in Z's bottom drawer after Z left it open. Cats really will sleep anywhere they can.

On Friday, I dropped the kids off at school and headed home. Usually I would do my weekly shop on a Friday, however I'm starting college next week and Friday is a college day so I have to move my shopping day to a Saturday morning. I got on with some housework and then some blog work. After dinner, a photographer came to the house to take some pictures for the magazine I write for.

On Saturday, Miss C and I headed to the shops whilst Husband took Z to Karate. He had his grading for his purple belt which he achieved. We were very proud of him. After lunch, I got on with the ironing whilst the kids played. We had pizza and salad for dinner, which was delicious and then we got in to our jammies to watch the Xfactor. We love watching it! As soon as the Xfactor comes back on TV, we're on countdown to Christmas!

The Black and White Photo Project #59

My Sunday Photo 2015 #35


Saturday, 29 August 2015

365 Project 2015 Days 228 - 241

Day 228 - Miss C all set for a birthday party
Day 229 - I found this little guy in my room in the morning
Day 230 - All set for back to school
Day 231 - Z finds any excuse to read a book - like to not get ready for school!
Day 232 - Teddies everywhere
Day 233 - A few sweet treats for a movie
Day 234 - Husband got stuck in this...heheh!

Day 235 - My neighbour's dog came for a visit and Felix wasn't too bothered with him
Day 236 - Cuddles with their cats after school
Day 237 - A nice cup of hot water in bed
Day 238 - Walking home from school, discussing their days
Day 239 - A cheese, ham and tomato toastie for lunch
Day 240 - Miss C and I taking a selfie!
Day 241 - Z got his purple belt at Karate!

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