Thursday, 24 February 2011

Just one happy moment

My mother-in-law always used to say this and I recently stumbled upon a quote that seems rather fitting so i thought I'd post it:

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love,
or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright
morning smelling the fresh air, is not worth
all the suffering and effort which life implies?

Erich Fromm (American Psychoanalyst)

I have it framed on my kitchen window ledge so she's never far from my thoughts and if I'm feeling a little sorry for myself it always seems to make me smile.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

I'm bored

Nope this is not another rant about how the children are constantly moaning to be entertained, I, me the mother, am actually bored shitless! It's only day two and considering it's my holiday too you'd think I'd be grateful for the rest and non existent early morning madness - but I'm not. I'm secretly counting down the days (five)until normal service is resumed and i haven't the option to just sit on my exceedingly large behind. The weather isn't helping, it's just another excuse for me to procrastinate and let the kids turn our relatively tidy home into a bombsite. I had such high hopes for our long week off together, me and the girls were going to make dens, bake, read lots of new books, play with Christmas presents that are still in their wrapping, build Lego, go for long walks, feed the ducks, play hide and seek, go to museums, play areas and use public transport. So far we have accomplished none of the aforementioned. The poor girls have sat through back to back DVD athons of free willy, finding Nemo, Toy story, little red riding hood and Mia and Sofia's school Christmas production of Busy Busy Bethlehem!

I had forgotten what a lazy b**ch I really am, you see for me freedom is anyhthing but, too much choice makes me panic, i can't handle it so i just DO NOTHING, rationalizing that this is a perfectly reasonable option. I think i work best under pressure so with that in mind i have made promises to the kids that we will visit the museums tomorrow via the train, Thursday we will go to a play area and do crafts and Friday we can have a trip to the cinema leaving Lego and the rest of the to do list for the weekend. Now I'm off to help Mia find my engagement ring she lost whilst playing dress up (i let her have it so i could stuff my face with tea and biscuits in silence)....fingers crossed i fined it or Mr Bold won't be too happy with me!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Is anybody out there?


Well it's been a year since my last post and I'm pretty sure most things will have changed in blogland but i couldn't resist dipping my toe back in the water so here goes.....Gulp! I'm pleased to report I'm no longer a stay at home mum, after six solid years on the front line of nappy ville I'm back in the real world and it feels great. I'm only working part time in a local secondary school but I'm loving every minute and it's great to know i have something other than gigglebiz, a sink full of dirty dishes and soggy nappies to get up for in a morning. I still procrastinate most of the time and my house is a mess but at least my life now has a little more structure to it and for the first time in years I have a zest for life again. The girls are all great and as gorgeous as ever, the Twins have finally started pre school. Long suffering Mr Bold has lost two stone (unfortunately i have found one of them) and is setting up yet another new business venture, which will hopefully be so successful we can buy our dream home and take several holidays a year if not there's always a caravan in wales. Enjoy what's left of your Valentines day, I'm off now to order mine and Mr Bolds Chinese takeaway x