Highlights of my week

My first highlight has just happened as I thought my laptop had finally died on me but I seem to have managed to give it the kiss of life. I hate it when technology goes wrong and am the sort that could quite happily throw whatever gadget is playing up through the window. Anyway, I am here to report the happier stuff in my life right now.

1. Birthday news

Despite all my cynicism, it appears my husband has planned some nice things for my birthday. Apparently there is a meal in my favourite place and I will be getting a special artwork too. Just a couple of weeks to go now to the big milestone birthday. Looks like I will be spending it in my new front room with many of my favourite characters too. That will be a great start to what I intend to be an amazing year where I treat myself loads.

2. Home education

I got very stressed about home education this week. This is not an uncommon event as I worry so much that I won’t help my children enough and will eventually screw up their lives totally. My 18 year old had a lovely conversation with me and we have a new plan for the New Year. I will set my independent-minded daughter tasks for the whole week and she will report in at the end of the week. This will mean I can focus on my son who prefers to work with me right next to him. School is still an option for him too if I am honest but I don’t need to decide today. I remind myself once again how beautiful, wise and sensitive my new man is. Also maths is going really well which was always one of my challenges – we set work and they do it happily. My husband seems to be finally getting involved too so I feel a little less alone with it all.

3. Cookery

I have cooked with my daughter this week and she felt a real sense of achievement in cooking a meal that everyone enjoyed. We are also busy sorting out her clothes as she has some that are too small now that can go to the clothing bank. She keeps her room really nice these days and it is a lovely sanctuary for her when she needs quiet space of wants to listen to music, write or draw.

4. Shopping

I have started a new system of doing a big shop on Monday. This means the fridge, cupboards and freezer are stocked up. It turns out way cheaper and means I always have food in to inspire meals made from scratch. I tell you, I will nail this wife and mum business by the time I reach the milestone birthday after the next one. Yes it will take 10 years or more for me to reach your dizzy heights of domestic amazing-ness!

5. Good weekend

We did our usual meal out with my son on Saturday lunchtime. It means a lot to him and as he is talking about leaving home, I must make the most of these precious memory-building times. On the Sunday, we went to a car boot sale.

6. Telly nights

With cold days, I am enjoying hibernating a bit with the log fire going and trash telly like “I’m a Celeb” – I hate the trials bit but like the group interaction part. I can always pick up a book to read a bit during the trials.

7. Putting myself first

I have had some unhappy moments this week as I am not sure what I want to do next in life. I feel I am not making as much of a difference in the world as I would like to do so. This makes me quite envious of some of my son’s plans to change the world. I used to be like that and miss making a contribution to society. Having said that, that gives impetus to research some options for the New Year. I am worrying about housework less. I do not have to do it all nor do I have to do it in moments when I don’t feel like it. That weirdly leads to me getting far more done and more efficiently too. I am having lovely walks with my son and dogs through the beautiful forest. I am reading more. I am reflecting on the blog too and where it goes next. Part of that will be going back to basics and what led me to blogging in the first place.

Will that do?


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  1. Kim Carberry November 30, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    Eek! I hope your laptop stays working.
    How exciting. It sounds like you have some great plans for your birthday.
    The plan for the new year and the home education sounds great. Good luck with it.
    It sounds like you have had a great week. x

  2. Michelle Twin Mum November 30, 2018 / 11:13 pm

    It’s so hard to know what you should be doing and where to direct your energies too, isn’t it? I’m pondering at the moment too, hopefully we’ll both make great decision for us. Mich x

  3. midlifesinglemum December 1, 2018 / 10:21 am

    I read the bit about how your daughter keeps her room nice and that it’s a peaceful sanctuary for her. I’m letting it sink in. LOL. Have another good week and Happy Birthday for the big 0. xxx

  4. Jayne SMABL December 2, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    Good to hear that your laptop stopped having a strop. I also hate it when something goes wrong with tech stuff. I could quite happily raise a hammer to it!

    It sounds like you have some lovely plans for your birthday. I’m spending mine at home with my family and plenty of party food and drinks (the joys of a Christmas Eve birthday!).

    I hope your week is as wonderful as you are. 🙂 x

  5. Candi December 2, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    I know that home education would scare me too with the responsibility of it all, but it sounds as though you’re finding a system that really works now. Glad to read all the other positive news, but I can’t promise that you will reach the heights of domestic goddessery before the next big birthday – it doesn’t seem to be happening here!

  6. Jean | Delightful Repast December 4, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    Kate, you’ve done a lot of thinking for one week! I’m sure your list will inspire others to have a good think. I know you have my wheels turning. #triumphanttales

  7. passion fruit, paws and peonies December 4, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    Sounds like you are having a thoughtful week. I think the end of one year and beginning of another does that to us xx Maria #TriumphantTales

  8. JakiJellz December 7, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    I love telly nights – they’re the best! And I love these happy posts Kate, keep them coming! Thanks for sharing with #TriumpantTales.

  9. Donna December 8, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    I love evenings in front of the TV and cooking with your daughter sounds lovely. I do a grocery shop for a Sunday and it really sets our week off to a good start x

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