I have let this blog slip lately. Actually, to be honest, it’s not the only thing I have let slip lately. Part of the reason that I haven’t been blogging is that I haven’t felt that inspired to write about what we’ve been doing. We have been in survival mode quite a lot.
We’ve been getting learning done – at least the “important bits” – maths, reading, writing. But we’ve been missing the fun bits – poetry teatime, Morning Basket (and with that, a lot of our history), art, handicraft. It’s all fallen by the wayside.
I have been struggling to get up before the kids, and struggling to be organised in the mornings before school. My washing has been piling up, my house has been a mess, and I have had many days of being Super Cranky Mummy.
It hasn’t been all that fun. We’ve had some fun moments. We went to Bath last week to immerse ourselves (get it?!) in Roman British history. We have been baking and visiting friends, but mostly it’s been a bit of a drag, with me berating myself for not being organised, but lacking the energy to actually get organised, and then taking it out on everyone else.
At least, that’s how it feels on a grey, drizzly December afternoon when I am sitting here with a cold, two people in our household are on the other side of the world visiting family, my head aches and I ate chocolate that I really didn’t need to. Maybe it’s not that bad. But I suspect that it is.
So, I am going to take the rest of December to focus on what’s important – to get back on track. I am going to cultivate early nights, and getting up when my alarm goes off. Eating well and getting exercise. Cooking and reading good books with my kids and laughing together and playing board games. Singing Christmas carols and reminding ourselves of the magic of Christmas with the Prince of Peace being born – and letting his peace filter into our home and chase away the bickering. I am going to plan and gather to start 2019 with inspiration and excitement. And I am going to rest.
I am going to set goals – little goals, not big sweeping unrealistic ones. I am going to look up all the links I have been saving to check out and decide which ones we want to try.
Maybe we’ll finish December just as tired as we started it. But maybe we’ll finish it physically and emotionally recharged, and have a good January.