Hello there. How are you? It sure has been a while hasn’t it. It seems I took an impromptu 2 week break from the blog and social media. I think I needed it. I am feeling refreshed and ready to get back on board.
Sorry for my disappearance, and thanks to those of you who were concerned, you are so sweet. Lovely to be missed and thought of too.
So where were we up to? Last time we chatted I think I was getting ready for Mini School. I will do a blog post dedicated to Mini School and tell you all about it but first lets get up to speed.
I wasn’t in a good place before Mini School. I was feeling quite sad and down and had been for some time. I was sad that my Mum and Dad were leaving but I was also just sad. It has been a shitty year basically and I haven’t been able to dig myself out of a big hole I was in.
Thank god Mum and Dad arrived and saved my sanity. Mum was such a huge help when I was cooking and then it was so fantastic to spend so much time with them. They were here for 2 months!!! They came into Mini School with us for a few nights and then headed off from Camooweal. So it is very quiet here now. Clancy is missing his lego partner.
It was so great to spend a week in Camooweal with my good friends, catching up and having some good counselling sessions with them – them counselling me! It was definitely what I needed and I have come home very refreshed. I am really going to go easy on myself and have been trying very hard not to let silly little things worry me.
The reason why I need to go easy on myself is because I am back cooking… yes my friends, I am the cook again. It didn’t end well last time, I was exhausted and in a very bad place mentally. This time round I am going to try and roll with the punches. Possibly easier said than done, but I am going to look after ME this time. We are on the lookout for a Back Packer to come and help me because I am not going to try and be Super Woman this time. Lord knows I just can’t do it all. And when I do try and do it all nothing really ends up getting done properly and I end up very upset and in tears, ugly tears. Lets face it, no one can do it all and if you think they are doing it all chances are they have a lot of help going on back stage or perhaps they just don’t have as much shit going on as you do.
The good thing about having Mum here to help me, especially while cooking, was that we both realised it is bloody hard work. We were on the go all the time and there were 2 of us. So how on earth did I think I could do it all with just one of me? Even when I wasn’t cooking it was go go go with 2 of us. It was good for me to realise that even Mum couldn’t do it all and I actually thought she was some sort of Virgo Super Human Super Woman. Turns out she isn’t. Thank god!
So basically I am back and I am trying to stay calm. I have been having a little rest after lunch each day and listening to a meditation podcast. So relaxing even if it is sometimes only for 15 minutes.
Thank goodness I had over a month away from cooking and had a good week catching up with my friends. Not sure where I would be without them. So lets do this. Lets stay calm and get cooking. And like I said, this is so much easier said than done… after staying so calm all day yesterday I totally lost my shit at bed time last night… I mean seriously, how many times do you have to ask your children to brush their teeth and go to bed, I think it took over half an hour last night. Then Clancy had a sore toe, needed a band aid to “make it feel better”, then he needed a drink… really!!!! Then the boys thought Rosie (our dog) had a snake bailed up outside, which she did, but we couldn’t find it… How does bedtime look at your house? I was so disappointed that I didn’t keep my cool. A fresh day today though, so I need to let it go and be happy.
My oven baked RISSOLES are on the menu tonight. I have just been told I don’t have to cook smoko which is a big relief because I really need to get my office in order and a bit done here at the house. I have my weekly meal plan sorted. I am on track.
How have you all been? Please tell me I am not the only one who has been stuck in a rut!
Can you relate to what I have been talking about? I bet you can!
What are your top tips for staying calm and not sweating the small stuff?