So, March is over. How did that happen? March has been a weird month. Busy, frantic, full of highs and lows. Mother's day (ICK!), Dave's mum getting married, a week of sunshine and being constantly outside with the kids at work, making Easter crafts, lovely things in the post. A bit of soul searching on my part, and a wait for news that could make life better for Dave and I - for that news we are still waiting. This has been one of those months where I feel unprepared, the flat is messy for days, we bought our tea on the way home from work, and it felt like I was running from one thing to another. Just this last week, that feeling eased a bit. The sunshine, a little organisation, and the knowledge that a frantic week would be followed by nine days of holiday obviously calmed things a little.
|Mothers Day. Daffs (her favourite) in my coffee pot from Three Jelly Moulds, in memory of my mum.|
|Lovely earrings all the way from the US, from Pixie, who sent me both of the colours I am thing of wearing with my chosen dress for Siobhan's wedding. Thoughful or what?! Thanks J!!|
|Easter eggs, for my charges to take into nursery. I think the did pretty well, ages 3 and 5!|
|I love the park. I slid down that slide so many times with the wee one this week!|
Yesterday, March ended and my time off work began with a picnic in the park; weather not so broken as it was supposed to be, and a visit from Mhairi.
|Picnic, courtesy of Dave and M&S!|
I managed to get series two of Downton in Sainsbury's for pretty cheap, and ever since I read The Paris Wife, I've been a wee run of reading 20s and 30s biographies of the art and literary sets. They are full of interesting people, period detail, scandal, emotion, and people who's works I love. So for my week off, I will be here...
For today, we have planned a jim-jam day. The sun is streaming in the windows, the flat is neat and tidy, and we have enough food for the next couple of days. It feels like things are back in order. Hopefully this is a sign of the month ahead.