So The Sound Of Music is on the television. It is belting down outside. The boys are playing upstairs. The washing machine is going like the clappers. The lamps have been lit. Marc is busying himself with useful jobs. I am debating whether to get ready at all today. Perhaps not. Bath, clean jammies and a spritz of Chanel is all that's needed. (Perfume. My one real indulgence).
I've been reading all of your resolutions and reviews and plans and goals and dreams for this year. I've been thinking about some of my own too. Nothing too big, you understand. But I think that 2014 is a year of change for me. I have talked to Marc about an idea that's been swirling around my little mind for a while. He's a good man, and has given me encouragement and gentle support. The rest is up to me.
And there's the rub.
I seem to have rather lost my way since having Olly. My own way, if that makes any sense at all. I love my children, and I love that I can be a stay at home Mum. I know what a privilege that is to be able to be with them, and not have to go out to work. My sister has never had that luxury, for example. Olly starts school in September, which will come around in a flash. I intend to make the most of our time until then, having our little adventures while everyone else is at work or school.
I have been toying with an idea in which I can create and maybe make a little money too. Something that I can do from home, and that I can do part-time. Something that requires little in the way of start-up finances, and that I can do in my spare time for now, and maybe give more time to it when Olly is at school. I'm not being deliberately secretive or anything, but sometimes life gets in the way of plans. Anyway watch this space......................
And we are still looking for the right place to fulfil our ambition for a campsite/small holding/holiday lettings dream. We have seen a few properties last year. One was perfect, but the owner decided not to sell in the end. I am hopeful that she might change her mind. You never know.
I am also very excited to be joining a group called 'Happy Stitchers' this year. There are some very talented ladies in the book group that I am in, and they will be sharing their knowledge and expertise with people like me. I'm very excited about this, and have my first simple project that I would like to make.