Sunday, 20 April 2014

Back to Blogging

Where have I been since Christmas?

Well, I've had a pretty rubbish term on one front and another so I didn't feel like blogging about it.

In a nutshell: hubby is working ridiculous hours in his new role, he's exhausted and we've hardly seen each other, work has been stressful to say the least and my parents are driving me up the wall.

By the end of March I was not coping and I could feel myself starting to think irrationally.

Something had to be done.

It was medication, resignation or meditation.

I opted for the latter.

Luckily, the Easter holiday came along, hubby and I managed to have a few days off together and he booked us into a hotel in Windsor to take daughter to Legoland and visit Windsor Castle. (More later)

With the recent sunshine I've been out gardening which has made me feel better (and made the garden look better) and I'm thinking of trying yoga to bring some perspective and balance back into my life.

I think it's time to blog again, focus on the positives and find the funny side of things.

Working Mum is back!


Sue @ Smiffy's Blog said...

Awwww pleased to see you back, sounds like you've had a rough few months. It's so hard to juggle everything - work and family, that sometimes you forget about yourself and have no time to spend with hubby. Pleased you are feeling perkier. Sue x x

Jen said...

Yay! No pressure to blog, but I do like reading your posts. :-)

Maggie May said...

Welcome back!
Teachers seem to have tremendous stress in their lives and I've seen so much misery through it with working colleagues and people that I know.
Pleased that you've found an effective way of dealing with it.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Manicmum said...

Great to have you back. I have always enjoyed reading and empathising with you, as a manic working mum of 2 myself so wondered if you were ok? Also had tough few months and off to Poland with hubby for a few days to remind each other that we do still like each other!

Anonymous said...

Oh Dear! Sorry to hear life has been a bit tough and appreciate the crazy hours your generation have to work.
Glad you've managed to get away for a few days over Easter. Look forward to your report on Legoland. Have heard it's getting a bit run down. Was thinking of trading in my Tesco vouchers to buy tickets for my Grand-children.
Hope the Summer Term is a bit kinder to you.

Granny G xx

Working Mum said...

How lovely to have all these comments when I've just returned. Thanks, Sue and Jen for your kind words.

I promise to blog about Legoland and Windsor soon, Granny G.

Maggie, I do like my job and want to do it, but sometimes wish there wasn't so much of it (teachers work about 50 - 60 hrs a week term time). I do think about going part time just to manage, but I think I'm too stubborn to give in!

Manic mum - I'm not the only one, then. It's funny, lots of my friends and family have said that these last few months have been the most stressful they've known; must be something in the air.

Janie said...

Sorry life has been tough. I missed your blog posts a lot, but fully understand the pressures of being a multi-tasking Mum. Prioritise your health and needs, give up what you can and an amnesty on any new commitments. Big

K Ville said...

It's been a funny old start to the year, I've been struggling to hold my sanity together. Nice to see (hear/read?!) you back. Chin up chuck - you're on the homeward run to the summer hols, no honestly, you are :)

Expat mum said...

I would also recommend watching something like the funny videos on (on Facebook) to give you a laugh each day. It actually works wonders.

Linda Metcalf said...

So happy to have you back. Take a deep breath and "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life"....

Sarah said...

It sounds like you've had a tough term. I hope the holidays do you good and you get to relax and recover. I also hope the summer term is less stressful and you don't arrive a wreck at the summer holidays. That's no good for anyone!

Bon courage!

ADDY said...

Welcome back. I wondered where you had gone. Your hectic lifestyle was bound to wear you down, but the yoga and gardening sound perfect for de-stressing.

auntiegwen said...

Welcome back :)

Claire said...

There you are! I was thinking of phoning you over the weekend to see if you were OK...good to see you back x