A lot has happened in six months, but I'm still here. Still working and slightly less "on the verge" than I was last June. Mindfulness seems to be helping with the stress at work, Manchester Chorale is still keeping me sane and hubby has been given more time at work to do his job and has stopped working Saturdays, so all in all life is improving.
In fact, Saturdays are no longer a day to be dreaded; trying to get daughter to do homework, music theory, piano practice and clarinet practice, but now a day for more "Family Days Out".
Providing that City aren't playing, we plan and arrange a family day out. We even put it on the kitchen calendar so nothing can override it.
So far we've been to Norton Priory:
Erddig for the Apple Festival:
(here's daughter trying to shoot an apple)
Manchester Museum, Imperial War Museum North, Lyme Park, Speke Hall and Rufford Old Hall.
Then last October daughter joined The Pony Club:
...... which may sound like an extra job for me, but........
.......... while she's busy mucking out, grooming and doing badges, I can go for a walk round the park and then call in the stables cafe for a cup of tea, sit on a comfy sofa and read my book! Bliss!
And now, with renewed optimism, I feel the need to blog again.
I think I'm back.