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My word of the week this week is:
It’s been a funny old week.
I’m summing it up with ‘hectic’ as that’s how it feels in my mind, with lots going on all over the place, but then there have been moments of relaxation in amongst them so it’s been an odd one.
We’re having some work done to our bathroom, so we’ve spent time this week buying everything that we need for that and organising for the work to take place whilst we’re away. It’s been an extra thing to sort, but I think it’ll be well worth it to have the work taking place whilst we’re not about and hopefully we’ll come home to a nice fresh look in there.
The kids have had a few unusual things going on at school this week, which has made me really have to think each day about what we need to take and I have been double-checking the calendar! Boo’s been swimming with the school, and she had the great news that she passed her LAMDA exam with a Distinction, so we’re really pleased for her. Little Man’s off to his first after-school tea with friends this afternoon, celebrating his friend’s birthday so I have that gift ready and it’ll be strange to just be collecting Boo this afternoon from school. We’ve handed homework in early and reminded their teachers that they won’t be around next week.
There’s been lots going on with family and friends this week, and checking in with them and catching up on their news has kept me busy and my mind whirring. From my brother’s birthday and his holiday this week to my nephew starting his GCSE exams to friends dealing with new jobs, sad news, and a variety of parenting challenges, I have had lots to think about.
I have had some time off this week, with university over. My mum took me for a lovely day out and an afternoon tea and my dad’s come over with his partner for the afternoon and collected the kids from school, which they loved! My sister-in-law and brother-in-law came over for a cuppa, and I took a little time out over the weekend to spend some one-to-one time with my girl.
Then there’s been the build up, anticipation and preparations for our holiday to Orlando. We fly this weekend so I have triple checked that we have everything that we need, along with ensuring all my work’s up to date and scheduled. Tomorrow will be packing day and taking the guinea pigs on their holiday, as well as seeing the grandparents for last minute cuddles and well wishes.
It all feels hectic, I think I need a holiday!
What about you? What one word sums up your week best?
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