Word of the Week 27/3/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week. Thanks to those of you that linked you last week, I do enjoy reading about your weeks’, whether they be good or bad, so keep ’em coming!

If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, soΒ please do be lovely andΒ visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts onΒ their words and weeks. I do comment on every entry to the linky, and if you add the Word of the Week badge to your post to help spread the ‘word’, I also tweet them out.

My word of the week this week is:

organising

There’s been plenty of organising going on here this week.

I’ve had a good old clear-out up in the children’s bedrooms. Little Man’s growing so quickly, so I’ve sorted through his clothes and re-organised his wardrobe. We’re planning to redecorate and get new furniture in Boo’s bedroom soon, so I needed to clear a few things out of her room in readiness for that, too. I then got all of my boy’s old clothes out of the loft and gave all of those away. It feels good to clear them, but I did feel a bit sad!

It seems to be that time of the year where I’m checking out insurance renewals, energy plans and credit cards again to ensure we’re getting good deals, and that always takes a bit of organising, doesn’t it? Happy to be getting the best offers now!

As it’sΒ the last week of term, Boo’s had a school trip, an Easter bonnet parade and a school assembly complete with needing a Fairy Tale costume (she’s gone as Little Red Riding Hood), so I’ve had more organising than usual for her this week. Glad it’s the last day today! Though I’ve then been organising play dates and activities for the children for when we’re back from our holiday, as there’s so much we want to do and people to see, I’m trying to squeeze it all in!

With a holiday planned for next week, there’s been the normal holiday plans and packing, along with sorting things for the blog and scheduling ahead. I hope by doing this, I may really get a few days off! Of course, Word of the Week will still be here next Friday, and I’ll do my best to get round everyone as usual, thought it may take a little longer.

And finally, following on from last week’s Thinking, I’ve reached a decision about my OU degree, and I have decided to go for it. So I’ve registered for the course I want to do, and am now hoping someone will conjure me up a few extra hours in the day come October! Thanks for your comments and advice on that one last week, I am now really looking forward to studying again.

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53 thoughts on “Word of the Week 27/3/15”

  1. Lots and lots of organising going on in your house! I like it when the kids’ clothes are all sorted, but there’s always a pinch of nostalgia when giving it all away, too. Exciting you’ve decided to go for an OU degree. What will you study? Enjoy your holidays next week!

    1. Yes, I may have just had to hold onto a baby gro, not sure what I’ll do with it yet! I’m doing an open degree to can do any subjects, though I’ll stick to the Arts and Humanities, and the first course I’m doing is a History module – excited! x

  2. Wow what a busy week and sounds like you’ve managed to get a lot done – it is sad when you end up giving things away isn’t it? How exciting that you’ve decided to go for it with the OU degree and hope those extra few hours manage to materialise. Hope you have a wonderful holiday next week and thank you for hosting #WotW πŸ™‚

  3. You sound very organised!! I’m pleased to read you’ve decided to go for the OU course, well done, it’ll be difficult but it will definitely be worth it in the end!

    Helen X

  4. Wow you’ve been super busy this week and not to mention so very organised! Sounds like you’ve had a very productive week as well. I’m so glad you have come to a decision about your OU degree and I wish you all the best with it hon!xx

  5. Sounds a productive week – have a fab time away next week, and well done for the OU decision – I’m sure the time will come from somewhere and you’ll surprise yourself with how you manage it all (as I’m sure you will). Thanks for hosting x

  6. Good for you on going for your OU course πŸ˜€
    You sound extremely organised! You can come and organise my house too if you want LOL!
    Enjoy your holiday πŸ™‚

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  8. I have had a very similar week to you by the sounds of it.
    Lots of sorting out.
    Exciting times ahead for your course πŸ™‚
    And I hope you have a fab holiday.
    Thanks for hosting x

  9. Hi Jocelyn, so glad that you decided to go for it and register for that OU course. Finding the time won’t be easy, I’m sure, but I’m sure you’ll manage.

    You are so good, having a sort out (and for scheduling your blog posts in advance in readiness for your holiday!). I really want to get into my kitchen and have a clear out, but can’t muster the energy.

    Have a super break away and a good Easter.

    xx

    1. Thank you. I am excited so I really hope I can get it done. I do love organising, feels nice πŸ™‚ Thank you x

  10. Definitely sounds like a busy week for you! Good to get organised and def good to get the best deals on credit cards and bills and things too. Yay good for you on the OU course, glad you decided to go for it, I’m sure you will do brilliantly! Xx

  11. Congrats on the big uni decision hon, I’m sure you’ll love it! The big clothes giveaway is so bittersweet, I’ve been feeling exactly the same after giving my stuff away. It’s the knowledge that there aren’t any more babies on the horizon. Have a fab weekend xx

    1. Thank you, hoping so πŸ™‚ I just loved so many of the little clothes, feel sad to not need them now! Thanks x

  12. Congrats on doing an OU degree. I would love to go back and do my history degree but I don’t think I have enough time.
    Have a lovely time on your holiday. I hope it’s a wonderful break for you all xx

    1. Thank you. I’ll be studying history, too, and I’m really looking forward to it now. It’s a few hours a week, so we will see! Thank you x

  13. Well, to me that sounds like a great week- especially as you hopefully now get to relax and enjoy a week with your family!
    I’ve been thinking about higher ed today too, so good to read your positive decision… I feel some doodles coming on.
    Hope you have a wonderful break x

  14. Gosh you have had a busy week! I love organisational weeks though, they always make you feel good πŸ™‚ Well done for deciding to go for the OU degree, it will all be worth it in the end x

  15. I do enjoy some organisation! Not always in the midst of it, but definitely when it is all done. And congratulations to you on going for the OU course, here’s hoping the time is forthcoming πŸ™‚

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