Word of the Week

Word of the Week – 23/5/14

Thank you so much for continuing to share and to link up. I love reading everyone’s chosen words, and it’s great to see so many familiar linkers, as well as new ones each week.

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. Come join in! All that I ask is that if you link up, you link back to me, and visit a handful of other blogs and comment on their words.

My word of the week this week is:

Sunny

Firstly, well, because it’s been sunny! We have been out and about enjoying it, and I do love the sunshine. It makes me happy.

But actually, the main reason that I chose this word, was more a reflection of my mood. Sunny, cheery, carefree, that type of thing. Now, it had a big dip at the start of the week, and was more restless, unfocused and frustrated, but I opted to turn it into sunny! I like to be busy, whether it be with this here blog, projects around the home, tasks that need doing, even boring housework, so if I’m struggling to get settled into a to-do list or don’t feel I’m ‘achieving’ things, I can get mad at myself. So having felt like that for a few days, I let go. I’m quite sure that the sunshine helped my mood, and as did the week’s activities, as my word could also have been ‘sociable’. Boo had two parties this week, so I was chatting with and meeting mums that I’ve either not seen for a while, or that I met for the first time. These will be the mums that I’ll no doubt be seeing at the school gates for years to come, once Boo starts school in September, too, so it’s been nice to meet a few. I popped to see a good friend of mine and her newborn baby, and catching up with her always makes me smile, as she is lovely. We also went over to Thomasland for the day with the lovely BrummyMummyof2 and her children, which was a great day out. I think I’ve also, finally!, found the right balance for us around blogging and family time. I have made an effort to spend less time on social media (my phone has not been glued to my side!) and have joined in with a few less linkys, too, so I have felt like I’ve had more time to enjoy with the kids, and I’m really noticing my mood lifts when I can do this, and I’m happier to do it as I’ve not got a huge to-do list piling up mentally. Somehow, everything’s still got done, but has felt easier and more relaxed. So yes, parties, days out, being sociable, afternoons in the garden, letting go of tasks and to-do lists have all added up to a sunny week for me 🙂

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