Friday, 30 November 2012

Well, I've started

So it's the 1st day of Advent tomorrow? That means the festive season is almost upon us. Usually I'm very organised, unfortunately this year I'm struggling to get into the festive mood. However I've forced myself to makes start.

After four hours of designing and making I have several homemade jewellery gifts. I have made up the gifts the girls will take into school for their teachers.

This year I've gone with personalised mugs with a 'hot Chocolate' mix. Finished off with a candy cane and instructions.
I've taken the idea from the web, cheap cheerful and truly unique!!

OH is working until midnight, so I've got just over an hour to quickly tidy round before he is home. I know he'll probably moan because I've not got all my jobs done, however I do feel like tonight as been a productive one!

In work today I've been sat chatting with my colleague Holly. We've both decided 2013 will be the year of change for both of us. I will hopefully get my house in order and pay a sizeable chunk off my debt. Holly wants to change career, move house and get her health under control.

Until next time


Thursday, 29 November 2012

Poorly little one

I got a call from school today, informing me that my youngest is poorly. Thankfully the boss let me take one of the pool cars so I could get there ASAP. Using public transport would have taken me around an hour instead of the 15 minutes in the car.
We're home and I've made a quick pasta dish for the Daughter number 1's tea. Daughter number two had some medicine to reduce her temperature and is now fast asleep. She will probably snack later.

I know I should make a start on my jobs, such as load the washer, fold the clothes from the maiden and start a loaf in the machine, but I just don't have the motivation at the moment.

I often get days where I'd rather stay snuggled under the duvet instead of facing the world. Several years ago, before I met my OH, I did have a difficult time. Once you have suffered with depression it's always with you, it's how you manage it. Hopefully the balance is- you have more good days than bad.

I'm not staying today is a bad day, however it's going to be a difficult week for making the family budget stretch. With children's party's and dance teachers gifts to provide, I need to be imaginative. I'm still brainstorming at the minute, hopefully I will come up with something before tomorrow night.

Disappointing news came today that the OH is now working his long weekend. Every nine weeks he gets Saturday through to Tuesday off. Unfortunately training and meetings have been scheduled for three of his four days. Plans to do something as a family once again is put on hold.

Being a Police Officer is definitely a lifestyle choice rather than just a job!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Ok, here goes

I've been reading online blogs for awhile now and thought I'd take the plunge and start one.

This new venture for me, will hopefully be the therapy and support I need to enable be to get through some difficult times ahead.

In the current economic climate, I understand lots of families are struggling. Thankfully I'm in a better position than some. However we still have our debts, continually live beyond our means and forget about the simple things in life. THIS MUST CHANGE!!!!!

Things never change overnight, new behaviours must be learnt and old habits die hard. But I am determined to make a difference.

This blog will be an account of my daily adventures, struggles and achievements. I promise to be open and honest without offence, post daily and use it as a living account of my journey to renewed happiness.

I can't promise that I won't waffle rubbish from time to time, but I'll give it a go anyway.

So for now I will say goodnight, I really must sleep.