Half Term Is Here! (Stream of Consciousness)


It has been a short term so far, but no less exhausting than the 7/8 week ones we experienced before Christmas so this week break was welcomed.

The cold weather doesn’t help, but hopefully, the weather-induced downs will subside soon!

I had it all planned…

Initially, we planned to spend the week with my parents…  I could spend time with them and relax, recharge batteries… then all sorts of other plans and prebooked events cropped up!

So no long drive, and instead, the week would consist of me ferrying kids to places, but there would be plenty of writing time to… maybe that WIP would become a completed first draft!

But no… things aren’t ever that simple, are they?!

The trip back home was long overdue, so Hubby Dearest said I should fit it in, even if only a couple of days… meaning that we are apart for Valentines this year…😪 But then, isn’t it really just a commercialised day, when, in fact, we can celebrate our love every day? And it’s worth the sacrifice to spend time with my Pops and Mum.

So, instead, the week has so far consisted of, and will continue with…

  • Birthday dinners
  • Bit of pampering (Nails, etc)
  • Friend’s birthday party (and some alone shopping time for me!)
  • A day in (today), as my car is out for service and MOT (another expense that wasn’t needed in February, with all the family birthdays too!)
  • Taxi service for indoor cricket training (Lil Man)
  • Charity shop visits to find some bits and bobs for Nursery
  • A sleepover for Lil Princess
  • Driving home for 2 days
  • A mega birthday for Lil Princess who will turn to double digits soon!
  • A single Sunday free from any planned activities before the school term starts again on Monday!



No… where is the writing time in all that???? And I need to catch up on sleep too!!!

It’s Monday, and 9.30am as I type this.

I’ve been up since 6am, getting the car ready for pick up so it can be serviced, tidying up the kitchen, doing laundry, seeing off my working Hubby, occupying kids, paying megabucks for the car (whoever wanted a Mercedes? Dang expensive cars!), reading blogs… I feel like I’ve already done a day’s work!

Can I go back to bed?

40 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Rae Longest
    Feb 17, 2018 @ 21:06:18

    Hon, you’ve done a week’s work!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. masgautsen
    Feb 13, 2018 @ 09:26:17

    Hope you had a good day!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 13, 2018 @ 04:29:33

    When you work full time and have kids, fitting in extras is a huge struggle, Ritu. I really hear you.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Ivy
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 22:54:51

    You have a lot scheduled for the week. What’s the saying a mother’s job is never done.

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  6. Erika Kind
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 20:27:08

    Gosh… looks like you need a break after the break 😂But this sounds like rather energizing plans. Enjoy, sis!!

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  8. scr4pl80
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 16:27:37

    One of the reasons I am happy my kids are all adults now…no taxi service. I’m still busy but that frantic driving from here to there is gone.

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  9. syl65
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 15:42:47

    Have a great week Sister!! Hopefully you’ll catch up on some sleep!!

    Liked by 1 person


  10. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 15:04:57


  11. pranabaxom
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 14:28:12

    “And I need to catch up on sleep too!!!” – you sleep too?

    Liked by 1 person


  12. Judith Barrow
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 13:13:18

    Our half term isn’t until next week and the list of ‘things to do’ then is ever growing, Ritu. And it definitely doesn’t sound anything like your fun (if not totally planned) week.x

    Liked by 1 person


  13. Dan Antion
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 12:23:12

    Sounds like you’ll be going back to work in order to get some rest.

    Liked by 1 person


  14. manyofus1980
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 10:36:13

    busy busy week!
    don’t envy you with all that to do!
    carol anne

    Liked by 1 person


  15. Eric Klingenberg
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 10:19:34

    Bad luck I’m determined to get some time on my book this week but have a wedding and dentist to fit in, not to mention my birthday dinner. I have to find time to do some of the school work I brought home. Good luck in finding some time for your book.

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  16. IreneDesign2011
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 09:43:30

    I wish you a happy day, Ritu 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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