In some ways this post feels a little repetitive as I did a “Stoptober” round up yesterday, that covered some of my week. However as its something I’ve done all year, I want to stick with it – documenting my week.
This week has ultimately been a good one. Monday through Friday was work and school, as mostly it is! Monday after school the girls had Singing Stars, so I headed to Boyes and bought some material, ready to do some dress sewing! I also picked up a couple of patterns. Sadly with Monday being a late evening back, I didn’t manage to get anything started – but I did spend the evening with Chris which was nice for a change.
Tuesday after work I had to pick up a parcel from Asda so called into see Chris before picking up the girls from school. I then headed home with them and after Megan getting some homework done and them both having dinner, we all went down to Aldi – the girls on their bikes and me walking. Somehow it seemed a little more stressful than last time and I definitely realised its time to get Lily biking and take off her stabilisers. Nat came around in the evening which was great as I love our weekly catch-ups. Chris was working late so we barely saw each other except for half an hour between him getting home and us going to bed.
Wednesday was the first day of my Stoptober and I was feeling great. I was up early and got my washing out before we headed to school and work. At work we celebrated Lincolnshire Day which made the day a little more interesting than normal. Afterwards there were no plans and Chris was off work so it was really great to all head home and be together. I got on top of my blogging, then organised the rest of the week – making a meal plan and also a blog post plan. The rest of the evening was spent watching TV with Chris.
Thursday morning started off with finding out the girls’ dad wouldn’t be having them that night and although it did change some of my plans, I wasn’t too worried – in fact I looked forward to the extra time. We headed out to work and school and afterwards when we came home, we all just hung out, had dinner etc. Megan set to making some loom bands for me (blog post to follow) and it was nice to spend some time just with her once Lily was in bed – especially since Chris was at work. Once the Megan was in bed too, I started on organising the dining room, putting up pictures and dress patterns for what I wanted to make and also sorting and tidying the table. Most important thing about Thursday though – its 6 months till we go to Florida!!
Friday I was still feeling good and motivated from my “Stoptober” challenges. I hung out more washing before we left for school, and had time to get to the Post Office and pick up parcels. After work the girls and I came home – Chris was at work yet again – and after dinner we ended up all making scrunchies together. Once Lily was in bed, Megan went on her computer and I started working properly on Olivia’s first dress – Cinderella. Sadly I didn’t get further than cutting out the pattern, especially as I was tracing out the pattern first in order to retain its size for future use. However I was happy with what I got done.
The next morning, although I originally woke up early, I was lucky enough to get back to sleep and not wake up till 10am. However from that point onwards, till about early afternoon, my morning was nothing but a disaster. I woke to open the door on our Disney and Universal park passes and after rushing to put them into “My Disney Experience” app, I managed to royally bodge up one of them. I spent an hour trying to fix it and getting more frustrated. I then headed to Aldi, dropped my keys, got soaked and then even dropped my shopping so it rolled under the car. I came home feeling even worse and when Chris offered to make me a bacon butty I burst into tears. In the end, after a bacon butty, I started to feel a little better. I spend the afternoon working on Olivia’s dress and when I ran out of the right colour fabric, I considered driving all the way over to Lincoln to get some.
However in the end I didn’t bother as time disappeared faster than I expected. During the afternoon I also organised our next three murder mysteries and we’re sorted up till Christmas! Nat came around to visit again in the evening – mostly cos I’d had a bad day and she wanted to see if I was okay. She brought me Lush and as always it was great to have her here and catch up, even though it was only Tuesday when she’d last come. Since Nat was here, Chris invited Jon around and with him came wine. Due to another mishap (which I won’t get into) and ending up upset again, I caved to a very small glass of wine and felt much better for it.
Sunday morning we were awake at 8am and while it would have been possible to go back to sleep, I decided to get up instead. Chris and I sat and watched Mythbusters and drank a cup of tea while we came around. Then at 10am I went to Aldi and bought food for a Sunday Roast. I spent majority of the time until lunchtime, prepping and cooking, but the time I had in between I started to stitch dress two for Olivia – Sleeping Beauty.
Mum came around in time for lunch, so we all sat down to eat together. Once lunch was over, mum helped Megan with her homework (for hours) while Chris went up on his computer and I did more sewing. Eventually Megan and Mum were done but she then offered to do Lily’s maths homework with her so I gladly excepted. When I ran out of material again, I took another break from sewing, knowing I couldn’t do anything more until I get to Boyes again after work on Monday. Instead I went on my computer for the first time all day – made my 52 Project post and my Week 1 Stoptober post. Once Lily was in bed, Chris, Megan and I sat and watched Next Great Baker and then Megan went to bed. Chris went for a bath and continued to be organised by writing this post, ready for the next day (today). I watched Casualty (and cried at the end) followed by Doctor Who – while Chris went for a bath. Afterwards I went for a bath myself and then settled down to organise the rest of the week, both meal plans and my blog post topics.
During this week I’ve felt so much more organised than I ever have before. While I’m not 100% on top of everything, I have done things that have been outstanding for a while. Monday and Tuesday I want to crack on with getting sewing finished (I at least want Olivia’s 2 dresses done), then probably a day on my blog again, before making sure I have everything else sorted and organised. As well as all that, I’ve been managing to read a bit more this week too. I’m currently reading Insurgent (Divergent’s second book) and I’m enjoying it a lot. Every morning I stick the book in my bag so that if I have any time between work and picking the kids up, I can sit in the car and read. Like I said before, all in all, a good week. I’m feeling very positive and looking forward to another good week.