Working 9 to 5.
It’s been a long few weeks. Well actually those hours are a myth. Especially since we were put into lockdown. Working through this time looks very different to that. To me. In some ways its about survival. About distraction from what is going on around us. And then there’s staying in a routine, protecting George and working through this together as a family. There’s early starts before the rest of the house wakes, there’s waking in the middle of the night and then there’s working into the night trying to catch up from the time lost home schooling our gorgeous boy.
And despite feeling tired, defeat isn’t an option. We will get through this. Together. Together as a family. I didn’t think it possible to feel closer but, during lockdown we have become stronger. And don’t get me wrong we’ve had our squabbles, we’ve also laughed a lot and those are the moments we will remember.
And so, this week I have been …
Painting fence panels
If you follow me on Insta you’ll know that for the last week I have been painting fence panels. Over the weekend and every spare moment in the evenings. Mr H has been doing the real graft, he’s been digging, shifting tonnes of soil, hacking at roots from trees, moving bricks. So much soil. So much graft. I have been painting fence panels, making them look pretty, creating the start of what will be our haven. Our bodies are aching but we wanted to do it our way, to save a few bucks but also, its our lockdown project. We needed this. Look how pretty they look…
This week, a long soak in the bath and reading a few pages of my magazine has felt like self care. Stealing moments in between work, home schooling and painting. I’m hoping to steal a few more of these moments next week.
I’ve found a new series to binge, Grey’s Anatomy. Now I know I’m
a little a lot late to this party but gosh do I love it. It’s great. There are many, many series to watch which is one of the reasons I am enjoying it so much. Although I think I’m at the point when we are going to lose a major character. That, I am not looking forward to. You see, I am that person – the one who gets too involved in a story line.
Which for those reading my blog my think, well you do that on stories all of the time. Actually, this time it’s for my day job. My business. H2 Consultancy – which has just passed it’s 1 year anniversary. As part of passing that milestone I wanted to raise our game, raise the profile of us as individuals and the business. It’s new to me, I’m stepping out of my comfort zone, part of me is enjoying it, really enjoying it – the rest of me cringes each time I press upload.
We have all been looking forward to switching off. Taking a break together for a few days. We should of been in France for half term, we were meant to be sailing to St Malo on Thursday evening and spending our days exploring Brittany. That didn’t happen. Of course it didn’t. And that’s OK. We are together, safe and staying healthy. We are lucky but of course it’s OK to feel sad. What we are looking forward to is taking a break from work and home schooling and the routine we have adapted to over the last 9 weeks. Next week will be different.
How are you spending the long weekend? Your half term?