Life lately: A little update

July 19, 2018Hels

I haven’t posted in a while, so I thought a little chatty catch-up was called for…

There hasn’t really been a reason for the lack of posting, other than a total lack of inspiration. I’ve still being doing lots of reading, so I’ll have plenty of book reviews coming up soon, I hope you’re still enjoying them!

So, life…

Things have been pretty good, but extremely tiring. I was ill last week, some horrible fever-y flu-type thing, and unfortunately it was one of those weeks where Sam had a lot on at work and England were trying to bring football home so he was out quite a bit. This meant, aside from his mornings at nursery, I had Dougie by myself. Toddlers are exhausting at the best of times, but when you’re feeling awful, it’s almost impossible. I felt like a terrible Mum because I couldn’t run around with him or play with him properly, but for the most part he was really sweet and quite happy to sit and push his trains back and forth to me while I was lying pathetically on the sofa.

Dougie has been going through a lot of…I don’t even know what. There are a lot of feelings going on with him. So many emotions. Tears, tantrums, frustrations… I’m genuinely a bit anxious each morning when I go and get him to see what mood he’s in! He’s decided he doesn’t like sitting in his buggy anymore, he just wants to walk and push it. For the most part I don’t mind that, as he’s very good at holding onto the buggy and is well-behaved but it’s really not ideal when I’m trying to get anywhere quickly!

I’ve been reading a lot recently. Last month I read a lot of good books, but not really any great books. This month, EVERYTHING I’ve read has been amazing! I’m trying to decide on my Book of the Month for July and I have no idea what to choose. This Is Going To Hurt (Adam Kay), Why Mummy Swears (Gill Sims) and Reasons To Stay Alive (Matt Haig) are the top contenders at the moment. Also, I got my first ever book PR package, and I was SO happy. It’s a gorgeous selection of books, The Myths, from Canongate. These are legendary tales, retold by some incredible authors, and they have been republished with the most gorgeous covers.

I don’t generally publish a huge amount of personal stuff on this blog, but I’ve been feeling a bit anxious lately, and not great in myself. Maybe it’s in part from being ill, and feeling a bit overwhelmed by everything. I haven’t had much chance to go to the gym or for a run or anything which I hate. However, I have become a vegetarian. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’d been doing meat-free Monday’s and I was really enjoying it, and I decided to just go for it and so I’ve stopped eating meat altogether. I feel good for it, and I absolutely love trying new dishes and browsing for new recipes. If anyone has any recommendations, I’d love to hear them! I’ve also cut off a lot of my hair, which I’m really pleased about. It was so long and was annoying me so much, and now I feel so much lighter!

We’ve got a wedding this weekend. I haven’t been to a wedding since our own wedding! I’ve got a dress to wear, and I got my nails done today (bright purple!) and I’m trying really hard to feel positive about my outfit and my appearance and just enjoy the day rather than letting my anxiety consume me. Hopefully the sun will be shining and it’ll just be lovely to spend the day with Sam and our friends.

I’ve been enjoying the sunshine with Dougie, although I’ll be honest, I’m ready for autumn now. The knitwear, the hot drinks and the autumn leaves are waiting for me and I cannot wait.

How is your summer going?

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