Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Back to basics

Once upon a time, way back in the beginning of this blog, it was a lot more about good stuff.  And if not nice big good stuff, then the little good stuff. 

There was Maxabella's grateful type good stuff, until it moved to kidspot and childless me felt even more a bit out of place than usual amongst the onslaught on Mummy bloggers. 

There was also my silver lining.  The partial inspiration of my blog name.  I haven't really used my silver lining blog label with any regularity in a long long while now.  And not just because I've been the slackest blogger ever of late.  Well before I petered off. 

Since getting back into work I have felt completely flat out.  It's been great working again but the lack of energy hit me and it's taken til now, after a lovely five day break over Easter in which I didn't leave the house for three days, that I'm finally starting to feel a bit more energetic.  Like maybe I've got my head around this working three days a week business and maybe I can start doing something other than feeling exhausted and shell shocked on the other four days.  You see, I really have done very little of interest to blog about.  Work has got in the way of living, which we know is not the way it is supposed to be, but I have been confident hopeful that my body was going to get used to it again and things would start to balance out.  Fingers crossed that's what happening now.

So now it's time to get back into the good stuff that's been happening in my world.  Big things as well as little things.  Probably mostly little things, because that's what makes each day count.

1. There was much fun last night with MR as we spent a bit of time trying to work out what pattern we had in our fingerprints without actually printing them on anything (don't ask me why we were doing this at 9:30pm, I can't quite remember).  And much hilarity (by me at least) as we both tried to say 'whorl' without sounding like we were drawling American's from the deep south. 

2. Last week I had some lovely retail therapy success for the first time in ages, finding not one but two jackets that actually looked nice and had arms that were long enough.  And a new pair of jeans that were reduced from $230 to $90.  They're on layby at the moment because I was actually just looking for a new top...

3. I have been doing lots of reading lately and really enjoying the peace, quiet and lack of screen time.  On the weekend I read the entire 1111 page World Without End by Ken Follett.  Not my usual sort of read but I really liked it.  I've been trying to branch out in my reading style lately.

What good stuff has been happening in your life lately?


Jodie Sinclair said...

Hi Megan,

I was wondering where you had been :-) Good to see you back! I hear you when it comes to being tired all the time, and I have no illness to contend with! I think its just our modern pace that wears us out.

I have been trying to wedge in a walk a few days a week, the best I can do at the moment - isnt it sad when a even a walk has to be planned!

Take care xx

Michelle said...

Work hey, really does get in the way of our playtime too much. Just got to make sure you make some time for you though so you dont burn out! It sure is the little things ... Last month I did an online course called blog boss which I absolutley loved and it gave me so many new blogging ideas. I wish I could blog full time instead of doing an office job. Maybe one day my dream will come true :)

CurlyPops said...

I'm feeling a bit the same as you at the moment. So exhausted from being at hospital 3-4 days a week that there's no time/energy for anything else.
I'm hoping to eventually go back to work three days a week.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hopes up!

2paw said...

Lots of good stuff, fingerprints are very exciting, yay for layby and new clothes, especially those on special. I am reading lost too, though I make a list on my blog and not GoodReads. I make a list of good things every Monday to remind myself that things ARTE good, as per my psychologist's suggestion. Good things are good. have a great weekend!!