This morning I layed in bed and truly believed for about 20 minutes that today was Saturday. It was deeply disappointing when I realised it was 7.15am and that we had to run around for School. Anyone else feeling a bit like this at the moment?
On Monday I picked some flowers in my sister’s garden for her because I knew that the rains were coming. Still thinking about those roses, they were THE most beautiful pink, blouse-y pink blooms and smelt even better than you can imagine!
Plus I was trying to distract myself from the morning tea spread she had put on when I was meant to be fasting. Stupid Mondays. Anyway, that afternoon the rains did indeed come, and they haven’t bloody left. It has literally NOT stopped since about 5.30pm Monday. Mostly constant, sometimes torrential, they say over 400mms and no sign of it stopping. So much mud. And Frank not wanting to go outside. And footprints. And wet. Happy for it to stop anytime now and go where else it’s needed.
You guys, Biebs was AMAZING. We had the best time. Nailed the exit too so were home before midnight which was a Christmas miracle but to see the look on Daisy’s face, the pure joy and delight, to sing and dance with her together, I won’t ever forget it. I even shed a little tear!
I tell you what, I have a complete disinterest in pretty much EVERYTHING work related this week. Can’t seem to get it together. Not interested. Cannot focus. Can’t remember a bloody thing and entirely unmotivated. I’m putting it down to two things. NEW and YORK.
It’s next week! Like in just over a week!
The weather forecast on my app will almost be for when we arrive on Sunday 26th. I keep thinking things like “the next time the recycling bin gets emptied, we will be in New York!” I am both so overexcited and yet dreading leaving the kids. Isn’t it ALWAYS the way?! You can’t wait for some time away from your kids, a break and the minute you get it? You miss them! Rob has told me it’s impossible to miss the kids before you even go away, but I already am.
Lucky I am distracting myself with packing and thinking about what to take. This morning when Mags went down for her sleep I spent a good hour going through clothes and working out “looks” for the trip. Apparently I think I’m Erica from Real Housewives of Bevs now?! If only I had staff to put them together for me and photograph them…
I want to make sure I don’t over pack (because: SHOPPING) but it’s also bloody FREEZING. Like tops of 5 or 6 with still SNOW (can you even IMAGINE if it snowed?!!!!!!) and I want to look good. And like a grown up because it’s a KID FREE TRIP. It’s quite a business.
I got my hair done too.
Maybe I shouldn’t have seen Biebs the day before the cut because I pretty much look like him now. AND I’M THRILLED ABOUT IT.
And new luggage I ordered online arrived this morning. And I can keep it out.
BECAUSE WE ARE GOING AWAY NEXT WEEK.
There’s documents to write for the two Grandma’s who are coming down and staying with the girls for a week each. Calendars to fill in, sleepovers to organise and all the while not mentioning it too much because the big two get a bit sad. It’s no wonder I can’t focus…one minute I am yelling in caps and the next holding Mags and crying because my HEART MY BABIES WHAT WAS I THINKING LEAVING THEM?
But I know this: time together as a couple is SO important. We need this trip. 12 years of marriage (we leave on our wedding anniversary) 3 kids, big moves and career changes, we need to laugh. And have sex. And sleep without being woken up. And have no plans. Eat dinner at 10pm. Have a long boozy lunch. And just be together. And as quick as this trip is here, it will be over again and I’ll be putting the recycling bin out myself. At least I will have a camera full of photos and a heart filled to the brim with good times.
Of course I will be blogging when I am away and sharing along (one of my favourite parts of travel is to blog and share the memories as they happen for ME so when I am sad I can go back and remember that we really DID have that adventure). Hope you’re all ready for a quick trip to NYC?!
But for now it’s back to forgetting what I had to do and putting on gumboots AGAIN and spending as much time with Maggie as I can and using her as an excuse over work. The boys have gone camping for the weekend (apparently where it’s not raining) down in the snowies so it’s a few days of solo parenting with the kids….
Maybe just the ticket for getting me on that plane quicker next week! Ha!
Hope you guys have a great weekend planned. We have a few events on in the village and other than that hopefully lots of downtime on the couch while it rains outside. Have a good one friends x