It’s that time of the year in our house! Busy, busy, busy.
It’s also that time of the year when the slump hits…you know at work, when you feel like enough is enough and you need like a 3month sabbatical?!?! Or is that just me…
Anyway, let me catch you up on what’s happening on my side currently;-
Birthday planning: remember, I have two December babies. One on the 5th and the other on the 11th. This year, we’re doing two separate parties. When will I stop doing parties??? Neevvveerrrrrr!!!!! Both of them are school parties because well, BUDGET! The boys were given the number of kids they were allowed to invite, and both chose where they want the party. We’re having them on the same weekend – the 8th and the 9th – one at a bike park and the other at the good old Spur 🙂 Their birthday gifts were bought last month already (#winning), the venue bookings have been made and the invitations have gone out. So now just for the RSVPs…
Christmas planning: WE are hosting Christmas this year. We had a family meeting to discuss what we’re going to do and we settled on Christmas Eve dinner at my folks (in their Jo’burg place, not Durban in case you were wondering ;-)), then Christmas breakfast at us and a late lunch on Christmas afternoon/evening…a formula that we’ve used the last two years, a winner for us all…now just to decide on the food! Let’s just say that there are only two “adventurous eaters”, my mother and I. The rest are content if we just have the usual stuff that we eat every other day. Boring much?!
School stuff: can the school year just end already!!!! 17more days…but who’s counting 🙂 🙂 🙂 Between the two schools: fitting into the calendar things like awards, galas, parents’ days…it just feels like it never ends!!!! I cannot believe that we’ve almost finished grade 1 though – how even?! It feels like just the other day that we were stressing about moving into big school and now we’ve almost finished the first year. Ethan really thrived this year and we are so proud of him. Riley has broken out of shell so to speak and has really grown much bigger over the last few months. Yesterday, he brought home all his art from parents’ day last week, and I’m honestly dreading the batch that they’ll send out in the next few weeks FROM THE YEAR ‘cos it’s just so much. But the things they do at their school is really phenomenal and that’s why we’ll keep him there until he completes grade R!!!
2018: This year has really been a good year for the most part for me. It’s not “round up time” yet, but yesterday, I was discussing with my colleagues how the year has been so far. The lady who sits across from me said it’s been her worst year by far, and she cannot wait until 2019 starts. The lady next to her said it’s been okay, she did something she’d wanted to do for herself in such a long time and feels a sense of accomplishment which is always good! For me, I have three or four highlights which I’ll have to share in a post all it’s own, but I can definitely say that all of them relate to family which really speaks to my core value, and for that, I’m really happy.
ME: My mum believes that I am starting somewhat of a mid-life crisis…no, I’m not that old, but I feel like my mind is all over the place at the moment. I feel like I’m questioning just about everything in my life. Work, life in general, spirituality – I’m feeling unsettled in a way. I know that this can only mean growth dear friends, and so, in the next few months, I am excited and expectant for what God has planned in my life!!!
On that note, happy Tuesday – have a fabulous week xxx