Word Of The Week -3 #WotW

I am linking up again with Jocelyn from The Reading Residence.  The idea of #WOTW is to find one word that sums up your week.

The word of my week is

Blessed

This week I have an over riding feeling of being ‘blessed’.  I have been struggling with a few things this week and it’s easy for these feelings to get out of hand.

Then I stop and think of what I have.  Things that money can’t buy.  My wonderful, supportive, loyal husband, who is genuinely my best friend.  My beautiful baby, who lights up our world and makes us so very grateful to be her parents every single day.

I know others who are having a very difficult time at the moment and this reinforces this feeling for me.  I am so lucky and I am so very very grateful.

WOTWMy previous words of the week have been Organised and Overwhelmed

Word Of The Week -2 #WotW

I am linking up again with Jocelyn from The Reading Residence.  The idea of #WOTW is to find one word that sums up your week.

The word of my week is

OverwhelmedIn stark contrast to last week when I felt more in control and organised.  This week I have felt like I am sinking under the piles of tasks I need to complete.  I have lots of things to do regarding my blog.  Things are progressing well and I need to ensure I put time into it.  Having recently set up a new business I have a long list of tasks I need to be doing constantly, to get my business noticed, hopefully leading to sales.  My home is suffering and while I will never be (or want to be) a domestic goddess, I desperately need to keep more on top of the house work.  I would like to do more cooking (not a very confident cook) to take the load of Mr Hubby.  As I can’t really cook any attempt needs planning and planning takes time.  There are various ‘motherly’ things on my list, such as sorting out Baby’s photo’s, our photo wall at home and her keepsake box.  I realise these are not immediately important tasks, but they just add to the ‘stuff’ in my head.  Running alongside all this, is a worry that I don’t give enough time to Mr Hubby, as I am always on the laptop (when Baby is in bed).  I need to ensure I give him the attention he deserves.

Anyway, I’m sure by now you get the point, my to do list is massive and it is ever increasing.  It is often 8pm by the time I have Baby free time  (unless I have to go back up to her) and there is never enough time to make much of a dent in ‘The List’.  I find stress like paralysis,  I worry I have so much to do and then trying to focus becomes more difficult.  I hope a couple of all-nighters will make me feel on top of the situation again and perhaps my word for next week will be ‘accomplished’, fingers crossed!

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Word Of The Week -1 #WotW

The lovely Jocelyn from The Reading Residence has recently started a new linky, called ‘Word Of The Week’.  The challenge being to to find one word that sums up your week.  I love a linky and a challenge, so jumped at the chance to join in.

So the word of our week is

organisedI could have chosen a few other words, pain, illness, tired, grumpy, but I want to focus on a positive aspect of the week.

I have LOTS going on in my head, things I should be doing, things I want to do and if I just let these thoughts roam free, I get very stressed.  I want to do so much and do put alot of pressure on myself.  Hence the resulting stress.  I am an organiser by trade, but it usually escapes my home life, especially since Baby was born.

So this week I have tried to take control and it has made me feel a bit better.  I have focused on home and my blog.  Some aspects are still work in progress, but I have made a start.

I have finally bought a calendar for the kitchen, so we can see what’s coming up.  The first time in 14 years we have had a calendar in the house (usually just relying on our phones). It has columns for each of us, shopping list and note pad and has been useful already.  I also want to get in a better routine with the household chores (definitely still work in progress) by doing little and often.  I plan to make myself a timetable, just stating what I have to do each day.  When I am tired, hassled and stressed I find it hard to think straight and nothing much gets done.  So this might be a positive step.

I spent quite a while the other night ordering hundreds of photo’s (using the free prints you are offered when you sign up, what a saving!), as I take so many photo’s, but haven’t actually printed any yet.  I want to put some in Baby’s My Life Story diary and create a picture wall in our living room.  So another job ticked off my never ending list.photos

I love my blog, it is time I take for me.  I know it is about Baby and our family life, but I enjoy the process and the writing.  When I am stressed I do not feel creative and then I panic that I won’t have a post.  I know no-one will care, but I will, as I want to keep posting regularly.  So I have been thinking ahead and planning what I might like to post, and getting a few ideas in draft form.  I have also produced a spreadsheet detailing all the linkys I am aware of.  Sometimes I have an idea for a post to find the linky has just closed, so hopefully knowing what’s going on, when and where will help me plan and again reduce my stress.

All I need to do now is to focus on my new business!

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