Life at 9 o’clock

life at 9 o'clock

So it seems that I have been missing for some time from this little space. I have not been posting regularly and thats not on purpose I promise. I went back to work a month ago, I know I work from home, but I mean work outside of the home. I went back for many reasons. One of them being to just have some time away from home. As I was becoming a bit of a recluse in these four walls. Working from home does that and I have not been one to try a cafe like so many of you bloggers, which maybe I should try actually.

But Anyway as I have been working out of the house and at home my hours to devote to purely personal blogging have somewhat diminished at the moment. Which makes me sad. I think about my blog constantly. It is always on my mind. I think not until this evening have I had a chance to pick up my laptop for pleasure and just write. So here I am, and its 9 o’clock.

As you all know we are also in the process of completely doing the house which means our time goes very quickly on all the things going on around us including me working now.

I don’t know how much longer I will work for. We will just see how things go. At the moment Daniel’s job is extremely flexible and on the days I work he can drop the children at school. If he couldn’t drop them I wouldn’t be able to work. We actually find out tomorrow in regards to a job that is a fair way away for him and if he takes it then things will change around here again, and very quickly too.

Going forward I am happy, just a little busy and I miss the children a lot. Those morning drop offs although sometimes a mini battle are actually times where we get to spend time together, me doing sophia’s hair in front of the mirror, its so long now. Although the mornings I work I make sure I do her hair before I leave because we found that out the hard way when Daniel had to get one of our friends on the school playground to do it for her. I felt so awful when I got home and found out, awful for sophia because I know how upset she gets about her hair. So thank you to my lovely friend for coming to the rescue. I miss preparing their breakfast and Sophia’s pack lunch. I haven’t been able to do that for some time now and I do really miss it.

Especially so as for the last few weekends they have slept at their grandparents house. One weekend was for Daniels birthday and the next so we could finish tiling the bathroom together and then this weekend it will be Blogon Conference which I am really looking forward too. But again will mean I wont see them. I miss them.

But I know right now it is only temporary and life will slow down again very soon. That’s always the way isn’t it?

I think some seasons in our lives can be so fast paced we don’t know where the day goes and others so slow we feel we are waiting for something. But I quite like it like that. I like the change. Although sometimes scary or uncertain. Life is always changing and adaptions always need to be made. And thats okay. I would like to think that as I am getting older I get used to the change that inevitably occurs. Although life itself stays the same it is fickle, interchangeable and its not stagnant.

Its always moving forward, sideways in different directions. Even the busyness, I am busy doing all the things that I enjoy. I like my day to be full, full of the things that make me happy. Most things make me happy. I think about this stage in my life and I only ever feel grateful for it.

Our children wont always be little and my heart is always overflowing for them. I enjoy so much taking sophia to her swimming lessons, watching her ride her bike. Picking Archie up from preschool, giving him a bath when he arrives home as he is usually full of mud and sand. Which I love. I love that he enjoys playing and getting messy. Just this weekend gone the grass was wet and he actually lay in it, he lay flat in it, he ran in it with no shoes on. He then got naked and carried on doing it. I let him and I smiled because its not everyday you get to play in wet muddy grass. He had the best time smiles from ear to ear. I wont forget it, as its quite a contrast to sophia who would never have done that. And actually she is so sensitive I remember her telling her granny that you cannot jump in the autumn leaves because there might be birds or small animals in there and you might stand on them. Ever the caring soul she is.

Well I think I have said everything I wanted to this evening. I wish you all a happy Tuesday and I hope to write back here soon.



  1. May 17, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I love how you’ve said that this stage of life just makes you happy and grateful – I can really relate x

  2. May 17, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    You have so much going on. Take your time and enjoy that family of yours. We will still be here when it’s all finished xx

  3. May 18, 2017 / 12:08 am

    Such a lovely post, I can relate to this so much. I am going back to work next week for the first time in five years. My children and three and five and I’m in such a mix of excitement and scared about it. Well done for juggling everything and being such a lovely mum!

  4. May 18, 2017 / 9:42 am

    Oh bless you lovely. It sounds like you have a such a lot on at the moment. I often feel like I am juggling too many balls. I’m sure things will settle down a bit soon for you all. As long as you are still happy, that is all that matters. Lots of love xxx

  5. May 18, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    It is important to do what feels right for you, I do like the idea of finding a cafe to blog in though!! Kaz x

  6. May 20, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    I can totally relate, life seems so hectic at the moment! Hopefully it will slow down a little so we can enjoy what is around us a little more. I hope you have a lovely time at Blog On this weekend too x

  7. May 24, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I totally understand – I have so much going on in my life at the moment that I just can’t fit everything in x

  8. May 25, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    There’s isn’t enough time in the day. I work full time and have time with the kids basically for 2 hours after work.

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