… things came to a head. I felt like I needed to escape the drudgery of the whole work, home, cook, blog, sleep schedule. The weeks are whizzing by in a blur. With a full time job, I trudge along my daily schedule – usually, in my case, grudgingly. Every year I yearn for special memories and for little adventures to share with the Mischief Maker. And, invariably, every year routine and my own over-inflated sense of guilt stops me from having those fun moments – because I need to cook; because I need to clean … So this week I’ve decided that what’s left of summer if going to be fun. With a capital F. For us as a family and for each of us as individuals.
*I have made the time to immerse myself in a couple of books again and am currently reading Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber and Tolkien –A Biography by Michael White. Both books are interesting, with Sybil being very thought-provoking and, of course, no die-hard Lord Of The Rings fan like me can miss an opportunity of learning more about the author of such a well-loved book.
*Everyday I am setting a few minutes aside to pin photos to my virtual pin-boards. I have written about Pinterest here and I am finding it to be a great place not only to find some wonderful images but also to introduce me to new blogs that I would not otherwise have found.
*I have discovered that the world of blogs is a strange place and we forge friendships with people all over the globe. When someone blogs regularly and then drops off the horizon, there is always the question in my mind as to what may have happened to my virtual friend. This week I was happy to find out that Carmen Alexandra (formerly of Coco Coterie) is now blogging at The Little Dog Laughs. I am so glad that Alexandra is back. Her writing is delightful and the photos she posts make me dream of girly things.
Image via The Little Dog Laughs
*Yesterday I went out for supper to Lo Squero restaurant with some ex-colleagues from work. The venue was excellent since the restaurant commands an unobstructed view of Marsamxett Harbour. Quite a magical setting, wouldn’t you say?
*Tomorrow evening, one of my childhood school friends has invited a group of us over for a pool party. It should be fun and I am sure giggles will abound. After all, no matter how old we get, we’re all still girls at heart.
*Saturday morning and early afternoon will be spent at the beach with my family and my parents. Looking forward to a super- relaxing time and lots of fun and laughter with the Mischief Maker.
*And in between all these little events, I have managed to fit in some craft activities with my son, a spot of healthy cooking since my husband (who will be referred to from now on as The American) is on a diet and a search for a new washing machine. Mine broke down last Sunday amidst loud groans of disapproval after 8 years of hard labour. In the meantime, I’ve seriously neglected house-cleaning. But who cares? Life is about making memories not collecting dust isn’t it?