Monday, 5 October 2009

and the holidays begin:

I have just started some long service leave, I've been looking forward to this for AGES it seems, although it's only been a few months since my last lot. But this time I have the rest of the week with Kel and then some time for just me by myself. I really need that 'me' time... seriously!

I'm very lucky that Kel's at the age where he doesn't need me all the time. He and Darren have a great friendship and most times are more like buddies than father and son; this frees me up, giving me time to do my own thing, to create and have a natter online with good friends and I'm so lucky that I have this best of both worlds {because luckily for me mum still gives good cuddles}.

But even with such freedom, it's never really me doing just my 'own' thing... working full time, being a wife, mother, housekeeper, cook, personal organiser yada yada yada... we all know the drill especially if you also have a 'day job' to go with the mum/wife job... it wears you out! Even though there is no way I would want to trade our day to day chaos for another life {well ok, a big lotto win would happily allow us to change some things LOL}, but sometimes I need time just for me and this time 'round it's come at the perfect time. My sister said to me tonight that mum was saying she has no idea how I do it all... just to hear that makes me feel ok to admit that, yes it's HARD, worth it yes, but hard... and how I cope: a usually helpful hubby & son, holidays and ME time!

All the stress, worry, fear from our last few months of rollercoaster rides have worn me out... it will be nice to just 'be' for a change. These next couple of weeks, I'm going to savour it all...

So this week Kel and I have no firm plans. I have visions of some walks in the bush behind us, a walk along the river at Bells splashing in rock pools and hunting for tadpoles... a trip up to Northam to see my sister and so Kel can run amock up there with his cousins, then when Darren gets paid a trip for the whole family to the movies... such a treat after so long of not going out. I'm so looking forward to tomorrow... my week with just Kel will be bliss!

Next week sadly involves some paperwork that MUST be done... but will also include a lunch date with my sister, a shopping day with a friend, a scrappy cleanup day at another friends house, getting ready for selling some shop stock at the markets, a scrap over... oh and a Tupperware Party at mum's. So many wonderful girly Missy things to look forward to... these holidays are going to bring me the best of all my worlds!!

Until next time, take care of you.


  1. Hello there Divine Miss M, enjoy your time off & time out, indulge in renewing your spirit, it so easily gets trampled in the everyday life, I so know that lovely. I just had a little scraoll down your blog, your tags, acryllic album & scrap pages all have so much colour in them lately, they are beautiful & so uplifting visually! Your blog makeover is gorgeous, more KarenB (vintage blue/neutrals style) than Missy, (saturated colour & flourishes style) but gorgeous all the same, lol!!! Love & Hugs

  2. Hiya Donna... loving my holidays!

    I love the vintage, grungy look & then I love the brights... trying to get then to meld is the hard part! Guess I like the best of both worlds atm, trying new things, playing, making mess... all such fun, but colour is drawing me forward atm, maybe it's Spring having an influence or something!!