Saturday, January 3

Settling in

I'm struggling to get back to any kind of routine after the festive season. It took me ages to unpack all the bags after our holiday and I still feel that everything is just a little disorganised (except my bathroom cabinet which I cleaned out yesterday). Of course we have another 3+ weeks of school holidays so it will be some time before we get back to complete normality ('normal' being a relative term around here).

Next week is shaping up to be very busy, the girls will be doing daily swimming lessons and although Tom is still on holiday he has some contract work to complete and I have a number of things I MUST do for the business. We'll be battling for computer time and fighting over whose turn it is to take the girls to their swimming lesson, should be a fun week.

I feel I should say something about the future, this being a brand new year and all. I have no resolutions for 2009, I don't really 'do' resolutions - I can never keep them - but I have a lot of hope that this will be a much better year than 2008. I also have some personal and business 'goals', things I'd like to achieve rather than things I resolve to do (or not do). Most of all I hope to make 2009 a happier year by enjoying the journey a bit more, taking it all a bit less seriously, having more 'fun' (whatever that is) and getting away for short breaks more often. I don't expect this year to be any less busy than last year was, but I'd like to handle it a bit better by remembering to stop occasionally.

This year I will try not to be a slave to stress and worry and sadness.

And I'll keep blogging, my second blogiversary is coming up, can't quit now.


12 comments:

Dave said...

Hear, hear!

Cathy said...
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Cathy said...

Haven't made any resolutions either...I'd just like to be a tad more organised lol.

Z said...

I wish our children had several weeks of holiday after Christmas. Like you, I always found it so hard to get going again.

I think that taking some time to savour life as it is now and appreciate family and friends is a good decision at any time, not just for the new year. And there's a period when you can't put mourning behind you and then a time when you can look forward again, and it's good if you can recognise and take hold of that.

Cathy said...

just posted a response to your tagging (from about a month ago!)

Caitlin said...

Thank you Dave, glad you agree.

Cathy, I'm obsessively organised a lot of the time, there must be a middle ground ha ha. I'll pop over to your blog shortly.

Z, I think the long school holiday is the only good thing about a summer Christmas :-).

You're right of course, anytime is a good time to make those kind of changes, I suppose new year is just such an emphatic 'start' of something that it prompts action. I also think I need to find the balance between mourning and missing people and still enjoying my own life, which they would want me to do.

The Dotterel said...

Oh good! You're a veteren now!

Dave said...

'I'll keep blogging, my second blogiversary is coming up, can't quit now.'

Ahem.

Caitlin said...

Hello and welcome Mr Dotterel. I like to think I'm a veteran but Dave puts me to shame.

Dave...I didn't say anything about blogging daily you know me better than that.

Dave said...

How about every other day?

solsticedreamer said...

although i have no children and this christmas was an odd one i am finding it hard to get back into my old routine. i did not take off the allowed time for my studies, i think i had three days away from it but it was always in my mind...now...struggling to get back!

Caitlin said...

Ok Dave, but only if the month doesn't have an 'r' in it.

I know what you mean Lee, when I was studying I could rarely take a break or holiday with having it in the back of my mind the whole time, thend I found when I did stop it was hard to get going again.