I just started writing a post. And my phone deleted it. This is why I haven't been on here in an age. My phone broke, I finally got a new one and then that has also broken before I got chance to download all our summer photos from it, which I had actually begun a really simple memory book for. Do you know when it feels like nothing works out?? It would be easier with a camera but that's never had chance to get fixed either. Sometimes it feels like this whole house is full of half finished jobs. There is a box in the hall with a small shed in for the garden so we can move outdoor toys from the attic, finish cleaning the attic from about a year ago and finally make Jess a bedroom up there so Toby can have her bedroom. But first we need to clean the garden up so the shed can go on it. There are things everywhere in the house, stuff stuffed all over, our ensuite is full of toys cleaned from the attic, and then because it's nearly Christmas and Toby's birthday we feel like we need to buy more toys that we don't have anywhere to put. I made a new Life List but Blogger deleted it. I'll try again anyway:
Sort the house out (this incorporates a list all of it's own that is too long to even be written down anywhere), whilst spending as little money as possible i.e. Stop buying more furniture for quick fixes
Do the 51 week Lego Challenge that I just found on pinterest, as a family
Fill the creative drawer and use it at least every weekend (shouldn't be hard to fill, attic is full of creative activity stuff)
Get outside - to the woods, the park, the glen - waterproofs, scarves and a flask, let the kids get muddy x.
Create more - knit, crochet, craft, and experiment with much more - selling items through The Creative Owl is just a sideline excuse for creating more ;)
Make Christmas more about fun, family and magic and less about money and more toys to pile with the other piles of toys
Try out one new meal and one new treat every week from my pinterest boards
Learn more about the things that really matter from my children and the two year olds I work with
Carve out more couple time - in the midst of having family time we need to remember that we need a solid centre for the family to branch from x.
And, as an added extra which makes most of this list seem rather pointless, I really need to quit trying to make life perfect and just enjoy the moments as they come xx.
Seeing as we've been absent for so long and you may have missed us, here is the chaos we live in.........crazy people have the best fun ;)
The eldest child - not counting the husband who is clearly a lost cause in this photo - is absent due to getting older and not being as fond of crazy picture taking......