It has been a busy week, where I feel like I’ve barely had a chance to sit down but one during which I feel like I have achieved absolutely nothing.
Like most of the country, our school sent out end of year reports this week. Cheeky Chap is the sort of child who could easily get forgotten about. He gets on with his work, meets targets and doesn’t particularly excel in any area. I read his report and shed a few tears. With words like “polite and helpful”, “calm and confident” and “eager to learn” how could I not be proud?
Following our separation, which we hope will be temporary, I have picked up “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” by John Gottman and Nan Silver. It is a book I bought and read when we first got married nearly ten years ago. I figured a bit of a refresher and perhaps actually doing some of the activities might help.
In her Little Loves post last week, Morgana linked to this post from Sarah Bessey. It made me cry. It articulates perfectly where I am at and how I feel. And how, through it all, the best I can do is to keep not quitting.
I know I am about 17 years behind the rest of the world but I have just started watching The West Wing. I’m a bit annoyed that I have only just started watching it though as NOW TV only have it until the end of July and I’m not sure I can watch it all before then. Wish me luck!
Aside from the radio, I’ve been mostly listening to Hillsong United’s latest album, Wonder. Every time they bring out a new album I am blown away by their talent and passion.
It has been a funny old week with clothes, I have spent just as much time in jeans and a top as I have in a dress.
In an effort to carve out some time together and work on rebuilding our family, the three of us went away to Hope Cove. We took Cheeky Chap out of school for two days and had some precious time in our happy place. It didn’t matter that it rained all day on Tuesday. Simply being there meant we all felt a million miles away from real life, although we were all too aware how different things are right now. Still, I think it helped.