To say that February was a month of mixed emotions would be a huge understatement. On the one hand we had lots to celebrate with Clara turning four, Freddy turning two and mine and hubby’s anniversary. On the other hand we had more illness, truly shocking sleep, a disastrous half term, and behaviour that would push the calmest of parents over the edge.
Then yesterday I read a request on a mums Facebook group, asking for donations of food and nappies for a local lady who had to flee her home with her boy whose about F’s age, due to domestic violence. It certainly put my life into perspective, and spurred me on to write this post.
There have been plenty of #LittleWins nestled among the many challenges in February!
Top of the list has to be hubby getting promoted for the second year in a row, I’m so proud of him and everything he is achieving at work.
A very close second was mine and hubby’s whole day off, where we treated ourselves at the gorgeous K West Spa, had a super relaxing treatment, then stayed overnight in their Hotel. I wasn’t reviewing it for the blog, and it’s not lost on me how fortunate we are to have been able to do this. It was amazing to reconnect and recharge the batteries. Lots of fun while the kids enjoyed Granny and Grandad time.
We had dinner and cocktails nearby, in the fab basement bar underneath the Brook Green Hotel. The barman was seriously talented in the drinks making department, and I’d highly recommend checking out this gem if you’re in the area.
Our seedlings and plants are doing well, fingers crossed they survive the forecasted cold snap on its way for March.
Okay so this one is a bit sad, but I discovered that scrubbing my toilets with a wire wool gets them sparklingly clean in a matter of minutes without using a single chemical. The loos haven’t been this nice since we had the house deep cleaned last summer.
I’ve done tons of planning for my novel in progress, and have written about 20k words now. Another 50k(ish) to go until I have a first draft on my hands. The story is coming together wonderfully, and knowing what I want to write makes it feel a lot less like climbing a mountain when I get the opportunity to put pen to paper as it were. Jotting down rough chapter outlines on index cards has been a big help, huge thanks to Sophie for putting me on to them.
I’ve been making my own Vitamin C and tumeric supplements, which help stave off colds. These little DIY beauts have saved me a small fortune, and I’m toying with the idea of filming a YouTube tutorial if I can find the time.
After a minor disaster last weekend, I ended up having a gorgeous ‘mummy day’ with Clara, where I got to spoil her rotten with my time and love. We went to the cinema, ate fish and chips and hung out in each other’s company for five whole hours. One on one time is so important when you have a bigger family, and we’ve decided to do regular love bombing sessions for both girls. Now that we are home educating, this has become a priority.
And last but by absolutely no means least, we booked a holiday to Greece for May. Less than seventy sleeps to go, the countdown is on…
What are your little wins? Tweet me @mummytries using the hashtag #LittleWins and I’ll gladly RT your post 🙂