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#getgoodsummer Update Week 7

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I’ve linked up with all the other lovely bloggers over at Clarina’s Contemplations for Get Good Summer this year. Each of us have written five goals that we would like to achieve by the time the kids are back at school. You can read my little list here if you like. Just to keep us all on our toes, there’s a weekly update linky, so here’s how I’ve been getting on…

1. Writing: My first round of edits should be finished by Friday and hubby is going to go through it again from a copywriting perspective over the weekend. Stay tuned for a post tomorrow that contains a direct excerpt from the book.

2. GAPS: It’s been three months since starting GAPS, read here for what I’ve learnt so far. http://mummytriesgaps.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/three-monthiversary-on-the-gaps-intro-diet/

3. Exercise: I’ll be honest, this has taken a massive back seat while I’ve been engrossed in my writing. Something had to give, right?

4. Clearout: I’m being even more ruthless with the clearing out than I first intended and it feels great! I should definitely have baby boy’s room ready for him to move into by the end of summer. Not that he’ll be needing it at this rate, as he is routinely feeding every two hours day and night at the mo *sigh*

5. Caterpillars: We have cocoons! The whole family is absolutely fascinated by these little creatures.
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How are YOU getting on with your summer goals? 🙂

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15 Comments

  1. August 21, 2014 / 7:46 am

    The poor boy has been so unsettled, think we might see a tooth soon! The caterpillar/butterfly project has been lovely, I can definitely recommend it 🙂

  2. August 21, 2014 / 12:08 am

    Oh… Those two hourly feeds are a KILLER! Here’s hoping baby boy is so excited about his new room that he decides to sleep through the night! The butterflies look fascinating… Might need to investigate for my girls! Will check out the book excerpt… Sounds exciting!

  3. August 17, 2014 / 11:42 am

    Thanks Jess! I’ve only managed to write because my kids don’t sleep 😉 I’m sure you’ll get back on track after the holidays 🙂

  4. Jess @ Catch A Single Thought
    August 15, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    Well done on the writing! I have written about 1,000 words on my book all summer which is utterly abysmal. Exciting about the caterpillars/butterflies too. We did this a few months ago and the kids absolutely loved it, it’s a very exciting and interesting process!! #getgoodsummer

  5. August 15, 2014 / 5:47 am

    Thanks so much xx

  6. August 14, 2014 / 8:40 pm

    Very compelling to read. Like the honesty and how you tell it as it was. Must have been hard to write so have a lot of admiration for you.

  7. August 14, 2014 / 6:52 pm

    I know, I’m really excited about them! We’re just waiting for the last one to turn into a cocoon, then we need to move them to a bigger pot xx

  8. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)
    August 14, 2014 / 5:25 pm

    Sounds like you are doing so well with all your goals! Must be fascinating seeing those cocoons, be lively when they turn into butterflies!! X #getgoodsummer

  9. August 14, 2014 / 11:29 am

    Wow what a huge compliment! Thank you so much, that has genuinely made my day 🙂

    The book has been written in a self-help format. I’m hoping to get my messages across as easily as I can write about my past. There’s a fine line between inspirational and downright cheesy!!

  10. August 14, 2014 / 9:43 am

    Aha, I see! Well.. the excerpt has left me wanting more.

    You have a really compelling story and you tell it in a very simple but effective way. The unusual aspect is the way you’ve managed to break the cycle (a theme you’ve looked at before, I know) with the strength of your personality.

    You have a gift in writing and being able to get across important things that have happened to you, but not resorting to sentimentality.

    Anyway, I read a lot, think about books a lot and yeah… you’re a really good writer. It’s kinda like you’re really serious about it and it sounds like your project has a real energy and direction about it.

  11. August 13, 2014 / 7:05 pm

    What an amazing thing to see cocoons developing.

    Looking forward to the book excerpt!

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