Well hello to anyone still reading around here. It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
I had a mini blogging break. It wasn’t intentional (my breaks from the blog rarely are) but I just had so much going on that something had to give for a little while and it was my poor little blog for the past month or so.
So, what’s been happening? I’m back at work four days a week now which has been the biggest shift to be honest. I was working three days a week when I first returned from maternity leave and while it was a good balance for the home part of my life it was only just manageable for the work part of my life.
I actually really enjoy work (somewhat of a faux pas for a new-ish mum to admit) so only being able to give it part of my attention and spending a large part of my days in the office playing catch up was not ideal for me. Four days is good for the work side of things now (although my intention is to go back to full-time early in the new year) but it’s taken some adjustment on the home front. Grace is fine with it but it’s the ‘household management’ stuff that has been hard to squeeze into the time I actually have now.
So to make things easier on myself next year, I’m getting a cleaner. I have no problem whatsoever admitting that I would much prefer spending time with my daughter than dusting, mopping or cleaning bathrooms so my plan is to outsource those things. It was actually part of the original deal I made with Stu when discussing my back-to-work arrangements, if I’m going to work full-time I want a cleaner.
I am still going to be doing the day-t0-day cleaning that comes with, you know, living in a house, but the ‘big’ cleaning jobs I just want to outsource for my sanity. I don’t cope well in a messy or dirty home and we just don’t have the time, energy or inclination to do those things.
Grace is gorgeous as always (and you can usually see lots of baby spam over on Instagram), although she’s not really a little baby anymore. She’s bum shuffling around at lightning speed and I’m sure it won’t take long til she’s walking around and causing even more trouble!
Work and preparations for Christmas are really the things that have been keeping me busiest lately. I’m hoping that I can get myself organised enough shortly to get some posts together for you and be here a bit more regularly.
But enough about me, what have you been up to?