This week’s #WOTW and #R2BC

By | January 21, 2016

That image gives you a clue as to how this week has gone for me.  I’ve been feeling very easily distracted – which is my word to sum up our week.

I’ve had plenty to do, but also plenty to distract me.  D has had a bit of an up-and-down week and T hasn’t had the best week at school.  

It’s been very easy for my mind to wander and the occasional cat leaping on my work papers when I’m trying to get something done or meowing extremely loudly if I’m on the phone (almost as if she’s jealous?!?) has all made for an easily distracted me.

As ever, it’s time to think positively and include my reasons to be cheerful:

1.  Frosty walks

The frost makes everything look so lovely, doesn’t it?  D and I had a lovely walk home yesterday and again today, looking at the frozen lake we pass and seeing if we could break the ice by throwing a stone or two.  We couldn’t and  it’s a shame that it will probably all have melted tomorrow as the temperature is set to rise.

Another happy thought is that the frost made our preferred (quieter) route to school passable.  It’s been a bit of a boggy mudfest previously and that has meant a detour past a busy, busy primary school, which hasn’t been doing much for D’s anxieties.

2.  Game on?

The rise in temperature should hopefully mean that T will get to play a football match this weekend.  The pitches on recent Saturdays have either been water-logged or frozen and this has meant he hasn’t played competitively for over a month.  Fingers crossed.

3.  Singing 

D takes after me in that she loves to sing when she’s feeling happy.  This afternoon’s walk home was accompanied by her singing snippets of “Consider Yourself” from Oliver as she’s practising songs at school for a musical production in a few months.  

4.  Looking ahead

It’s taken a good few years but D now recognises Christmas, Easter and her birthday.  Her birthday isn’t until May but she’s already getting excited about it and decided what she would like.

An “aaaaw” moment came when she told me that she’d like a silver locket so that she could put a picture of me in it and look at it at school.  Cute eh?

She knows it’s January and there’s a few months until her birthday but that’s not stopping her squeaking about it with excitement as she gets tucked in at night.

5.  Voluntary role

No two days are the same in my new role. Distractions aside, it’s been a productive week.  Next Monday brings my first attendance at a Board meeting as a Director.  I used to attend and take minutes at all day Board meetings when I was a career gal so it will be interesting to be included in the chat and decision-making and not just a note-taker.

(Substitute £ for $ and a coffee for ice cream that that would be me), speaking of coffee…

How’s your week been? 

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LakesSingleMum on 22nd January 2016 at 12:04 pm.

we love frosty walks and singing too! So glad she is recognising her birthday etc. Lovely that she wants a locket. Hope football goes ahead, the (dis)advantage of fell racing is they don’t care about the weather!


Stephanie Robinson on 22nd January 2016 at 1:15 pm.

I often joke I have the retention of a goldfish as I’m so easily distracted. I think ice cream would definitely help 🙂 Enjoy that meeting x #wotw


Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 22nd January 2016 at 1:38 pm.

Oh, the locket! That’s so lovely. It can be so easy to have those weeks, I know. Hope you’re back on track again soon x Thanks for sharing with #WotW


Looking for Blue Sky on 22nd January 2016 at 3:54 pm.

Good luck with the board meeting and I hope you get the weather you need for the next week x


mummyshire on 24th January 2016 at 12:53 am.

haha! that’s so funny as distraction was my word of the week, too! It’s so easy to get distracted and I love the image in your post. For me substitute a cup of tea and I’m there!!
I hope your Board Meeting goes well next week and there are fewer frosty mornings to get us both distracted!


Sarah Christie on 24th January 2016 at 1:32 pm.

I am so easily distracted, in fact I have a rule not to answer the phone when i am working now, because if I answer it, it is fatal, but I am a pro a pottering and getting nothing done x


xOjox on 27th January 2016 at 10:49 pm.

My week has been hugely distracting too! I would love to write about it, but I just can’t seem to get my head/mojo in the right place. Glad to hear that that I’m not the only one that loves the frost xx


Beth MusingHousewife on 27th January 2016 at 11:11 pm.

Ahh, I love your reasons to be cheerful. They are lovely! I am also very easily distracted. 🙂


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