Gearing up for the busy season

Wow, doesn’t the year just slip away once October is finished! I’ve spent some time today on my November calendar, and my list of things to do next week is super full. I’m trying to stay calm about that, and focus on the essentials. I’m prioritising ruthlessly at the moment. There is much I feel…

Winter plans that went well enough

    I’m a huge believer of doing things well enough and not expending too much effort getting things just-so. And yet I also struggle with perfectionism. The two probably shouldn’t go together, and yet, in my experience, they totally do. That’s how I can consider my making-winter-bearable (enough) plan  a success even though I haven’t…

A blog post about nothing*

Wow it’s been quiet here on the blog. I haven’t checked in for a while and obviously not many others have either. I’ve been busy, and seriously working on improving my use of time; making the most of those odd and unplanned bits of free time with the kids (impromptu walks, games of musical statues etc.),…