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How can it possibly be Monday again?

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

I don’t know where the last week went….we had school holidays and although the teenagers certainly don’t want to spend time with their mother the days seemed to go by in a whirl of activity, none of which seemed to involve anything creative or interesting to blog about.

The trials and tribulations of parenting teenagers and dealing with the very tough Swiss school system are weighing heavily at the moment and that seems to block free and creative thoughts too. I’ve realized that it’s actually really important that I don’t let it get me all down, so I’m trying to do little things that brighten my day. Recently that’s involved buying a bunch of little sunflowers…

….sitting in the thermal pool outside at the local swimming pool for a couple of hours chatting to a friend who always sees the positive in life, taking a yoga class and of course my stalwart – knitting socks and watching Downton Abbey on TV.

I also read this….

and it’s brilliant …if you like crime novels and Scottish Islands (both of which I do!). It’s set on Shetland, where I spent a summer when I was a student.

Any way, it’s Monday and it’s time to get creative! Hopefully I’ll have a bit more to show you next time!!

Helen

 

8 Responses to “How can it possibly be Monday again?”

  1. diane stanley Says:

    Sunflowers can brighten any day. I hope you have a good week

  2. Susan Says:

    Sounds like you are having some well deserved down time. Good!

  3. Catherine Says:

    Oh I’m with you on the teenagers! One doing GCSE’s and one doing A level retakes!! Hard times

  4. Diane Neale Says:

    Welcome back from the dark side of the school holidays. Enjoy some you time!

  5. Flying Blind Says:

    Sounds like you have a great ‘coping’ plan!

  6. Leanne Says:

    The flowers are beautiful and good for you to find ways to relax. Our system is not that strict but parenting teenagers is just not that easy.

  7. Katy Says:

    I’m in blissful ignorance of the days of the week right now! Still, I’m sure it’ll bite me on the arse in a couple of weeks…

  8. Stephanie Says:

    Child-induced stress had got me knitting socks at the moment too.