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Friday, 4 January 2013

All in a muddle

Today has been a typical day for me, everything has been Topsy turvey. We managed haircuts, walked the dog with my friend and her dogs, Son had a friend round and we were visited by his parents when they collected.

But still my brain has been in a muddle. This isn't unusual i hear those that know me cry. To tell the truth, no its not but it is more that normal and has been getting worse. I don't know what has been making it worse, if i did i could sort it out.

It could be something to do with the fact that Christmas and New Year have come and gone so quick, with no real showing of it other than the left over packets of foods, and the mess on the children's floors. My house is also a lot tidier as the result of a gathering i had here.
But all joking aside it hasn't felt like much of a change to the year. The weather never really got to be 'winter' and too many people said they didn't feel festive. I even know people who for the first time ever didn't bother with decorations.
And now already the shops are moving us on.

Tonight's blog was going to be one of two things. Either about my aims for the next year (other than the extra blogging effort one) or about my days so far into this year. But as is my habit when i log on i check the blogs i follow and came across a good point raised by my good friend. Her point was that already the shops are moving on with stock and have Easter things on the shelves, in this case hot cross buns.
If anyone is interested in reading the particular blog this is her link

I have to say i totally agree with her, the shops are changing the seasons far too early. I don't like seeing Easter foods when we are still in winter and just after New Year, the same as i don't like seeing Christmas things appearing as soon as the children are back at school in September. It is rushing the years in what i feel is an ever increasing speed anyway. I now totally understand when my mum said to me when you have children time goes by even quicker. It does, and when your second child comes along it goes faster still. Then the shops try to get us to look through the year faster.

I think this is why i end up in such a muddle. The time never feels like the right time, because we are forced to think ahead too soon. We can't avoid it, wherever we look its is forced on us by TV, shops, billboards and due to all of these things our children then force us to think too far ahead. My daughter started telling me what she would like to do for her birthday just before Christmas. Some may think this isn't bad, but when her birthday was only 4 months previous and she was asking a few weeks before my sons i think that its a bit extreme!

I guess in a roundabout way this lead me on to think about how i will tackle this year, and therefor into writing about another of my aims. To be more organised!! Lots of you will laugh, because i am not an organised person as a rule. I know where my children need to be when it comes to clubs and most appointments, but as for everything else organisation goes out the window. So i am slowly going to get all my papers sorted, i have bought a page to view set of inserts for my Filofax, i have started clearing out the junk on FB that i never use and will be clearing my laptop of the same in time too. I will get myself into less of a muddle and when someone asks me a date for something, or a time or even where something in my house is, i want to be able to give an answer instantly, and not the one that is 'i don't know' as i do now.

As i said- I'm in a muddle today. I started writing about one thing and ended on something different, but it fitted in rather nicely i think. Until tomorrow, enjoy.
C x


  1. Glad my post inspired you! The hot cross buns were very nice! LOL!. Good luck with your aim of getting organised too. I find getting a system is the hardest part. Sticking to it is easy. xx

    1. For me its the other way round, i can create a system, but daily life interferes and has a way of changing it.

  2. so you have forced it onto me! as you know just lately you have asked if I am going to do this or thatg and I have looked blankly at you cos forgotten all about it lol

    1. Sorry, My aim of being more orgainised is to going to plan, but then what does in my life. So i think i'm living up to expectation.
      C x