J has submitted to being ordered around by me to get the bedroom sorted out for spring and summer. In a moment of madness, I decided my bedroom would look good in what in the store looked like a nice shade of milky coffee, but on the walls reduced my once airy bedroom to a dank prison cell. It is now bright and rejuvenated in a lovely shade of mint. We’ve having a mini-makeover which involved buying gorgeous girly nick – knacks. I love how us ladies get the power of veto on the bedroom (in more ways than one) so we don’t end up in dank bachelor pad type of sleeping space. There’s a reason they call it a womens touch.
We took a productive spin around Morrrisons. As one of Britmums #MorrisonsMums we took advantage of Morrisons price drops and as a result have enough food to feed in army. Myself, I take a note from Nigella and have never knowingly undercatered. To-wit, I am very happy to have a well stocked gally.
Got moving with some more wedding things. After the initial frenzied purchases of fish bowls and banquet roll, I have been extremely hit and miss with the organisations. This is partly down to J being made redundant, and partly due to having a head full of holes. We intend to get to the registry office next week and show them all of the papers that say we are both in a position to marry, so whatever other cuts we have to make, I will be
walking rolling down the aisle on the the 6th of August. It’s also prompted me to tie up the last few boring knots left untied from the divorce, but that is for the solicitor to take care of.
BLOG & SOCIAL MEDIA
I am forever tweaking my blog, but with only limited talents I get frustrated that my skills aren’t developing as quickly as my aspirations. This is a good lesson to be patient, let things grow at their own pace, and to lean on friends. I need to take pride in the things I do well rather than being driven crazy by the things I can’t get right, and remember I didn’t have the skills I have now a year ago.
As ever I am almost constantly on instagram, twitter and facebook. Because I follow everyone that has even the most remote connection to things that interest me, I am following almost 12000 people on twitter. This means that my twitter feed is really really hard to engage with, and I am lucky if I can catch the tiniest glimpse of what what from my actual feed. I’ve been trying other apps, but haven’t been wowed as yet. If anyone has ideas for how to better manage my social media, I would love some suggestions.
I need to sit down and do a heck of a lot of work. Because of my health, I try to keep ahead of myself so I’m not constantly chasing my tail, but it only takes a couple of days of being out of action to close the gap again so I need to work triple hard to catch up. Plus I am going away in less than a month, and my dream of covering my holiday with posts I’d done ahead of time is getting further and further away. Plus blogger is seriously making my life difficult by not putting posts up when they are scheduled. This has meant that I have had a couple of time sensitive posts not go up and having to be binned, then typing up a whole different post with new non-time sensitive photos. It seems I need to firstly watch blogger like a hawk and not trust it to do what I ask it to do, and get seriously into catching up and trying to sort out something more permanent.
I talk to lots of people from the disabled community on social media. We are all very different people and have different things going wrong with us. Two things disabled people hate are being pitied and being held up as some kind of inspiration for getting on and living their lives the best way they can, but I have to say I so often feel humbled. My friend Emily is partially sighted and runs the most wonderful fashion website Fashioneyesta. I will be featuring an interview with her after she’s finished her A-Level exams which she’s currently taking. Wish her good luck on Twitter, and tell her I sent you. Her mum Emma is also the sweetest, and makes gorgeous personalised jute bags. You can find her designs on Facebook and her lovely self on Twitter.
My kids are my world. Everything they say and do fills me with joy, and every moment they are away I miss them. Family life after divorce is hard, before you throw in all the extra things they’ve had to contend with, and they have come through it all with grace and determinism. I am very proud of the young people they are, and hopeful for the adults they will become.
Jason my fiance is possibly the kindest sweetest man I have ever met, and how lucky am I to call him my own-some. He supports me through everything, and in the words of Bridget Jones ‘loves me just as I am’. Who can possibly ask for more?
OK, a little bit soppy this week, but as I have some of the biggies out of the way, I can get on with the other less obvious yet still just as important ones in next weeks post.
And there you have it, my plan for the week. Thanks for reading, and I look forward to catching up with you guys on twitter, which is where I live when I’m not physically creating a blog post.
Have an awesome Bank Holiday weekend. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do, but I look forward to hearing what you did come Tuesday.