Monday 28 November 2016

Hello Monday

Hello Monday is where I share a photo from the week that was, and snippets of what's to come this week, in an attempt to change from "Mondayitis" to gratitude.

hello doubt I've been struggling the last week or so with the blogging class I'm taking. I've kept up with all the class instruction, but the actual doing of the work is slowing me up a bit. I'm doubting myself and my ability to finish the work. I'm doubting my ability to actually reach my goals. I mean, for me, they're big goals, for traffic and newsletter and creating that class that's been in the back of my head for far too long. But doing it has me a bit bewildered at the moment. And there's so much stuff going on in the background that I'm letting that noise take over everything. I guess the only thing I can really do at the moment is sit with it, and keep plodding.

hello December I see December in the spitting distance now. 27 sleeps to Christmas. Two weeks until kids finish school.Time to start madly writing lists, addressing envelopes, shopping for piles of wrapping paper, browsing pinterest for ideas you'll never create.

hello housework It's taken me a lot of years to realise that the reason I don't like housework is because it's never-ending - once you've finished, it's time to start again because they've made a mess. But that has ended us in a bis mess of sticky fingerprints on walls, and dust on skirting boards. It's amazing how clean your house looks when the skirting boards are dust-free! So over the next few weeks, I'm planning to attack those sticky fingerprints, and skirting boards, and get rid of them, at least for this month.

hello family meetings I've often tried to embrace the idea of family meeting for our family. But as I pay attention to the feeling of our family, I realise that despite the resistance of some, I need to force this idea down everyone's throats. We start this week. We're going to start with some gratitude, compliments, and hopefully an introduction of something pretty exciting. Then we're going to eat cheesecake, and play card games together. Fingers crossed I cn make it work.

hello cheap electricity bill Despite embracing our large electricity bill, it was nice this month to get a smaller one. Having half the most used appliances decide to pack it in in the same week helped, and I'll embrace my clothes dryer again, but for now I'll relish Steve not whinging this month that it's too high. In fact, because we make part payments all quarter, by next quarter we'll be ahead on the bill for a change!

hello Monday, a new start every week

linking with All Mum Said, One Mother Hen, and Denyse Wheelan


  1. I hear you on the housecleaning. I hate having to do the same things over and over again. So I don't. Except for last week when my mum came to stay so I thought I should actually clean a bit so it didn't look quite so bad!

  2. I'm intrigued about your blogging class and goals. I told myself after PB Event I'd do a newsletter and had some other goals and achieved none of them. Yet....

  3. Cleaning is sooooo boring and when I worked we paid someone else to do it. Now its just us two so i have to help out. Hub is a cleaning machine and I reluctantly vacuum. Every so often I notice dust in places and give them a bit of once over but cleaning...meh. As for the high electricity bill that's always been the case for us as we need air con. We used to pay an amount to the electricity company each fortnight and then there was no bill shock. Good luck with the family meeting. Great idea. I resisted blogging courses ages ago as I am not into the stats etc but I hope you continue if you are looking to make the blog different. Cheers and thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek. Denyse

  4. I love that picture of the two of them! They look so sweet and comfy.

    I also think that the family meetings sound like a great idea! I hope it all goes well for you.

  5. I got the shock(no pun intended) of my life this week when I got a letter from our electricity supplier to say they'd overcharged us $50. NIce to get something back!
    I have been making the effort to get on top of the haousework, by tackling one major thing a week. This week, or today, when I get off the internet, is to go through the kids rooms, top to bottom. Just.....need.....motivation..... :D

  6. Nice to hear the positive and optimistic in amongst all the inevitable drudgery of looking after a house :). That's such a lovely photo to cherish ...


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