I survived the school holidays

I need a mug. Or a t-shirt or something.

Okay, to be honest it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be – but by the end of the second week we were all very ready for a return to the normal routine. Ivy was in need of more activity/stimulation, Lauren was in need of some more time not being bossed around by her big sister, and I was well and truly ready for some slower paced, quieter days!

Thank goodness they are back. At least for now.

Amazingly, the last week was the more productive of the two, and I managed to get four short stories out the door. I’m trying my best not to inbox watch, and just focusing on the other things that need doing rather than the things that are completely out of my control.

With the start of the second term comes the beginning of another count down – baby is due at the end of this one. Last term went by really quickly, and I imagine this one will as well. Everywhere I look there are little reminders: 75 days on one ticker, 2 months and 15 days by another website I frequent. I’m feeling more excited by these numbers, though if I stop to think about it I could let it stress me out.

Anyway. I’m happy. Things seem to be settling back to normal and I’m thrilled about that. Here’s hoping I can get a few more short stories out this term.


7 thoughts on “I survived the school holidays”

  1. it is funny how quickly routine become the norm, not something unpleasant and staid. Glad all is back to keep everyone happy!

    And great to have all those stories out! Thinking good thoughts for you… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Glad to hear things are back to normal and it sounds like you were still able to get a lot accomplished!! Good luck on and I’m looking forward to hearing some good news from you in the future!

    1. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ Fingers crossed I get some – it’ll happen eventually. Rejection is just part of the whole writing thing really!

      Strangely, I tend to do better when I have lots going on than when I’m floating around with no pressure. Very strange indeed.

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