10 June 2013

Weekending: Wollaton

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We have weekends at the weekend now. The strangeness of a new routine again, and figuring out how we organise our days. Old rhythms creep back, a kind of normal reasserts itself. We spend weekends exploring, together as a family (and of course, these days, frequently ferrying Jenna to and from rehearsals for another show).

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The summer heat has changed to breezy fresh days again, sun and shadows, blue skies and grey. It's good for me to be getting so much time outside. I so easily forget that the cure for most of our bad days is simply to take our lives into the garden.

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It's going to be a while til Martin gets his first pay packet, but perhaps that too is good for us. Right when I have to choose between making life easier by throwing money at it until everything settles down, or working on creating a positive atmosphere at home and setting everything up to be simple and frugal day to day, there is no money to throw at it.

I am left with changing how I think about what we need, finding things to do for free, making up picnics and snacks from scratch, and making home as good a place to be as I can. Not being able to run away (or, for example, get a taxi in to town and buy stuff we don't need), I am instead making it nicer to be here.

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Simple is just fine, right now.

3 comments:

  1. Simple is always good! Beautiful pics!

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  2. We are feeling similar to you in the opposite. Having Duncan home all day and totally stressed about finding a new job has thrown us out completely, and of course we cant have days out and treats because we are waiting on a benefit claim/new job to come. So yes, its time for me to make our home as calm and comfortable as possible. You are a total inspiration to me Sarah :)
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