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What happened to January?

Oh I don't like winter.... I really really don't like winter.... I'm ok so long as the sun is shining, and I can cope with the cold. But the dark, and the wet, and the difficulty getting out and about, it all just brings me down. I might have mentioned SAD once or twice in the past so I'm not going to bang on about it again right now. But I am suffering with it in bouts this winter.

I am still about. I am still doing stuff. I am doing a little bit of blogging on my other pages. I'm just not feeling it right now. And I find it hard to write with any passion when all I want to do is hibernate (unless I'm talking about SAD in which case I can harp on for hours)

My diet took a hit - have a little look at "Yummy Mummy" which I have been keeping up with because I am committed to weighing in each week. All through January I have been up and down and making very little progress. This week I have had a bit of a boost - the sun came out and while it seems like the rest of the UK is under snow we are thankfully clear so I can get out walking with Freddie in the sling and get a boost to my exercise and well as my mood. This is the first week of 2015 I haven't stuffed my face with chocolate!

I have taken up a Charity too, giving me greater incentive to "get out and do", as well as do good for others. The kids and I are trying to raise money for Barnardo's children's charity. You would be doing me a massive favour if you would like/follow/share what we do (and a donation wouldn't go amiss either!)

The kids are keeping us busy too. This month we have forked out for more Jujitsu and Swimming for Jack & Tom. Georgie is giving us the run around a bit - using the potty at nursery but refusing at home and trying to get out of going to bed at night. And Freddie just keeps growing and growing... I can't believe he's going to be 6 months old next week. The mattress arrived for the cot-bed today ready for him moving into the nursery room (I'm not ready!) Next month we're planning to start "Boys Night" were they each get an evening a month out with the parent of their choice to do what ever (within reason) they want; cinema, bowling, dinner at pizza hut, etc. I'm hoping to sneak an "early night and snuggles with Mummy" once a month as Freddie's 'choice' until he is old enough to take part properly. There are Beaver's trips coming up too and I have volunteered my services and car to the cause!

So there's my update. It's winter so I'm a bit invisible, but otherwise good. Hubby is good. Kids are good. And the sun is out so I'm feeling better every day!




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