Hey peeps, how’s things?!
I’ve missed blogging and reading all your comments, but so far 2016 has been kicking my arse and I’ve just needed a bit of time and space. Here’s a cute picture of the kids, followed by a quick recap of what’s been going on here at Myles HQ:
I spent January in crazy house viewing mode, averaging 3-4 a week. Eventually found the right place at the right price. It’s a 60s bungalow with a great big main room and a decent sized garden. Also, fab retro decor. Should be moving over Easter, fingers crossed.
The family has been hit with illness after illness. First a hideous head cold, then a stomach bug (we all got that one. Ugh!), then a nasty coughing bug, then Gabriel had an upset stomach again on Monday. I don’t think we’ve managed an entire week without one of us being ill. I’m so over winter, right now. Roll on summer!
Also, my mum has been hospitalised three times (for over 10 days each time) for a recurrent lung infection, that won’t get better until she’s had surgery. And no date set yet for the surgery, although hopefully that will be over Easter. Right about when we move house. Excellent timing. Not.
I haven’t done any writing. What I have been doing is editing Einstein’s Peep Show, and doing all the annoying tasks self-publishing abounds with. There are blogs to write, website updates, press packs to prepare, ebook files to compile and check and recompile (that’s my least favourite), and so on. Now I need to find some time to edit Custom Fit. Here’s hoping Mum has a couple of healthy weeks ahead as I’ll need her help with childcare!
Aside from the illness and househunting stress, things have been good, honest. Daisy and Gabriel are the sweetest, loveliest kids a parent could ask for, and Andy is a rock. Not in the sullen, won’t talk or budge from in front of the computer sense, thankfully!
Gabriel is now officially a toddler as he walks everywhere rather than crawls. He’s such a sweetie, and getting faster and steadier every day.
We’ve had to cancel all manner of nights out what with losing Mum’s babysitting service, and illness, but at least we’ve had some good telly to watch. Am on series 2 of Game of Thrones and just about to start series 3 of The Mentalist. Also have been watching all the Sharpe TV movies which I never saw the first time around. How did I miss them?
And I’ve been reading again too. Just finished KJ Charles’ A Seditious Affair (brilliant!) and am enjoying a complete change of pace with Amy Jo Cousins’ Off Campus (also brilliant!)
I’ve allowed myself to have 20 minutes a day of sewing and/or knitting (no matter how busy things are), and have managed to make lots of progress so that feels great. Funny how all those seemingly insignificant amounts of time add up quickly. I’ve posted a few times over on my sewing blog, so if you have any interest in checking out what I’ve made then please head on over. At the moment I’ve almost finished a dress for myself, and have just started knitting some socks for Gabriel
And I think that’s most of what’s been going on. I’m pleased to report I’m feeling happy and healthy right now, so that’s positive. I just want to stick my head in the sand about the whole moving house thing. I mean, I’m looking forward to having moved, just not being in the state of moving. Ah well, it will all be over soon enough, and then I get to do fun things like setting up a vegetable garden,because I definitely need more stuff to do…
How’s everyone else doing? Give me your news!