Well, the boys' school holidays are drawing to an end and it's not with anticipation that I look forward to school runs and rushing about.
The past week or so has felt a little odd, and honestly, I've felt a little 'flat'. We've done a spot of entertaining, which I always enjoy, but these occasions have been 'goodbye' meals and they've made me feel a bit heavy-hearted.
My sister and her family have moved to pastures new and our friends have returned to Kuwait for a few more months until hopefully they come home permanently......I know neither of these things are reason to feel glum, but coupled with a feeling of.....well.... I'm not quite sure.....I'm feeling a bit unsettled.
My knitting and crochet have lacked 'buzz' and I'm suffering from need for a change of scenery....oh, dear....I do sound like a whinger!
So what am I doing to kick myself into gear?
Trying to get some long-awaited jobs ticked off the list.....look.... my bunting from last year's swap finally sewn up and labelled with the places it came from. Very cheery it is too, around our bed.
Starting new projects.....mainly a new sweater, which being for me, I've indulged in some stripes (more of that on my YOP post on Sunday).
Doing a little sewing.
This was a house-warming gift for my sister, which I really enjoyed doing, but does remind me to invest in one of those free-style foot thingies.......working with the foot up is not the way!
Planning for the next few months.
I'm sure six weeks of next to no routine is one of the factors of my bleeauuuggghh-temperament. I'm not looking forward to the return to school, but I think it will be the positive 'shove' I need.
So I'm going to make like a student on my first day back at school, with newly sharpened pencils, starting the first page in a new book....
I hate to write-off the summer, but it seems to me that I am starting a new season, and I'm going to jump in feet first! Care to join me?