Thursday 1 January 2015

Welcome to 2015

Happy New Year! I hope you had an amazing time looking fabulous at an exciting party/enjoyed wearing pyjamas and being woken up at midnight by those pesky fireworks (delete as according to parental status).

I can’t quite believe that another year is starting, time seems to slip past so fast these days. January 2015 is a particularly terrifying month for me. It is the month my newborn(ish) becomes a three year old. A Three Year Old. It’s the month she takes her first tentative steps into the big wide world without me by her side (though I’ll have my tear-stained face pushed up against the playschool window’s for the full three hours, of course).

Ebony’s entrance to the world of childcare will force me into the world of self-employed work at home parents who can’t blame their lack of productivity on childcare. I’ll be searching for new and convincing excuses as to why I’ve only done half of the work I set myself during each time I sit down on my desk. All suggestions for fool-proof excuses gratefully received.

I’m not really a big believer in New Year’s resolutions, mostly because they just end up being broken and leave you feeling like a big fat failure. But I’m hoping that Ebony starting childcare will allow me to free up some time at the weekend so we can force ourselves out as a family, into the wilderness, because I really miss doing that as a family each and every weekend. Great as it is to be busy at work, I always end up feeling jealous of the adventures Laurie and Ebony have together whilst I’m working (read: procrastinating) in my office.

I’m also hoping we manage to get the house a little more sorted this year, so that by next Christmas we have a couple more rooms decorated how we want them. After seven months in this house, the magnolia is starting to get to me.

I’m also going to get fit this year. This will be particularly difficult because I’ve just this very week discovered Lotus biscuit spread, but I will manage it somehow. Maybe I will make a pact only to eat biscuit spread whilst on a treadmill, or something.

What are your plans for the new year?

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