I know I should hang my head in shame at the fact I haven’t joined in with this weekly but between lack of internet, long boring hospital appointments and so on, I just haven’t had the time.
The good news though is that I’ve got lots to share, as we’ve had lots of time since the last post way back in July to get on with some of the goals!
1. Have at least 3 family days out
We have done really well with this one, helped mostly by the fact that my husband was at home for the first few weeks of the summer holidays. We went boating and bowling with my parents in law, and last weekend we took the train to Liverpool, much to the delight of the kids and visited the World Museum and the library, although the second part was mostly for me.
We have a visit scheduled this weekend for an event at Eureka in Halifax and then, we will have completed our 3 special family days out!
2. Read 10 books
I think this may have something to do with the length of time we’ve sat around waiting at medical establishments and the amount of time I’ve had to spent in bed but I have almost finished this goal. I am currently reading my 9th book and I’m positive that I will finish that, and another, in the next three weeks. I didn’t quite manage to stick to my goal of not reading anything too heavy but, despite that, all the books I’ve read have been very enjoyable, which is all that really counts isn’t it?!
3. Get out at least twice a week
I have failed massively at this one, but I think I have a fair excuse! Bed rest doesn’t really lend itself well to park visits and the like. We’ve tried to stay fairly active with a couple of visits to the beach and a trip to the local soft play but we haven’t done as well as I had hoped with this goal.
4. Plant something and keep it alive
The day that Meg finished school for the holidays we went to our local Dobbies and picked up some flowers for her to replant in our wooden planter. Every day, between all of us, we have made sure the flowers are doing okay and given them a light dusting of water. The violas in particular have flourished and started to take over the planter which I took as a good sign that we were doing something right.
Then, disaster, this week, something has been into the planter and dug up most of the plants in there. I can’t believe it. I have a hard enough time not killing things off myself without third parties getting involved!
My husband has been out to see whether he can fix it so fingers crossed the hardy little plants survive and bed down again.
5. Have one interesting date night a week
Our plan to do something interesting each week started well with the open air concert and the cinema trip but has sort of dwindled back into the usual routine. Unless you count going to the supermarket without any children a unique way to spend the evening!
I think this is something that we definitely need to try harder at.
So there you go, with only three weeks left of the challenge I don’t think that we are doing too badly!
If you want to check out the original linky, then head over to Clarina’s Contemplations.