This last week I have made a concerted effort to stay away from the computer, as I was spending way too long on it, and my children need a present mama, not one who is spending ages staring at a screen. It has worked, I am now at a point where I really don't know how I managed to fit the computer into life, but it has thrown up unexpected issues.
I have wonderful online friends who I can chat to, moan at, laugh with. In an ideal world I would love to have such a community of like-minded mamas near-by, so we could chat, moan, laugh in the real world! I have some wonderful local mama- friends, some who are like-minded too, but do not want to burden them constantly. How do I meet my desire for friendship on a local scale? Should I be content with the friends I have, who may not understand my disgust at having to buy smarties for Alec to take into school (didn't have time to source non-Nestle chocolate beans) for his class project?
My other issue of balance is always the same at this time of year, basically it is inside or outside? So much to do in each sphere! Allotment seems to be winning over! I so wished I had my camera with me the other day, Sophie was crouching down by the strawberry patch munching on a sun-warmed strawberry, it was beautiful! And that is definitely the way to eat them, forget cream or ice-cream, sun-warmed and freshly picked, it is worth having the allotment just for that!
Emotionally I feel rather unbalanced at the moment. Everything seems to take up so much time at the moment, needy children, house, allotment, life! I need a little bit of down-time occasionally, some time for crafting or reading. But by the time the last of the children are in bed (near 10pm these days) the need for sleep has taken over!
Thank you for listening to my ramblings.