Regular readers will be aware that I started working full time this month, not just in my existing job, but in an entirely new organisation in a promoted post. It's something of a challenge, and I am currently at the "whose stupid idea was this?" stage.
I have a zillion and one new work things flying around my head, along with a zillion and two different mum-related tasks like "take tombola prize to school for the Christmas fair", "drop off eldest at Christmas disco", "ensure Christmas colouring competition entries are handed into school on time", "write Christmas cards", "arrange trip to Santa's Grotto", "remember which day is mufti day at school", "listen to eldest read her reading books twice a week", "remember to do maths homework with eldest", "pay for gymnastics lessons", "take back library books"........I could go on and on and on, but you get the idea.
All that is on top of the daily food shopping, meal prepping, pot washing jobs. I've already opted to buy in 2 hours of cleaning and 2 hours of ironing each week: and still I don't stop until 10pm, at which point I try and find half an hour of TV, but inevitably fall asleep within 5 minutes.
Life throws these challenges at us. Life has decided to throw a surprise work challenge at my husband this month too, meaning he is working 12 hour days at the moment. Something we couldn't have planned for and which hopefully won't continue for too long.
The result of all this is that my blog is not getting the attention it deserves as I am obviously prioritising family time. I will continue to post when I can, and want to say a huge thank you to all readers. Please please bear with me.
I will also consider guest posts from other bloggers at this time. If you are a blogger and a parent and would like to write a piece on how you stay yummy, or not, please email it me for consideration.
Many thanks all. Stay yummy!