Friday 28 July 2023

This week my Word of the Week is: Downtime! #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


This week has been very relaxed. It's mostly just been Ellie and I at home, Stu is back at work and Becky is of course still working. I needed this week of downtime!

We have had a really busy July! The country show, prom, the kids have both had their hair dyed, Ellie joined the library, Stu had a week off work, we got jobs done around the house, had meals out, shopping trips, I had a night away and out and I am worn out from it all. Usually I have a quiet life, not going places and doing stuff. Don't get me wrong I've enjoyed it but I have needed this week for a bit of downtime.

I went out, out on Friday night to see a Bon Jovi tribute band and I had the best time. Becky came out for a meal and drinks with me and my dad's partner Sarah before we went to see the band. Becky is a bad influence, I wouldn't have been drinking shots if it wasn't for her. lol, Becky got the bus home when we went to see the show. We sung and danced for a few hours and it was quite the work out. We came out with our ears ringing, arms aching and voices almost gone. It was worth it though.

On Saturday I was worn out, I could have easily gone for a nap on the afternoon but held off and was in bed for 10pm which is early for me. Sunday was a lazy day, I hardly moved and on Monday I thought I had to get moving so we went out for lunch and to see my dad. My dad took Ellie to one of his sheds and had her doing some wiring, it's training for when she starts college in September doing Electrical Engineering. She loved it.

For the rest of the week I have just been pottering about the house, doing all the jobs which fell by the wayside when Stu was off work. I let the clean washing pile up, not on the dining room table this time but in my bedroom, there has been plenty of washing to do and cleaning but I have found that to be relaxing and nice to have a bit of normality.

I am going to enjoy the last few days of July and the downtime that it brings. We have a pretty busy August, Stu and Ellie's birthdays, a beer and cider festival to go to, a family fun day which is happening locally, a singer is on that we want to see at the pub, I need to start and finish shopping for Becky's birthday in September and I have to pack to go away on a little holiday, that is if the trains are still running, the strikes have me worried. Eek! 

I hope you have had a good week?

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  1. July has been the bussiest month this year, hopefully things will cool down in august. Have a great weekend!

  2. It definitely sounds like you need the downtime! We had a very busy start to our July and this past week or so has been much quieter which I've been loving. It looks like we'll have a fairly quiet August too.

  3. Sometimes it's good to have some downtime. It looks like you have some fun times ahead still. xx

  4. July was a busy month! Lots of fun though. I love going out and doing stuff but then I have to play catch up with housework and I really miss down time. Sounds like you have quite a few fun things planned for August 😊

  5. I'm so happy you had a relaxing week. The Bon Jovi tribute show sounds like fun too.

  6. Sounds like a week of downtime was just what you needed after your busy July! Glad you had a nice evening seeing the Bon Jovi tribute band. Nice to have time just pottering around the house. August sounds like it will be busy with lots of fun things planned. Fingers crossed that you’re not affected by train strikes. #WotW