The Last Fortnight

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Forgive me for I have sinned, it’s been two whole weeks since my last blog post (or since I read any blog posts). I’ve only been blogging a year but since then, this is the longest I’ve gone without writing; between you and me blogland, I felt myself losing it a bit. I feel a bit antsy about the whole thing and I’ve missed you guys enormously.

Shall we get back to it with a stock take?  ‘Why?’ I hear you cry! Because it’s my blog and I want to.

Making mistakes.
Cooking things in the slow cooker, high five Autumn.
Drinking lots of water and not a lot of wine.
Reading? What is this ‘reading’ you speak of?
Wanting a holiday. 
Looking haggard.
Playing too little.
Wasting time worrying.
Deciding that life is what you make it. I should have realised this sooner.
Wishing for happiness for those who need a drop.
Enjoying seeing the house take shape. Hello new spotlights.
Waiting for a new pair of Gap Always Skinnies and trying not to panic about the fact that I am a person who lives in jeans and who currently has no jeans to wear.
Liking the colours of the leaves. Yep. Not sorry.
Wondering if my bulbs think it’s Spring. They’re starting to sprout stuff and it’s freaking me out.
Loving the husband’s excited face at all the house things.
Considering a barnet change.
Watching all the crap escapism Netflix has to offer we’re talking White Collar, Perception (AWFUL!), Olympus has Fallen and Scream. Again.
Hoping for a little break.
Marvelling at the gall of some humans.
Needing R&R. Stat.
Smelling cinnamon candles that I most definitely did not buy two months ago in readiness for the dark evenings.
Wearing workwear – jimjams – workwear – paint ruined jeans – workwear – jimjams,
Following up on my promise to bring a little more kindness to each day.   
Noticing more grey hairs with each passing day.
Knowing more and more.
Thinking less and less.
Feeling pooped, did I mention it at all?
Admiring Cider with Rosie’s Autumnal wardrobe.
Buying pears. They must be in season so they’re cheap and they’re delicious.
Getting colder.
Bookmarking nothing. No need when there are over 1000 unread Bloglovin posts to catch up on…
Opening the door to visitors.  
Giggling at pooches and paint ^^

How’s your fortnight been? Any verby goodness?

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  • Katie

    Speaking on behalf of the internet, We have missed you. It sounds like life has been rather frantic for you recently- I hope you get a well earned break soon xxx

  • Welcome back. Katie has already spoken for the internet but yes, we did miss you. Pretty sure most of these things can be fixed with a little more wine time (but you expected that from me right?). Hoping some rest and joy is coming your way soon.

  • Jennifer Sanders

    Hello again! Oh don’t even tell me about big gaps in blogging, or reading/commenting on blogs. My only solution for the latter was to unsubscribe from some blogs :(. But blogging should not be about anxiety and my bloglovin feed is now a more manageable 280 unread posts so that’s good. Ooh possible barnet change – what are you considering? I do love the colours of autumn leaves, particularly the variety. Such a lovely photo of Betty too! 😀

  • Welcome back, I missed you! Ah I feel you pain with the unread bloglovin posts, they just creep up don’t they? Although I do enjoy a blog reading binge every once in a while 🙂 x

  • duck in a dress

    Ah, well that’s just not good enough! 😉 Nah, like Katie said though, we’ve missed you but it’s good to take a break now and again (a metaphorical one, not a literal one like I did…), especially when life is hectic! Hope all the house redecorating is going well and you’re also taking care of yourself! 🙂 xx

  • Lisa and Stella

    I have been missing your face and thanking Instagram for Pete & Betty pics; Stella has been beating cancer and blogging, My hot water has been failing but my heating is feeling switched on! Internetting to reduce the bloglovin number is also a regular thing as is celebrating when you finally get a glimpse of double digits!

    I’ve also been eating ALL the chocolate! Look after you my lovely xox

  • I’ve been missing you on my feed! I was just thinking a few days ago and checking that I hadn’t missed something. Good to see you back! Have to admit, I’ve slacked since I came back from my holiday last week, life is being a butthead and motivation seems to have taken a hike over here.

    I’m considering a barnet extension (natural only), sleeping through through conferences and going to work and leaving work in the dark. Washing clothes. That’s always going on at some point.

  • Yaaay you are back. I have missed your feed. Thank you for humouring my monday. Rosie x

  • Em

    A little break can be good for you (or that’s what I tell myself when I don’t blog for a while) – just look at all those things you have achieved.
    And I really wouldn’t worry about the crap you watch on Netflix, if there is ever a leak of watch lists I would be disowned by anyone who ever met me! x

  • Anna

    Michelle, I’ve missed/am missing you! 🙁 sound crazy? call me crazayyyyyy!
    My fortnight has been BUSSSSSYYYYYY & I have a feeling it is going to get so much more busier!!!! :/ uh oh!!!! xxx

  • Irony is replying to all of these comments 23 days later.
    I suck at blogging (but I do have next week off work!)
    M x

  • Wine can fix most anything!
    And rest is on the way, next week in fact. I’m over excited about it.
    M x

  • So clearly we’re in the same boat…except you’ve been in Hawaii!!! Blogging should definitely not induce anxiety and I’ve taken your advice and unfollowed a couple I just wasnt feeling any more.
    And I’m considering shorter and darker! For chrimbo y’know.
    (NB I’m too chicken shit for that^^ so I’ll pretty much stay the same).
    M x

  • A binge is as good as a rest. That’s the phrase right? RIGHT??
    M x

  • It simply is not good enough! I have read too few of your posts m’lady and not even had time for the promise random kindness. So much so that you’re up and moving again now rendering it almost defunct!
    I am crap….but I am looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks!
    M x

  • Stella is a bloody marvellous being. Hug/pat/tummy tickle her from all of us.

    And double digits are so very far away from where I am.
    M x

  • Ooooh to extension-ing.
    Dark commuting is bollocks. I miss summer. I missed it when you first commented this. I miss it so very much more now.
    M x

  • Sort of back, a little bit, perhaps!
    M x

  • Netflix junkie support group?
    The husband turns it on and invariably there’s some shit I’ve binged on still on the screen, judging me.
    M x

  • Take some time out to look after yourself amidst all that busy, little one!
    M x