Aesop has a hacking cough, I have a scratchy throat and poor wee Otto has gunky eyes, snotty nose and a constant, roaring temperature. We are a sad bunch.
Actually, I'm finding everything hard going at the moment. I seem to get to this point every Winter.
It's cold, it's too hard to get motivated, we're sick, we're tired, I eat too much comfort food, Aesop complains 'cause he is bored but it is too rainy to go out.. blah blah blah. 'The blahs'.
But I am working hard to over come them. I've signed out of my facebook page for two weeks (I am cheating and checking my profile when Abraham signs in, but won't get messages or read my feed etc. And, most importantly, I won't spend hours and hours playing addictive games!), and am attempting to get some crafting done. I am going to use Abraham's week off next week as a good chance to get some well-needed exercise, and will make sure to be knitting while I 'blob' in front of the telly, to ease the guilt. I have written a list of things to do with the kids for the rest of the holidays to prevent too much nagging, arguing and frustration.
I'm also trying to cherish the good moments that we have, like making the most of our snotty faces and having woolly moustaches, eating nummy food, finishing the body of the cardi I'm making for my new niece or nephew (come on out little one, we want to come visit!), listening to great music (loving Laura Marling, Joanna Newsom, Alela Diane and She and him today..) and receiving incredible parcels from my twinny-twin-twin.
What do you do to get over 'The blahs'?