37 days have come and gone. 37 days of having the hubster home. 37 days of enjoying Christmas festivities, overseas holidays and family time.
Now they’re over. The hubster has gone back to work. Back up north. Back to the FIFO life.
I’m not sad about it though. I like that I’m now back to “my” routine. Where there’s no one else who can do it; it’s all up to me for the next two weeks and I’m fine with that. Living the FIFO life has definitely made me a more independent person.
My hubby is a very hands-on person. I can literally sit back and he will do it all; which he does. Sometimes (just sometimes) I feel guilty but then I think he wouldn’t do it if he didn’t want to. He loves spending time with the kids and pottering around after me while doing all his stuff. Not that it doesn’t come with whinging of course: he is human.
This is the first time in a long time that I’ve actually been able to enjoy the school holidays with the kids. The past few years I’ve always worked so I’m going to revel in the next week and a bit until school goes back. The kids have three days left of VacSwim. I finally pulled my finger out of my arse yesterday and organised the kids school supplies list for the year. My daughter got a violin for her birthday from my parents (my son got a guitar from my parents for his birthday last year) so starting in February, it will be weekly violin lessons, guitar lessons, footy starts soon as well as netball and don’t forget Scouts! Busy busy!
I like the feeling that the new year gives me. It makes me think of new beginnings, new prospects, how things may change, how nothing may change. Anything’s possible. I don’t feel like anything’s going to happen for me this year but you never know what tomorrow may bring.
I’m looking forward to:
1. Finding my healthy self. It’s damn hard to put it mildly but I’m going to try;
2. Hanging out with my friends which I’ve so missed;
3. Heading back to work (kind of, sort of);
4. Planning our next family holiday; and
5. Just enjoying 2015. It should be a great year.
Until next time …