Ok, so a while back I wrote that I was finally on top of things. Well, turns out I was completely wrong and it was just a temporary ‘blip’ in the chaos of our lives!! One problem being we are [read I am] now doing all of our own washing and drying rather than sending off our towels and bedding, which means our washing basket is back to overflowing! It’s also our anniversary coming up, not to mention several birthdays in December and of course… CHRISTMAS! So I am busy trying to figure out what to get everybody. The past few years I’ve had a little spreadsheet and filled it in with ideas and budgets and then just searched for the best option/best deal when I’ve had chance, but this year I am clueless. I think I’ve just about figured out what to get my partner for our anniversary and his birthday but I’ve been thinking about those for ages.
I suppose it was much easier in the past, pre Oliver I could just sit on my laptop with my feet up trawling the internet with a cup of tea and a (packet of) biscuit(s). In 2012, the year he was born, I had done most of the online shopping on my maternity leave, the few extra bits I ordered with Oliver sleeping on my chest, yet more tea and probably a lot more biscuits. 2013 was when Oliver had started walking, but was still having 2 naps a day. And now we are here in 2014, Oliver is now a 1-nap-a-day-time-demanding-energetic-toddler and I just about manage to keep on top of housework, but not all the time so extras just don’t really happen.
On top of this, we have been looking at houses and may be moving soon, I really don’t know how I’m going to manage this!
If anyone has any tips please let me in on them!