Just like Olaf in Frozen, since I started back at work nine weeks ago I have desperately been waiting for summer and now here it is! Today I finished work for seven weeks and one day and I cannot wait to go back to maternity leave life: seeing friends, family and spending time with my son (who, at the moment, seems to be getting cuter and cuter each day!)
I’ve been thinking about this summer and what sort of things I would like to achieve during the seven weeks I have work-free:
1) Move house and get settled in.
A week on Saturday we move into our (hopefully) forever home. It’s a gorgeous four bedroom house in the village I grew up in and I cannot wait. We’ve had a lot of stress with the purchase of this house but luckily it’s all going through and papers will be signed tomorrow. Before I go back to work I want to make sure we are fully settled in the house. I can’t wait to go shopping to Ikea, Wilkinsons, Next and Dunelm to get lovely house things and make the place homely. We’re also buying a new kingsize bed (due to needing more room when Mini Roversi makes an entrance) so I’m excited about that too.
2) Mark a class set of GCSE essays
I don’t want to go back to work in September and immediately start stressing about work. I hate marking. It’s the worse part of my job and I have 22 essays to mark over the summer. Mini R is going to nursery every Wednesday morning in the holidays, so he doesn’t completely get out of the routine of going, therefore I want to spend a little of that time marking some essays. I also think if I have a bit of spare time on a nighttime once he’s in bed, I can do the odd one. I’m aiming to avoid having to mark all 22 the week before I go back to work!
3) Get back into Slimming World.
Once we’ve moved back into our new home I’m planning on returning to my Slimming World group in Outwood. I need to find out what the damage is and get back on it. I DO NOT want to gain anymore weight and end up back where I was in January.
4) Spend some quality family time doing fun things.
My husband usually only has Sundays and Mondays off work. Sundays usually get caught up with visiting family and doing jobs we need to do and Monday’s I’m at work. He has a whole week off when we move into our house and we’ll have Sundays AND Monday’s throughout the summer holidays so I can’t wait for us to spend to Quality Family Time (QFT) together. I really want a day out at the seaside, a day at Canon Hall Farm, a family swimming trip and lots of walks to the park etc. Hopefully we can fit a date night or two in too!
5) Continue to develop my blog.
I’m really loving writing and developing my blog as well as linking up on Twitter and gaining new readers and followers. I’m hoping I can establish it more over the summer while I have a little more time. I have a feeling that once I go back (with a school musical and Rock Challenge to organise) that things will be manic and I will have a lot less time on my hands so blogging may have to be as and when I have a spare minute. I never do work on a friday night so maybe that’ll be blogging night.
So there you go, my five point plan for the summer holidays. Despite not going abroad it certainly sounds quite fun and I can’t wait! What are you doing this summer? Comment and let me know!