Back in the mists of time, well to January and February at least, I was doing a good job of scooping up those stories that didn’t make it into posts of their own with a monthly news round up. I felt suitably organised.
The best laid plans went to pot in the next two months. Long drawn out tedious round of family illness (March) and a long drawn out delightful series of holiday periods and bank holidays (April running into May).
Then this week, when things supposedly return to normal, I get small boy with bottom affliction that has no place being mentioned on a food blog. You get the idea. So he’s barred from preschool until middle of next week.
Two of my Twitter friends were gently teasing me a couple of weeks ago. The truth is though, lately I haven’t found time to do everything. There hasn’t been a recipe on here since February and I didn’t even manage to enter my own Forever Nigella event when it was hosted by Mardi last month.
Ted has spent about ten “days” in preschool since Valentine’s week in mid February. I use the term “days” loosely since it’s only five and a half hours once you factor in travel and clearing up that morning’s trail of destruction.
Meanwhile I’ve been dealing with various things outside of the blog and panicking slightly at a backlog of blog and non blog related stuff I’d agreed to take on before everyone in the household decided to get sick one after another several times in succession during March leaving no breathing space until the country went on holiday for a month (at least for those with small children it did).
So next week I’ll be having a spring clean of various things. A chuck out the chintz car boot sale of blogging; where Clarice Cliff tea sets rub noses with vinyl copies of Paul Young albums (officially named most likely LP to be seen in a charity shop ever).
Until then please go and visit Dom at Belleau Kitchen who will be hosting this month’s Forever Nigella, the theme of which is “Salad Days.” And make sure you check up on Mardi’s Forever Nigella 4 round up due to be posted this weekend at Eat Live Travel Write.
A trifle rushed says
Sometimes being a mother is the toughest job in the world, I do hope Ted gets over the collywobbles soon. We had a year of pre school sicknesses last year, however, once she passed her 4th birthday, and she went into Reception everything has been great.
I’m going to start looking for a Nigella salad and join the event.
Poor Ted 🙁 If he has what I think he has, have you tried Metanium? Worked wonders for mine’s bottom. Its available in the Pharmacy section of Boots, not baby section.
Take deep breaths and relax… it will all come together, and you can start being supermom again 🙂
Tea Sets for Sale says
As a mother of two preschool children I feel your anxiety completely. My advise is just do what you can do the rest will be there tomorrow, it’s not going anywhere, and give yourself some small time to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea with your favorite tea set.
Good Luck My Prayers are with YOU!!!
sarah, simply cooked says
Don’t worry, Sarah, recipes or no recipes, we love you! x You are a superstar mother and blogger. I am always impressed.
And, yay, SALAD! The Forever Nigella challenge of my dreams!! 🙂
Ren - Fabulicious Food says
Hi Sarah, sorry to hear it has all be so sickly. Sometimes we are forced to step away and take some time out and the really lovely thing about blogging is that you can come back to exactly where you left off. Loving the next Nigella challenge though I admit, salad is not somtehing I eat often but I’m sure I will be able to find something suitably robust from Niella! x
Well I just wrote a post in which I admitted that I simply couldn’t do everything in my life and keep going so I totally understand. And I don’t even have a little person around the house 😉 We’re all here for you when you’re ready to start blogging and posting recipes again. In the meantime, look after YOU! xox
Sarah, I too am finding it tough to find ‘blog’ time at the moment, let alone time in the kitchen to putter about. These things happen and shall pass (I hope!) none of us are ‘super-women’ … at least this is how I try to cheer myself up lol