I Forgot What Weekends Were Like #MummyMondays

I just had the most relaxing weekend I’ve had since I can remember. A weekend without looming writing deadlines, a weekend where I didn’t have to sit and work while Mr. G and Elliott were doing things (and feeling guilty about it.) A weekend where I could actually spend quality time with my family.

I thank the fact that I’ve recently had a wonderful opportunity come my way that now allows me to focus on one part-time position instead of having to juggle numerous different jobs like I had been for so long, one of the challenges of being a freelancer.

I had actually forgotten what it was like to have a weekend and this weekend, well,  it was so good!

We went to a local fun fair, I watched Elliott enjoy the kids rides, we ate the yummiest pulled pork burgers and listened to beautiful Japanese  music.

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I got to sit on my front verandah by candlelight while enjoying a glass of red wine and engaging in proper conversation with my husband.

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I enjoyed the beautiful morning sun, listened to the birds with a coffee in hand and my favourite magazine on the front verandah. I even took the time to completely focus on Elliott and help him do some colouring in.

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I even had times when I asked myself ‘Hmm, what should I do today, ‘ that’s been unheard of, I’ve NEVER asked myself that! To be completely present and  focused without my mind wandering to other stuff was completely uplifting and I am going to do my best to make sure it happens more often.

 

What are your weekends usually like? Do you take the time to stop and focus?

 

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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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16 Comments

  1. April 20, 2015 / 6:42 am

    Eva, it sounds like you had a lovely (and well deserved), relaxing weekend. I had one of those rare mini-breaks too. I can really relate to your thoughts about juggling lots of freelance work as I found myself in that position early last year too! So glad to read a new opportunity came your way and has opened up more time to spend with family. P.S. love the snaps in this post too – great images. (P.P.S This is my first Monday link up – thank you for the opportunity).

    • Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy
      April 25, 2015 / 12:01 pm

      Hi Tonia, welcome to your first Mummy Mondays linky! Glad you love the snaps, it was a big reflection of my weekend.

  2. April 20, 2015 / 6:48 am

    Nothing like a wonderful weekend is there? Glad to hear yours was a refreshing one. I can’t believe it’s Monday already. (I woke up thinking it was Sunday!) Sigh!

  3. Cindy @ Your Kids OT
    April 20, 2015 / 7:49 am

    It does sounds like a lovely weekend to be in the moment and enjoy your family! Well done with your part time position too. I was having some Monday-itis with the end of the school holidays and this dreary weather….but really I have nothing to complain about so Monday here I come!

  4. April 20, 2015 / 7:50 am

    That sounds like a perfect weekend to me!! We always try and go out for Sunday brunch – that’s our time to relax and chat!

  5. April 20, 2015 / 10:23 am

    Sounds like all is kind of wonderful in your world right now. We all need time to relax and enjoy in between the hard work. I keep a good balance but my commitments aren’t so huge as yet. Hopefully you get lots more weekends like that one in future too.

  6. April 20, 2015 / 11:02 am

    Here’s to more weekends like that! Yours sounds wonderful Eva. Handy Hubby works pretty long hours during the week so we try to do things together as a family on the weekend – even if it’s just one small activity that fits in between taking the tornadoes to sport. Yesterday afternoon was perfect – swim at the pool followed by fish and chips at the beach watching the sunset.

  7. April 20, 2015 / 11:43 am

    Good on you Eva, sounds like you have well and truly earned a relaxing weekend! I love weekends when there are no plans and we can pick and choose what we want to do – doesn’t happen as often as I like, but when it does I certainly treasure them!

  8. April 20, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    Sounds absolutely blissful! Dave and I had the chance to have some adult conversation last Tuesday and it was absolutely fantastic. Adult conversation can not be more highly recommended!

  9. April 20, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    What a great weekend and such perfect timing with your anniversary 🙂

  10. April 20, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    Happy Monday and thank you so much for hosting this great link up! Have a wonderful week!! Sounds like you had a great weekend! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

  11. April 20, 2015 / 5:24 pm

    Looks like a lovely weekend. I am going to start taking more weekends and make a point of having fun and stopping.

  12. April 20, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    Oh that sounds sooo lovely! Glad you had a lovely weekend, and that you got a great new opportunity that allowed it to happen. I am exactly the same; there is always so much to do that weekends are very rarely relaxing, but Ava is starting nursery next week so hopefully I should be able to get things done during the week and have my weekends back. Lovely post xx

  13. April 20, 2015 / 10:11 pm

    Thanks for hosting! Glad you had a relaxing weekend! I took some time to enjoy spring and family life as well this weekend. Hope you have a lovely week!