Empty nest syndrome…
Have you noticed a fortnights silence? probably the longest since I started blogging. The
tot (start again) our son started school. In many ways this has been a smooth transition, we have had no tears at drop off. The school, our second choice, is friendly and supportive. He’s learning to read with text books, much to his and our delight. Our son is blessed with his dad’s memory, learning seems to come naturally to him.
Do you sense a but coming? I miss him, and he misses me. This is of course natural. Some days I’m fine, others I have the normal mothers stress of achieving the hour and a half of school runs per day, getting to and from the day job on time, and assisting with two different homeworks. Other days I am full of empty nest syndrome. Some days he’s fine, other days he advises me school is boring, he is poorly, he just wants to be with me. We are both doing our best to overcome natural shyness in this new environment.. on day two he advised me he had no friends yet to which I thought neither have I!! New friendships will form.
I knew in advance it would be a mixed bag of emotions when the moment came – I would miss him, and at the same time looked forward to two free days a week. My plans were to consider voluntary work, focus on the blog and Christmas sales on Etsy. Its early days, my focus has been catching up with friends plus adding a small amount of exercise into my week.
In the absence of any sewing I thought I would share with you a bag I made for my Mum over the summer. She requested I replicate this bag (my Dad’s) for her. The new bag was to be strong with similiar colours.
I had no fabric in my stash which fitted the bill so I bought some, I decided to reuse the hardware from the original bag.
The bag fits the bill perfectly.. frustratingly a misunderstanding on my part meant that my Dad’s beloved bag was cut up for hardware.
Thankfully I am forgiven and he also has a new bag:)
This week’s plans include:-
- Chutney making, with photography of said chutney for guest Christmas blog post
- Refashion of husbands old tshirts
- Creating woollen blankets from former jumpers to donate to Calais
- Write some blog posts!!
How do you adjust to big changes? Are you managing to fit creativity into your week?