This week I celebrated my 45th birthday, so I figured I should commemorate the day with an update.
Last week, Mister Pick and I spent a day for ourselves while Jack was at nursery. It was a glorious day so we walked across the Tyne, had breakfast at Quay Ingredient, visited Eldon Square, Grainger Market, and Stack. It was such a nice way to spend the day because we hadn’t gone into town just to have a look around in a long time. (Not until before I was pregnant, that’s for sure.)
I updated the podcast recently to mention what a hard time I was having with letting Jack stay at nursery for full days now. I was glad to have the time to ourselves, but the guilty of being at work made me feel that I loved money just that little bit more than my own child. But I am going to work part time again and just trying to keep my chin up and hope that nursery is helping Jack with his development as people keep telling me. (He has a lovely nursery and a great key worker, so I know he’s in kind, capable hands. I just miss him during the day, which I’m assuming is extremely normal.)
Other than my mummy updates, I’m still working on my Team Leader class at work and that, hopefully, will be done by the end of the year. I’ve also decided to do some business classes online, just to give myself plenty of credentials on my resume. It’s funny to think that as much as I hated school when I was young, I still keep wanting to be in education in my 40s.
Writing wise, I’ve still been slowly working on the first in my young adult romance series. Bullet journal wise has been slow as well, but I did purchase a new notebook for my birthday which is made with kraft paper rather than regular 160 gsm dotted paper. (I’m actually really excited about this one.)
Travel wise, we’ve been to Stephenson Railway, Lightwater Valley, East Grange Farm for the sunflower trail, and the Art Adventures summer term sessions. I’m so grateful that we can go places as a family after a long time of not being able to do anything outside of the house.
For October, we have Halloween, pick your own pumpkins, and continuing autumn term toddler classes to look forward to. I’m excited for the falling leaves, the crisp air, and the anticipation for Christmas that’s less than 100 days away.