And so that’s it for another year.
The summer holidays are over and the kids have gone back to school.
Peace and quiet has returned to the house and I can finally get back into a routine.
I don’t function well without that because everything seems to fall apart.
Putting Order To Chaos
As much as I tried to keep the house nice and tidy whilst the kids were off, my best laid plans fell down pretty quickly.
My daughter’s like a whirlwind about the place and destruction follows close behind her.
She gets engrossed in playing with one thing and the next minute she’s onto something else.
And the mountain of things surrounding her grows.
I’ve tried asking her to put one thing away before she moves onto the next but it goes in one ear and out the other.
Sometimes you can barely walk from one side of the room to the other.
It’s taken me two full days to restore order and tidy up.
By the time she’s been home from school for a couple of hours though it’s like Groundhog Day and I’m back to square one.
I hope she grows out of it.
I seem to remember my son was similar when he was younger and reminded me of something resembling the Tasmanian Devil.
Only Four Weeks To Go Until The Scottish 10K
It’s creeping up slowly but the countdown is well and truly underway for my first 10K race.
After injuring myself not so long ago, I hope it’s plain sailing from here on in.
Now the kids are back at school, I’ve got more time to train during the day.
Any training runs I did through the holidays were my only time for peace and quiet.
I find them a great stress reliever and mood raiser.
This week so far, TrainAsOne hasn’t given me any training to do and it’s all bunched into the final four days of the week.
It’s made me feel like I’m itching to get out for a run.
Running gives me a reason to be these days, apart from my family.
I downloaded a meditation app to my phone months ago but still haven’t done anything with it yet.
I’m sure I’d find it useful to meditate now I have all this peace and quiet.
But it still feels a bit stupid and a waste of time.
Maybe when I get back from a run I’ll feel in the zone and want to get down to some inner peace.
Then again, the housework won’t do itself, will it?
I’d like to try out one of those robot vacuum cleaners but they seem a bit gimmicky.
That would give me time to sit and meditate though.
What Do You Love About Peace And Quiet?
When the kids go back to school after the holidays, do you breathe a sigh of relief?
Have you been craving peace and quiet for weeks like me?
What your favourite thing to do when you have some time to yourself?
Please let me know in the comments section below.