Project Happy {Year 5}: Days 261-270

I am waaaaaay behind on sharing these #projecthappy updates, though I have still been capturing the moments as the days have sped past.  We’re entering into the crazy-busy season of multiple birthdays and Christmas; my therapy work ramping up in intensity in advance of the holidays; and all the school commitments to squeeze in too.  I love it, I really do.  It just means that certain things I’m usually capable of balancing at the same time have to be put down temporarily.

I used to berate myself for not being able to keep up with it all, for not being ‘good enough’ at doing everything all at once.  Not any more.  I know my edges, know when I can push myself beyond them and when it’s better to take a step back.  I know that I’m doing the best I can with what I’ve got and that’s all that matters – that will always be ‘enough’.

So here are my happy moments from a few weeks ago.  I survived solo parenting for a week (and, more importantly, so did the girls!).  I had a couple of really lovely days with Ella, giving her my undivided attention.  And we were happily reunited with the husband after his adventures on the other side of the pond.

Day 261: Waving the husband off on his trip to Las Vegas. We’ll miss him heaps and know he’ll have the most fantastic time.

Day 262: Ella was off school poorly with a tummy ache today and once she perked up a bit in the afternoon we had fun playing Harry Potter Scrabble together

Day 263: The first frost

Day 264: This one had an inset day today so we turned it into a lovebombing/’yes’ day and had the loveliest time together! Tea and cake, shopping and snuggling on the sofa – it was perfect.

Day 265: My Mum came to visit for the weekend and after we’d been chatting for a while I realised the girls were a bit too quiet. Popped upstairs to check on them and found this 🙂

Day 266: Capturing some spontaneous portraits of my littlest one that I’m really pleased with

Day 267: Sunset

Day 268: The girls stayed up late so we could meet the husband as he got home from his trip to Las Vegas. They made him a ‘Welcome home’ sign and everything

Day 269: After school snuggles with this one

Day 270: I found them all watching TV in a row together like this and it made my heart happy

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