Hello lovelies welcome to the weekend – yay!
Its always lovely to get to the weekend, but some weeks it’s so needed. My week has been an interesting one and honestly, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday felt like a real slog. There were a couple things that were getting me down and because I was on a low eb anyway, got to me even more.
If your new to the blog I have dealt with depression for a long time and have always been very open about it to try and help others. If you would like to read my post on depression you can find it here
So, this was a bit of a ‘blip’ exacerbated by the things that were bothering me. The first one being overwhelmed by the house and the amount of things that need doing. The second was that we had promised the kids a holiday this year as we haven’t taken them abroad for a very long time, in fact I’m not even sure if Mr H and I ever have and realising that we just didn’t have the money to do it.
As with a lot of peoples pressures both of these were money related, something I’m quite sure most of you can understand. When you are at home most of the time doing housework, cooking cleaning etc it’s hard to switch of from all those little (and not so little) jobs that need doing and it becomes very frustrating when you don’t have the money to do anything about it. Thursday morning I started to feel more ‘on top’ of things. One of the most frustrating things about depression is that you are not in control of how you feel, sure you can help yourself to a point by avoiding certain circumstances or spending time with people who lift you, but that is sometimes easier said than done.
Anyway because I had more space in my head by Thursday morning I could look at things with a more positive outlook. Mr H and I had written a list of all the jobs that needed doing in each part of the house, including the outside. I sat down with a coffee and a pen and started ticking the jobs that could be done with little to no money which worked out at about 2/3 which made me feel better straight away.
One of the biggest jobs was to clear my craft room. I have been putting this off for a long time as I found it very overwhelming, not surprising when you look at the before pic! Do you ever get in one of those moods when you are still in your pj’s and decide to crack on and get dressed later? It was much much later that I got dressed. I rolled up my sleeves, so to speak, and went for ‘operation tidy craft room’. It was so therapeutic, I was chucking out all sorts of things like glass jars, ribbons that I have had for years and patterned papers that I didn’t even like. I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to craft bits. By the time I finished I was buzzing, it felt so good.
Before and after pictures.
Apologies for the dreadful picture quality but you get the idea. There’s much more Id like to do to make it more cosy, but I am currently sitting in the new tidy space writing this and loving it! I have also done a fair few of the little jobs that I can and Mr H and myself are going to have a massive DIY weekend.
Now onto the second thing that was really bothering me, the lack of money to take the kids away. If you know me or have been following for a while you will know that I am a christian and I very much believe in the power of prayer and that God is good and wants to give his kids good stuff. I have been praying for at least 3 months for the finances to be able to go away as a family. Like I said the first three days of the week were tough and by wednesday night I was really low, but by Thursday morning something had shifted.
While I was happily tidying, Mr H came up to speak to me about a telephone conversation he had just had. Obviously I don’t want to divulge personal information, but through completely unforeseen circumstances we have ‘come into’ a bit of money, in fact just about enough money to take all 4 of us on a holiday this summer. I have been so excited. I know not everyone will believe that was God, but I am in no doubt what so ever that it was Him and I can’t thank Him enough!
The reason I chose the title rainbows is because they are Gods promise to us that He will never leave us, even when we don’t understand whats happening He is still faithful. I took this picture a week or so ago and it was so apt for this week. Needless to say I am in a much better frame of mind now than I was at the beginning of the week. Now it’s time to decide where we want to go on holiday and book it. Feel free to share some of your favourite holiday destinations.
I hope this has encouraged you in some way.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.