Monday, 28 June 2010

My Life Right Now


My life has been pretty hectic with the arrival of little Max. The life I knew which was that of a working woman with one child, a husband and 2 dogs has changed. I used to purchase my favourite magazines and be able to sit down on the sofa and read them that night. I used to have time to do my own thing. But not these days.

I have had the new Country Style magazine sitting on my bedside table now for a few days and I haven't even had the chance to open it.

I actually glanced at my bedside table tonight and thought I would take a photo of it to show you.

It consists of the Country Style magazine which I am dying to open. It also consists of that pink fabric which, even though I had ordered the yellow colourway on Friday, I changed it today to the pink. I don't usually change my mind once I've made my mind up - what is happening to me? It also consists of a book I purchased on Amazon which I think is very applicable to my life right now - Just Let Me Lie Down Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom by Kristin van Ogtrop. I also love the colour of it's cover. Today Harry made me the origami swans which you can see sitting there. I love them. Brad and Harry brought me in a bowl of Harry's favourite treat - ice-cream with coke bottle lollies on top just now to try to cheer me up. It worked.

I'm sure tomorrow will be better. Tomorrow our container full to the brim of Stuart Membery furniture will be arriving on our doorstep. Tomorrow is going to be a very exciting day.

xx
Anna

35 comments:

Faux Fuchsia said...

Keep the Faith and Hang in There. Have you considered the soothing properties of cheesecake? Works for me. Oh -and Gin. Works a Treat. xxx

Jenny said...

Yes sometimes life is a little too hectic. I suggest you jump into bed with your bowl of icecream and read your magazine! By the way, I love your bedside table.

Rajee Sood said...

This mom with one kid ... one dog (second dog arriving in two weeks)... and very scared but knows theres a second kid that has to come sometime along ... shares... understands and feels your sentiments ... somedays you just wish there really was a magic want and fairy Godmothers ... ;)
Hope tommorrow is a better day for you... :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

What a fun bedside table! I do that with my favourite shelter mags sometimes...they sit there tempting me, but I refuse to read them until I have the time to give them my full attention!

Ness Lockyer said...

Sounds about right Anna. I dont want to alarm you, but it doesnt really get better either. Loving Harry's origami...so sweet of him.
Ness xx

allison tait said...

The first time you open a magazine (and actually sit and read it) after a baby is a big day, worthy of celebration. Don't push too hard - you'll get there when the time is right. Good luck with it all.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Yes, I have a stack of magazines that have yet to be cracked open...I also have a second child named Max!! Must be something to do with Max's!! Janell

Flick, said...

Well Anna, I really hope you get a chance to 'lie down' and have a really good nights sleep, before what sounds like a very busy day in store for you!
:) Flick

My Interior Life said...

I remember those early days trying to adjust to having two children. Take some time to read that magazine and get some sleep. Best wishes for a wonderful day!

the gardeners cottage said...

hi anna,

even your nightstand is gorgeous.

~janet

ps ~ as the mom of 3 sons i can tell you that it will get easier, i'm just not sure when!

Sally J said...

I've always said parenting one child just isn't parenting...it's when that second one gets thown into the mix that the ball game changes! Hang in there...this too, shall pass.
Can't wait to see the new furniture...exciting!!
www.divinedistractions.blogspot.com

Laura Casey Interiors said...

hi Anna, I hope you are doing well! I have two little ones too and it is hard to do it all and work but it gets a little easier as they get a little older. Take some time to read the magazine if you can. Can't wait to see progress on the shop. xo

Mosaicista said...

Time is luxury. If I understand well you have 2 children,one child is already enough to transform your daily life and force you to change your priorities..I believe that we need to try receive energy from our little ones..even if we are so tired and exhausted. this is a very pretty blog.M

Marta (Montenegro) Martin said...

Hang in there and try to enjoy your little Friends as much as you can. That is our true calling as mothers, to love and nurture our little friends, to stay a true friend and lover to our husbands and to try to find at least five minutes of solitude and meditation each day!

kimberj said...

You want to know what's happening???? Your a mama now :)

kimberj said...

You want to know what's happening???? Your a mama now :)

Mrs. Blandings said...

I always enjoy seeing your own home. New baby transition is a particularly hard one and while I often am itching to hold a new born I am incredibly grateful for consistent sleep. The fact that ice cream could make it better shows you are far better natured than I ever was. The furniture arrival should put a spring in your step. And mine if we get to see it.

Mariska Meijers said...

it is a matter of finding the new balance again. New shipment yummie...have a great week Anna xo

Becolorful said...

This takes me back but trust me, it does get easier. Change is challenging.
I'm glad you went with the pink. The heart knows what the heart wants. Sometimes we just can't be practical. That would mean settling. Can't wait to see what you do with this.
Pam @ Be Colorful

Green Pickles said...

Enjoy your new arrival! I'm sure you will get round to that magazine eventually!
Love
Aimee
x

pamela said...

Anna - When my son was born I actually found myself standing in grocery lines letting other people go ahead of me just so I could look through a magazine uninterrupted. The fact that you do such amazing work and am a mom is an amazing feat. Be proud of yourself and know that the magazines will always be there!

Sally-Ann said...

Dear Anna,
juggling a business and young one's is tough. I've been there. Take care, Sally-Annx

Third Avenue Style said...

I remember after my 3rd son arrived thinking "well that's it - I am never going to read another book, magazine or paper again - my brain will turn to mush and holding an intelligent adult conversation will be impossible!" well, my brain is mush however I sneaky read all the time & still manage to work, talk, shop, blog, socialise and be a reasonably decent parent whilst masqurading as a normal human being - IT DOES GET BETTER.

A-M said...

Enjoy the benefits of that beautiful extended family of yours. Ask for help and time out. We purchased extended family in the form of a nanny 2 days a week just so I wouldn't slash my wrists. Oh I so needed help and had no-one. Our darling nanny is still part of our life. She makes my boys a birthday cake every year and still holidays with us! Oh to have an extended family though.

What is it with the origami? My boys are obsessed with it too at present. Did they do it at school last term? That's all my boys are doing apres ski. I'm tripping over it everywhere! A-M xx

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

Mmm ice cream does cure most ills...I hope you find some free time soon to just sit, unwind and relax xx

Kelly Green said...

YES - definately a busy time being a working mum of two children. Hang in there and enjoy - they grow up so quickly! That ice cream looks delicious! KG

Sarah Verity - Verandah Home+Garden Living Solutions said...

Anna - I completely emphasise with you! With Isabelle, at 8 wks old & my first baby and 2 dogs - you're 1 child up on me! I have just started getting back into some design projects...and I have a pile of my interior mags looking at me - like you! I was the one who devoured the mag as soon as I got it in the post [my 7 or so subscriptions] - now it's marked with post-its so I can prioritise my reading time whilst Isabelle has a sleep! Too funny - thanks for the heads up on the book you're reading will check it out. The one I found fabulous was 'The Second Nine Months: One Woman Tells the Real Truth About Becoming a Mom' by Vicki Glembocki - very funny! Look forward to seeing your home & projects come alive...
take care, Sarah - Palatial Living
www.palatialliving.blogspot.com

Fiona said...

Having a new baby is really hard. I can't imagine running my own business on top of it. Just keep thinking that it will get easier in just a few months.(I felt like every 3 months, it got easier.)

KRM said...

Yes it does get better, and what is lovely is how it will soon seem so much easier that with one (really!) as your boys start to play and amuse each other and become great friends. I am glad you still find time for such beauty as your bedside table in your life and what's more to share it with all of us. Thank you!

Flotsam Friends said...

Anna, I'm loving the bowl the ice-cream is in!! And your son has great taste, those coke bottles are the best! It is hard balancing two but I'm sure you'll adjust in time. I know so well that feeling of an unopened Country Style (I subscribe too) but you know what, you have to be in the right zone for it as it's your special time. Timing is everything (it's just incredibly limited). Pxxx

Flotsam Friends said...

P.S. Glad you changed your fabric order to the pink! Can't wait to see what you do with it. Px

Blue Penguin said...

What a lovely mixture of enticing things! I think having such a pretty and organised bedside table is probably proof that you're triumphing over the chaos, too. Happy reading!

Megan said...

I can totally relate. I miss my magazine time!! (I have a 4 month old son and we're moving next week. Enough said:)

Bron @ Baby Space said...

You've summed up those first months pretty well - not a moment to oneself! Lovely blog you have here :)

pve design said...

My mother will still say, no better cure than that of a nap or a bowl of ice cream. Well, now that is not exactly what she said, but she still tells me that " sleep or food " is the best remedy.
I would say a container like that would require both to un-pack!
Loved that book and those origami swans are stunning.
Please tell Harry he is the man.
pve