I think the above photo somes up my week quite nicely. It has been a busy one filled with birthdays, friends and family and I will say that my mood has changed significantly from Monday to right now. At the start of the week I have to admit I felt rather down, it was my 2nd daughter's 8th birthday and after selling my last pushchair at the weekend, the feeling of my kids getting older too quick was quite over whelming for me.
Add to that the fact that my husband started his new job which meant him working away for 7 days at the time and in turn missing my 30th birthday on Wednesday, my emotions seemed to be all over the place and I found myself crying a fair bit when the kids had gone to bed. I know you're probably thinking be grateful that he has a job, of course I am but it doesn't make it any easier being left to deal with children that miss their daddy does it.
My birthday is a sore subject in itself because I had an irrational fear of turning thirty plus my birthdays have never been ones to write home about, often brushed under the carpet because lets face it I'm a mum and being a parent doesn't stop just because it's your birthday. Well between my lovely best friend and my mum, they made my day. Lunch out with just my mum as my friend kindly had Layla for the day, the kids were bought a take away so I didn't have to cook and I received some wonderful presents, cards and messages, I was left feeling a lot happier and definitely not as lonely.
Yesterday my husband managed to get the night off of work so came back for a night out with me and our friends and my little brother even managed to drive back from Leicester to join us too. So the point to my rambling and my photo, in the words of Yoda happy today I am. Feeling slightly hungover but more than grateful for everything I have in life right now. People tell me that their 30s have been amazing and going by how mine have begun, I'm starting to believe them.