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Its just a tiring week for me. So many things that is eating my energy.
It is harder to ask my son to read his school books and I think he is really ready for the term break and so am I!

My tots100 ranking went down like hundreds down so its also a bit of a letdown.
I have to admit that I am not working as hard as I do. A wake up call?

MOney is hard and theres just so much to buy for my growing son.
Using his shoes as break for scooter and bike is not helping too haha.

I am also trying to get rid of the clutter in the house.
I think part of my being so sad is the fact that my house doesnt have as much space as its used to.
We have accumulated so much stuff that our home resembles a hoarders house and this just makes me move slower.

In spite of all these things that weighs me down I just need to move on and ahead dont i?

And that is what I am trying to do.

Like what Dory said, just keep swimming. I am trying that.



Because even if its seems like its so dark this week there are good nws too!
I got to be a brand rep for a craft box company for 3 months.
I know that for some this is not a big deal but for me it is!
I can see that my post is getting generic so I need something to spice it up
and crafts is just what I need and I have so many ideas in my head already!

And yes half term break is here!
I am so looking forward to more time with my son and him getting more rest from school!

It might be a bad week but the future is promising. And thats my wotw - promising.


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(Anonymous)
May. 27th, 2016 03:57 pm (UTC)
Ah yes it's half term here next week and while I am looking forward to having my kids home, I'm also hoping for nice weather so we aren't stuck in driving eachother crazy!! Try not to get too hung up on the Tots100 score, I read a blog about it last month and I think there's a lot more to it all, I gathered it isn't actually the best indicator of your blogs success! #PoCoLo
Double the Monkey Business
May. 27th, 2016 05:06 pm (UTC)
What a fun idea, doing crafts on your blog and being a brand rep. Congratulations. Enjoy the half term break :) x
ReadingRes
May. 27th, 2016 05:54 pm (UTC)
Promising is a great outlook. We all have bad weeks, but so pleased you have the craft opportunity. You're so creative, I'm sure you'll have fun with that one! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x
Kim Carberry
May. 27th, 2016 08:07 pm (UTC)
Hooray for half term...I think most children are ready for a break from school. Have a great holiday!
Don't worry about the Tots100 score a lot of people dropped loads. Me included.
Mary-The Boondocks Blog
May. 27th, 2016 08:24 pm (UTC)
Merlinda, thank you for stopping by my blog the other day. I know that having too much stuff in the house can be disheartening. Just try to clean out a little corner each day and you will get there. I am having a different problem. Because I am always making things, I have stopped throwing things out and now my house is full of buttons, ribbons, empty cereal boxes, you name it. And I don't even want to throw them out "in case" I need them for a project. I am hosting a new link party, called Sweet Inspiration and would love to have you drop by. It runs Friday till Tuesday and is open to all types of family friendly blog posts.
mummyhereandthe
May. 27th, 2016 08:28 pm (UTC)
Dont be sorry, you are being true to yourself. Not everyone is happy, or copying because shit happens it really does and it sucks. But it is to feel rubbish sometimes you just need to feel it. I am so pleased you got the crafty box, you derserve it. It is going to make you feel so good because you have a different focus. It wi give you confidence and inspiration. You are very strong, you are evaulating and looking for solutations. Dont worry about tots100 score they move up and down just look at the 1st place for instance it changes every month mostly, that speaks volumes X #wotw
MummyShire
May. 27th, 2016 09:40 pm (UTC)
I think your word of the week - promising - shows that you're a fighter, have a positive outlook. I think it is hard when you think you're surrounded by clutter, I know I don't like it, but tackling it little by little is how I find I best tackle it. And storage boxes - lots of them!
Hope you enjoy half term, I know mine are ready for the break too, they're exhausted!
As for the blog and the Tots score, I was at BlogCamp and they explained - it's more than just numbers to your blog, if you ask Sally I'm sure she'll explain. But I wouldn't worry about it, enjoying your week with your son is more important!
#WoTW
chinky_baguette
May. 28th, 2016 03:22 am (UTC)
Keep on moving on anyway!!!
(Anonymous)
May. 28th, 2016 07:33 pm (UTC)
Hangin there! Life has been tough lately for me as well.. So much for reducing stress in life but hey, that's what life is all about! Keep swimming.. Keep fighting! Cheers..
sarahjchristie
May. 29th, 2016 10:37 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the brand rep that is fab news, and hoorah for half term I love spending time with my boys too, I hope you are feeling brighter soon and yes just keep swimming xxx
Debbie Roberts
May. 29th, 2016 01:31 pm (UTC)
Hi Merlinda, a big congratulations on getting to work with a brand, that has to be a confidence booster and try not to focus so much on blog ranking!

It sounds as if you are well and truly ready for half term next week. I hope you have a good one and that Sebastian helps you declutter!

Take care and keep on swimming!

xx
(Anonymous)
May. 30th, 2016 12:54 pm (UTC)
Promising
Don't be too disheartened about the ratings. Remember why you first started blogging and enjoy it. Just doing little and often when it comes to decluttering is really helpful. Enjoy the crafting. #WotW
petite_pudding
May. 31st, 2016 06:19 pm (UTC)
Absolutely - keep on swimming! Great news about the craft box that's a big win :) Everyone needs half term now I think, I hope it's as 'promising' as you hope. Thanks for linking with #PuddingLove
MorganPrinceCom
Jun. 2nd, 2016 04:12 pm (UTC)
Oh hun I think we all have times when we feel a bit down about blogging, especially when our stats go down. But I think focussing on the positive is the way to go. Congratulations on being a brand rep, I'm sure you'll love it!
Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo
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