September Sunday Reflections


So my September Sunday reflections were never meant to be a weekly thing, just an occasional wrap-up life and self-reflect moment thing.  I don’t analyse myself on a weekly basis, I would go bonkers as most weeks I cannot simply make the changes I want to and the things I do well at I like to savour for at least a few weeks!

This reflection is all about progress.  Progress in many facets of our life and progress is moving forward.  The whole family seems to be at the start of a roller coaster and it isn’t necessarily going to come crashing down by any means but we all seem to have inspiring things happening and I just think for the next little while we are in for a ride!

We had a lovely time over the school holidays basically doing absolutely nothing.  It was so great.  We just all chilled the f*** out.  It just felt like we chilled out more by added that extra humf.. you know?  We just did family stuff, the park, lots of hanging at home and catching up with friends.  We were on holidays and the routine was relaxed and simple.  Perfect.

Then both my kids had birthdays.  Every year you are so reflective about how they are growing up and changing.  We reminisced about the night before, especially for your first.  We chatted about those precious moments when you have no idea what you are doing and you realise most of the time you still don’t, you are just more comfortable with accepting it now.  They grow so fast but I am loving how they have changed and loving how our relationship changes as the years go on and we talk differently and our relationships with each other changes so much too.  So they both had a blast anyway, ate lots of cake, played with friends and got spoilt as always.

Queenstown Hill buildingThe house is coming along.  We are 1cm off going to the council which is super exciting, the builder we want hopefully will match our price and is available to start around October which is spot on when we wanted to start.  So far so good.  This means the next year will be an interesting one.  Will the build go to plan, don’t laugh now.  There could be lots of peaks and troughs and the whole moving internationally and sell or doing something with our existing business means there is a lot that is going to happen.  If you are a genuine follower be prepared for much whinging and whining and possibly lots of laughing.  Hope you stick with me.  But it is an exciting time and a time that will be full of adventure and lots of unknowns and probably complete mayhem as well.  Let’s hope the roller coaster doesn’t completely come off its tracks!

Both hubby and I feel focussed on our goals as people.  We are both fairly goal orientated people, him more than me and we are in take-off and flight mode.  Hubby is an avid mountain biker and competes and it is his pure passion.  I have always admired his dedication and passion for his pursuits and his yearning to strive to be his absolute best.  I tended to never be that great at really anything (no don’t worry I don’t need a tissue) but just simply in sport never excelled so I try but I never win and so don’t care if I don’t.  I am happy with that, though.  As you may have read in my last few posts about finding my running mojo and also having the house to myself, I really feel quite centred at the moment.  That weekend to myself did wonders and I just feel grounded again and ready to achieve some goals, get back into my fitness and healthy living.  The holidays we obviously splurged but now we are focussed and both wanting to get back on track.

Mostly during the week we eat pretty clean and allow ourself treats on the weekend but hubby has 4 more events for the year and I am in training for the Long Bloody Walk coming up in September so we are both off the booze (which we drink too much of anyway) and trying to eat well.  I just hope I don’t make up the calories in eating instead of red wining.

The kids are great most of the time and I would say 80% of the time play really well together.  It is so lovely to see and listen to what they are laughing about and the games they are playing.  They aggravate the shit out of each other but they love each other so much. As for my last post to stop with the phone and be more patient.  Well, I am trying.  I’ll keep trying.  I always do and reflecting and focussing on your goals helps you striving forward.warm boots sunday reflections

Oh plus I scored these new boots today.  My feet have never been warmer.  That’s almost a total win that could just take over the page in my opinion.

Little Miss thought they were pretty warm too.  Happy days!


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  • Reply The Year Of The Daffodil 09/09/2016 at 6:30 pm

    Great boots <3 They will come in handy in NZ. It's honestly freezing here today. lol. Great reflection 🙂

  • Reply Christine Tatum 07/09/2016 at 8:59 am

    Here is my 2 cents…. Those boots are adorable, along with the cutie patootie next to them!

  • Reply natalie 07/09/2016 at 4:55 am

    Lovely post – I get so reflective on birthdays and obviously at New year. It has been an emotional few days in our house with starting preschool and returning to school – time just goes so fast I just want to press pause and have a minute to take it all in. xxx

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 08/09/2016 at 8:54 am

      Thank you! Yes, I have moments where I feel the need to stop and take it all in. I hope everything has gone well with starting preschool and school. It is definitely an emotional time. Time sure is flying.

  • Reply Catrina 06/09/2016 at 1:38 am

    I agree, sometimes it’s so hard to see any progress on a weekly basis. And I do the same thing when birthdays come around, looking back and seeing how much they’ve changed is quite amazing. Sometimes we just live day by day and hope for the best. That seems to be my life lately anyway. 🙂 oh and cute boots!!

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 06/09/2016 at 8:28 pm

      Yes! I am so reflective at birthday time! And yes sometimes it is just day to day living. The boots have been fab! Thanks for sharing and reading. 🙂

  • Reply Emily 05/09/2016 at 12:03 pm

    What an exciting time for the family! I hope all goes well!

  • Reply Megan @ Empathic Parenting 05/09/2016 at 7:57 am

    I love this idea! Such a great way to wrap up the last week to prepare for the week ahead. And I LOVE those boots!

    This was my son’s very first week of school (preschool), and I was pretty emotional. I also felt really discouraged about my blog/business. I’m hoping to shake off the anxiety of the previous week and start fresh. New week, new possibilities.

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 05/09/2016 at 1:40 pm

      The boots were a win! Oh starting school is such a daunting time for both you and them, it is definitely emotional and takes time for you both to adjust. Sorry to hear that you are feeling discouraged about your blog/business. I can completely understand that but love your approach and it is definitely a new week and things can always change very quickly. I really hope you find new energy this week. xx

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