12 May 2014

Ten on ten - May

A feverent toddler greeted me this morning at an eye-wateringly early 4.20am. I don't know what has happened to his sleeping pattern but the last few weeks have been fraught with sleepless nights and early mornings. I'm guessing there must be some kind of goings-on, developmentally, for the little fella. That or it's his teeth but I'm not so convinced it's the latter. All I do know is that a slew of early mornings and disturbed nights makes for long, grumpy days. For everybody concerned. I'm hoping that Chuck manages to grasp whatever new skills are forming in his brain soon so we can all start to wind down and begin to enjoy the long, bright days - instead of dreading them. 4.20am really has no business being so blummin' bright.

Despite the early start to today I was determined not to let last week's momentum slip away from me, so here I am with May's ten on ten. I confess, I'm both a little proud and surprised that I managed to pull this out the bag so quickly...




I'm really beginning to see the benefits of a challenge like this. Not only is it useful for progressing one's skills but it's also helpful in highlighting to me my weaknesses - both photographically and personally.

This month's 10th was unique. I had a day off and, while the boys travelled an hour up the M1 to see Grandma, I got to enjoy getting dressed at leisure, meet a friend for coffee/beer, talk [uninterrupted and using adult words] and discover that I have gone a few steps backwards in terms of personal development recently. I think there's probably a longer post brewing here about how becoming a stay-at-home mama has huge implications on a woman's life - and not necessarily the usual changes you'd expect to hear about. I'll have to have a deep ponder on that one and see if I can pull enough words out of my cotton-wool head to articulate myself properly. Why do you think I use images so much? I've lost a heck of a lot of words over the last two years.

Anyhoo - I hope you are enjoying these projects. Join in, the benefits are completely surprising.

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7 comments

  1. I think these pictures are your best yet! I really like the story they tell of your day. Keep up the good work!

    - MB xxx

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  2. Beautiful! This is my first month joining in, and I'm loving seeing what everyone else has done :)

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    1. Thanks snappystreet and thanks for checking my 10th out. This project is surprising and rewarding in many ways. I look forward to seeing how your journey unfolds x

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  3. Hello!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comments. I'm glad to have found yours. It looks like you had a great day, just want a mama needs from time to time. Each of my children also went throughout the waking thing around the same time. I was sure it was a developmental thing. It WILL pass. I hope you have a full sleep soon. xx

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    1. My pleasure Milina :) It was great to step back to rejuvenate from time to time isn't it? Glad to hear my suspicions are right and that this phase will pass. I'm doing my best to remain patient while it lasts x

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  4. A unique sense of perspective in these, not to mention the bold colors. A lovely set of images, and for having "lost a heck of a lot of words" you articulate yourself well.

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    1. Thank you Kari. I hadn't paid much attention to the perspective before. Interesting to see I only really shot from two angles that day. PS You should try to have a conversation with me...blogging is deceptive; I have time to find my words first :)

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