Friday Focus 09/10/20 – Jaded

I’m tired and feeling somewhat jaded this week. It’s been one of those weeks where everything just feels a bit too much. Too many things to juggle; frustrations over things going a bit topsy-turvy. Add in several nights of bedtime battles, a wakeful toddler, and a nice dollop of grief insomnia and it’s no wonder I’ve lost my sparkle for the time being. I’m sure I’ll find it again though if I can just get a good night’s sleep!


The word 'Jaded'


We’ve been preparing to restart services in our church building. For the last six months, we’ve been streaming a Sunday service from home. Last weekend we streamed our service live from the building (without a congregation) as a test service before we welcome back a congregation this Sunday. They say a bad dress rehearsal means a good first night. Hopefully that’s the case with church services too! There were a few hiccups, most of which have now been resolved. Fingers crossed this Sunday will go more smoothly.


Of course, there have been little moments of sunshine breaking through the grey clouds this week too, and moments that have made me smile. I’m just tired and a bit low overall. It will pass – and in the meantime, a nice cup of tea and a chocolate biscuit or two help make everything feel a little better!

Things that have made me smile this week

  • Watching a mummy mouse rescue her babies after hubby accidentally disturbed their nest while clearing an overgrown patch of the garden.



  • Going for a lovely long walk with Sophie while Daddy and Thomas had a nap. Sophie surprised me with wanting to walk further than I thought she would. We thought Daddy would wonder where we’d gone but they were still asleep when we got back!


  • A walk around Black Park with Thomas.


Thomas pointing at the trees in Black Park


  • Finding “fairy toadstools” in the woods.


  • Sitting by the lake at Langley Park and having a “nic-nic” with Thomas.


Thomas sitting on a bench looking at the lake in Langley Park


  • Watching Sophie and Thomas having fun together at the playground.


Sophie pushing a very smiley Thomas on the swing


  • Planting daffodils in the garden with Sophie.


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6 thoughts on “Friday Focus 09/10/20 – Jaded

  1. Good luck with the church service. I think Jade is such a lovely colour, but Jaded not such a lovely word, so I’m sending a little hug x I love field mice, they are so cute. We’ve had a few as presents from our cats in the past but they’ve been alive and safely rescued. #wotw

    1. Thank you, virtual hugs are always much appreciated. The church service went well and I’m a little less sleep-deprived so hopefully this week’s word will be a more positive one!

  2. Fingers crossed for this Sunday. I’m sure it will go well. Either way, I should imagine people will be happy that the church is a step closer to being open again, to welcome them back. Thank you for sharing the mouse clip. I was kind of disappointed that there wasn’t more, but probably less stressful for the mother mouse. Love the photo of Thomas enjoying his “nic-nic” in the park.Super cute. I’m sorry the week has been so tiring for you. I hope that next week feels a little lighter and easier for you. #wotw

    1. Thank you Cheryl, it all went well. I’d have liked to have filmed for longer but we were trying to keep our distance and not frighten the poor little mice too much. This week has been less tiring on the whole.

  3. Oh no! What a rough sounding week. Sending love and hugs.
    Good luck for Sunday. I hope the service goes well.
    I am glad you have found some reasons to smile x

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