As we move into autumn there are obvious changes happening, like the leaves turning red and falling from the trees, the weather getting a little bit crisper (though staying lovely and sunny this week), and the nights getting darker.
I usually quite like this change, but this year it just feels like another step away from the summer and the time when my husband was still here, and I’ve been feeling sad about that a lot lately. This week there has been another change in my life too, as it marked my first day back at work since Roger was diagnosed with cancer back in March. We used to work together, sitting next to one another in the office, so naturally I was worried about going back and how that would feel. Luckily, I work in such a friendly place and everyone was so kind and caring when I went back in. I didn’t cry, but felt that if I did, no one would have minded, so somehow that made me feel stronger.
I’ve started to catch up with friends a bit more too, all the things I put off and couldn’t say yes to I’ve started making myself do a little more often. So I have a friend to stay this weekend, I held a little dinner party for the girls in the week, and I’ve got a few things planned for the next few months too. I spent a lovely day out in Formby last weekend with the kids and the fresh air and adventure was just what we needed. I think that is the way to go for now, trying to balance having things to look forward to with having some space and quiet time for myself too.
Anyway, this week I am back as a co-host of the Sunday Stars linky, for bloggers to join up their favourite post of the week and read and comment on a few others. You can add your link on this page or over at Katie’s blog Mami 2 Five from today until Wednesday.
Sunday Stars is hosted on rotation by several bloggers so the best thing to do if you want to join in is follow the @SundaysStars account on Twitter to see where to link up each week.
I’m feeling very honoured as Karen chose my post as her favourite of the week. Talking about daddy, parties and the past was all about the things my children have said since their dad died in the summer. Since I published it, Florence in particular has been saying more and more about him, asking if she can go to see him and drawing pictures for him several times. She even had a little cry one day and said ‘I want my daddy,’ which was so hard to handle.
Jess chose Katie at Life on Vista as her star post from last week, with her Top five first time mum advice. From never drinking hot tea again to losing your hair, it’s a very funny post as ever from Katie, do pop on over and have a read.
If you want to join in this week, tweet your posts to either of us (@rainbeaubelle or @mami2five) and @SundaysStars using the hashtag #sundaystars and we’ll RT.