It’s blog detox time


I’m handing the kids over to my ex at 5pm today for the school holidays.

He got his weeks mixed up – he thought he was going away the first week, but it was actually the second week.

Ah, the perils of middle-aged dating and co-ordinating two co-parenting calendars.

By the time he realised his error, it was too late – I’d made plans for the first week. But I graciously agreed to him having them for the whole school hols.

Aren’t I a honey?

Actually, I quite love having lazy fun with the kids in the school holidays, so I’m not entirely kicking up my heels to be without them.

On the other hand, it’s been a looooooong time between kid-free getaways. I think it was my 40th – in Hawaii – seven years ago.

I don’t have anything quite that fancy planned next week.

I’m just flying down to Melbourne for a few days to see my sister-in-law and my dear former colleague Lorrae. Then it’s off to my childhood stomping ground for a few nights R&R after that.

And I’m … deep breath … blog detoxing while I’m gone.

Yep, I’m going a whole week without tapping a word at HouseGoesHome.

I’d initially planned a total digital detox, but I’m really rather fond of Facebook, so I figure I’ll just not blog for seven days.

I think that’s punishment … I mean relaxation … enough for my over-active brain.

Lordy, I wonder how I’ll cope? It will feel strange to not rattle something off every single morning. But it will be liberating too.

I’ve been feeling a little strained in the writing stakes. I need a breather.

I think being blog-free might help me sleep better too. The sleeping is waaaaay better than it was a few months ago, but there’s something about setting myself a deadline of 7am for posting my blog every day that makes my eyes automatically pop open between 5 and 6am.

And it’s virtually impossible to go back to sleep because I start to fret about what I’m going to write.

Without that self-imposed pressure, I’m hoping I’ll learn to doze again. Dozing under warm doonas is quite lovely in winter.

I can’t wait! Even if it is going to be FREAKING COLD in Melbourne.

I’ll just have to keep my fingers crossed for fireplaces.

Catch you next weekend!

Song of the day: Bruce Springsteen “Fire”


4 thoughts on “It’s blog detox time

  1. Love the photo! 😅
    You deserve a break, try to enjoy it! But, that being said, we will be suffering withdrawal along with you, I’m sure!

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