I confess to feeling a bit out of sorts these last few months; just a bit and sometimes a lot meh, blah, unenthused. It's been a bit of a confusing time, trying to put my finger on just what it is that was making me feel this way. And you know what they say: "happy wife, happy life". Because I was feeling stressed and grumpy it rubbed off on the children and the whole thing just felt dysfunctional. My snappiness meant they were all tetchy. And Will, poor Will wasn't sure what was going on. His normally capable wife was losing the plot.
To cut a long story short, I waved the white flag and admitted I needed to do something. It wasn't just a holiday I needed. On the recommendation of a good girlfriend I booked myself into Gwinganna, an amazing health retreat in Queensland, where I did a week of detox.
I got back last night and I feel fantastic. It's quite incredible what a week of organic food can do for one's mood, skin and overall vitality. It was a revelation. I met some gorgeous girls. We laughed and cried together. There were some amazing experiences and it was, as they say, lifechanging.
I have returned with a focus on staying healthy and getting my little family healthy. The pantry is getting an overhaul and we're going organic. By a fortunate stroke of serendipity, one of the first blog posts I read after returning to civilisation was Jane's. She had a muesli recipe. This morning I made my first ever batch of organic muesli. I followed Jane's recipe, but added puffed quinoa. It's delicious and the children love it.
So there you go. That's a little more than I would normally reveal on this little ol' blog. You probably weren't expecting that.
Now that I feel I've returned to my normal state of vim and vigour I have itchy fingers to get creative and productive again. With the lovely spring weather I can't wait to cut into some favourite Liberty. A cute sundress for Adelaide is on the ToDo list.
Have you ever felt a bit blah? What worked for you?