Word of the Week 13/5/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week!

If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every entry to the linky, and if you add the Word of the Week badge to your post to help spread the ‘word’, I also tweet them out.

My word of the week this week is:


It could so easily have been ‘swimming’, as my girl has been every day with school this week and has her lesson tomorrow morning, too. Oh, it’s been fun sorting her hair out daily and getting swim kits dry and ready again! We’ve also been planning for Little Man to go swimming soon, so it has been on my mind. But no, I’m going for ‘refreshing’.

I’ve surprised myself with this word. I think knowing that I was entering into a month of revision, along with juggling everything else and still trying to sort out the Husband’s 40th, I was expecting to feel a little frazzled. Yet refreshing is the word that springs readily to mind. Why?

Well, I think it started with a bit of an epiphany over my module selections for my OU degree. I had registered for my next one, knew what I wanted to do the following year (take two and get it finished, as my boy will start school then) and I was all set. Then I thought of another way to complete it, with different module choices it should be an easier way and a more interesting way, all in the same time-frame. I’m excited by it, I just really need a good pass on this course, and fortunately my final assignment score came in last night and I was really pleased with it, so that’s that part done, it’s just down to the exam now!

There was then the lovely sunshine we had at the end of last week and over the weekend, and that even sneaked back yesterday. Last Friday my revision went well and has continued to do so, and then Saturday was spent at my mum’s in her garden with my brother and his wife. Sunday we awoke to another beautiful day and we had a rare day with no plans so we all spent the day together out in the garden, with very little to do but enjoy the sunshine and each other’s company.

And then the week has continued with lovely play dates, fun and lucrative blog offers, the revision all falling into place and nice plans being made for forthcoming weeks and weekends away. The overriding feeling has been one of feeling refreshed, with refreshing offers and I’ve a couple of fresh ideas for the blog that will make it all a refreshing change for me. It’s been good, when I really thought it wouldn’t be! That is refreshing!

What about you? What one word sums up your week best?

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41 thoughts on “Word of the Week 13/5/16”

  1. So glad it’s been such a good week for you and everything has fallen into place allowing you to keep up with your revision, still have family time and feel quite refreshed by the end of the week too! Hope that Boo is enjoying swimming and well done on doing so well on your assignment. Thanks for hosting #WotW 🙂

    1. I’ve been surprised by it! She’s loving her swimming, thanks, is so excited every morning! Thank you 🙂 x

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  3. Ahh! The school swimming lessons are so tough trying to get everything ready. My youngest had them every day for 2 weeks in the middle of winter so we struggled to dry everything out….lol
    Well done with the assignment score & good luck with the exam!
    It sounds like you have had a great week x

  4. It’s interesting seeing how your OU course is going. Gives an insight into how it really works. I’m glad it is refreshing. You sound like you are in a positive mindset. I’ve reached the other end of the swimming lesson journey. Last lesson ended at Christmas. Strange not to have swimming lessons punctuating my week anymore. Hope they both get on well. Thanks for hosting.

    1. Thank you. I am enjoying it, this module has just flown by. Oh, I so wish I was at the end of the swimming lesson journey! Thanks x

  5. oh refreshing sounds good, lovely new things to look forward to. Have you ever done a summer school with the OU? I did a few once my kids were school aged and I loved them so much. I loved being totally immersed in my studies with nothing else to worry about for a few days.

    1. I haven’t, no, though I can well imagine the benefits. It can be good to get totally into that mindset.

  6. Sounds like a lovely week! Always nice when the weather is sunny as its really makes us feel refresh! I hope that though you need to do a lot of things it will stay best next week too!

    Oh and I hope its okay that I borrowed your bring back paper as my post title =)

  7. Sounds like a brilliant week 🙂 it’s great when plans fall into place and you feel ready to go. The weather was amazing. Felt like a holiday last weekend. Thanks for hosting xx

  8. It really is so ‘refreshing’ to have a day with nothing planned in the diary at weekends, isn’t it? And what a lovely day it was on Sunday. Sounds as though everything is slipping into place for you at the moment. Long may it continue!

  9. Fab word – and glad it’s all falling into place. Well done on the assignment and let’s hope there’s more nice weather around the corner. Thanks for hosting and have a fab weekend x

  10. Wow so positive and you seem excited and motivated to get going. You sound so organised and calm, I wish I knew how to stay calm. Congrats on the results and good luck though I dealt you need it as you are so conscientious you will kick ads in the exam X #wotw

  11. It sounds like everything is falling into place and what perfect timing, too. It is a lovely feeling when your week goes much better than you planned, and your planning and ability to juggle is still beyond me, and still you manage to make amazing scores on your OU assignments. Really well done and refreshing is such a great, positive word to reflect your week.
    Glad Boo is enjoying her swimming lessons; we were three times a week at school now dropped down to once a week, which is much more manageable!

    1. It’s been a good one, so nice to feel refreshed instead of frazzled! Yes, once a week swimming is easier! X

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