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Oh woe is me. I can not shake this feeling of blah. Life just seems so overwhelming lately. Everything is getting to me and getting me down. I know its just a funk I need to shake and it will pass. Do you feel like this too sometimes? Life is good,  but at the moment I can’t shake the funk.
My kids are getting to me. Bless them they can be so good. Mr 6 has this new found attitude that I can’t seem to control. No matter what I do, his attitude stinks at the moment. Not doing as he told, whinging about every damn thing – just being a general turd! I am sure he will snap out of it soon, but god help me till then. Even The Mr is having trouble dealing with it. Miss 4 is her usual self – chatting non stop and trying hard to be good. But when she is bad, she is the devil!! Not really, she is a funny little character!

And the fights! How can a 4yr old and 6yr old fight so much. For gods sake just get along for 5 mins!!

I’m exhausted all the time. The bloody new dog is up at the crack of dawn. As soon as he hears The Mr’s alarm go off at 5.30am he is up barking to be let out. Then he barks outside. So The Mr brings him inside and all I can hear is the pair of dogs tearing around inside. Its obviously play time for them when all I want to do is sleep a bit longer.

I am feeling swamped at home. I just have no motivation to do anything around here. I think I am so sick of this house that nothing I do makes me happy here. We are on top of each all the time – I need some space! The Mr is really good at sharing the work load and does the vacuuming and mopping each week. Even he commented on how lazy I was being – yeah thanks mate! Thats exactly the right thing to say.

Our plans for the new house are being re done. The quote came in over budget again. My tip? If you are designing a house – work with your builder to ensure you don’t design a home that is too big for your budget. And design a home to work with the slope of the block. Haha we are such newbies when it comes to building. We got carried away with our plan and now have to start again – with help! I am actually a lot happier with this new design but just so eager now to get it started. I am over this house – I need out!!

Don’t get me wrong, life is good. I am just having a bad few weeks and need to snap myself out of it. We all have bad weeks. Life goes on. The glass is always half full!

I know what I need to do to shake this funk. Exercise more and sleep more. Yeah right! Someone give me an extra 2 days a week and I am sure I can find the time.

How are you feeling lately? Are you in a funk? How do you shake it? Tell me all your tips! 

Fleur x




  1. Marns

    March 9, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I’ve just bin through the same thing! Stressed out hubby, rebelling toddler and a baby that’s all of a sudden clingy and whinging for no apparent reason. I’ve also been sick on and off for 4 weeks and was so over it! I made a snap (random) decision to see a Kinesiologist last Friday and it lifted the mummy funk immediately….and I’ve felt amazing ever since!!!
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      March 10, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      Its even harder with little ones like yourself. You do a great job Marns! I’ve heard good things about kinesiologists. Maybe I need to give it a go!
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  2. Jenni from Styling Curvy

    March 9, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Sorry to read you’re in a funk Fleur. Sometimes the days can all feel like groundhogs day and the kids, dogs, alarms etc just heighten our feelings of anxiety. I’m hoping you’re feeling your gorgeous happy self soon. I wish I lived closer, we would be having daily coffee…with cake!
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      March 10, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      I so wish we could have coffee and cake dates!! Groundhog is exactly how it feels. It was funny, I rang my best friend and she was feeling exactly the same yesterday! Must be something in the air x x
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  3. Nicole @ The Builder's Wife

    March 10, 2016 at 6:57 am

    This was me last week, and the week before, and the week before 🙂 I medicate myself with wine 🙂 Hope you are feeling better soon. Great advice re having your builder involved while designing your home, it is so important for so many reasons, but budget is the biggest one. xx
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  4. Fleur - Our Urban Box

    March 10, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    There was a lot of self medicating last night haha. xx

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