Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Please let me get off the very rocky road bus!

OK it has been quite a while since my last post but oh boy we have had some hills to climb and some were very steep!  It started with my children's paternal grandmother who was diagnosed with lung cancer and died after 7 weeks of diagnosis god rest her soul. Then one of my younger daughter's being attacked outside her school by two girls from her school she did not even know one of whom was 14 my daughter is only 11, because of the seriousness of her injuries we had to get police involved...it was quite a shock to my daughter too as she is very soft hearted and could not understand why it happened to her...

The same daughter some weeks later complained of headaches and pain in her bones, I thought maybe it was because of what happened and she was scared to go to school so for a few days she attended school then got straight in bed and was as weak as a kitten...fast forward a bit and she started getting very high temperatures so after a visit to hospital she was diagnosed with viral meningitis (this was a few days before Christmas) blood tests also came back that she was extremely low with Vitamin D and an iron level of 4.1 so even now she is quite tired but has started to go back to school part-time and is now on medication so with a bit of luck her repeat blood tests soon will be better.

To be honest when we went from 2012 to 2013 I breathed a sigh of relief!

We are also moving any day now and I have not even started to pack (well one bag of towels :) but I have started a ripple blanket but it won't be coming with us as I am going to give it to my oldest daughter who is 21 this year. I also am still on a Uni blanket of hers too and I have a heart crochet blanket still to finish for my youngest daughter AND I want some for the new home...BUT do you know what? all these WIP are keeping me sane and calm and also I do think we can get on the happy bus at the next station :)

There are two of the WIP the heart one has been there forever it seems but it is getting a lot of attention now, the ripple has just been started as my daughter's birthday is March the 3rd it would be lovely to give it to her on the day, well actually a bit before as she is going to Berlin to celebrate her birthday with some friends which I thought was a lovely place and way to celebrate.

Anyhow hope all is well with everyone else and 2013 is going to be a lovely year for us all.  One of my New years resolution is to blog a bit more.



  1. My goodness. I can only hope life slows down for you and gets a bit easier. You must be shattered, physically and emotionally. Keep strong. Think of you xx

    C x

    1. Thank you x Hope your building work is coming on well x

  2. Oh, LBF! I'm so sorry! I'm glad your daughter is on the mend. I pray comfort for your husband and you as your grieve the loss of his mother.

  3. Your poor daughter.....my heart goes out to her.....our oldest had meningitis , very serious!
    Why would children do that to her....horrible just horrible, poor thing!
    Good luck moving, I think thats exciting a fresh beginning, are you moving far?

    1. Thank you, I know I just don't understand it either and I always take her and pick her up from school so the thought that that happened only 100 yards from where I was parked is awful. I now get out the car and stand as close to the gate as she will let me. We are moving from London to Somerset so quite a nice change for us xxx

  4. ~ Sending kind thoughts out to YOU!..I absolutely hate bullying in any form what so ever!! You have had an awful lot of worry also...... meningitis used to scare me soo much when the children were small.....She will need lots and lots of time to heal....mentally and physically....Take care of you also! ~ Good luck with this move, as said already a new beginning sounds Wonderful for You all.....
    Sending 'Twinkles' *******
    Love Maria x

  5. Thank you Maria x I hate any bullying too and have always been proud that not one of my six children have bullied anyone and neither have I. I used to worry everytime my child had a temperature just like you did, checking for that rash etc. I think this move is going to be the best thing for us I am really excited and at the same time dreading the hard work but it's only one day the actual removals(hopefully not too long for all that unpacking)for a much better way of life xx