Friday January 7th 2011. Nothing much going on

Posted by Sarah on Jan 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

It’s been a really quiet week this week. I’ve spent most of it in bed of course. The kids have been muddling along. Beth and Bill would be happy to be at home all the time if we let them, wearing their pyjamas and watching telly or playing electronic games. I can’t blame them, I like a good veggie day too. Bridie however needs to be kept busy most of the time so poor old Paul has been in and our with her.

Beth’s been a bit argumentative this week but not in a big way. I think she’s been a bit out of sorts as she’s still not fully over what she had. She’s been eating copious amounts of fruit, probably to make her tummy feel better but in turn this gives her the runs. I know Bec has similar issues with Will, if the fruit is left out he will eat it all until it’s gone. Beth will eat apple after apple, banana after banana. She doesn’t seem to get the concept of saving some til later and if there’s 3 bananas in a bunch and I tell her to help herself she’ll just grab another on the way back from putting her peel in the bin. It’s hard to tell her to not eat it as it is fruit after all. She could be like the others and wanting crap all the time.

Paul took them all for a walk yesterday to Grants Picnic Grounds. Beth didn’t want to go but in the end did. When they all got home and I asked them what they did the only thing they could remember was what flavour ice cream they had at the end! Paul then took Bill and Bridie up to the local pool for a swim. They then took Minka up to the vets to get her nails cut. Rivetting stuff indeed!

Paul has a meeting this afternoon so it’ll be the first time for just the kids and I. It’s not for too long and I’ve told Bridie that we’re not doing anything. I’m still feeling quite weak and dizzy at times though the pain is abating. I find though that if I’m up for too long I start to almost sink and I have to go back to bed. Bev and John have once again been wonderful, having the kids the whole time that Paul has been sailing.

I’ve started a new blog this week. As I’ve mentioned on here I’m sick of being the weight I am and I want to make big changes to my body and attitude before moving into the new house. With that in mind I thought it was time to start a new blog rather than writing about what’s going on about ME in Bethie’s blog. I will of course shamelessly promote it on here as I write it!

Well that’s all the news I’ve got here. Sensational Kids isn’t until the week after next. Hopefully I’ll have some more exciting stuff for you next week. Have a good weekend all xxx


Tuesday January 4th 2010

Posted by Sarah on Jan 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

Here I am back on board (sort of). Bridie is off for a play and Paul has taken Beth and Bill to spend their Christmas money so I thought I’d best pop on here while I have the chance. As you can imagine it’s been strange holidays so far with me in hospital and then in bed (I’m going back in a minute). Beth has been a bit out of sorts for the last few days. I’m thinking it’s because I’ve been a bit out of touch and though she doesn’t say so I think it’s shaken her up a bit.

Paul has been in the sailing championships since Christmas and it finished yesterday so he’s been handling things as best as he could with not being here a lot. Bridie and Bill have been camping out on the loungeroom floor and Beth had been sleeping with Paul in my bed while I was in hospital. She slept with me for a couple of nights when I got home and last night camped out with the other kids. She’s not keen on staying in her room for some reason. 2 nights ago, when my pleuratic pain was extreme, I asked Paul why she couldn’t sleep in her bed so we tried her in there again. I ended up with Bridie in the bed with me and then Beth came in at about 3am. I didn’t have the energy to send her back so it ended up being the 3 of us together. She’s not great to sleep with, I end up with her feet on me all the time and if I try to move quickly the pain kicks in and it’s awful. Bill is the same, he always ends up completely the wrong way and with his feet on me. I have a king sized bed too so they have lots of room. Bridie on the other hand stays still and for the most, quiet so I don’t mind her with me at all.

Beth was invited to her friends house for a play today. I’ll call her Jen. Jen has called a couple of times over the holidays to try and have a catch up play with Beth but with me sick and Paul sailing the kids have spent most of the week with Bev and John. Today was the first day that we could. I called to speak to her mum today as I have never met her and I wanted to know what she was in for. I spoke to Jen who then asked if Beth could bring her bathers along. That worried me a bit as Beth has her monthly this week and I didn’t know if others were invited to play too, leaving Beth out of the pool. I had a doctors appointment and while I was gone Jen called to say that her mum was sick after all so it has been put off til next Monday. Beth was in tears but I was secretly relieved, at least she can go in the pool if it’s a nice day. It’s lovely for Beth to get invited to somebodies house. I think a combination of my blog post about friendships, the teacher giving the class a talk about kids being left out and the effect that young Mikaylas death has had on all the kids at school has made people think. Jen in particular has been especially lovely to Beth lately, even giving her Christmas presents.

Because Beth was so upset I asked Paul to take her out shopping. A dvd always cheers our girl up.

Beth seems pretty happy with her Christmas presents. She absolutely loves the pixarpaedia and reads it all the time. She loves to tell me facts about pixar movies and it has statistics, who plays each character as well as people who voice different characters in each movie. That’s the bit that she loves about it as she researches things like this on the internet all the time. She also seems to love her Zhu Zhu pets, annoying little guinea pigs that scurry around making dreadful noises!

I’ve decided to start another blog this year. I haven’t got it up and running yet but it will be titled Skinny Dreams. I really want to get fit and healthy this year, not only in body but in mind too. I figure if I write it down as a diary then I’m more likely to get somewhere. And once again my ego tells me that people DO give a shit about all that is me! Another once again is that my lovely friend Paul from XNet is setting it up for me. Thanks babe, I really appreciate it. xxx

I’m going back to bed now. I’ll write again soon (if the kids let me on the computer). Only 6 more sleeps til Beth’s playdate – yay!

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