Big hugs Camlo, so hard for you. She is in good hands so try not to worry yourself or put yourself out too much for her, she is an adult after all.
CM - don't worry, I am hanging my head in shame reading all these parental diets ! I'm probably not that bad, but we do have a big selection of cereals as I love cereal, but they get bored of the sugary ones and choose bran flakes or shreddies, and I make sure we don't always have sugary ones. Nicky loves porridge but I do put sugar on it...and on weetabix or he complains, and as I put sugar or honey on both of those I can't really say no! And we always have biscuits in the cupboard, but they are limited to 2 as a snack or a pudding per day. We also have breadsticks, malt loaf, cranberries etc which they also love as a snack, and I'm always telling them they can have fruit (which they also love). They are just eating machines! Definitely no pudding without eating all the veg as well .
Speaking of diets (how awful re the coeliac TT) my sister reckons she has Candida in her intestine, which is apparently not recognised by the NHS, and one of the things she says is that she mustn't eat too much sugar. She includes fruit in this, but her husband says he thinks it's rubbish and how can natural sugar be bad for you. I don't really know what to believe as my sister is very gullible and spends loads of money on special supplements from the US etc. but I suppose fruit does have a lot of sugar in it and fructose can cause problems.
Funeral all went fine by the way, I am so glad to be home after all that driving! My sister and I read a few words out about my Granny which everyone seemed to like. Weird going to my Granny's house now though as it's all just as she left it when she went into the home - all the pictures are still there, even her mints by her armchair, coat on the back of a chair etc. Don't think my mum or uncle are in a hurry to sort it out as it's not a priority for them. My uncle's health is not good all of a sudden, and he's going to need an operation to widen an artery in his leg and connect it to something in his stomach, plus his arthritis is really painful. If we're not careful, my mum is going to go from caring for her mother to caring for her brother - when he's not even been in the country for 40 years. Grr. My mum is too nice, we are trying to make her see that he is not her responsibility, but it's hard when he can't walk and she can and has a car etc.
My mum wouldn't speak to my cousin at the funeral, I can't believe how childish she is! They have fallen out because she kept making digs about getting married, when he doesn't want to marry his partner and they have a 4 year old boy together. She's so bl**dy stubborn! At least I got to talk to him as I haven't seen him for years, and make it clear that I don't share my mother's views. Families eh.
Just found Sophie on the toilet leafing through my Runners World !
Hugs to all those needing it. I may need one on Monday after my Granny's funeral though I won't be emotional in front of my family as we don't "do" that, which is stupid but hey. I've agreed to say a few words and have no idea what to say! Need to think tonight.
I'm loving my new job and am thankful for every cup of tea I can make and drink in peace, every toilet trip (!) or lunch break I can take in peace - the joys of teaching that make you grateful for these things once you're out of it! We had an open day yesterday which was good fun and nice to meet some prospective students at last. Don't regret leaving teaching at all right now, although I am still doing a couple of hours at the college but I am now thankful that I am just casual there as it means it is not my priority anymore.
Tomorrow: 9-10 mile run followed by Nicky's first birthday party that he's been invited to at school (I'm very excited ) then I've got to drive to Bedford to stay the night at my sister's, and on Monday we're driving to Suffolk for the funeral. Then on Tuesday I'm driving her back to Bedford before driving home - will be a long day I think . This is the sister I recently fell out with...I wonder if she'll offer me any petrol money... I'm not looking forward to any of it really, roll on Tuesday!
Had a few ciders at a wedding reception last night and felt a bit rough this morning, but managed to drag myself to kids' swimming and to my riding lesson. Having a very slow glass of wine now!
I'm here Been here there and everywhere with the kids today, then to Bodypump tonight. Hubby also ill yesterday and today so no rest for me! Not even a run either . Sophie did a multisports kids' holiday camp day today which involved basketball, dodgeball, ice skating and athletics (read: running!) and she was shattered but happy when she got home! Her knees are battered from falling over "55 times" while ice skating poor thing! I've booked her on another one on Thurs when I'm at work, but that's mostly trampolining and swimming so no impact involved hopefully .
Hope hubby is ok Hoggle, and boo to work EF. Hoggle - hope Freya starts sleeping longer in the day "every phase is a phase" and all that. With Sophie things always had to be absolutely silent for her to stay asleep, so I used to tiptoe around the house! I think I used to keep things pretty quiet with Nicky too, even with Sophie in the house. Although somehow with Nicky it's all a bit of a blur!
Got various activities planned tomorrow like local church pancake/craft day, local fun day and making pancakes at a friend's in the afternoon, so hopefully that will keep us busy! We considered this theatre week for kids that a friend's daughter is doing this week, called Treasure Island and has an arts theme, so drama and art-based. It sounded really good and Sophie was keen, but it was £100 for the week. Given we've just paid £600 for the damn car to get through its MOT, we decided against it and managed to persuade Sophie that she'd prefer the sports ones (£18/day inc lunch) so she's doing 2 of those. I also couldn't really justify sending her off all week when I'm only working 2 days either, plus she's just come back from her trip and I'd miss her .
I did go to a private secondary school but it was the non-private primary school who didn't want to move me up, hence me just leaving a year early instead. Although they did move my brother up but that was 8 years before me.
Boo to crap mothers, I just don't get how some can be so awful. My uncle hadn't seen my Granny for about 17 years when she died, and won't be coming to the funeral as he lives in NZ. I find that really weird. I can't imagine not seeing my mum for 17 years, even if she does drive me bonkers after about 3 days!
The funeral is a week on Monday and I have sort of agreed to say a few words with my sister. Got to think of something now! I spent Wednesday afternoon going through all my photos to find pictures of her, and reliving all my memories, both family and non-family related was very therapeutic . Had something of a meltdown on Tues or Wed night, I forget which, when I flipped at hubby over nothing and sobbed to myself in the kitchen , then went upstairs and did some more in the shower. Feel a lot better now though. My mum seems to be managing things ok and me and my sis are staying over after the funeral and I suggested we helped her sort through Granny's things on the Tuesday.
Well done on the weight loss Kinsey! I seem to have totally lost willpower at the moment, more exercise seems to make me just want to eat more . Being tired doesn't help, and I've been knackered this week with one thing and another.
Yep a lot of people think Y2 is a bit young for a residential, but they had a ball! Sophie is shattered tonight though, but I'm so glad to have her back, we all really missed her!