Haha I had to look twice about the leaving hubby comment too!! No don't worry definitely not doing that!
Hubbys last day at work today - will need to take a deep breath and be very patient (and non-interfering) next week!! I'm trying to decide the best time for a trip to the farm. Matilda is desperate to go and I may need a break from job hunting hubby!
Stinking hot again today but some cloud cover so not as intense. Braved the beach on my own (well as on my own as someone with 2 children in tow can get. Had a lovely time and managed a quick swim. COuld do with another now!
Yay for moving PG3 glad it has happened although its never fun while it lasts! CM well done on the run - sounds blinkin awful to me. I can't believe how much snow there is - hard to imagine as we are on hose pipe bans etc.
Oh that really sucks EF! Man employers are crap at times!! Although it is a nightmare that hubby has been made redundant, the new owners have made some pretty crap changes to the remaining staff's new contracts - increased hours (50 hours a week for one) and Saturday working among other things. Hubby would have been unhappy there as a result and as you say - you can't just change hours - people have lives and commitments that cant just be shuffled round to suit and you shouldn't be made to feel grateful that you have a job!!
Ohh that is naughty Caro - good on you for telling them to stick it!! As you say, its not like you are trying to take a big block off which would involve lots of cover.
CM - that is FANTASTIC news that the whole water situation has not ended up being the huge expense it might have been. Horrible to have to live through the stress first though. Maybe it will be a catalyst for you addressing the anxiety etc?
I am finding it easier than I thought to put the whole job thing to the back of my mind (head in sand perhaps) and leave it to hubby to worry about. Possibly because I am focused on Freya and Matilda I guess and the weather is so amazing its hard to feel low. Don't hate me but I am going to say it - its actually too hot these last few days! Its tough on Freya and she was v fretful yesterday, sleeping better today and luckily hasn't affected her at night. TRying to decide what to do for the rest of the day when really I just want to lie in front of a fan!!
Had a really lovely day today, weather continues to be incredible so family trip to the beach - deserted at 10am so all went for a swim with Freya asleep in pram by waters edge. Then our little local zoo had its 50th birthday party (it's only a wee place). Face painting, bouncy castle, cake and story telling - M was in heaven!!
Hubby super impatient with tired grumpy kids tonight - giving him some slack until he finishes work end of next week then he needs to find ways to keep his stress from affecting them!! Finding my promise to not get involved in helping him solve this is hard - always have a suggestion on the tip of my tongue! I think it will helps lot though and quite possibly made hubby feel like I thought he was useless last time.
Caro that's interesting about meditating not being emptying your mind - that's what I always thought!
Glad you've had a better day PG3, work situation sounds tough!
Sounds like you are reading some really interesting stuff Caro.
I'm glad they're letting you continue art therapy - I guess if it's clearly helping then there's no reason to not let you. I'm sure there are plenty of people who do only one or two of their 'allotted' sessions.
CM - nothinh to add to the good advice above just lots of hugs.
TT I've started that 4,7,8 breathing technique - it's amazing (well abut hard to tell how much is exhaustion!). I definitely don't need to be awake mulling over things at the moment!
Thanks for all your kind comments the other day - I was feeling so horribly lost. Still deeply worried about everything but a couple of days in the sunshine focused on the kids has helped with perspective. Have agreed on a couple of things with hubby - he is going to put strategies in place to make sure he doesn't end up as grumpy and unpleasant as he did last time and I'm not going to try and 'solve' this - as long as he communicates with me about how things are going re. Job hunt etc I'm going to leave him to it(cause of many arguments last time). We're lucky we have great support from my family - just sucks that we have to rely on it again.
We're having some incredible weather at the moment so no doubt will be more time at the beach tomorrow - life ain't all bad!!