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Things you want to say but can't

Posted: Yesterday at 15:07

If I have to explain this to you again, I may be rude.  Just because you don't understand it, and don't like it, doesn't make it wrong,

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Posted: Yesterday at 14:54

Hi folks.

I feel a bit of a fraud being stressed with my little problems, when I see what a lot of you are going through.  And I speak from the experience of an alcoholic mother and a divorce in my past life.

However, just to "close the loop" I'm feeling less stressed now that the kitchen is finished and I can actually move around the rest of the house without tripping over stuff or scraping my legs.  It's still a bombsite, but not as bad as it was, and I can now escape to a lovely kitchen.

Work is still manically busy, but the 2 things which were causing me the most stress have been resolved (well, partly in one case, but my boss is on my side and is sympathetic, so it feels less of a problem).

I've managed a couple of walks this week - half an hour yesterday when little 'un was at Enjoyaball, and an hour today at lunchtime.  Still not feeling 100% healthwise - my HR was 100+ after a brisk walk and climbing the stairs at work, but I'm planning a wee run/walk tomorrow, as the weather has taken a turn for the better (2" of snow on Tuesday - eek!).

So, now I just need to have a chat with hubby.  Nothing serious, just trying to get our priorities on the same track.  He's good and does a lot around the house most of the time, it just seems to be the wrong stuff!  I'd rather get the place tidy and clean and liveable before we start on any major project.  He's had this idea of putting the girls into our room so they can have it as a bedroom/playroom as it's bigger, and us having their room, which is a smaller double room.  Our main bedroom with the en-suite is away at the other end of the house, so while the little 'un is still wandering in the night, I want to be close by.  But, the wardrobe in their room is tiny, and I've been using the wardrobes in our room, while he uses the (small) one in the main bedroom.  There's no room even for a chest of drawers in the girls room one we swap the bunk beds for a double, so I'd have to have my clothes spread out all over the shop.  And I need to have a big wardrobe clearout anyway, but I can't get the time because it seems to have fallen to me to make tea, do homework, bath the kids and put them to bed, do the packed lunches, make sure all the forms etc are signed and back to the school, and be grateful that the washing is done when I finally collapse for the night - after a full day at work. 

Sorry - had to get that off my chest.........

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Posted: 03/03/2015 at 16:35

Good grief Lotte - I'm tired just reading that!

Got to love a bit of Kim...

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 09:57

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Posted: 02/03/2015 at 15:46

The "getting dressed race" usually works for us (until they fall out about who actually won, but by that time they are at least dressed.)

The "going to the toilet race" was one thought up by my 3 year old - it's not nearly as successful, and usually ends with the "loser" being escorted to the en-suite in floods of tears.  Could be worse I suppose..... ;

Got to love a bit of Kim...

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 15:41
RicF wrote (see)


"This system is only to be used by those who 'know' what they are doing, not those who 'think' they know what they are doing".

The man speaks some sense!

(P.S. I thought this was going to be about Kim Kardashian.  I wonder what nuggets of wisdom she could contribute)

welsh athletics cock up again

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 12:53

We ignore Mac/Mc at the start of names, and use the start of the second part of the name for alphabetical listings - so MacDonald comes under D.

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Posted: 02/03/2015 at 12:47

Think I'll have to start doing the happy/grateful thing - for myself!  Feeling very stressed at the moment, and I feel I'm seeing negatives everywhere, probably even where there are none.  I'm sure it's rubbing off on the kids and hubby, and that's not good.

I need to get out running again, but I've got ANOTHER cold, which isn't helping stress levels at all.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 11:12

Not another sodding cold!  I have run once this year FFS.  GO AWAY!

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Posted: 20/02/2015 at 22:19
Lotte - might be worth having a look on the coeliac UK website. They have a list of symptoms which can indicate the disease, and also explains what contains gluten and issues of cross contamination. Unfortunately if you have coeliac disease, you can't eat ANY gluten, so cutting down or hardly eating any won't help.

Testing is the only surefire way of diagnosis, but hubby wad was 99.9% sure because he had everything on the list!
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