Saturday, 21 February 2009

My Life in a Nutshell - February

Here is a little collection of some of my random thoughts and feelings on what's been going on 'Chez Wibbz' over the last few weeks, as logged on Facebook - one of several lifelines in this crazy whirlwind that is parenting at the moment...

*Rachel would prefer it to be really cold and frosty again. (08:33 am) - the weather had reverted back to the more traditional British 'grey and damp' after some beautiful crispy days...
*Rachel loves, LOVES listening to her little boy play with Lego. (12:08 am) - that was Ben
*Rachel had lunch out with mr wibbz - life is good. (17:09 pm)
*Rachel ate too much camembert - stomach is complaining. (22:28 pm) - brought back from my visit to France for Dad's 60th... it was meant to be for Mr Wibbz, but I ended up eating most of it. Poor him. Oooops.
*Rachel is offended by her unreliable washing up gloves. (16:49 pm)
*Rachel finds it hard to believe that someone living at the foot of the Himalayas reads her blog...!! Oh the wonders of the internet! (22:33 pm)
*Rachel would love to know how to help Sam get to sleep at night..... (21:41 pm) - this struggle to get to sleep at night is one thing typical of many children with ASD/ Asperger's Syndrome. Thankfully this seems to have got better recently, thanks mainly to lots of calm, low-key time spent reading, chatting and praying
*Rachel is counting down to when Mr Wibbz has to leave - he'll be gone in less than 24hours... Sigh... (17:13 pm)
*Rachel has waved mr wibbz goodbye... *huge weepy sigh*. (16:39 pm)
*Rachel has woken up to thick snow - as has the majority of the UK it seems! Prob no school then, darn it. (06:58 am) - this was to be the first of many days of 'arctic 'weather-conditions, the likes of which hadn't been seen in this country for nearly 20 years! And this country, being so utterly useless at coping with anything other than rain... came to a complete standstill... And I spent much of that first week of being a single parent, feeling angry, frustrated, suffocated and a useless mother
*Rachel wants to take the kids out in the snow without them freezing to death... But they have no gloves no snowboots and won't wear hats or scarves! Hmmmmmm. (09:29 am)
*Rachel feels grateful for so much support - it's been a tough day and schools had better be open tomorrow... (21:09 pm)
*Rachel loves Sam desperately but is enjoying the small break from him today.(11:4 pm)
*Rachel has cabin fever and needs fresh air - freezing cold air will also do though.. (07:30 am)
*Rachel just had an amazing chat with Sam all about Jesus and China; that kid is safe!!! Praise God. (20:09 pm)
*Rachel is not particularly hopeful: five inches surely means no school... sigh... (06:25am)
*Rachel is utterly drained and might just have to dig a hole in all that snow and crawl into it until spring. (16:39 pm)
*Rachel is hoping Mark will be able to make it home this week end. (13:23 pm)
*Rachel is wondering if anyone would be willing to be Tom's one-to-one at church tomorrow?? (16:23 pm) - for those who don't know...: Tom has Down Syndrome, and people running the kids' work at our church have organised a vague rota of 'one-to-ones' for him while he is in his group so that he can keep up, and also, more important, so that he does not run away!!
*Rachel had forgotten how nice it is to have light in one's bathroom.. (22:14 pm)
*Rachel thinks she blimmin' well deserves that Starbucks hot choc with whipped cream on top. (11:11 am)
*Rachel got on the scales for the first time in months... and got the shock of her life!!! WW here we come... I knew it, damn it. (23:12 pm) - my home-scales told me I weighed...75KG...which is 15KG over what I have ever weighed... why I was not more suspicious, I'll never know...
*Rachel will be throwing her scales away and sticking to the reliable ones at the leisure centre!!! (10:49 am) - needless to say those are state-of-the-art scales which confirmed that it had been pointless to get myself in such a state, as I weighed a much more acceptable 61KG... I was euphoric for the rest of the day!!!
*Rachel is eating bluberries but doesn't like the squishy ones. (21:29 pm)
*Rachel is in living in a chaos-induced haze. (08:31 am)
*Rachel isn't coping very well right now... (17:00 pm) - just a blip, really... I felt totally out of control!
*Rachel wonders why people apologize when they sneeze?! Sneezing isn't rude is it? Sneezing is wonderful!! Do not apologize for sneezing people.. (09:48 am) - I was on the train down to Devon to view a house (THE house?? - more on that later!) and had this random thought just after someone sneezed quite discreetly a few rows down from where I was sat, and then apologised most loudly! I thought it was hilarious, if a little puzzling... We Brits are way too polite
*Rachel is enjoying hearing Gods voice today - it's been a long time.. (11:49 am) - wow, God spoke that day!! He was sooooo close...
*Rachel is unashamedly feasting on Super Noodles. (20:32 pm)
*Rachel is shedding little blobs of pink fluff all over her bedroom floor.. (22:37 pm) - new, very verrrry fluffy bed-socks...Probably rubbish quality...
*Rachel is wondering what to do all day with 3 lively munchkins. (09:11 am) - it turned out to be a very nice, low-key, pottering kind of day, my favourite type really...
*Rachel has just eaten the most mind-blowingly amazing steak ever...!!! (20:15 pm) - I cooked myself an incredibly delicious meal for Valentine's day and ate it on a tray, sat next to Sam who wanted to watch Kung Fu Panda with me... Romantic, no??!
*Rachel feels a little lonely and isolated today... Somehow doesn't seem right after church.. (14:14 pm)
*Rachel is content. (16:40 pm) - end of the first day of the February half-term holiday; it was another one of those good, low-key, pottering kinda days :o)
*Rachel is tickled pink that Sam likes Girls Aloud... (16:10 pm) - 'cos I do, to...!!!
*Rachel could do with spending the rest of the week sleeping.. (12:29 pm)
*Rachel is cooking chicken nuggets. Again. (16:32 pm)
*Rachel has a special visitor home tonight... Happy contended sigh.. (22:47 pm)
*Rachel is keeping herself upright by holding onto walls in her house and hopes it's just a tiredness-related blip. (16:15 pm) - I spent a lot of the day feeling extremely dizzy with vertigo, having to lie-down, and being grateful for Mr Wibbz being home for the week end! It's a lot better now, thank goodness...
*Rachel just realized she left a piece of meat cooking in the slow cooker for about 24 hours!!! Doh... (07:32 am) - It was deeeelicious!! I might do that again :o)
*Rachel would very much like that pair of lime green Hunters. (21:24 pm)

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Sounds like your life has been pretty eventful this past month. I enjoyed reading all these little notes... what a neat idea for a post. I am on Facebook, too, but don't use it very much at all, though. Hmmm, maybe I should look you up... :o)


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