Friday, 30 November 2012

I wish I was a bear

Wow, it's been a blur. Dad's hospital, not the most local, was an hour away, so visits meant every afternoon lost for two weeks. Amongst this disruption to the daily routine J and I had to take up the reigns of G11's after school activities, which is no mean feat. Usually we tend to do two of the five but for a while when Dad was hospitalised or back home and recuperating we were up to the full quota, and everything in this neck of the woods is half an hour drive away!

Old friends coming to stay - and us visiting old friends. My friend's wedding in England to attend and J's Mum's 90th middle of November.  Between these two momentous celebrations we were trying to arrange a craft fair to raise funds for our local church, often an organisational nightmare... It took up a surprising amount of free time. I remember saying 'never again' at least once a day for the week beforehand. 

G11's homework is serious and nightly. We spend more time encouraging, supporting and providing the space to do it in than we have ever done before. It's tiring - and not just for G11.

Our own work too has become incredibly busy, which is a good thing, but when you work for yourself and the buck stops with you this can mean long days to keep on top of it.

They say Christmas is coming.

Please I wanna stop now and hibernate until January.



Midlife Singlemum said...

Just keep swimming, keep swimming - Dory from Finding Nemo. Ok, so she's an animated fish but it's good advice. Soon be Christmas and I hope your Dad is on the mend. Lots of love. xxx

Chris Stovell said...

Best wishes to your dad for a swift recovery and all power to you to cope with all the busy-ness.

I've just been reading November's Good Housekeeping and guess who was in it? I had a 'I know her!' moment!

Rob-bear said...

Oh, dear! You have had your hands full. Hope your dad is doing much better. And that G11 isn't overwhelmed by her homework. And that your business isn't terrorizing you. And as I've said elsewhere, from experience, self-employment is not for the faint of heart. As you most assuredly know.

As for being a Bear and hibernating; it's really not that great sometimes. I've spelled that out on my Chrome on the Range blog (

Blessings and Bear hugs. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and winter.

the veg artist said...

Christmas fair was brilliant - bought presents, met friends and relations I hadn't seen for a while. Best wishes for your Dad, and keep going - just remember how relaxing it is in the country!!!

Lins' lleisio said...

Midlife - Christmas is nearly here and I am still at least surviving (if not quite on top of it all). Ooh no Chris... I've heard about that but not seen it, gulp. Yes, I keep getting bounced too Bear. There's always the next Very Important Thing to do :( Glad you enjoyed it the veg artist... thank you for coming! X

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