Friday, 4 October 2013

Why is my blog full of reviews?

I've hardly had chance to make any personal posts recently. I don't have very much time, but more importantly I don't want to turn into a one-trick depressive 'woe is me' pony (here follows a post about how ill we all are). 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not after sympathy, we're coping and everyone's going to school in clean clothes and we're all still eating mainly sensible meals. It's inescapable though that having a broken leg and a partner who's still recovering from Meningitis is all-consuming. It takes over every aspect of our family and personal life. We can't go places, we can't do things. We're terminally frustrated.

Cooking tea used to take me an hour or 2, now it's taking 3. Sorting the washing used to be a 5 minute job, now it takes me that to get up the stairs and fling the wash basket down, then come down myself. The school run is so epic that I'm spending an hour and a half of my day on it, despite my partner spending his lunch break driving back and doing the nursery pick up for me.

My partner's Mother had a stroke last week, and although she's doing fine, it'd be lovely for my partner especially to go and see her. At 200 miles drive each way it's just not possible for him to drive that far, and I can't drive at all while I'm still in a leg splint.

There are, believe it or not, good points to all of this. Our teenagers are having to take on more responsibility for household jobs that they probably should have been doing anyway really. They're all learning exactly how the washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher work. They're becoming used to having to do chores each day, and taking a responsibility for tidying and cleaning. They're all learning about the importance of doing a 'proper job' because I'm not there finishing off after them.

We've all learnt a lot about mortality, and taking our health for granted. I think that's a troublesome lesson to learn, but one that we all have to face at some point. 2013 has certainly shown us that your physical well-being can be altered in an instant. You can't prepare for it or see it coming, but it throws into stark relief all that drivel you used to think was important.

I promise I'll work harder on the content posts, aside from my 3 month Meningitis update I'll try and avoid mentioning aliments for a while, and I'll make more time to stop and look around me and enjoy what I see. And trust me, I am still smiling....mainly....

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  1. You don't worry about us you have enough on your plate! Hope you all mend soon!

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    1. Okay, I'll try! I think it might be my job to worry about other people though! :P
      Cheers Susan x

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  2. Your blog is for you and sometimes writing it down really helps

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    1. I have another boog no-one reads for getting all that out ;)
      Hope your ribs are healing okay :)

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  3. At least you have an excuse (or 10!) Sorry things are still a bit rubbish for you I really hope things start picking up soon. Sounds like you are putting your teens to good use!

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    1. We're training them up and then keeping the ones who succeed. Sometime in Summer next year one of them will say "I thought you'd have been better by now" ;o)

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  4. This is YOUR blog and you write it how you want to. Never feel guilty people are reading about your ailments, reviews, we want to read them! You all take care and make those teenagers work ;)
    (sorry to hear about hubby's Mum)

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  5. I'm glad to hear the teen's are mucking in, to help you keep things together. You've been dolloped on lately so the fact you have time to do anything other than just survive it all is to your credit x

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    1. Thank you Mary - if it looks okay from the outside we must be doing okay ~ Wahey! :D

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  6. Hope that things look up for you soon. We all take our physical health for granted, it is hard when our bodies let us down for any length of time. x

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    1. You're not kidding! Although I am somewhat beginning to get used to my straightened leg now - I even 'ran' to the door for the postman earlier. Well, I say 'ran' :D Thank you x

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  7. God you're such a whinge bag. Shurrup and get on with it ;)

    In all seriousness though Jenny, I think I would have had a nervous breakdown or become and alcoholic if I'd have had the stress and strife you've had lately! You seem to me to be doing remarkably well! If you want to moan and complain, go ahead! And if you just want to write reviews for now, we'll still read them I promise :)

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    1. I do try and make them entertaining :D
      Thanks Karen xx

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  8. Get well soon Jenny x sounds so tough with everything happening at once but guess its been good to train the teens doing some of the chores. Maybe once you're both 100% again they can carry on doing them? ;)

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    1. Hell yeah! That's my idea anyway.... :D
      Cheers Tas x

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