Friday, 5 March 2010

1...2...3... Breathe..

So... it has been one of those weeks where I am not sure if I am coming or going...

I have been really ill this week - my lungs have not been a happy place - and you know there is never time for Mom to rest when she is ill. It is not like I can just crawl into bed and take a nap, any mom will tell you it just doesn't happen that way, there is always something I should be doing, something that needs completing.. cleaning... disinfecting... scrubbing... fixing.. pasting.. etc.. etc.. However, I am very pleased to report that I am finally on the mend. I am still barking like a German Shepard, but at least I can breathe again without feeling I should be dragging around one of those oxygen bottles.

Adam is doing well - the insane people he works with have decided that March is the month for not shaving your beard - add to that the fact that this weekend is the Cancer Shave-a-thon in South Africa leads to a very interesting looking husband. Every year in South Africa we all go out and get our heads shaved or our hair painted weird colours in support of Cancer research. It is a really big deal and it lasts the whole weekend at most of our malls and shopping centres. Adam had his head shaved this morning and we will probably have Caleb's done tomorrow - and in case you are wondering, I will not be shaving my head, but will probably get my hair painted in support. So.. Adam is going to have a messy beard all over his face and a bald head - I promise to post a picture as soon as he looks suitably crazy (or more so than normal).

Caleb is doing so well - we are so proud of him! He is loving his new school and is coming on in leaps and bounds. He recently competed in his first Sports Day at school and he placed in the top three in all his races - I am not sure if I have posted pictures of this yet or not; if I have not, I promise to do so in the next few days.

Caleb is also becoming increasingly excited about going to visit family in Dubai. We have been hounded for the past two years to let him go and visit them - I have always said that as soon as I felt he is old enough I would let him go. Well the time has come. He is flying to Dubai with his granny for a week long holiday with his Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Caleb is very close to Sean (Adam's eldest brother) and I know they are going to have a fabulous time, although I am going to miss him terribly.

Daniel... sweet.. perfect... sponge-like Daniel! He is such an amazing little boy. I know all parents brag about their children, so I do not feel bad putting you through it now. At 16-months Daniel has rather a large vocabulary. He learns new words daily - Last week he learnt Mammoth in the space of about 3 minutes. He is also learning to make short (2 or 3 word) sentences. He is such a delight to be around. He is a sweet, loving, happy bouncy little boy and when he says Mummy the sun literally breaks through the clouds for me!

Me... well.. I am ok.. finally recovering from being sick for the past week. I am struggling a bit with emotional stuff - as I do... I am just very tired... very tired...

Tired of worrying about usual wifely/motherly issues. Tired of thinking constantly about my weight.. worrying about my weight.. hating my weight.. and so very tired of well meaning people giving me advice on my weight... I know the answer is simple - eat less run more! Since injuring my ankle, I am not allowed to do any exercise except for swimming or cycling. We don't have a pool and I don't own a bike - so this is proving difficult. Add to that the fact that I have recently quit smoking, means that I am eating more than usual and exercising less than usual - all in all leaving me feeling rather fat.. round.. huge... miserable and sorry for myself.

But I have a plan!!!

My plan is to staple my mouth shut - what do you think? I like it.. although.. given my love for chocolate I will probably just liquidise slabs of the stuff and suck it through a straw...sigh..

Okay.. I am sure I have bored you enough with my ramblings for one day...

Over and out...

1 comment:

Ninnles said...

Good to have you blogging again. Sounds like you going to need to buy Adam a Harley and a leather waist jacket. It'll be a good look. They are doing the shave thing in Oz next week - except here it is for Leukaemia and it is called The World's Greatest Shave. I was thinking of shaving my head but someone kindly reminded me about my ears so... maybe a nice green to match my eyes?