One of those weeks

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I’ve not really posted this week as I’ve just had so much bad news and I didn’t really feel like, but maybe if I write about it I’ll get it out of my system?

So here’s the Good, Bad and Ugly of my week so far….

The Good (because I need to be positive!)

Miss L did brilliantly with her spellings this week and her reading is getting really good.Ā  Also she’s being adorable and wonderful at the moment.

Paul, who putting up with my worries and concerns and gives me a cuddle when I need one.Ā  Also he pursuaded me to put the heating on – having heat in the house is heavenly šŸ™‚

And of course Betty who sits by the back gate and won’t move until I come back from shopping – love her!

The Bad

One of my best friends has been diagnosed with skin cancer.Ā  It just breaks my heart, she’s 26 and the kindest hearted person I’ve ever met and has her whole life ahead of her. So hopefully when she’s had her surgery and whatever else they do, she’ll be free and clear of it!

My god-daughters son is still in the special care baby unit, and is still critical even after several weeks. I can’t imagine the stress she must be going though. My thoughts and love are with them x

One of my oldest friends works for AIG in the UK and I hope he manages to keep his job, he’s really worried about it as he doesn’t think that they’ll save the UK staff.

All of our savings, literally every penny is in HBOS and we don’t know whether to pull it out or leave it?Ā  The government changes their story day to day, so I don’t trust them…but I don’t know what to do for the best?

I had the job interview from hell and it became very apparent that I need to work for myself but I don’t know what to do or even where to start.

The Ugly

One of the mothers at the school gate seems to be totally offended that we only have one child, and seems to take great delight at making catty comments on a daily basis about our ‘poor’ daughter. The latest was that isn’t it a shame we don’t have an older sibling for Miss L, so she’d have some second hand school uniform!

A few people generally elderly relatives have made the odd comment over the years, but nothing like this venom from an almost stranger, I was truly shocked.

To be honest I think that Miss L labour and the ensuing emergency surgery to get her out damaged me in someway as we’ve just never managed to get pregnant again. Ā  As it’s been nearly 6 years, I’m guessing that we probably won’t. But it’s just never been an issue before and I’ve never had anyone be unkind about it.

So as you can see I’m feeling sorry for myself and my friends, and I just needed to vent – thanks for listening x

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7 Comments

  1. Oh, I’m so sorry to hear all of this! My goodness. No wonder you’ve been a bit down. Hang in there.

    As for that rude mother–I think she has some “issues” and is taking them out on you. My son was an only child for many years. He was 7 and in 1st grade when I finally got pregnant with his sister Lily. I heard plenty of “Poor Jake” remarks from friends, family, and strangers, and it never ceased to amaze me that they would think it was an appropriate thing to say.

    Anyway, research shows that only children are actually very well adjusted and do just fine. Try to ignore that awful woman! -Julia

  2. Thanks Julia,

    That’s really kind of you to say – it cheered me up! :).

    When she first started saying things I just kind of ignored it, but I thought I’d be pleasant and she’d stop. But no….so now I’m just ignoring her šŸ™‚ I just can’t believe anyone can be that rude about someone else’s family, I wouldn’t dream of commenting on someone’s family size. My SIL get’s it all the time as she has 5 children which in the UK is almost unheard of now, so I guess it’s the other end of the scale?

    I’ll just make sure my Lily beats her daughter in sports day or something – LOL!

    Liz x

  3. You’ve had a rotten week, all this financial trouble is such a headache.
    As for that mother – some people! Who does she think she is? Why not say something like ‘ it’s such a shame you can’t give your brood the individual attention that I give my one’ ? See her choke!

  4. I’m sorry to hear this. Only children rock! I’m one and so is ds. This woman is crazy and rude. You can ignore her or ask her if she would like to volunteer to carry a sibling for your daughter. If she’s not, tell her to shut the #$%^ up. I’m just saying.

    BTW, you’ve been tagged on my blog. Check it out. Maybe thinking about your own quirks will make you feel better.

  5. Thanks guys, you’ve made me think that at least it’s not me being ‘sensitive’ about it. The weird thing is that I’m an only child and I don’t worry about it in the least, but I guess I saw it as a dig at Lily. I guess nothing pisses you off more than someone having a go at your kid!.

    Right Mom in High Heels (great name btw!!) I’m off to be quirky! šŸ™‚

    Thanks for cheering me up all of you ((HUGS))

  6. You poor dear. Prayers & hugs coming your way. Sounds like you need to sign up for my new Mr. Linky. I just added it to today’s post (late, as usual). Everyone can list their “20 Things” that inspire them in fall. That will get your mind off the rude people of the world, anyways. So sorry about your BF and other concerns. Life is sure tough sometimes.

    Blessings & Hugs,
    Melissa