Hey all, how are we? Wishing you all a very happy Friday.
Just a quick catch up as you may have noticed I have been decidedly quiet of late. Being honest this is because I don’t want to bore you all as I am still off work sick and spend the majority of my time sitting around in my pyjamas (literally moaning if you listen to my husband but I beg to disagree!)
I have decided that endometriosis is a total arse and I’m starting to get quite sick of feeling rubbish. This weeks new fun symptom is terrible pain under my arms which is apparently due to how endo affects our hormones and makes glands and lymph nodes swell hence the pain. I have to be honest that originally I thought it was because my bra was too tight due to putting on weight from all the sitting around, not being able to run and chocolate hobnobs (dam you Mcvities!) However after wearing a different bra each day, on some days no bra (controversial) I came to the realisation that getting fat is just another by product and actually the awful pain was being caused by something else.
So how much insight into the world can you have from your sofa or bed? How much writing can you do about being a mum when you are needing so much help to do the job you feel that you aren’t really in a position to talk about it?
The boys both know that mummy isn’t at her best and we are trying to do as much as we can inside the house while I am here on my own so that if I’m not feeling up to going out I don’t have to. Thank goodness the weather has been rubbish so neither Nate or Leo seem to mind. This week we have singlehandedly done every kind of Christmas craft imaginable, the boys have both written all of their Christmas cards and we have also been through the Argos catalogue with a fine toothed comb looking for present ideas for friends and family. Tomorrow will be making Christmas cakes with the assistance of Nana and Grandad and Sunday will be homework and a nice dinner.
I have managed to get out of the house on couple of occasions this week though which on one occasion meant not only getting out of my pyjamas but also putting make up on my pale and somewhat ill looking face! I met up with a dear friend who kindly collected me from home (still not driving, boo!) and we went for lovely cake and catch up in the town. It was really nice and although I moaned quite bit about my ailments I also laughed which was a welcome break.
Then we had to go and look at one of the possible Junior Schools for Nate who is going into year three next year. This is a huge time and I didn’t want to miss looking around where he will potentially be spending the next four years of his little life. I have written about this process and how challenging it can be in one of my Whitstable Times articles recently. I was most shocked to find that the deputy head who was showing us around used to teach both Karl and I at primary school (yes we have known each other that long!) It was most annoying that she didn’t look a day older and yet I felt like an old lady needing a zimmer frame walking around with all my ills!
I have also had the joy of starting the Christmas Shopping online really early as I want it all done and wrapped by the time I go in for my operation on the 12th of December. This has basically meant I have ordered stuff, been asleep when the delivery has turned up and had to send poor Karl to various neighbours and post offices to collect the parcels.
But on a very positive note I have been reading a book on the Danish practice of Hygge, which is essentially embracing cosiness and the simple things in life. It is an amazing book and I have really enjoyed reading it so far (between moans, naps and tablets of course!)
More about Hygge in the newspaper column soon and also on here once I have the energy to do anything more than light candles and sit under a blanket.
Have a fab weekend you lovely people. Much love, Lucy xx