Where to even begin?


I have been MIA when it comes to blogging and social media and just the internet in general really. January has been a rather difficult month for my family. I don't really know where to begin. The word stressful isn't enough to sum it up. So in a nutshell... I thought it would be easier to just share the best and worst moments lately and hopefully I'll have more time on my hands for my blog and the lovely blog community.

best and worst moments lately.

  • My Grandad was taken into hospital with pneumonia. He is alright, he's his usual chatty self. Still doesn't stop me worrying though. I really hope and pray that he will be allowed home soon. 
  • My mum is going through a very hard time right now and I'm trying to help and support her where and when I can. There's way to much to go into. 
  • The IIH (headaches/visual problems and everything that comes with it) has not been great lately and I haven't really been able to sit at a computer or really do very much at all. The IIH seems to have calmed down (knock on wood) the past couple of days though. Thank goodness. 
  • My Nan is staying with my mum whilst my grandad is in hospital. She worries me because she's old and can't really do much for herself, plus she has her own health problems and what not. I wish I could do more to help, I really do. 
The word that would sum up how I'm feeling today is HELPLESS. I feel helpless that I can't help and support my mum more and I feel helpless that there's very little I can do for my Nanna because she can't get about, if she would just accept that she needs some assistance!! I do what I can though. (I do wish she would accept a carer and some support). 

  • My grandad IS on the mend and he IS in the right place. He's in a lovely hospital and they're really looking after him. That of course is very reassuring. I just hope he's home soon. 
  • Charlie achieved 100% attendance last term, yay! He's doing great at school. I am truly very proud of Charlie, he really enjoys high school now.
  • Ellie has settled into the school routine with her new teacher, who she really likes. So happy about that because she wasn't too keen on the idea of a new teacher at the start of this term. Very proud of her! 
  • Harry has gone up a set in English and Maths, he has worked very hard to achieve going up a set. Also very proud of him. 
  • The weather has been beautiful. Cold but beautifully sunny and blue skies which always helps my mood!  
  • I actually had a chance to blitz my house properly yesterday! It's a good feeling knowing my house is clean and tidy! I also managed to get in almost 16k steps yesterday! YAS! 
I am really hoping I'll have more time to blog now. I have A LOT of catching up to do. A few review posts coming up and some family posts, updates on the kids (I am so very proud of them!) and lots of photographs too! I do think blogging will help take my mind off of everything that's going (I will elaborate more in future posts)..

How has your January been so far?

Sarah xXx

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  1. Stay positive and keep strong, dear. You see - you just counted more positives than negatives and I'm sure if you continue like this, you start seeing even more from the good side.

  2. I am so glad that your grandad is on the mend, it must be a pretty stressful time at the moment so make sure you take care of yourself x

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandad, even though hes seeming like his usual self it doesnt stop you worrying, understandably because you love him. I hope he is better soon xxx

  4. January has been quiet for me, i'm getting over the post christmas blues too. Stay strong x

  5. I have been ill for the last two weeks and only just started my blogging work again. Just hoping that this is a good year for me

  6. I'm sorry about this but it's nice that you're able to see positive things among all.
    Let's hope that 2017 brings more fortune to us all. xx

  7. Glad to see you're able to see some positives in amidst the bad times.

  8. Aw I really hope your Grandad is on the men hun and I hope you are too x

  9. This sounds like you have had a really tough time, and I really hope that everything starts to settle down for you all soon. Don't forget to make sometime for yourself and recharge your own batteries too

  10. Sending love and positive vibes your way. I'm glad your granddad is in the right place! It can be hard when a loved one is ill, I know all too well, unfortunately, but hopefully when you've got more time to blog, it can really be an amazing community full of support.

  11. I'm sorry to hear you've had such a stressful month. I was in a similar position last month and it's really not nice :( But I'm SO glad you managed to find some positives about your month as well. I think it really helps if there's even just one small thing that goes right. Sending big hugs.

    Louise x


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