What a couple of weeks phew…
I felt as though we had left planet earth and there definitely
should have been a quarantine warning sign on our front door.
Should I say we are back to normal now…no, I’m not sure that there is such a thing as ‘normal’. Rephrasing it…back to organised chaos. I apologise for the lack of posts as the dreaded cold virus got us all one by one. By the beginning of last week everyone was home with high temperatures, aching, sore throat and coughing. Sadly, we lost two of our little hammies as well. One died suddenly although she was a very good age and the other was poorly for a couple of weeks really down to old age and she finally passed away after lots of love and care on Saturday morning :’(
So, between coughing and aching, looking after my sons and our hammies, it was all a bit overwhelming. It’s rare that I ever get any colds but if I do it seems to hit my fibro symptoms head on and especially affects my energy levels and I have to step back a little and rest, drink lots of warm lemon water, or it takes me longer to bounce back. This morning when I woke up I felt so much better and energy levels back up which is great. All the boys went back to school and college, so some much needed peace and quiet for me to get some work done.
I hope you are having a wonderful day xxx
Everyone went back to school and college today despite the odd cough and my symptoms have eased, leaving me with more energy, which is great.
I hope you are having a wonderful day xxx
Monday morning arrived, dark, freezing and well… you know Monday morning. I should invest in a gong to wake the boys up…far less work for me. What a weekend it’s been, you know, the kids pent up inside because it’s too cold to venture out (for teenage boys). The noise levels elevating my fibro symptoms especially my fingers, toes and back. Fog started to set in by Sunday afternoon (I sound like a weather report) leaving me feeling dull and…I think rusty is a good word.
Continue reading “Fresh Air Gave Me The ‘Umph’ I Needed!”
After 2 ½ hours sleep last night, I can safely say, a bear with a sore head had nothing on me this morning. My alarm broke the silence and my, at last restful sleep, like a siren blasting onto my ear drums. I wanted to hit the snooze button, but I haven’t done that for a long time and what’s an extra ten minutes going to achieve?
Continue reading “I Let It Slip.”
This post is going to be the exception to the rule as I created this blog to be a positive, relaxing space BUT I feel enough is enough and something should be said to the people who promote their products through the words, ‘This will cure Fibromyalgia.’
Continue reading “Enough is Enough!”
I apologise for the lack of posts over the last few days, it was the last week before my sons returned to school, so I spent lots of time with them.
I was beginning to think my house would never hear the sound of silence again as they charged up and down the stairs, bickering and all the other things teenage boys do…they’re on another planet I tell you!
Continue reading “Shhhhh listen…silence!”
Lose hope in 2019!
Does that sound negative to
Well if it does, I was right there with you. I thought my coach had totally lost the plot when she told me to give up hope…
Continue reading “Stop! Wait! What Did She Say…Give Up Hope in 2019?”
Life is usually so busy, I find that I need time to completely relax (that’s generally not at home, can you imagine the noise level of 5 boys in the house). I love to immerse myself in nature.
Continue reading “‘Just Be’”
It’s early morning and the boys are still fast asleep. All is quiet except my mind which is noisier than ever! I sit and drink my lemon water and think about the myriad of things I have to do today. I can feel overwhelm sidle up to me and creep in, followed by fatigue. Then I start to feel how the pain seeps into my thighs and calf’s and ankles. My fingers and toes hurt, my legs are stiff and I haven’t even started the day yet. What a way to start a new fresh day!
Continue reading “What is Mindfulness?”
This post has absolutely nothing to do with fibro, but I really wanted to include it as it really moved me.
Continue reading “Restored Faith!”
Thank God it’s Friday! It’s been one of those mornings. You know the ones where one mum is just not enough and I need at least another 5 mum’s to help…
Continue reading “When Nothing Is Going Right Go Left!”