>My Life in a Nutshell – February

21 Feb


Here is a little collection of some of my random thoughts and feelings on what’s been going on ‘Chez Wibbz’ over the last few weeks, as logged on Facebook – one of several lifelines in this crazy whirlwind that is parenting at the moment…

*Rachel would prefer it to be really cold and frosty again. (08:33 am) the weather had reverted back to the more traditional British ‘grey and damp’ after some beautiful crispy days
*Rachel loves, LOVES listening to her little boy play with Lego. (12:08 am) that was Ben
*Rachel had lunch out with mr wibbz – life is good. (17:09 pm)
*Rachel ate too much camembert – stomach is complaining. (22:28 pm) brought back from my visit to France for Dad’s 60th… it was meant to be for Mr Wibbz, but I ended up eating most of it. Poor him. Oooops.
*Rachel is offended by her unreliable washing up gloves. (16:49 pm)
*Rachel finds it hard to believe that someone living at the foot of the Himalayas reads her blog…!! Oh the wonders of the internet! (22:33 pm)
*Rachel would love to know how to help Sam get to sleep at night….. (21:41 pm) – this struggle to get to sleep at night is one thing typical of many children with ASD/ Asperger’s Syndrome. Thankfully this seems to have got better recently, thanks mainly to lots of calm, low-key time spent reading, chatting and praying
*Rachel is counting down to when Mr Wibbz has to leave – he’ll be gone in less than 24hours… Sigh… (17:13 pm)
*Rachel has waved mr wibbz goodbye… *huge weepy sigh*. (16:39 pm)
*Rachel has woken up to thick snow – as has the majority of the UK it seems! Prob no school then, darn it. (06:58 am) – this was to be the first of many days of ‘arctic ‘weather-conditions, the likes of which hadn’t been seen in this country for nearly 20 years! And this country, being so utterly useless at coping with anything other than rain… came to a complete standstill… And I spent much of that first week of being a single parent, feeling angry, frustrated, suffocated and a useless mother
*Rachel wants to take the kids out in the snow without them freezing to death… But they have no gloves no snowboots and won’t wear hats or scarves! Hmmmmmm. (09:29 am)
*Rachel feels grateful for so much support – it’s been a tough day and schools had better be open tomorrow… (21:09 pm)
*Rachel loves Sam desperately but is enjoying the small break from him today.(11:4 pm)
*Rachel has cabin fever and needs fresh air – freezing cold air will also do though.. (07:30 am)
*Rachel just had an amazing chat with Sam all about Jesus and China; that kid is safe!!! Praise God. (20:09 pm)
*Rachel is not particularly hopeful: five inches surely means no school… sigh… (06:25am)
*Rachel is utterly drained and might just have to dig a hole in all that snow and crawl into it until spring. (16:39 pm)
*Rachel is hoping Mark will be able to make it home this week end. (13:23 pm)
*Rachel is wondering if anyone would be willing to be Tom’s one-to-one at church tomorrow?? (16:23 pm) – for those who don’t know…: Tom has Down Syndrome, and people running the kids’ work at our church have organised a vague rota of ‘one-to-ones’ for him while he is in his group so that he can keep up, and also, more important, so that he does not run away!!
*Rachel had forgotten how nice it is to have light in one’s bathroom.. (22:14 pm)
*Rachel thinks she blimmin’ well deserves that Starbucks hot choc with whipped cream on top. (11:11 am)
*Rachel got on the scales for the first time in months… and got the shock of her life!!! WW here we come… I knew it, damn it. (23:12 pm) – my home-scales told me I weighed…75KG…which is 15KG over what I have ever weighed… why I was not more suspicious, I’ll never know…
*Rachel will be throwing her scales away and sticking to the reliable ones at the leisure centre!!! (10:49 am) – needless to say those are state-of-the-art scales which confirmed that it had been pointless to get myself in such a state, as I weighed a much more acceptable 61KG… I was euphoric for the rest of the day!!!
*Rachel is eating bluberries but doesn’t like the squishy ones. (21:29 pm)
*Rachel is in living in a chaos-induced haze. (08:31 am)
*Rachel isn’t coping very well right now… (17:00 pm) – just a blip, really… I felt totally out of control!
*Rachel wonders why people apologize when they sneeze?! Sneezing isn’t rude is it? Sneezing is wonderful!! Do not apologize for sneezing people.. (09:48 am) – I was on the train down to Devon to view a house (THE house?? – more on that later!) and had this random thought just after someone sneezed quite discreetly a few rows down from where I was sat, and then apologised most loudly! I thought it was hilarious, if a little puzzling… We Brits are way too polite
*Rachel is enjoying hearing Gods voice today – it’s been a long time.. (11:49 am) wow, God spoke that day!! He was sooooo close…
*Rachel is unashamedly feasting on Super Noodles. (20:32 pm)
*Rachel is shedding little blobs of pink fluff all over her bedroom floor.. (22:37 pm) – new, very verrrry fluffy bed-socks…Probably rubbish quality…
*Rachel is wondering what to do all day with 3 lively munchkins. (09:11 am) – it turned out to be a very nice, low-key, pottering kind of day, my favourite type really…
*Rachel has just eaten the most mind-blowingly amazing steak ever…!!! (20:15 pm) I cooked myself an incredibly delicious meal for Valentine’s day and ate it on a tray, sat next to Sam who wanted to watch Kung Fu Panda with me… Romantic, no??!
*Rachel feels a little lonely and isolated today… Somehow doesn’t seem right after church.. (14:14 pm)
*Rachel is content. (16:40 pm) – end of the first day of the February half-term holiday; it was another one of those good, low-key, pottering kinda days :o)
*Rachel is tickled pink that Sam likes Girls Aloud… (16:10 pm) – ‘cos I do, to…!!!
*Rachel could do with spending the rest of the week sleeping.. (12:29 pm)
*Rachel is cooking chicken nuggets. Again. (16:32 pm)
*Rachel has a special visitor home tonight… Happy contended sigh.. (22:47 pm)
*Rachel is keeping herself upright by holding onto walls in her house and hopes it’s just a tiredness-related blip. (16:15 pm) – I spent a lot of the day feeling extremely dizzy with vertigo, having to lie-down, and being grateful for Mr Wibbz being home for the week end! It’s a lot better now, thank goodness…
*Rachel just realized she left a piece of meat cooking in the slow cooker for about 24 hours!!! Doh… (07:32 am) – It was deeeelicious!! I might do that again :o)

*Rachel would very much like that pair of lime green Hunters. (21:24 pm)

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