I thought I’d better check in.
I’m still here, the house is now a home, the garden is a work in progress, Murron and JJ are settled in their flat, Marjorie and Dharma continue with their working at Maccies.
My Mum spent a couple of weeks in hospital a few weeks ago when her health deteriorated quite dramatically and she couldn’t even get herself out of a chair.
Turns out she has gout!
She’s back home now and much more comfortable. Mobility is still a bit of an issue but it is improving slowly.
It’s been a bit of a wake up call for both Mum and Dad….. and me to be honest. So much so, that Mum and Dad are now looking to downsize their house to a bungalow. Early days yet and it’s a difficult decision for Mum as they’ve been in their house now for 50 years!
This one may come as a bit of a surprise to my family and I’m going to get a grilling.
My girls know, but I wanted to keep it from my Mum and Dad until I had a result.
I had to have a small breast lump checked last week!
Thankfully it was nothing. Just a little cyst and just another worry piled on top of everything else at the moment.
Looks like the HMRC worry I had is nothing to actually worry about!
I haven’t had official paperwork back yet but after I made a phone call to check on it, looks like they owe ME money!
Spring has finally sprung.
The green over the road is looking particularly….. well, GREEN!
The garden is taking shape but it’s going to be a few years before it all ‘hopefully’ matures into the image I have in my head.
I’m going to London with Marji and Dharma next week to see Russell Howard.
I’m going again with Marji in July to see Jack Whitehall.
So, things are finally looking up and getting back to normal.
All the big worries have finally taken a back seat and that is hopefully where they will stay.
Now……. time to look after myself.
It will come as no surprise that I’ve spent so much time worrying about things and my girls and JJ over the last 9 months, that I have completely forgotten about myself.
I’m eating rubbish and drinking way too much alcohol!
I wasn’t particularly healthy when this all kicked off and although I haven’t really put anymore weight on, I physically feel like I have. I always feel puffy in my face and I can feel the osteoarthritis beginning to spread.
I can feel it in my neck, shoulders and fingers.
So I have decided that May will be a changing point.
Time to get the weight back under control, cut down on the drinking, cut out the unhealthy snacking and get more exercise into my daily routine.
I need to get a bit more colour into my life too, so I’m having a look at my wardrobe and making some clothing choices that I wouldn’t ordinarily choose.
That’s it for now.
Nothing exciting, but definitely getting back to some normality.