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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Self pity

I'm feeling very sorry for myself today. With no good reason, so I can't even expect sympathy from those around me:-(

I've pulled a muscle in my back, which is annoying, but hardly the end of the world. The kids have been extraordinarily boisterous today, but then they're usually pretty loud & energetic.

I've got my quarterly meeting with my line manager & co-workers tomorrow, which probably isn't putting me in a great frame of mind, but I manage to get through them every couple of months.

The house is a mess, and I spent a lot of effort tidying everything up last week. I even tidied the back room this morning, but you wouldn't know it from the state of it now. But lets be honest, my house is usually a mess.

I'm just pissed off really. Ho hum.

In other news, Mstr A had his hearing test yesterday. Surprise surprise, it came back as A OK, although I saw a poster for the National Assoc of Gifted Children while I was there which fit Mstr A's behaviour perfectly, which in it's own way is just as depressing. There's no branch anywhere near us either. I was watching him play today and he is such a typical three year old. Unfortunately he is the size of a typical five year old, and very, very physical & completely unable to comprehend the idea of personal space, or treating different ages differently (he expects LMD to react & play in the same rough & tumble way as me or Aggie), which makes him even harder to control.

I'm off to a PTA meeting at the school tonight. I'm sure nothing will really change, but at least I know what is going on in the school (a bit) by attending.

I had a lovely wekend, finding time to read the Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan. It was a good read, pretty obvious plot-lines, but well written, easy to read, and enough questions to keep me interested. It seems ages since I've had the time, energy & inclination to read properly, and I felt really rejuvenated by it. Hopefully it's the start of trend, now LMD is nearly weaned.

She's down to one feed a day now. It was hard work, but we got there. I dropped a feed a week since Xmas, but she still refuses to drink any milk out of a cup. I've tried cold, warm, cup, bottle, mug, cows milk, formula & expressed breast mil & she turns her nose up at everything. If I insist, she throws a hissy fit & chucks the drink on the floor. She certainly knows what she wants! Shame she doesn't want what she should have. I guess it's lots of yoghurts, cheese & instnat whip for her.

Oh well, time to throw them in the bath now. Hopefully I'll feel more positive tomorrow.

Oh, well, maybe the day after, thinking abaout tomorrow's meeting.

6 Comments:

  • At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 7:49:00 pm, Blogger Kyahgirl said…

    chin up Mrs. A. You're doing a good job. Raising little ones and running household as well as working is very challenging. Try to go easy on yourself.

    best wishes from across the pond!

     
  • At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 10:25:00 pm, Blogger Belinda said…

    Ahh, you're overwhelmed, poor dear. I hope you get some breathing room soon, and everything looks up and goes well and sets right! Hey--some good news--I was shooting for 100 unique click-throughs for you as my blog tenant for the week, and as of right now you have 105, with a whole day left to go! Whoo-hooo!!

     
  • At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:23:00 am, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said…

    It sounds like right now life is pretty overwhelming and my lordy...I don't know how you do it, dear Mrs. A. Raising the kids; holding down a job; being a wife and homemaker...I'm exhausted just thinking about it!
    I hope you will get a break of sorts in there somehow...it sounds like you could use one.

     
  • At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:26:00 am, Blogger mig bardsley said…

    Join the house mess club :)
    It is hard getting through those days especially if bits of you hurt! Perhaps when you've got the meetng behind you it'll feel a bit better. And all those little irritations can really get you down. Anyway, have some sympathy from those further away :)

    (I read the Canavan trilogy a few weeks ago too and I enjoyed it.)

     
  • At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 2:49:00 pm, Blogger Shelli said…

    Try chocolate milk. I worked as a nurse for a pediatrician and that is what she used to say. She said there is only a few mgs more of caffeine than in regular milk and it gets them to get their calcium. Also, in my daycare experience, I have a little one who when weaned from mommy, wouldn't drink from a cup either and after awhile she just did. Don't fret.

     
  • At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 3:51:00 pm, Blogger Juggling Mother said…

    I tried chocolate (and banana) milk too. No luck! but I'm sure she'll get used to it eventually, it's this inbetween bit that's difficult:-)

     

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