06 June, 2011

Sometimes it's hard.

That's it Rie. Breath in, breath out, breath in, breath out.
Are you having tough week?  I am.

Two relatives in the hospital and on one day last week, those two relatives were both in Intensive Care at the same time. Not nice.
 Not fun.
BUT... they are getting better - bit by bit, day by day.

BUT, my house isn't my house anymore, I have two additional relatives staying with me so they can visit their spouses in the hospital.  Which is ok. But I can't use the lounge in the morning cos one is sleeping in there. The toilet seat is always up now.  The shower has been over-run with other peoples products. There is way more washing up. I even said to one the other day... "I'm doing a load of laundry today so pop anything needing washing in the basket"... which then lead to two loads of laundry cos he didn't want his cream coloured trousers washed with the other stuff... patience.. just breathe....

And I yelled at bubba Joe the other day & made him cry. I didn't mean too. It was just stress building up. But I made him cry.  So that made me the worst mum in history. So that made me cry. Which made bubba Joe cry again. But then we layed in the sunbeam and everything was ok.  And he loves me. And I love him. And we went out to look at the trees and the birds and watched tv together. So that was ok.

And then I found these...
Which is good, so I can now put a pin on the brooch I am making.

And tomorrow will be good. I contacted the local knitting group & asked if I could join in. And I can. And I can take bubba Joe. So tomorrow we will be knitting in a cafe with a stranger! Fun. I'm looking forward to it.

How is your week? How do you deal with stress?  And seriously, do you separate colours when doing laundry... cos I don't. Well, I didn't. But apparently I have to know whilst I have visitors!


  1. Oh i just hate thos stressfull weeks! I just finnished a huge assignment i had, so luckily for me the stress hs gone! And ou should definitly seperate the colours in washing
    ! tsk tsk! =P
    Hope your week improves! HAve fun in the knitting group!
    Hannah x

  2. I'm not surprised you are stressed, don't be hard on yourself. I don't think there are many mothers out there who haven't shouted at some point. I think kiddos know when you are sorry, mine do! When I'm having a bad week I go back to basics and as long as everyone has food and clean clothes for at least the next 24 hours then I consider it job done, anything extra is a bonus.

    And yes, I separate my wash loads as they both use different sorts of detergent. I hate white/pale washing as it's always little tiny things like socks and vests that take me ages to sort out. Bleh!

    Hope your relatives are soon on the mend. Enjoy the knitting group!

  3. Oh, you can't claim the worst mum in the world title. Not until you can find a mum who has never ever yelled at her child (good luck)! Enjoy your knitting group!

    I separate colours only very occasionally. Otherwise, the whites will never get washed. I simply don't have enough of them for a full load.

  4. Oh you are so good having a lie down together after...

    DOnt be hard on yourself! You are doing so well. COnsider what you are holding up...

    Yes we seperate anything with white goes in white wash...

  5. I've had those weeks, but they end eventually. You can't claim the worst mum award because I've taken the title time and time again, but you know what, the kids still love me and I still live them and we are learning about this parentaing/family business together. Dn't be so hard on yourself. Laundry, I only separate if I have enougha for a full load of ch. Of course, my whites are never actually white, so I'm not sure you should take advice from me on that subject.


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