Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More of the same...

My good intentions are swiftly falling by the wayside. I'm just so busy most of the time, and when I finally sink down at the end of the day, I simply don't have the energy or inclination to tap out a message to you all. Shorthand would seem to be a good idea, if only I knew it, and if only you would understand it! Anyway, we are rubbing along here, still trying to sort out a school place for Grandson - at least we have posted the preference form and will hope to get a reply before too long. My lovely Daughter is now working out her notice at her current job, as it would be too impratical to carry on driving from Brighton to Leatherhead any longer than is necessary. She is working three days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and I'm having Grandson on those days. Emotionally we are up and down, naturally enough. And I'm, quite frankly, exhausted. (I think that was a split infinitive, but I'm too tired to care!)

Sorry if this is boring - lots is happening, but it's all so emotionally charged that it slips out of my head as soon as it has happened. I can't seems to retain anything for long. I can't remember quite what I did yesterday, and last week is completely out of the question. This is probably all for the best.

Meanwhile, Son and his Girlfriend are on holiday in Thailand, where they have gone for a Wedding and holiday combined. Son is going to be Best Man for an old friend of his (from Cambridge days), who now lives in Australia. The Wedding is this Friday and will be lovely, I'm sure. Son phoned us last Saturday to say how wonderful it is there. They are staying in a blissful hotel on a blissful beach, eating fabulous food and they actually thought of us. Son said that he thinks we should all go there on holiday together. Yes please.

January is nearly over, and it has been a strange old start to this New Year. Full of impossible emotional dramas and stuff that can't somehow be contained. I hope the next month will be an improvement. Anyway, the fire is burning low, my eyelids are drooping again, and I have a new Foreign Student, so will have to be up bright and early to do breakfast in the morning. Life, as they say, goes on. And thank heavens it does...

9 comments:

Maggie May said...

At least you are seeing your grandson regularly, that must help you knowing that.
Don't talk to me about forgetfulness. I can blame chemo brain though..........

Nuts in May

Reasons said...

Poor you - ups and downs, roller coaster rides, it's all exhausting I'm sure. Hopefully you'll be out of the woods soon - sorry for all the cliches!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I'm hoping the rest of the year will be much brighter for you.

CJ xx

Expat mum said...

Don't worry M, it wasn't an infinitive! ;-)

天那 said...

He that travels far knows much...................................................

family affairs said...

As ever, you have so much going on! Lx

Working Mum said...

Being busy certainly keeps us going in the winter months, but you have had a lot of upheavel in your family. Hopefully the spring will bring more stability and fresh hopes.

the mother of this lot said...

Hi M. Hope you're ok and that February turns out much better for you!

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Dear Maggie, thanks for visiting - that raised a smile too. Forgetful? Moi? You are so up-beat about your difficulties. I'm full of admiration and hope things are going well for you now. Love M xx

Dear Reasons - no worries, I love a good cliche. Thank you for the encouragement, we're soldiering on! M xx

Dear Crystal, lovely of you to visit. It's really not so bad when you discount the total chaos! And it could be (and was) much worse! M xx

Dear Expat Mum - thanks so much. I know I can count on my literary (and literate) friends to put me right! And to put a smile on my face. M xx

Dear Wise Chinese Person, thank you so much for visiting and commenting - so sorry that I can't reproduce your name correctly! I think that your quotation is from Confucious? And I'm not sure whether I have travelled far in any real sense - but I'm certainly well-travelled in the emotional sense - perhaps that is the wisdom you are sending me? Anyway, thank you. M xx

Dear Lulu,yes, as ever. And I'm sure you have lots for me to catch up with too! M xx

Dear Working Mum. oh it's just keeping us going, all the upheaval. In fact I would probably miss it if it suddenly went away! M xx

Dear Mother of this Lot, how absolutely lovely to hear from you, and thank you for your good wishes. I'll be over to catch up with you v. soon. Love M xx