Saturday 2 November 2019

A sentence a day in October

I'm always a bit early to the SAD link up which should be on the first Tuesday of the month but I like to post it early in the new month so please excuse my impatience!

October did not have the best of starts so let's see how the rest of the month unfolded shall we?

Day 1 Seem to have woken up with a cold but still had fun with Rosie at Cowboy week at Baby Sensory but the day ended with me having to go and interrupt Paul's badminton game in the evening as we had a call to say his mum had had a fall.

Day 2 Went to visit a friend in the afternoon to hear all about her recent holiday in Corfu, also baked a lemon and poppyseed cake.

Day 3 Back to Zumba and it felt so good!  Oh I had missed having a good dance to some cheerful 'disco' music (I'm talking about you Justin Timberlake and Pharell). A phone call in the evening to say Paul's mum had fallen again.

Day 4 I spent the day knitting a hat for Max.  

Paul spent all morning at his mum's with the nurse and doctor visiting and they agreed she needed to be admitted to hospital.  Fortunately the one closest to where we live, about 15 mins drive away from us) not the one closest to her (about an hour's drive away from us).

Day 5 Now in addition to a cold and cough, I also have raging conjunctivitis 😒 Paul visited his mum along with Rachel and Jon and I kept my germs well away.

Day 6 Jon brought Max with him for Sunday lunch as his wife had to go into where she used to work for a 'keep in touch' day.  Never one for missing out on a get together, Rachel brought her family round too - it was lovely to have them all here to take our minds off the problems with M-I-L.

(Snuggling with a warm sleepy baby is good for the soul)

Day 7 Feeling poorly myself but visited Mother in Law in afternoon, she does look very frail

Day 8 My childminding day - brilliant aerobic workout swinging Rosie around at Baby Sensory

Day 9 Opened the wardrobe in Rachel's old bedroom and found a jacket I had bought in the Spring Sales and then forgotten about - result!

I had also forgotten that the sleeves were about 2" too long so spent the morning with my trusty sewing machine making it good to wear.

Day 10 Took my car to the tyre shop as a warning message came up on the dashboard and discovered that a nail had punctured one of the rear tyres

Day 11 Went to friends for dinner in the evening - left earlier than we would normally stay as I wasn't feeling brilliant.

Day 12 Woke at 3.40am feeling very poorly

Day 13 Woke at 3.10 am and went downstairs to try and sleep on the sofa so I didn't wake Paul with my coughing

Day 14 Enough is enough!  Woke at 2 am today - went to the doctor's sit and wait clinic this afternoon and got medicine

Day 15 Only 24 hours into the antibiotics (I have chest infection and sinusitis) and I feel horrendous

Day 16 Had to give up on antibiotics as the side effects were worse than my original symptoms

Day 17 First day of new antibiotics - please let these ones be kinder to me.  Mother in law discharged from hospital, Paul very involved in trying to organise the right timings for her care visits.

Day 18 Daughter rang to say her washing machine has broken, can she bring her washing round as Leo has developed a sickness bug and there is a LOT of washing to be done

Day 19 Should have gone to our daughter in law's surprise 30th birthday lunch in Cambridge but I am still too poorly

Day 20 I think I may be starting to improve - knitted the green version of my Traffic Light hats for the NICU at Addenbrookes hospital

Day 21 Actually left the house and drove into town this morning - something I would normally take for granted becomes the highlight of the day!

Day 22 Our first Christmas invitation - Boxing Day lunch at our son's house - yes please!

Day 23 Looked after Rosie and Leo as Rachel has caught a horrendous sickness bug

Day 24 Caught up with the housework I haven't felt like doing - everywhere feels fresh and tidy again

Day 25 Went into town and bought myself some fab patent leather loafers

Day 26 Finally uploaded our holiday photos to the Photobox website to make a photobook of our stay in Dubrovnik

Day 27 Sunday lunch at my cousin's house - what a treat!

Day 28 Met Jon, Sophie and Max for brunch in Saffron Walden - good to catch up on a few Max cuddles

Day 29 Childminding day so lots of Duplo games and puzzles 

Day 30 Hair cut - boy does that feel better

Day 31 Zumba with a halloween theme - you're never too old to dress up!

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Patio Postcards said...

Oh what a month you had. Hopefully all that bad bug business is away now. I like that found jacket - which pair nicely with the new loafers.

Susanne said...

I am sorry you were sick during the middle of the month. You look fit by Halloween, so I trust all is good now. I enjoyed the video version too.

Ruth said...

Gosh, it was quite a rough month for you and yours! That jacket is lovely, so I'm please you were able to alter the sleeves for a good fit.

Joanne said...

Sorry you spent so much of the month feeling poorly! Hope you will be much healthier in November. At least you got some lovely baby snuggles in.

Joanne Tracey said...

A real up and down month. Here's hoping you're on the mend. Love those hats you've knitted & finding the jacket must have been a big win moment. Here's to a healthy November.

Barbara Eads said...

Wow! You've had quite a month! I hope you are finally feeling better and that your MIL is on the mend! There's nothing like new shoes to cheer you up!

Natalie said...

Sorry to hear you were not feeling well part of October, Deb. I hope the jacket, new shoes, haircut, and zumba class made you feel much better. Well done with your knitting. Have a wonderful November! #sentenceaday

Deb's World said...

I do hope you're feeling much better now Deb, it sounds like you've had a terrible time. Doesn't a haircut make a difference sometimes. All the best xx said...

That Max is so darn cute. I would love to put a few smooches on his chubby cheeks. Since I am over here and he is waaaay over there, will you do it for me?

I am so sorry you were sick so much of October. Glad you stopped taking the first medicine immediately when you started feeling worse than ever. Amoxicillin is good strong stuff. Glad it did the trick.

Those stop light caps are so cute. Love the colors in Max's hat. Will go with everything! Lucia's daycare is collecting caps and gloves for impoverished children. Wish I could have found some little caps half as cute. Ordered some on Amazon but they are pretty boring. Found some cute mittens to give, though.

Hope you have come up with a workable solution for your MIL. We are facing very similar with PC's mom and dad. My mom has fallen all over Kentucky but bounces right back up. Such a worry!

alexa said...

Oh my goodness, that sounds like such a horrible month of difficult things :(. I am hoping you are feeling much improved now, and continuing to enjoy a little one falling asleep on you. Such a lovely feeling, isn't it!