The Friday Focus – 03/06/16

That wonderful feeling of relief when hubby finally got home on Bank Holiday Monday was shortlived as Tuesday morning saw his dad being rushed into hospital with a pulmonary embolism. It’s certainly made for an anxious few days, and thankfully he’s now starting to get better although will probably need to be in hospital for some time.

Anxious - this week's word of the week

Jessica is also due to go back to hospital next week for a cardiac catheter procedure which will give the team more information to help them plan when her next big operation might take place. Needless to say, as this draws closer, I start to feel more anxious about it all. It’s been more than two years since we were last in hospital for a planned procedure and now that she’s older, she’s able to understand more of what is going on. Hopefully all will go well and the results will be encouraging.


In the meantime, we’ve been trying to enjoy half-term as much as we can in between the worry, the rainy weather and another busy week on the work front for me.


Things I have loved this week:

  • Hubby being home again!

The girls were so excited at Daddy being home again

  • An afternoon catching up with one of my best friends from my university days.
  • Watching Jessica and Sophie create a “chicken house” out of sticks and fabric tape.

Creating a "chicken house" out of sticks and fabric tape

  • Having Sunday lunch at Grandma and Grandad’s house.
  • Watching the girls having fun exploring Grandma’s garden.

Having fun exploring Grandma's garden

  • Making get well soon cards for Grandad and helping Jessica practice her writing skills.

Making get well soon cards for Grandad

  • Being sent several boxes of Lindt chocolates – very much appreciated especially given how stressful this week has been!

Receiving lots of yummy chocolates from Lindt
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27 thoughts on “The Friday Focus – 03/06/16

  1. Oh yes, you needed those chocolates! I do hope your father-in-law continues to improve and that Jessica gets on well. Totally understandable to be anxious so I hope everything passes soon and you can relax a little again. Love that chicken house, well done, girls! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  2. What a worrying time for you all you deserve those chocolates. Glad to hear hubby’s Dad is on the mend and I hope that Jessica’s procedure goes well, I love the little chicken house the girls have built very creative. #WotW

  3. Sending love and hugs! What a worrying week! You deserve all the chocolates!
    I hope your father in law makes a speedy recovery & everything goes OK with Jessica next week! I’ll be thinking of you x

  4. Oh sorry to hear about dad in law! After seeing they gorgeous piccy of your hubby and the girls being reunited bet that was a shock. Hope he gets well. I’m sure it feels a bit scary for Jessica but each step at a time and sure all will be ok. Well done on insta and I was well jel of the chocolates!! X#wotw

    1. Thank you Sarah – it was a huge shock, thankfully he’s now in the right place and will hopefully be better soon x

  5. So sorry to hear of the stressful week, especially about your father in law, what a worry for you. Congrats on the Instagram followers – 2000 is still a dream for me!

  6. Gosh no wonder you’ve been feeling anxious! I hope your father in law is ok and well my thoughts are with you for Jessica’s procedure. Glad you enjoyed the rest of the week, must be o lovely having hubby home and looks the girla have had lots of fun xx

    1. Thanks Caroline – it has been good having hubby home, was quite relieved he wasn’t away when his dad had to go into hospital x

  7. What a week, glad your hubby was back though, it’s not great being alone when things happen. It sounds like you did have a few positive moments in between the rubbishy bits. Hope your father in law is on the mend soon x

    1. Thank you – was so relieved that hubby was back before it all happened and thankfully his dad seems to be getting better x

  8. No wonder you’ve been feeling anxious! But, oh, that photo of your girls with their daddy is absolutely adorable! Hope your Father-in-Law continues to improve, and that you have the news you want from Jessica’s appointment too. I have my cardiology appointment the day I get back from France, so my heart should be in a good state for that! Enjoy your chocolates, you deserve them xx #WotW

    1. Thank you Cal – thankfully my father-in-law is now on the mend and hopefully all will go well for Jessica this week too. Good luck with your cardiology appointment x

    1. Thank you Merlinda – it’s been a lot easier having him around this week, would have been very stressful otherwise.

  9. Hi Louise, you have had an anxious week, at least you are still able to focus on some positives. I’m sure your girls ‘chicken house’ would make any chicken proud to live in and as for their cards, but Granddad loves them.

    A good chocolate can always put the world to rights, so the Lindt boxes were perfectly timed.

    Congratulations on reaching 2000 Instafollowers! Wishing your Father-in-law a speedy recovery and I hope everything goes smoothly for Jessica in hospital.


    1. Thank you Debbie – thankfully my father-in-law is on the mend now and hopefully all will go well this week for Jessica too x

  10. Aww pleased to hear you are no longer flying solo. That photo of hubby and your daughters is lovely to see. I hope the procedure goes well for your little girl. #WotW

    1. Thank you Helena – it was a lovely moment to capture with the girls greeting Daddy when he got home 🙂

  11. It sounds like it has been a full on week for you – I am glad you got some choccys. I hope that all goes well at the hospital this week. I will be thinking of you and Jessica.
    That is such a wonderful photo of your husband and the girls – magical.

    1. Thanks Jenni – it was a full on week and the chocolates were much appreciated! Thankfully this week has gone well. I love that photo of hubby and the girls too – such a lovely moment to capture 🙂

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