I’m feeling quite fragile this week, both physically and emotionally. I had my Covid booster jab on Tuesday and I’ve woken with vertigo each morning since. Not sure if it’s due to the vaccine or purely coincidental but it isn’t much fun. Thankfully it was fairly short-lived on Wednesday and Thursday but today has been much worse and I’ve been struggling to function.
Emotionally, it’s been a tough week with the anniversary of my dad’s death and all the emotions that generally come around this time of year, coping with grief during the Christmas season. Some of the triggers have been easier to anticipate than others. It’s not been helped by a challenging week with Thomas behaviour-wise. He can be such a little sweetheart but he’s also a big bundle of mischief too. The parenting techniques that worked well with the girls are proving to be less successful with him so I’m having to find new ways of dealing with the challenges. We’ll get there though.
What I’ve been grateful for this week:
- Day 337 – I am grateful for a walk down to the church to look at all the beautiful trees in the tree festival.
- Day 338 – I am grateful for the little romantic gestures that my husband occasionally surprises me with. This morning he gave me a little card to mark the fact that today is the point at which he’s spent half his life with me. What a journey that has been. Thank you Michael George for travelling that journey with me. I’ve still got a little way to go until I reach that milestone (20 March 2022 apparently according to my husband)
- Day 339 – I am grateful that we managed to pick a few more Christmas gifts at the craft stalls at Chiltern Open Air Museum.
- Day 340 – I am grateful for Duolingo.
- Day 341 – I am grateful to have had my Covid booster vaccine.
- Day 342 – I am grateful for all the beautiful memories of my dad and the time I had with him. It’s 12 years today since he died. Love and miss you always Dad.
- Day 343 – I am grateful that Thomas had a good morning at preschool and enjoyed having a ride home on Daddy’s shoulders.
Other things that have made me smile this week:
- Sophie receiving a Sportiac award for excellent skills with map reading during orienteering.
- An afternoon seeing a panto with Sophie and bumping into one of her Von Trapp siblings from The Sound of Music.