This week my word of the week is sad. It doesn’t really do my week justice because what I feel is much more than sad, but that is the word I wish to use.

First the half term holiday started with a poorly Boo,. That girl has been poorly so much since they went back to school. If wasn’t being sick was bad enough we were also due out for a review of a local pub meal and play area which we had to cancel. So a fun day out was lost.

Then Star had a physio appointment which didn’t go too well, she was really weak. Shortly after we got home she began burning up and also became ill. She has a throat infection. This is on top of the ‘clear out’ we are doing as advised by the hospital. That took a little while to get working, but we know it is now….please, no visitors!

So we’ve been cooped up all week, and it’s not been much fun at all.

I have also had a visit to the GP after a nasty experience and it wasn’t good news. I don’t have all the facts yet, but I will be having tests and a CT scan and hoping that it’s not as bad as the Dr thinks it might be.

Then my Other Half managed to hurt his back, he’s not even sure how but he’s been lying around moaning for two days now. I took him to a walk in surgery today (he’s not registered with a GP) but he wasn’t prepared to wait for 3 hours. Fingers crossed it starts to heal soon.

The saddest news of all was having to say goodbye to my lovely old cat Suzie who was diagnosed with a tumor last week. I was so glad we took her home for a few days after her diagnosis. She was still eating and drinking and going out into the garden. We had lots of cuddles, lots and lots of cuddles. But as soon as she started deteriorating I knew I couldn’t let her suffer. I will miss her so much. Sad doesn’t really cut it at all.

On a positive note, it’s the weekend and the kids don’t have to go back to school until Thursday! Things can only get better.

The Reading Residence


  1. October 30, 2015 / 9:26 am

    Oh no, I am so sorry to hear about Suzie. I do feel your pain, it's so hard to let them go but you did right by her. Still difficult to adjust to them not being around, I know. And then what an awful week for illnesses and ailments, too. I do hope everyone is feeling brighter soon and that your tests come back clear x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. October 30, 2015 / 10:12 am

    so sorry to hear the sad news about your cat. Sounds like you've had a tough week all round. Really hope you have a good weekend and that a great week lies ahead for you. xxx

  3. October 30, 2015 / 11:24 am

    Really sorry to hear your sad news.
    It's so very hard to have to let go but you did the best thing for Suzie.
    I hope everybody is starting to feel a little better and that your test results come back clear. x #WotW

  4. October 30, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    Oh dear it sounds quite a week, hope things improve for you #wotw

  5. October 30, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    Oh no! What a rotten week for you all! So sorry!
    I really hope things are better for you soon x

  6. Louisa
    October 30, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    What a sad week for you on so many levels. I am so sorry about your cat, they become true members of the family don't they? I hope your CT scan gives you positive news x

  7. October 30, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    Oh so sorry to hear all this. U hope you are ok and nothing to worry about 🙁 Onwards and upwards eh? xx #wotw

  8. October 31, 2015 / 6:39 am

    You've had a tough week. Health issues of any kind are always stressful and you've had plenty to deal with this past week. Having to make that final decision for a pet is the worst. I hate it (we had to say Goodbye to one of our dogs not too long ago and have a feeling our German Shepherd won't be with us for as long as we had hoped).

    At least you got time with Suzie before she died, not that it makes it any easier, except knowing you did the right thing for her.

    You take care and enoy the time off your children have from school next week.


  9. November 2, 2015 / 4:36 pm

    I'm sorry to hear that all is not well in your household and you had to say goodbye to your much loved pet. #WotW

  10. November 3, 2015 / 9:32 am

    Oh I'm so sorry to hear about Suzie; but at least you got to spend time with her at home and she enjoyed her last few days knowing she was loved,
    You've had a pretty challenging week all round, I do hope your hubby isn't too bad with his back and at least the girls are starting to get better – hopefully you can squeeze in a few days of fun before going back to school

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