Word of the Week – Bad

I can bet there is not one person in this country that has not been disturbed and saddened by the terrorist attack in Manchester this week. It’s been a very sad week and it’s hard to focus on other things, especially when the media will have the events pushed down our throats at every opportunity. My only hope is that something good will come of this, the country is on alert and the scum being dragged out of hiding. We need to find them and deal with them properly, make an example of them, let them know that we won’t be terrorised by them, we will find them and we will stop them. Then we need to find ways of stopping them from getting into our country. If someone comes under the radar and then leaves the country for places like Libya or Syria then they should be stopped from coming back here, the intention seems obvious to me. Then we have to find a way that will lead to peace in our land. I’m not with the let’s retaliate by bombing them and see how they like it tribe. It’s been proven that it just doesn’t work. We have to look closely at what caused the unrest and why they are targeting us and stop it. I believe it can be done. I believe that we have been doing it wrong.

Back to my week. I have been having problems with Star again. I sent her to school on Monday even though she protested she wasn’t well. Then she was sent home again after being sick. So I kept her home for two days sent her back when I believed she was well and she was sent home after being sick again. I do believe she has had some sort of sickness bug because I caught it too. This is the first time I’ve been sick since my illness and it was awful. Imagine not being able to bend over the toilet properly (ok maybe that’s too much information) but not only that, every time I was sick my stomach muscles contracted and stayed contracted for ages afterwards in spasm which was really painful. I’ve had a couple of early nights this week feeling very very sorry for myself.

The weather has been bad too.. Ok,  the weather has been hot and sunny but it’s bad for me. I can’t cope with the heat and have found it difficult to keep cool, apart from my feet which I’m sure are dead as they are constantly like blocks of ice no matter how hot it is. I’ve had a burning sensation not experienced before all along my spine and down my legs. It’s like I’m constantly on fire, apart from my feet. The sun has also brought out the neighbours, my peaceful days are interrupted by loud music from all directions interrupted only by several lawnmowers.  I can’t escape, even with the doors and windows shut, which causes me to cook slowly.

From today things are going to change, things are going to be good.
Today I am going to buy my new power chair with the money I’ve collected from some fantastic donations. I’m so excited, I will have some freedom to escape.

And escape is the next thing on my mind because on Monday we are off on a short break to the sea side. I have been worried about it but with my new power chair it should be a fantastic break. I won’t feel like a burden, I will be able to get around by  myself. We will have the chance to chill and relax and the kids will have fun. I can’t wait to gulp in some sea air. The sun won’t bother me at all!

So this week has been bad, but next week is going to be so, so  much better.

The Reading Residence


  1. angiemwebster77
    May 26, 2017 / 8:55 am

    I'm sorry to hear you have had such a rough week Anne. When you have an illness then you catch 'everyday' illnesses on top it's hits you twice as hard doesn't it. Great news about your new chair I hope it helps you get out and about more. Have a lovely holiday x

  2. May 26, 2017 / 9:27 am

    I like the way that you are already putting this tough week behind you and looking forward to next week. I hope you do have a wonderful break with the sea air and that you enjoy your new chair x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  3. May 26, 2017 / 9:56 am

    I have to agree that this week is bad. Hopefully you get well & next week is wee bit better for everyone. #wotw

  4. May 26, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Oh no! I hope you and Star both feel better soon…
    That is fantastic news about your power chair. Enjoy your break and freedom x

  5. May 27, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    It sounds like a trying week. Sorry to her both you and Star were struck by the sickness bug. I hope your break helps to raise your spirits again and how exciting to have a new chair. Breathe in that sea air. #wotw

  6. May 28, 2017 / 7:42 am

    So sorry to hear that both you and Star have been unwell this week. Having the heat to deal with on top of it all makes it so much harder. Good news about getting your new power chair though and hope you enjoy your break away x #WotW

  7. May 31, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    I agree with you that fighting fire with fire doesn't work. There are reasons behind actions that should be disolved right. Sorry to read of the sickness too. Hopefully the break away will be beneficial for you. x #WotW

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