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  1. Cheryl | TimeToCraft

    Life is like a rollercoaster. There are times when I really feel I have everything in place. All the plates spinning. Then the next moment, it’s gone and I just want to hide. It’s even more tricky when you’ve others along for the ride, isn’t it? It is life and if I balance it all out, I’d rather have what I have, than not. Good that Graham has got his driving confidence back. I know I would have struggled with driving again. We all have something that can get us through. I’m very much a silver lining kind of person and by the sounds of it, so are you.

    • Anne Sweet

      Yes, Cheryl, I do look for the silver linings, and I would never change what I have. I think our family dynamic of 4 adults and 3 children is a difficult one, despite having a big house. x

  2. Kim Carberry

    Oh no! Sending hugs. So sorry all the adults are not feeling happy.
    I’m glad you have got rid of your cold.
    That is a shame Graham and Star injured themselves at the inflatable park. x

  3. Jenny @thebrickcastle

    You are bound to have times that it is all too hard and coping with everyday is enough to wear you out alone. You are still doing brilliantly. You have rocked Christmas, we haven’t yet bought a single present, but we have made a LEGO Winter Village, which we haven’t managed for a couple of years, so we are doing well.
    Try to take the time you need to re-energise now. The Christmas break will do us all good – we all need it – but if you need to start now then do so 🙂 xx

  4. Enda Sheppard

    Ah Anne …. it is a bit of a tricky bugger, life, eh? I think Christmas is a bit funny for an adult anyway, or an adult like me, in that you are being set up to be jolly and looking forward to all the pressies and the trimmings and the excess, really, and something in you smells a rat and thinks, this is a bit artificial or even bloody manipulative. Okay it’s just me. I’ll slink off now, Hope it all pulls together for you all Anne and you have a more than tolerable Christmas. #ItsOK

  5. Debbie

    Hi Anne, I can totally relate to your post. I feel like I’m really struggling to stay positive and on top of things and it’s unlike me. Okay, I’m not so good at staying on top of things, but I’m usually good at seeing the positive. At the moment I feel like I’m wading through mud and it’s hard. I do wonder if (for me) it could be a time of life thing? Dwindling hormones and all that asI can’t think of any other explanation for it… You do sound organised for Christmas and sometimes less really is best (appreciated). This year we’ve gone minimum on presents as there is nothing much that my lot want, although my daughter has stated she is in desperate need of a coffee machine (rather that than alcohol)… It must have been a confidence knocker to have two accidents so close together, Graham is a trooper!… Putting up the Christmas decorations is usually a good spirit lifter even if you couldn’t keep everyone happy there either…. Hope the roller coaster comes to an end soon.

    Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal.


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