Raisie Bay’s Series of Unfortunate Events, (and some good ones.)

Well, it’s February already and it’s cold! But…we haven’t had any snow, nope, none of the white stuff here.

It Started Well

Last week turned out to be pretty busy with the girl’s parents evening and the visit to the school’s SENDco. I really don’t like going out when it’s cold, but popping from the car into the school isn’t too bad.

The week passed okay until we got to the weekend. Saturday was fine, the kid’s had a good day with very limited laptop time. I am worried about the amount of time they spend on their laptops on the weekend, so we’ve decided to ration it. They helped with the housework and cooking and played with toys, read books and watched a little television. Boo is really into Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events. Oh my, it’s so dark, those poor children having to fight off the evil Count Olaf’s schemes every episode. Even the website states ;

All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched and will most likely fill you with deep despair

She is wanting the books to read now, I’m divided on whether you should read books before watching the series or film, but I guess it’s too late for Boo now. I’ll get her the first book and see how she gets on.

Then the Sickness Struck!

On Sunday, Star was feeling under the weather, just laying around, not doing much. As the day wore on she became really hot and felt ill. I sent her to bed with some paracetamol and she managed to sleep through until about 5am. Then she got into bed with me, something she’s not done in many years. We got up at six on Monday and it was obvious she wasn’t well enough for school. She had a really awful day, and I had to change my hospital treatment to another day as I didn’t want to leave her, and I didn’t want to risk transferring the sickness to other vulnerable patients at the hospital.

Then Boo came home from School and went straight to bed because she felt ill. The pair of them are off school today, Tuesday. I’m just hoping the Little Man has avoided it. I’ve kept him away from his sisters but you can’t really stop these bugs once they start. Eldest son has caught it, eldest daughter has been hiding in her room when she’s been home. Graham said he feels unwell. If I get it then I won’t be able to go to hospital tomorrow either.

The Bad Tooth

I went to the dentist 3 months ago and she said I needed a filling in one of back teeth. She put in a temporary filling and made me an appointment in 3 months to have it filled properly.

The temporary filling came out at Christmas time while eating a crisp. It didn’t hurt, it hadn’t hurt before the filling was put in.

Then last week it started hurting. I think I had some food in it because it felt better after flossing and cleaning. But the pain came back and I’ve been counting the days until my appointment.

I went back to the dentist and she took a look. Apparently the tooth is so bad now it needs removing, as does the tooth next to it! Then she told me she couldn’t do it because I’d have to be monitored with the anaesthetic because of my medication. So now I have to wait for an appointment at the dental hospital. She did put another temporary filling in though, so I’m only eating soft food until it’s sorted. I hate tooth pain, isn’t it unbearable?

In other News

I finished the blanket I was making with a ‘Crochet Along’ Each month we were given a different pattern to make a square (or two) and then last week it was time to sew them all together and crochet the border. It’s not perfect but it’s so colourful I love it. And more importantly, it’s incredibly soft and cosy. Here is Boo modelling it, she was feeling poorly at the time, but said it was okay for me to take a photo while she pretended to sleep.

Little girl sleeping on sofa covered with a patchwork crochet blanket
CAL Blanket

I’ve also finished the Dragon Hooded Scarf that I was making, and now I have to decide whether to start another blanket or get on with the axolotl pattern.

In the meantime, I’m hoping the sickness bug passes quickly and that I don’t get it so I can go to hospital tomorrow.

Thanks for reading x

Debs Random Writings


  1. February 5, 2019 / 3:58 pm

    Tooth pain is awful, and so are poorly children! Fingers crossed you are able to go to hospital tomorrow and it down at travel any further. I hope the poorly ones feel better quickly too xx

    • February 5, 2019 / 5:41 pm

      It’s a bit of a nightmare home at the moment. I wish this illness would go away already. Thankfully, the temporary filling are helping with the pain, but I’m scared of eating!

  2. February 5, 2019 / 5:25 pm

    That blanket is so pretty! You finished it just in time for your sick daughter! Hope she is feeling better now.

    • February 5, 2019 / 5:38 pm

      Thank you. I’m afraid she’s still poorly, this is turning out to be a nasty virus that doesn’t want to go away very quickly.

    • February 6, 2019 / 12:19 pm

      Unfortunately the virus has not left the building yet 🙁

  3. February 6, 2019 / 8:14 am

    I love the blanket, Anne. What a great way to learn new patterns.

    • February 6, 2019 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you Amalia, I’ve not done anything like it before, but I’ll definitely do it again, I’ve learnt so many new stitches. x

  4. February 6, 2019 / 10:37 am

    I do hope the children are feeling better and you managed to get to your hospital appointment. Sorry about the dental pain, fingers crossed you can get it sorted soon #keepingitreal

    • February 6, 2019 / 12:20 pm

      We’re still in the sick house here and I’ve had to cancel my treatment for this month. I’ll need to find other ways to cope with the pain. At least I’ve my toothache to keep my mind off it! Ah, I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself now, it will all be fine eventually. x

  5. February 6, 2019 / 5:08 pm

    I love that blanket. Such gorgeous colours. Tooth pain is awful, big hugs. Such a shame the kids are poorly too. Fingers crossed you are able to get to the hospital. Sending love and hugs xx

  6. February 6, 2019 / 10:23 pm

    Toothache is the pits!!! We were virus city over Christmas, but luckily only our son came a real cropper. But all well now, in every sense!! Hope you all come good again ere too long!

  7. February 7, 2019 / 7:27 pm

    Sorry about the illness in your house. A nasty virus struck us all down too. After five weeks with somebody sick, today has finally been a normal day for everyone :o) I hope you get your toothache sorted soon, it can be extremely painful.


  8. February 8, 2019 / 1:20 pm

    Ah, the sickness bug, it’s just refusing to leave this time! Hope all is well now…
    Glad there was some good stuff to make you smile too!
    Thanks for linking up with #itsok

  9. February 9, 2019 / 3:51 pm

    Your blanket looks lovely and finished just in time to sooth a pooly child. hope Boo and Star are feeling better and your tooth is now trouble free #keepingitreal

  10. February 10, 2019 / 9:59 am

    I love that blanket. And I’m sorry about the dentist. I hate the dentist.
    Hope you are all better now.
    Thanks for linking up to the #itsok linky.

  11. February 10, 2019 / 2:14 pm

    Oh, toothache is the worst! I’ve not long had a wisdom tooth out because of that and thank god there’s no more sodding pain.
    Hope everyone is feeling better now.

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. x

  12. February 11, 2019 / 7:58 pm

    Hi Anne, I tried watching Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events with my daughter, but really couldn’t get into it… There I was thinking that the week I had to wait for my dental appointment the other day was long.! Tooth pain is the worst. I only had my first proper toothache(apart from niggly wisdom teeth) a few years back, but it was excruciating and then I had a reaction to the material used to fill my tooth. Give me drug-free childbirth any day! It must be a right pain having to go in for proper surgery to remove your teeth, but at least you’ll be pain-free afterwards… Fingers crossed you didn’t catch the bug that struck down your family, treatment is important for you. Aren’t children at there sweetest when they are sick? As long as they aren’t too sick. Snuggling on the sofa passing the time watching films was something I secretly enjoyed… Hope they are all better now though.

    Thank you for stopping by and sharing with #keepingitreal.


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