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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Difficult
Last week we were coping. It wasn’t easy but we were getting on with life and doing the best we could. This week has been difficult and I can’t deny it.
Monday, the Little Man didn’t want to go to school and was difficult in the morning, but it turned out to be Monday blues and he went to school and came home happier. Sadly though, he’s been getting a lot of pain in his feet and we are not sure what is wrong. His shoes seems to fit ok, and there are no obvious signs, like redness, blisters, corns, verruca’s etc. He just seems to be in pain.
Then the girls got up and Star was not feeling well. It was difficult to get her to listen to me and in the end we gave up and she stayed home from school. Thankfully, her behaviour did not affect Boo who went to school. However, after a difficult time last week she insisted on sitting in the SEND room rather than going to her lessons. Arrgh! At least she will get a mark for attendance.
I’ve also been poorly, really poorly. I’ve had an infection for nearly three weeks now and I’m on my second course of anti-biotics. It’s proving difficult to get rid of. Now I’m worried that it’s going to cause problems with me having my treatment which starts today.
We have a difficult timetable ahead which mostly affects Graham as he is the only driver now. Eldest needs at lift to work at 7.30 am, The Little Man goes to school at 8.30am. The Girls are leaving for school at 10.30am and I’ll be leaving for hospital at 11.30am. Then straight from the hospital Graham has to pick up eldest from work as she’s doing a short shift, then he may just make it back in time to pick up the girls. I finish at the hospital around 3pm, and the little man finishes at 3.10pm so I’ll have to wait around for Graham to pick me up. Looks like Graham will be in the car all day, and I’m dreading to think how much it’s going to cost us in petrol.
Today, the girls are not at school which makes the timetable a little less difficult. And he only has to do it for four days next week because it’s Good Friday.
One thing that hasn’t been difficult is doing the lateral flow tests. After doing tests for the Office of National Statistics for the last year I think we are experts in putting little sticks to tickle our tonsils and poke our brains through our noses. The kids have to do them twice weekly, and so far so good. Although, Star was talking to one of her friends yesterday who is in self isolation after a positive test. It’s been a difficult year with Covid, but I fear it’s not over yet.
I’m sorry for not being more positive this week, I doubt that next week will be better, my treatment really makes me feel ill until it sets in. Then hopefully things will brighten up. Easter is one of my favourite times of year and the kids are already looking forward to two weeks off school. And chocolate…don’t forget the chocolate!
So now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?