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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Muddled
The peace of last week didn’t last very long…in fact it had gone by the time I published my last Word of the Week post. This week can only be described as muddled.
So, what do I mean by muddled? I can’t really say confused, which is what muddled means, but it’s definitely been a mixed bag of everything.
We have Star embarking on her GCSE’s and her brain is totally muddled. We have had sleepless nights and tears and worry. But she has also had a good talk with her head of year who has given her a timetable and revision pack. I’ve tried a bit of philosophy on her, Determinism. She can only do what she can do at that given time. She can revise and do well, or do bad. But if she at least tries she is doing what she can. I’m pretty sure she will surprise herself, but even if it all goes wrong we have a back up plan. And her college application is in which is a big relief. She’s worried she won’t get accepted but she’s perfect for the course and if she doesn’t get the GCSE’s required, she can do them at the college. We have age on side, Star won’t even be 16 until August.
The Little Man is Muddled too. He went to hospital last Friday, the letter said he would have his plaster cast removed. He did. But they replaced it with another one. I did think it was too soon for the cast to be taken off, it’s only been two weeks since he had a double fracture in his arm, one of which was almost a clean break. The new plaster does not go up over his elbow though which means he can move his arm more. The problem is, even though he is not wearing his sling, he is refusing to move his arm.
We had a lovely weekend last week, the weather was lovely and Graham did some gardening and then we had a really nice BBQ. We were in a muddle about the things found under the trampoline, we can only assume that it was Ash’s collection…it was quite bizarre, he appears to be a bit of a hunter, but why he was keeping the remains in a hiding place we really don’t know. (urgh, one of the pitfalls of owning a cat.)
The week has been muddled with our routines totally in the air and not knowing what day it is. Boo hasn’t been to school because of contact with someone with a positive Covid Test. She is in self isolation until tomorrow. This means she can still mix with us as a family and we can go out. Only she can’t go anywhere. We do regular Covid tests for the ONS and we also have Lateral Flow Tests. So far, we have no positives for anyone.
The Little Man has been off school for a couple of days because of his hospital appointment and then illness. But he’s back at school now. He’s been allowed to wear his joggers to school each day because he’s getting in a muddle doing his trousers up after visiting the toilet. He can still use his fingers on his bad arm, but he’s refusing to do so. I think his physio will help after his cast his removed for good.
We also got into a muddle on Monday. We always have pizzas for dinner on Monday and I noticed that Dominoes had a 60% off offer so I thought I’d treat us all to Dominoes and leave the pizzas off the shopping. The offer was removed on Monday and to keep my promise I ended up spending a fortune, getting the pizzas all mixed up and the treat wasn’t so good after all.
The final muddle of the week, I changed the shopping days. My eldest daughter was complaining that she couldn’t get fresh food for work. So I decided to split the shopping into two. One on Sunday and another midweek. It’s got us all in a muddle not knowing whether we are coming or going food wise, and guess what…the only things missing from the midweek shop was the food I’d ordered for my daughter’s work lunch!
Maybe next time I feel muddled I could consult the Tarot cards for guidance. I certainly need help sometimes.
I think I’ve rambled on enough, now it’s over to you. What word or phrase sums up your week this week?