Hello and welcome to the home of Word of the Week. A nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. The idea of the linky is to reflect back on your past week and share it with us. It’s great if you can sum it up in a word or phrase, hence giving us your Word of the Week. My word this week is ‘balancing’ and you can read more about that below.
I’m not totally strict on using just a word or phrase. But please try to stick to the theme of summing up your week. There are not too many rules with this linky, just remember to read at least another couple of posts in the link up after adding your link. I will read and comment on all posts and tweet them out for you. I also have a Pinterest board devoted to Word of the Week and I will add posts to Mix Please add the badge below to your post so that others may find us and join in. If you comment or tweet then please use the hashtag #WotW
Word of the Week is open from 6am on Friday Morning to 12 noon on Monday. Plenty of time to join in!
If you are unfamiliar with the Word of the Week linky then please feel free to ask any questions. New linkers are always welcome, we love to hear what you have been up to in the past week.
MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Balancing
First of all please let me extend an apology for my mix up last week. I managed to close the linky in just 6 hours instead of three days and six hours. A new error for me and I’m sorry for those that came to link up and couldn’t. I did fix it as soon as I noticed and added a few posts I’d spotted myself. (I hope you didn’t mind.)
This week I’ve chosen the word balancing because, well, life is a balancing act isn’t it!
The weekend it was Graham’s birthday. I got him a take out on Saturday night, and on his actual birthday, Sunday, he had cards and presents and chocolate cake. I also told him that he could take Joe and his brother for a boys day out on Tuesday to his favourite aeroplane museum. It still felt a little flat, especially when Graham hinted that his birthday had not felt special. It’s been tough balancing the finances and I thought I’d done really well. I know he was grateful for all I’d done but I felt sad.
Then Star got sick again. This is the fourth time this year, that’s the fourth time in eight weeks. And I’m tired. It’s been so hard balancing the needs of a very sick child that needs help day and night, and the rest of my family and household duties. Today (I’m writing this on Thursday) she has her Enterogram which is a detailed MRI of her small bowel. I’m not looking forward to it, and she really isn’t either, but we need answers as to why this is happening.
My eldest son’s interview was a disaster, first up we couldn’t find the exact details of the interview. I searched all my messages, texts and letters, but came to the conclusion that the details I had were the ones that were given to me over the phone and I’d made a quick note. This wasn’t enough for my son and his anxiety set in. I finally got in touch with them but I was shocked to find out that he had been signed up for a 15 month program of work related activities and group sessions. My son is Autistic and this was totally unsuitable for him. We had been told that he was going to see someone to discuss some future options, not that he’d been signed up to anything.
Today, I’m off for my x-ray to check that my lungs have not got any worse. The Doctor seems to think the damage was done by Covid, but he wants to check that it’s not something else, in which case there will be further damage. It’s Graham’s turn to have to do some balancing today, I’ll be out of action and he will have to deal with dropping me off and picking up my daughter from work with a very short time limit. I’m staying out of this one, he can work it out.
Other things we have been balancing this week is recipes, we made our pancakes on Tuesday, it took a while to balance the ingredients right to get the correct amount of mixture. Making pancakes for 7 people is hard work!! Thanks to my daughter for help. Of course once the pancakes are made it’s up to the rest to make up their own fillings from what we had to offer. We had chocolate spread, bananas, strawberries, whipped cream, sugar and lemon. I could barely hold the frying pan so tossing was off for me this year. I’m usually pretty good but it’s okay because my daughter taught her younger sister how to toss pancakes and much fun was had. (And a few casualties!) We also made batter for our Toad-in-the-hole which turned out much better than usual this week.
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!Click here to enter
You have been really balancing things over the past week.
That’s a shame that Graham’s birthday felt a little flat. I would have been happy with all the effort that went into it.
Aww! Poor Star, I hope the MRI went well and she’s feeling OK. Oh dear, what a drama with your eldest son’s interview. It is so wrong that he has been signed up to something that no one agreed to.
I hope the x-ray goes well for you today and your lungs are not any worse.
I stood there on Tuesday for at least an hour just cooking pancakes for my family and there was only 4 of us. lol
Poor Star. I hope the hospital visit went well and you have a clearer picture about what is going on. Your eldest’s interview sounds like complete mess up. How could they get it so wrong? Fingers crossed that they come back with a better plan. It was my husband’s birthday this week too. We haven’t celebrated more than cake and presents. We tend to have a special day out later when the weather is more inviting. Pancakes take for ever. I make pancakes most weekends, so I did a few Scotch pancakes and maple syrup on the day. Everyone was happy with that. Hope your x-ray went well and the results are good.
Happy belated birthday to Graham. I hope Star’s MRI went well. So sorry to hear that things went badly for your son’s interview. I hope they fix this dreadful error and offer a solution. All the best for your X-ray and I hope that the results are good.
Some very fine balancing going on there. I hope they can find some answers for Star poor kid. What happened to your son is dreadful but somehow I am not surprised. They just charge ahead and don’t listen or inform people of what is happening, and Autistic people like to know what’s happening. I hope they find him a more suitable option.
Thanks for adding me to the linky last time. What a shame that Graham’s birthday felt a little flat. Sorry to hear that Star is sick again. Hope she feels better soon and that the enterogram gives some answers. The interview situation with your eldest son sounds very stressful. Hope that you can get things sorted out there. Hope all went well with your X-ray too x #WotW
It’s a shame Graham felt that way about his birthday. I never put any expectations about my birthday or Christmas. So has your some got to do all those activities before there is even a job? It sounds confusing to me! I hope Star’s year improves. I always get the pancake mix wrong and make a mental note for the following year but never remember #WotW