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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Struggling
This week my word of the week has been provided by my daughter Star. I asked her for the word of the week and she immediately replied ‘struggling.’ I can’t deny that she has a point.
The girls have not been to school this week, they haven’t been very well and they’ve been struggling to sleep. They are also finding school a struggle. Boo can’t cope with all the changes and Star is struggling because she is supposed to be doing her mock GCSEs but feels she hasn’t learned enough.
We have spent a lot of time doing lessons on Ed Place, keeping up with Maths, English and Science. But the girls are falling further behind and beginning to feel the struggle.
I hope that when they feel a little better they can get back to school and get some more work done.
It’s also been a struggle to get our food this week. I logged on to do my online shop last week and there was nothing available until Wednesday, I normally have a delivery on Monday. I really don’t know where my money goes because I seem to spend more and more on food and we seem to have less and less to eat. It really is a struggle to buy enough to fit our needs. I have my girls at home for lunch every day which works out more expensive and they never know what they want to eat. It was not too bad when it was just Star as she was happy with a sandwich, but Boo isn’t a fan of bread unless it’s home made.
I struggled to finish my last book that I was reading, although I enjoyed it in the end it wasn’t the easy read I was expecting. You can read my review on my other blog here. The Book of Two Ways by Jodie Picoult.
I have been struggling with a shawl pattern that I’m crocheting. It’s a cable affect and it took me three attempts to grasp the pattern, only to find I was missing a big chunk and had to frog (undo) it and start again. Then you turn the pattern around and work along the side. There were 128 rows but I was supposed to do a row of 199 stitches along the side. It’s not impossible, but I’m currently on my fourth attempt.
There are many other things I’ve struggled with this week, so I think Star chose well. I’m just hoping for a nice easy weekend now to relax and forget my struggles. I hope the girls can feel more relaxed too and hopefully we’ll be back to some sort of normality next week. Or should I say, back to the crazy routine I was struggling with last week!