I bought some music on iTunes last night. I had been given $50 credit by my darling *skip* and I hadn’t gotten around to using it for nearly 2 months. So I went looking for some inspiration of the listening kind, and felt so energised by those purchases. I actually said to *skip* at one point, I’m beginning to feel like me again. Very happy about that feeling.
January has been a difficult month. Right at the start of the year, when I had decided that THIS was my year, this was the year that would make the difference, I found out that my sister needed major brain surgery. She pulled through just fine, but the week of waiting before her operation was very testing, both for her, and those that could only sit and hope.
Added to that have been various family trials with the winding up of Mum’s estate, which is nearly finished thank goodness. And then, to top it all off, I woke up nearly 2 weeks ago with an excruciating pain in my neck. I mean, I’ve had a sore neck before, but this was something entirely new. I woke up whimpering, it hurt to much to scream, or I would have been. The wait before seeing the Chiropractor was the longest 5 hours in a long time. I was diagnosed with a herniated disc, right at the bottom of my neck, which has caused all sorts of fun symptoms including radiating pain and numbness down my arms. I wasn’t allowed to drive, let alone work, for over a week. It’s only due to his diligent and careful treatment, and *skip* and the boys carefully caring for me in the intervening time, that this week I have been a lot better. Not out of the woods, sadly. That will take about a month, but hey, better than screaming in pain.
The weather has also finally improved, I mean, it IS SUMMER for pity’s sake.
I am also at peace about some important decisions that we have made as a family, for our little family. We had been contemplating a major move interstate, however that plan has now been shelved for a few years. We are at peace with that decision now, which has been a relief. We will have some excitement happening over the next year, so don’t miss that. I can’t share about it yet, but I will.
And so, to the future for the rest of this year. Ok, January was a bit of a write-off, but February is a fresh month, full of lots of excitement.
On Monday, Tyson will have his very first day of High School. We are as prepared as we can be. He has most of his uniform, a new serious bag, lunch-box, and books. AND a mobile phone! And Sammy will be a senior in Primary School. He is going into a new class, his FIRST ever male teacher! That will be interesting. He won’t be able to snuggle him like all his previous teachers 😉 I am so excited to see what these changes mean for them, over the future months. I hope for great things, and adventure.
Meanwhile, I have been reading inspiring blogs, and books and magazines, including Lonny, Frankie, Peppermint, Spoonful….. the list goes on. I’ll link you up later. I’ve had all this time on my hands, you see! I’m itching to get some sewing/knitting/crafting/something!! done…… the itch is getting rather bad at the moment. I have soooo many knitting projects I could be doing, but knitting and herniated discs in your neck, don’t REALLY play nicely, so all I can do is stalk ravelry, and dream for now.
Oh, and I scrapped something today too….. Don’t fall off your chairs. It’s not that flash. I was just making a poster for Tyson, to remind him as he faces challenges over the next year, that he is just right the way he is.
Ok, so that’s one heck of an update. Time for some more pain-killers…. (codeine is my friend) and an ice-pack in bed. Later dudes!