Hi all, It feels like I spend my entire life at the moment feeling like I am going backwards, or clawing back some semblance of normality. Like some kind of "on top" of things, and some kind of basic routine. And some regular kind of self-care and restoration. But here I am with a mortgage … Continue reading Getting there… again.
After watching friends be torn to shreds by other so-called friends... Suffering and endurance are relative experiences. Relative to what you have been through, and faced in the past. Relative to the things that accumulate in your current circumstances. Relative to the support network, chance of recuperation and positive inputs in your life. And relative … Continue reading Stop and think
So, another busy week in the Chaos household. Still getting sorted from the house purchase, been cleaning the old house and getting that emptied. And somehow trying to keep the children occupied, and mostly succeeding. Next week, if all goes to plan, we will be giving the keys to our old house back and saying … Continue reading Just updating…
This phrase has a slightly different meaning to me than it did before. Before it had obvious roots in alcohol and late nights. But nowadays, here, it has to refer to the post-change-in-routine behaviours that are so abundant the day after. Unlike the change in routine that occurs around going on holiday, the Bank Holiday … Continue reading The Bank Holiday Hangover
So, the day started with the best intentions of actually chilling. We are only a short few weeks into having purchased our new house and it's been a bit of a mission. Aside from the general moving into a house-ness, the children being challenging etc. The garden is a mess. Brambles, bindweed, broken concrete path. … Continue reading DO NOT GIVE UP!
I often get asked why the children aren't "over it" yet. By "it" they mean the trauma of their past, by "over it" they mean, why haven't they opened their eyes to see how lucky they are? Well, you see, tonight a perfect example of how differently their brains are wired just got thrown at … Continue reading Who’s fault is it anyway?
So today, I was floored. A close family member's leopard gecko died. The children love it - they go straight to the room where the gecko lives every visit and are very excited to handle her. So I knew they'd probably feel sad about it. Logan is someone who feels his own sadness, usually more … Continue reading Real empathy… where did it come from???
I said we had problems with our agency. And that if they didn't want to resolve the issues I'd be leaving. Well... a little update on that covered in a few points below: I reported them to the Property Ombudsman, not sure how much I can disclose about it, but they have my records, and … Continue reading So…. um… yeah, I made it happen!!!