Friday, 17 September 2010

changes ...........

Hi guy's !
How are we all? Did we manage to survive the summer holidays and settle back into the dreaded routine ok ? ( yes I just know were all shaking our heads at that one hehehe).

Well as you could probably tell from my last post I have been going through a rather " uppy downy" phase at the moment a kind of an emotional roller coaster if you will. I know some of you will be nodding your heads and totally understand what I'm dribbling on about and if you don't then sorry you'll just have to bear with me a little while longer lol.
A few major things have happened over the last few months that have made me stop in my tracks and really think about where I'm headed in life. Although I'm not usually one to be sharing these sort of things on my blog I just feel like I need to kinda get this off my chest a bit.

The end of July saw my baby boy graduating from pre-school. I must say I was really sorry to see him leave. They had been soooo kind to us during his two years there and had put in and endless amount of work to meet River's needs and for that I thank them very much. This is then followed by his long awaited two week trip to granny's. I must say I was looking forward to this as much as he was. A nice break with some peace and quiet hmmmmm Not quite so because you see once he had gone I really did find myself rather lost. We had never been apart for so long. Our home had never been this quiet or this tidy lol. These feelings were made worse when I received the news that my nan had suffered yet another stroke and wasn't expected to make it through the next 24 hours, shortly followed by another call to say that she had passed away. Unfortunately living away from home and being unable to drive meant that I didn't get to say goodbye. It was then that I realised Hey life is too short and fragile to be moping around surely there are other things I can look forward to. Hmmmmm in a weeks time river was coming home and we were booked up to go off on our summer holiday. With lot's of day's out planned, trips to the beach yeah !!!!!!!
But no a phone call to say that nan's funeral had been booked smack bang in the middle of our holiday, two hours in the opposite direction of our holiday destination meant that all of our plans had to be abandoned. Poor old hubby in an effort to salvage something managed to get us booked onto a camp site near where my family live. So off we went trying to be cheerful if not for anything other than river's sake and do you know what ........ It tipped it down with rain the whole time we were there. we honestly got to the point where we just wanted to come home, and that we did. We stayed long enough for me to be able to go to the funeral and then came home the next day.
Hmmmmmmmmm Do you ever feel like you do nothing but moan lol I know I do !!!!!!

Well to say that I was soooo glad to be home, sooo glad to have my little family back all together again was just a bit of an understatement and to be honest I couldn't wait for the holiday's to end. couldn't wait to regain some sort of normality in life lol.

So into September now and things are moving forward. River has started primary school and I really didn't mind at all. I knew he was more than ready for it the question was were they ready for him lol. Unfortunately the answer to that seems to be no. after-all if you ask a child to sit and learn things that he was already able to do over a year ago, do you not expect that child to become frustrated and somewhat angry !!!!!!!!! we have a meeting with his teacher on Monday so hopefully we can tell her yet again that giving a child a stage 1 reading book when he's already on stage 4 is really not going to cut it for him lol. But I am very hopeful that we can get it all sorted out in the end.
And on a slightly happier note. Last week hubby river and I went on a little family outing. Nope we didn't go to the beach or the cinema of the park . We went to he hospital !!!!!!!!!!!

Ok so I know I've got loads of you who aren't already in the know very puzzled in deed so I'll let you in on my little ( although not so little any more ) secret. We actually went for our first scan so week could all meet .......

...... the new addition to our little family. I am now 13 week's pregnant which makes me due around about the 23rd march 2011. We are all very excited and very much looking forward to what will be a whole new adventure.

So here's to the future because you know what ..... Life really is far to short and fragile to be dwelling on the past :-)

P.S Just a short note to say I'm terribly sorry for the extra long really moany post. Just to make it up to you I'll treat you to the one photo I did manage to take this summer. ..........

River admiring his very own, home grown baby carrots lol.


Josie-Mary said...

Congratulations Karen :)
Sounds like you had a trying summer, sorry to hear about your nan. It's ok to moan, I think I would be moaning too if I'd had your rubbish summer!!!!
Take care :) x

VintageVicki said...

You have had a very trying summer.

Thanks for sharing your scan photo - am sure the next 27 weeks will pass very quickly. Are you going to find out the baby's sex?

smilernpb said...

Congratulations!! xx

Libbie said...

I just loved reading it on your blog here! It feels so official :) Well, here we go ;)

I didn't know about your camping trip! Taht sounds just awful Karen! (Camping without rain sounds dreadful to me) but I know I have years of camping ahead :)

So glad it all ended with this joyus news! Love to your babeS!

Sarah said...

Congratulations xx

Mary Poppins said...

Am so happy for you :0) Onwards and upwards, keep me updated.

Hugs as ever

M xxxx

Jacey said...

Congratulations!! x

Florence and Mary said...

Congratulations on such great news,

Victoria x

Pixiedust said...

Congratulations on your baby news, My brothers girlfriend is also pregnant and due on the 30th March, so I'm gonna be an auntie. Hope River gets settled into school soon. xxx

Kelly said...

Congratulations on your baby news!!!
something good to look forward to xx

joey said...

Karen WHOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO hun I am so thrilled for you, that is fabulous news congrats to you all! :O)
I really hope the school meet Rivers needs no point in holding him back when he is clearly ahead. ooooh I am so excited for you! lol.

SO very sorry to read about your nan hun biggest hugs to you


Ps::: can you let me have your email

Pink Feather Paradise said...

To be honest.... the summer was rubbish... the weather was less than seasonal and it sounds like you've had a lot on your plate... so moan away! lol

so pleased about your news... fancy that a little brother or sister for River...

hugs to you all