Friday, 2 September 2022


 Because I've got so much on my mind at the moment, and have had for some time now, it's affecting me in so many ways.  Not sleeping well (even worse than my usual poor sleep) means I've been feeling permanently exhausted for weeks, lots of headaches, the gut troubles I mentioned yesterday, my hip, knee and back pains affecting me more than usual.  Now we're home for a couple of weeks, I'm going to start taking better care of myself, eating a clean healthy diet, exercising on my little pedal machine every day, doing the necessary jobs and then resting when I need to.  Husband will have to help me more, which means me delegating jobs to him rather than my usual practise of simply doing everything myself because it's the easiest option.

He's out this morning for a couple of hours, I shall take advantage of the peace and quiet to do some banking, menu plans and a shopping list.  I also need to put away the rest of the stuff we brought home from the caravan, I've already sorted washing into 2 loads.

Husband's daughter and son in law (and possibly adult grandson as well, although we don't know for sure yet) are coming to stay for a long weekend in 3 weeks.  Whilst I enjoy seeing them, it does mean a load of extra work for me, getting rooms ready etc, planning meals (SiL is the fussiest eater in the world), planning what to do whilst they're here.  I've always done everything up till now, giving husband the opportunity to just enjoy his time with his family.  Well, I'm getting him involved in helping out this time, I just can't do it all anymore.  He will have to help me get rooms ready, he'll be in charge of any excursions out and generally entertaining them.  I'm happy to plan and do the food - we will be having Sunday lunch out, so that's one big meal I won't have to organise and cook.  Other meals I'll do buffet style help yourself, then it's up to the fussy eater to have what he wants.  Oh, and they're brand snobs when it comes to food.....well, in this house they will be getting what they're given or go without!  I'm not spending a fortune on brand name expensive food and drink when they're things husband and I would never normally buy, like expensive branded fizzy pop.  I'll get husband to ring them and suggest they bring that sort of thing with them.


  1. Sounds like a good plan. Buffet food is always good, and if they could bring some food with them it would ease the burden, both work and expense-wise, on you. I think many women take on most of the work at home, because it's easier. I don't know if men make a bog-hole of it on purpose or because they genuinely can't do it. Either way, they do tend to create work! Hope the aches and pains and sleepless nights are soon a distant memory. xx

  2. A buffet is a great idea Sooze. That way everyone can eat as much or as little as they want. Hope those aches and pains disappear quickly.

  3. Hope husband is onboard and understands you just cannot do everything.


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