Nothing to Say?

I was going write a post about how I can’t write anymore. There’s lots of reasons: I have to leave so much out, I’m no longer sure about sharing our lives, and I can’t tell you much that’s new in any case.

As you know I won a battle, but the aftermath means that youngest is still the focus of family life at the moment. Plans have been disrupted and many meetings attended, but in between there have been little treats – a walk in the cemetery, finally going for coffee with my running group – and hours of calm at a time, which are very welcome. Still it feels as though the real action is happening on a big stage, yet all I can tell you about is how the audience respond, and mundane tales from the box office and stage hands.

But then this week I was reminded that most of the blogs I read are the ones rooted in personal stories, and the everyday lives of families that I have followed with interest for years, so perhaps I’m wrong, perhaps readers crave relatable details of ordinary lives too?

So instead of letting this blog slide, I do plan to update it when I have time, and especially for reasons to be cheerful posts. So here are some for this week:

My disabled daughter B has a new PA who is in a girl band and likes cake and shopping. What could be more perfect? As before, the PA will be bringing her out on Sunday mornings when I’m busy with chores.

A new battery has arrived for her temporary power chair so training can start again. This is important, because no decision will be made on her final wheelchair until her team have decided whether or not she is able to use a power chair. Until the decision has been made, it’s risky to buy a new van (which we need) and it’s also difficult to make any decisions about a new house until I know the size of chair that has to get through doors and down hallways.

B’s communication device – a big Mack – broke in 2018, but she should get a new one today. In case you’re new here, the big Mack allows her key worker to record a message about her day and then she presses the button when she gets home to pass it on. I then record a message about her evening for her to tell her pals at her day programme the following morning.

Last week I brought down some old CDs from the attic, to feed Bs need for music in the car, because there’s STILL no FM stations that play my kind of music! Anyway we popped up to Tesco yesterday, and I discovered that she is a huge fan of Irish rock, and was noisily dancing all the way there and all the way back to the likes of Thin Lizzy, Van Morrison and An Emotional Fish 😀.

We also tackled the scary challenge of getting passport photos done on a Sunday afternoon in town: sadly none of the chemists could help because of B’s needs, but a photography shop did a great job. Such a pity that smiles are no longer allowed though!

Last weekend also saw B and I back doing Parkrun, though I couldn’t get her to smile for the camera: I’ve adjusted her Moviecol as I think she has been struggling with constipation, something she hates, thought it never stops here enjoying cake 😍.

Have a great week xx

Reasons to be cheerful 22.2.19

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart 

 

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14 thoughts on “Nothing to Say?

  1. How did I miss your ‘A Battle Won’ post? I just read it, great news! Although I think you had to push and push for it, it is so good to hear your persistence paid off. Very interesting to hear about the big Mack. Love the passport photos, almost doesn’t properly represent your daughter without her smile! 💙

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    1. I agree, as well as being good news for youngest, it was a confidence boost for me – it shows that my preferred tactic of persistence can pay off!

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  2. I know what you mean about writing in your blog. I have so much going on behind the scenes that I cannot or will not share.
    However I do enjoy your reasons to be cheerful and maybe through your blog you might feel supported somewhat online at least.

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  3. I think it sounds like lots of ground has been taken in the last couple of weeks. Yes, there is still too much red tape and crap going on but many of us love to be able to tune in to the things you can share. You are inspiring a lot of people C. Much love, Mich X

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  4. I agree with Mich. Your life is not straightforward and it’s inspirational to read about the things that make you cheerful. It’s not my business to know all the arrangements for your children but I do love to hear about how you are and what you are doing.

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