Kate's Blog

Follow me if you will as I try to navigate through the ups and downs of my world.

I'm writing this blog to help me make sense of all that has happened - from my diagnosis with non-Hodgkins lymphoma while pregnant with my third child in May 2008
, through to my reflections on chaotic family life as I try to pick up the pieces of my life again.

The kids are so small, and I'm working hard to keep us all safe and to stay in remission.

Stay with me - it won't be all doom and gloom I promise!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Woman Around the House

Well, I came over all house-wifely today - a bit of a surprise for all concerned. I decided that I HAD to sort the piles of stuff which had accumulated around our house and which had become mountains of Everestian (!!) proportions as we wait for our loft conversion to be finished. So with the baby flapping around in the middle of the floor, swimming in paper I attacked it all with gusto. Gusto at the beginning which quickly became something less energetic and more bewildered. Recycling and shredding - blocked the shredder, filled the kitchen with bags of paper, magazines, envelopes and junk mail. And now I hope the recycling lorry is coming tomorrow or I need to spend the day carting it all somewhere noble and green!

Also - note to myself. STOP eating biscuits in the evening if I want to revisit svelte pre-cancer, pre-pregnancy body. Gym visits are all very well but I'm going to have to forgo a few pleasures I think for a little while. Diets don't really sit well with my philosophy of life however neither does allowing myself to look like a middle-aged mum when I'm only just 40. There's nothing like a bit of vanity to distract oneself from troubles and woes.


Shawna said...

You kiddos are super cute! Can't wait to read more as you continue blogging. ***Found your blog through Crazy Texas Mommy.

Kate said...

Aah thanks - it's hard when you start the blogging thing as you feel as if no-one is reading you at all, so your comment is MUCH appreciated.

hannah said...

I agree about the cutting out the biscuits - I need to cut out chocolate and then ADD the gym on top!

Shawna said...

I figured out how to add the Following icon to the sidebar on my blog. I have never used it before and didn't even know I had followers!

Jennifer Brindley said...


Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the great comments. :)

~Jenn (Ex Hot Girl)

PS... yes, I love, love, love biscuits. Ooooh, Cracker Barrel. I guess you don't have those in the UK. And now that I think of it, "biscuits" means something totally different to you than it does to me. Alrighty, never mind.