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!

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Squabbles, Bugs and Woodburners

So, the school holidays are here. The children are so excited that I think they'll combust before Christmas gets here. And they're fighting all day long, at least they did today. They don't seem to believe that Santa (or Mummy and Daddy), 'knows when you've been bad or good so be good for goodness sake!'.... However much I remind them.

I think my posting may be a little patchy over the coming holiday time - it's going to be hard to find time to think over the next couple of weeks, or to sit down to write without constant demands. I'm determined to keep going with some writing though, so we'll see.

Anyhow - I'm still feeling not at all well and am getting well and truly fed up with it. And the baby has broncholitis which can be a little scary in the middle of the night - last night she was so short of breath we almost took her to A and E. And I think Ed is revving up for one of his regular ear infections. Well, I suppose there's time for us all to recover before Christmas Eve if we get a move on.

And on a more cheerful note - we're getting our new woodburning stove tomorrow. Just at the right time to snuggle around it as the snow falls outside. Lovely.


Anita said...

I'm hoping that my kids won't drive me nuts over the next two week either!
Take it easy until you're feeling good. I hope your kids will stay healthy too.
When you can, you should blog about your new woodburning stove!

Jen said...

We had a wood burning stove growing up. It can be cozy snuggling around it, just don't forget to make sure it's vented properly!

Menopausal New Mom said...

Sorry the baby isn't feeling well, isn't that just the worst! My 3 1/2 year old has a cold right now, up at night coughing and congested, we are running the shower for her in the middle of the night, seems like we get to do everything but sleep!

Yes, enjoy that stove. Ours is fired up right now and there is nothing like it on a cold night.

Rebecca S. said...

My girls have decided it's time to get a cold, as well. I hope you will all be healthier soon!