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!

Monday, 1 February 2010


AAAArgh - Monday morning. Shouted at the kids, shouted some more, drove them to school in total rage. Calmed down somewhat after they'd disappeared into the building. Took baby to supermarket - not really a baby now, really a toddler - very very heavy to stuff/squash into trolley seat. Did shopping, drove home. Lugged bags of very heavy shopping up steep very slippery back steps, then did same with baby. Put shopping away, put baby away (for sleep!!), made smoothie and pot of very strong coffee. Made phone-calls and filled out speeding ticket fine - yup, I do really need to slow down and then sat down to my blog. All before midday. I'm too tired - wish I'd had kids in my twenties, or at least when I had some hormones to help.

As you can see - meditation not doing a great deal at the moment.


Tracey said...

I feel for you.

Anytime I hear a young lady say she is going to have children "later," I discourage her. I started my family at 35 because I had no other choice, and it has been a blessing. But it has its drawbacks.

Rachel said...

I'm having one of these days too. Except with out the kids and stuff.

Rebecca S. said...

I had to stop drinking coffee altogether when my kids were small. It made me too bitchy and liable to fly off the handle. I drank green tea instead, which gave me a gentle lift (I swear it helped my mood, too)and wore off in time for me to have a cup of black tea in the afternoon to carry me through the witching hour that is 4 p.m. I have told this to people before but they always say, 'Oh coffee doesn't affect me at all'.

tattytiara said...

That's way too much day before noon.

Jen said...

We've all had those days. I hope you find a way to get rid of some of that stress.

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

I had my daughter later and always wish I had started sooner. The hormone disruption with broken sleep is hell. However I doubt I would have had the patience younger.Hope your day picked up. xx