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!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Weekend Bliss

My mother is having the kids this weekend. I'm picking them up from school and driving them up the snowy - but thawing - A1 into Northumberland. And then I'm driving home without them. The joy! Two mornings without being woken at the crack of dawn, two evenings when we can act like relaxed, sane people - the world will be our oyster!

I don't think we have plans to do much really, and we're too skint for anything too glamorous. But, we can read the papers from cover to cover without interruption. We can watch more than one episode of our beloved Mad Men box-set without falling asleep because it's so late. We can please ourselves. A little light lunch in town? Yes please. An afternoon trip to the cinema? Quite possibly.

We've all been on top of each other during these past couple of weeks - and I've been getting quite stressed and more shouty than I've wanted to be. This weekend is coming at just the right time. Thanks, Mum.


Vince said...

I was in Kilkenny yesterday and I had a quarterpounder from Micky-dees. It must be 15 years since I had one. €4.50 so it will be another 15 before the next one.

Hazel said...

I love those simple weekends of nothing much.
Hope you have fun. Enjoy.

Heather Peden said...

Just popping in to return the thanks for following my blog! I was very excited to see someone new on board. I just found your blog yesterday and have enjoyed reading through your posts.
Enjoy your weekend of quiet. I don't have kids, but have experienced frustrated burnout moments with my dogs - especially when we still had our old German Shepherd who was wheelchair bound, a lot of work but soooo worth it.

Tracey said...

Sounds lovely. I hope you are enjoying it.

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Sounds fantastic I hope you enjoyed and savoured every minute! :0)