Life Lately – Bumps, Byes and Bombsites
Helloooo….? Is there anyone still out there? I’ve been a bit M.I.A. in recent weeks.
I just had no energy or motivation to do anything…and then once you’ve not written in a while, it’s quite difficult to get back into the swing of things.
It’s been a crazy few months. We’ve got our house on the market at the moment as we’re looking to move, and so it has been a constant to try to keep the house tidy and clean for viewings. It took me a lot of time at the beginning to declutter the house, and with a toddler who doesn’t like tidying away after herself, as well as me and Chris just generally being crap at tidying away after ourselves too, it was just a losing battle really that resulted in mad tidying when we had a viewing booked in!
Fingers crossed though, we have a buyer for our house, who so far has said they are happy to wait until we have found a house to move into….so the search is on. We’ve looked at quite a fair few, but just not found the right one. We found a perfect house, and perfect garden, and well within our budget, but the parking situation was just crap. I think we got quite disheartened after a few weeks of seeing so many houses and none of them being right. So we’ve had a few weeks off, and now we’re back on the hunt.
We unfortunately also lost a wonderful woman recently. My Grandma. She was about 4ft nothing, but so full of life up until the end. Grandma has a wicked sense of humour, a talent for painting, and a complete inability to drive a car without taking off someone else’s wing mirrors or paint work! She was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the end of May and was told it was too far advanced for any treatment. Throughout her life she has defied medicine, and did so up until her last moments. Having been told she wouldn’t last the weekend in August….she then kept going for another 5 weeks after that! It was a sad day when we had to say goodbye to her last week, but the sun came out, and there were times we all managed to have a good laugh at some of the anecdotes people had of her.
And finally, our other big news, and the biggest reason for me being so quiet on here for so long, is that things are going to get a bit more crazy in the Life As Mrs D household next April. We’re pleased to announce that Isla is going to become a big sister! It has been driving me mad keeping it quiet for so long.
I was going to say it’s been driving me mad keeping it a secret for so long, but I think it is possibly one of the worst kept secrets ever!
I was convinced we were going to be having twins, as I was just so so exhausted all of the time, that surely it couldn’t be just one baby! But no, this little one is just sucking all my energy, which I’m hoping will start to improve soon. I’m also hoping that that means I’ll be able to get back to a bit more blogging again, as I have regularly been reminded by several people that I haven’t done my Living Arrows posts in ages….so the dilemma is do I just continue having missed 4+ weeks, or do I just say sod it, and leave it for the rest of the year, starting fresh again in January? Keep your eyes peeled and see what I end up doing!