Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Its been a week

I have been at home for a week already - where has the time gone?  I ended up with a head cold on Thursday and Friday and then a headache from hell on Saturday so I only starting feeling like a sahm from Monday.  So far so good, I am loving it.  Of course I have spent way too much time cleaning and shining things but I am sure that will wear off in time (was that a pun?)  The kids are also off this week (mid term) so perfect timing I have done a good few lifts already, in fact I am going to have to remind the kids that the trains are still running. 

Mums 'lover' is back in hospital - poor soul basically collapsed on Sunday night and was collected by an ambulance.  My mum seems to think that he is going to get 'better' and that he just needs feeding up!  I tried to explain to her (without being too cruel) that hey he is having to be feed, wears padded undergarments and drinks out of a baby cup that maybe its his time.  I really don't think he his happy with his situation and seems fully aware of it which is heart breaking to watch.   Once again, me being at home now couldn't have come at a better time.


  1. Who is Clare Warren?
    Why don't you just unprivate the other one?
    Have been missing you so much.
    Glad you're home, sorry you been ill, headcolds are the worst.
    Hope you will be more visible in blogland now.

  2. Hi Jo...I will follow you where ever you go;-D So glad you are enjoying your time at home...I am pretty sure your children are loving it.


  3. Stef - I would have to take out posts from the other one and quite frankly I no longer want to be 'googled' and a blog comes up attached to my name - so this was the answer for me.

    Lynette - You are a honey and I really wish I could spend some time with you - one day.

  4. Hello Clare ;-)
    So sad about your Mums partner. Those "nappies" and "beakers" for adults are just horrible :-(
    Enjoy your time at home x x

  5. I'm with Lynette on this one ( and you can call me a honey too if you like ;-)-
    You have a following and we just ain't going to let you get away.

    You sound so much happier since you've been over there in spite of some setbacks.
    So glad you can be a sahm - kinda wish it were here though, so we could hang out now and then.

    Sad about your mom's side kick: really sad. Glad you can be there for her though.

  6. So with you on the 'being googled' thing. Wonderful that you don't have to work in a place that you don't want to work in anymore!. C xx

  7. Hi Clare ;-) Yep, your little band of followers will follow you wherever you shall wander! Glad you're back into blogging, us ex-pats need to keep each other on the straight and narrow. Sorry to hear about Mom's significant other, the heartbreak must be dreadful, especially when you can see she is determined not to see what is in front of her. It's self preservation, and is probably the only way she can see herself coping. So, so sad. Prayers with you all on this one. xxxx

  8. Denial is a river in Egypt. Sorry, couldn't resist.

    My dad's denial when he was *going* because of his cancer - was something I found very difficult to handle - I didn't know whether I should TELL it like it IS, and risk frightening him? Or do I keep quiet and just let him say what he wanted? In the end I chose to keep quiet, and I'm glad I did, because his denial of his condition, were some of the last words he spoke to me. So let your mom talk as much as she wants to - because we don't need to go messing with their version of reality - or at least that is how I felt.

    It's hard to lose someone close to you - and your mom will have to deal with the inevitability of that soon enough. Getting older is rough, no two ways about it.