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Yes...this is ALL about me, and mine. Marvellously self indulgent, feel free to tell me how splendid I am, leave comments, nice ones please, I have little kids and teenagers who can do the rude stuff. I am a grandma, to the glorious Joshua, I'm allowed to look frazzled and weary, I earned it. The older I get, the more I see that hanging on and being patient is worth it! They ( whoever 'they' are) are so right when they say you never know what is around the corner, it isn't always an articulated truck! It is vital to make the time for making memories, friends are the greatest treasure, I love mine. I am rich!

Monday, July 07, 2008

6 days?? Are you sure?

I've been home 6 days, is that all? Truly? It seems so long ago, all that laughing and shopping and taking naps and then laughing and shopping some more.
I have had the hardest time since I got home. I thought it was jet lag...and indeed it may be, then the stomach flu, all that aching, weariness, oh such weariness of heavy head, burning eyes variety. The little boys puking again ( and the unfairness of that is being exclaimed very loudly I can tell you!) Then I thought maybe I was just sad that the excitement was over.....whatever what in the world is going on?? I simply cannot wake up, when I absolutely have to wake up, I do so with such dragging slowness and my eyes hurt and my legs ache and oh my goooooodness....why?
All that in 6 days?
Also, the owner of the restaurant where both Jordan and Sophie work has declared bankruptcy, they are shutting down, worrisome but not the end of the world ( unless I am just too tired to worry enough!)
I have had time with the most glorious baby,



But not enough time, never enough time with that chunky lump of deliciousness.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, time is dragging by, waking up, wishing I didn't wake up, going to sleep again.
I don't feel depressed but who knows what that feels like, seems to me I have had so many variations of depression, anything goes.
I just feel tired. Unbelievably and painfully tired.
H is feeling the same way so maybe it's a virus or the weather or ( or living with me) or something. Torrential rain, day after day will make the sunniest of souls feel weary and unable to function. The 10 day forecast shows nothing but this rain and grey skies, storms and more rain....we had such a bleak summer last year, how unfair to see the same kind of weather again.
I did get a lovely hot day in Boston, really hot and sunny on the sunday, when I arrived on the friday there was a storm and rain that was very like home, saturday was perfect for the tour and walking, overcast but warm and DEAR LIFE I am writing about the WEATHER , somebody stop me before all is lost! Any minute now I shall start telling you about my bowels and then someone shoot me.
I have missed any post Boston chats, whether that is because there hasn't been any or because I am asleep I don't know but coming home has been a cold turkey withdrawal of fun and excitement, from all to nothing. Just nothing. Except puke and laundry..whoot.
There, I wrote my blog, aren't you glad about that?
Oh...people have asked me where I met the Boston ladies...I met them on a site called Babyzone.
Go to, find the message boards( under community) look for Hot Topics, next to that you will see 'click for more' see Not so Hot.....that's where we hang out. Check it out, Say Helen sent you, make some friends, you don't need babies, all sorts of women hang out there. Its great! Who knows, maybe we can get some more English people there and we can have some more get togethers without having to fly, imagine that! They are very friendly and welcoming and it is always somewhere to go if you feel at a loss as to what to do.
In fact, I am headed there when I have had a shower and put my comfy PJs on, see you there, I dare you!

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Blogger Jenn said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. Jet lag sucks.
Post excitement sucks.
All that anticipation, and then the actual weekend which was even better than I thought it would be (is that even possible?) and then it was over and yes, I'm sad, and maybe a bit depressed, hormonal and no school to keep the kids occupied - just me.
I ate my english smarties yesterday - they are so much better than ours. Sending you some sunshine and hoping that you can get back on track. I've missed the chats too - not sure why...I seem to log in after everyone's gone. BZ is quiet this week. I'm glad you blogged though - plus more pics of Joshua - yay.

7:18 pm  
Blogger Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Oh my he is just the sweetest little doll! I'm so sorry you've been ill :( Hope you're feeling much better soon!

3:59 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's just summer. The out of the ordinary schedule and now nothing to look forward to. Oh well, this too shall pass and at least you don't have a job interview tomorrow.

10:01 am  
Blogger Stetch said...

Oh that's where you met them--same place you met me...and all the rest of our Aug '00 Mommies! Cool! lol

So sorry you are feeling down. If you don't feel better soon go see a doctor. I hope it's "just" the 'flu and not something else.

Really sorry to hear about the restaurant. I hope they both find something again very very soon!

12:38 pm  
Blogger Julie Q said...

My brother in law gets sick almost everytime he flies Helen. Just too close to a lot of people with germs. I hope you feel better soon, whatever it is.

Love the pictures of Joshua! He is so cute!

So sorry to hear about the jobs! I hope they find something new soon.

12:57 pm  
Anonymous Di said...

It's been much the same here if that makes you feel any better, Helen - and I didn't even fly anywhere! I can't seem to get out this funk. Even the party we threw for Emma on Saturday wasn't anything to get me going. I did the usual, but not with the same mind set.
Just take it one day at a time and hopefully the weather will change and so will how you're feeling. I mist you!

2:18 pm  
Blogger mom of 2 said...

Oh, he is precious and so alert in the pictures! I especially love the little extra adorable!!

Hope you are feeling better soon and all the pukiness leaves your house!!

2:50 pm  
Blogger Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

k I've been here like 12 times already today... updating soon?

6:23 pm  
Blogger LosingSanity said...

My gosh, that baby is just absolutely perfect!

Sorry you are feeling under the weather. Hope the sun shines soon!

2:51 pm  

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