Wednesday, 23 March 2011

My kick up the backside!

There has been a lot happened this last week in the life of my clan. Some of it good, some of it not quite so good. Been feeling a bit down lately, just a combination of everyday worries and of feeling bored at home. The kids are all getting older and C is doing really well, so doesn't need as much help and support as he used to when he was younger, L is either at college or having a social life (what's one of them again?), N is out job hunting and of course E lives a few hours away, so think I am starting to get the empty nest syndrome kicking in.

I gave up work when C was diagnosed as he needed a lot of help and support, and working nights just didn't go with that...for one thing I was starting to look and act like a walking zombie. Was what I needed to do at the time, but of course now I want to go back to work I am finding it really hard to find anyone interested in hiring someone who hasn't worked for 10 years and who can't get references etc as the places no longer seem to long exist or people have moved on.

So this week decided things are going to change..gave myself a kick up the proverbial backside so to speak. Here is a list of my achievements , not much to some...but I am proud of them :)

  1. Am trying to stop smoking. Using an inhalator and doing not too bad. Still having about 3 a day but way better than the 20 I was on.
  2. Have been going for long walks with N now the weather is better, and out in the sun does wonders for my mood, I am even smiling a bit :))
  3. Decided to try for voluntary work, will give me a sense of purpose along with hopefully being able to gain the experience, references etc that will lead to a job. Got in touch with the Red Cross and I have an interview in a couple of weeks for visiting elderly people in their homes.
  4. Last but not least, I won a competition for a DVD, ok not one I really wanted, but hey, I won didn't I? lol..and even got a T shirt, a memory stick and a glow in the dark necklace thrown in.
My winnings
So watch this space,things are on the up..and if anyone sees any signs of me feeling sorry for myself, just give me that kick up the backside!


  1. Congrats on the win!! It must be a sign of what's to come! Volunteering sounds like a wonderful start and the Red Cross is such a great choice. It will be rewarding in itself- and may give you blog material! Look forward to hearing more about it!

  2. It's that 1st morning cig that's the hardest! -- 3 time quitter here lol

  3. Thanks Karen and Kimmy you are right! Its about my 4th time at trying to give up lol

  4. Volunteering is a great way to get some new experiences and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I've been volunteering for a few years now so join the club.