I won’t pretend it hasn’t taken me forever to reach out to you and share news over a coffee or a walk through the forest next door. With NaNoWriMo and other work-related projects underway, and studying for my degree in full swing, I am again struggling to find enough time to write. But never fear, I have a quick update for you right now. So, grab a cuppa and let’s find a warm place to cuddle up for a chin wag!
This past week was rather awful. I caught a nasty bug from school which rendered me helpless for the past few days. With my young writers needing guidance over their second week of NaNoWriMo, I panicked over solutions of how to reach out to them without moving from my bed. In the end I had to ask for help from my fellow workmate and sister-in-law, who kindly stepped in and checked up on my little fledgling writers, giving me feedback on their progress and resolve.
It made me realise just how lucky I am to have a great team around me and how much we have to rely on others when things go pear-shaped…pretty much like marriage!
Through sickness and in health
– well this week was definitely through hellish-health! It’s not easy for me to ask for help. Lethargy and weakness meant I had to rely on family, friends and workmates to keep the world spinning. It made me feel awful! How do you cope with relying on others?
My Hubble is under no illusions over who is in charge of maintaining our roost. Having a constant and reliant adult, no matter what is thrown at him/her, means stability. I like stability. Chaos is always welcome but in an artistic, maybe rhetorical sense rather than crazy-land where sprogs run wild. The Hubble seeks cover when that happens and I am left to man the stations, whereas delicate situations require his finesse; my ‘bull in a china shop’ routine isn’t at all welcome in those situations.
After this week of crazy, I’ve seen new strengths in the sprogs, the Hubble and family and I appreciate them more. It has given me food for thought that some vows like “in sickness and in health” are definitely worth keeping, as an insurance policy against future sickness and an inability to move when there are jobs to be done. Yes, I know that’s a cynical attitude to have, but after all this soul searching I didn’t say I found a better version of myself…just a better observation of others!
On that note, I’ll bid you good night! Keep smiling.