Thursday, March 30, 2006

Back to normal!

Well, what do you know....I lived through it!!!  I have a husband and mobility!  It actually took a bit to accept DH home after all that.  With the tricky time I had with sickness and back problems I think I must have been a bit resentful.  It took me a while to get back to normal.  Until the last few days I had everything under control and in order, more than when DH is home.  I was lots more organised and felt very in control.  I think when John is home I expect him to do some things and when they don't get done I feel annoyed and don't do them myself just on principal.  So things aren't always in their place.  (My DH gets something out and just can not return it to it's place!)  This gets me grumpy cause I feel I am picking up after 3 kids.  When he was gone though, I did do everything and made an effort to put stuff away as they were used and the place was spotless for 2 1/2 weeks!  Lovely!  (Apart from being lonely i had everything under control,  Nice feeling!)

Like I said though...Things are back to normal.  Dh took some days off to help with the little ones and I am able to lift Mazzie (very carefully...but I can!) Denver is in Day care today, so it is 9.30 and the house is relatively tidy!  I have been watching Nick JR all morning, but at least Mazzie is playing quietly.  Usually when Denver goes to day care Mazz is very clingy and I still can't get anything done!  So far so good.

Anyway I must thank everyone who bothered to comment over the last few weeks.  You probably don't realise how much I looked forward to checking my blog every day when DH was away and how much it altered the start of my day to find people I have not met caring enough to take the time to write a note!  So thankyou to those people.  You all made a difference!  Most of all though I want to thank Janine, She was the one person who made a constant attempt through out the time John was away to come visit and have us all over for dinner.  She organised to come over so I had some adult interaction several times and rang often just to check I was ok.  I so appreciated it.  Everyone else was worried about catching the flu ( which with little kids is very understandable...Just very unfortunate timing!)  But Janine came anyway.  It meant a lot to me,  so thankyou very much Janine

You helped make the time John was away barable! (XXOO- big hugs for you!)

Ok...I have a child crawling all over me and I have to delete un-needed letters every few words I write as she is 'helping' So I had better finish up.

Have a good day all!

Dell x


  1. I'm crying!!!!!! I just know how much you hate silence and being alone. I know how hard it is to be with the kids all day and have no one to break the monotony and it was the very least i could do for a friend. I loved visiting and having you over. Glad to hear that your back is better. Thankyou for your kind words, they are very much appreciated.

  2. Hi Lydell! Thanks for your comment on my blog today. Like you I'm loving how blogging introuduces you to new people. And also like you I've just had DH away so I can really relate to what you've been through (but a bad back, and flu too! You've done it tough!!!) Yay to Janine for helping out. From another 'sort of solo mum' I salute you!

  3. Glad to hear you are feeling better and dh's home to help. I'm forever picking up after dh too. Clothes, socks, towels, food wrappers, etc.LOL

  4. Glad you're feeling better and your DH is home. I so relate to your comments on that score ;). So happy to hear that Janine helped you out when you needed a good friend :)