Our Family Life 2021 (7/52)

Our Family Life 2021 (7/52)

Monday was homeschooling and the day was going well until I decided to pull out a unit to clean behind and found mould half way up the wall. Not just a little bit but black and fuzzy. I cleaned it off but it’s killed the wallpaper. We’ve obviously had the heating on a lot lately but it was only about six weeks ago that I pulled all the units out so that’s grown really quickly. Will have to keep an eye on that as well as opening some windows.

Tuesday was a work day – happily skipped up the stairs to leave Chris to look after the kids.

Wednesday was a sad day. My step-dad has cancer which was diagnosed when I was pregnant with Freddie. It was past the point of operation from the beginning and has progressed to his lymph nodes, bones and now his liver. He’s been declining slowly since then with each appointment, scan or test showing something more. With his illness his memory has declined also, and more recently he’s struggled to hold a conversation and is very confused. He’s now been put on an ‘End of Life’ Pathway. We did go for a visit today after asking the advice from the Hospice Care Nurse. He’s still at home with my mum at the moment, and it was lovely to see him. He even managed a bit of his witty banter which was nice. The whole coronavirus means that we haven’t seen him much over the last year apart from the occasional wave from their balcony. It makes me so so angry!

Thursday I was back working in the hospital where I’ll be working in a different department for the time being. It was weird being back in the office as I’ve been working from home since before Christmas, but it was also nice to be around people that are taller than 5ft and can talk about things other than Spongebob, Paw Patrol and what snacks they want next.

Friday morning I scrolled through Facebook and a memory popped up if Belle when she was the same age as Freddie is now. They look so similar it’s unreal. Belle absolutely hates it but I love it. Freddie thought the picture was of him. What do you think?

Saturday night Chris decided to make us some nice cocktails using a set of mixers that he’d bought. They were very nice right up until I was very very sick. I don’t know if it was because they were really potent (they were) or I just can’t handle my drink. Enough said on that!?

Valentines Day -Do you do much to celebrate? We don’t usually go out. The set menu Valentine’s dinners seem a bit forced, so we usually have something nice to drink and a takeaway. We gave the kids some sweeties and chocolates, and Chris got Isabelle a rose as he’s been doing for the last few years. Needless to say that I didn’t fancy a drink with my food!

Bring on half term!!

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9 thoughts to “Our Family Life 2021 (7/52)”

  1. Wow your children look alike, Ive just had a baby girl and she looks like her big brother but yours it the spitting image of one another. Sorry to hear about your step dad.

  2. we dont really celabrate Vd , its been a mixed bag week here for us , and hope that soon things will return to normal . kind regards Pati Robins

  3. Sorry to hear about your step-dad, I am sure its not easy especially in the current situation when you cant seem him much.

  4. That is very sad about your step-father, I am glad you managed to visit him. I get you with the cocktails, I think I am so out of practice I would be sick too!

  5. So sorry to hear about your step dad. We were in much the same boat last year at the beginning of the pandemic. It’s such a tough time for people who are critically ill. Hopefully he will be able to stay with your mum a little longer.

  6. Sounds like a busy week! Yes to Valentineโ€™s dinners! Itโ€™s all about cringe to me hahah

  7. TBH I would have loved the opportunity to get dressed up and put heels on instead of being home every day in comfies ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Thanks, things have moved on a bit and weโ€™re looking at nursing homes going forward. I wouldnโ€™t wish it on anybody especially at the moment x

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