Hello! Well - where do I start?
At the end of the summer hols my dad went in for his bronchoscopy (sp?) - as I picked up my nephew from the station my sister got the text - it was BENIGN :) honestly - it just didn't sink in for days. After waking every morning worrying about my father, nightmares, stress, depression - all of that weight and worry dropped off. I woke the next morning with the word 'benign' simply echoing through my brain.
Then - I had my nephew stay with me for 3 days - he didn't know what was going on or why my sister and I had burst into tears at the station and started hugging each other insanely. I think he's guessed, he's far from stupid, however the poor little love had to put up with my mood swings (from no sleep and stress about the move) and migraines.
We then moved - two days of lugging stuff down 3 flights of stairs then lugging up 4 flights of stairs. I'm so lucky that B's a theatre tech and we have theatre techs for friends. They're used to lugging and packing vans. When we next move we are getting movers in - but hopefully that won't happen for a while! The flat is coming on lovely.
I've been back to work 2 1/2 weeks and I'm off sick. I have a stonking chest and sinus infection and am on sh!t-hot anti-biotics; 500mg 3 times a day and steroids. Yesterday work phoned and said that I've got a meeting with the Head next week. Seriously - I hoped I wouldn't be sick this year and now I am, and I'm so angry. I need to be in my classes, teaching my students, helping them progress. And now I have more stress about my job. I think everything has just gotten on top of me and my body is making me flop - WHY NOW? Why not wait for half term?
But enough of whinging. My dad is well and the tumor is BENIGN :) The flat is awesome and can't wait to post photos. I have a job (for now). Things are good :)
I'm now going to come around and see you all xxxxx
ps: while I've been trying to deal with things and get better I've done a bit more 'doodling' on ceramics:
here - I did sell the teapot but then the woman messed me around severely so it's now relisted. I've got to go and get some more meds today so I'm hoping I've got enough energy to go to a charity shop and get some more bits to draw on. However walking from the car to the docs to Boots yesterday knackered me out.