Sunday, 4 January 2015

The start of a New Year, Hello 2015!

Hello all, this is again quite a brief post as I try to bring myself back to somewhere near normal; 
my normal anyway!

Christmas is over and the decorations are down (only just), the pine needles have clogged the hoover and will remain stuck to my slippers for some months!

We had our Christmas Eve traditional visit to Holt, a beautiful market town in Norfolk which is always a feast for the eyes over Christmas. A feast for the tummy too if you know where to go, and we do! Christmas was pretty quiet, we had my Mum over for the day (first time in several years) and much effort was made on both sides to create a little family harmony. Of course Number 1 son was home from University and very quickly dropped back into lazy mode, 
but we enjoyed having him home none the less.

The younger 2 had their final cricket trials just before Christmas, Little Miss attempting to gain entry to the girls Under 13 Norfolk squad and Number 2 son trying for the Under 17's (boys, obviously) - he's only 15 but they don't have an Under 16 team. A difficult one for him as it's exams in the Summer term (cricket term) and as he's trying for Under 17's he's battling against older boys. Number 1 son remains part of the Under 19 squad and didn't have to trial (and it is a trial for us as well as them!)

The good news is that all 3 children are now representing their county for cricket! Hooray for them. The downside is obviously that we'll be trundling about the country even more, and I struggled to cope with the timetable of matches and training last year! And the cost, don't even get me started - new kit, travelling, overnight stays for 2 day matches, petrol, time off work........

New Year was celebrated quietly at a friends house, it should have been a party but only us and 1 other family of 4 turned up - not the wildest night I've ever had!

And after a lot of time off work and studies we are now about to get back to normal, Number 1 son left the house half an hour ago for the journey back to Uni, and I'm very teary eyed!

But onwards and upwards, it's a fresh start!

I'm afraid I didn't take 1 single photo throughout the whole festive holiday, my bloggy head well and truly fell off, and I can't actually remember how to be a blogger at the moment - 
I hope it'll come back to me soon.

Thank you for all the sweet, kind and thoughtful comments and emails they are very much appreciated. I'm still struggling and seem to have got everything way out of proportion, I feel sure these weird hormones are causing much of the upset and panic, despite not being the trigger. The tears are just below the surface all the time, this is so unusual for me.

I've researched a bit and these feelings often go hand in hand with the hot flushes etc although I thought I was fine I do remember my extreme panic a year ago when my job changed and I felt (uncharacteristically) out of my depth.

So with everyone back at their respective places of study by Tuesday and me back to work I will try to catch up on the blogs I've so much enjoyed in 2014 and will leave comments to say Hi.

Thank you once again for the caring messages and a very Healthy, Happy and Safe 2015 
from me to all of you.
xxx

23 comments:

  1. Happy New Year and glad to have you back. Liz x

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  2. Well done to all three offspring, that's a fantastic achievement. And well done to you too, I know it must involve a huge amount of effort on your part as well. I'm sorry that you're struggling with things at the moment. I am too rather, I feel very anxious a lot of the time. The future is very uncertain at the moment, and the New Year exacerbates it all I find. But I do hope you have a very good year and that things are better very soon. CJ xx

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  3. Hi Jay, and a very Happy New Year to you and the family. I hope you've had chance to kick back and review how things are going for you; hormones can be such crap at times, I know- I have been there for sure. But.... you do come out the other end, and there are thing s to help while you are journeying through it. (Desperate to get JOURNEY in there somewhere!) I struggled this year to get a blog post out.... WEEKS late again, but am now in a better frame of mind. Onwards and upwards! Look forward to more posts and pictures- when you have time! Lxxx

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  4. Well done to your children! That is so great! I hope that 2015 find you feeling more yourself again and that the flushes and so on pass by and that you are less anxious. Most of all I hope the year brings great things to you! xx

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  5. Wow, a big congrats to your kids that is fantastic although will prove to be a challenge some weekends. You are not alone in all this hormone mess. My personality has changed with my change, it has been very hard for me but I have kept at it trying to find an answer.
    Hugs and take good care of yourself,
    Meredith

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  6. Happy New Year! Hope it's going to be a great one for you - albeit a busy one! Congrats to all three of your talented cricketers, that's definitely something to be proud of. Keep your shoulders back, chin up and your tiara on straight - that's what I keep telling myself too when the tears/power surges!/hormones feel overwhelming. This too shall pass :-) Hugs xx

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  7. Happy New Year Jay, I hope you will be feeling a bit more on top of things. Life can be unsettling at times. I know so well how it feels to have tears just ready to spill. I am very impressed with your children's achievements and wish mine had just a tad of competitiveness in them. x

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  8. Atta girl! and well done kids..x

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  9. Happy New Year. I didn't take photos over Christmas or New Year either so now I don't know what to blog about!

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  10. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Suzy x

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  11. Happy New Year to you all.
    Congrats to all your three for getting places with their respective teams, what an achievement. It's going to be a busy summer. And lead up to summer as well.
    I took the fewest photos ever this year, probably something to do with not having a reliable camera and feeling so tired!
    I don't know if you've ever used it but Rescue Remedy is a good thing to have on hand when things start to feel like they are piling up on you.
    Lisa x

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  12. good to see you back and better..
    i had a lot of overwhelming tear filled days last year too.. mine was mostly postpartum depression but as you said.. upward and onward it's a new year.

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  13. Damn those hormones..... I find yoga and now mindfull meditation helps.....and the pills. Happy new year!!

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  14. Funny you mention the lack of photographs - I think I only took one photo during the whole festive period too. It was a stressful blur here too. Hope 2015 finds you less teary and more positive about everything. Much love x

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