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Line in the Sand

Line in the Sand

I haven’t blogged for a good while. I’d kind of lost my blogging confidence, muttering such thoughts to myself as ‘no one really wants to read your meanderings anyway’ or ‘people are just being nice.’ You know the kind of stuff. So it got longer and longer since I blogged and I got less and less inclined to. Added to that, my faith was taking somewhat of a bashing this year. Looking back, there was always a (wobbly) certainty and…

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Dear Nice Person……

Dear Nice Person……

Dear nice friendly person: No, I don’t feel fine. Thankyou for saying I am looking really well. I know that you are only trying to be kind and upbuilding. Unfortunately it reminds me of the fact that even when I feel sick people think I’m doing well, and therefore I must be putting it on.I know this is not the case, but I think it anyway.I am sorry, nice friendly person, that I am not talking much back to you….

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Days Like These

Days Like These

So, what do I do with days like these? Today is officially our Day Off, so I am officially allowed to relax. I also seem to have picked up a chest infection and feel that slight run-over-by-a-bus sensation, so that kind of puts a dampener on stuff like going out for lunch or mucking around the garden. So why do I feel slightly guilty about….ahem….doing Nothing? I am poorly, but not poorly enough to be utterly laid out. If that…

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Pondering on endings

Pondering on endings

So, we’re in the very last week of school. Adventure Girl was sent off from Guides in style on Friday and Adventure Boy from Beavers yesterday. They both had mixed feelings; happiness from the love and care shown to them and the fun they’ve had, sadness from moving on. Adventure Boy says to me ‘what if the new Beavers don’t like me? Or don’t do football?’ Much as I can assure him they will, my feelings are with his, and…

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The Spoon Theory

The Spoon Theory

It is hard to explain what it is like living with illness, especially when you often look so normal (well many friends may disagree on this one 😉 ) This lady who has lupus has produced what is called ‘The Spoon Theory’ which conveys as well as anything can a little of what it can be like. For me, some days I start with very few ‘spoons’ and others have quite a lot, but there is always a limit, and…

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