Monday, January 21, 2013


Despite being two thirds through the month I decided that today, Monday, is going to be MY real start of the New Year. The last three weeks are a bit of a blur spending much time thinking about health issues, both Oscar's and mine. Oscar is doing much better and even received a prize at Nursery School on Friday. His teacher Mel carried out a little quiz by describing various characters from the Fairy Tales and our little fellow called out the answers before anyone else had a chance!! I guess all that reading we all do to him is paying off!! Well done our little treasure!

I am rather relieved as Oscar absolutely LOVES watching Ben 10 and other modern DVDs which are out of my range of experience and which I am not altogether in favor of. At the age of 3+ he knows all about monsters, villains, baddies etc. all the things we tended to protect our children from. I am willing to go with the flow and accept that times have changed and that the modern child can cope with Angry Birds, Batman and other Super Heroes. In fact are they any worse off than listening to stories about the wolf swallowing Grandma in the story of Red Riding Hood or the Three Pigs preparing a pot of Boiling water to catch the wolf?

Then it was my turn to go to hospital and I confess I was a little upset that I had to have a second session of being in hospital! In a way the first experience in November was easier, as it was an emergency and I had little time to think about things but this time I had ten days to worry about the operation. all appears to have gone well and each day I feel better. Nurse Warren has been amazing with his cooking and cleaning skills being tested. Let's hope that I am in for a smooth ride for the rest of 2013. I am very grateful to all my family and friends for their love and concern. It's at times like this when we all need each other.

Back to being Monday and the start of my year. I read that Monday has been voted the most unpopular day of the week for the past 176 years!! Most of the quotable quotes I read are negative so all I am going to say is that this is the REAL beginning of 2013 for me and it is jam packed with all sorts of creative ideas, dreams, plans, books to read, blogs to read and write, travel and most of all family, friends, fun and laughter.


1 comment:

  1. Here's to a smooth 2013 after a rocky beginning! xxxx