Rollercoaster – My #WOTW and R2BC

By | November 6, 2014

It was difficult this week to find just one word to sum it up, it has been a few days of extreme highs and lows, a right rollercoaster of emotions.


Let’s get the not-so-good bits out of the way first and then cheer up with a bit of R2BC:

1. The main one for us all as a family was losing one of the pets, George Piggie died peacefully on Sunday evening but because T’s birthday was looming, we elected not to tell D until today as she wouldn’t take it well. It was simpler to just refer to the remaining two as “the boys” until then and, as expected, she has been very upset. But at least she understands and I was able to gently tell her when it was just me and her, which made it easier.

2. I’ve not been well this week either, alternating between a raging fever and then suddenly shivering with extreme cold. It’s meant that Sun/Mon/Tues were practically zero sleep nights which had repercussions on what I could get done during the day. Horrible, not even night nurse helped.

3. I also have concerns about D’s long term schooling following her statement review meeting, much as last year and a bit more.

But enough, time to get back up that rollercoaster:

1. T is 12! Officially nearly a teen. He did not like going to school on his birthday but was very pleased with his (mostly) football-related pressies. He didn’t want the whole “sing song” bit, so we didn’t do it and that’s fine.

2. The statement review. Yes, this appears in both because it was a good meeting, D has come so far and it is so obvious it is the right setting for her. The underlying concern is that if school feel they can take her no further and space was needed for other pupils, they’d send her back to mainstream, which would be a massive backward step. It was inferred last year and more than this year BUT the main thing is, she’s happy at the moment. She wore her House Captain badge to school and was so proud.

3. I’m also taking myself right out of my comfort zone and heading off to a mid week blogger event next week, very unusual for me but it should be interesting.

4. That biscuit castle we all helped T build last week made it to school in one piece and then came home again (still in one piece), yay! Biscuit, anyone? It did look good though.

There are probably more on both sides, I’m sure I’ll remember as soon as I press “schedule”, C’est La Vie and all that!

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xOjox on 6th November 2014 at 10:19 pm.

I fully understand the whole statement and ‘what’s next’ thing, thinking of you, it’s sick a worry.

Now lady, get that gorgeous face to a blogging event and show them how you rock! Cos you really do xxxx


Jeannette on 7th November 2014 at 11:19 am.

Aww thank you, this old rock is a bit chipped and battered this week lol but I will xxx


Looking for Blue Sky on 7th November 2014 at 9:20 am.

It sounds like we may have had the same bug! Hope you’re getting over it soon, and good to read that, like me, you’re going to do something a bit scary, hope you enjoy it x


Jeannette on 7th November 2014 at 11:19 am.

Thanks, you too. X


Redpeffer on 7th November 2014 at 10:31 am.

nasty sounding bug-I’ve had a cough which means I’ve been waking up every couple of hours coughing. Everything is so mud harder work when you’re tired and not feeling on top form isn’t it. I do hope you feel better soon.
Enjoy the blogging event x


Jeannette on 7th November 2014 at 11:20 am.

Hope your cough gets better soon, agree everything is def more tricky x


Little Steps on 7th November 2014 at 10:33 am.

Do hope you feel better soon and sorry to hear about your pet. On the positive note, belated happy birthday to your son and good luck on that blogging event. Also, I do hope you find a good alternative for your daughter when the time comes (that is, if she really has to go to a different school). #wotw.


Jeannette on 7th November 2014 at 11:23 am.

Thank you, deep down I don’t think she’ll be turfed out, she has so many anxieties that mainstream is just not feasible and maybe we’re being reminded again how lucky we are that she’s there. Anyway, thanks for T’s birthday wishes and have a lovely weekend 🙂


Merlinda Little on 7th November 2014 at 1:22 pm.

Roller coaster indeed! Goodluck with the blogger event! I have never been into one but I really wanted too and yet I wont cuz I awfully shy. Happy 12th birthday to T too! #wotw


Jeannette on 11th November 2014 at 12:30 pm.

Thanks, I’m getting a bit nervous about the blogging thingy, maybe us shy peeps should all have one 🙂


Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 7th November 2014 at 1:43 pm.

A real roller-coaster for you guys then. Sorry to hear about George Piggie, it is tough to lose a pet, and it’s so hard when you’re under the weather and not sleeping, too. Sounds like good things, too, though, and I hope the blogging event goes well x Thanks for sharing with #WotW


Jeannette on 11th November 2014 at 12:31 pm.

Thanks, it was a definite up and down one!


Kim Carberry on 7th November 2014 at 7:28 pm.

Aww! A real roller coaster of a week for you….
Happy Birthday T! My girls hate going to school on their birthdays…..They should be allowed that day off….hehehe


Jeannette on 11th November 2014 at 12:32 pm.

It should be a school rule shouldn’t it 😉


Hannah on 8th November 2014 at 2:05 pm.

Really sorry to hear about the little Georgie how sad 🙁
I’m glad birthday celebrations went well and that your daughter is getting on well ok, fingers crossed she can stay as she is because it all sounds so positive overall xxx


Jeannette on 11th November 2014 at 12:32 pm.

Thanks, she is doing so well there, very happy 🙂


LakesSingleMum on 12th November 2014 at 10:47 pm.

always sad to lose a pet, glad there have been plenty of other things to weigh the balance


Jeannette on 24th November 2014 at 2:34 pm.

Thanks x


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