This week’s Word Of The Week and #R2BC

By | April 23, 2015

Friday is just around the corner, thankfully, both T and D are back at school and their tiredness is very evident.  When I collected D from after school sports club today, she’d had a good time (as she told me afterwards) but was absolutely furious that she was tired and it was all my fault for letting her attend!

Scenarios like the above made me chuckle inwardly afterwards, especially when her huff, strop and bolt (oh yes, we had a bolt too) are out of her system, but at the time it’s quite frustrating that she’ll focus on just one aspect.

Anyway, up until about 1pm today, my word to sum up this week was going to be:

Because I have been, very.

With the children back at school, I headed off to the dentist on Monday for the next step of my “new smiley me” process.  I’d read up about it, so knew that this would be tougher than the first bit and boy, has it been!

Swollen jaw, extremely painful and I’ve averaged maybe 3 hours sleep a night since then as I’ve been just too sore to get comfortable.  It’s resulted in a very tired me and there have been a few times when I’ve cried – but out of T and D’s sight and sound as their lack of empathy would upset me more.

But it’s worth it.  Shall we move onto some Cheerful reasons?

1.  I’m hoping for sleep tonight (please) and this may help.

It’s a micro-bead travel cushion but I’m going to wear it the wrong way around so it supports my jaw.  My lovely Hubbie interrupted his work day so that we could go and find one.  It does look a bit silly but if it means sleep then I’m game!

2.  I had decades of not wanting my picture taken, not wanting to smile, a few weeks of discomfort is going to make such a difference.

I was lying on the trampoline earlier this week and took this, no filter, no adjusting, this is me, a (sore but) happier J:

Anyone who read my previous post will remember that this is pretty mega for me and smiling is contagious too.

3.  It’s been sunny, lovely weather and I’ve reached my steps targets and beyond, music in the ear worms and that took my mind off the achy bits.

4.  And it’s nearly the weekend, yay! Nearly time for T to play his football, he enjoys it so much and really plays as a team member, Hubbie will get his footie fix too and D and I will have some happy, cuddly girlie time.  

Maybe a better word for this week would be:


Because I’m glad I swept aside my terror of dentists and the like and did it.  

And my jaw is not so sore, thanks to some hefty (much cheaper than nurofen) painkillers, sleep time here we come – fingers crossed!


Facebook Comments


Redpeffer on 24th April 2015 at 9:43 am.

Lovely photo of you and huge congratulations on making that big step. I hope you get some sleep and enjoy the weekend x


Jeannette on 24th April 2015 at 9:54 am.

Thank you lovely, it’s fab to grin at myself in the mirror (in the house not in shops!) and feel comfortable. A much better sleep last night, so all is tickety-boo. Have a good weekend x


Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 24th April 2015 at 1:20 pm.

A very positive and happy word change, and I do hope you can manage more sleep soon. Lovely photo x Thanks for sharing with #WotW


Jeannette on 25th November 2015 at 12:51 pm.

Thank you, all that pain seems a long time ago now, but so worth it x


Kim Carberry on 24th April 2015 at 5:48 pm.

I hope you feel less sore soon….Lovely photo x


Jeannette on 25th November 2015 at 12:50 pm.

Thanks Kim x


Stephanie Robinson on 24th April 2015 at 7:51 pm.

smiling is definitely contagious – hope you get some sleep, as that makes smiling easier too, and hope you’re less sore too soon #wotw


Jeannette on 25th November 2015 at 12:50 pm.

Thank you 🙂


Merlinda Little on 25th April 2015 at 6:48 pm.

Sleep is just golden and I hope you can have as much as you need this weekend =) #wotw


Jeannette on 25th November 2015 at 12:50 pm.

Agreed, I don’t think mums ever get enough sleep, do we x


LakesSingleMum on 26th April 2015 at 10:32 pm.

hope your jaw is feeling better! so glad you now feel happy in a photo


Jeannette on 25th November 2015 at 12:49 pm.

Thank you, I’ve never taken so many 🙂


Looking for Blue Sky on 27th April 2015 at 5:15 pm.

Glad that you’re enjoying your new smile! Reading about it reminded me to ask the dentist today about whitening my teeth, and I think I will once I can find the time x


Jeannette on 25th November 2015 at 12:49 pm.

Having been through all my smiley stuff, I’m all for doing things that increase self confidence, go for it (if you already haven’t) x


xOjox on 28th April 2015 at 8:25 pm.

I love the pictures you’re taking, it’s great to see more of that beautiful face! My house is really struggling this week, so rather than stepping, I’m lying in darkened rooms (I will get better, I promise!) xx


Jeannette on 25th November 2015 at 12:48 pm.

Thank you xx


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