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Monday, 5 October 2009

Missing my little girl

Well, Megan is now at Stoke on Trent University, she has settled in well started her courses, and even been home for a weekend visit bringing all her dirty washing with her! She has been very good at keeping in touch through texts, phone calls and Facebook, so we have had good contact, but that first hug on Friday was lovely. The balance of the house is all wrong with just Terry, Ryan and I left here. Ryan is in his room all of the time, and Terry is a real wind up merchant, so I miss the female company. I know that I will get used to it in time, but I haven't yet. We went shopping together on Saturday, just the two of us, and had a bit of time out, so that was great, but the time went all too quickly, and off she went on Sunday morning for another few weeks. I am so pleased that this year is going well for her, as she had to defer last year due to ill health, and didn't even start her course. She has even managed to land a job a Alton Towers, so she'll get free day passes! She is a seasonal worker at Asda, so she gets 10% discount off her food shopping, and she has her car up there, currently, she is very popular!

Ryan looks like he probably has IBS, like his Dad, he is being referred to a Gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy (poor lad). He is a vegetarian, which makes life doubly difficult with diet, but we'll manage. I will have to see the dietician with him if that's what it turns out to be, as I already scratch my head over what to cook Terry. No veg, lactose and wheat intolerant, no tomatoes, no raw fruit, it's very hard. I'm hoping Ryan's will be different for his sake.

Megan and Ryan both broke up with their partners the week before last, so our house was not a good place to be. It has all been very sad, as they had been together about 16 months, both couples, and you get attached to the other halves. Michelle comes to my card class, and continues to do so when she feels able, but some weeks, she doesn't feel like coming, because it is too upsetting for her, which is fair enough. Niall plays football with Terry, but at least Megan is not around much. Both of the 'other halves' have looked to us for advice and that has been difficult as we have wanted to help but stay loyal to our own children at the same time. We have tried to do the best job that we could, but it has been an exhausting time mentally. I have had a migraine, and now have a rotten cold, and am sure that the last few weeks have taken theit toll on me. Not to mention Terry's broken foot, and getting ready to take Megan to Uni, plus the worry of Ryan in hospital, it all adds up.

On a lighter note, I'm posting a few pictures from our holiday in Sorrento, looking back the views are gorgeous, and we had a lovely time. The weather was to die for, and I would go back in a heartbeat.

Firstly there are a couple of views of the area in general, then a couple of pictures of Terry and I (yuck!), and lastly, a view of the hotel swimming pool, and a view from the swimming pool.

Finally, a card!!! I had to make a card for my nephew's birthday, so I thought that I would post it, or you wouldn't see a card at all. I've used one of the Manga stamps from Sugar Nellie, they're great, and I'm looking forward to making some Christmas cards with the Christmas versions. I've been so busy that I haven't been able to make any cards lately, and really want to get back into the groove. Hopefully life has settled a bit now, and I can get on with my crafting life a bit and feel better.

5 comments:

Lynne K said...

Oh dear! Sounds like you've been having a hard time lately. I do hope everything sorts itself out for you very soon. Your holiday photos are lovely. At least you will have some good memories, and can dream about going back there again.

Great card too, I bet your nephew will love it. x

Kip's Cards said...

Just been reading your post's, my you are going though the mill. your troubles sound just like mine at the moment, I visited Stoke Uni Hospital the weekend to see my Mother in Law, she's on the new Cancer ward there, we have been in limbo since we found out a few week's ago, and we have had a few other sad thing's going on, it can wear you down...
I have two teenage boy's and had girlfriend's come and go so I relate to that one,and as for your migraines I simpathize really I do.

Your holiday pic's look lovely and I dare not show my Hubby your chuck's as he has wanted some for a while.lol
Take care and hope thing's take a turn for the better soon...
x
Vicky

Sally H said...

Beautiful photos! Sorry to hear about Megan and Ryan's relationship woes - It seems so traumatic at that age! Hope things settle down soon.

lisa said...

Nice to hear from you Judith although it sounds like life is still tough. Young love can be so hard can't it.
Your photos are beautiful, I would love to go, Italy is one of my favourite places!!
I hope all the health worries sort themselves out, keep going, you'll get there in the end!
Your Nephew's card is great, I'm sure he'll love it.
Take care

Lisax

craftimamma said...

Sorry you're having such a rough time of it Judith. Been having an 'up and down' time myself so I really can sympathise.

I really do understand how you feel about Megan being away too. My daughter lives 80 miles away and I miss her just as much now as I did 4 years ago when she moved because of her job.

Your holiday photos look wonderful. So glad you had such a good time.

The card is really great and perfect for a 'young chap'.

Lesley Xx

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