Life takes over sometimes

Sometimes there are things that are all consuming in your life and they tend to take over for a while.
It's like that for me at the moment. Middle son moved out to live with his girlfriend yesterday - as a mum you feel a teensy weensy bit sad but happy for them too.
I wandered round his bedroom last night after he had gone and was looking at the photos left on the wall of him as a youngster - then found his Pokemon album and some wrestling men in the drawer. Weird - very weird - second son all grown up now!!

 He'd left a few bits behind -even left his massive Coke bottle with pennies in!

Also, I have had a very poorly Dad. Being an only child - it's been a busy time coping with all the comings and goings to and from hospital for tests and things- and also coping with what has been going on. It has also meant that I have been staying over with him to make sure he is ok a couple of times too.
He has some big problems with his health and I'm praying that he will be ok. I've been in a bit of a whirl this week as he has to continue his  hospital visits at another hospital now and may have to have treatment or an operation.
So all in all - life has taken over in a big way over the past couple of weeks  for me. I've missed my crafting and really want to just get 'back to normal'.'
It's always difficult when you are not feeling so cheery as usual to do a blog post,but I suppose that's what it's all about really - blogging life- good and bad.
Anyway, on a cheerier note,himself has just gone upstairs with the hoover and there is lots of 'busying' and thumping- think he might just be tidying up where the room has been left with all son's  remnants !- Yep I can hear drawers clattering and the radio is on so he is up there for a while!
Better go and sort dinner for two- home made scotch eggs and chips I think - or maybe lamb chops - can't decide!
Back soon with some catchup layouts .


Louise said...

awww, I dread the day mine will leave home it can't be easy for you!! Wishing your dad well too xx

Karen said...

Sending lots of big hugs on both counts xxx

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised you're feeling more then a bit out of sorts. I always get a little worn out thinking about stuff, even when good things happen. I remember coming home from honeymoon and opening all our wedding cards. All of a sudden I just burst into tears because I was so overwhelmed and tired, even though it was all lovely, and I missed being normal. I just wanted normal back and to NOT feel anything for a while. So I empathise. Be kind to yourself. You'll feel better soon. And best wishes to your dad too. That can't be easy. Thinking of you x

scrappyjacky said...

Sending you hugs as well Denise.

Jimjams said...

{{hugs}} from me too - can't imagine what it will be like ever getting shot of my boys. They're both away at uni, so we're used to them not being here, but know that they'll be back within a few weeks to mess the place up again :D

Glad your Dad ahas such a loving daughter who can spare time for him, though he'd want you tio have a relax every so often too!

Alison said...

Sorry to hear you've not had such a good week...sending hugs and prayers your way!
Alison xx

Hilary J said...

Hope your dad will be OK. A worrying time for you...

humel said...

Oh Denise, I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope he's better soon, I'll be thinking of him and you xx

And yes, while your son moving out is a lovely thing in many ways, it is a big step and a kind of loss for you so I'm thinking of you with that too xx

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh, dear friend, I'm so sorry to hear that you have some unpleasant life-things happening. Well, I suppose your son's new adventure isn't unpleasant for him but I know how it feels when a little bird leaves the nest. :o\

And I'm mostly sorry about your dad's health. I'll be thinking of you as you help him through this difficult time. You know where I am if you need me! xo

Sian said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your dad Denise. You sound like you are coping with lots of life stages all at once xx

Scrappi Sandi said...

Sending positive vibes your Dads way & hugs for you too! Sounds like you have a lot on your plate just now, but it sounds like 'Himself' is doing his bit, so make the most of that & enjoy some serious 'Twosome' time!! :)