Damn Christmas Spirit!

Ok, So in the day that I have been away from Facebook and Twitter, I have looked through Pinterest! Bloody hell, I’m replacing one addiction for another. Not really, I assure you and I promise. Thunderpants and I were looking on the Christmas section because our annual Christmas BBQ is coming up where we have our friends over and their kids, a bonfire in the back garden and food prepared. Last year we put a projector up, and showed Home alone, Elf and a few other Christmas movies for kids and the adults.I fucking love Christmas.

As we were browsing for ideas, both for cooking, crafts and decoration ideas I came across a “Random Thoughts of Kindness” Pin board and website (http://tsjphotography.com/blog/random-acts-of-christmas-kindness-summary/) … Where you can do things like put extra change in a parking meter , things like that and it started me thinking about our street and how there isn’t that much in the way of community spirit for one reason or another. Then the idea dawned on me…. with the help of a friend and I am awaiting her call…. What if her and I made up a little package which wouldn’t cost anything to make, or a note to put on someone’s window of car with encouraging words and just try to brighten up someone’s day?

I know what you’re thinking shes a “goody goody” etc why would you do that? , Well for those who do read my blog, you know I’m a sarcastic bitch, am bat shit crazy,I’m the least likely to do something like this..I moan and complain about everything and rant.. ALOT. I agree that it is a crazy idea blah blah blah BUT, someone might be having a bad day, feeling lonely, not have many around them, people could just need some cheering up. I am not religious, I am not doing it for any personal gain, I don’t want people to know its me (well why blog about it?) I am blogging cause people around here won’t know of my blog and therefore they won’t connect it to me ๐Ÿ™‚ There is one person in particular who I want to write a letter to who doesn’t live on my street or in my community but lives near my husbands parents. I know she’s had an incredibly difficult time raising kids who unfortunately are drug users, and despite everything that she has gone through, she smiles and takes the time to ask how you’re doing. I don’t want to divulge too much as that wouldn’t be fair but this woman deserves to know that she is amazing. So maybe there will be an extension to the local community.

I am so excited about it and I really hope that it doesn’t sounds nuts (so hope they don’t feel that they are being stalked neither), this could be one of my most fucked up ideas to date but I want to do it, I am thankful for the family and friends that I have and although not assuming that the people on my street don’t have that too, its just nice to know that it could make someone smile especially as Christmas can be a difficult time of year for some. I will update on what ideas we come up with and I will try and post some pics too


What do y’all think? Crazy or not so crazy?

Pregnancy and Parenting , You Are A Fucker

Ah yes, pregnancy and parenthood. They told us we would glow, our hair be shining bright, a wonderful burst of energy come the second trimester. They said it was like joining a secret club and only those who were also pregnant, were in on the secret. That you would cherish and burst with joy…. To that I say, what a lot of hogwash and poo.

I’m here to tell you the REAL truth about pregnancy etc, The worries and woes that go right down to your toes(if you’re lucky enough to catch sight of them)… I can but I can’t touch them and for someone who is 5″2 and always took pride at being able to do just that it is disconcerting.

I’m here to tell you that from the moment you see that faint or strong blue line, it’s all downhill from there. Really. You worry if you’re sick/not sick at all, you worry about the food you eat, going for the first scan and wondering what it will or wont show, the swelling, the extra discharge (or for some like me, lack of control of bladder ie pish), you worry why the baby hasn’t started moving, if there is too much movement and you’ve had too much coffee, tea or chocolate.

You worry about labour, if it will hurt or last too long, not bonding with the baby, your relationship changing with existing kids and or partner. Money, room in the house, breast feeding or bottle feeding, stitches after labour , maternity leave.

Then there’s the pelvis , swelling and getting as one doctor once said to me”cankles” , sleep deprivation, mood swings, other people’s reactions , the size of your bump, pnd , coping afterwards, being a good parent, sustaining our identity, our friendships.

We wonder about everything and more! That’s pregnancy and parenthood. Sounds crazy to put ourselves under that pressure….. Who would choose to!?? What crazy son of a gun would do that to themselves??? What batshit -crazy -human being would want to make that choice?

Me:) and I can’t wait to meet our newest edition in Feb. bring it on cause I’m ready as waiting for all it brings. I did it once, I can do it again. It brought issues and problems but we got through it, as in I individually and us as a family.

Little feckers ๐Ÿ˜‰

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