We are OK, Lapwing at secondary school now in week 3 and there have been a few drama's but nothing too testing. Peewit back and enjoying it. Home life spiced up with the arrival of two Bengal Kittens ( apparently good for those with allergies) the Kittens, Pan and Lyra give Mr M and I something different to talk about now and the children are enjoying their new role as care givers! Allotment ticking over, hoping for Christmas sprouts. My mother is almost certainly now suffering with Alzheimers so I imagine that will begin to occupy more and more of my time. It would be good to hear from others. Wood burner on for the first time this evening, one of the best bits of approaching Autumn. x
Mum to DD Lapwing (11) & DS Peewit (10) Married to Mr Mudlark
oooh Mudlark very jealous about those kittens, Bengals are amazing, sorry about your mum
Must admit I am struggling now. We salvaged the summer with our holidays, Simba is settling into college but its a very slow return, only been in for 3 days, he is underoccupied and as most of his friends are in school rather than college no one to hang around with. He is becoming very involved with my mum’s church and it seems to mean a lot to him. I have no religious faith so its not something we can share.
I’m in a Covid related job, which I enjoy but is incredibly busy and feels like you are running backwards most of the time. I have never met the people I work with, they are just a series of disembodied voices coming out of the computer or messages in chat rooms. People in my old team have retired, we had no proper goodbyes, some who are very vulnerable will never return to the office and I will never see them again.
I have breakfast with my friends on Friday, and go training with a friend once a week but I miss people, music, the theatre and the buzz of the office.
Mum to the 'hansom' Simba, age 16 and 40 now retired teddy bears
I can't quite believe Lapwing is at secondary school. Where did that time go? You have done an amazing job Mudlark. Kittens should prove easy in comparison.
Your job sounds a bit soul destroying Serrakunda, how sad to not be able to meet your colleagues in person or to say goodbye to your old team. I'm glad Simba is through to college, what a journey from a little boy in an SEN school. Your belief in him has enabled a complete transformation.
My boys are also happy to be back Moo - but finding the changes from Covid difficult to cope with.
Sort of about but been ridiculously busy thanks to work moving to three teaching blocks rather than 2 semesters thereby making me rewrite all my modules. And having to get the paperwork for upcoming accreditation visit sorted. Sqk is doing really well - in year 5 and on ADHD medication which has made a real difference. Paid for private psychiatrist as it was getting horrendous waiting for CAMHS. As Droroin said we felt it was money well spent - we had started process before we finally got round to applying for DLA - which we got with no issues at a higher rate than anticipated. Sqk is doing so much better now and life is calmer - even though we are in anniversary of Introductions we are not seeing anything like we have in previous years. Mind you neither of us can really believe it has been 7 years....
WoW many congrats gilreth so good to read such positive news about sqk... also great relief dla granted.... well done all...
Work sounding very complicated... things looking dire covid wise worse than March....
What 7 years.... where does the time go??
baa & I were chatting yesterday about his feelings about current peer pressure to get inside track on how he feels not to know birth family personally 😅 😅 He said " I always feel I need more time & time should stand still until I can catch up for those lost feelings about why" Wow I thought..... from the mouth of babes eh... something I have always wanted for boys in order to un-jumble all the horrors & shames from back then & memories boys cannot shake.?..
Lovely post gilreth many congrats xx
Xx moo 🐮
Proud single adoptive mummeee to brothers baa & skweek 14 & 13 .....
Still around... kids have had their best start to school yet... curious george has gone back into his mainstream class with his lovely TA and (touchwood) all is going better then any of us expected. Howler’s billy has been moved into the schools nurture group for two terms and even though the bullying had stopped, not having her presence In class is giving us old howler back... squirrel is becoming a bit hormonal which will be interesting when we gets to periods as she’s v sensory 😬😬 Little plumptious silverback is pure joy... a solid huggable little toddler with a very sweet nature. Dads still here... considerably weaker... not sure if he’ll still be here at Christmas... it feels a lot to come to terms with. He lives on the same road, so silverback and I see him everyday...
We have a break planned for half term mr monkey me and our monkey pack... I hope we don’t go back into harsher lockdown... we’ve got in a place in the middle of nowhere... just us
Mummy to DD Squirrel Monkey (9), DD Howler Monkey (8), DS Curious George (7), DS Silverback (not quite 1)