Thursday, 1 September 2011

An Emotional Month

The month of August has not only been a busy one but also an emotional one. I have not blogged or even felt like blogging this month because the things that have been going on in my life have needed time to be processed in my head before I blurt out my feeling on my blog.

Here I am though, ready to divulge my inner most feelings for you once again.

When we came back from Florida we went straight into organisational mode to get things organised for JC's first birthday party. We invited some of our close family and friends round to our house for a BBQ and it was lovely spending time with everyone. Here are some snaps . . .

Monday the 22nd was the day I had been dreading for over a year. I went back to work. I was worried about fitting in. I am not the same person I was a year ago, so much about me has changed. I have struggled with PND and found myself unable to hold conversations with even my closest friends so how would I cope communicating with parents and children. I was also changing jobs slightly, from Primary School Teacher to Teaching in the Nursery. Although I was excited about this change I was extremely apprehensive as it was something new again.

As it happened my first week back was great and I seem to be settling in fine. It was rather emotional on the Monday when I picked JC up from his child minder as he was crying. She assured me that he had been fine all day and that he was just a little cranky after waking from his nap. I held it together until I got to the car but I couldn't see the road for tears on my drive home. When I got in I handed JC to hubby and off I went to my crying chamber the toilet for a good bubble.

I haven't cried again since then and it's been a fortnight so I see that as progress.

I have also been gigging with my band again at weekends so I have been extremely busy the past fortnight.

And to finish off with my last piece of fantastic news . . .

We have decided to take our house off the market and let it out. We have just today had our offer accepted on our new house so we are very excited to be moving home to Fife in November!


  1. Good to have you back Claire.  The photos of the Birthday Party are lovely.  So glad after the first day blip that you are enjoying being back at work.  Great news about the house too.  Talk about a busy month!!! x

  2. Good to hear that things seem to be looking up with your new house. Those cakes look lovely, looks like JC had a great first birthday!

  3. Good to see you blogging again my lovely - I must start again tooooooo.
    Love ya
    Liska xxxxxx

  4. Great to have you back Claire - although Ive been off the blogging scene a bit myself as going through some stuff.  I;m glad the transition back to work is now going well and that's fab news on the new house.  Also, that last picture of you and JC is utterly gorgeous xx

  5. It is an absolutely stunning photo - it's true xxx

  6. Because I love your blog, I've chosen you to receive the Versitile Blogger Award.  

    See my post: x

  7. welcome back and hope work is ok. JC will be fine. You look lovely in the photos with him! x

  8. Thanks! I'm still adjusting to mummy/worker/blogger lifestyle!

  9. Thank you!!!! Just getting round to blogging in over a week! I'll get my post up asap! x

  10. Thanks Heather! I love that picture too x

  11. Thanks love, feel like I haven't 'spoken' to you in ages! How's life?

  12. Cakes were delicious! My Mum and Step Dad made them


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