Friday, 1 December 2017

Apologies For Absence And Catching Up Honeys

Hi Honeys
I hope you're well and staying warm in this cold snap.  I'm sorry I've been missing for a while. I think this is the longest spell I've gone without blogging and I've missed it terribly 😞

I thought I'd write a catch-up post just so you'd know what's been happening and how things are right now.  It might be worth your fetching a cuppa and maybe a cookie dear ones, meet you back here in a few minutes?

Apologies for being missing and catching up...

Hello again 😊  Back with a cuppa and goodness our kitchen is cold! It's a brave wee Rosie who ventures through there to make a cuppa!  Central heating is on full blast but it can't dent the bitter chill that's settled over us here on the west coast of Scotland.  We had our first snowfall yesterday although it wasn't really a surprise honeys because it's been so, so cold all this week. Luckily, thanks to our fire in here, the living room is lovely and toasty warm 😊 Take that winter!

Our furbaby Jade has been carefully bundled up in her warm winter coats before each walk with her Dad recently and during the day either hugs her Mum on the sofa under a lovely warm blanket or naps on her own little mini sofa under one of her own soft warm blankets.

A Rosie's Cottage catch up post - Our furbaby Jade naps happily under her blanket.
We adore our furbaby honeys, she's very precious to us and she makes me smile even when I'm not having the best of days.  She's a wee smile on paws, bless her 💖

It's been three weeks since I've last posted anything on this blog and I'm so sorry to have been gone for so long. Winter is not being kind to me.  The cold and damp are tormenting me by trying to turn me into a human pretzel and refusing to allow me to sleep.  I'm waking constantly throughout the night with the pain in my spine and everything has become more difficult to cope with or to get through.

My shifts at work for instance have always drained me even though I only work two days a week.  I work in retail over the weekend when the store is always busy and it can be really demanding on my already limited energy levels.  Usually I lose my Sunday to complete exhaustion but for some time now I've been losing my Mondays too.  It's a horrid feeling not to be in control of my own body dear ones.  To have so many things my mind wants to get on with and get done but for my body to be simply incapable of doing any of them can be upsetting.

I so hate letting pain or exhaustion beat me and I hate it doubly so when it's been this way for so long... all of this year really.  I'm beginning to be afraid that this isn't a phase I can "battle through" but that I've moved on to another stage, that my arthritis and other health problems have worsened to a point where I'm no longer able to do even the limited amount I could before.

That scares me more than anything honeys.  I'm not willing to be written off just yet, especially not by my own body.  I'm lucky to have a wonderful GP, to be registered at a great practice and maybe it's time I did something that is incredibly difficult for me and ask for help.  First though, what little energy supplies I have, need to be focused on getting through the next few weeks.

We are just a little over three weeks away from the holidays and I need to concentrate on getting through my shifts as well as I can.  In the new year I'll hopefully see my Dr and be able to sit down and try to plan to make 2018 be less difficult than this year has been.

Again, I'm sorry I've been missing for so long honeys.  I'll try not to leave so long between posts again and thank you for still being here it means a great deal to me.  I started this blog so optimistically and had hoped to use it to stay connected to the outside world, other than my shifts at work and visits to either our Dr's surgery or to the hospital I don't go out, but also to keep track of our de-cluttering and organising projects in our home.  That too has taken a back seat for far too long. 

Next year has to be better honeys and here's hoping it will be.  I'm praying to be back to coping better than I have been at least. Enough moans from me, what have you been doing recently?  Are you looking forward to the holidays? Till next time dear ones, stay warm, smile lots and hug even more 😊  Huggles always xx

Hugs Always, Rosie xx

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