Monday, 17 December 2012

Bad Times

This blog is supposed to be all about homeschooling Hannah, and usually it is. But this last month has been hard, so hard that i've really had very little to post about on the homeschooling front.

It started last month when my stepmum committed suicide. My almost 80 year old dad was left alone 300 miles from my sister and I and in not so good health. We went to Wales, packed him up and brought him home. He was, and still is, devastated. The shock of his bereavement caused him to have all kinds of physical problems, and his arthritis meant he couldn't manage the stairs at my sisters house where he was staying. He ended up in the hospital where he is now. During all of this we moved house and Hannah came down with a really nasty virus. The new house is lovely, but it was just an added stress that I could have done without under the circumstances.  We are desperately trying to sort out some sheltered accomodation for my dad and are hoping to move him to a rehabilitation unit this week, I feel terrible that we don't have a room for him with us but our new house is just too small.

I didn't really think things could get much worse right now, but apparently i was wrong, because today my husband became unemployed, it has been hanging over us for 10 days now so finally getting the news was almost a relief............

and that is the last few weeks here in a nutshell - but, tomorrow is a new day and i'm going to make it good for Hannah!


Fiona said...

Hi Susie. I wanted to comment and say we are all thinking of your whole family right now. I sent you a private e-mail. Love Fiona.

San said...

Oh susie. I cannot do much but I'm sending you a huge hug right now and a candle will be lit for you throughout the day.

If you can please pm me your address via the GP forum.

Love to you

san xx

Susie said...

Thank you both so much! Much love S xxx

Joxy said...

Oh that is rubbish on top of everything else. (Hugs)

Hope you get some good news soon,

Caseybumpinalong said...

So sorry for your hardships, and goodness, all happening at once! Will be praying for extra strength for you to make it through it all. Hope things turn around soon.

Sarah said...

Oh Sweetie, that is rubbish. Bad things come in threes they say, will all be upwards from now on xxx

gina sewell said...

Oh no I'm so sorry to hear you have all this to deal with, especially at this time of of year. We are all sending you lots of love and hugs and hoping your dad is settled very soon.
Much Love
Gina xxx

PrairieJenn said...

I am so sorry, Susie! This has been a difficult year for so many people. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers!

You said it best..."Tomorrow is a new day!"

Drooping Daisy said...

I've been following your blog for a couple of years now (probably anon. as I am almost computer illiterate!) and have always enjoyed your adventures.

I would just like to say how sorry I am that things have been so difficult lately. Somehow bad things seem even worse at this time of year but you seem like such a positive person on your blog that I am sure you will eventually get through this. You are in my thoughts and prayers this morning and I wish you and your family a happy and peaceful Christmas and a brilliant 2013.

Take care Bev X