On my mind this morning….

  • My son’s hospital appointment came through…but wouldn’t you just know it….it was for a date when we are going to be on holiday (vacation) so i telephoned the hospital to see if i could change the appointment to a day before the holiday….well, there are a lot of sick kids unfortunately, so unless it’s an emergency situation, we now have to wait for 2 months for Wonderboy to be seen by the specialist….yep, they gave me an appointment 2 weeks later than the original appointment they sent me. Meanwhile he continues getting the headaches and the nosebleeds and the dizzyness, keeps having days off school….i have explained this to the hospital, but still, nothing happening.
  • I’m feeling anxious about the work starting on the house next week. I hate having workmen coming and going, traipsing though the house, leaving external doors open….blaring their radios with that brain warping scratchy ill tuned noise….and worse still, they are going to be in my house for up to 21 days which is going to be hugely inconvenient as i have to finish this short course i’ve just started and my daughter will have her GCSE exams to finish..and just basic things like the school run wil have me out of the house for up to an hour at a time…I don’t want to leave the workers in the house while i go out for hours on end….especially with the dog being in the house….i am going to hate every day of it, i just know it. The property is rented and i don’t have a choice about what’s being done. They are going to completely rip out everything from the kitchen and bathroom and replace it all….(i’ll be lucky if my bladder doesn’t burst). And my migraines….i don’t even want to think about it….neither do i want to think of emptying my entire kitchen of absolutely everything and squeezing it all into the living room…..oh yes, i almost forgot, before all this can happen i have to have my entire house rewired…and no one has even contacted me yet to tell me when that exactly is going to happen, but they can’t start the kitchen and bathroom until it’s done. A month of fun. Whoopee for me!

Edited to add:  no sooner had i posted this than the supervisor of the electrical something or other came to talk about the rewire…they will start on Monday morning and will take 3 days …so that means i’m going to be spending the next 5 days moving furniture away from walls…and I have some large, heavy bookcases and wardrobes covering wall sockets!   So thats 24 days of fun in total. I can hardly wait.

  • Primadonna has about 5 more days of GCSE’s to do and man is she grumpy. I wanted to be understanding and sympathetic this morning when she said to me, ‘Mum, where’s my white shirt?’….but i didn’t really appreciate having 15 minutes to handwash her grimey shirt and dry it… it was still damp around the neck when i dropped her off for her Physics exam and when she whined her backside off in the car, i’m afraid to say that my parting words to her were “get out of the car…..NOW!…and shut up whining!”. This is not the kind of mother i envisioned being when I bought all those totally bloody useless books on parenting when I found out I was expecting my first child.
  • There’s also something else on my mind. I can’t go into it here, but it’s all connected with the ‘wheat and the chaff’ and finding myself stuck between a rock and a hard place and at this point, being unable to do anything about it, but wanting depserately to be able to.

Also on my mind are the people who recently left prayer requests on my blog…they are…

  • Herbert, who asks that we….pray that we will be bless to get out of this financial crisis we are in.and that our son montego will be heal from his mental behavior.


  • Doris, who writes…My Prayer request is that God will bless me and my two sons with a financial miracle to pay our bills and meet our everyday needs and that he will heal me from arthritis and and illness called sacariosis, and all of my family member who also need a financial miracle because they really need new cars my two sisters here in Miami,Geneva and Annie,and i also need so major repairs inside my home, And please pray for a friend of ours she’s in a wheel chair and about to get evicted from her home, her husband was hit by a car last year and he died, and the daughter had stopped helping her, she’s back but almost to late to help her out of them putting her out she only has a few days left, Mrs. Georgia,please pray for her and her family and my entire family too for money, homes and new cars. Thank You and God Bless you for your Prayers. Doris

So please do send up a prayer for Herbert and Doris’ intentions, many thanks!

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12 Responses to On my mind this morning….

  1. AutumnRose says:

    I empathise with the house disturbance thing. Our boiler has given up the ghost, and we are having it replaced, a shower fitted, new pipes in the bathroom etc. etc. I have two people coming to give estimates this week, and because hubby and I work, I don’t want people in while we’re not there ~ so it will be really difficult negotiating it all! Thank God it’s summer, as we have no heating right now (other than the coal fire for emergencies!)

    Praying for your son xx

  2. Rosemary says:

    Oooooh, Deb, what hassles. May the workmen be like Saint Joseph. May they be respectful and kind, trustworthy and diligent. Lord, this is my prayer. I am always consoled by remembering that “this too shall pass.”
    And Lord, please give Deb grace and wisdom. Please hear her prayers and provide for her. Our Lady Queen of Peace, please pray for Deb.
    Sounds like when it’s all finished it will be really nice!!

  3. Suzanne says:

    I will be praying and am. I too have to go through a house where many such similar jobs have been put off due to homeschooling, running teens around to many different things…dragging my energy and motivation down here and there and then starting that new job which I like, but still had me procrastinating more. I envy that you will get to go on holiday. I haven’t known what that is for some time now, so keep that in your mind while you go through all the rest of everything and I am surely keeping Wonderboy in all my prayers.
    Love your friend,

  4. Phil says:

    Heck, I am sorry you are having such a rotten time at the moment. Don’t be afraid to nag the hospital until you get waht you believe you and wonderboy need – a prompt appointment.

    In my own way, I can sympathise, but remember, “Hope saves”.

    I shall pray for your intentions at this evening’s vespers.

  5. Mimi says:

    Grrrr, I’d be annoyed too. Prayers continue.

  6. Barbara says:


    What a nightmare… and all this with Wonderboy’s challenges going on at the same time….

    my thoughts and prayers are with you, that goes without saying…..


  7. Rita says:

    OOOh Deb, big hugs needed for the rewiring. We had to have ours done 2 years ago, I’ve vowed it will never happen to us again.

    A small word of warning, the dust they dredge up can finer than a flea’s dandruff and it gets everywhere. Remove to a place of safety the PC, the laptop, the stereo and any books and LPs you care about, they’ll never be quite the same again if you don’t. Though it was covered up, our sofa still feels dirty and I usually find I want to wash my hands after putting anything on the stereo. The chaps doing the work couldn’t have been more careful….Maybe it’s just the crap brick our house is made of, but it is worth taking precautions nevertheless.

    More seriously, keep a water sprayer to hand to damp it all down or your youngest may find his asthma aggravated. Could there be a plan B whereby he stays with Mum and Dad?

  8. mum6kids says:

    Deb, I’m sorry about the appt situation for WonderBoy. I just went through the same thing for my daughter. Usually I bow to the pressure but this time I refused and got the appt she should have had. (She goes on Thurs). If he continues as he is-try phoning again to see what is available. You should ask to speak to his Pediatrician’s medical sec. They seem to have more power over dates.
    God bless through this.

    Re-wiring! Yuk. Prayers for that too. Rita’s right about the dust.

    God bless

  9. Antonia says:

    That totally sucks about the appointment being in 2months


  10. Things have been rough for me lately.

    Glad to read over your posts though.

  11. ukok says:

    Thanks all, for sharing your thoughts and hugs! I will bear in mind your suggestions regarding hassling the hospital…I did manage to speak to the specialists secretary but she just advised another visit to the doc if he gets really bad. He seems to have picked up over the last couple of days though 🙂


    Great advice about the water spray bottle and the damp dusting too. I can’t believe how much work has to be done even before the workmen get here. It seems like there is a 6ft tall bookcase or wardrobe in front of just about every wall socket…and all the kitchen has to be emptied by Tuesday night!


    but for the generosity of my parents allowing us to use their static caravan, we wouldn’t be going on holiday either. I do apreciate your comment and i am grateful that the kids and i are able to go away for a few weeks every year. I wish you and your family could have a holiday…you and your hubby both work so hard, ploughing all your energies into your family and supporting the church.


  12. Suzanne says:

    Thanks, Deb. It has been a few years since we went on a trip anywhere and they were good trips. I am so glad NOW that we took the time to take them, for so much has gone down since we did. Sometimes you have to make yourself do this or that because it makes things tough when you haven’t gotten away and then you HAVE to stay in town because it isn’t very feasible to do otherwise at certain times, ya know. Still, I’ve had a few
    days with mostly to myself this week. Shane is away at camp…Danny left this morning to join him, the girls are having a sleepover at a friend’s and I’ve been invited by a friend to come over and have a pj party and to share a little wine. I think I will do that! 🙂
    Still, I hope things get clearer for you about whatever it is that you feel you aren’t particularly leaning toward sharing…sometimes that is for the best. Prayers remain.

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