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Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

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Emotional Week

blogged by me domestic goddess On 4/16/2007 08:41:00 AM
I have had a tough week emotionally, I feel if I have gone back in time 7 months and the reality of my Dad's passing away has hit me like a bolt of lightening. My concentration has been dreadful, my mothering skill have been non existent. When times like this hit me, i usually muddle through making so many errors along the way. Friday morning I woke up and decided that I had to have time out, and time out is exactly what I did, and my family came first.The weekend has been spent being a family, altogether. Friday we went to the Eat and Bowl, Saturday we spent the day in the garden, I started a book and read half in a day!, this is an absolute first since i have had the girls, we also played on the Wii and snoozed and just chilled out, finishing the day with Doctor Who. Sunday I packed a picnic and we went to a local park, where I did my run , we had a family picnic, played Frisbee and generally fooled around. This also is a first for me since my back op, and I couldn't believe what i was able to do.

And to top it all off, I have done some scrapping.
Pencil Lines new sketch went live lats night. This weeks guest was Kristina Contes, you must pop on over and take a peek. My layout is Model Moves, photos os Izzy doing what she does so well, posing!
Fancy Pants paper
Junkitz stripe
Queen and Co sequin flowers
MM felt alphabet
Heidi Swapp heart
Hambly transparency
A great weekend and one i want to have next weekend and the weekend after and so on.
How was your weekend? I hope it was filled with family fun and sunshine just like mine

PS: will pick a name later for the Zsiage RAK

18 Response to 'Emotional Week'

  1.'> 9:19 AM

    Oh Sweetie I wish I could give u a huge "real" hug... but before I go any further.. this nonsense of non-existent mothering skills etc I wish I had half your parenting skills.. your family shines through as your most important and comes before everything else so stop! You are an amazing lady with a warmth and caring I have not seen in many people so enuff and have a huge hug... Love you lots
    Please take care & look after you!!


  2. Beth Said,'> 9:34 AM

    Anna, I can only relate what you are going through, as you know similar has happened to me. It is dreadfully upsetting when this moment ascends on you like a bolt of lightening, you can hardly comprehend it all, this unfortunately how the grieving process evolves. Main thing, is you are spending time with your family, which was the first thing you have done, and obviously needed it. Thinking of you always, you know where I am too. Take care. XX Ooh, PS, lovely DOF on the LO's, see, you've got it now kiddo.


  3. Nat Said,'> 9:37 AM

    Oh - I know how this is ...even after 9 years I still have those moments where it just hits me. I send you a big hug over the ocean!

    Love your take on the sketch - gorgeous layout!!!!


  4. karen Said,'> 9:55 AM

    you know i love you and wish i could be there for you, dont feel too down things will get better, there is no shame in getting depressed at the lose of your dad and as for parenting skills, i was ther last weekend and i must say you have nothin to worry about. glad you had a fab weekend as did we, you must keep it up and have more. luvs ya xxxx


  5. joanna Said,'> 10:25 AM

    Big {{{{hugs}}}} sweetheart; it sounds like a family weekend was just what you needed. No-one can legislate for when grief will strike, hun, or what will trigger the overwhelming emotions, but I think you are doing tremendously well. Thinking of you, and sending lots of love xxx


  6. anita Said,'> 10:48 AM

    it's funny how grief has a habbit of laying in waiting. we all expect it to hit straight away but that is not the reality. i hope you're feeling better soon
    p.s dr.who is great huh?!


  7. Anam_Kihaku Said,'> 3:22 PM

    *hgs* girlie. grief comes at the most unexpected moments to remind us weare only humna and love so much. cool about family time.. and loved your layouts recently!!


  8. Tammy Said,'> 5:38 PM

    This layout is so colorful and so pretty!!


  9. sollie Said,'> 9:10 PM

    Hi, what a wonderful, colorful LO you made. I like it a lot.
    I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your dad. ((((hugs)))


  10. jake Said,'> 9:30 PM

    Anna... I still have times like that all these years later... just out of nowhere it comes, and there's nothing you can do. I've learnt to wrap myself up in those i love and be gentle to myslef.

    Pretty much like you did this past weekend. Chin up babes... it'll pass. Til next time... but you'll get by.

    hugs jk xx


  11. lyzzydee Said,'> 9:32 PM

    You just have to take time and give yourself breathing space. How could you expect to get over things in such a short time, I think about my sister who passed away in 1999 all the time, sometimes, the pain breaks through and turns to tears.
    Love and hugs


  12. Michelle Said,'> 10:06 PM

    WOW! Love your layouts! I can't believe I've not actually been to your blog before! So much eye candy!

    Wishing you have a great week ahead!


  13. Anonymous Said,'> 10:42 PM

    ((((huge Hugs)))) Anna, so sorry it has hit you like this.....but so glad you have such a wonderful family who are there for you...and so very glad you had the chance for such a special weekend of quality time...there is no law to say you should be over things in any time frame Anna, you are one strong, lovely, warm and special lady.....take care HUn


  14. Shirley Said,'> 1:41 AM

    Hugs from me too, I was flummoxed by the incredible pain of fresh grief in January/February this year, four years on.
    But it's a reminder that to hurt so much is to love so much, and THAT is the mark; not only of a good person, but a good mother.


  15.'> 1:17 PM

    Hey Anna, I am sorry to hear that you're feeling down!Hang in there!!!
    You've also been TAGGED by me, check out my blog! :)


  16. Anonymous Said,'> 1:32 PM

    Wow! Farti i complimenti sarebbe troppo poco!!! Sei bravissima!!!


  17. Ali Said,'> 6:55 PM

    Hi Hun

    You need to grieve, be it at the time or a year down the line, I still grieve for my grandad nearly 20 years on, it is a different grief but it is there, it is part of who I am, let yourself grieve, don't try and hide it, you know we are there for you.

    Love to you and the girls


    Ali, Paul and Levi xxxx


  18. suebaru Said,'> 9:38 PM

    Sorry hun, I thought I'd already commented! Always here for you, just give yourself time , and you know you are a fab parent,don't make me come over and slap you!!