The magnificent SAHD and Proud has tagged me in the highs and lows of 2011. I definitely had some lows so I’ll have to think hard of my highs.
1. What was your happiest event?
At the time I didn’t think it was very happy, but it was seeing the boy go to big school for the first time. The thought of my baby, being at school was heart wrenching for me, but seeing him so settled and enjoying school makes me very happy indeed.
2. What was the saddest thing to happen?
My father in law died on 23rd December 2010, but the funeral was the first week of January and as my husband was the executor of his estate, it was heartbreaking and sad to see him ‘finalise his dad’s life.
3. What was the most unlikely thing to happen that actually went ahead and did?
Well it must be this blogging malarkey. The delectable Motherventing said I should start a blog, so I did! It’s not brilliant, but it’s mine and it’s my own venting space when I have no one to talk to.
4. Who let you down?
The most likely answer would be me, but I need to stop being so hard on myself. I have a friend who let me down. Not going to go into too much detail, but they have changed beyond almost all recognition and what they do now, isn’t what they would have done previously.
5. Who supported you?
I’ve been on twitter a lot, and have built up friendships and a decent support network with strangers. But they’re not strangers anymore. Again, it’s going to have to be Motherventing . She is a real gem and I can’t believe that I’m going to see her in the flesh in 15 days from now.
But I’d be daft if I didn’t include my husband in this, because no matter what I do, he’ll be there to support me, whatever I choose.
6. Tell us something you learned
Go with your gut instinct. You’ll know if the decision you made is right.
7. Tell us one thing that made you laugh
I’ve spent many an evening on twitter( I really have no social life), and laughed my arse off with the random conversations I’ve had.
In the dying days of 2011, the hub and I had an evening out with another couple(old friends of ours who we don’t see enough) and had dinner and drinks. There was so much laughing my cheeks were sore. It made me realise I don’t laugh enough.
8. Tell us one thing that made you cry
Thinking that I’m crap, and have no good redeeming qualities.
9. Tell us three things your child did to make you feel proud
1. His kindness. He is so loving and I’m proud of the fact that we are a hugging kind of family.
2. What a clever clogs he is. I went to his parent/teacher consultation in October and she said he talks about things that children in year 3 are only just starting to learn about. We’ve always read to him and as my hub is a history buff, a lot of the summer holiday was spent at Hampton Court Palace or the Tower of London. He soaks things up like a sponge.
3. He knows what he wants and won’t be pressured into anything otherwise. Some may call this stubbornness, but I’m glad, he knows what he wants and likes.
10. Tell us one thing that made you proud of yourself
Starting my own baking business. It’s small and I have regular work that keeps me ticking over, but nothing gives me greater pleasure than baking. And I’m glad that people like what I make.
11. Tell us one challenge you overcame
That there is no shame in admitting that you’re depressed. I’m up and I’m down, but nowadays I’m a bit more even.
12. Is there anything you would like to change about your life in 2012
We all want things or have things we want to change about ourselves, but it needs to be immediate. I’m going to take my time this year and earn the things I want and for a change I’m willing to put in the hard work to get it. I woke up with a clear head and no hangover on 1st January 2012 and I’m going to live this year to the fullest.
I’m now tagging: