Word Of The Week – Combination

This week has been such a mixed bag but that’s two words so I’ve chosen combination instead. Most days have been full of little niggles and frustrations and I will admit that it’s made me a bit grumpy. To balance it out there have also been some real highlights too.

I’m a huge believer in the law of attraction so I think that feeling frustrated may have set off a chain of events. I woke up feeling grumpy on Monday morning, I’m still fighting a cold and cough so sleep has been poor.

There have been two large vans blocking the view of the busy road we have to cross on the school run. It’s been bothering me for a few weeks so when I saw the driver inside I took the chance to have a rant at him. I’m usually quite level-headed but frustration and grumpiness do not make for a great combination. I may or may not have told him that he should park his van up his own bottom when he asked me for suggestions of where he should park. He is of course still parking there but I feel better for getting it off my chest.

The same day Chris drove our car val straight in to the neighbours wall. He misjudged the manoeuvre and the results were not pretty. Poor old Val. The wall came away without a scratch.

The day got a little better when for the first time ever Jake climbed in to the dentist chair and opened his mouth wide. You might be wondering why I’m so happy about that. Well, it’s because Jake has been going to the dentist since he was 12 months old and this is the first time it’s been totally stress free. He has never opened his before for them not even for a sticker.

On Tuesday we had an auction ending on Ebay for a rather large expensive item. The proceeds are earmarked for my 40th night away so I really wanted it to sell. I was so disappointed when is fell short of the reserve price and didn’t sell. The disappointment was short-lived though as the highest bidder accepted a second chance offer. It might have been a little less than we wanted but at least it sold. It won’t stop me turning 40 but it will afford me a lovely room for the night to commiserate.

The rest of the week was a little challenging. Jake’s behaviour has improved in leaps and bounds recently which is fantastic. This week however he decided to revert back to throwing tantrums. That of course is perfectly normal but when it’s because he has to hold my hand near a busy road I can’t ignore it.

The week has ended on a high note though as I finally had the phone call I’ve been waiting for. A place at nursery is available for Jake. He should really start in September but our school takes them right from 3 as long as they have spaces. A space has opened up so he can start after the school holidays in June. He is so ready to go and I am so ready for a little break.

So there you have it a real combination of a week. The old saying ‘you have to take the rough with the smooth’ really has applied.


  1. May 19th 2017 / 9:57 AM

    Poor Val! My car has had a few bumps lately thanks to my husband. I’m trying to be calm about it because he is a new driver (6 months) and most accidents occur in the first year. BUT, it’s my car (even though I can’t really drive it at the moment) and he’s had to claim on the insurance twice!! arrghh. Sorry, I’ve not had chance to rant about this anywhere else. I’m glad your week ended on a high, that’s great news about the nursery and I’m sure Jake will love it. x

  2. mummy here and here
    May 19th 2017 / 2:10 PM

    Awwww sounds a tough week but at least it ended on a high with the nursery placement X #wotw

  3. May 19th 2017 / 2:32 PM

    Definitely a ‘rough with the smooth’ kind of week for you, so many highs and lows. So pleased that a nursery place has opened up, you both must be so excited, hope it goes well x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  4. May 19th 2017 / 8:08 PM

    Sorry to hear about your car but apart from that quite a positive week. Your 40th plans sound nice. I better start saving for mine!

  5. May 21st 2017 / 8:21 PM

    The law of attraction has a lot to answer for Angela! Seriously though, glad you got some good out of it and turned it around a little. #wotw

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