Saturday, February 13, 2010

It's no wonder I'm grumpy!

I have held it in long enough and now I want my moan time! My dh is away for a long time (I consider 3 months a long time) and I am left alone with my two children. Last week we were hit very hard. It started snowing again and no sooner it did when my heating broke down again. We went a week with out central heating and we were freezing. So last weekend, off I trotted to my sisters to stay over and keep warm. At 3 am the boy was sick - all over his travel cot and sheets! Nice. So there I was at 3am trying to mop up copious amounts of sick and trying to stop him crying and waking up my sister's family. I had to rob my sister's towel cupboard to lay down towels for him to sleep on. YUCK.

So weekend over and off I trotted back home. One near miss collision on the motorway (my fault) and finally we arrived home to our freezing cold house. But wait... the story doesn't end here. Why? you say... Surely it couldn't get any worse? Oh yes indeedy. I had gone out especially to buy my cats an extra litter tray (a larger one even) so they would have plenty of litter tray space while I was gone. Except.... I had shut both the trays in the office and they couldn't get to them (my fault again!). So I came home to a pile of poo all over the kitchen floor. Well good cats, thought I. They haven't done it on the carpet. Good, good cats. NOPE. They had weed all over the cushions on my couch!! So out went the cushions but the smell was lingering. So on went the bicarb of soda. Seems to be gone now. Urgh!

So happy ever after tale.... no. Then my washing machine broke. That all.... NO!!!! Then someone came round to give me a fan heater to keep warm. I aimed it into the dd's bedroom and then started smelling smoke! It melted the front of it and nearly set the carpet on fire.

Okay so it ends there right...... NOOOOO. Then I gets sick. Puking in the early hours and in the morning. During the same which my ds decides he needs to be in bed with me because after all, he is stressed too!!! So when I wake up in the morning, I then find he has wet our bed. Even with a nappy on. What???

So you see folks, I have had a rather stressfull week. All on my own and without my dh. Can you understand my grumpyness?

So you can understand why I was so happy to receive this lovely gift from Marjorie through the post. She was having a giveaway for this chart and I won it. But she also bought me my favourite brand of threads to stitch it in (Crescent Colours of course) and didn't she do a great job of choosing the colours?

Giveaway won from Marjorie Feb 2010

Design - Canon
Designer - Whispered by the Wind
In case you were wondering... the heating is fixed, the washer is fixed, we are all well and it has stopped snowing!

38 comments:

Joanna said...

Oh Hazel...What a nightmare. Will see you this week I hope. Jo x

KarenV said...

You poor thing! No wonder you're feeling grumpy. I hope this is the last of the bad stuff for a while and that things will get better for you. I would hate for my DH to be away for even one night, so 3 months would be dreadful!

DebbieSFL said...

Hazel, if I could come over and clean for you, so you could rest, I would :( I am so sorry you are having a rotten week.

Rowyn said...

What a terrible week you have had! I am glad it ended on a good note with a thoughtful gift from a friend.

3 months is definitely a long time to have your DH away. I hope the time goes quickly (and better) for you.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Oh Hazel, hopefully you've had your share of dreadful bad luck and it's now banished for a long, long, long time....

Catherine said...

I think I would have curled up in a ball by now!! I do hope that you are feeling better and that all the nastiness is long behind you.

What a lovely gift and fabulous colors of threads! Just what you needed!

Lee said...

Oh Hazel! I'm so sorry for all of your troubles. We're all wishing you better days ahead.

Deb said...

Oh Hazel, what an absolutely horrible week you've had. Why do those things always have to happen when the DH is out of town. I swear it sounds like it was an absolute nightmare! I'm glad that your week was brightened by the gift from your friend. I hope that everything goes very well from here on out!

Mylene said...

After reading yours, i do feel ashame as i am a bit complaining as my hubby is away for more than 5 weeks instead of 4. This is nothing compare to 3 months.

So glad evereything are fixed now, do hope you feel better too.

Sharlotte said...

Oh Hazel! Oh my ,you dear sweet thing! I am so sorry that you have had a hard time! I have had times like that, so I know what's it's like when it feels like the roof and the walls have caved in! My husband was gone a lot when my son was a baby. He was gone several days in a row , no comparison to 3 months I know. It was still hard though when he was home one or two nights a week and gone the rest. That went on for about two years. I know what it's like to be married and a "single" parent at the same time. I feel for ya, I really really do. Email me to let off steam if you need to okay? I hope you got my email. I just love all my goodies!

Wishing you peace tonight! :)

Melody said...

Oh, Hazel, What a week! Yes, no wonder you are grumpy. I would be too. I hope your malfunctioning equipment gets fixed and you all feel better soon!!

Jackie said...

Wow, you've had a tough week of it. I admire your strength and am glad that it's all behind you!

Marjorie said...

Wow, when you said you were having a bad time you weren't kidding! I hope it's all behind you now. Look forward to seeing your work on this project!

Katrina said...

Oh Hazel, I would be beyond grumpy if I were you. Hope things have settled down :-). Nice gift too!

valerie said...

Oof! What a terrible sounding week! I'm glad it's looking up and a few things have gotten better. Congrats on winning the giveaway!

By Hoki Quilts said...

Hazel, I feel your pain. My DH is away for 7 months and if things are going to go wrong they will go wrong when he's not here. When our children were 2 and 4 he was away for 6 months and the same thing applied then. Now I'm alone until June and so far the water pump broke, we had a drought and ran out of water, the chimney fell during a storm and the list goes on and when he comes home I'll forget all of that for a fleeting moment as I say hi and get the hug I've missed for sooooo long.
Breath deep, laugh at yourself and let the dust settle, tomorrow is another day.
big hugs
Miche'le

corinna said...

yikes
i hope life becomes less complicated soon
that is a lot of clean up

wishig you good things

Kerry said...

You poor thing. I do hope things improve soon. I'm so in awe of people who manage without DH, as I can't imagine doing it myself. I wish you all the best.

Natasha said...

Ohhh Hazel You deserve a great big cyber (((HUGS))) You sure have had a rough week :( When will your DH be home?

I was away from my DH for 2 months he on one coast and I on the other I stayed behind to sell our home.

I hope next week is a happier one for you :)

stitchinfiend said...

I would be feeling more than grumpy. (((((((Hugs)))))) hope you are all feeling better, warmer and less stressed.

lynda said...

And I thought I was having a stressful week!
I hope the coming week holds only good things for you and your family.
What a wonderful gift to cheer you up this week too.
Hope your husband will be home soon.
Hugs for you!

cathymk said...

What an awful week! I'm glad to read life is starting to play fair again. I know I wouldn't have coped with so many things going wrong at once. Sending a warm hug from Australia.

Carolyn NC said...

Good grief - what a hard week. Glad it's past and you had something to lift your spirits with!

jane said...

What an awful week - I think you are entitled to a moan! I'm glad that you are all well and everything is repaired. That is a lovely gift you received, enjoy stitching on it.

Cheryl said...

Oh my, that is a total nightmare!! Hopefully that will be the end of your run of bad things happening!
My DH is working long hours at the moment and its hard going on me too so can only imagine how you're feeling! If you lived nearer id invite you over for a cuppa :)

Siobhan said...

Oh Hazel, what a time you've had of it as of late! I would be grumpy, too. Big hugs!

Brigitte said...

Poor you. I can see why you are feeling so grumpy, it really dumped down on you and it was more than others see in a couple of months. I hope that you have started to feel a bit better and that you are enjoying your little gift. Just sending you a big (((hug))).

Christine said...

You poor thing Hazel, you've had a really rough week of it.

The giveaway gift must have really cheered you up though, its lovely

Cindy said...

You really have had a rough week...I would be grumpy, too!

It's good that everything is back to normal for you. What a wonderful prize to receive in the mail :)

Always smiling said...

Poor you with all that you're allowed to moan.. pleased to read at the end of your post all was well.
Blessings
Chris x

Nic said...

What a nightmare! Hopefully, this is all 2010's bad stuff happening in one week and that things will be better from now on!

Sherry said...

You certainly have every right to have the grumpies! I am so sorry you had a rotten time. I am hoping things get alot better for you starting now!

Berit said...

There's a week I wouldn't wish on anyone! Most of all, I hope DH comes home soon.

Julie said...

A lovely gift, a nice way to end a rotten week.

Sally said...

Oh Hazel what a rotten time you've had. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way that the rest of the year will be better {{{hugs}}}

Lennu said...

Oh dear Hazel, what a terrible week! Lots of {{{{hugs}}}}

Karan said...

What a lousy time of it! It always happens when they are away too, doesn't it? I hope that you have nothing but good things happen to you from now on, Bless you. Lots of (((((((((hugs))))))))).
A lovely win. :0)

Cole said...

When it rains it pours, doesn't it?? Hope all is picking up for you!