Weeklies & Monthlies

all posts on what occurs weekly – High Five Friday and Plans for the Week Ahead

February 2017

February was a busy one. It started and ended with my Nan. She passed away on the last day of January and we’ve only just been able to have the funeral. It wasn’t a sudden death, she had been ill for a long time but still, even that doesn’t cushion the blow of my dad loosing his mom. It’s taken a toll on everyone, but my dad has been able to hold it together until he spoke at the funeral. It was heart-breaking to watch and it still gets me choked up. Despite that, she had a lovely send off.…


Plans for the Week Ahead – Ep. 14

Back in the land of plans! I have a double hospital appointment on Monday to see my surgeon and get reviewed by my stoma nurse too. I have lots of questions for both since I saw them last, things have changed and I’m unsure of what this now means for me going forward; its all new territory, not being related to my Crohn’s Disease so much. Ben is away training in Leicester, so we are having our Valentine’s on the weekend. I’ve got a coffee meet up with a friend, #IBDHour to attend and the CCUK Staffordshire South Coffee Afternoon…


Plans for the Week Ahead – Ep. 13

This week is a lot like last week. No appointments, just deadlines and more deadlines. This week Ben is working in his patch so is in the area for the evenings. This means I’m cooking dinner for us each night except Thursday. This is something I am really getting into planning and organising. I have four scheduled blog posts that need uploading, let alone some others to write. I hope to spend some time baking this week too. I’m going to continue our evening walks we do when he is working at home, we both need the exercise and its…


January 2017

This month I’ve been quietly dealing with my own version of the January blues. I don’t tend to get depressed too much this time of year, especially when I’ve been feeling so well. But I think it’s somewhat due to the fact that I’ve been feeling so well that I feel sad. Which is twisted and I’ve been struggling how to process it and whether or not I should be talking about it. Should this blog be positive things only, helping others to get through surgeries and how to live with a chronic illness? Would I be doing myself and…


Plans for the Week Ahead – Ep. 12

Another quiet week… maybe? This week I have so much I need to get started; at the very least. These include: several regular blog posts, a couple of new ones, some videos to record, job hunting, CV updating, lots of cooking and some much needed baking. I am home alone this week – Ben is back in Leicester training – so I have my evenings to myself; my meal planning this week is “meals for one” which I hope are healthy or at least well balanced. It also means I get time to just be me, at my own pace…


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