Child 4 and 4a are expecting their first child, our 2nd grandchild in November this year. Yes Ive started shopping already, just a few bits and pieces. We won't be around on a daily basis as we'll be a 3 hour car drive and 6 hour ferry crossing away. We have been a 7 hour plane journey and 3000 miles away from our first grandchild who will turn 2 this year.
I'm so fed up with my diet. Can't eat wheat, it causes migraine. Iron levels on their way back down and Cholesterol levels gone up so all the foods I am supposed to eat to help with iron intake are bad fats and I've had to add alcohol, eggs, hard cheese and chocolate to my list of banned foods. I'm only eating low fat dairy products and point blank refuse to cut out caffeine. Lost another 1kg after piling on several when I stopped smoking. Still getting random pains, have the itchiest skin known to man and blood pressure is dropping.
My push pop pop bubble is serving me well, stress and anxiety being controlled much better these days, as long as I stay away from certain people and topics.
128 Saturday Went food shopping first thing, total madness, I forgot it was a Saturday. Rest of the day spent in front of the TV.
129 Sunday Lots of sorting and tidying went on today. Peter was in the office and came home with a coffee for me. We watched the football and the second Kingsman movie, most of the day spent on the sofa on the lap top.
NO PHOTO. IST TIME IN 7 YEARS SINCE STARTING THIS PROJECT, NOT EVEN A SCREEN SHOT TO SHARE.
130 Monday Woke at 1am and awake for the rest of the night, the air con is noisy but needed to be on, gave up on sleep and watched Bridget Jones and did some blogging. Waiting for some payments on the bank account to close then closing it down. Timing is everything with needing to get final salary and deposit refunds paid in. Dr's appointment.
We'll be booking one of these soon, decided not to fly via another country as we've already ahd borders closed on us.
131 Tuesday Eid Mubarak to you all. Peter is off work now till next week, banks and utility companies are closed, shops and restaurants are open though. Our trip to the bank was a wasted journey.
132 Wednesday I had a full on melt down. I just want/need to be left alone, am fed up of people trying to mislead/con me and I've had more than enough of being told calm down, just pay someone to do these things. Like who do I pay? I'm not handing over personal details like bank accounts etc to random strangers who are set up with facebook and instagram accounts as experts with all their reviews being so positive and all within a 6 month time frame from when they set the accounts up. I used my frustration for the final push with the paperwork. We did pop out in the morning for a coffee to the Souk Madinat.
133 Thursday Up early, in incredible pain in my neck and back, stress, sitting at the laptop. Drove to the Creek to a shop I've been wanting to visit, but it was closed due to Eid, so we drove home along the beach road and stopped for lunch on the Palm at the Pointe.
134 Friday Completed my police clearance check, took 5 mins and cost around £40 as everything is linked to our ID cards here, life is much easier in that respect. We spent the morning at the Marina, just about managed a walk and coffee shop. It won't be long before anything outdoors will be too hot. Afternoon and evening spent on Ocean's fest.
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How exciting for child 4 & 4a and for you too. Congrats. It is fun shopping for little one's.ReplyDelete
Ugh! It sounds very annoying with all the food you can't eat. I hope you feel better soon.
It's good you have decided on how you are getting back to the UK. It sounds very expensive. x
Back in the UK, very expensive but home now. Been doing a lot more shopping for the babyDelete
Congratulations. It is always exciting buying baby things. I'm always happy doing it as long as they are for other people ;0) Will you have to quarantine on return? I'm assuming you will have to. I hope things are getting easier for you. Moving in normal circumstances is stressful at the best of times #365ReplyDelete
Hotel quarantine now complete, it wasn't niceDelete
Just lovely news about grandchild number two, such an exciting time for you all. The itching skin thing might be menopause related Suzanne, I've read lots of things with that as a symptom. Gutting that you're having to cut out so many things you like to eat or drink. Take care #365ReplyDelete
have found a good balance now with the dietDelete
Congratulations. How exciting that another grandchild is on the way!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling great and things seem to be stressful at the moment.
always exciting to have new babies aroundDelete
Oh how lovely to have a new grandchild on the way – congratulations and how lovely to go shopping for a new baby. Sorry to hear that you’ve had so much stress this week with your diet, not feeling great and having to sort out paperwork – hope that things improve for you soon. #project365ReplyDelete
I think I may have over shoppedDelete
Congratulations, such happy news! Sorry that food is such an issue, I miss wheat even though the gluten free options are better than they were 20 years ago when I became allergic. #project365ReplyDelete
GF food is much better than it was 15 years ago when son started having food issuesDelete
Ahhh congratulations how wonderful, I hope all is going well I would not be able to resist shopping for baby either. Sorry everything else is a bit poo, I hope you manage to get all the paperwork sorted asap and that your frustrations are dealt with. I would not be able to give up alcohol let alone caffineReplyDelete
I haven't given up alcohol or caffeine, I managed to find other waysDelete