Sunday, 16 August 2009

Just about me

Here I am back again been a while since I posted here just not been feeling up to doing much lately as I have been so sick and even now I am still coughing so much it sounds like I am tring to cough up a lung................

Things here a going great between me and Tim, I am slowly starting to feel happier with my life I still have a lot of bad days where I wonder what is the point. I would like to spend more time home alone but there is always someone turning up and they just don't get that I need some alone time.

How do you say leave me alone without sounding rude?

I can't seem to say it without offending and upsetting my daughters.

Last night I was home alone, Tim stayed out at Cessnock as he is working again today and it was great being home alone.

Tonight I have Leo again.................................Jessica has a house inspection tomorrow and wants to clean up ready, I don't know I just can't seem to be able to say no and even when I do the girls don't like to take it as an answer and will ask me over and over again until I end up saying yes.


  1. Glad to see you back. Sorry to hear that you are not well. I hope the cough clears soon. Have you been to the doctors? Me time is important and it is tricky for you to ask for it without offending others. Could you suggest that at least one or two days a week you would like to do your own thing. Make it a set day.. like a Wednesday. No visitors on Wednesdays unless urgent. Maybe you could have a movie day, where you go out by yourself or with hubby and spend the rest of the day without others. Good luck.

  2. Yes I did like school, mainly because of being with friends not for the work.

  3. I hope you don't have that cough for long, nasty thing.
    Time to do your own thing, and be alone - it's hard to get time on your own, I know because I am hardly ever alone. If I get the chance I cherish that time.
    You have a kind heart and your children know that, know you would never say NO!

  4. Well I also hope I don't have the cough for to long as it is so annoying.

    I have been thinking of telling the girls that I don't want to be bothered on Mondays. I will be surprised if they take any notice as they have a habit of taking no notice of anything I say.

  5. I too am still coughing away Jo-anne..From this flu I had, it just won`t budge...
    I`d kill for some alone time, I was getting it when the kids were at school but as you have read when a certain child of mine keeps getting himself suspended all that (alone time) flies out the window....Hope the girls listen to you...

  6. that's a great idea JoAnne. make one day a week that's yours and be firm with them. it's only one day. the thing is to remain firm and stick to your guns. that's why our kids run all over us coz we give in eventually and they know it. it's learned behaviour. a pattern. good luck. hope you are feeling better by now, i know you posted this a while ago. Fran



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