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So much has happened this week, this is the busiest time of year here, work, family, appointments, book marketing, and the Christmas month, I am running a little behind but getting there.
What can i say Niki had her parents evening at college, she sent me a message from there on tuesday asking if i would like to go the next night, so booked that in. She was very nervous and didnt know what to expect from it, she has had a lot of work load to catch up with has been giving her a lot of anxiety, a couple of moments of crying but she is catching up. she was so surprised by what her teachers had to say it was all good. They said she was doing better than she thought she was, also that she should be very proud of the hard work she has been doing, she is begining to work well in groups, but as she said the class she is in is a much more positive and supporting enviroment. they are helping her make lists so she can stay on top of work.
We discussed Niki’s sleep as she can be tired in class, insomnia can be a pain and her tics are an issue at night and are happening alot, thats because she trys to hold them in so much during the day.
Niki also sent me a list an said it is something she really relates to I will share it but I don’t know who made it is realy good explanation Niki said.
This is pretty good that she was able to share this with me and she wanted me to put it in a blog post.
She has begun to share a lot of things lately her work, her achievements at college, this is a big positive step forward, she does also share her anxiety and moments when she feels so overwhelmed.
Niki has been really thoughtful latley first flowers then she got excited about buying me a teddy with an Elf outfit on.
Proud that is what I feel of her, and although her life is affected grately she always trys so hard to just get on and do it.
She was at her placement on friday she messaged me to say there was a christmas fayre happening and would I like to pop in and visit and take her home after. when i arrived the first thing I heard was her shout Mummy it was so sweet she came and gave me such a big hug.
Niki had her hearing assessment on Saturday and thankfully now her ears are unclogged her hearing is ok, although the test its self brought on a migriane and took a while to go. she has her next dentist on Tuesday, we are really keeping on top of all these appointments now, takes abit of negoitating to work around Niki’s college and placements as she doesnt want to miss any time away from her work.
Jake also had a pretty good week at school a bit of migrianes just small ones but he handled them well, Jake earnt 30 aspire points this week, good to see that they see how hard he is working at school right now. he passes it off as if it doesnt mean much but he earnt them. for respect, persistance , achievement.
I switched shifts around this week to meet her changes in scedual , christmas parties her rehearsals for her daycenters christmas pantomine. this year it will again be in the same venue at our local theatre the kids are lokking forward to nan coming down and her and grandad taking them to see Hayley perform it has become a new christmas tradition.
I get an evening off to spend quality time with my hubby, it isnt very often we dont have the kids here.
Hayley also had her hearing test on saturday and that was ok.
Friday night work with Tom, Holly and Ellie.
Wow what a shift the excited little faces of Tom and girls when I arrived, we had so much fun.
The Emo was creating mischief hanging from his hoist, making him laugh, we read 10 books Holly joining in with the reading session and Tom using his hands to touch the book when the page needed to be turned. He listened intently.
We left Tom to watch his movie yep this boy loves Frozen, while us girls went into the other room, we had a job of putting holly’s birthday present I got her together, once it was done her and Ellie played so nicely together.
Checking on Tom who was signing along to frozen in his own way i sneak in his room with this monkey puppet on my hand crawling in so he didn’t see me an making it poke it’s head over the side of his bed he laughed so much thought it was very funny.
I went back to the other room so Ellie could spend some time doing what she wanted , that was me letting her curl my hair . these three are all different ages so finding activities from each of them that are age appropriate is a great thing.
I love this special time with Ellie and being an older sister can be tough sometimes. Especially in families with a child with special needs.
The girls settled for the night , in thier rooms I went back to Tom he wanted to hold hands , he finally went to sleep about 11pm he is still recovering from his hip op so hasnt been sleeping well. i must have worn him out he woke at 9.40 the next day so a good night sleep for him and his Mum and Dad.
He has been working hard decorating our kitchen which isnt that big but lots of small places to sort, He deep cleaned before putting the fresh paint on. he has early put alot of effort into it, now if we have guest over it doesnt look so run down. I have kepted busy to catching up on chores the ironing all up todate,
We are a couple of days behind with the Christmas decorations but made a start today, Jake came bouncing in my room at 12.30 am shouting it is the first of december can I open my Christmas Calendar. It didn’t happen I made him go back to bed.
Today started with, the opening of the treasured calendar’s
Getting the decorations out of the Loft , the unmetionable happened again i’m such a clutch the loft door fell just missing me came crashing down with a loud bang followed by Jake running out of his room and Hubby calling up the stairs have you hurt yourself, Jake having memories of the time our halloween witches head came off and the body of the witch shooting out the loft.
As usual the simplest of things, are not always as easy as they seem the first tree to put up was the garden tree only as I got it out of the box in fell apart , so I had a mission to go get another one this time I choose a real one, it was only £12 for a five food tree. I manage to carry it from the shop to my car which was not parked close as the car park was so busy. I get the tree home and hubby points out we don’t have a stand for it so I had to go out again and get a stand. The kids helped put it together after Nik popped it in the stand. well when I say the Kids helped Niki came out and put a few things on before she went back inside because it was to cold out for her Jake stayed till the end and helped. One down lots more to go.
It’s Beginning to look a lot like Chrismas
I must admit this is taking alot of time, and is a little harder than i thought it would be , but having made some really kind new connections with other author’s and families, some progress is being made getting my book out there.
My friends and Fellow authors at red cape publishing have added my book and links to buy on there site.
So sharing this with you all here there are many great children’s authors and books in their December spotlight.
Also my friend an author Sue Lawrence Of Harry’s A Cats Tale has been a great support and has helped with a few tips. here is the link to her Christmas video
THis is the best part not only lifting myself as an author but lifting other author’s too.
Thats it for today or I will over sleep can’t have that on a school day.
Wishing everyone who has been celebrating Thanks Giving a blessed and peaceful time.
Much love Faye xxx