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This week has been full of Emotions, our son Josh is home for a while, and we finally got to have a bit of a birthday for him, .😀it is really great to have him home.
He seems to get bigger the longer the distance between visits, we are all glad to have this time to spend with him. He arrived late Tuesday night, I got to meet him at the station. So we all.kind of crashed after a quick catch up and home coming.
Wednesday morning I was on shift so had to get Hayley to and from the day center.
In between trips we were preparing for our nieces wedding a small private event it was intimate and special. Was great to be able to to go out for the day obviously we were precautions and everyone took covid tests. You don’t know how pleased I was they were negative. Wouldn’t miss that special occasion. We didn’t go to actual wedding just because they kept it real small but the after party in the garden was so beautiful it was sunny. Lots of fun. So great being with family again after so long. While I can’t share all the photo’s we took I can share a few of my family.
Jake was there but for some reason was absent when camera was around, going out is sometimes a bit of a mission. Being prepared, with food they eat. Sun cream plenty of water. Meds. Despite my car aircon not being super great and not taking the wrong exit off the motor way this time the journey there was great and pretty straight forward this time. Parking was ok at first we had three hours parking and when our time was up Jake put his social skills to use asking if we could stay for longer as there were road works where my niece lived thankfully they were kind enough to let us register the car and stay till it was time to go. We loved seeing the first dance and them opening the gifts from is the cutting of the cake. It’s so nice when you get to welcome someone into your family although I admit we are a little unique and take sometime to get used to, we are very family orientated and accepting people. When you get to be with family after a long time apart you just feel content and at home. My Niece and new nephew were amazing hosts they make such a beautiful couple and quite clearly besotted with each other. I loved seeing All the kids playing in the pool having water fights .I love weddings as I a bit mushy and romantic, sometimes though with big wedding a there is a lot of timed things posing for photos meal plans when thing happen in what order.but this was laid back relaxed things just flowed so naturally.
My sister in law messaged the day before asking if I could pick up confetti must be a shortage as all the shelves were empty of pre made boxes so I got the stuff to make them and my Niki and Jake spent about four hours getting creative and making the boxes for card and decorating them. They learn how to make boxes at school this time they did it together while in prepared for Josh’s home coming
They were real cute looking , they tied little ribbons on the top, mostly white but also blue, tradition to have something blue at weddings.
It kind of reminded me of preparing for my wedding a little where we were preparing food and hand making things like bridesmaids flowers. Decorations, all them last minute details.
It’s funny really our Izzy was one of the bridesmaid at our wedding, she looked as beautiful then, as she did on her big day. If anyone deserves this day it is Izzy she graduated in nursing Just as covid struck and has worked so hard throughout on a covid ward, she has had to endure so much and seen so much since then. She is the kindest sweetest funniest girl ever so caring and compassionate.
She has the most beautiful free spirit, strong, feisty loving.she amazes me. Her new husband has the most amazing smile and laugh.
The journey home was a bit longer than expected the part of the motorway we were meant to travel on was closed so following the sat nav and diversion signs in the dark took a little extra concentration. We got back every one was tired.
Today was a bit more challenging, back to work with Hayley and we finally got to do some cooking lessons. She made her stuff peppers she is good when you break things down into easy steps for her
She loves cooking, this is where the challenging bit comes in, I had a call from Jake’s s summer
He had school an accident his nose was bleeding and they had trouble getting it to stop and as a precaution they asked me to take him to walk in center.a staff member came to hospital with us but left to go back to finish day once were were booked in at a&e.. The accident involved a football kick around and an accidental elbow to nose. It was pretty quite when we arrived obviously the did the pre entry covid questions, and a bit of explaining why there were two of us accompanying him.But after quick explanation we were allowed in together watering a facemask obviously was important Jake wanted to wear his and did but held it off his nose. It stopped bleeding when we got there , the wait for doctor didn’t take to long and he was very hold with Jake his nose has a slight deviation they gave us some care to help, and said to wait five days for swelling to go down before. And if the nose still is looking slightly out of normal place to phone doctors and get a referral to the nose
specialist fracture clinic, I guess it’s a waiting game. Jake has his last day of summer school tomorrow and he is keen to finish it, this course apart from the accident today has been amazing opportunity. He has gone outside his comfort zone tried different things, his sleep pattern has been a bit better but that’s because he really has been more active and has a similar scedual as school hours. There is possible going to be some bruising in next couple of days but again there might not. Thankfully my son and hubby were home to watch Harley while I attended to Jake, and she ended up being an hour late for day center but we got her there in the end. She had her social media club today. After I dropped hayley off I went back home to wash Jakes can’t and clothes that had blood on them. He was more bothered that he got blood on his coat then his nose, we have had a few more small nose bleeds and a bit of a head ache which he took meds for and he spent the afternoon sitting with his brother playing games. I had to pick Hayley up and top her home. Today though was just so crazy I got takeout for dinner on way home.
While I was waiting this young girl couldn’t of been more then 12 came in and ordered chicken and chips, it was about 3.50 she went to use her card to pay but they only accept cash at this place they told her to go get cash from cash point next door. She came back and said she didn’t know how bless her she was young and didn’t speak much English, I just payed for it for her. I was sitting there thinking about the food I got my kids and that sometimes because of their eating issues they don’t eat. And there was this young girl hungry trying to pay for her dinner, made me feel so sad.
Anyway that’s my blog for tonight don’t think I will get much sleep tonight will be check-in in on Jake through night.
Good night. Much love Faye xxx