Lately


I haven’t blogged much lately, I know. I just really haven’t felt like it… nothing has really inspired me to write. Each time I sit down to write anything my mind just goes blank. It’s also because life has been quite exhausting lately and I honestly just haven’t had the time or the energy.

Things around here are pretty tough at the minute. On top of the recent stress with the neighbours there are lots of other things making life hard. Hedgehog has killer toothache being caused by a rotten tooth that the dentist is refusing to take out despite the fact it’s infected and is causing him agony. He’s been referred to the hospital for surgery but they’ve said it’ll be 6-8 weeks until he gets an appointment. In the meantime he barely sleeps or eats and can’t do anything but sit around in agonising pain holding his head. On top of all the other pain he has to deal with on a day-to-day basis it’s just a bit ridiculous. Consequently even more of the burden of daily living is falling on me. I literally don’t stop from morning until about 1.30am most days.

We’ve got all the usual financial worries, but on top of that everything in our house seems to be breaking one after the other. The air conditioner (which is SORELY missed in this heat!), the fridge, our tumble-dryer is almost dead, our microwave… it seems that every week something else breaks and we just don’t have the money to replace it. I’m trying to make the budget stretch but there’s only so much you can do with a tiny income. Top that with recent vet bills and things are getting tight.

Nookie’s sleep is all over the place. She doesn’t go to sleep most nights until gone 1am. Naps are usually late and much of the time on me. So Hedgehog and I are rarely getting a moment to ourselves. On the bright side she is really lovely to be around at the minute. My baby is growing so fast! Each day she seems to understand more and be able to converse on a deeper level. She’s marvellous.

So yeh, life is plodding along. Tough as always but still full of joy. Nookie and I still fill our days with activities and fun; seeing friends and making trips out to places. I’m still loving my life. I just wish it wasn’t quite so difficult at the minute.

Here are a few pictures of our recent fun times spent together:

Ready for an extremely rare night out... saying goodbye to Nookie

Ready for an extremely rare night out… saying goodbye to Nookie

Exploring in the sun

Exploring in the sun

Splash!

Splash!

Having a picnic in the sun

Having a picnic in the sun

Nookie's new trick - dangling

Nookie’s new trick – dangling

We've visited sooo many parks, making the most of the beautiful weather we've had

We’ve visited sooo many parks, making the most of the beautiful weather we’ve had

And done some naked paddling (quick, someone call social services!)

And done some naked paddling (quick, someone call social services!)

We went to a theme park and had the best day ever! Here we are getting ready to shoot some monsters

We went to a theme park and had the best day ever! Here we are getting ready to shoot some monsters

We went on so many rides

We went on so many rides

We even got to ride on dinosaurs!

We even got to ride on dinosaurs!

Of course we've also had lots of fun at home too. :)

Of course we’ve also had lots of fun at home too. :)

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