Friday, 26 April 2013

LOOKING AT THE POSITIVE


It was a week of hospital visits (yes more than one). Doctors visits (with not so good test results for myself and someone very close to me). A week of a sick toddler, who then gave it to his Dad and I (love how gastro attacks everyone in the family, even Tira vomited). A week of a broken computer. A week basically filled with injury, illness and stress.


I was having a woe is me kind of day yesterday, but then a few things made me stop and think of how lucky I actually am, and instead of looking at the negative in each situation to find a positive. So here I am being honest and turning my negative into a positive.

I may be really broke, but I get to stay at home with Jarvis every day, something I did not get with Tamika. I may have a broken, on its way out, computer, but I have a clever partner who googled how to fix it and this old thing is now working again.

It is only gastro, and each time Jarvis farts/sharts he laughs, yes what a boy I have who already finds farting funny.

The doctors’ results are harder to turn into the positive, my good friend has been trying for ages to fall pregnant, and I finally convinced her to see the fertility specialist I saw. Her results have come back good for her age, but her partner has being diagnosed as infertile. My heart goes out to her, I know how hard it is to want a baby and not be able to have one, or in my case another one (or six). Yes call me crazy, but it fianc├ęs and my body would let me I would have a dozen babies. Yes this scares Justin.

I got my results back; two were okay, one not so good. But a little more cutting and it should be all good. A pertinent reminder to cover up and slip slop slap.

I have already spoken about Jarvis’s fist ambulance and hospital visit, however on Monday we had a second visit to emergency. Justin, Jarvis, and I were playing in the park and Jarvis tripped over busting not only his knee, but his nose open again. But it is okay, Jarvis now thinks emergency ward is a place to play with other kids.

So, yes I have had a crappy stressful week, but sometimes you need these to think of how good your life normally is and to make a point of looking for the good. The first image is of a rose I found in our garden, I did not even know we had a rose bush until I tackled the over-grown side of the house that I always avoid. But I cleaned it up and look what I found!

 Must remember to clean this section of the garden more often.

 How pretty are passion fruit flowers?

 I have passion fruit! Does anyone know when they are ready for picking?



10 comments:

  1. oh lordy lord, no wonder you need a paper bag! great to put a positive spin on the week though, even the stressful days are days to rejoice. I am so sorry for your friends results and yours, keep positive and smile lots, it's great medicine.passion flowers blow me away. hugs xxxxxx

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    1. Mine is only stage one melanoma. So not that bad. As much as I wish everyday for another baby, or six, I am eternally grateful that my body has allowed me to have to. Which makes me feel greedy when I know of so many other women struggling with fertility issues.
      I didn't even know that there were passion fruit flowers! But how amazing are they?!

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  2. That does sounds like a heavy week...good for you for spinning it in a positive way.
    I hope that gastro has left your house.
    And I hope that Jarvis's nose has fully healed!
    Fingers crossed that this week is a better one for all of you!

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    1. Gastro is still lurking. Jarvis is still farting like a 50 year old truck driver then turning around laughing a if to say "What did that just come out of MY butt?".
      Some weeks test us, this has been one of them.

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  3. Sorry to see Jarvis had a return trip to the doctor and you have all had health issues to deal with.Your friend will need lots of support to get through this sad news.
    The rose was a wonderful find, right when you needed a bright spot in your week,hope you get some more blooms before it rests for the winter.Now is the time to feed and make sure it gets plenty of sun, as the blooms stop about June to July.
    The passion fruit will be ripe when they turn dark blackish purple or yellow, depending on the type.I am not sure when they are ripe and sweet to eat, (do they fall off the vine ?) maybe the local nursery or library gardening books can help.

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    1. I was waiting for the passion fruit to turn purple. But they seem to be falling off the vine before the do so. Have been trying to do research on them, but so far all say they will change colour. If this is so, why are they falling off the vine? Hmm more research is needed.

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  4. Haha how cute is that Jarvis laughs every time he farts! I hope everything gets better for you guys! I have never had a passion fruit before but I'd love too...I think they don't plant those in Greece.

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    1. He looks behind and then shrugs as if to say not me. They laughs. What a boy! Oh and no, neither Justin and I laugh when we fart so I have no idea where he got this from

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  5. Dominic gets excited every time he's fart audibly too. "MAMA! I TOOOOTED" =D. Such boys these two. I'm sorry about your crummy week. I hope you all are starting to feel better.

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    1. I had a really bad week with both Jarvis and I sick, oh and of course I had to get my period on top of it. But this week Justin is sick, and let me tell you that is a whole lot worse to deal with. Men and their "Man Colds"

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