Friday 14 December 2018

This Week my word of the Week is: Overwhelmed! #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:

I hit that point at the start of the week where I was feeling overwhelmed by Christmas. I get like this every year worrying if we have enough money for everything and will be done in time? Everything always works out OK but I couldn't help stressing.

I had an awful dream that it was Christmas eve and I couldn't find any of the presents, when I did find them none of them were wrapped and it was an hour before the kids got up! Eek! What a nightmare! It gave me the kick up the bum I needed to get the presents wrapped. I still have a few left to do but the majority is done. Phew! 

I have a shopping delivery coming today with all the snacks, chocolates and crisps which will be hidden away from the kids until closer to the big day and I am filling the freezer with party food. I don't usually shop like this over Christmas but this year I am not cooking Christmas lunch so didn't need to do the big shop and take up a delivery slot that someone else could use. I will have to take a trip to Asda in the run up to Christmas but to be honest we don't need that much. It is so strange not doing the big Christmas food shop. I feel a little lost to be honest.

Yesterday we had another meeting with the SENCO woman at the school about Ellie just like the one we had in October. She had so many positive things to say about my girl. I felt quite overwhelmed by it. For years we had teachers saying Ellie is so quiet, doesn't get on with her work and has no friends. Now it's the opposite! It is so lovely to hear and sometimes I really can't believe my girl is doing so well!

As the SENCO woman is also Ellie's science teacher we also found out that she has a target of +1 at the end of the school year and she's already working at a 1 which means by the end of the year after some more tests she will have easily smashed her target grade! Hooray! I can't wait to find out how she is doing in the rest of her subjects!

Now that the week is just about done I am feeling more on top of things and a lot less stressed. Phew!


  1. That is fabulous news about Ellie, I love to hear that she's doing so well x
    I always get overwhelmed at this time of year too, and that dream is a common one of mine..hehe it does get you moving to get things done though. That said, I really must start wrapping some presents!
    Thanks for linking up to #WotW xx

  2. How wonderful to have such a positive meeting about Ellie. Hope you were smiling from ear to ear. This time of year is overwhelming. I'm definitely with you on that one. I'm at the point that if I do no more, it really won't be the end of the world, but I do still have time. Have a good week. #wotw

  3. So glad that you had such positive feedback about Ellie. I can relate to feeling overwhelmed - I have a moment like that every Christmas too. I can imagine it must feel a little strange not to have the big food shop to do. We’re just having lots of nibbles on Christmas Day and keeping our Christmas dinner simple this year. #WotW

  4. I have the Christmas panic every year too, although I had mine a few weeks ago. We're all organised now, which is a relief!
    That's such good news about Ellie.

  5. Well done Ellie and lovely to hear you had a positive meeting with the school. We can't help pre Christmas panic can we, I get it every year even though I am pretty on top of everything. And yes it always gets done in the end x

  6. Ah I am thrilled the SENCO meeting was positive well done Ellie for being a star, and I think that is our plan for next year to do nothing although I am looking forwards to this year x