Friday 23 September 2022

This week my Word of the Week is: Discombobulated! #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


This week has been a really strange one. I have felt rather discombobulated. hehehe It sounds a very fancy word but just another way to say confused. There were times when I didn't know whether I was coming or going.

We of course had the Queens funeral on Monday. I watched all the coverage from about half past 9 in the morning and ended up crying a few times. The first time when they first moved the coffin on the carriage and then when I saw her horse watching the funeral procession and then the Corgis. Bless them. I felt so sad for the Royal family but Princess Charlotte and Prince George did a great job. I was feeling quite worried for them but they seemed to handle it well, the little princess especially. What a sweetheart she is! They all must have been exhausted, I was and I was just sat at home.

Since Monday I have been so confused about what day it was, I've either been a day ahead or a day behind and just to confuse things even more I got the shopping delivered yesterday and went to see my dad which are usually things reserved for a Friday. 

The reason I went to my dad's yesterday was because I didn't want to be home alone right until half past six in the evening when Becky got up to do her night shift. Ellie was staying at school to help out with the open evening and wasn't coming home until just after 8pm and Stu is on the late shift so was getting off the bus a stop early and meeting Ellie from school. As much as I like time to myself during the day I do start to miss everyone by the late afternoon. It was so strange having the early evening to myself. I didn't like it one bit. 

The weather is knocking me off kilter too. When I get up on a morning it's so chilly and when the sun goes down it gets cold too but during the day it's still quite warm. I went out earlier in the week, first thing with a coat and regretted it a couple of hours later when I was sweating buckets. I want to fully embrace everything Autumn but during the day it's still too warm. I am making it up on an evening though, blankets are out and hot chocolate is being drunk. I shouldn't complain, at least during the day I can still get the washing out on the line.

This has been the first full week where Becky is working her set hours at the care home. She does 4 shifts one week and three the next. It is taking some getting used to her shifts not being all over the place but at least we can plan things now. She's already worked out she gets Halloween, Bonfire night and New Year off but will be working Christmas Eve and Christmas day night. She's gutted but we will work something out, she won't miss out celebrating, I'm sure.

How has your week been?

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  1. Oh what a shame Becky has to work at Christmas. I remember when I worked in a care home they put me on the Christmas shifts and my children were only 5 and 6 years (It was a long time ago, I'm talking about my eldest kids) They wouldn't change my shifts so I quit! Back then though, it was easy to walk out of one job and into another. I think my daughter is working late on Christmas Eve this year, but she won't be working Christmas Day because they only do emergency operations and she's not on the emergency lists. I'm quite jealous that you had some alone time in the evening. I would love to get rid of my family, haha! xx

  2. I agree with you! discombobulated sounds very accurate. We had Thursday off as a public holiday so it felt like a Sunday to me. Then I was off work on Friday for Sams graduation and now it feels like a Monday. I'm all over the place mentally and emotionally! Maybe next week will feel more normal. Anyway, I hope you have a great weekend Kim xx

  3. I know that word! It's been like that for us for about 2 weeks! We watched the funeral too. So sad, but at the same time so regal! I enjoyed watching it, observing the family members and reflecting on how well the queen carried out her duties.
    All the best for the week ahead for you and yours.

  4. I kept messing up which day was which all week too! I don't even really know why either.

  5. Discombobulated is such a great word, although not such a great feeling. The Queen’s funeral was very moving. I can imagine it must have been exhausting for them all – especially the younger ones. The weather is tricky at the moment with the cold mornings and the milder afternoons. That’s a shame about Becky working Christmas Eve and Christmas Day night – at least you know well in advance though to help plan things. #WotW