If we were having coffee in my cosy freshly cleaned living room, I’d tell you how hot drinks are keeping me going at the moment because it’s been bitterly cold in Wales this week. There were even a few flakes of snow falling when I went to the shop the other day.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m pretty happy that I got discharged from the Home Treatment Teams (HTT) care yesterday. My mental health is now back to being manageable which means that I’m starting to enjoy things again, and self care is actually working and making a difference. The HTT always help me so much, it’s comforting to know that they will be there if I’m in a crisis, and I realise that I’m lucky being able to access their services whenever I need it.
My little one is also happier this week as her care worker at Barnados Young Carers said that she will help us get my little one into a high school which has better pastoral care. I have been incredibly worried about the high school my little one has been assigned to (due to catchment areas, and other boring stuff), and I feel it definitely isn’t right for her (For so many reasons). My daughter also felt the same way, and because of her anxiety attacks and her finding them super embarrassing (which isn’t helped by the kids laughing at her because of it), wants to start high school with new people and have a fresh start. Her care worker said that she’d help us reapply on medical grounds so it has taken a bit of the stress away. It helped me so much because without me saying anything to her care worker about the school situation, she said that she thought the school my daughter was going to would not be in her best interests, so it made me feel less like I was being anxious or neurotic about it because she thinks the same as I do. After the care worker left our house, my daughter felt so much more positive, she even said she now feels excited about starting high school in September. There’s going to be a lot of paperwork and so forth, but it should get sorted soon.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that my eBay delivery of canvasses arrived and my daughter and I have been painting. I posted my daughters painting on Facebook, and bless my friends, they really seemed to love it. Here is her painting:-
and here is my painting, it’s a family portrait, haha.
I wasn’t really feeling the creative buzz, but it’s just so fun to paint. I had wanted to paint a killer whale originally. At least the next time I am feeling the creative buzz I have plenty of spare canvasses to hand. My daughter always surprises me with her creativity and ideas. She said she felt driven to paint the time of night where the sky looks so colourful behind the blackness of the trees and mountains. My Facebook friend said that it’s called the “Blue hour”, and I think that describes her painting pretty well.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that it’s now the 4 year anniversary of my recovery from an eating disorder and I wrote about it in this post:- 4 Year Anniversary of Eating Disorder Recovery if you’d like to read it. I had previously talked more about what it’s like to have an eating disorder rather than my recovery from it, so it felt pretty cool to write about it in a different way.
So how are you guys? Have a good week?
Hope you have a great weekend.
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