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Accepting there is no try!


One day it was News Years day and the next it was the 20th January and you were wondering if somehow you fell into a time machine on New Years day and it sent you to the 20th January, because that feels like the only logical explanation.

It can’t possibly be nearly the end of the first month of the year. I can’t possibly be 20 days away from having my fourth child (I still haven’t packed my hospital bags – I don’t even have stupid linen savers yet). I can’t possibly be filling in cricket matches and gala dates for end of February!

The only reasonable explanation for this all is they have perfected the time machine and I was used, unknowingly, as a guinea pig!

2013 didn’t end of too great for us. A lot of stuff happened that I didn’t blog about. Some it resolved itself but  some of it forced it’s way into 2014 and for the first two weeks of the year David and I were huddled in whispered conversations in the panic room trying to figure out a plan of action. Many spreadsheets have been set up, I am tracking the movements of all 5 members of this household. (Marcia you would be proud).

But as is the ying and yang of life, things started looking up last week. We both got some positive news and we have left the panic room for the first time this year and are now in the action room. My usual approach when things get tough is similar to Julia’s ostrich approach – head in the sand and hope that either it passes by without touching you or that someone else deals with it but the problem with that this year is that I don’t have the time for that. Decisions have to be made now, action plans need to be set up today, there is no try anymore – there is only do now.

We are not running free in fields of lavender with unicorns and rainbows just yet but we are doing. We are moving forward. We are standing together and fighting the good fight one day at a time.

I am accepting that today I can do something to change it. I am accepting that I am actually good enough. I am accepting that it will work out.

How has your year started?



  1. 20 January, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    Good on you for hitching up your skirts and moving forward.

  2. 20 January, 2014 / 7:11 pm

    Now of course I’m so curious I want to know WHAT HAPPENED!!!!

    Always proud of you!!!! Although a money spreadsheet never hurts ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 20 January, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    I’m glad you’re heading out of the woods…even if you aren’t skipping along in the fields of lavender yet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    My year is off to a rough start too. Stupid kidneys. Also there’s a fair bit of pressure to find a new job, a new house, a new car, a new laptop, and my dad has three times in the last month or so told me he thinks I should start dating again. Fuck.it.all.

    One day at a time. That’s the only way through it huh?

  4. 21 January, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    Shew…the pressure is on, I can’t believe we are already at this side of January. Sometimes I wish I can throw out an anchor to hold time back.

  5. MeeA
    21 January, 2014 / 9:24 pm

    LOL about the linen savers! In 4 pregnancies and births, I can recall only ever using *one* linen saver. But then, I may have been focusing on other things at the time… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    You will be fine.

  6. 23 January, 2014 / 10:26 pm

    Oy. I can truly say that January has annihilated me. Well, almost. I am just barely managing to stay afloat. But. We hang in there, because this too shall pass.
    Hope you are OK.

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