I am late to this because after the week’s events I feel exhausted. Things look like they are going to get better after a 8 month campaign of harassment by so-called children on the street. Eggs at the door, graffiti, foul language on the rare occasions I have tried to challenge them and threats to my children and pets. I have asked more than once what their problem is with us so we can try to resolve it but again all I get is verbal abuse. On to my first reason to be cheerful …
1. After finally asking for police assistance, we have had 2 days of peace. Things hit a head this week when my teenage son was attacked physically and verbally at school and on his walk home. His glasses were smashed so he could not see, he was pushed against a fence so that it fell over, he was put in a headlock and he was kicked. The police have made it quite clear to the culprits that this is not acceptable and they are on a warning to leave us alone. I am still a little nervous that us informing the police might escalate things but at the moment we are enjoying the peace. All we want is to be left alone to get on with our lives. School telephoned me to say that it was clear my son was not in the wrong. The police are going to inform the culprit family’s landlord too. It feels good to say out loud what we have faced since moving here and to get support from the authorities and from online friends too.
2. I thought the heating was not working yesterday but Him Indoors came home from work and had it working in minutes.
3. I see changes in my behaviour and mood that show the Prozac is working well. I am getting more done earlier in the day and feeling motivated to tackle things rather than letting them overwhelm me. I am having a telephone consultation with my GP next week and want to stay on such happy pills. I like myself better as I am at the moment.
4. My brother is coming to see us next weekend and has also offered us some cash to help with Christmas expenses.
5. Next weekend will be my birthday and I am hoping I might get a gift of some lovely perfume. I have certainly dropped hints.
6. Through a troublesome week, my children have amused me with their comments on all manner of things from sprouts to soap operas.
7. I have a new diary for home education purposes. I think we need more structure or I do at least so this will help. I have also just tidied up our home education resources. Doing so made me realise just how much we actually are covering although I still feel anxious about what is a very new journey for us.
8. I managed to get to the BritMums Christmas party at the Imperial War Museum. I was very late despite setting off early but I did manage to connect with the BritMums team and some lovely bloggers. Once again, I was not quite myself after the week’s event but in other times, I may well have bottled the whole thing and I did get there so let’s celebrate that.
9. We are heading up to London for a fun event tomorrow.
The future’s bright and the front door is egg-free!