We had a lovely Imbolc, though I haven't had a chance to share since then. We really didn't get up to much though I did plant some herb seeds for my kitchen, which are sprouting nicely and of course I decorated my altar, which I think always looks so pretty at this time of the year with all the candles to make it shine :)
Then came the rest of the week... by last Friday (and if you're male you might not want to read on or just pretend like you don't know what I'm talking about) I hit my Moontime. Now my psychic tinglings have been working overtime these last couple of weeks, whether it was down to the full moon, the Sabbat, my awaiting period or a mixture of the three I don't know but it has been a little crazy. Of course now that my body has settled down from having Ethan I returned this month to migraine central having one Sunday night and one Monday afternoon. Even now I can feel it hasn't completely lifted and have been having to take it very slow.
This has been compounded by some news I received that stressed me out and of course that thing I had been dreading.... Ethan's developmental check. Yes, it was on Monday morning, smack bang in the middle of my two migraines so I was, as you can imagine, feeling pretty delicate anyway. By the time it was finished I really felt like I was doing a terrible job with him and I found myself crying on the way home. The long and short of it was that they told me they are concerned with his lack of mobility and the fact that he is 'underweight' for his height compared to what his birth weight was.... oh and that they'd be 'checking up on me'! Apparently I'm not feeding him enough! Even though I have to stop him from eating so he doesn't make himself sick! So now I've been told I have to get a doctor involved to make sure there's no underlying medical cause to his lack of weight. I'd just like to add tat this point that he's certainly not lacking in energy he just hasn't podged up like most kiddies his age. Just about the only saving grace was that I know I'm doing just what I did with my daughter and she turned out fine, but it was pretty downheartening to have two women telling me what I should be doing with my son like I have no idea and then looking at me like I'm a liar when I'm saying that I am doing all those things! Grrrr.... as you can see I've moved past the upset phase and into the angry phase!
And so we come to today, Wednesday *sighs* and I'm sitting here having been counting the sleeps until my holiday starts on Saturday for like the last two weeks (only 3 to go now!) and what do I see when I wake up this morning? Snow! SNOW! The last two times we've tried to go away - due to leave on the Saturday - the Wednesday prior has brought snow which has, for some reason, stopped us from going! I am assured that this time round, snow or no snow, I will get to go... and once again I must stress how badly I'm in need of this break before my head explodes from having to deal with both my own problems and those going on around me! So fingers crossed it will still go ahead, I'm charging my camera batteries eagerly so I can take plenty of pictures to share when I go, and I'm not taking "we can't go" as a viable response this weekend! Lol.