Since I’ve been away for a while, I’m kinda uninspired on what to write about. So I reckon some challenges will get the creative juices flowing….
To start with, Cee’s SYW questions…
Have you ever participated in a distance walking, swimming, running, or biking event? Tell your story. Five years ago I took part in the Race for Life 5K event with my then 4 year old son dressed as Batman! We pretty much walked it & managed it in an hour, which wasn’t so bad considering I had him on my back for most of it… Then three years ago, I did it again with my daughter who was 3 at the time. She was kitted out with a tutu, fairy wings, sparkly boppers and the most colourful stripy tights I’ve ever seen!! We managed it in 40 mins that time, she weighs considerably less than her brother and likes to walk. It was nice to take part in something for a good cause, but it just reaffirmed my dislike of being around large crowds of people.
Name one thing not many people know about you. Even though I’ve been more upfront about my Aspergers over the last couple years, most people still do not know about it. Most of those who do know about it, don’t realise I was diagnosed when I was pregnant with my son over ten years ago. They think it’s a fairly recent thing, since I’ve only started being honest about it. At first I hid it, then for a couple years I dropped hints that I might be or was considering getting tested, to gauge responses & see who might support or dismiss me. Then I just started admitting it, because I was tired of pretending. It’s exhausting dealing with people & social situations, I think I’ve reached the age where I just don’t give a fuck if it bothers anyone..
What is your favorite flower? I don’t actually have a favourite flower. I suppose if I had to narrow it down…. Moonflowers, Morning Glory & any type of Blossom.
Things I want to have in my home (paintings, hot tubs, book cases, big screen tv etc) I don’t actually want any particular things. What I would love is to be able to fix up our home to the condition it deserves to be in. We bought our house just over three years ago. It’s roughly about 120/30 years old and we bought it from an elderly lady in her eighties. Nothing had been done to it for at least ten years, so we got it at a good price. We just didn’t realise exactly how much work was going to be required to bring it back!! We’re pretty sure it still has the original slate tiles and the decor is like the Tardis, a different decade in every room! It’s a beautiful house, I just wish we had the money to put into all the repairs and renovations it really needs!
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? The schools here started their Spring Holidays last week, so I’ve been able to hang with my kids and laze about or head out on adventures whenever we fancy. This coming week is the last week of holiday so I get to spend more time with them.. Thanks to my family taking them separately, I also got to spend some one on one time with each of them! I’m always grateful for that…