Highs and Lows of this Week

IMG_4825If we were having coffee, I’d tell you all about our holiday in Devon. I’ve written some reflections about our time away this week (Summer Holiday), but I haven’t had a chance to tell you yet how much I enjoyed jumping in muddy puddles and running into the Atlantic ocean with my son. We sat quietly by a lake and drank in its stillness. We made lots of noise playing on musical instruments and singing as loudly as we could. Holding his hand while walking in woods, I felt my heart swelling with gratitude for having him in my life. It has been a life-long dream. I was glad to have time and space to savour those special moments of deep connection between us.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that we are having a challenging week-end. It’s hard to believe that I took this photo on Tuesday when I went to paddle in the sea. Yesterday morning my son returned from the nursery with chicken pox. It means several things:

  • He’ll be off nursery for a week;
  • I’ll need to cancel/reschedule whatever I’ve got next week;
  • I’m probably infected too because I haven’t had chicken pox as a child;
  • My baby girl might get chicken pox too;
  • The timing could not have been worse, because we are visiting my family in Azerbaijan in two weeks time and the next week meant to be about getting ready.

Well, whatever it is we shall survive. I hope you have a great week ahead. Do stop by Diana’s website. She kindly hosts week-end coffee shares.

22 thoughts on “Highs and Lows of this Week

  1. I hope that you didn’t catch them due to being immune to them. My fiancé’s colleague was off work for 5 weeks as she had chickenpox, but I think it was not due to contagiousness (after all the quarantine time is 2 weeks) but due to the look of her skin. I guess as an adult it’s a bit more difficult to deal with them.
    Good luck! And stay in food health.
    I do wish you a good and calm weekend.

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  2. Sorry to hear about the chicken pox! But at least its usually a one time deal. Once you get through this bout, it will long gone! I hope it passes quickly for your family and you are all well for your next adventure. Stopping by from the #weekendcoffeeshare link up. 🙂

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    • Danielle, thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words. I really enjoyed reading your post too. You have such warmth about you, it shines through your writing. I hope you have wonderful next few months and I’ll stop by for coffee at yours in mid-December 🙂 Meanwhile, I hope I get to read more of your wonderful writing!

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  3. Oh no, I remember the chicken pox – it wasn’t pretty. I hope the virus skips over you because you’re going to have your hands full with your little ones. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope you find time to pack for your trip. Take care 😀

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  4. I’m glad to hear that you had a good time on vacation, but so sorry to hear about the chicken pox! I had them twice when I was young, as I had a very mild case the first time. The second time was awful—I was meant to be going on a trip the next day when we found the first one, and so of course I had to stay home.

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  5. Firstly I’m glad you had a lovely time in Devon, (not quite Cornwall but pretty close!)
    Chicken pox can be so horrid, my lad came down with it the day we were going on holiday. Fortunately we were driving so arrived a couple of days late. Camomile lotion works really well to help ease the itching. Hope the pox disappears soon.

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  6. Your post made me tear up. I have deep feelings of gratitude when I am with my son as well. It’s wonderful to love and be loved.
    Good luck with the chicken pox. When Alex got it when he was 3, he handled it really well, and was better much quicker than expected. Hope that happens in your case.
    Hope you don’t get it. I’ve heard it’s much more difficult and serious in adults.

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