Monthly Mostly......September 2013

Monday, 30 September 2013

Get Well Flowers from the other half
As usual, the end of the month has come round to bite me on the bottom, before I've even realised it's arrived. I've been dreading the end of the month so much, that I think that's why it arrived so quickly.

Here's what's been going on in my world in brief.


I've spent a rather large chunk of the month worrying about an upcoming dentist appointment - the afore mentioned reason for dreading the end of the month so much. I am a complete needle-phobe, although I have no idea why, as I had four teeth taken out in my teens in order to fit braces, but ever since one of my school injections made me vomit, I've had a mortal fear of them. Even thinking about it makes my stomach turn! Anyway, I needed to have two wisdom teeth removed, one of which was broken. Due to my obvious panics, it was decided I would need to be sedated in order for the procedure to go ahead. Obviously, this involved a needle in my arm. Hence, more panic. I eventually got around to my appointment. After having a mini fit prior to it taking place, and eventually allowing them to go ahead with the IV sedation it was fantastic! I don't remember a single thing about the procedure at all. Apparently I was shouting at one point, as I scared a few children in reception, but I honestly didn't have a clue. I have very vague memories of the rest of the afternoon also. I'm in some pain now, as it's all quite sore and swollen, and I'm struggling to eat much, but it's all been much more straightforward than I anticipated. 
This month has been a rather sad one in our household, in that we lost two family members, one in my boyfriend's family, and one in mine. We both had different relationships with each of these people, and for me, the funeral I attended did very strange things to my emotions. Having never been to one before I wasn't sure how I was going to manage it. I think what affected me the most was not the funeral itself, as I hadn't been overly close to them like I used to be, but seeing certain family members. I felt very odd afterwards, not upset, just odd, and found myself thinking very odd and strange thoughts that I didn't anticipate.
I've just finished The Cuckoo's Calling which was brilliant! I had read all of the Harry Potter novels, and then heard this was actually JK Rowling writing under a pseudonym. I hadn't been that bothered about The Casual Vacancy, even though I know she had written that, but this had such rave reviews as a detective story in its own right, it was just the identity of the author that actually drew it to my attention. I will review this in a separate post.  
Moving Forward
You may (or may not remember) I mentioned applying for a promotion in a previous post. I think I said I'd got the job as well, but up until this point I had no clue of when I was due to start. It's now been confirmed that I will start in December, so I'm really looking forward to moving on in my career.
Changing Over
The changing of the seasons marks a changing over in my home and wardrobe. The weekend before my extraction, I spent some time changing my home over in  preparation for being cosy of the colder months, and whilst I was feeling sorry for myself. Naturally once this job was done, the weather decided to have it's little "Indian Summer", but I'm still happy to have my snuggly blankets, cushions and chunky knits back out!
What have you been Mostly......?


  1. So sorry to hear about your losses lovely. Grief does do weird things to us- I was shaking with laughter at my nanna's funeral, and never cried about it. My mum was so worried! And having to see people at those events is always hard too- I had a panic attack at my cousin's funeral because I was forced to speak to someone and I couldn't deal with it in the situation. So you aren't alone lovely :)
    In other news, yay about the promotion, that's SO exciting!! And I'm excited about the return of the snuggly knits too :) xx

    1. I had ad weird panic attack thingy too - dad practically had to carry me! very weird!

  2. Congrats on the promotion!! I live the cosines of autumn too and the fab seasonal produce!

  3. Congrats on your promotion, that's brilliant news! Sorry to hear about yours and your boyfriend's losses - hope you're both coping okay.
    I really want to read The Cuckoo's Calling, looking forward to your review :)

    Jess xo

    1. Thank Jess. Hope you enjoyed the review :)

  4. So sorry to hear about yours and your boyfriend's losses :( Congrats on the promotion and I'm glad to hear the dentist appointment went well at the end. I hope that next month is better with exciting and wonderful things to come :)



  5. Aw so sorry about your losses :o( As for the Cuckoo's Calling I hated it, I found it so predictable x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

    1. Haha isn't it funny how we all like things differently - I had no idea on the outcome :)

  6. How sad to lose two people in a month, grieving is a curious process. I tend to feel rather relieved after the funeral, like it's a bit of a weight off my mind. Hurrah for your new job starting in December, that is something to look forward to x

    1. I ended up doing my autumn switchover - I came home sat for an hour just starting into space then cleaned and got all my cosiness out - so bizarre


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