Monday, May 23, 2011

Re-Vintaging Myself

My footstool, available for sale at the SVJ EX

Some of you may have been wondering whats been going on with me in the last few months
My blog posts have been sporadic and not containing much substance. In fact a little light on and clearly not from a committed blogger.
I have enjoyed blogging enormously, don't get me wrong. I love the fact that I have friends now from all over the world. Not much chance of that happening so easily really is there. And such strong support of each other. Wonderful and amazing. So with this in mind I am going to tell you what has been going on in my life of late. Not to whinge, complain or say poor me, but to let you in, because we are friends and it may help answer some questions.
In short, my marriage has disintegrated. My now ex-husband has had mental health issues for quite a while and that, along with my tolerance of his behaviour has seen the end. His behaviour was such a few weeks ago that I had to require police intervention a number of times. He is now out of the house and is, at present no longer a part of our lives.
As you can well imagine it has been a stressful period. My boys have had some issues and as I work as well, time is precious and just getting through the day is sometimes the best I can do.
But on the upside I am determined to achieve my goal to be a part of the Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza as previously mentioned (see previous blog post) and to begin making new goals for myself and my boys in the coming months and years.
So I think I am beginning to Re-Vintage myself..reshape myself in little and big ways. Take the good parts of the old me and use them to make something new and better. To be the best  mum I can be but making time for myself too, so I can do the things I love. The things you share with me here, and I share with you.

Nuff said....wont be mentioned again ;)

Irene xxx


Nelly said...

Desr Irene I wish you and your boys a wonderful future.I have been fortunate in taht my hubby has never been violent but my eldest daughter has Bi Polar and I know how she gets with her partners.I hope things go well for you from now on.

Junk-it Junction... said...

My heart goes out to you Irene, you are such a strong person to be coping with all that you do on a daily basis, but then to go through this, I hope you strive to be just you, and your boys will be happy if you are...
Im wondering since your boys have asphergers, that their father does too...
I wish I could be at the extravaganza, but Im counting on you all to take plenty of pics.
We are all behind you xx

Bayside Rose said...

Thanks for sharing Irene - I think it is very brave of you. Baby steps , one day at a time for yourelf and your kids is all you can do.
Will be thinking of you.
Pam x

Lyndel said...

oh Irene..big hugs, a difficult time for you I'm sure. I am looking forward to catching up with you at the SVJ in a few weeks time..if you need a hand with anything, setting up, day before, afterwards, anything, drop me an email lyndel.w at gmail dot com I only live a few minutes away from the Ashburton hall.

Naturally Carol said...

I can only imagine how difficult things have been for you. You are very courageous..even though you may not see yourself that way..and I respect you enormously for your actions. Thank you so much for sending me those cushion covers for Theodore in amongst all the events that were occurring in your household..true kindness! All the best in the coming weeks and months.

Monique said...

Sweetie, I'm so sorry. I wish I could be there in case you needed someone to listen. I'm only an email away. Sending you love, hugs & special thoughts to you & the boys. xxx

Elizabethd said...

Irene, thank you for sharing that sadness. I know from experience that you will go through ups and downs, but you will get there in the end. You have the support of your boys and that is important.
I'll be praying for you.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your family. Words cannot express the heartfelt, earnest concern for the well being of your family.

PrettyPinkPins said...

What a courageous woman you are. It's amazing how strong we can be to protect and care for our children. Bless you and your family. I wish nothing but the best for you all.

Lyndel said...

just sending a little Thursday Hug.. hope you're ok and that all is going according to plan.♥