Word of the Week 6/2/15


Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! How is it already Friday? And February? Time is flying by! I do enjoy pausing and thinking back over my week, and looking for an overriding theme, helps me to slow the time down. And I thank those of you that take the time to do the same and then link up with me here. It’s a pleasure to have you all.

If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every entry to the linky, and if you add the Word of the Week badge to your post to help spread the ‘word’, I also tweet them out.

My word of the week this week is:

cold

So yes, it’s been cold! You know that, I guess? Well, it’s had a bearing on my week as it seems to have affected us.

At the weekend, we went down to my brother’s in Bewdley. Lovely place, but oh so cold by the river. And where did my brother propose we luncheon? Oh yes, outside at one of the riverside pubs! There were patio heaters on, but it’d be fair to say that I still felt the cold!

I haven’t run in it. How useless am I? Just started running and now the freezing weather is putting me off it. I was berating myself to my mum and she told me you’re not supposed to exercise in freezing conditions as it could kill you. Well, I’ll be taking that advice and hiding behind it as an excuse then!

My hands always crack in the cold weather. I think the cold and the combination of washing them many times a day makes them very dry. I’m used to it, and used to them bleeding, but unfortunately, my poor little Boo came home with bleeding knuckles the other day which of course upset her. We’re getting through some hand cream here!

It makes me a bit grumpy, too. I think it’s the biting wind that we encounter on our morning school run that then puts me off venturing out in the day with Little Man. And I know we always feel better when we get out into the fresh air, but we’ve hibernated a bit this week, just popping in and out on school runs (oh, and to collect my mum from A&E, but that’s a whole other story!). He’s been very happy, as we’ve painted and crafted and played and read, but I’m itching to get out. I think a weekend family outing is needed, so I’ll get onto that!

Oh, and to round it off, the Husband and I woke up yesterday with colds. Hooray!

What about you? What one word sums up your week best? Please grab the badge, link up and share.

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33 thoughts on “Word of the Week 6/2/15

  • Sarah

    Goodlcuk with the running when the weather sorts it’s self out.
    Their poor little hands. What hand cream do you use?
    I’m using a bodyshop one atm…
    Hope Mum is ok?
    Hopefully a bug free weekend ahead…?
    Roll on some warmer weather!!

    Sa xXx

  • Mummy Tries

    I’ve chosen Winter for my word… but I’m being optimistic that’s it’s nearly over! Hope you have a better weekend lovely. I’ve been meaning to properly read your previous post since it came into my inbox, as only managed to skim it the other day xx

  • Potty Mouthed Mummy

    I do love the cold but it loses its appeal when you’re sweating putting on a toddler’s snowsuit and wellies, all for a 5 min walk! Ha ha. My hands are massively falling apart too. Sigh. Hope you get over your colds quickly! xx

  • Mommy's Little Princesses

    Oh gosh it sounds like you’ve had a really cold week indeed brrr. This cold weather certainly does take its toll on our hands always leaving them dry, cracked, bleeding and sore, it’s one of the things I really dislike about winter. I hope Boo’s hands are feeling much better today. Your mum is right its far to cold to be exercising lol. I hopeyour mum is okay!xx

  • Stephanie

    Hope your colds clear up quickly – I’ve been suffering with one this week too, so I hope you didn’t catch it from me 😉 I’ve been perfecting the hot toddy too and have included that in my #wotw post! Enjoy getting out and about this weekend, but don’t get too…. cold x

  • Karen

    My hands crack when it’s cold too, although so far I’ve been lucky… touch wood! I have found Nivea Hand SOS Intensive Balm to be very very good. It isn’t cheap – or I don’t think it is! but it is good and a little goes a long way. I also wear gloves whenever I go out no matter how long I’m out for.

  • Helen G

    It’s definitely been chilly this week, we haven’t seen much snow at all here in Suffolk though! I don’t mind the snow if we can stay in and snuggle but otherwise it can just be a pain!

    Helen X

  • Louise

    Dry hands are a pain when it gets cold – Sophie’s been suffering with this too and we’re getting through lots of cream here as well. Hope your hands and Boo’s heal quickly and the cream helps. It has been cold this week – it would put me off running too (if I ever found any motivation to do so in the first place!) and my mum says the same as yours. Hope your colds get better soon and thank you manage to enjoy some time out as a family over the weekend 🙂

  • Iona@redpeffer

    Oh no, I get cracked hands too, very sore, Poor Boo. Yes, I’ve found it really cold this week too. Puts you off going out doesn’t it. We’re off out both days this weekend and I have to say I can’t wait. Not quite the same as the cold monotony of the school run is it?! Hope your cold isn’t too bad xx

  • Multicraftingmummy

    I feel your pain!! Myself and Bella are suffering with crackec hands and we ve all had varying degrees of colds and bugs this week so i ve pretty much been housebound as well! It s actually supposed to be Spring over here in Ireland now but the weather doesn t seem to be agreeing! Hope we all warm up and get better soon!

  • Jayne @ SMABL

    Your word definitely describes this last week!. I get chapped hands when it’s cold, i’m currently plastering them in E45 Repair Cream, I can’t wait for the Summer months!.
    I hope your Mom is ok and hopefully You and your Hubby feel a little better soon xx

  • Louisa

    I have got all new gear to take up running but the only thing I have used has been my new earphones! I am not going out in this weather, I’m not insane! Hope your cold gets better soon. xx

  • Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    I really do not like the cold and wouldn’t be happy with a meal outside! I also get dry cracked hands in winter and so far the best cream that I have used has to be Crabtree and Evelyn’s hand therapy and I have tried a lot of creams! x

  • Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops

    We all have colds here too, well it started off as colds and I got sinusitis! Not nice!!
    I totally agree that it feels too cold to go out without a very good reason at the minute, I am usually a winter person as I love the snow, but for some reason this year I have had enough of the cold, maybe it is the fact that Boo has been ill on and off since October but I really can’t wait for the sping!!

  • Sharon Powell

    I know it doesn’t sound like a very positive week. It has been flipping freezing though. I’m usually very strange and a bit hot in my coat, scarf and gloves but not this week. Poor Boo with her bleeding knuckles. And a big fat thumbs down to getting colds 🙁 Hope your weekend outing blows some cobwebs away x

  • Debbie

    Oh no 🙁 I hope you and hubby recover quickly, and Boo’s knuckles to too, and I hope your mum is doing ok? What a week! Definitely not running weather either. I hope this week is kinder to you all.

  • Astrid

    I can relate. It’s been cold here too, and I heard someone say Feb 6 or 7 is usually the coldest day each year. I can’t stand ot be cold indoors, but outdoors it’s been nice.

  • Markus

    Hi there, just got to your blog via trulymadlykids and must say this “word of the week linky” sounds very much like fun! During the last week we had a few words that could qualify for that title! Trying to toilet train twin boys and having a puppy as well one word in particular comes to mind: “Disgusting”

  • Tracey @ mummyshire

    Oh I feel for you; just the thought of sitting by a river eating al fresco makes me grab forward blanket!! It has been very cold, the wind chill in particular has been cutting here, so I don’t blame you for staying in doors. I just hope your cold gets better and you guys warm up enough to venture outside for some fresh air!
    Have a good week xx

  • Debbie

    Hi Jocelyn, I’ve seen on the news that you’ve been having a cold time of it over there. A pub lunch sounds such a nice way to spend a lazy lunch time, but outside?…In the freezing cold…No way!

    I have recently found myself running less and blaming it on the weather too. That stopped this week as I realized it was becoming a habit and it’s not even as though it’s that cold here, although the winds have been terrible.

    At least the cold weather has given you a good excuse to spend some quality time at home with your Little Man and I hope you get over your colds soon too!

  • Sophie Lovett

    I hope your Mum’s ok! It has been properly cold recently hasn’t it? And I know we haven’t seen the worst of it down in Devon… Fingers crossed Spring won’t be too far away and we can all start warming up! X