My name is Lexy Ellis, but one day I fully intend to change my name by deepol to Mammy Woo.
This is because now the Irish One has finally decided ‘to put a ring on it’ (he likes it so he should have blatantly put a ring on it earlier but whatever!) I will remain Mammy Woo instead of becoming Mrs Irish One.
It isn’t that I do not like the surname Doyle, I do, and the comedy value will keep me going for years… (Cup of Tea?) But more that I like being difficult and think Lexy Woo sounds cooler.
I am mammy to 2 year old boxer and screamer extrordinaire, Addison Jake Woo. We chose Addison by accident. (His name. He, himself, was planned. Ish.)
I have been told it’s a girls name.
He is a boy.
We chose Jake after my brother, who left this world too soon, but lives on in my heart and in my memories, which can never be stolen. I miss him everyday, and when I see him again I’m going to kill him. (In a loving way.)
I was on maternity leave, then Post Natal depression and DETD (doing embarrassing things disease) got the better of me and I ended up being a little bit sectioned in to a mental hospital.
It was a dark time for me, mostly because I couldn’t reach the light switch from my bed.
I am now crawling out from the other side of the tunnel and attempting to go back to work, a healthy fully rounded individual, with the light shining brightly.
It’s not easy, and I don’t pretend it is.
I find wine helps though. And Friendship. And Square crisps.
I used to be cool. Then I had a baby.
Now I wee when I sneeze.
I hope you enjoy my blog.
It’s like my therapy, so try not to laugh too much.
My rules for living?
No one can make you feel inadequate unless you let them.
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
You do not have to be blood related to be family.
If you have nothing nice to say, see a therapist.
How people treat you is their Karma, how you react is yours.
Search for the serenity to accept the things you cannot change, the courage to fight for the things you can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Call if you need me.
Or email me on Mammywoo@hotmail.com.
(Yes, hotmail. I am not old, I am vintage.)