Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Bits and bobs

I wont be on blogger much over the next few weeks. My mum is slowly passing away and it is starting to take its toll!

The toll being dealing with a mentally competent older person who is actually seriously ill but denies medical intervention. Actually denies there is anything wrong at all, in the fact that she knows there is something wrong but refuses to do anything about it. Bloody selfish really. 

My parents for newer readers were not the best parents, not the worst by a long shot but certainly not the best. They were exemplary grandparents and my main focus at the moment is helping my children deal with this. 

Apologies for any bad grammar or spelling mistakes I'm tired. Dealing with the above, errant siblings, GCSE exam revision (not mine), Mike working away etc etc work isn't too bad.....

Some funny's to brighten this post

I've joined Instagram, quite by mistake may I add. My eldest donated his old Ipad to me and I was messing around one evening. Honestly its that easy.

Mike and I were putting the garden to bed over the weekend. We were (I) cutting one of the shrubs back and discovered oodles of caterpillars on it! I forgot about them until yesterday until my eldest shouted me from upstairs. Please bare in mind that he graduated from uni with honours! Whats this on my bed? Erm caterpillars darling!!! pfft

Its my birthday at the weekend. We have put all major plans on hold no Yarndale or nice days out, Or meals come to that I shall be unjoying Kentucky fried rat at my mothers. She might eat some of it you see (she hasn't for the past 10 days) What the hell i'm going to have from there chips and corn on the cob possibly. I digress Mike has bought me lots of lovely presents I will be well and truly spoilt I've ordered a few of them (on Mikes say so) I placed an order at WoolWarehouse for a blanket pack, some extra wool and while I was at it a couple of Tulip crochet hooks. I wasnt paying, what can I say. Except one of the hooks I have placed in the blanket pack and the other has been squirreld? away with my extra yarn. Bad person Joanne Bad person.

I shall try and remember my blogger password so I can comment in work as it is where I am reading your blogs.

Hope all is well take care xx


37 comments:

  1. I hope your birthday is as good as it can be and you come home and enjoy your lovely presents that you deserve. Happy, happy birthday for the weekend xx

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  2. I'm sorry to hear about your mum, a difficult situation for you all round. It's very hard when they won't acknowledge that there's anything wrong. Wishing you a very happy birthday, it sounds like you'll be receiving some fabulous gifts.

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  3. Hey Jo,
    I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum, and what you are having to deal with at this time. It sounds completely rubbish. Thinking of you, and wishing you a very happy birthday.
    Leanne xx

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  4. Sorry to hear about your mum, thinking about you and your family. Enjoy your birthday treats, birthday wishes to you xx

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  5. Hope you can get through all this. Sorry about the birthday meal, but how lovely to be told to order whatever you want - enjoy.

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  6. Really sad to hear about your mum Jo.
    Try and enjoy your birthday.
    Sending hugs xxx

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  7. Hope you have a wonderful Birthday and manage to enjoy it as best you can. So sorry to hear about your Mum. it can't be easy for you. Look after yourself.

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  8. Take care of yourself Jo and make it a good birthday. Two years ago to the day I was going through this. I know just what it's like. My relationship with my mother wasn't that good either. If you can, try to build some bridges. It will help so much later. Believe me.

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  9. So sorry to hear that things are so difficult with your mother, you are in my thoughts. I hope that you have a good birthday despite it all. It sounds as though you have some lovely yarny things headed your way. Mike is a good man! Hugs, CJ xx

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  10. I am sorry life is not kind with you at the moment, and I am sorry to hear about your mum. Thinking of you. I hope you have a lovely birthday despite it all. x

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  11. Sending my best wishes for your birthday, at least you've got some wool to keep you going. Hope you have some help with your Mum. Take care. x

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  12. So sorry to hear you are in the midst of bad times Jo, I know that it is totally rotten. Thinking of you, sending good thoughts, hugs and hopes that all will be as good as it can possibly be. Hugs dear. xx

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  13. I'm sorry you are having such an awful time of it right now. I hope your birthday is a bright spot in the midst of all that is going on with your mom. Happy birthday!

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  14. big hugs to you! xo I'm glad you are spoiling yourself. Have as happy a birthday as you can. x

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  15. Jo, I wish you whatever it takes to get through this. I went through same last year when my mum refused to let desperately needed carers into her home. I had to deal with a lot of short lived anger and frustration over that. As Jessica says, make your birthday a good one and try and enjoy the time you have left with your mum - it will make a difference in the future. Take care my friend, Caro xx

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  16. So sorry that you are going through all this again so soon. I hope you are getting support from siblings.

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  17. Take care of yourself, it's a truly hard time for everyone, so you need your strength and sense of humour. I will be thinking of you often, enjoy the spoils when they arrive. KFC do coleslaw, fresh veg!

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  18. Oh dear, tough times for you all. Enjoy your birthday and all your lovely gifts. (Well done, Mike. Can you have a word with the mister here?)

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  19. Hope things get easier for you soon. I'm sorry you're going through all this. Glad you have Mike...he sounds like a good one! Happy birthday!!

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  20. Sorry to read about your Mum, be gentle with yourself *hugs*

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  21. So sorry to hear what a shitty time you're going through at the moment, but how lovely that you are able to hang on to glimmers of humour ... it's the only thing that keeps you sane at times like this.

    Just know we are all here for you whenever you want a read, a giggle or a rant. Take care of yourself ... you're the only one you have ❤

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  22. So sad to hear about your Mum. I hope that things are manageable for you. I hope that your birthday will be special. Keep your wonderful sense of humour and you'll get through it all. Thinking of you.

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  23. I'm on Instagram as briony57 if you fancy getting in touch, I like it because its less fuss than the blog, although I have started posting again.
    I understand where you are coming from with your Mum, Its a tough time when we have not only teenagers but elderly parents to cope with isn't it?
    Good luck with it all.
    Briony
    x

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  24. A rotten rough patch for you :( I hope something can be done to help your mom in some way. It's always so tricky when our elderly parents are stubborn about these things. I think they're really just frightened about what the doctors will say, but ignoring it is even worse. I've been through these times myself, and it takes a toll on you, so take care.
    Happy Birthday ... I hope you can enjoy it in some way, maybe a bit delayed? Best of luck with everything.
    Wendy

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  25. I have great empathy with the situation you face.
    My Mother passed away recently (she was an amazing Mum by the way)she had terminal cancer.
    She refused any help for the pain and discharged herself from hospital.
    We had help for two hours each day but for the rest of the time my brother and I were her carers.
    It was the saddest, hardest, and physically and emotionally thing I have ever done. It was also one of the most amazing. I learnt a lot about family and her life, and would not have missed it for the world. I miss her very much.
    Please take care......

    Enjoy your birthday as best you can, with your family.

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  26. Thoughts with you and your family...and remember even if it has to be a little later to celebrate your birthday however you want to. xx

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  27. Thinking of you Jo, sorry to hear about your Mum. Certainly doesn't sound like the best time for you at the moment but I hope you can enjoy your birthday as much as possible and your lovely purchases - I look forward to seeing your finished blanket and I'm loving your instagram posts. Lots of love from me and Bazza xxx

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  28. My sympathies. Take care, and happy birthday. Flighty xx

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  29. First off Happy Birthday to you, not the best way to celebrate I know. Having dealt with the death of both my parents within the last three years I can fully emphasize with you and all you are going through. Make sure you take time for yourself during this stressful period of your life.
    MEredith

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  30. So sorry for you .... in my prayers . Take a little time out to do something nice for you birthday anyway . Hugs Daisy .

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  31. Oh gosh, life sounds busy and complex for you at the moment. I have been there with very ill parents and remember how tough it can be. Blogging has to take a back seat at times of stress, when life demands your full concentration.

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  32. So sorry to read what a tough time you are having at the moment, such a difficult time with your mum. Its important to make time to look after yourself too. Take care

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  33. So sorry to hear you are going through such a bloody awful time, take care of yourself and come back here when you can, don't worry about any spelling mistakes!

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  34. I am so sorry for the sad and awful time you're going through. You are in my thoughts. A big big hug.
    Amalia
    xo

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  35. I am having a long overdue catch up here and am so sorry to hear about your mother. What an awful situation to go through. I send you hugs. x

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