Tuesday 27 December 2016

Done Dusted & Finished

Well thats this years anticlimax over with. So contrary to certain family members imput I hadnt decided to join the death list for 2016 despite them all reminding me that im the same age as George Michael  . I had just decided that I should live by the motto "if you cant say nothing nice ,then say nothing "
Everything ive said over the past few years on the xmas subject still applies , so I thought it was a good time for a blog break .
So what has xmas bought me?  little prizes on the competition front , lip balm from Burts Bees and a really nice craft book from Popular Patchwork.  Prezzies?  Well im sure the family are convinced im an alcoholic !!
On the life is grim front , we have had heating, the freezer is full and ive actually been paid , i did buy little presents for them all and they were just as unimpressed as they were when i didnt buy them anything , go figure .
I did get a surprise gift from my daughter, a Fire Amazon thingy , still somewhat baffled , it comes without any instructions and plays endless Amazon adverts   but i have managed to play mahjong on it and it lets me read my kindle downloads . Im sure it can do loads more but i will set it a task a day , technology has rather left me standing still, but i can usually figure stuff out eventually . I think its a sort of a large print smart phone that doesnt include a phone...lol . The diary function probably has preset babysitting and washing lists...lol
Very quiet xmas indeed, we have seen no one , done nothing and had yet more worry on the Young Baldrick front ,  it was decided that he would be invited for xmas, it would be up to him what he chose to do . So I contacted his housing scheme only to find out that he had left over a week ago . To parts unknown . so we rang round the relatives to be told he was on the run from the police after stealing a car?? which explains the police constantly doing drive bys as this is one of his known addresses ,   please remember he is registered blind. He was spotted in Tesco doing his xmas shoplifting by another relative ,  he told them the car business was all a misunderstanding , between his girlfriend and her ex husband and was sorted .
Sorted my arse!! Last night we get a call from a lovely young girl on his behalf it turns out there are people looking for him and she had found him hiding in her garden hysterical because they had tried to kidnap him ....really ...now this could be just psychosis from not taking his medication , or it could really be his drug dealers looking for him over money , he wanted to come here , but its not happening .
We told her to contact the police straight away, so hopefully hes in a cell somewhere as we speak , what the past year has taught us  is that you cant help people who just use you everytime .
He needs proper professional custodial help , not this care in the community claptrap they keep on foisting on him , the odd visits from community psychiatrics if they can even find him , has helped him not in the slightest . Have we reached the end of the Baldrick Chronicles I think not
So to all a Merry Xmas ...thank God its over with for another year ..

Cherie hun  will scan that pattern once i find it ...lol



  1. Oh Katie....I wish I could wave a magic wand and make everything right for you.
    I hope that you get some peace and happiness in 2017.

  2. Just love the honesty of your posts, no frills just as it is.
    Our Grandson is with us at the moment choosing to stay with us rather than his mother, I don't think he's been sober yet and it amazes me how he can function. He's back to London in a couple of days and one feline will be pleased, Rupert has missed his spare room.
    Yes I think I've finally realised that its best to let everyone do their own thing and you get on with yours, it took a while for this to dawn on me. ha ha.
    Hope 2017 is a lot better for you than 2016 and look forward to more honest posts.

  3. Oh Katie, whatever next. I agree about care in the community. As my neighbour, a CPN says 'Care in the community my arse, there is no fucking care'.
    Onwards and upwards and I hope one day, for you, the light at the end of the tunnel is not a sodding express train.

  4. Oh Katie, I come from an alcoholic family. One thing I have finally learned is that it is their journey. I have to continually mentally sort out what is my responsibility and what is theirs.
    You have to take care of yourself. I am hoping that 2017 will be better for you and the young one gets the psychiatric care he needs.

  5. I love your posts and how honest you are. I'll bet lots of people endured rather than enjoyed Christmas. We bought little thoughtful gifts eg how delighted a 42 year old daughter was with a Harry Potter colouring book and pencils and her husband with 2 tshirts. I am now going to set about clearing and cleaning the house to continue the grand declutter. But first, I'm off to do my jigsaw! Catriona

  6. I am with you on the Amazon thingy. Err what does it do again kids? I learn what I need; I forget what I don't - is my motto!

  7. My heart goes out to you. My Christmas was not nice (pleurisy). but I didn't have your other problems. I honestly believe there comes a time when you have to let go and let others, however much they are loved, go their own way. I've had to do this with my daughter. I won't go into details but she has a hair trigger temper that has split the entire family. After 9 years I've accepted that there is nothing more I can do. She kept me from my grandchildren for years, but now, as each of them are coming of age, they have found their way back into my life, and I love them all dearly. I love my daughter too, if only she wold let me, but she's just angry at the whole world. So you are not alone. I'm sure there are many of us that read your blog know exactly how you feel. Blessings and all good wishes for a peaceful, and happy New Year

    1. Lesley, your daughter sounds just like mine. I gave up worrying about it last year. It probably makes me sound very hard but in truth my life is so much less stressful now.

  8. Hi Kate. Let's hope 2017 is a lot less stressful for you. Please don't worry about the pattern. It may resurface and then again it might not. I bought a smashing pattern for a knitted christmas tree hat.... I know, I know, I am dead tacky but I am planning to knit a few for next year. Here's wishing you a peaceful end to 2016 and a wonderful 2017. x