What a Dick

Ok so my dad’s had his operation and I’m given all the paperwork at the hospital and he is being  discharged later on (Friday) and I have to go back to the hospital at 14.00hrs to pick him up . I have been into his doctors to let them know about his surgery and said I had a letter for the  nurse to deal with the wound check and dressing changes and was told that their practice nurse didn’t deal with things like that and to call the district nurse. I book him an appointment Monday at 16.30 for a prescription review as his blood sugars were dangerously low at the hospital and they thought he was on too high a dose of his medication.  I call and make arrangements for the district nurse to come out and check the dressing for him on Tuesday and also do the final stitches and wound check on the 14th.   Sorted! I go back to the hospital and pick him up, of the way back we stop off at home to have a cup of tea and he was given another letter saying about a dressing check on Sunday so I call them up to arrange a visit Sunday they will call me back to arrange what time they will come.  I give them his number to arrange it with him or me on my number if he’s still with me depending on how long we are before I take him home.
We have another tea and leave. I get to his flat and just get him settled in bed when the phone rings and its Allan the district nurse has said they can only come out on Sunday if he is housebound so he says oh he’s not so they now say they won’t come out at all. So I have to now take him to the local hospital to wait in a take a ticket system to get it checked. A pain but ok if I have to. Roll on to Saturday morning. I go around there and he is in a right mess. Because he hasn’t had his water pills and metformin (was told not to take them until the 6th) he feels like shit as his blood sugars are all over the place. He can’t pee properly but is constantly dribbling so Is soaked all time,  the pain has kicked in from the  operation now and the  tiredness and to top it off ,the dressing is now  starting to come off.
And of course It’s now the weekend and I can’t get hold of the district nurse to come out and check him. If Allan had kept his fucking  mouth shut and just said I was taking him home and to call at his place it would have been sorted. What a Dick for fuck sake if being disabled and hardly able to walk, diabetic, Unable to drive and just had major surgery doesn’t make you housebound I don’t know what does. In the meantime my dad is getting worse. I’m not even sure I can get him to the doctors Monday the state he  in, so am going to have to call the hospital back in the morning Sunday. Oh and what else makes Allan  a Dick is that he still arranged to have Shelby for the weekend  knowing my dad was going in for a major operation ,yes that is fine but he had a hike planned for Sunday as well  to help a scout leader and then offered on Friday after he was told I would now have to take my dad to the hospital to have dressing changed,  to drive the van and take another groups stuff up the campsite and unload and then drive it back to would be gone most of the day. And he didn’t see what was wrong and why I am not exactly happy until I pointed out I can’t be at home looking after three kids and at the old farts as well. He then sulks and says nothing he can do as he agreed Friday to do the hike and already said he would drive the van now on Sunday  and that he wanted to go.  Well a few choice words calling him a selfish cunt and telling him to pack and fuck off as I’ve now had enough of him putting what he wanted to do first all the time, seemed to promote a call to say he can’t come on Sunday and what do they say, family must come first. In the meantime now I’ve got to convince the district nurse to come out and explain that my partner is a complete twat and has no idea what the fuck he is talking about. Oh and to let my dad know that my brother texted me to see if op had been done yet (I left a message on his answer phone on Wednesday when we found out about the op but had not heard back at all )  and said he MAY give my dad a call in the next few days. Ever get the feeling you want to pick up a baseball bat and just swing it at certain people’s heads? I’m fucking drowning here.

Suffering the consequences of buying kids games for Christmas…….

Have your kids ever forced you to play board games or card games?

ok that word “force” seems a little too strong but you get the drift..

they’ve just “strongly encouraged” you to play a family board game when you weren’t interested.

if so then you only have yourself to blame because chances are you have bought these games for them, and if we didn’t buy them for our child then someone else has as a present and of course we all know what time of year they get them… Christmas of course…

Now our problem is we have in the past bought the usual classics such as Cludo, Monopoly, Scrabble, even things like Chess, backgammon, domino’s, the usual games compendiums,

Last year we were stupid enough to buy that logo game plus a few others… the result is we have a cupboard full of “Family Games” and a pile on top of our wardrobe… and that’s where they stay for most of the time… :mrgreen:

 

Some of the games we have bought because we remember them from our childhood, others are ones Alex or the girls have asked for in the past.

 

The worst time I think when we play board games is usually when playing new games for the first time – games the boys aren’t familiar with yet. They don’t know what they’re getting into. and of course they cheat, in any way shape or form… Plus while its easy trying to explain the rules to a complicated game to a 8 or 9 yr old it’s not that easy to a 6 yr old.. especially a 6 yr old who is autistic.. 😳

For that reason alone… This year I swore I would not buy any board games for them for Christmas.

 

We did however get them a Subbuteo it’s the kind of present you have to buy your son because you had one as a child and want to re live your own childhood….. because in this day and age you can guarantee that it will be out and played once…… because once is enough for a  child born in the Noughties  to realise just how boring it really is………. 🙄

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Anyway with the exception of the Subbuteo I thought we had it cracked this year…… What I hadn’t banked on was that someone else would buy them a game……….

 

So today… the day after boxing day… we have been making the odd experiment with the mad scientist set that Alex had been given He loves those kinds of things it’s the Geek in him lol , and been playing, Said Subbuteo, (see picture above)

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And what can only be described as a modern-day version of “Frustration” only Angry birds space style..

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and then they wanted to play the old games in the cupboard…… Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!

Arrrggghhh I am all gamed out…………..

Dont get me wrong… I enjoy the odd board game and when the boys get a little older or we can convince some other adults to join in, we have some cool games and even some amusing games… which are a great laugh when you have friends over… especially if there a few couples, or 5 or 6 people,

No not that type of game ….. well actually yes I do have one or two of that type but Allan and I save those to play when we are by ourselves 😈

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 Blog posts Picture Challenge Blog 27

Blog 27 – A picture of you more taken approximately 5 or 6 years ago

 

A tough one as here are so few pictures of me around but this one was taken when I was setting up a web cam lol I know it was about 5 1/2 years ago because there is the travel cot etc in the background from when Ali was a baby 🙂

 

30 Blog posts Picture Challenge Blog 25

Blog 25 – A picture that you Don’t remember being taken

 

I have had to hunt high and low from my pics here but there is one I found actually it was off Jo’s phone when she asked me to photoshop a picture she had taken and I noticed this was on it  and yes had I realised the picture was being taken It wouldn’t of existed 😆 I hate my photo being taken.
Actually I can see from the back ground it was taken at the riverside country park 🙂


 

A New Start and a New Attitude and a New Life

I have only really made one new years resolution

I am going to get well this year…………….. I AM!! Even if it kills me 🙄 🙂

As I have mentioned before, There will be some life changes going on this year but we wont be starting yet..

That way I can say I have broken my new years resolution so therefore I wont fail because I am determined to lose weight… I am determined to do some internal housekeeping and sort out one or two things in my life and I am intending to be more organised and prepared this year!!

 

Well OK Maybe I will make one more resolution!!

 

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired…

 

I must sound like a broken record. I know people must get sick of hearing about it, because I get sick of saying it,

Today, I am very sick, I feel like death. Yes I have been out for the last two days. Yesterday to go shopping and today I took the boys out to Hornby visitor Centre.. (more about that in another post)

It’s now been almost four months that I’ve been suffering with my Asthma flare up combined chest infection, There’s goodish days and bad days, there’s better but not perfect days and REALLY bad days. It does get to you after a while. You don’t have the energy you used to have, just going to a few stores and walking around gets you completely and utterly exhausted and can’t breath, My inhaler has become an oxygen tank, I can’t leave the room without it never mind the house.. There’s days when I really get depressed….but I try to think about the positives. , I am a stay at home mum I know A lot of people who are sick do not get that luxury. Many of them have to force themselves to go to work no matter how absolutely horrible they feel. I’m just trying to rest my body as much as I can, I stay away from going out in the cold air as that has given me trouble in the past, and I’m basically just waiting it out. until the warmer weather gets here or I can shake it once and for all. Problem is I will soon have to do the school run again… oh Joy!!

 

Some of the hardest days as a mum are when you are sick. You want to be a kid again and snuggle up on the couch all day. I am always taken back to when I was a kid, and had my mum waiting on me hand and foot all day long when I was sick. She would make tomato soup and anything else soft that could be swallowed easily if I had a sore throat, We would listen to the radio and sleep as much as I wanted. I miss being a child when I’m sick.

So what happens when Mummy gets sick? Well, we still have responsibilities, don’t we? Our husbands/Partners still go to work, we have to watch our kids and get their meals, take them to school, wash clean and later make sure they have been in the bath and then put them to bed. And we just have to push through being sick. But it’s not easy, I’m not going to lie. You can’t sleep in, or sleep all day, or just lay around the entire day. And you still are waiting on your kids hand and food while you’re sick.

No sick days for mummy. We can be sick, but we can’t call in sick.

 

It’s sickie season. I’m ready to be feeling better so my job as mummy is easier.

 

What do you do when you are really sick and your kids aren’t? Carry on that is what!!

Ok yes Allan has helped out as much as he can but I can’t expect him to do everything!

I wish it was as easy as saying

I have decided that tomorrow I WILL be better.

 

30 Days of Me in a lifetime! Day 30

Day 30 Your favourite song of all time and now…


Hhhhmmm…. you know what that’s a tough one.

How can you chose just one song??

It depends on what mood I’m in

I would say the one I keep going back to that I never get fed up listening to is.

~Dream On – Aerosmith~

Everytime that I look in the mirror,
all these lines on my face gettin’ clearer.
The past is gone.
It went by like dust to dawn.
Isn’t that the way,
Everybody’s got their dues in life to pay…

I know what nobody knows,
where it comes and where it goes,
I know it’s everybody’s sin,
you got to lose to know how to win…
Half my life is in books written pages,
live and learn from fools and from sages.
You know its true…
All the things come back to you.
Sing with me, sing for the years,
sing for the laughter, sing for the tears.
Sing with me, if it’s just for today.
Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away…
Dream on, dream on,
dream yourself a dream come true.
Dream on, dream on,
dream until your dream come true.
Dream on, dream on, dream on…
Sing with me, sing for the years,
sing for the laughter and sing for the tears.
Sing with me, if it’s just for today.
Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away…

And now … Favourite song at the moment
Ssshhhhhh  Don’t tell anyone
And I think its only constantly going through my Head because Alex is constantly playing it is..
(Drum Roll while I run and hide)

~Everybody In Love – JLS~


Everybody in love, go on put your hands up
Everybody in love, go on put your hands up
Everybody in love, go on put your hands up
If you’re in love, put your hands up

You know you need someone when the need’s so strong
When they’re gone you don’t know how to go on
So the whole world is stuck in a moment
Standing still until they come back

You accept that they’ve got things to do
But sometimes in the end there’s nothing left for you
If hurt is missing your baby
I’ve done too much of it lately

‘Cause, every minute’s like an hour, every hour’s like a day
Every day lasts forever, but what else am I gonna do?
I’d wait forever and a day for you
I’d wait up, wait up

I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, what else could it be?
Missing you so deep, long as I’m where you’re going to
I’d wait forever and a day for you
I’d wait up, wait up for you
I’d wait up, wait up for you

And even when we mad and say we’re through
Deep inside you feel the same way I do
Might as well turn around and just end this
‘Cause it’s harder trying to stay mad

I could tell you that you can’t stay here
Knowing just as soon as you disappear
That I’ll be missing you, baby
Soon as you get up and you walk away

Every minute’s like an hour, every hour’s like a day
Every day lasts forever, but what else am I gonna do?
I’d wait forever and a day for you
I’d wait up, wait up

I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, what else could it be?
Missing you so deep, long as I’m where you’re going to
I’d wait forever and a day for you
I’d wait up, wait up for you

Everybody in love, go on put your hands up
Everybody in love, go on put your hands up
Everybody in love, go on put your hands up
If you’re in love, put your hands up
(Put your hands up)

Everybody in love, go on put your hands up
(Up)
Everybody in love, go on put your hands up
(Love)
Everybody in love, go on put your hands up
(Up)
If you’re in love, put your hands up
(Put your hands up)

Every minute’s like an hour, every hour’s like a day
Every day lasts forever, but what else am I gonna do?
I’d wait forever and a day for you
I’d wait up, wait up

I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, what else could it be?
Missing you so deep
Long as I’m where you’re going to
I’d wait forever and a day for you
I’d wait up, wait up for you