It's my party...
by, 31-03-2011 at 05:29 PM (1605 Views)
1 overseas visitor - 10 days. Lovely but not house-trained.
1 overnight guest - 1 day (but stripped own bed, 5 stars)
End of term things for boys - fantastic. More ££s though to draft in extra carers x 2.
Visit to Mum: Brother bearing flowers (lovely); free advice on How to Mend a Fence/Repair Hole in Kitchen Celing. Glowing report of new partner's listed stately home, duck pond, moat. Portcullis probably. Self-closing toilet seat almost certainly. Red rag to my bull. Couldn't he just do fence-mending instead of pontificating? Better still, why not contribute to the cost since he hasn't had to give up his job?
(As for asking about the boys' Easter holidays...what bloody holidays??!! Kids are lucky if we can get to the end of a Monopoly game in one sitting.)
Pending guests for April: 6 from overseas. In my spare time (!), I am to organise a Byronesque tour plus hotel stays. Husband shouting because I dare to point out that it's his family and actually I have been on my feet/working/caring for the last 19 hours. Shouting, because I didn't know exactly the path to explore with Beast. Shouting, because the plumber whom I called, hadn't fixed the leak properly. Shouting, because kitchen is untidy when I am not there.
Yup. We minus me = you. I want to scream.
Mum: acute and demented scratching. Apparently this is part of dementia. Not sure that the psychiatrist is right but the GP is kind and helpful. But there isn't a calamine pot that is sheep-dip size - and the local pharmacist probably thinks I'm crushing up anti-histamines and using them as croutons. Still, I didn't get spat at.
Indignant text from SIL: I tried to call you twice but you didn't answer! No. Guess what? I'm out mending a fence.....
MIL: bad tempered and in a funk. Threatened not to "eat in this restaurant again" last night because I hadn't served the other diners.
I don't do tears any more. I do high blood pressure instead. I am gradually turning into Violet Elizabeth Bott.
Much more and I shall sthcweem and sthcweem.