I love my sister, I really do but at the moment I am so angry with her I can't think straight. She is developing an increasingly marked drinking problem (If I'm honest its coming close to full blown alcoholism )
At the last family gathering she hid a bottle of spirits in her handbag and apparently polished it off during the evening and how do I know this? Because her partner decided to go and look in her bag whilst she was out having a ciggie and annouce to everyone what she had done.
Ok so far you may argue sad and I should be offering the helping hand..well.. I have..repeatedly but this time it was in front of my son who is autistic and I'm sorry but I don't feel he should have to watch his aunt and uncle having rows about who's got a temper problem and who's got a drink problem. He tends to absorb more information than people realise and usually it pops up at a later date , he has a reasonably strong emotional bond with both of them and I'm worried that all he's going to see is two people he loves hurting each other and not u8nderstand why.
I'm tempted to say to her that unless they can sort it out between them or keep it under control then we don't want them round him and hate that I feel like that.
Well for any of you who've ever doubted the mind body link in illness , welcome to my pink eyed nightmare. I know I've been stresssed recently (yep waking up at the back door convinced my neighbour's cat is in the house is usually a fairly reliable sign ) so I was really just waiting for the ill fairy to come and sprinkle manky dust on me.
I was woken up this morning by the other half sounding like a horror actress because yep eye had swollen completly shut and was encrusted..not in a nice jewel way..
For those of you who come down with this there are a few things to remember.
1. It is infectious !!! Very infectious , wash your hands regularly , try not to touch your eyeball even if you want to take it out and scratch it and don't let anyone else use your flannel/towel.
2. Cold or warm compresses will help with the painfulness , I normally use cold ones for which I boil up a handfull of fresh thyme , strain and then chill , then soak either clean rags for cotton wool in ..It smells nice and it's anti-bacterial.
3. Treat it sooner rather than later and they do need proper treatment but there are lots of over the counter things available.
Ok , so I commented on the article about Ricky Gervais mentioning that I had an issue with his attitude towards disabled people (as demonstrated in some of his language use) and was pretty heartly slapped for doing so . Ok thats cool but it made me wonder how much we critically analyse anymore..
I'm not a christian, never have been but I have always remembered the phrase about by their actions shall ye know them and maybe thats applicable to this because yes someone standing up for the rights of animals is a good thing , wouldn't dispute that animal testing is wrong . If anything I would question why we feel the need to spend so much money and time on cosmetics in the first place.
But conversly if someone does something good in one area of their life but is doing something bad in another area does the good out weigh the bad, does this mean we shouldn't mention the bad ?? Because in that case does that mean that what Hitler did shouldn't be discussed because by all accounts he was very keen on animal rights and loved his dog .
I don't have the answers to these questions, there probably aren't any right answers but it was a thought in passing and now I will stop procrastinanting and get back to revising for my exam.
Well that was fun , whoever chose the name 'Naked crisps' and the photo of ladies in the all together, cheers , thanks so much .
Usually a trip to the supermarket with smallness (who is 8 and on the autisitic spectrum) is potentially a tiring affair so we try not to do it too often but this weekend took it to new heights when amoungst the crisps what did he spot??
As they say in the horror movies ..thats when the screaming started ..shouting at the top of his voice
'NAKED! Those crisps are NAKED' 'Nuuuuude crisps , how rude' and falling about laughing. The poor girl at the till was blushing furiously , walking through the car park people were peering round alarmed to see who was naked and well lets just say we have very forgiving neighbours who tolerated the fact that he shot into the garden and off came the clothes for a spot of nude bouncing .
Like I said sometimes, you just have to go with it.
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