Charlotte Bevan, fierce advocate and activist, died at home January 13, 2014.
A mother of teenagers, wife of a farmer, parent advocate for parents of eating disorder patients, major contributor to the Around the Dinner Table forum, writer of short information films, Expert Carer for the Eating Disorders team at the Maudsley and Breast Cancer patient.
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Thursday 22 August 2013
Having been woken at 2 am by G, in a complete twit about whether she'd been disqualified from her History GCSE for writing a flippant remark, I feel like it must be nearly wine o'clock about now. It is not. Boo.
G did amazingly in her exams. Top marks. She is brilliant. I could have done without all the worry that went with it but am just too burnt out to complain about the pressure put on people at some a young age. Instead she is off to a party and then to the South of France with her brilliantly wonderful Godfather tomorrow.
The steroids - qualify that: steroid - no s - seems to be helping with pain but also pumping the brain a bit too much. I feel like I am some invincible caped crusader, to be honest and am seriously on the edge of snappy bitchiness. Thinking about getting a scold's bridle for a bit.
Poor HWISO is home because it is raining, so I decided to teach him how to do on-line banking for the farm. He was actually doing fine, despite my best attempts at distraction with head-desking and loud sighs. He really got the hang of it after I flounced out of the room, vaguely hand-waving and saying "If you're not going to actually LISTEN to what I am saying...."
He is a saint. Well, sometimes, he is a saint.
Now, I just need to find some way to Calm Down a bit......