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I'm going to hold a pity party,you are all welcome to attend

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strawberrysalsa Wed 08-Feb-17 10:37:27

I know I am being unreasonable but I've reached the end of what I can cope with so am sat with a cup of tea and a pile of biscuits feeling sorry for myself.

It's not my normal behaviour,I'm very much a glass half full person but this week is just too much. My adult daughter is chronically ill and deteriorating steadily and her wheelchair is broken, again. Just had to get the roof sorted in January when I obviously have so much spare money.

But that not what has tipped me over the edge, I keep seeing a rat in my yard and I'm now waiting for pest control to come and hold my hand and reassure me there is nothing in my house. Also the cat is sat on my computer chair so I'm having to type this on my kindle...the cat is asleep and looking cute so obviously can't just be moved.

And as it's my pity party and I can be pathetic if I want to, I'm on my period, I'm 54 I was hoping to have finished with all that by now!

I know my problems are not major and I will feel better soon but I've no one in RL I can just whinge to so I'm whinging here instead

MycatsaPirate Wed 08-Feb-17 10:38:56

You don't have a rat problem, you have a cat problem.

Clearly said cat should be out killing the rat and letting you have your chair back.


Rugbyplayersarehot Wed 08-Feb-17 10:39:07

Whinge away op flowers

Stiddleficks Wed 08-Feb-17 10:39:28

Sometimes it's nice to just get it all out. I'm having a pity party toobut mines just cos I'm due on and my toddler won't sleep, nothing as bad as what your dealing though. brewcakeflowers

eyespydreams Wed 08-Feb-17 10:45:19

Oh poor you. And daughter. Wtf is your cat up to, would she not be after the rat? Or is it a rat the same size as cat issue?

It is always one thing that breaks the camel's back. Hopefully the pest control will be out to put big rat traps outside and that will be one less thing.

mogloveseggs Wed 08-Feb-17 10:46:41

Definitely a cat problem. Hope you get the rats sorted flowers

strawberrysalsa Wed 08-Feb-17 10:47:32

No being due on and a non sleeping toddler sounds horrid. You can't even sit can eat chocolate because toddlers and chocolate don't mix, or never did in my house.

Thanks for the flowers, I do feel feeble whinging but I feel better already. It's invariably the little stuff that gets too much.

PleasantPhesant Wed 08-Feb-17 10:47:54


Enjoy your biscuits and your brew.

If it helps at all my ds has glue ear, a temp and and ear infection and I've lost my voice. So communicating a a dream todayhmm

peaceloveandbiscuits Wed 08-Feb-17 10:50:12

Sympathy brewcakeflowers

I'm feeling rotten with a sinussy cold and hyperemesis and a toddler who is hell-bent on destroying me. I've got a hospital appointment this afternoon which requires two buses there and back, which is also depressing me.

peaceloveandbiscuits Wed 08-Feb-17 10:50:55

Pleasant I've lost my voice too, so shouting at him to stop bloody hitting me isn't really working.

Writerwannabe83 Wed 08-Feb-17 10:56:40

Can I join?

Currently 12 weeks pregnant, have been signed off work for a month due to hyperemesis and I feel like shit everyday. I also have an almost 3 year old to look after when all I want to do is curl up in bed sad

I think you should post a photo of your cat OP as I think that would cheer us up smile

strawberrysalsa Wed 08-Feb-17 10:57:41

I'd send cake and a cuppa to everyone but I don't know how on the kindle.

The cat is an indoor only cat as she has food allergies or believe me she would be firmly told to go and do her duty and earn her cat food.

peaceloveandbiscuits Wed 08-Feb-17 11:01:34

High five writer

Writerwannabe83 Wed 08-Feb-17 11:03:14

peace It's really shit isn't it. My toddler has spent the morning in front of the TV or iPad and neither of us are dressed yet...

strawberrysalsa Wed 08-Feb-17 11:04:42

My daughter is fortunately much more technically able than I am am and has,hopefully, attached a couple of photos showing how adorable the cat is and why I can't move her.

My daughter apologies for the quality of the photos.

peaceloveandbiscuits Wed 08-Feb-17 11:06:41

I see why you can't move the cat.
DS (just turned 2) has punched me in the mouth and I've told him to go away until he's sorry (this will be never).

NoraLouca Wed 08-Feb-17 11:06:46

I am a single mum with two pre-teens, work 40 hours a week and have a daily hour and a half drive to get to work and back. I have a boyfriend who although lovely doesn't understand that by the weekend I'm so tired I could cry and just don't want to go out and be sociable. Sometimes I even cry in the evenings while I'm doing the washing up because I just don't want to do anything anymore.

cake brew for everyone.

Littlemissindependent Wed 08-Feb-17 11:07:18

She's far too cute to be sent out rat catching!

DJBaggySmalls Wed 08-Feb-17 11:15:49

NoraLouca flowers

EdmundCleverClogs Wed 08-Feb-17 11:18:23

Everything sounds so stressful, strawberrysalsa. I hope things improve soon. Gorgeous kitty! You couldn't possibly disturb such a cutie wink.

I'm feeling quite sorry for myself this week. I damaged my foot 5 months ago, I'm still waiting on the scan results. In those 5 months I've become less mobile, therefore put a lot of weight on, putting more pressure on my foot and so it's more painful/swollen. I can't go out much with my toddler (thank goodness it's winter), none of my clothes fit me, and I just feel like a immobile whale.

Not to talk about these issues causing us not to be able to concentrate on having a second child, and my friend last week announcing her pregnancy. So very happy for her, genuinely, but it just made me feel extra useless as a person at the moment.

Writerwannabe83 Wed 08-Feb-17 11:25:50

Gorgeous cat!!! I love ginger kitties!!

Sorry to everyone going through hard times flowers

Yoshimibattles Wed 08-Feb-17 11:33:21

A pity party is right up my street just now.

Happy to contribute lots of cakecake

I seem to lurch from one miserable thing to the next. Today my toddler is doing his first proper nursery session. I know, (i have heard from everyone!) he will be fine but he begged me not to take him from 6.30 this morning. Poor wee love. sad

It goes against all my instincts to leave him crying. He can't understand it at all.

OP your cat is adorable.Sorry you are feeling rubbish. flowers

scampimom Wed 08-Feb-17 11:36:24

OP would you like to borrow my cat? She's a vicious killer/fluffy shmumpfkin who enjoys nothing better than slowly beheading and disemboweling rodents, and eating them all up like this: nom nom nom.

And periods at 54? Christ, I think biscuits are the least you deserve. cake brew

Dawndonnaagain Wed 08-Feb-17 11:37:20

I'm not very good at saying the right thing, but I do feel for you.
flowers cake brew

SouthernNorthernGirl Wed 08-Feb-17 11:38:10

Oh good. A pity party! Exactly what I need, somewhere to vent without overwhelming any one person in particular.

I'm so exhausted, for no apparent reason and have been for ages. My bones hurt (and I'm early 30's confused ) DS2 is being assessed on the spectrum, and its a minefield.
My lovely best friend has suddenly decided we 'have grown apart' and is being an utter arse about it. Urgh, and I probably have to cancel lunch plans I've made with DD's nursery school friend and their mum, as I've realised I will not be able to walk there and back without taking 2 days to recover from it - I feel terrible about it as she seems fab, now she'll think I'm a lazy weirdo.

OP Sorry you're having such a bad time. You're cat is too cute to move.

Peace Sympathy, HP is a terrible thing flowers

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