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TheArsenicCupCake Fri 19-Nov-10 16:25:39

Opening early as I'm on the wine with dh tonight ( he's actually not working this weekend! Wooopeeee.. Not that you lit aren't good company though).

Almost completed the Xmas shopping... Going to finish off tomorrow... And for all those who are sighing .. December is chocker with appointments for both ds2 and for ds1 .. So I haven't got a lot of actual time left...

Had a really up and down week but ds2 who'd broken down at school today came out quite chipper and has happily gone to his dads for the weekend.

Being in the festive mood dh and I got a christmas carol DVD ( the new one lol because we are children), a couple of bottles in ( because we are also grown ups ), some mince pies and we are intending to slob out with dd until she goes to bed.. And then slob out some more!

Regroup time!

So join me in relaxed festivities.. Have a glass of bubbly or a smooth brandy and a mince pie!

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 19-Nov-10 16:41:18

needing to relax..worried abiut DD who is ill and has only been awake for about 5 minutes today in total!

<necks wine>

woolytree Fri 19-Nov-10 16:49:28

Not on the wine yet but will be!

DS has recovered from illness this week but is very very grumpy today...again. Im shattered.

But a good week otherwise...got DLA MRC (1 week after sending claim in), started xmas shopping, DH had two interviews, got another next week...to run a playcentre and I had a meeting at DDs school...not that Im expecting much to happen but at least I got to vent!

I am starting to feel festive...when does everyone put up the tree?

fightingthezombies Fri 19-Nov-10 16:49:39

Cheers Arsenic & Fanjo! Had a really bad end to week so have a bottle chilling for later. Bah humbug - have only done a tiny bit of shopping and dreading it. Can't stand all the crowds and tat.

TheArsenicCupCake Fri 19-Nov-10 16:49:44

poor little thing.. Hope she feels a bit better soon

< refills fanjos glass>

purplepidjin Fri 19-Nov-10 16:50:51

<Passes the bottle>

Sounds like you've got a busy time ahead shock, hope you manage to squish in some time for yourself too.

DP and I are off to my parents in a bit for a Chinese as i had to have a birthday on Monday. We're taking my Gran (89) so hopefully can slope off early, dump her off a cliff drop her home and snuggle up with a bottle here. It has to be an early one, I'm working this weekend (8-8 both days) and will be doing all the cooking for next Saturday's Christmas Fete. I'm going to do fudge, chocolates and gingerbread so that the residents can join in moulding things decorating things and using the Christmas cookie cutters. I'm not a big kid at heart, honest!

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 19-Nov-10 16:51:31

me too, has important neuro appt on Monday!

<drowns sorrows>

TheArsenicCupCake Fri 19-Nov-10 16:53:33

Tree goes up the weekend before the day in this house.. That gives us enough time to get usedto the idea.. But not long enough to get overwhelmed!

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 19-Nov-10 16:56:49

we put the tree up about 2 weeks before,DD never even notices it or the decorations though!

StarkAndWitchesWillFindYou Fri 19-Nov-10 17:00:20

Hiya. Fab week for me that has ulitmately left me feeling run down (I think securing ds' IEP made my body relax and give in to all the illnesses etc I had been storing up).

I'm also extremely angry, if not more so with the autism service in our area. They've been on a back burner becaue I've always had more immediate things to deal with but now that school are better the LA needs fucking crucifying!

I'm doing a course atm and had a recent 1:1 where my tutor said 'people underestimate you a lot don't they? I wonder why that is. You never let anyone put you in a box and barriers simply delay you rather than block you'

It was the best complement I've had in years!

So I'll have a glass of wine with y'all.! grin

justaboutanotherbirthdaycoming Fri 19-Nov-10 17:05:49

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StarkAndWitchesWillFindYou Fri 19-Nov-10 17:07:15

Oi, you neva said I was fab!

purplepidjin Fri 19-Nov-10 17:09:43

Ooh, Stark, that sounds like the revers of a backhanded compliment to me. Does that make it a forehand? [mmmm tennis players...]

JAABC, surely the mess is a sign of how hard it is to even cope with the basics when your DC's behaviour is as it is winkwink

justaboutanotherbirthdaycoming Fri 19-Nov-10 17:10:31

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PolarEyes Fri 19-Nov-10 17:15:07

evening all. Had a mostly good week, it has been my NT child who has been Hard Work. DS1 came out with a Star of the Week sticker today, initial reaction wow! 2nd reaction hmmm interesting timing. We have a TAC meeting next week which will mostly be about my complaint letter their negative assumptions about DS1 and the resulting unfair treatment because of them...

NorthernSky Fri 19-Nov-10 17:20:26

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woolytree Fri 19-Nov-10 17:22:31

grin Its not always...hardly ever... that tidy...it was only because DD was at school and DS had a very long nap! ...and I made a special effort for you! grin

Was fab to meet you too justa!

woolytree Fri 19-Nov-10 17:24:38

You did tell me how fab everyone is justa!

mariagoretti Fri 19-Nov-10 17:30:09

hi guys. Sadly only joining you for a quick one on the proper computer cos my posh phone has died sad following a tragic drowning incident in the loo. Initial assessment by the duty social life worker suggests it was due to fatigue causing inadequate parental care and supervision. Lack of social life and mumsnet support does not fufil intervention criteria for this area's 'every iphone matters' strategy.

justaboutanotherbirthdaycoming Fri 19-Nov-10 17:35:59

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StarkAndWitchesWillFindYou Fri 19-Nov-10 17:51:35

Have you met EVERYONE then justa

btw everyone. It'a ain't my flat. Just in case ya'll think I'm some kind of property tycoon.

Ooooh polar I start every TAC meeting now with 'wtf are you here for then?' coz usually it is attended by representatives of agencies who have had nowt to do with ds except for being allocated some funding to have him on their case-load.

In fact I nominated myself his key worker (as no-one else wanted to do it) and then failed to call any further TAC meetings.

I hope you get what you need out of it.

intothewest Fri 19-Nov-10 18:00:36

Hi- do you mind if I join you again- I don't know any of you......Not had a bad week until I got called on my way to work to get ds from school as he'd been sick-that meant change to routine,coming home with me in the car,not on the school bus = major melt down with all the staff saying 'we've never seen him like this !!!' well they have now.....

PolarEyes Fri 19-Nov-10 18:06:50

I am 99% confident that the professionals will support me vs the school. DH however agrees with the school that DS1 shouldn't be in the Christmas play. That is only 1 issue out of several, the others he does agree the school are Wrong.

hey intothewest good to "see" you. sorry about sicky DS hope he is feeling better soon

intothewest Fri 19-Nov-10 18:10:57

Thanks- he seems a lot better-congrats on ds's sticker even if the timing is suspect(and yes I believe some conspiracy theories)

signandsay Fri 19-Nov-10 18:18:48

Hi all, new and old, ds has just done a poo... in the toilet, yippee grin grin grin

first time doing that without any accompanying tears or stress,

ds was 4 this wk, had a little tea at grandmas and off for a swim at hydrotherapy tom, (we have hired the pool for an hr, really reasonable.. and he gets to celebrate with friends without having to endure the ASD hell that is children's partys.

am already on the cider... but then I am a wesrt country lass wink

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