Monday, June 22, 2015

Advice anyone??

Darn. My glasses need cleaning. But there is nothing I can seem to be able to do to get them clean. I don't know what the problem is, I have the spray and a cloth. But they won't clean. I'm at my wits end. Not that that takes much these days.

Elder has returned home. From the way she speaks I'm not sure how things went with Burrich. He's desperately in need of help as well but won't see the doctor. Why do these kids do that to themselves?

She's been for her review an is back on medication. It's only been a couple of days and she's not feeling well. I'm hoping that the meds and being here will help her state of mind. She doesn't like being on the medication but really it's a good place to start. She's not been able to manage by herself so now is the time for intervention.

And here's the crunch. I'm at the end of my tether where Niece's behaviour goes. Well, with boys. Despite being told many, many times by many different people she still persists in inappropriate behaviour. Flirting. Kissing. Telling everyone that she loves so and so. I think I mentioned in a previous post that she kissed a boy at work. I received an email from her teacher today letting me know that her behaviour still persists. She got hold of another student's iPad and recorded a message on it saying she loves Patrick and is going to marry him *STILL!* and something about still liking the boy at work. I've tried to point out to her that this is not on. But she just won't get it. The teacher in charge of the student who owned the iPad hauled her over the coals about it today.

Niece's teacher is worried. I've tried to point out to Niece that ALL THE ADULTS she has contact with have tried to tell her this behaviour is not on. All three of the support workers she's had, me, her teacher, her teacher aide, the other teacher today. AND SHE JUST DOESN'T GET IT.

I've even told her that the way she goes on, it's not if she'll get raped, but when. I've even toyed with the idea of making her watch Jodie Foster's scene from The Accused to show her how inappropriate behaviour can get her into trouble. Her teacher and I are both at a loss as to how to curb this. Anyone got any ideas???

PS Any ideas how to get my glasses clean?

Monday, June 08, 2015

Long weekend. Whoo!

Actually, now I think about it, all my days are long weekends. Or so it seems. Man, going to miss that when I have to go back to work.

Which I don't think is going to happen soon. Well, I'd like it to but the job market isn't so great. Despite all Government assurances. But what would they know? They have a 100% employment rate.

Why does the floor here always seem to be dirty? I really don't know. I'm sure it was only two days ago that I vacuumed. I've done it again today because it looked like it hadn't been done for ages. Darned cat hair. Darned human hair. It's cross breeding to make huge dust bunnies. I don't like those bunnies!

I'm thinking that I'm going to have to give Niece back her music. Since she doesn't have that she's been spending more time in front of the television. For hours if I'd let her. I've been trying to get her to do chores but she won't do them unless I ask. And I don't remember to ask because I'm usually *ahem* on Facebook or study. I have a list on the board for "bored people" but nothing much of that gets done. Typical really.

MOTH came home yesterday with a tale which made me laugh. While sitting with the club, he spotted an older gentleman whom he thought he knew. As a neighbour. He said hello and asked how the new house was doing. New house? Yeah, the new house. I'm sure you're an old neighbour of mine... The gentleman looked at MOTH askance *love that word* and said ... from *our street*? Oops! It clicked then. MOTH was talking to Wilson!

What colour is red MOTH??

Next weekend is the event that I'm piggy backing for my study. I'm supposed to organise it myself. And I did tell my friend that I needed to be involved. She's happy to have me piggyback but she seems to have completely forgotten that I'm supposed to be involved in the planning so I can put that stuff in my assignment. Bit of a letdown really. But I can't complain too much I guess. She's letting me ride along after all. It's going to be a bit more difficult if I don't know what went into it though.

I'm sort of looking forward to it but then again I'm not. Too used to being in one place I guess. It's an hour drive away, I think I am going to have to be there early for set up and such, I'm contributing food, I still have to pay $10 to attend, it finishes at 17:00 and I still have an hour drive home. Going to be fun...

Elder returned home to collect some things and see Burrich. He's not coping very well with the separation I think. And while she's there, they received a text advising they had seven days to move out. I confess I sort of thought it might come. They rent privately and the owner *from some of the texts i've read* possesses little by way of tact. And they aren't the tidiest of tenants, nor do they always pay rent on time. From what I gather the owner blamed it on back rent owed in one text to one of them, then another reason altogether to the other. So. It's all panic stations up there as they try to find Burrich and the pets alternate accommodation. And something to do with all their stuff. The owner has also landed them with two cats of hers she left behind so they are going to stay with the house for the owner to sort out. Finding someone to look after Penny and Sheldon is proving to be difficult.

But they can't come here. The landlord simply won't permit them. I even had to ask permission for Elder to move in this time. The other house they could come and go, but not here.

Teen even has to sit out in the gutter to smoke. No smoking on the property.

Soooo. My heart is torn for them. Finding accommodation is difficult as it is without having to do that in a week. But at the same time I am hoping this will help them get future priorities right. And get their sh*t sorted. We can't live their lives for them, can we...