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Nervy [Sep. 30th, 2013|11:12 am]
Tony Grist
A carton of cream jumps out of the fridge and spreads itself across the floor.

I clean up the cream.

Ailz catches her foot in a cable and my laptop hits the deck.

Ailz says something and I say, "Don't speak to me right now because I don't think I can answer coherently".

I leave her to check that the laptop isn't bust and take a turn round the front garden. I find an apple tree I didn't know was there. I eat an apple.

I hadn't realized I was so close to the edge...
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2013-09-30 11:06 am (UTC)
Well, you are very lucky to live in a lovely house in Kent, but nobody is lucky to live with a parent beyond the age of 18!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-30 11:11 am (UTC)
On the one hand, this, on the other hand, that.

Living with my mother is like living with a small child- only without the joy of seeing it learn and develop.
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2013-09-30 11:14 am (UTC)
I completely understand that. Mine was also bigoted, small minded and hypercritical...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-30 12:42 pm (UTC)
My mother's a nice person- but we have very little in common. And she's besotted with racing-which leaves me cold.
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From: cmcmck
2013-09-30 11:10 am (UTC)
I do get the distinct impression that you two need a break from the constant demands of elderly relatives!

watch out for that third accident.........
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-30 11:12 am (UTC)
Earlier this year I was thinking we'd take a holiday all by ourselves around this time, but we don't seem to have been able to fit it in :(
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2013-09-30 01:11 pm (UTC)
You've been under a lot of pressure for some time now. At least you know to walk away and take a deep breath.
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[User Picture]From: wlotusopenid
2013-09-30 01:58 pm (UTC)
Exactly what I was thinking.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-30 04:57 pm (UTC)
And it works...

Mostly.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2013-09-30 02:01 pm (UTC)
Good for you for being able to remove yourself for a bit. I do hope the stress eases soon.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-30 04:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: arielstarshadow
2013-09-30 03:46 pm (UTC)
Well, to be honest, a laptop is a pricey item, so getting a little hot under the collar because you aren't sure if it might be broken really is understandable.

Not at Ailz specifically, just at the accident in general, of course.

Edited at 2013-09-30 03:47 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-30 04:59 pm (UTC)
Oddly enough it was the cream that really upset me. It seemed such a waste. The laptop was just one more rotten thing. I was already as upset as I was going to get.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2013-09-30 05:09 pm (UTC)
I hadn't realized I was so close to the edge...

At least you have unexpected apples. And you didn't bite Ailz's head off, which is important.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-30 08:28 pm (UTC)
They're excellent apples. Very small, but crisp and sharp- just as I like them.
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From: athenais
2013-09-30 05:54 pm (UTC)
Funny how one doesn't think one is quite that close to the edge and then something minor makes you realize you are going to completely lose it if anything else happens. Not fun. I am glad you found apples.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-09-30 08:29 pm (UTC)
I don't think the edge is altogether such a bad place to be. It's interesting, anyway. And one knows one is alive.
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[User Picture]From: faunhaert
2013-10-01 02:17 am (UTC)

you did good to know you needed to walk away

oy parenting parents is a hard one

you've been doing good
you will continue to

I am proud of you
HUGSSSSSSS

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-10-01 07:42 am (UTC)

Re: you did good to know you needed to walk away

Thanks. :)
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