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JessPix's Journal
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2007-01-13 05:57:19
Here, there and all over t'shop
Hello all!

It's been a bloody long time since I wrote here, so I'll just go over the basics. Christmas Day was lovely, it was just me, my parents and brother for the whole day and we had a nice time. The only downside was my brother accidentally spilled the entire bowl of turkey fat all over the cooker top and kitchen floor. Yeesh. That was a bit of a bugger to clear up. Other than that it was a success, everyone was happy with their presents, the turkey dinner was ever so scrummy, and we all had a good chat and giggle. My dad made so many "As the actress said to the Bishop" jokes that I can't remember them now, though my brother said when we were clearing up and he was about to take out the rubbish, "I'll use the back door - as the Bishop said to the actress!" and my dad cheered with delight, I don't think he's ever been so proud of his son. They make me laugh though, perhaps a little too much, my parents are beginning to realise I'm not all that innocent minded. Bless 'em.

From Boxing Day onwards I've been cracking on with essays, which have been a pain, but also quite interesting. I handed in an essay today so that's one done, one more to go. The other oneís due in on the 23rd and I've done most of it because it was originally due in today as well until the lecturer moved the date back. Hurrah. I don't like the subject but luckily it only lasted for one semester and the assessed work is just two 2500 word essays. No exams - phewf. I got the mark back for my first essay (which I thought was complete crap) and it turns out I got a 2.1 (upper second) for it. Yippee. Anyway, that's all really dull stuff.

Still not done any work for my final year project. I plan on writing something next week before I start the second (and last ever) semester. I figured I'd better have something to show my mentor by the time I return seeing as I completely avoided her before Christmas because I'd done sod all. Oops.

As usual, I did nothing for New Year. We never celebrate it and I donít see the big fuss. In the evening I watched my Mighty Boosh Live DVD (which I got for Christmas) and when I saw the clock on my mobile reading 11:59pm I figured I'd best wander into the living room to see what my parents were doing. It turns out my mobile phone clock is 2 minutes slow so I missed midnight. Ah well. We watched the fireworks in London (on TV, of course) and then saw the neighbours trying to blow up the street. As we live quite high up on a valley we can see the other side of the valley from upstairs, so we could also watch the fireworks going on over there. It's a very pretty sight, and much cheaper and more comfortable than doing your own fireworks. So, yeah, that was another fun New Years over. I have no resolutions, I don't do those.

On the 2nd was my brother's 18th birthday. It was quite a subdued affair really. I got him a Family Guy game that he wanted and my parents bought us all tickets to see Omid Djalili on the 20th, which my brother was chuffed about because he didn't know he was touring. I'm looking forward to that. Family members popped around through the course of the day and my little cousins were running about and making a lot of noise, consequently driving me a bit mad as I was trying to work, but in the end I gave up and went to socialise. My dad then got me to show off my Wii (tee hee) and so I did whilst trying not to send any little cousins flying. I love my Wii (tee hee), it's great fun and I've now figured out how to use it without getting tennis elbow. Yay! I still feel like a bit of an eejit on it though, flailing my arms about when I'm sword fighting and the like, but it's all good fun and very clever stuff. Anyway, in the evening my brother wanted to go to his favourite pub so we did and I had to contend to sitting next to someone who was smoking the whole time. Yuck. It was nice though, my mum made me scan in some embarrassing baby pics and send them to my brotherís friend who then printed them out and stuck them around the pub. They wanted to include a pic of my brother in drag as an Ugly Sister for the school panto but I vetoed it, saying my brother would kill them if they did. My brother found out about it later and was very happy Iíd done that. My brotherís got a cleaning job now and he bought me the new Who album (which is very good). Heís so sweet.

The past week has not been particularly good. My grandad (who's 88) and already not well took a turn for the worst when he had a fall at home and went to hospital. I'm not going to go into the details but it's been a pretty hard time lately, especially for my mum, grandma and aunts and uncle. I've only seen him once in the past week and that was on Saturday. It was deeply sad. At first he was very shaken and asking my mum when he would be going home, then he kept trying to get out of his chair even though he's injured himself quite badly. My mum held his hand the whole time and chatted to him about when he was in the army (he was in World War 2 and was even at Dunkirk, I believe he was there for 3 days until he got rescued), and then was feeding him when his tea arrived. It was heartbreaking. My mum was then telling him who I was but he didn't recognise me. I gave him a hug goodbye and he said I was lovely, which was extremely sweet. As I say, I haven't seen him since but I probably will in the next few days. The trouble is that he's been having up and down days and it's difficult to know what's going to happen. It seems like the hospital he's now at aren't doing enough for him, so my mum (a social worker) and her sister-in-law (a nurse at a nursing home) went to the hospital yesterday to make sure he was being well looked after. It seems like things are improving slightly but it's still being taken as one day at a time. It's very difficult to know what will happen in the near future but it's such an awful feeling knowing that he's not at all well and extremely confused and how much pain the rest of the family are going through. It's also horrible that it doesn't seem like the next few weeks/months/years will be anyway easier. Sigh.

Anyway, I'll stop going on about it now.

Take care all.

P.S. This is a bit rushed so apologies for any errors.

Mood - Dreading what's to come
Music - Greenday - Warning (not my choice, my dad's just put it on)
Edited - Never

Oh, Jess, so sorry about your Pop.  It's so sad when they don't recognise you - we can only hope it also means they're not properly aware of the pain they're in.  ((((Take care)))))
Posted by:jodievdw


date: 14/01/2007 00:09 GMT
Ditto from me to Jess ((())).  I hope your Grandad improves and I am sure that your family will do everything in their power to ensure that it does . xoxox
Posted by:bondgirl


date: 14/01/2007 06:36 GMT
Aww Jess I'm sorry about your Grandad - it's a difficult time for you all.  ((())) to everyone and take care xxxx
Posted by:Im_a_Teapot

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date: 14/01/2007 11:12 GMT
Hope you and your family are coping ok.  I've been through the same thing so I know its not easy but he has a family that cares and that's the main thing.  (((Hugs)))

And how sweet is your bro - wish my brothers would buy me CD's!
Posted by:nezangel

nezangel WWW 

date: 16/01/2007 22:03 GMT
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