Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Good lord..

(Although not in a religious sense - one is a firmly committed agnostic atheist)

...you've all been a busy bunch these last few weeks. 85 posts to catch up on (my blog readership is somewhat limited due to time so I only subscribe to a 'lucky' few)!

Maybe tomorrow :)

Hope you all had a good time for xmas and New Year! I look forward to reading and commenting on your stories in about two weeks probably. Personally, I (we) had a great time.

I say 'great time'. Watching my last grandparent thrash, moan and plead her way through the last three days of her life in a care home wasn't exactly pleasant, but on a positive note at least Mrs. Red Squirrel got to meet all the family. Swings and roundabouts and all that....

Suffice to say my flat is feeling rather empty today and I have to go back to work tomorrow :(

I did however complete my entire year of sobriety and then promptly experienced my first hangover on the 3rd (in my defence that was after hearing that my gran had finally died). I've settled down since then though and even sat and watched my team in a Cup semi-final last night without once even considering opening the beers in the flat. Scary stuff.

Proper post soon. I've just got so much reading to catch up on.... ;-P

8 comments:

Sweet Cheeks said...

:(
I'm so sorry Little Squirrel. That sucks! Losing a loved one is so difficult. I'm not surprised about the swings and roundabouts...everyone was stressed I'm sure.

I'm proud of your one year sobriety! Stay on the wagon mister! [whip cracking]

Please know you were missed. Sad that it was for such reasons.
Love to you & the Mrs. :)

Irish Gumbo said...

RS:
Good lord is right. I am very sorry to hear about your gran. I know that was way to see out the year.

On a lighter note, good to see 'Spurs lay a thrashing on Wigan. Arsenal did the same to Plymouth, so with any luck we'll get a head to head in the Cup! Gunners not looking so good, this yaer they'll be lucky for a top 5 in the League.

As to the match w/o opening the beers? Iron will, man, I salute you! Good luck with the work!

Again, my condolences on your loss.

Peace,
IG

Glamourpuss said...

Goodness. My condolences, dearie. I hope 2009 gets better for you.

Puss

Nuvalostlamb said...

SOrry to hear about your Gran Squirrel - can't imagine how much loss you feel mate...

Pearl said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. :-(
Pearl

Red Squirrel said...

Sweet Cheeks - thanks! Fallen off the wagon though in some style :)

IG - thanks for your kind message.

Puss - thanks my dear, I hope 2009 will be a good year for both of us!

nuvalostlamb - appreciate it.

Pearl - while it's very sad, it wasn't my grandmother that died. She was gone when her mind deteriorated 5/6 years ago. I'll always remember her as she was, not how she ended up.

weenie said...

Sorry to hear about your gran RS - in the latter years of my paternal grandmother's life, she didn't have a clue who we were, her mind had gone too, so I understand where you're coming from.

Congrats on the year of sobriety - personally, I didn't think you could do it - well done!

And welcome back to the world of hangovers! :-)

Red Squirrel said...

Thanks weenie!