Thursday, 22 June 2006

A small 1.9 on the Richter Scale

Living in Leicestershire over twenty years ago, I was woken early one morning by an earthquake. For a brief second the bed dropped then resumed its place. I said to then hubby: that was an earthquake. How do you know, was his only comment. (Those small telling slights). He went off to the office. Later the lunchtime local news said it had been a 1.9. At dinner that evening HE TOLD ME there had been an earthquake in Leicestershire that morning. Then I could not begin to even recognise to myself the enormity of the implications of what he had said. Implications for our relationship.

Update on the Legal Sparrow's fight for what is right:
My MP's initial holding response indicates he is very interested in the discrepancy between what SC&H replied to him has happened and what I have written evidence of has happened. A phone call from SC&H Occupational Therapist yesterday was a small development that I have yet to make sense of. I do not yet know what it means. I feel a mighty underground surge, pushed by SC&H, that will leave me feeling disorientated. Its a Thursday, so I cannot blame the weekend's neuro-toxic drug for my confusion.

I can blame the stress of yesterday's very odd morning with home help number two, which led to the two of us fighting (metaphorically) to see who would be first; her to resign or me to sack her ! As my 'bump' said - she was very odd !

I don't blog about my 'bump' who was merely a bump 28 years ago, but will say that she is a rock solid resource; indepedent, feisty, intelligent, funny, beautiful; all a mother could wish, except she too struggles, in her case with M.E. for seventeen years.

I remind myself that I am my own rock, but undercurrents beyond my control will always have the potential to displace me.


Blogger The Goldfish said...

Can't help thinking the literal earthquake did you a favour, however painful that must have been.

Hang in there; one rock by itself is relatively easy to displace, but a rock with other around it won't budge too far unless the other rocks budge.

Uh... or something. Hope the dark clouds clear soon.

Thursday, 22 June 2006 at 18:38:00 BST  
Blogger Sally's Life said...

Thank you and bless you Goldfish, yes a difficult divorce some years after the literal earthquake was the best thing I had ever done for myself.
It was good training for all that came after !!
I think I get the drift of the rock analagy .. and the negative from SC&H is mere sludge.

Thursday, 22 June 2006 at 20:11:00 BST  
Blogger spotted elephant said...

That sounds like a very good divorce. Your bump sounds wonderful. :)

Friday, 23 June 2006 at 21:17:00 BST  
Blogger Sally's Life said...

Hello again Spotted Elephant, thank you from me and on behalf of my bump.

Friday, 23 June 2006 at 23:13:00 BST  
Blogger pete said...

For bump read watermelon. I was in at the birth. My ears were soundly thrashed by the mum to be shouting she was passing a bloomin' watermelon!

Yer blog 'rocks' Sally;-)

Wednesday, 28 June 2006 at 09:07:00 BST  
Blogger Sally's Life said...

watermelon ... ouch ouch
mine was tiny (prem baby) and very fast ... (too much information)
Thanks Pete

Wednesday, 28 June 2006 at 09:23:00 BST  
Blogger BloggingMone said...

A rock with edges can't be pushed that easily. So take good care of "your edges" and don't allow them to be washed away by the steady drops of worries, confusions and possible setbacks!
Oh - and sack if she's a nuisance!

Wednesday, 28 June 2006 at 14:29:00 BST  
Blogger Sally's Life said...

Bloggingmone, I sense you are a very strong lady, with well defined rock solid edges, and thank you for your support.

Blogging support may be virtual, but it is incredibly real, strong, effective. Thanks to you all.

I sacked the second best home help, satisfyingly strongly, with a dismissal letter that will leave her in no doubt that she cannot take advantage of people that need practical help, just because they are disabled. So what if the house doesn't get cleaned until I get a response to my advert, the peace is welcome.

The important meeting with SC&H today to move the whole mess forward was cancelled by them at the last minute - the two of them had different days in their diaries !

I sometimes feel superior to the lot of them !

Wednesday, 28 June 2006 at 21:57:00 BST  

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