Sunday, 20 October 2013

The Martyr Of Flintshire


I am not quite in the mood for the baby bird syndrome today
.....now for those that don't know.."baby bird syndrome" is where your charges ( in my case animals and not children) spend most of their day with their mouths open, demanding attention.
I think I have the start of the urinary tract infection (which is unfortunately ....like Paul Edgecombe from The green Mile  a recurrent problem of mine) and a busy shift last night with not enough cups of tea had left me somewhat dehydrated this morning which didn't help.
And what have I done to help myself..I hear you sing out?
Well, I have felt sorry for myself......stormed around the house, cooked a full Sunday lunch, given the dogs a long walk,banged around the crockery which needed washing up and flung corn at hungry hens with a pinched expression worthy of Joan of Arc.

I have effectively turned into my mother.

Now My mother made martyrdom into a true work of art.
She could slam a door, flounce onto the couch with all of the agility of Scarlett O' Hara and still look like a bulldog chewing a wasp when she was running around with a late bout of hoovering, or tidying up. She was a true drama queen when self sacrifice was involved

Oh the joys of " feeling hard done to"
Mel Giedroyc from The Great British Bake off had the right idea.....
When she wanted to bitch slap the pouting Ruby with the comment " Get  ruddy Grip"


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  1. Birch slap?! You are feeling martyr like!
    Jane x

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    1. Damm this automatic spell check
      BITCH SLAP

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  2. Well, personally, I think you have every right to feel Joan of Arc-ish. I cannot believe all you do - your regular job, the animals, the Samaritans, and your relationship w/Chris. I would be grumbling all day and would have constant UTIs. Hydrate hydrate hydrate. There is this thing called 'water' that is good to drink sometimes.

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  3. Now why don't you have a video of all THAT?????? (Get well, my friend.)

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  4. Cranberry juice on a drip John. x

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  5. My doctor says apricot juice.

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  6. Nettle tea is good too.

    And if the weather is anywhere near as crap as it is in London, just stay in bed.

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  7. 100% cranberry juice and water helps. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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  8. A bicycle pump, a bowl of hot soapy water, and some pipe cleaners. Works a treat!

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    1. And ben Cohen perhaps.?

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  9. My doctor says rum. Kidding of course. I hope you feel better soon friend.

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  10. Yes, cranberry juice does help. Hope you feel better soon.
    My mother used to just stop talking and give us the evil eye until she felt like speaking again. Sometimes it went for days. Of course I later had issues with this in my own relationships....the baggage we carry, eh?

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  11. I recommend "A NICE CUP OF TEA."!

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  12. Oh my, a urinary tract infection is not fun.

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  13. Ooh, in a bit of a tizz-wozz are we? As my mum used to say "It won't do you any good, you know." I've never had a UTI, but there seems to be a consensus that cranberry juice is the way to go....

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  14. Never mind the cranberry juice. Get thee to a doctor for some antibiotics.

    A bulldog chewing on a wasp - that's the second time in two days I've read that expression. It's a sign. I have the awful feeling that's what I look like when I'm in a mood.

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  15. Drink cranberry juice John....always keep lots of it on hand.

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  16. John, hope your wee thing is better soon. See I'm full of loving concern and sympathy. I'll go'ne make you a nice cup of tea.

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  17. On my third glass of cranberry
    Hey ho

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  18. I think they should tie you to a stake (or steak, killing two birds with one match) on the steps of the Methody Chapel, place a load of faggots around the base (may be hard to find in Trelawnyd) and light the blue touch-paper.

    No - of course not. Get well soon. At least you might be able to piss the flames out if they follow my advice.

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    1. A load of faggots lying at my feet....
      Well there's a first for everything!

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  19. I had that problem for years until I found the best Urologist in the US I believe....I have never had another problem. I suffered from age or so and know what you're feeling. I agree that you may need a script to get over it....wishing you a fast turnaround.

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  20. Are we related? You just described my mother, the original drama queen. I can do a passable matyr myself, personally I enjoy a good mumble just so I can say "nothing!! when hubby asks whats wrong.

    Drink lots of water for the pee problem.

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  21. Already had a couple of litres x

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  22. My mother was known in the family as St Joan, martyr. I hope never to find the gene.
    Lots of water, and get better soon.
    Give us this day our daily whinge is sometimes a necessity.

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  23. Things always seem worse when you're not feeling your best. I wouldn;'t take that UTI lightly either. A good dose of Penicillin will kill it off very quickly (assuming you're not allergic to it). Cranberry has never helped me - I say, give me the drugs everytime and at our ages, the more the better!(just kidding about that btw). Have a good week, my friend. x

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  24. ps I've learned from my Mother's mistakes and have gone out of my way to make sure I learned them well.

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    1. Mother's mistakes are a real killer are they not?

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  25. My Mum was never like that, so where do I get it from. "Chewing on a wasp" what a super expression.

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  26. Are you following in the footsteps of HRH Prince Philip? You poor old sod

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