Saturday, May 13, 2006

Like I was sayin'...


So sorry, been very slack. I'm a bit stressed, a bit tired and a bit peeved and have been that way since the last time I posted. I have heaps of drafts that I wrote and didn't post. I ended up having a minor meltdown at my wonderful GP, who says I should just be me instead of worrying what other people will think. Their problem,not mine. But, nah, think I'll leave them as drafts, baby steps and all that. heh.

So, here is a little of what's been getting me cranky and frustrated. Seriously, Idiots piss me off and I have met many in the last month and a half. I'm sure I'll strike an intelligent person soon, it's just the number of idiots we have to deal with first that's driving me up the wall.

We have been on the Government Agency merry go round for the last few weeks. How the hell they think they are *helping* detoxed addicts out by being so slow is beyond me. She's trying & setting herself small goals, I can see why so many give up though.

First, Eldest is supposed to have 2 support services in addition to another she has to be tested at. Has she been to those 2 agencies yet since she moved here mid April? No.

So, we are dealing with the withdrawal symptoms she still gets by ourselves, which can be a bit hard. She's with me 24/7 eveywhere I go, she goes and vice versa, which is hard on both of us. It's not so much that we think she's going to start using again, it's just she has no other way of getting to places.

We've been trying to get her into a short course so she can see if she likes what she wants to do and can cope with it. First off, she gets sneered at by a Govt employee about how it's only 2.5 hrs per week. Well, trust me, after what I've seen in the last month, that's a lot more than he actually works. Sarcastic asshole.

So, then she finds out she's not supposed to be looking for work or education opportunities for at least 13 weeks. WTF?????? We've been chasing our tails trying to get this organised and been palmed off to another organisation each time. It starts on Tuesday and she's still getting frigged around. Because she moved, they cancelled her file instead of transferring it, we finally got a referral done, only to find they don't provide the service there. GRRRRRRRR.

I'm off to slap some pollies around the ear once we get it all sorted out.

In between all this, I've been trying to get some work done. Had a slight trauma with a gilding size and ended up having to toss the lot and start again. I ended up frustrated as I have to keep going and doing other stuff, so I keep losing the flow. I wouldn't mind except for the fact that it leads to yet another follow up and appointment, only to be sent to someone else.
And we pay these people? Geeeeeeez.

Hubby & I have decided that we are running away from home.