18 June 2009

Bring on the Summer!

Kay's last exam was this morning. Chemistry Synoptic. Covering anything and everything she has done over the last two years. She did not seem too pleased about it when she came out, but I never know whether it is her being glass half-empty or realistic. We now have a nail-biting 8 weeks until the results are published before we know whether she has won her place at university or not. She needs to get A, A and B in no particular order for Chemistry, Biology and Maths, but Chemistry is her least strongest subject and she is not confident of even a B for that.

Last night, while she was revising for it, Greg threw a wobbly. He had been drinking heavily all day from breakfast time onwards and by suppertime he was well gone. He had not eaten all day. I had cooked a Chicken Curry with rice for supper and he told me not to serve any for him, as he would have it later, when he felt like it. After Kay and I had served ourselves, the remains lay untouched on the stove right up until 11pm. As I was getting ready for bed, I made the mistake of asking whether I should put it away in the fridge (rather than let the flies buzz around it), if he did not want it. He just blew up and told me to leave him alone. He then proceeded to chunter on about how he never gets any peace (yet we had not been near him all day!) Kay could hear him all the way upstairs as he moaned on and on for a good half an hour or more, while she was still trying to study for this morning's exam. It seems like Greg always seems to lie in wait and save his venom for the chemistry tests and exams! When we came down this morning, he was still asleep on the dining chair in the kitchen. He had clearly not been to bed all night. He did not even wake up as Kay and I clattered about getting breakfast and left the house.

Que sera, sera. What will be, will be. The exams are done and now we sit back and wait. Next week she has to go into school for just one final day to hand back all her text books and say goodbye. That day finishes with the school prom in the evening held at an exclusive golf-club near here. We bought her the most exquisite floaty chiffon evening dress for it this afternoon. Meanwhile, Kay is exulting in the fact that she does not have to use her brain for the next 12 weeks. She is as free as a bird, can lie-in till suppertime, if she wants, watch films, TV, vegetate, gossip with her friends, shop till she drops and busy herself doing absolutely nothing. I give her a couple of weeks before she says she is bored!! Bring on the Summer!!

19 comments:

Not Waving but Drowning said...

She must be thrilled to bits with her prom dress. Hope she has a real night to remember.

What on earth are you going to do?

Having had a tiny glimpse of what your life must be like, I truly sympathise. He's so lucky to have you.

Once your lovely girl goes to university you'll be in a position to please yourself.

GG

aims said...

The prom dress sounds lovely.

After that - how about a trip to Mom's?

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Kay's prom dress sounds lovely Rosiero. I expect and hope that she has done better in her exam than she anticipates. As you say she now has time to herself and it will probably only be a couple of weeks before she gets fidgety. Could you spend some time together - without Greg. A x

Absolutely Write said...

Well done to Kay, I hope she has a lovely prom and some nice free time.

Nota Bene said...

12 weeks of freedom. My envy knows no bounds!

AP said...

Stumbled upon your blog. Does your husband want to address his alcoholism? I have a brother that is both alcoholic and addicted to prescription drugs; he's still in denial. It's so hard for me to watch him basically throw his life away. I can't imagine what it must like to watch your husband waste away. I'm sorry.

Nechtan said...

What a weight off Kay's mind now and a good 3 months to let that tired brain have a rest. She should be nice and refreshed for the start of Uni. Though I remember just how stressful the apprehension of waiting for results can be so hopefully she can put that out of her mind for bit.

Greg really has not made her study any easier. It is a credit to her that she has got through it and she is lucky to have such a caring mother there to help her.

All the best and I hope those results come up for Kay and her hard work is rewarded.

Nechtan

Flowerpot said...

Sounds like a trip away would be a good thing for you and Kay. If you can.

nuttycow said...

Dammit - stupid blogger just deleted my comment.

Er... where was it?

Oh yes. Well done to Kaye (and you!) for getting through the exam period. I remember from my time doing it that it was particularly difficult and stressful for everyone.

The prom dress sounds lovely. As does 12 weeks off - you're right though, she'll probably get bored within a week.

What's next?

Retiredandcrazy said...

Well done Kay, and enjoy the summer both of you. Just ignore Greg, at least you can get away from him. He has to live with himself all the time!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Kay has done incredibly well to get through this exams with the pressure of Greg's terrible behaviour. I'm sure she'll have done great and I'm looking forward to hearing about the results.

CJ xx

Lulu LaBonne said...

I hope the exam results are good, I've been reading through your blog and I can see you're having a tough time. I hope you get yourself away sometimes

dulwich divorcee said...

The dress sounds so gorgeous, I'm sure she'll look a picture! You must be so proud of her. I'd be tempted to have hit Greg over the head with a Le Creuset pan but that's just me ....

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DogLover said...

"Bring on the summer"?

It's 26ยบ here in Surrey this afternoon. That OK for you?!

Rebel Mother said...

I know exactly how Kay feels - I just sat my exam too and its such a relief its over.

Yay! to the summer and not using your brain.

I bet she will look an absolute stunner in that dress!

Hope she has a fabulous time RMx

Working Mum said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for Kay. I hope she does manage to have a rest over the summer; it's hard waiting for those results!

Have you been thinking about what you are going to do when she goes away? It must be nerve wracking for you as well.

CC said...

I hope the prom is a memory that lasts a lifetime.

I can't even begin to tell you what a wonderful woman you are with what you are dealing with.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Gosh a prom...a heart stopping moment when she walk out the door..l know!

How strong you seem...who do YOU lean on, I wonder. I do hope you have someone, you never say. Its a tough life on your own at the best of times...

and your darling is off to Uni...when early in october? I think l'd be beside myself...how you feeling about it?