I just finished another amazing book by UK foster parent Cathy glass.
This one is her latest book, called, where has mummy gone? Its a fab read!
A summary of the book follows:
The true story of Melody, aged eight, the last of five siblings to be taken from her drug dependent single mother and brought into care.
When Cathy is told about Melody’s terrible childhood, she is sure she’s heard it all before. But it isn’t long before she feels there is more going on than she or the social services are aware of. Although Melody is angry at having to leave her mother, as many children coming into care are, she also worries about her obsessively – far more than is usual. Amanda, Melody’s mother, is also angry and takes it out on Cathy at contact, which again is something Cathy has experienced before. Yet there is a lost and vulnerable look about Amanda, and Cathy starts to see why Melody worries about her and feels she needs looking after.
When Amanda misses contact, it is assumed she has forgotten, but nothing could have been further from the truth….
This book is a page turner. There are many wonderful twists and turns in it. If you read it you wont be disappointed…
Its available in paperback from all good book stores, on kindle, and from audible.
I just talked to mom. We always talk in the mornings. She told me she’s coming over today. But she can only spend an hour here. I am a little disappointed. I know an hour is better than nothing. But lately when she comes over she’s having to spend less and less time here, as if she wants a lift home she has to rely on my sister to drop her, and she can only do that when she finishes work, mom cant come over until they pick the kids up from school, so that only leaves about an hour to spend in my house. I just wish it was more. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very grateful that she does come. I know not everyone gets to spend one to one time with their mom. So I am grateful. I just enjoy spending time with her and seeing her and am disappointed it cant be for longer.
I read 3 more chapters of my book. I am reading where is mummy gone? by cathy glass. Its really good. I have 7 more chapters to go to finish it. I’ll probably get it finished today. Its a page turner for sure. I love her books so much. They are always so addictive.
I think another cup of coffee is in order. And some breakfast too. Catch yall later!
it me emily
im still feeling really bad
i dont know when it will pass
my mind feels very full
i feel very scared
i still want to die
i still wish i wasnt here
i did sleep though which is good
i think sleeping helped me
thanks to everyone for all the support
your all so kind to me
i love you all your all the best friends ever
i really feel loved which helps me to keep on going
knowing there are people who care about me really helps
so thank you
im going to try to have a good day
try to do some things that will make me happy
music helped me yesterday
i listened to it for an hour or two
maybe i’ll do some art today
that might be good too
or read a book
i like the secret garden
and i like some others
so maybe i’ll read one of those
i think we are staying home today
i dont think we’re going volunteering
staying home will be good too i think
having a day of having nothing to do is nice
well sleep wouldn’t come. so what did I go and do? I started messing around with a new gadget I got today. a techy gadget its called a plex talk its a player for playing audio files and recording audio files. its one especially for the blind. I downloaded the manual and started reading through it when I couldn’t sleep. and what do you know, I figured out how to work it! so now i’m good to go! I can work it and it works fine and I like it from the little bit I played with it. and I made good use of my time too! so yay! so happy! 😀
now im just reading blogs and listening to the radio. no sign of my friend sleep yet. doubt it is coming any time soon. I feel kinda agitated. edgy. activated. so I cant settle down. I might go read now. I didn’t do it earlier.
So I havent done much today besides go to therapy. That was draining and took most of my energy. The rest of today I spent at home chilling out. Doing nothing but being online and watching tv. We’re getting really stormy weather tonight here, rain, wind, the rain is very heavy, the wind is blustery, it is supposed to storm for the next two days at least. We even have flood warnings. I hope it doesnt get too bad as I have to go out tomorrow. I’ll still go out even if it is bad as I will mostly be in a car so it wont really matter to me as I wont get too wet. I made potato cakes for dinner, indian style, they were delicious. They had lots of spices in them. I must say I really enjoyed them. I am going to try to head to bed soon and read for a while I think. I’m not sure I’ll sleep much tonight if the wind keeps howling the way it is right now. We’ll see though I guess.