Personal archive

Read about my battles with Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), my mental health, surviving both childhood sexual abuse and a 12 year relationship plagued with emotional abuse, as well personal projects / challenges, and anything vaguely Jem-related.

Photo Friday: Happiness Is…

When I received the photo friday ‘happiness is…’ email this morning, immediately I thought of my niece eating the fondant out of her Cadbury’s Creme Egg yesterday. It made her happy, and it made me grin like a complete prat (I do that a lot ’round my niece). Anyway, as her parents don’t agree with… read more →

My Darling Niece

I didn’t go into work today because I wasn’t feeling great and instead, spent most of the day munching on dry toast to get over the sicky feeling in my tummy. Anyway, come this afternoon I was feeling a bit better so decided to pop to the shop and drop some CDs in for my… read more →

I Think I’m Dying

I have sniffles and snot and a headache. My muscles have turned to wibbly jelly and my favourite mini cheesecakes from Tesco taste like ..well, nothing. :( I need sympathy because that’ll magically make me better again. Well, it probably won’t, but do it anyway. PS. Hi Rose :) Edit: D’uh! I totally forgot to… read more →

Apology, Thanks and RY Decisions

First off, I’d like to apologise to anyone who I snapped at, made feel uncomfortable, or just generally didn’t watch what I was typing thus unintentionally upset yesterday. It was the 6th anniversary of Ian’s death and, whilst I was generally fine and cheerful in the morning, a few things at home set me off… read more →

Back To Work

Karl’s back to work after his half term break today so not only does that mean I had to get up at 6:30am this morning, but I’ve got to get off my lazy ass and visit a job agency today. Job agency, back to bed.. job agency, back to bed.. such a tough choice. *snore*… read more →

Fucking Farce!

Talk about a cock-up. Excuse my profanities.. I’m incredibly pissed off. While Karl and I don’t usually do anything for Valentines Day (meh, just another day to me) we decided to do the 20 minute drive to the local supermarket to pick up a bottle of wine and some quick grub (and some chocolate, for… read more →

Jem Wants a Job

It’s been a while since I updated you all on what’s going on in my life therefore I figured I might as well post… I quit my voluntary job on Friday — the one I’ve been doing since they stopped paying me in September. What with job searching and ‘stuff’ I’ve not had the time… read more →

Five Random Things

Alright, so it’s been over a month since I promised Sarah/Noir I’d do the 5 random things about me ‘meme’ (I still don’t get that word) after she ‘tagged’ me but better late than never. Oh, and apparently there are rules or something too: Rules: Post 5 random and weird facts about yourself, then at… read more →

No Cake, No Big Deal

I can’t believe the amount of people who commented on my lack of cake (in e-mail too). Guys.. it makes you FAT. Wibbly bums and all! I don’t know, maybe it’s an American tradition to eat cake (no American obesity jokes here :p) but it’s just not that big a deal to me. I’ve only… read more →