I think we can officially say that blogging every day in November, was a big fat fail! I got half way through, then life got in the way.
I've wanted to come on since, to explain myself, it just never seemed to be the time.
There isn't really much of an explanation, I just haven't had the energy to do this. Looking after children with additional needs and a disabled hubby, can get bloody tiring.
So that's it really, I was bloody tired!
This year hasn't gone to plan, if I'm honest.
It's been mentally, physically and emotionally draining. I lost, what I thought was, a good friend, over a yogurt (yes, really). It has left me scarred, worried about what sort of person I am, and wary of socialising.
Social media battered me, especially the response to autism, when 'I'm a Celebrity' was on TV. A lot of people, across all platforms, said they were not slating Anne because she was autistic, not realising that the behaviours they were discussing were mostly down to her autism! Behaviours I live with EVERY DAY. It really shook me how little awareness is still out there.
Money is tight, whoever thinks living on benefits is an easy life, can f**k off. I have struggled this year. I couldn't even get my sons teachers a Xmas gift and, believe me, they deserve one!
However, the one thing I am forever grateful for is a roof over my head and food on my table. That makes me a damn sight luckier than some.
So, as usual, I won't be giving out Christmas cards. This year I will be donating to a food bank collection, because some struggle for the basics.
Just remember how lucky you are, this season.
Finally, from my house to yours: