Saturday, 3 January 2009
Chips for breakfast, chips at 1 am - photo by Derek Farr ( DetroitDerek )
Jane my alcoholic partner is still drinking. This is a big binge. They seem to get longer. Back in the old days she used to binge for about 5 days or so and now they are creeping up to more like ten days. She started this one just after Christmas and is still going strong.
She calls out from her bedroom mess all the time for food or booze. She sobered up yesterday and asked for two bottles of Vodka and if I didn't buy it she'd either ask our neighbor to buy it or she'd buy it, she said. Both unacceptable so I bought it. Actually I bought a big two liter bottle which saved me £4 (gotta think money as alcoholism is very expensive - loss of job, canceled holidays etc.).
Within less than 24 hours, Jane has got through the entire bottle (almost). That is more than usual. I actually asked her if she'd drink some in front of me as I had never in 10 years or so seen her drink. She said, no, and them she flavored the vodka in the bottle and swigged back two large mouthfuls without a care in the world.
An alcoholic partner is demanding and I feel like a full-time carer. Last night she called out at one in the morning (1 am). She woke me up. She demanded food. I baked some chips (french fries in the USA). About a hour later she got up and raided the fridge for some wine I had there (half a bottle) and the remainder of the vodka (I had separated out the 2 liter bottle into 2 one liter bottles for ease of handling). Man, I eventually got to sleep and woke up late at about 8 am knackered (tired).
An alcoholic partner is a pain in the backside. She has just called out again and again and never answers my response. She wanted more food. So for breakfast she is having more french fries. They're in the oven right now and I type this in bed while they are cooking.
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