21 March 2013

Tonight I wanna give it all to you, In the darkness

I sang this to John earlier (with obvious changes to the lyrics). Then sang it again with Sherlock's help. Then showed him the video. His eyes went huge and he asked if people really looked like that 'in the old days'. Then quizzed me extensively on exactly which parts of the fashion I might have indulged in.








This would be more of an entry if I wasn't completely, utterly, knackered.

Work has been non-stop. Which is good, but ...yeah. Been sorting warrants, organising searches, interviewing, updating my guv'nor, briefing my teams, down the mortuary to get an update on a different case, and chasing up leads.

This morning I almost didn't get out of bed. Even Sherlock gave up trying to drag me out by the arm and just climbed inbetween me and John, declared us boring and started a monologue about what sort of bat he'd rather be. Afraid I wasn't conscious enough to know the conclusion, sorry.

My cough is managing to be both wheezy and chesty at the same time now. I sound like an asthmatic seal. It's very tedious.

Nicky's been visiting some sorts of assisted-living type places for Mum. She says she wants to go home. Not quite sure how that's going to play out, to be honest. I mean...we can't force her into anything. And she's smoking again.

We get Mycroft home tomorrow. (Unfair! Sherlock announces - not that we get him back, but that Sherlock still has school.) I'm hoping to only be at work until lunch. Well, I was hoping not to go in at all, but that can't happen.

We'll pick him up on the bikes. Be good for Sherlock to have a ride out before we head off for John's birthday weekend.

Sherlock has spent quite some time trying to crack my password on my laptop. He's not happy that he hasn't managed it.

58 comments:

John H. D. Watson said...

I think he wanted to be a fruit bat, but I was only semi-conscious.

Are you home for the whole weekend?

pandabob said...

tis a shame about work but I guess half a day will be better than nothing :-)

You need to take care of yourself you know, I'm glad you seem to have planned a few extra days off in the next wee while, hopefully you'll feel properly better after a few days of not stressing :-)

As for your mum you can't force her to do anything, that is the most important thing you and Nicky need to remember. You can offer options and ideas but in the end she has to do what she wants to because she's an adult and she has to have control over her life (as much as possible anyway)

also I find myself strangely curious about your password now ;-)

Greg Lestrade said...

I think you might be right.

Yes, unless someone gets murdered in a complicated way.

I may hibernate though, way I feel right now.

Greg Lestrade said...

AnonyBob - he used to crack my passwords within about 5 seconds. And then he'd always find where I noted them. So I've had to get cleverer.

And yeah, Nicks and I have talked, and she's talked to the others...and yeah, all we can do is suggest things and offer our help.

John H. D. Watson said...

Well, I hope no one gets murdered at all, but if they do, I hope it's extremely straightforward. I approve of the hibernation plan, best thing for you right now. I can take the boys out somewhere for a while if Sherlock gets overexcited.

Greg Lestrade said...

Yeah. I was meant to be on nights, but I got someone else to do it, with vast promises of future nightshift cover for them.

John H. D. Watson said...

Good, I'm glad. Well, not that you had to make vast promises, but I suppose that was inevitable. Early bed time? You look half asleep already.

Greg Lestrade said...

Mmm. Tried offering my first born, but he knows me too well.

More than half asleep. My eyes are stinging I'm so tired.

Night all.

timberwolfoz said...

Hope your cough gets better soon, Lestrade. I second the recommendations of having it checked out to make sure there's nothing secondary.

Speaking as a carer myself -- your mum's in a rehab-place type, yeah? Where is she getting the fags from? Is she able to go to the nearest corner shop?

Anonymous said...

Does Nicky have any pictures of you indulging in parts of those fashions? Enquiring minds want to know!

rsf

CzechReader said...

Hi guys!

Sorry to hear about the cough, L. My husband's trying to get rid of his for three weeks already. I hope you have more luck than him.

Another awesome song for singing like this is Can't take my eyes off of you by Gloria Gaynor ;-)

Greg Lestrade said...

TimberWolf - we're not entirely sure. Someone's getting them for her. Maybe a friend of hers visits, or she gives cash to another, more mobile, patient. She's an adult, what can she do?

RSF - maybe. She seems to have most pictures.

timberwolfoz said...

Probably a friend or fellow patient -- if she's bumming them off other people she wouldn't be doing it very long.

How much are cigarettes over there, anyway? I never smoked and Mum hasn't smoked for about 12 years since she was diagnosed with early stage emphysema and I put my foot down, but I believe they're about $16 a packet here -- about 11 pounds.

As you say -- she's an adult, what can you do?

Greg Lestrade said...

Between 7 and 8 quid for 20 here. Brand she smokes are just over 7. The ones I used to smoke nearer 8. Can't believe I used to spend so much on smoking, to be honest.

Sherlock said...

That's lots you could buy way better things for 7 or 8 pounds like BIG easter eggs and can we take lots with us for John's birthday?

pandabob said...

You could get a massive Easter egg for £8 couldn't you Sherlock :-D

Have a fun day

Greg Lestrade said...

I fear he intends to, yes...

Greg Lestrade said...

Sherlock is trying to persuade John he wants a Huge Easter egg for his birthday.

John H. D. Watson said...

Pretty sure I don't...

REReader said...

Perhaps you want a huge Easter egg for Easter!

John H. D. Watson said...

Slightly more likely, but still no, I think.

REReader said...

For Passover? Or would that be a huge chocolate matzoh? ;D

Greg Lestrade said...

...Mycroft has worked out where we're going next weekend. Apparently it was 'obvious' from things I've said

I fear I shall have to begin wearing a tin foil hat to stop him reading my mind.

John H. D. Watson said...

From what things you've said??

Greg Lestrade said...

He says I've made clear indications of distance and type of accommodation, and it was easy to figure it out. And he rolled his eyes.

John H. D. Watson said...

You said it wasn't far and that it'll have indoor plumbing and internet! That's...nearly everywhere.

Right, Mycroft, you're explaining this to me later, once we're there, wherever there is.

spandrella said...

Well after one acquires an oversized sparkly bone, the next step is giant Easter egg. Obviously.

Mycroft said...

Really, John, there were more factors than that to consider.

You must also examine Lestrade's past choices for holiday destinations, the fact he has found somewhere with space for the security operatives to stay too, and that he and Sherlock were earlier planning which cake to bake.

So we know roughly how many people the venue can accommodate, we know it is almost certainly self-catering, or at least has a kitchen we can use. He has also indicated that both Sherlock and I will have our own rooms.

We also know that it isn't so far he is worried Sherlock will not cope with the journey, but far enough that he said we might stop en route.

It was laughably easy to do a short search for likely accommodation within a certain distance and work out our destination.

Greg Lestrade said...

And suddenly I'm glad I'm the one who does the interrogating at work, not gets interrogated...I'd clearly fail badly.

Sherlock said...

Telll meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Greg Lestrade said...

Four days, and everyone will know. Now stop bickering, or we won't go at all.

John H. D. Watson said...

Shhh, I'm googling things.

Greg Lestrade said...

John, stop Googling. Sherlock, stop pestering Mycroft. Mycroft, stop taunting Sherlock. Someone stop that dog chewing that cushion and I'm going to be over here burying myself in cushions.

John H. D. Watson said...

Ah, domestic bliss... :)

I'll make tea. I'm not going to work it out anyway.

Greg Lestrade said...

I'll take this opportunity to mention just how happy I am not to be going to work tomorrow :)

John H. D. Watson said...

I'm pretty happy about that too. Are you coming on the school run?

Sherlock said...

YES HE IS

John H. D. Watson said...

That's up to him, Sherlock. If you want him to come along you'd better ask him. Politely, please.

Greg Lestrade said...

Yeah, I am, now he's asked nicely.

And apparently we're taking in cakes on Thursday, for their Easter Party. And in art club on Wednesday we're making Easter hats.

You'd look great with bunny ears and a fluffy tale, Doc ;)

Greg Lestrade said...

err...tail. And I spelt it right first and then 'corrected' it wrong..

Sherlock, I really hope you don't point and laugh when kids in your class make spelling mistakes...

Sherlock said...

no just you because you won't tell me WHERE WE'RE GOING and it's not fair.

pandabob said...

I'm impressed by your resistance Greg, I took mine on a surprise this morning that they didn't know about until they got up and I nearly caved to their questioning before we left the house!!

not long now Sherlock ;-)

REReader said...

Well, Sherlock, it's also true that it spoils some of Lestrade's fun in making a surprise when people know what it is ahead if time, so you not guessing is something nice you're doing for him.

Are you doing anything in school for Passover as well as Easter? It starts Monday night.

John H. D. Watson said...

Easter hats...hm.

I might prefer a fluffy tale to a fluffy tail.

Sherlock said...

But Mycroft knows!

REReader said...

But you still let Lestrade have the fun of surprising you and John.

REReader said...

(You CAN still let Lestrade etc.)

Small Hobbit said...

I like your latest poll and also apparently I like most forms of cake (there's a surprise).

Greg Lestrade said...

Sherlock, sometimes you just have to accept that Mycroft's older than you, and is going to be a bit better at some things than you are yet.

I'm sure when you're his age, and you've watched people for as long as he has, you'll be just as good at solving mysteries.

But for now, just relax, enjoy the last four days of school - one of which sounds like it'll just be a day of easter fun - and don't be so angry! We were all young once. You're still smarter than a lot of adults I know.

Greg Lestrade said...

Sometimes, I send up a prayer of thanks that Mycroft was delivered to us. Because I'm trying to back up my laptop and technology hates me.

He has the patience of a saint. (With me, not the technology).

Rider said...

Well if this mystery destination has a kitchen perhaps you could bake http://kitchenoverlord.com/2013/02/13/bitchin-bread-battle-day-13-valentines-day-anatomical-heart-pull-apart-bread/

Sherlock said...

I want to make that! And if it's spoiling it to know where we're going you should tell MYCROFT off because he's the one who knows not ME.

REReader said...

No one needs to be told off, Sherlock. Mycroft is Mycroft, and you are you. I'm just saying that you have a chance to do something nice by letting it be a surprise for you and John, so you might want to do that.

Are you doing anything about Passover in school, did Mrs N say?

Sherlock said...

No she didn't say anything.

REReader said...

Well, whether or not she talks about it at all, if you have questions, you can ask, and I'll be happy to answer. (But I will be offline because of the holiday Tuesday and Wednesday, so if you ask then, I will have to answer afterwards.)

Anonymous said...

does that mean you'll be away for daaaaayyys REReader

REReader said...

Just two this week, and two next week.

REReader said...

Did you have a good day, Sherlock?

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