afternoon ramble

Well I feel somewhat better. I took a whole load of meds. That seems to have helped somewhat.
I’m at my parents now. I’ll be here for a few days.
Mom and dad are gone out, so I have the house to myself, well the dogs are here, but other than them its just me.
Dad has an apt with the eye doctor. So mom went with him.
I’m happy cuz I can still go to the gym tonight. That makes me happy.
Exercise will do me good I think. I need to exercise.
Did I tell you it cost me 80 euro to fix my house alarm? Yep. Good thing I had extra money. It was 10 euro for each battery and I needed 7 batteries, and then the guy charged me 10 euro for fitting them.
Tomorrow evening I am going for a meal with the old staff from the basement club. There are a few of us going. It should be fun. It will be nice to see them all again.
Anyway I’m going to go and make a cup of tea now. And book my taxi to take me to the gym later on.

Still feel bad!

I still feel sick. So I am not going in to college today. I am staying home instead!

I feel so achey and weak!

I am going to dose myself up with a lemsip, which is a UK brand of cold medicine. I will make that, take it and hope I feel better in a few hours.

I have plans to go to the gym this evening with my PA instead of going to slimming world. I hope I can still go. I’m thinking I’ll be ok in a few hours.

I got very little sleep last night too which isn’t helping. I tossed and turned all night and felt really bad.

I have a few hours before mom comes over to pick me up. I am going to her house and spending a few nights there. We’re actually going away this weekend to Killarney in co. Kerry. We’re going there for my nieces 11th birthday, we’re having a girly weekend, mom my sister and me and the two kids. It should be fun!

I am so excited to go! I am going to hopefully feel a lot better by then so I can enjoy myself.

Well off to feed the pup and make my lemsip! Catch ya’ll later!

#socs saturday 9th February 2019

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is ends with -ly. Start your post with any adverb that ends in -ly. Bonus points if you end with an adverb too. Have fun!

Well now…let me see?
Busily! busily? well yeah thats me! Busily seeing to my doggie!
FEeding him, he’s acting as if he never got fed!
Letting him out, only to have him ignore me when I call him back in again!
Busily thinking about my next cup of mojo! Or should I say, coffee!
I am also busily sitting here panicking! I thought my group was gone! Deleted! But lucky for me it was a glitch in their site! The group is fine and still there!
Panic over for now!
What a fright I got though! My members did too!
I just got done having a nice bubble bath, now I need another one to relax my bones again and wash away my stress!
Or I may just sit here and giggle, hysterically!


A busy Friday

So I am having a busy friday. My Pa was here this morning. She managed to get to me without any issues. The weather wasnt actually that bad, not as bad as the forecasters made it out to be. We didnt have snow. Or ice. We just had a cold wind, and some rain. But it was mostly dry this morning, very frosty though and freezing cold, temps got only up to 1 degrees c. Its dry though and I am glad about that. Amanda was late getting to me, but that was because she took a cab, and the cab didnt come on time. I didnt mind though as she’s never late. We went to get my money out of the ATM for the week, I also needed to buy a new cordless phone, my landline phone was broken for months. I was going to just replace the rechargeable batteries, but then I figured the phone was old, so I’d just replace the whole thing. We went to one store, but the lady who dealt with us was very rude. She wouldnt even help me when I asked her if they sold cordless phones and if she could show me one. She literally said to me that they are in a glass cabinet at the back of the store, literally she just pointed and was like, we have them but right now they’re out of stock. Needless to say I didnt stay in that store. We went to another one and I got a cheap phone, for 25 euro. And now its plugged in and charging, I have to charge it for 16 hours the instructions said before I can use it. I went to the grocery store too, as I needed a few things. I got a new dog bed for Nitro. He hasnt gotten into it yet though. He does that, the last time I got him a new bed he didnt go into it either for ages. Eventually he will but he needs to sniff at it first and put his mark on it. I went to the butchers too. I got some shredded chili chicken, and some chicken curry, and some garlic potatos. I had left chicken wings out to thaw, and I will have the garlic potatos with them later this evening. They smelled so good when I was cooking them, I cooked the potatos already so then all I have to do is heat them up later tonight. I am not going volunteering this afternoon. I decided I need a bit of a break from it. I need to recharge a little after all the recent client losses. So I took today off. My supervisor was ok with me doing that. When my pa and I came back to my house after being out, my PA cleaned my house for me. So now its spick and span again. I am going to just relax this afternoon I think. No plans really. Its just as well as we arent really doing that well emotionally right now. Some insiders are feeling unsettled and a little overwhelmed. I’m sure they’ll write later, but right now I am trying to stay grounded, I am trying to stay calm and just relax.

My cute dog, and chill afternoon

My dog is so cute. So. Damn. Cute.
He’s snuggled up in his bed since we got home. He only came out of his bed to eat is dinner. Other than that, he has been chilling out and relaxing.
He is so cute, his little nose is all warm, he has his little nose in between his paws, and he is just so adorable.
We got home a couple hours ago. My sister dropped us off. I’ve also been chilling out this afternoon. I am currently watching tv, and reading blogs. I did make dinner, and coffee too, gotta have my coffee, I’m on my second cup now.
Our weather is meant to get down to minus 5 or 6 c tonight. We’re meant to have snow, which is going to turn to ice, this afternoon we’re having a lot of rain, our weather is pretty all over the place, a mixed bag.
I wont be going out anywhere so I dont mind if it is cold, I wont be out in it at all.

Aftercare with Nitro!

Nitro’s trainer just left. We just had our aftercare visit. It went really well. She was very pleased with him. She said he looks good, she said he looks really healthy, and that I have been looking after him well. His ears are a problem, he has had a lot of ear issues. She told me to change his food, I am to change him from hills dog food to royal cannon. She said there is a special one for skin allergies, she told me to put him on that one to see if it makes any difference. She said hopefully his ear issues will subside a little if his food is changed. We didnt go on a walk today, I told her that I hadnt been working him a lot lately, due to his age, and him being easily stressed out. She said its normal for him to be stressed, he’s 8 now, so an older dog. His age is starting to show. The good news is he doesnt have to retire yet. She said I could continue to work him, minimally for now. She said they’d see me in a year and we’d talk about retiring him then. The age of retirement has gone up from 9 to 10 now. So I am happy that I dont have to retire him yet. I told her I wasnt bringing him to college, I told her my parents look after him on the days when I have to go. She said thats probably for the best. She said that if I want another dog, I’d have to learn some routes, as I dont have a lot of work for a dog to do right now, and when they interview people to see if they are eligible for a dog, you have to prove you have work for the dog to do, you have to know some routes, she said minimum work load for a dog is 3 times a week for a half hour a day, so over the next few months I will get in touch with a mobility instructor in the national council for the blind, and learn some routes using my cane, so that when the time comes which wont be for another few years yet, but when it does come I will be able to get another dog. I told her I was keeping Nitro, and when he retires I’d keep him and wouldnt get another dog until he passes. She seemed happy enough with my decision. So I am very happy with how things went with her today. I feel relieved to know Nitro doesnt have to retire yet. Thats a huge relief to me.


I am so nervous right now. I woke up feeling very anxious. I have therapy this morning in a few hours. I am anxious about it. I feel really edgy and agitated. Like something bad is going to happen during our session. It probably wont, but I just feel like it will. This happens to us sometimes before therapy. Its not unusual.

Then later today I have Nitro’s aftercare. I am also nervous about that. I feel like maybe his trainer will judge me. That maybe his work is no longer that good, since we havent done much in the past while. I hope she wont be too hard on me. She’s a nice person, so my gut feeling is she wont. She may want to talk about retiring nitro. I am ready but sad about it.

I hope we can have a few more months before he retires. I will of course keep him after he retires, so that isnt an issue for me. I have to tell her though that I dont want another dog, not right now anyway. I hope that my decision will be respected.

So a busy day ahead for us. At least we slept for a few hours. I am glad about that. I wouldnt want to be tired going into today.