I need your feedback!

I just reached 4 thousand and 50 followers on the blog! I am so grateful to you all for following me on my journey
Now I want to ask you this. What would you like to see more of on here?
Here is what I have on offer, do let me know what you enjoy reading and hearing about!
1. Daily life updates
2. Nitro!
3. disability related posts
4. Mental illness related posts
5. posts about did and our alters and dissociative identity disorder in general
6. posts about my work on friendly call
7. recipes
8. dr. barry updates.
9. quotes
10. poetry
11. therapy updates
12. weight loss updates!

tell me what you like, what you enjoy, and what you’d love to see more of! I’m really interested to know your thoughts!
and thank you again for making my blog a success!

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Working on us, week 11, pet therapy!

This weeks working on us prompt is all about pet therapy and emotional support animals. Something thats very very dear to my heart. I am going to participate in the two prompts this week. So…lets get going…

  1. Do you own a pet for emotional support and/or service/therapy?

Yes! I own a guide dog as I am blind. He is not officially an emotional support animal, but he does support me emotionally, in so so many different ways.
Is your pet a certified therapy animal?
No, he’s not certified, well he’s trained as a guide dog. Maybe thats being certified in a way. But for emotional support, he’s not certified.

What kind of pet do you own?
He’s a labrador retriever cross! He’s almost 9 now. I’ve had him since he was two years old.
Do you believe that support animals truly assist those in need?
Definitely! When I am sad, mad, agitated, anxious, or depressed, Nitro comes to me. He gives me his paw, he licks my hands, he sits at my feet, or he lays his head on me, nudging me and giving me love and being very attentive to my needs.
Do you believe that any animal can be a therapy/support pet?
Most animals can be. I went to a petting farm recently, and I absolutely loved it there. I loved the goats, the llamas, the pigs, all of the wonderful animals. I believe animals have many healing powers. And they love you unconditionally!

Prompt two: Describe how your pet is of support to you? EXAMPLE: Helps with anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc (And, please Share their name and a photo) if you desire.

Nitro helps me with my anxiety. Like I already said, if I am anxious, he sits by me, he rests his head on my lap, he licks my hands, or gives me his paw. He also helps when I am depressed. As I feed him, let him out, walk him, I need to take care of him, so I cant just stay depressed, as he needs me, so I need to focus on him and doing that helps me to get out of my head and break out of my depressive state. I am so grateful for Nitro. I love him and I am so, so glad heh is my guide dog. I’d be lost if he wasnt in my life, and I cant bear to think about a time when he wont be in my life.

If you want to participate, You can check out beckys prompt post here

https://beckiesmentalmess.blog/2019/08/14/august-14-2019-working-on-us-this-weeks-mental-health-prompts-for-blogging-community-week-11-topic-therapy-emotional-support-animals-pets/

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Relaxing at home today

I am having a quiet day at home. I am glad for the rest. I didnt go to bed until after 5 AM, I wanted to be asleep, but it just wasnt coming. So at around 3:30 I lay down, but I didnt fall asleep until well after 5 AM. I slept until around 8:30, then I got up and fed nitro, had a cup of tea and decided to go back to bed for a while longer. I was able to get another 2 hours of sleep which was nice. The phone woke me. It was the nurse who gives me my 3 monthly shot, apparently I was due to get it today but I forgot about it. It was fine though, I can get it next week. I cant believe I forgot about it. Mom came over to my house for about an hour. She cleaned up the dog poop, and did a few other bits for me. It was nice to see her. I had my lunch while she was here. Now I’m feeling tired again, not sure why that is. My PA will be here at 5:30 this evening. We’re going to take Nitro out for a long walk. He needs a good run. He hasnt been getting much exercise lately so it will be good for him to go out for a long walk. I might take another nap before she arrives. I feel like I need one.

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A dog tale!

dear sweet nitro
stubborn you are
sitting on the rug
refusing to go out for me
what will I do with you
But I do have to say
You are soo cute
The way you refuse to come when I call you
Its funny
The way you plant your bum on that rug
And sit there steadfast
Looking at me
with those big puppy dog eyes
As if to say
Dont put me out in the rain
I love my nice warm house to much to go out there in that cold!
Please, I just want to go to bed!
In your bed, mommy!
Oh how I love that dog!

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work, slimming world, and my bad puppy!

well I decided I am going into work! I have to go in! I need distraction! I need to keep busy! So in I will go! I have 2 hours though before I get picked up. 2 hours to chill…yay. I am a busy bee today. What with my pa coming this morning, then work, and then slimming world this evening. I’m sure I’m going to be up tonight at weigh in. I cant see how I wont be up. when I gave up last week, I decided to eat what I wanted for a few days, before I decided I’d actually go back to slimming world again. So that means a bad result. If I am down it will be a miracle. We will see I suppose. I’m going tonight anyway and hoping for a miracle. But if I am up I am up. I’ll take it on the chin and just try to start fresh for next week so that next week I will be down. I’m going to a new slimming world group tonight. New group, new consultant. My consultant isn’t going to be there though, she’s on holidays, so we have a fill in one instead. But the actual consultant knows I am coming, because I spoke to her on the phone last week. I am excited to start with a new group but a little nervous too. Change is hard for me, and I got on well at the old group, so I am hoping this new one will also be a success. I’ll keep you posted. Please cross your fingers I’ll have a good result, or if not that I will not be up by too much. I got all of my housework done so my house looks fab now all clean and tidy. That’s one positive. Nitro was a bad puppy though. I was eating an orange and I had two segments of it in my hand. I gave him one piece and then he came over and took the other one out of my hand, he was so quick that I couldn’t stop him. Such a cutie, but oh so bad! I hope he enjoyed it. I didn’t think he’d like oranges. I thought dogs didn’t like them because of the citrus taste of them. But he ate it. He’d eat anything I sware guys! Anyway off to make a nice cup of coffee now and then read for a while. Catch you all later!

#SoCs where oh where is nitro, and my meds, and my head?

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “where.” Start your post with the word “where” and write whatever comes to you. Bonus points if you end your post with “where” too. Enjoy!

Where oh where is my silly puppy! He’s not on the floor near me. He’s not on the bed. He’s not in his bed, I’ve been searching the house, calling to him to come to me, do you think he’s listening? Nooo, that silly dog has a mind of his own! He is totally ignoring me!
When I catch him he’s gonna get a telling off! But then, how can I tell him off, he’ll probably lick my hand, or face, give me his paw, and how can you get angry then? I cant. I am a big softy when it comes to dogs, and especially my dog.
Im also having trouble finding my meds tonight. I know I packed them today when I left moms. I remember packing them. But now I am searching and unable to find them. Its a good thing I have spare ones here! Otherwise I’d be really screwed!
My head is not screwed on right tonight! I am off somewhere else. My thoughts wandering. Racing a mile a minute. Now the question is how to calm my mind? Any and all suggestions are welcomed! Anyone know some good remedies for calming ones mind and thoughts? I am all ears if you do!
I think its time for me to go to bed soon, hopefully I can get a couple hours sleep tonight! I can hope cant I?

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS August 10/19

Evening thoughts

Well, I am back home in my own house. My sister dropped me home after dinner. We all had dinner at our parents house first, then she dropped me and Nitro off. I bought Nitro a new bed, he’s in it now, but at first he didnt wanna get in to it. I think he needed some time to sniff around it, and see how he liked it. Earlier he was panting a lot for no reason. I tried letting him go outside, but he was still panting, I gave him some cool water to drink too. He’s fine again now, right now he’s laying in the hallway outside my bedroom door. I am currently watching a quiz show on tv. Its a fun show. I am also copying a tv show onto one of my hard drives. Its a show called Live PD. Its about police officers on patrol. Its a good show. I’m glad to be home. I dont have any plans tomorrow, but I might go visit my friend Norma. I’ll see how I feel when tomorrow comes. I may just stay home and rest. If I dont sleep well tonight I probably will just stay home and relax and rest up. How is your evening going? Thanks for reading my blog, I appreciate your likes and comments and views. Its nice that people want to read my thoughts and ramblings. I am very grateful that I have a following. Right now I am going to go make the kids a mug of hot chocolate. Then I think I’ll either watch something on netflix or read for a while and try to finish a stolen life. Last night an author named Ryan green gave me a number of books free, in exchange for reviews, so I will be reading those and reviewing them. They are true crime books. He gave me 8 books in total. That was so kind of him I thought. I love reading and I will enjoy reviewing them. Well gotta run now, catch yall later, peace out,
carol anne

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