I’ve arrived in Dublin safely

I got to dublin safely. I am here now, got here around 5 PM. My train got in at 4 PM, and the taxi to my friends place, it took about an hour for us to get through traffic. When we got to my friend pats place, the dogs went crazy. His dogs name is sweeney. He’s 7. And him and Nitro quickly became buddies. Nitro straight off found sweeneys bone, and started chewing that, and he hasnt left it out of his mouth all night lol. Me and my friend hung out and chatted, and then he cooked me dinner. He made potatos and vegetables, and surloin steaks which were so yummy, he seasoned them and man the seasoning was sooo damn good. We’ve just been listening to music and chatting for the last 2 hours. My friend did take a bit of a hypo so he had to eat two bars of chocolate to bring his blood sugars back up. I got a little freaked out when he went low, but he told me he’d be ok once he ate the chocolate so I calmed down. Nitro is tired, and actually I am too so I hope I’ll sleep tonight. The plan is do a little email and internet surfing and then turn in early, tomorrow looks like its going to be a horrible day weather wise. We’ll see what happens though. We’re not doing anything special so we’ll probably just stay at home. So glad to be here and its nice to be able to catch up with my friend, its been far too long since I’ve seen him or since we did this.

Friday morning post

I am thankful that its friday! I love the weekends! This is going to be a good one for me, as I am off to dublin today. I have my PA Frances coming first though at 9 this morning, its just going on for 5 AM here now. She’ll do some housework for me, and I have to go to the beauticians to get my nails soaked off and get some waxing done. I’m not reapplying the nails for a few weeks, I need to give my nails a break for a few weeks.

Once she leaves at 11:30, I’ll get ready and will go to the train station at 12:30 and get the 1:25 PM train to Dublin, the train takes around 3 hours to get there. It runs straight through, so there is no changing trains or anything thank god!

I am just hoping that Nitro will be ok on the train, its been a while since he’s been on one. And he’s older now, so I am hoping it wont stress him out too much.

The weather here is meant to be super bad this weekend, we’re getting another storm, this time its storm dennis. So I doubt me and Pat are going to do anything much, other than stay indoors, the winds and rain will be too much.

But I plan on having a nice weekend anyway. Planning on catching up with pat, its been far too long since we’ve seen one another.
carol anne

Remember, You have a choice

it me emily
yesterday me and eileen talked a lot
about going to dublin
and i was tellin her that carol anne agreed
to go cuz our friend is in a bad way
and she wanted to be kind
and help him out
and eileen said carol anne is just too kind sometimes
and that we had a choice
that it is always an option not to go
but carol anne said no, that is not true
that we’d be letting our friend down
and she doesnt wanna do it
so we are going
but she promised to keep us kids safe
and she said we dont got to come out when we’re there
and interact with our friend
that we can just come out to blog
or write emails
or we can watch what is going on from inside
and she said we wont be going out anywhere
that we’d be staying home in our friends house
so that part is good
i feel a little better now about going
but eileen kept remindin us
that its our choice now
and that we can say no if we choose to
but we’re always afraid to do it
say no and hurt peoples feelings
so we dont do it
at the end of our session yesterday
she said it again to us
she said it isnt our responsibility
to look out for our friend
and that really
he shouldnt have put it upon us
but he doesnt got a lot of friends
and we wanted to help
so we will
and we’ll be ok
we might even have fun
and nitro will be with us and he’ll enjoy the train journey
and our friend is going to pay for our taxi’s
that was sweet of him to offer to do that
butterfly hugs
loves you,
emily xoxo

Trip to Dublin next weekend

So next weekend I’m going to Dublin. From Friday until Sunday. I’m going to visit my friend Pat. He’s blind, and I havent seen him in ages, so I thihnk its time we had a catch up.

I’m excited to go. Nitro will also be going. We’ll take the train to get there. It will be awesome to just hang out with him and chat. We’ve known each other for 18 years now.

He’s a diabetic, type one, and he got a kidney transplant some years back, he’s been doing well since then, but now he has hip problems, and so he’s not able to travel much. He called me tonight saying he feels isolated and lonely and he asked me if I’d come visit him. Of course I jumped at the chance to do that.

I’ll take my laptop with me when I go so I will still be able to be in touch with everyone, of course I’ll also have my phone with me. He has a guide dog too, sweeney, so Nitro will have a buddy for the weekend.

Its going to be a fun trip I think!

Weird night!

I slept for a few hours, maybe 4 5 max. I woke at 4:15. I got up because I wasnt able to go back to sleep. I made some coffee and am listening to spotify. I love music. I find it to be so sootheing.

I’m thinking about going to visit my friend Norma this morning. I am not sure if she’s around, but later on I might call her and see, and if she is I think I’ll go over to her house for a few hours. It will break the day, instead of me staying at home all day just vegging in front of the TV. I do have a good book though, a new read, by Shane Dunphy, who is an irish journalist and social worker, his book, bleak alley comes out today so I will be reading that and I will start it later on this afternoon.

I have leftovers for dinner today, leftover shepherds pie! Yum yum!

I might as well enjoy today as tomorrow will be another super busy day for me! So catching up with my friend Norma will be good!

Have a great Thursday!

I hope Dr. Barry made the referral for me to the weekend team!

I’m a little bit worried in case she forgot about doing it. I doubt she did but I am beginning to worry unnecessarily probably. I hope she actually did make that referral!

If she did, then I should hear from them this morning, after 9 AM. I’m not sure, but I think they’ll come out to my house and visit me. That will be good if they do. I could use a visit.

I’m so overwhelmed. I’m debating whether I need to go to my parents tonight. I’m thinking maybe I do need to go. I just feel so bad. I don’t know what to do for the best.

I haven’t reached out to Eileen. I was going to yesterday. But then I didn’t. I wont now as its the weekend and that wouldn’t be fair of me, as she needs her time off on the weekends. I see her on Tuesday afternoon though so maybe I’ll just wait until then.

I’m just thinking, and I really probably should not go to my parents house. I’ll ask my friend norma to come over instead today. She’ll stay for a few hours. If she cant come to me, I’ll go to her instead. That way I am around people. I need to be, I think.

Well I am going to go for now. I just had to let nitro outside. Its still dark out there, I should think so at only 6:16 in the morning.