Deserted streets due to coronavirus

I think the coronavirus is making everyone stay home!
I had my PA here this morning, and I had to go out to the ATM to get money, and then I had to go to aldi to do a little bit of grocery shopping. I decided to walk to the store and the ATM machine, its about a 15 minute walk from my house. The roads were deserted! There was one car came by when we were walking there. I took Nitro with me, he needed a walk. We got to the ATM and it wasnt working, but luckily there was another ATM nearby. So I did get my money in the end, which is a good thing as I owed my PA 25 euro because she’d brought me some stuff from another store. I got my few bits in aldi, and then we got a taxi back home. While we were in aldi, people were patting nitro and giving him lots of compliments. There were only a few people in aldi also. I didnt put Nitro’s harness on, so I was thinking maybe one of the store employees might say something to me about him being in the store, but they didnt say anything. He was really good, he was so calm, just walked calmly by my side. When we got home we unpacked the food, and then my PA did some housework for me. She vacumed, mopped the floors, did dishes, washed my bed covers, and wiped down all of my surfaces with a disinfectant spray that my dad made for me. I bought vegetarian sausage rolls, they had sage and onion stuffing in them and so I decided to cook two of those for an early lunch. They were delicious, I really enjoyed them and will definitely be buying them again. I didnt even know aldi carried them. It was only by accident that we saw them and I decided I’d try them out. My PA just left about 10 minutes ago, and now I’m going to start work soon. I’ll work for a couple of hours making calls. Then after that the day is my own. I’ll read, and watch tv and enjoy relaxing at home. I think we’re going to be on complete lockdown soon from the corona virus. My mom said she thinks the government is easing us into it. I dont know but it is looking likely that a complete shutdown will happen soon. Its just a matter of time as to when that is. My PA offered that if I need anything that I could phone her. I was very grateful to her for the offer. I will only do it if its absolutely necessary, as she doesnt drive. She said if I needed anything she’d get it to me somehow. I’ve decided I’m going to buy her a voucher and a box of chocolates for easter just as a little thank you to her for everything that she does for me. I know its her job, but she’s really good to me and I really appreciate it. She goes out of her way to do extra around my house. She also always makes sure I have what I need, she will sometimes pick up my meds, and she will buy stuff for me and bring it to me if I need her to do that. She wont see me stuck for anything. She deserves a voucher and a box of chocolates. Its nice to show your gratitude to people especially if they’ve made life a little easier for you. Well I think it is anyway.

Virus-free. www.avg.com

An attitude of gratitude

I thought I’d do a little exercise of listing what I am grateful for today. I have a ton of things to be grateful for, so here goes.

my family
my health
my dog
that I am alive
technology
a hot shower
food on the table
a warm house
friends
books
music
journaling
my volunteer job
a good mental health team
my therapist
my PA
Coffee and tea to drink
That I am not currently in a war torn zone
My independence
Smiles and laughter
That I am loved

What are you grateful for?

I was nominated for a Sunshine blogger award

I’ve been kindly nominated for the sunshine blogger award by riya of world of my thoughts blog! Thanks Riya!

First here are the rules!

Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.

List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.

Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.

Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

Ok the questions I have to answer are as follows:

What is your biggest fear ? My biggest fear is rats, wasps and bees, or any insects actually.
what is your way of relaxing when it rains ? . Wrapping up in a comfy blanket and reading a good book!
What is your favorite topic to write about ? My life
What do you love about nature ? its so pretty!
What is your favorite type of music ? It depends on my mood
When it comes to life, what is the first word that comes to mind ? Shitstorm!
Do you have any pets ? If so what kind ? I have a dog, a lab, he’s now almost a pet as he’s retiring from his duties soon
What was your favorite place to vacation ? Killarney in county kerry
What does Christ mean to you ? I am not religious at all
What encourage you to keep writing ? My friends, my blog stats, readers, likes, comments, followers and everyone in the blogging world
What is your favorite thing to do in the summer ? Have a BBQ on the beach!

I nominate anyone who would like to participate to do this! It was fun!

My questions for my nominees are as follows:

do you believe in magic?
do you enjoy using emogies?
Hugs or kisses?
Tea or coffee?
Do you dream a lot?
What would you do if you had no internet for a week?
Is blogging important to you and why?
What is one quote you love?
What is one blog you really enjoy reading?
Do you enjoy current chart music?
What are your plans for this coming summer?

Another blogging milestone reached!

This blog has just hit another milestone!

I have passed 400 thousand views!

Yes! Thats correct. 400 thousand visits!

I cant quite believe it!

It has just blown me away!

Thank you all so, so much for coming back time and time again. I wouldnt have a blog without your continued visits. I am so appreciative of them.

This news has made my day! I feel so blessed.

So heres to another 400 thousand! I’m sure I can get there!

I cant quite believe this but…

I cant quite believe it!

Biggie, our parents dog, has made a miraculous recovery!

He seems to be fine again! He is eating, drinking, and he’s walking fine!

I am so, so elated! He is such a trooper!

We’re all super happy! He might have another couple of months with us! Yay!

I dont know if it was a bug he caught, from something he ate while he was out in the garden, not sure, but whatever it was, he has recovered!

That dog is a miracle dog! Thank god and thank you all for all of the prayers!

Be the kind of person…

Be the kind of person who isn’t afraid to ask someone if they are okay twice if they say they are but look like they aren’t. Be the kind of person who smiles at people even if they don’t smile back. Be the kind of person you wished for when no one was there for you. Be the kind of person who is brave enough to stand alone in a crowd for what is right. Be that person because we need more people like that in the world. Be that person because people like that are rarer than the rarest diamonds and gold.
Nikita Gill

Done and dusted!

I’m done guys! College is over! finished! Finito!

I went in this morning for my final day!

We had presentations to get through! I did mine on depression in teens! It went absolutely amazing! I got fantastic feedback afterwords! The lecturer said I did great and it was an excellent presentation!

I was very very happy with how it went!

And now, we’re done! Done until graduation in may!

Well it might be april when we graduate, I’m just not exactly sure yet when it will be.

I came home, wrote up my learner log and now I’ve just emailed it to my friend denise who will upload it for me onto canvas!

And now I can breathe! What a day! What a terrific feeling to be able to say I did it! I got through this past year of studying! I’m done! I will be graduating and now I’m free!

I’m sooo proud of myself! I managed to get through it! What a blessing that is!