My Tuesday was ok

I;ve had a quiet tuesday so far. My PA Frances came in the morning, she was here for 2.5 hours. We went grocery shopping, and that was uneventful. We didnt have to get in line, because she wore her ID tag, so we got to skip the queue.
We got what I needed, and came out of there again, it was a relatively quick and painless process.
When we got back home, and put away the food, frances did some housework for me.
Then, when she left, I went over to my friend, as I had ordered her an Iphone case, and it came today, so I dropped it over to her. I was only in her house for half an hour because her sister was coming over, so I left and came back home again.
In the afternoon I had a rest, as I didnt get to bed until very late last night, and I couldnt settle, I was tossing and turning, and I think I only got about 4 hours of sleep. So I rested for an hour or two and now I am feeling much better after doing that.
I talked to two friends on the phone, which was lovely, I enjoyed catching up with them.
I was menat to go on a zoom call tonight for my slimming world group, but I decided not to go on the call. I weighed myself yesterday, and I’d lost 1 pounds. So I am very happy with that. I am losing each week, steadily losing, and thats awesome.
As long as I keep paying four euro a week, I get to stay in the private facebook support group, I get to keep my membership and the app, and I get to go on the zoom calls if I want to.
I am not working this week, I took the week off due to Nitro having surgery, and also because I didnt feel in a great headspace mentally, so I didnt think it was fair to try to speak with clients and try to be helping them and all when I am feeling unstable. I can always work towards the end of the week if I feel up to it, nothings set in stone, so if I want to work, all I need to do is call my supervisor and ask her to send me a list of people to call.
Nitro is still doing fine, he’s hyper as usual lol. My PA brought him some treats today because she loves him and she wanted to spoil him after his surgery, he loved them. I already gave hiim some of them. He’s finished his antibiotics now, and his stitches look ok, he will get them out next tuesday. He’s in good spirits though and as cute as ever.

My sister cooked for me

My sis is so sweet. She cooked for me today. But she cooked in her own house, and she has made enough for two days worth of dinners. She made chili chicken, which tasted amazing, I loved it. She put chicken, carrots, onion, broccoli, peppers, and then the sauce was made from chili’s, ginger, oyster sauce, and soya sauce, OMG guys it was amazing! And I get to have it again tomorrow, yay. Saves me having to cook. I am so grateful to my lil sis. She’s just so good to me. She also came over today and cleaned my back yard, which needed to be cleaned since nitro goes to the bathroom out there. She came over in between her jobs. She stayed for about an hour. It was so good to see her. She offered to pick nitr up for me on friday after his surgery, so now I can rest easy, knowing he’ll be picked up by a family member. I’ll go with her to get him, because I’ll have to pay while I’m there. So yeah, its been a great day for me.

What day is it anyway? Wednesday april 8th

I’m actually writing this on thursday morning, well thursday middle of the night into the morning.
My wednesday was ok I guess. I didnt get up to much. I had my phone appointment with dr barry, that went well. We got to talk through a lot. She was a half hour late calling me, but I had a feeling she’d be later phoning me so I wasnt too worried about it…I knew she would phone.
My dad and my sister came over at lunch time, my dad cut the grass, of course he made a huge dreama out of it, everythings a huge deal to him. But I felt sorry for him today. He’s not well but he’s refusing to give in to it.
Mom had called their doctor to get him an antibiotic because he wasnt able to breathe too well, he is also coughing up green phlegm.
He did manage to cut the grass, but he had to sit down a lot. My sis said she’d have done it, but mom said she has done enough and she told my dad he’d have to do it.
My sister had to go to work so while dad cut the grass she left to go to work, after putting on a wash for me, and cleaning up my kitchen. She picked dad up afterwords, and they left to go home.
I had a video call at 3 PM, with some people from my local blindness agency, the guy who runs the technology department was having a kinda social community gathering for some of us, it was good. I enjooyed it. We’ll be making it a weekly thing, I think.
Afterwords I ordered take away food. Fried chicken and some fries. And then the pain from my UTI got bad, so I curled up in bed and thats pretty much where I stayed.
So that was my wednesday in a nutshell, Who knows how today thursdays going to go.
carol anne

My house is like a zoo!

This house, its like a zoo
The mess, it is so not cool
I am spending my morning
Cleaning, and pruning
Doing dishes
Mopping, cleaning
All so that my house will be gleaming
I am hard at work
It sure aint a perk
Gotta eat now
and Stay full up, somehow!


I love my baby sis

I just love my sister. She’s such a huge help to me. With my mom having to stay home just in case she catches the coronavirus, my sister came over today to my house and cleaned my yard, she cleaned the dog poop. And she washed dishes, cleaned my kitchen, hung out laundry and did a couple other things. We had a good catch up. She came over in between jobs. So she was going on to work after stopping by at my house. She stayed here for about an hour. It was nice to see her. Other than my PA on Tuesday and my slimming world consultant on Monday, I havent really seen anyone other than my next door neighbour. I dont know when I am going to see my mom again. For now I need to just stay home and not go out. Its hard, sometimes boring, but it is what needs to happen. I wont see anyone now until Friday morning, when my pa will come again. I’ll have to go out then which will be nice. I am nervous about leaving the house, but today during our therapy session eileen encouraged me to go for small walks if I could. She said its good to get resh air. I agree it is. I worked this afternoon. I made my calls and that went well. All of my clients were in a good space all except one who was feeling very down and depressed. I think I cheered her up though as she said she was delighted to hear from me. I rang my supervisor after I finished my calls to give her an update. She said next week we’d be changing the lists around so I would have different clients to call next week. Thats good as I think if the same client had the same volunteer every day for weeks on end it would get boring. right. Am off to make a coffee now and then facetime my friend sarah.
carol anne

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.


Friday update

Fridays been busy for me. This morning my pa came. We just did some housework. I had been up in the middle of the night, at around 4 AM, I stayed up for a few hours, then before 7 AM I went back to bed, until 8:30. I stayed in my Pjammas for a little while after my PA got here. Then I showered and got ready to go to my parents for the weekend. While my PA cleaned the house, I got on the treadmill. I did 1 mile. I enjoyed the exercise, its really making me feel so much better. It boosts my mood which is always a positive. We got a taxi to my parents house, and my PA was going on to another job. I had lunch at my parents, and then I went to work in the afternoon, I worked for about 2 hours. All of the clients I spoke to today were in good spirits. I enjoyed my shift. Someone had made a baileys cheese cake for the office so I had a little slice of it. It was sooo good! When I got dropped back to my parents we had dinner, mom made spaghetti bolognes, which was delicious. I haven’t done very much since dinner time. I read for an hour, then I went to bed for 2 hours. I slept too because I was feeling super tired, I’ve still been remembering my meds each day, I am sooo proud of that fact. I haent missed any doses at all! After waking up from my nap I’ve just been online, and drinking coffee, I’m about to go switch off my laptop soon and start reading again before going back to bed. Tomorrow we’re supposed to get a bad storm, with high winds and heavy rain. Sunday is also meant to be stormy. Then Monday and Tuesday we’re meant to have minus 7 C and a wind chill. So I think its going to be icy and cold! I have no plans this weekend, other than on sunday if my sister will take me to the grocery store as I need to pick up a few things for during the week. I’m sure she’ll take me. I hope you’ve all had a good Friday!