Good sunday morning :-)

feeling great this morning. got another awesome night of sleep, yay.
went to bed at 8 last night, unheard of for me lol.
i notice though I’ve started to go to bed earlier, and then I wake at about 6 and that is when i get up.
It is working so I’m going to stick with it.
Just made myself a nice creamy latte, yum.
Nothing like coffee in the morning to get you moving and I love mine.
no plans for today, but moms coming over later. she said she’d bring me my dinner, so that i wont have to cook, thanks mom!
we need to sort out and pack my bag for going back to the ILS course tomorrow.
I cant believe my weekends almost over!
It goes by way tooo quickly 😦

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Class

i’ve been working on my work experience module in class this morning. i am enjoying working on it. i did two exercises for my portfolio. one was a personal learning plan, for this i had to state 3 goals that I wanted to achieve while on work experience.
then I had to enter in 3 steps that I would take in order to complete each goal.
the second exercise i did was writing a formal letter of application to the company that is employing me.
I already emailed anita, my supervisor, but the exercise calls for a formal letter of application as well.
now after doing all that I am pooped, a coffee break is well in orderI think.
Then its off to the preschool to look around!

Mrning

i’m having a great morning. I went downstairs at 8. there was only one other person up and in the kitchen at that time. we sat and drank coffee together. and then the chef came in and made breakfast. everyone else started coming into the kitchen then. I had muesli and toast for breakfast. it was good. I like muesli. it has fruit and nuts in it. I love the texture and taste of it. I had marmalade on my toast. then after breakfast I went into the computer room. I played on my laptop for a while. I did some email and caught up on some blogs. our tutor Noelle came in at9 am. she wanted to do art. so now we are doing art. I am knitting a scarf. I will be cooking after break. our break is at 10:30. i’ll be cooking a baked potato and filling it with chili. I cant wait to cook. cooking is one of my favourite classes of the week. i’ll eat the chili and baked potato for my lunch. after lunch i’ll be going volunteering. the bus driver is taking me today so I don’t need to spend money on a taxi. I will have to take a taxi back to abode though. I’m looking forward to volunteering. I enjoy being with the staff in the office. they are all so nice. so accommodating. and so friendly.

Blue Monday

today is blue monday! what crap! i dont even feel blue!
but its all over the radio, they say its blue monday, because everyones back at work after christmas, and everyone is feeling blue.
well i’m here to say i’m not blue! in fact i feel very upbeat!
i’m having a good day! as you know i went to therapy, and after that i went to abode to my Independent living skills course…its nice to be back again for another week of fun!
i say fun, because i find it fun being here!
i was working on my work experience module this afternoon. i filled out my student placement form and garda vetting form for my placement at the preschool which i am starting on friday. i also arranged to go on wednesday to have a look around the classroom, meet the staff etc.
i cant wait to go! clodagh who is my supervisor at the ILS course is going with me.
we will go spend the morning at the preschool on wednesday and i will get to have some orientation and mobility around the building as well.
i also got some good news today regarding a new personal assistant. i was supposed to get a new pa after christmas, and i was beginning to think the organisation where she works would never contact me! but today they did and my new pa starts with me on friday!
i will be meeting her on thursday morning. she will come here and i will be able to discuss what i will need her to do for me at home and where we need to go on the friday evenings since she’ll be doing my grocery shopping with me, picking up my meds, etc.
also i’ll be able to discuss any issues arising!
so yeah thats some positive news I’m so delighted!

carol anne

doggy love…

so my dog nitro, he makes me so happy. for my new readers, and followers, nitro is my guide dog, he’s seven years old. he’s a lab retriever mix. he’s gorgeous, so cute, but then i am bias, because dont all dog owners think their pooch is the cutest in the world? well mine is.

he’s spoiled. very very spoiled. at the ils course ILS stands for independent living skills, and I am doing the ILS course staying in a residential setting from mon fri of each week, well, nitro comes with me, and in my little mini apartment, he has a quilt, all to himself, a big fluffy quilt to lie on.

at the weekends, when he goes to my parents house, like we are here now…and my dad spoils him, he has lots of treats, that he’s not meant to have, I keep telling my dad not to feed him but he doesnt listen.

he loves him, i know he has a soft spot for him, he cant help himself.

so yeah, my pooch is fast asleep right now by my feet, snoring softly, dreaming every so often and making whimpering sounds, wonder what he dreams about?

just thought i’d share about my boy, because I love him so much and he fills my life with endless joy, not to mention he is my eyes as well…

My positive news yay!

hey guys! i’m ecstatic!
my work experience placement has been finalised! I start next week! Next friday!
yay! sooo happy!
so i’ll be working in a place called child vision. its a preschool for children with special needs, like physical disabilities like blindness, developmental disabilities, and learning and sensory disabilities.
I’ll be working with one other preschool teacher, there will be four kids in my class. twins, and two others.
I’m not sure yet of their ages, or what their disabilities are.
but I emailed the coordinator this afternoon to ask her some questions.
I’ll be working on friday afternoons, 1 to 4 PM.
Not sure what all of my duties will be. but this is so awesome!
I’ll be starting out doing a 10 week placement, but I am hopeful they’ll extend it if I like it there.
so thats my positive news for today.
carol anne

sorry for the lack of posts

sorry for the lack of posts yesterday guys. i was sick. i didnt sleep at all on sunday night. well yesterday was my first day back at the ils course. but i didnt even get to enjoy it. i couldnt go to class in the afternoon because i got a massive migraine. i had to go to bed instead. i slept from 2 until 5:30. then i got up, ate dinner, and went straight back to bed. slept for the remainder of the evening and then the whole night. must have really needed the sleep. woke up feeling so refreshed this morning, it was great. am enjoying my tuesday. we made pizza this morning, i’ll post pics in a while of the pizza both uncooked and then cooked. i put chorizo, cheese, peporoni, ham and peppers on it. it came out really good. we were also doing some of our nutrition and healthy options module. i’m volunteering this afternoon in the cork city partnership. its quiet here not much happening. but it feels good to be back volunteering again. i like being back in a regular routine.
carol anne