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Sunday outing to the local hospice

today i went to the local hospice with my mom and my sister. there was an event on, a fundraising event.

you could pay 10 euro to light a light on their christmas tree, in rememberance of someone who had passed away. then all this month the person is remembered in the masses at the hospice.

the 3 of us lit lights on the tree. the event was such an amazing experience.

there was tea and coffee, cakes and mince pies, all free, if you wanted to you could donate, but you didnt have to.

they were selling raffle tickets for hampers, we all bought some of those.

i would definitely go to this event again next year.
It really was organised brilliantly and it was very very peaceful to be there.

run around tuesday

omg i have had the busiest of days! i literally havent stopped all day.

this morning we did digital media, the rest of the class are all way ahead of me, so this morning our tutor gave me a bunch of exercises to do so i could catch up to the rest of the class. i found them pretty easy, it was mostly common sense, very straightforward, all i had to do was read the notes and then answer questions on them.

after small break we cooked, we made vegetable soup and chicken caesar raps, i will post pics in a separate post. we ate the soup and raps for lunch, it was delicious. who knew butternut squash would be good in soup!

after lunch i went volunteering at cork city partnership. when i got there my supervisor was out of the office, and the girl i normally work alongside was out at a meeting, there were a couple other staff there but they were all busy, so i literally was on my own in reception for about an hour and a half. it was quiet though which was good. the only thing was it was so quiet that i was falling asleep, my eyes were literally closing and i was having a hard time concentrating.

trish, the girl who works alongside me came back at about 3:30 and she made me a coffee. she said i could go at 4:30 but i said i wouldnt, that i’d stay until 5 pm. we had a bit of a catch up over our coffees. then trish went to type up some minutes in another office and i stayed on the phones.

at 5 pm i went to mom and dads for dinner. i enjoyed dinner. i also had to change my outfit because i’d spilled all soup down the front of my top, because i am a disaster when it comes to food and spillages. after i’d eaten i was able to sit and relax for half an hour, talk to mom and dad and watch a little tv, before i had to get ready to leave again.

i had college tonight from 7 pm until 10 pm. the class tonight was so interesting. in our addictions module we learned how drugs effect the brain, the changes that occur in the brain when you take a substance, it was fascinating stuff.

the taxi was a couple of minutes late picking me up after class, but it was ok, the caretaker waited with me. when the taxi did finally pick me up he said he had passengers in his car who were drunk and wouldnt get out of the car. so at least he had a good excuse for being late.

now i’m back in abode, flat out exhausted, and wondering if i’ll be able to sleep tonight. i’ve taken my night meds, had a cup of tea and a yogurt, let nitro out, and now i’m sitting here on the couch surfing the net.

i’m happy with how my day has gone. tuesdays are long, but very productive

Give a healthy hug!

If I can’t hug physically, to help heal a broken or troubled heart, then I will hug with my words socially, mentally and spiritually until I reach the inner wounds of brokenness; soothing innerly with words that heal and mend with assurances of hope to rise again through faith and self-belief. Give a healthy hug to help ease the pains away, with hope!
Antonio Talbert

Share your world October 30th

Where do you eat breakfast?
Sitting at my kitchen table mostly. Or else I eat while I’m rushing around getting ready for my day.
Given the choice of anyone in the world, who would you want have an evening with?
Oprah winfrey. I really admire her.
If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be?
An oak tree. They are so very strong.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
The love of my dog, and my friends, inspired me this past week.