A quiet morning with my P.A

We’ve had a very quiet morning, my P.A came at 9 AM. She just did some housework for me, and she went to the store to get me some coffee, I had run out of it and god forbid I run out of coffee, that would not be good. I let her take Nitro out for a short walk, I didnt go. She finished up with me at 11:30, and then I started making my calls for work. I got them all done within an hour and a half. I had some lunch and now I am bored. I’ve just taken a shower, and am about to turn on the TV to see if there is anything good on it. I went outside to talk to my neighbour for a short while. A big bumble bee almost flew into my hair, so I quickly made an exit and went back inside. As you all know I am totally nervous of any flying insects, but especially wasps and bees. I talked to my mom and she’s doing some gardening. The rest of the day here is going to be spent reading, watching tv and cooking dinner. 3 days into lockdown and I am almost going insane. My niece Lauren should have been making her confirmation today, but that was cancelled until further notice. Oh well, it is what it is, not much we can do about any of it. We just have to hang on, and hold tight.

We’ve got food, lots of food!

We were grocery shopping with our pa this morning! What an experience it was!
We went to the store, and we went during the 2 hour window that is set aside for elderly shoppers, or those who are vulnerable or disabled.
When we first went in we had to sanitise our hands, and there was disinfectant to wipe down the carts! We did that and then we went in, but there was a long line to go into the store to shop!
We finally got in there, and I got everything I needed.
I spent 100 euro! Now I have enough food to last me for 2 weeks! I am good to go! I certainly wont go hungry!
When we were done and on our way out to phone a taxi to go home, the lines were so long to get in, I said to my PA its a good thing we came when we did! There were two huge lines of people waiting to get in!
I certainly dont want to have to go through all that again unless I absolutely have to!
But I am grateful I was able to get everything on my list. I am also grateful for the store assistant who helped me find the vegetarian sausages, and I am grateful for the other store assistant who got me some change so that I could put it in the cart. Its 2 euro for a cart, but you get it back when your done shopping!
Some people are so helpful! I am glad to see that and it makes me smile!

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What day is it anyway? Tuesday March 24th

My day so far 3:22 PM!
I didnt get much sleep last night, maybe got about 2 hours, that was it. Surprisingly though I am not at all tired from lack of sleep!
My PA came this morning at 9 AM, and we took Nitro out for a walk. We walked for an hour. I felt so amazing when I arrived home. I think walking has really helped to boost my mood!
Other than my walk with Nitro, I havent done much today. A friend visited for an hour, it was nice to see her.
The plans for the evening are to chill with a book, watch some netflix and facetime with my friend sarah.
Are you having a good day?
Our governement is meant to make an announcement this afternoon about restrictions that are set to be put in place in ireland. Already they’ve said that schools will remain closed after March 29th, and all restaurants and cafes are to close their doors today. As for what else will be put in place, we’ll just have to wait and see what they’ll say.
I’ve decided though now that if we do go on complete lockdown today I’m staying here at home. I had a rethink, and it will be better if I stay at home. Especially so I can do my therapy sessions with eileen, and my conference calls with my slimming world group, and also working from my home is better than trying to work from my parents house.
I hope your all having a great day!

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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.

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Good morning guys

I slept great. I went to bed at 8:30 and fell into a deep sleep. it was bliss. I’d been up since 1 AM so I was exhausted. I let the kids have take out for dinner, which they absolutely loved. Darina was super super happpy about it!
I woke at 5 this morning, but I stayed in bed for another half hour then I got up. Its pouring rain outside, and we’re meant to have another storm this weekend, so not looking forward to that.
I will be going to my parents house this weekend. First though my PA comes this morning, we’ll just do some housework. Then I work on friendly call for a few hours. I am going into work early. I will go in after my PA leaves.
Tonight mom is going to do my hair for me, she’s going to put rollers in it. I am trying out the rollers and will see if my hair is nice curled. I have a family confirmation next week and I’d like to wear my hair in curls for it. So we’ll see how it turns out, if it turns out good I’ll also do this for my niece’s confirmation which is in a few weeks time.
I’ll leave the rollers in overnight and take them out in the morning. I really hope it turns out.
For now though think I’ll go watch a little tv. I am loving my new tv package. Its cool.

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!

Feel amazing!

I had an amazing nights sleep! I feel terrific this morning. I went to bed super early last night, and I fell into a deep uninterrupted sleep, it was so nice!

I woke at 5 AM, did 1 mile on the treadmill, had a shower, and started my day.

I’ve to go in and meet my mentor Aisling this morning, we’re going to be working on my goals, I’m meeting her at 11 AM. I’m looking forward to it.

Then I’ll come home, and my mom is coming over for an hour. I’ll have some free time this afternoon before my PA comes this evening, and she’ll help me cook a shepherds pie.

So I’m going to have a pretty nice day yay!