So I have good news! This morning I got a call from my coordinator who runs the PA service I am recieving. She told me she’d managed to get me an extra hour a week, right now, I get six hours, but she managed to get me 1 extra hour. Its not much, but its better than nothing. So she told me to talk to Amanda, and ask her what we could do, and see how we wanted to progress with this and then get back to her when we’d decided how we want to use the hour. So I talked with Amanda, and we decided we’d split my hours, and do 2.5 hours on a tuesday morning, and 2.5 on Friday mornings. So thats our plan, amanda has to sort it out with her job, she works for an organisation that helps disabled people as well as working as a PA. So if she can sort it so they’ll give her Tuesday mornings off, then we’re all set. I am happy I got the extra hour. It will be good, it means I can do housework on one morning, and maybe grocery shopping on the other morning. I really do need more hours than I currently have, but one extra is better than no extra hours.
Happy friday all! Have a great weekend wherever you are in the world!
I love that its friday! Weekends are my absolute favourite time!
So much time to chill, relax and unwind!
Hope you all have a splendid day!
My PA is coming at 9, we’re just going to do some housework, my house needs a good cleaning! She has the flu, so she probably isnt up for doing much of anything. I offered her a day off, but she said she’d be fine, and she’d come to work.
Im volunteering in the afternoon as I usually do on Fridays. I will then be going to mom and dads for the weekend!
So thats my plan!
Have a great friday and a fantastic weekend, do tell me what you are going to get up to!
Happy Friday everyone! I am so delighted its almost the weekend! I love my weekends!
Although this one will be filled with doing college work!
I have an article review to do! Igts a review of an academic article which has to be 800 words in length.
I also have to sort out my presentation! I will be presenting on schizophrenia next week in class. I am so nervous!
I am going to do it all on Saturday. The weather is meant to be bad this weekend so it will be good that I am staying indoors and getting my work done.
Mom and her sisters are supposed to go out tonight for dinks, I was going to go with them, but I’ve decided now that I wont. I wouldnt be drinking if I did, and if I did I’d have to leave Nitro alone for a long time, about 5 or 6 hours, and I dont want to do that.
My PA is going to be here in an hour. The storm has passed, its not raining or windy outside, so I am going to walk to the ATM get my money out, and I am also going to go to the gym.
I havent been to the gym in a while. I want to start going again. I gained about 2 pounds while I was away. I need to lose that and some more on top of it by next week for my weigh in.
I am also going to go volunteering today. I will get in touch with my supervisor later and I will go in after lunch. I am looking forward to it.
I hope you all have a great friday!
so I didnt end up going to my gp. I decided not to because I decided they probably wouldnt give me an apt. Its pretty hard almost next to impossible now to get an apt to see anyone, you literally have to give a weeks notice if you want to see someone. You cant just be sick one day and say you’d like to see a doctor. Its a crazy situation really. So my Pa came, and we went to the local store. I bought some paracetamol which is for the types of symptoms I am having. I also bought some throat sweets. That will do for now. I am actually not feeling too bad right now, so I am going to go volunteering. I wasnt going to go but then I decided I would. They are depending on me, and I dont feel too crappy so getting out of the house will do me good I think. I also got my money out of the ATM. I need to sort the money out before I leave. Mom is going to get me some english stirling and I also owe her for the flights. I just texted my supervisor to ask her if she’s picking me up. She said she would pick me up at 1:45. Other than that my PA cleaned, we got the cleaning done in record time. It was great. There really wasnt that much to do anyway, since I wasnt here all week. I’m going to take two tablets before I leave, just to keep my symptoms at bay. I have to come home and cook, so I dont want to have a symptom flare up, or otherwise I may not be able to do it.
I am definitely going to ring my gp and try to get an appointment with him. I probably wont get to see my own gp, but I can see someone else, as long as I can get seen, and maybe possibly get something for this sore throat, that will be good.
My PA will be here at 9 AM. I had planned on going to the gym, but well, that’s off the cards now. There is no way I can exercise when I feel like this. And it just wouldn’t be even good for me to try to.
I am unable to sleep tonight. I slept earlier, although I slept fitfully.
I took some meds and am just trying to chill out.
My PA will also clean my house, when we get back from seeing the doctor, I also have to go to the ATM to get my weekly money out. I owe my mom money for our flights, you know, the flights to England for my cousins funeral.
I hope to see mom over the weekend. I am not sure if I will or not. I have a lot of college work to do over the weekend as well. My friend Norma wanted me to come over, but I told her I probably cant, as I have to finish my college work.
I have to make up my slides for my presentation, I have to start my article review, and my learning journal.
My presentation is supposed to be on the 13th, but I wont be able to present that day as I wont be there, I’m only going to be coming home on that day from England, so I emailed the lecturer and asked for an extention. I hope I get it.
Well I am going to go make some tea. My throat is so dry. It feels like sand paper.
I still feel sick. So I am not going in to college today. I am staying home instead!
I feel so achey and weak!
I am going to dose myself up with a lemsip, which is a UK brand of cold medicine. I will make that, take it and hope I feel better in a few hours.
I have plans to go to the gym this evening with my PA instead of going to slimming world. I hope I can still go. I’m thinking I’ll be ok in a few hours.
I got very little sleep last night too which isn’t helping. I tossed and turned all night and felt really bad.
I have a few hours before mom comes over to pick me up. I am going to her house and spending a few nights there. We’re actually going away this weekend to Killarney in co. Kerry. We’re going there for my nieces 11th birthday, we’re having a girly weekend, mom my sister and me and the two kids. It should be fun!
I am so excited to go! I am going to hopefully feel a lot better by then so I can enjoy myself.
Well off to feed the pup and make my lemsip! Catch ya’ll later!
had a really productive morning with my pa.
we went to the gym. I did 20 mins on the treadmill and 15 on the bike. I felt great after it. I think exercising really did me good.
Afterwords we had to go to the store to pick up a few things. I got stuff for lunch, and a few other small things I needed. Then we went to the ATM so I could get my money out for the week.
After that we got a taxi home. We had walked to the gym and then I did the exercise so I wasnt feeling up to walking back home. The taxi driver who picked us up, I knew him. He was very chatty and friendly.
Once we got home my PA cleaned my house for me. She changed my bed, vacumed the floors, did dishes, mopped the floors etc. That took about an hour. By the time all that was done it was almost time for her to leave.
Now that she’s gone I am unsure of what I will do for the afternoon. I dont have anything planned. I think I’ll just relax. The guy who fitted my house alarm is supposed to come later today. He has to fit new batteries in all of the sensors around my house. He didnt give me a time that he’d arrive, he just said when he has a chance he’ll call.
So I guess I’ll go make a coffee. Nitro is relaxing too. He was pretty hyped up all morning. So he’s having a bit of a rest now. He’s so funny, always so hyper when my Pa comes. He just loves her. He loves to stick his nose in her face and get cuddles and rubs from her.
Ok well off to make that cup of coffee, before I am distracted, my friend just sent me some messages on fb, I started replying to him and now I am just totally distracted.