Friday update

I slept well last night, went to bed around nine. Slept really good thankfully.

Leaving to go volunteering in about 10 minutes, my friendly call shift the usual that I do on Friday afternoons.

I’m looking forward to doing my shift today. Looking forward to talking to all the lovely people that Are on my list to call.

I’m still at my parents house, will be staying here for the weekend. No plans for this coming weekend. Will probably go to my friend Norma’s house tomorrow, well I might, it depends on if she’s busy or not.

Anyway better go now, I’m being picked up in about five minutes. Catch you all later.

Sleepless night!

didnt sleep good at all last night. i even went to bed at a reasonable hour. i went to bed around 11:30. i didnt read, i decided to try to go right to sleep. no such luck though. i tossed, i turned, i lay there wide awake for ages. eventually i did fall asleep for a couple hours but I woke again at 5 AM. got up, since I couldnt get back to sleep. mom got up at six. she had a bad night, her COPD was acting up. she had to get up and take her inhalers. she’s a little better now. we sat together in the kitchen and had a cup of tea together. she has to go grocery shopping this morning. my sister will take her. i heard yesterday that my partner jess has the chicken pox. her long time friend told me. apparently jess’s adoptive mom told her. so today i need to go get her a get well card. she’s in isolation. as you know she’s in residential, in a residential psych facility. anyway she’s in isolation for the next 10 days. i bet thats no fun at all. no visitors and no one to talk to for 10 days, only the staff in the facility. i was telling my mom this morning that i need to see about getting a before and after picture for next week for the awards ceremony. they want before and after pics. i have a before one or i should have, in my phone. one that was taken when i was 2 stone heavier. i will take an after pic this week I’ll have mom take one for me. hopefully i can get a good one. other than all that not much planned for today. just having a quiet day at my parents. nothing much will be happening today. i can just relax and take it easy.
carol anne

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A quiet afternoon

not much is going on here today. i have had a lazy day at my parents house. was going to go to the basement club this morning, but decided not to, good thing too as they sent a text this morning to say they were closing at 11 AM today and not reopening until friday morning. something about their being staff shortages. the reason i said it was a good thing i didnt go in is because if i’d have gone in i’d have had to get a taxi, and well thats money, and then more money to go home again after only an hour in there, so i am glad i didnt go in.
i will make an effort to go in next week, i havent met the new team of staff yet, and i want to try to do that soon. ifi dont i’ll only keep putting it off and its important that i meet them and make myself known to them.
i’m going to slimming world tonight for my weekly weigh in. hopeful i’ve lost some weight. fingers crossed that i have.
other than that am not up to much. my sister came over a little while ago and spent an hour here, she’s working today so she could only spend an hour, mom was preparing dinner for herself and my dad, i’ll have mine tonight after my weigh in.

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Question of the day

What is one thing you wish people knew about mental illness?

I wish people knew that we are normal people, just struggling to get by, we just happened to have a mental illness but we are Normal we are not psychopaths and we are not evil.

allie im feeling sad

I just emailed eileen. I am feeling sad today. I miss her. Here is what I said in the email to her.

we have less than a week to go until your home. Yay. I cant wait until your home! I miss you so bad!
we’re trying to have fun and do fun things. its hard though and we’re sad a lot cuz your gone!
allie

I really cant wait until the 20th. That is when we will see her again. I am so looking forward to it.

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Back to the basement club

im thinking about going to the basement club later today. i havent been there in a few weeks.

the new staff started last week. I need to go meet them and get acquainted.

I am nervous to meet them. I have a lot of anxiety around it.

Im sure all of the members do though. Its not easy learning to trust new staff. The old ones were there for years.

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