all my packing is done. finally!
we start our mini vacation tomorrow! my sister is picking mom and me up at 11 AM. we have to pack up the car and then its a 2 hour drive to where we’re going.
we’re going to stop and have lunch on the way. we decided to pack a picnic and stop at a park or somewhere where there are picnic tables. it will be nice to just sit outside, provided no wasps come around. i’m pretty nervous about that. i know this is the time of year when they are dying off.
check in to our apartment isnt until 4 PM, so we’ll have a little bit of hanging around before then, maybe we can go to killarney national park, thats right next to the hotel we’ll be at. the killarney national park is huge. there is tons to do in there. even if we didnt do something big like go to one of the touristy places in the park, we could just walk around breatheing in the fresh air.
i tried on my bathing suit. it didnt fit me. i was a little depressed about that. but what can I do. I’ll just sit and have a coffee while the others go swimming in the hotel pool. its not the end of the world.
I’m looking forward to the entertainment at night in the hotel bar and in the concert venue thats alongside it. on saturday night we’re going to a concert there. cant wait.
so yeah i think this vacation will be fun! am excited to get going!
we are going back to respite today for the weekend. until monday. i’m looking forward to it. i’ve never been there on the weekend before. i’m told its a bit different to going during the week so we shall see how it goes.
I slept well last night. After I wrote my last post, I cuddled with Nitro for a while to see if that would lift my mood. It did the trick. Then I went to bed and was able to sleep for the rest of the night. Probably because I was over tired but I’ll take sleep where I can get it.
My sister comes home from her holidays today. It seems like she had a nice time. She said the weather was unbearably hot though. She was in the canary islands in spain. I’m sure all of my US readers are like try living here for a few days lol. We arent used to that sort of weather in ireland though so its a huge change for her.
i’ve had a good day. it was very relaxed. i got up early. despite having nightmares last night, i woke early this morning and decided to just get up. i thought it was going to be a nice day. partly it was, but we have had some rain also today. my dad had already let nitro out this morning and fed him before i got up. he always does that when i’m at their house for the weekend. occasionally i will do it if i happen to wake up first but if i dont he does it for me which is nice. i came out to the kitchen bleary eyed, and mom poured me some tea. then i asked her if she’d make me a bowl of fruit salad, because i’m addicted to it. so she did and it was delicious. it had kiwi, orange, apple and blueberries and strawberries in it. my sister is having a great time on her holidays. she has sent me tons of pictures already. mom said the place looks beautiful, not a cloud in the sky and stunning scenery. i spent the majority of the morning chatting with my mom while she washed all of my clothes and ironed them how nice of her 🙂 she is so good to be to actually do that. i am not good at ironing and she knows this. she said that when i go home tomorrow to my own house that she will come with me for a couple of hours and help me sort out outfits for the week. i have a busy week next week. monday is therapy day, and i am also facilitating the members meeting at the basement club in the afternoon. tuesday i’ll also be going to the basement club, i’ll be starting back volunteering doing admin work. my pa kristen will also come on tuesday for 2 hours. wendesday i see dr. barry and then mom is coming over for a couple hours to cut my grass and do some cleaning. thursday is pa day again…and friday i’m back to respite for three days. so yep busy week ahead. i like that though. i like being busy. tomorrow i also need to plan meals for the week. i didnt buy groceries this week because i have a lot of food in my fridge already and i will need to use that up first. i bought myself some lamb burgers as i’d never had them. i know lamb is a fattening meat but i really wanted to try them out to see if they would be good. i think thats what i’ll have on monday with some sweet potato fries. today mom is making fish. i am not usually a fish eater but the last time she made it i liked it. i’m almost finished my book runaway girl by casey watson. it is about a polish teen who was trafficed for sex. it was an incredible read. the next book i’ll be reading is who will love me now? by maggie hartley. it just came out in audio on thursday. im so pleased about this as foster care memoirs are my absolute favourite type of book to read. so how has your weekend been going so far? let me know in the comments.
its hard to just pick one. i have a lot of favourites.
however one that automatically comes to mind is the memory of being in disneyworld in florida with my partner Jess and we were walking along the foothpath at the caribbean beach resort where we were staying. we stopped and climbed into a hammock, we were swinging to and fro, giggling and chatting about how the resort was so beautiful. All of a sudden a group of ducks, baby ducks, began walking along, we got up to take photos, started walking towards them, and then, all of a sudden they started following us! It was sooo swee.
i’m home from respite. came home this morning. just had breakfast there then got a taxi home, was back at mom and dads for 9:30. really enjoyed my week in respite, was able to recharge my batteries and am feeling much more solid in myself grounded just really good and very relaxed and calm.
didnt get up to much today was going to go visit my friend norma but then decided that could wait until later next week. mom and dad are looking after my sisters dogs because she’s gone on holidays to the canary islands in spain. she has two pugs junie and starlet. they’re so cute and are no trouble at all to look after.
my sister left for the airport at 10 AM this morning, her flight was at 1. she has already arrived, she’s been sending me pictures on viber to show mom. mom said the view from her balcony is magnificent. the kids are loving the resort. all they want to do is get in the pool lol.
she’ll be gone for a week. i left some money for the kids to take on holidays with them as it will be two weeks now before i actually see them because they were gone by the time i got home this morning and next week when they come back i’ll be going for the weekend to respite again so wont see them until the following week.
no plans for the weekend really. will maybe go walking tomorrow afternoon and may go to normas on sunday before going home. other than that its chill out time watch lots of tv read lots and listen to music and be online.
weathers been kind of crappy today. it doesnt know what it wants to do rain or be sunny. one minute its pouring down rain the next the sun is shining. it looks good for the next few days though so that is positive.
What was the best holiday you ever took? Tell us a little bit about it?
so yeah even though I woke up feeling bad, my day has turned around. I got good news! My sister called mom and she asked mom and me if we wanted to go on holidays next year. Go foreign I mean. Overseas. We both jumped at the chance. So next May we are going to lanserotte. I’m not sure I’m spelling that right. But I am so excited! Mom and me are going to share a hotel room. Its an all inclusive package, that means food and drinks are included along with flights and accomodation. Its going to be so much fun! So now I really have reason to diet and initiative to lose some weight. I want to buy a whole new wardrobe of summer clothes and fit into a proper bathing suit. I want to get a tan and actually go in the pool! Right now I dont think I would. Not at the weight I am currently. I promised my mom I’d work really really hard to lose the weight. And I will. I also have to save money. Its going to be difficult but I think I can manage. I’ll just have to be thrifty with spending over the next few months. Thats ok though. I’m willing to make the sacrafice to go on this holiday. Its something to look forward to and focus on which is nice. My dad wouldnt go with us. He said he’d dog sit for me which was nice. I’ll probably give him some money for doing that which I know he will spend on alcohol but well what can I do? Its up to him what he chooses to do with it. I am not going to try and stop him because I know it will get me nowhere. So yep. Next May we are off for 9 days. I cant wait. Other than that I visited my friend rose this afternoon. We sat and chatted for 2.5 hours. She made me a lovely fruit salad for my lunch and she gave me two pita breads. I just had one of them when I got back to mom and dads house. I filled it with ham and cheese and toasted it. It was delicious. Rose is also trying to lose weight, and she goes to the same nutritionist that I go too. So we were comparing notes on exercise, food etc. It was nice to be able to chat to another person about the struggles and accomplishments of losing weight. Its nice to have the support of someone else whose walking the same journey. My plan now is to relax for the evening. Maybe read a book. Watch the voice kids on tv. I played the lottery so you never know I might have some luck in that. If I did it would be awesome. I rarely play. I love it when bad days turn into good days.