Share your world February 5th 2018

What would be your ideal fantasy way to spend Monday?
curled up by the fire with a good book and a mug of hot cocoa.
What one person that you are out of contact with would you like to say thank you to?
my first therapist, she was the one who we first opened up to about hearing voices and she came with us to an assessment to be diagnosed as multiple, unofficially.
List your favorite toys or games as a kid?
hmmmm well i liked being read to, playing house with my baby doll, having teddy bears picnics, playing on my outdoor swing, as for toys i liked my pretend kitchen, any toy i had thatmade noise lol, my pogo stick, scooter, roller blades, etc.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
my family, going to killarney, nitro, baking an apple crumble, going to work with the kids and achieving most of my goals each day.
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Trip to Killarney

i’ve just come from from a night away in killarney. i went with my mom, sister, cousin and aunt. what a blast we had guys. it was so much fun. i was looking forward to this for months, we booked the trip last summer, we went to see an irish band play, called the fureys. we got the train there instead of driving, my sis usually drives, but she wanted to have a few drinks so she left the car at home. traveling by train was quite the ordeal. we did get assistance though which did make it easier. and of course mom and my sis and aunt were all delighted i was with them so that we could avail of the assistance, the joys of having someone disabled with you. we stayed in a 2 bedroomed apartment. oh it was beautiful. state of the art. there were about 8 beds in it, because there was a bed in the living room as well as 3 in each bedroom and then the couch went out into a bed as well. we had a fully fitted kitchen, with a washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, oven etc. we had two bathrooms, it was just amazing. when we got off the train a courtesy bus took us to our hotel, the apartments we stayed in were part of the hotel. we checked in, got our tickets for the fureys, then went to our apartment, we had some drinks, then my sis and my cousin went to get food for us. they came home and we cooked the food. or should i say mom and my aunt tried to cook it lol, they were drunk, but it turned out ok lol, it was edible anyway. after dinner we started to get ready for the evening. we went to the hotel at around 7 and doors opened to the event at 7:30. the concert was brilliant. they were amazing. its my second time to see them live. another of my aunts and one of her friends joined us for the concert. they played for 2 and a half hours. then we all went back to our apartment, we put on some music and had a bit of a karaoke sesh. only guess what? we had the neighbours from hell on one side of us. about an hour after we got back to our apartment, they came knocking on our door, telling us to be quiet, and turn off our music. my sister was really really drunk and ignored them, and turned the music back on. i kept telling her to turn it off but she kept saying no and then they came back a second time and they were like, you guys are keeping 8 people up. so then we did turn off the music, and we were just giggling and chatting, and i donno maybe we were loud, but i didnt think so, but they complained us to security and the security guy came up to us and threatened to throw us out if we kept jmaking noise. lol you cant take us anywhere. we cooked pizza and ate it and then went to bed, it must have been close to 3 AM when we got to bed. we were up again at 8, because we had to be out of the apartment by 10. we all had a quick shower and a cup of tea each and then got ready to leave. oh i forgot to say my mom was very drunk too last night and she ended up throwing up in the middle of the night, i couldnt really sleep then because i was worrying about her in case she’d vomit in her sleep so i tossed and turned all night and pretty much got no sleep at all. me and my sis were drinking cocktails last night, sex on the beach, and strawberry daquoires. i got mom one and she’s blaming that for making her sick. she didnt even remember walking to the apartment last night after we finished up in the bar. this morning when we left the apartment we took the bus into town and had breakfast and took a look around the killarney outlet store which is like a big shopping mall. i ended up buying a nice fleece in paco, its pink, my favourite colour. we got the train home at 2:30. so glad to be home now and i am just going to rest for the rest of the evening, but it was a fabulous weekend.
carol anne


I am going to Killarney this morning for a night. I’ll be back tomorrow afternoon. I will be leaving the laptop at home, so I wont be blogging today or tomorrow not until tomorrow night.
I am excited about going away for the weekend. We will be going to see an irish band, the fureys. I am going with my mom, my sis, my aunt and my cousin. We are staying in an apartment that is owned by the hotel so the apartment is part of the hotel.
But I didnt want anyone to worry if you didnt see posts from me.
I may post a picture or two from my phone but I wont be writing.
See you all on Sunday evening!
carol anne


so i went shopping this afternoon. shopping for an outfit to wear next weekend. next weekend you ask? why then?
because, well because I am going away overnight on Saturday. we are going to Killarney, me, mom, my sis, my aunt and cousin. We are staying in an apartment thats on to a hotel.
we’ll be going to see the fureys, an irish group.
cant wait to go! it is gonna be so much fun!
so i bought a nice top and some leggings and some new shoes which i only payed a euro for. They were reduced.
How can you go wrong for a euro!
normally i dont like shopping for clothes, but this time I did! its good retail therapy!
so i’m pretty happy with my purchases, and pretty excited about next weekend!

rundown of my day

so today at the ils course was really good. on tuesday mornings our first class is digital media. i like this module. its all to do with computers and doing stuff like recording videos, facebook, making itunes playlists and using itunes, etc. its fairly simple for me since i already knew how to do most of the stuff they ask of you in the module. it has taken the rest of the class 5 months to complete the module where as i completed it in a month. my teacher was so impressed with me this morning when i completed the last of the work for it. next week we have an exam and then that module will be done. the exam is pretty simple so I am not worried in the least. I will ace it and I know that. after break we were meant to be cooking but we didnt, because our tutor said she wanted to use the time to catch the others up on their work, some of the class had been out sick and on holidays lately and so had gotten behind on their work. i was irked we didnt cook since cooking is one of my favourite modules. i like to cook and then i like to take photos of what i’ve cooked to share here and on facebook. it gives me a great sense of achievement. after lunch the main tutor wanted me to go to the bus stop with nitro. but i really wasnt in the mood. i said i had a headache which wasnt a lie, and i said i would prefer to wait until tomorrow. she let me but she said she wasnt happy. oh well. i think it should be up to me how fast me and nitro learn the bus route. makes no sense to push and push me does it? i know sometimes you need an extra push and i would be the first to admit that sometimes i do need the encouragement. but today i just wasnt up for it. our afternoon session was a little scattered. we all did different things. normally on tuesdays i am volunteering in cork city partnership but i didnt do it today since the driver couldnt take me as he wasnt free. so it meant i was in class for the afternoon. i just caught up on college work while the others did bills and budgeting and employment law. i missed not volunteering today. hopefully i can do it agan next week. after class ended i went upstairs, set an alarm on my phone and lay down for an hour to sleep. i was wrecked. i’m not sure what is making me so tired lately, whether its a med or something but I seem to never feel rested lately. I seem to always be tired. its hard to know which med might be causing my issues since i take a few. all i can do is keep a check on it and if the tiredness continues talk with dr. barry. enjoyed a nice dinner of home made burger and fries and a chocolate and orange cheese cake for dessert. i had never tasted orange mixed with chocolate in a cheesecake before. it was delicious! after dinner i went to my room and played on my new apple tv for a while. i am loving it. i went on net flicks but man there was so much choice that i didnt know what to watch. ha that is the thing too much and then i cant choose lol its the did ok? i’ll blame the did! ha. in the end i watched killer kids, and i watched an episode about kids who were into the occult and so committed murders to do with the occult. it was so interesting, a bit gorey but fascinating to watch. i highly recommend it if you have net flicks. its the first episode of the killer kids show. i want to start watching 13 reasons why this weekend. it looks good.
carol anne

Route training, day 2

today was a much better day, Nitro was on top form!

He found the bus stop without any difficulty. I am very proud of my boy. He worked really well today.

We walked the short walk, and he stayed in didnt veer towards the road, crossed the crossing straight and brought me straight to the footpath on the other side.

He was eager and willing and he just wanted to please me.

I’m so happy with his work. Two days in and he’s already improving. I have faith in him that we can do this, together, we can do it and I will learn this route.

I have a desperate hangover today oh my! :-)

Yes, I do! I drank way too much wine last night. We went to a concert, it was an irish band called the fureys. They were really good. They play traditional irish music and then ballads as well. I had never seen them play live before so it was an experience. We got in to the gig free as part of our package. I had had a couple drinks before the concert while I got ready, then when we got to the bar I had a few more. I think the type of wine they used was a strong one though because wine doesnt usually give me a hang over. When we came back to our apartment we stayed up until 3 AM drinking some more and doing karaoke and just having a good time. I payed this morning though because when I woke up I had a splitting headache and I felt like I couldnt move. Mom and my sister took the kids to crag caves today but I stayed at the apartment. Its a good thing I did too because they said I’d never have been able to manage the caves. You have to go underground to them and you get a guided tour and its very slippy and the walk ways are so narrow and there are tons of steps to climb. I know that would not have suited me one bit. So I stayed home and slept and now after a shower and dinner I feel much much better. When they got home my niece gave me a pretty stone she found in the cave which I thought it was really sweet of her to think of me.