Travel Update

I rang the travel agents this morning to find out what I needed to do regarding my trip in May. The girl I spoke to said that for now we just need to hold tight, the travel bann is on for 30 days, after 30 days Donald trump might revoke it. If not and if it goes on for longer, she said they’ll be putting measures in place to either refund people their money, or else you can rebook your flights for a later time. Personally I do think the bann will go on for longer than the 30 days. I’m pretty certain it will. I doubt this coronavirus will be over and done with in 30 days. If by some miracle the bann is only for a month, then I probably will end up going in may as planned. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens. The last thing I wanna do is get sick, or get sick in another country but I’m being positive, and hoping for the best outcome possible. If all comes to all I’ll get a refund and just book the trip for later on in the year, it will all work out in the end i’m sure.

Corona crisis

So we’ve had an update from our government this morning about the corona virus…the government said all schools and colleges are on shut down from 6 pm tonight, and they’ll remain closed until march 29th. Also all cultural events are canceled, and mass gatherings of over 100 people are also to be canceled.
Mom went grocery shopping this morning, and she said it was absolutely nuts in the store. People were lining up and all of the shelves which contained the toilet rolls were empty, also all of the cleaning products were almost gone off the shelves. I guess people want to buy as much as possible, so that they dont or wont have to go to a store unless its absolutely necessary.
I decided to go to my parents house today, and stay until Sunday, I will go home on Sunday, but I may end up coming back to their house if things get any worse.
I heard on the radio this morning that the next month will tell a lot, and that the hope is, we’ll be over this within a month. I really hope thats true!
Donald trump canceled all flights in and out of the USA, except flights from england and Ireland. All other european flights in and out of the US are canceled. I’m just hoping that by april things will have calmed, and I’ll still be able to travel. If not, then I guess I’ll postpone the trip, I mean if I have to obviously I will.
Its a tough time for us all!

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Updating my macbook

I cant sleep. So I decided to update my macbook.  I updated the operating system. It took about an hour. Its all done now though. And I am still not tired.  Its after 2:30 Am now.  I doubt I am going to go to bed at all tonight. At least taylor and the rest of the kids are doing a little better.  They werent so good earlier on.  I have a busy day tomorrow.  My PA frances is coming at 9 AM.  She’ll be here until 11:30 and then later in the day I am going out with my mom and sister, we’re going to see the cocacola truck, and taking the kids to see santa. I am hoping to get a pic of the truck, and possibly even get a pic with ne next to the truck.  Well I am going to go now.  Happy Friday everyone!

Christmas gift list Completed and other updates

My shopping for Christmas is now 100 percent completed! I wrote out cards for my mom and dad today and I put the money I am giving them in them. Now I’m done and so happy to be finished!

I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot this holiday season already! I have bought for everyone on my list. I am organised, or more organised than I have been in a few years. Last year I wasn’t this organised!

I can now enjoy the lead up to Christmas! Next weekend mom and my sis and me and the kids are going to glow, which is a festival here in cork city, its on every year for the month of December, we’ll go and have some food in the food market, go on the big ferris wheel, and then go in to the Christmas winter wonderland that has been created in one of our city parks!

I am so excited about going! Its one of the highlights of Christmas for us each year!

Mom took my sister shopping today for clothes, she’s giving both my sis and me clothes for Christmas, but she will also probably give us a couple of little surprise gifts, she normally does. She wanted my sis to pick out her own clothes, I got to pick out mine last weekend.

I’ve also bought myself a new outfit to wear for the friendly call Christmas party, which is this coming Wednesday. That will be a nice get together. We’ll spend time with the clients, have a meal and some music and stuff. I am planning on getting all dressed up, putting on make up and having a fun filled day! The volunteers and staff from friendly call are planning on going out afterwords, once all of the clients get dropped home. I don’t think I’m going to go with them though. I am not drinking due to dieting, and so I don’t feel up to going into town socialising.

I’ll enjoy the Christmas party though! We’re having a raffle to, and each of our clients will get a gift. All of us the volunteers had to bring in a few gifts each so that there is something for every client.

So that is my little christmasy update! I am a very happy camper tonight! College done and dusted, Christmas gift list complete, what more could I ask for!

Updating on baby josh’s progress

So I have a further progress update on how baby Josh is doing.

Some of his tests came back, and it wasn’t good news.

He was born without the glands that produce hormones, this is going to obviously cause him huge issues. The doctors put him on medication, and he’ll be on it for life.

Without this medication, he wouldn’t produce any hormones, so he wouldn’t grow.

They still don’t know if he’s deaf, or blind. But they do know that his level of downs syndrome is the most severe one that there is.

Its all so sad. One positive is that he’s feeding better now. He’s taking a few ounces at a time now. It exhausts him, just the action of sucking the bottle. But he’s doing it and that’s really positive.

He’s a little fighter. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers, there is still a very long road ahead for him and his parents.

Monday update

what a day! I’m absolutely shattered! But there is no sign of sleep coming for me!
We had a very intense therapy session yesterday. I dont want to talk about it yet. I will soon but not right now. But needless to say we were wrecked after it. Totally exhausted. But thank god for eileen. She got us through in one piece, and I was able to go work in the afternoon.
Work was good. I had a new list of clients to call. My shift went really well. I work again today, its now almost 5 AM. I dont know how I am supposed to get through today. I havent been able to rest, but I did rest in the evening yesterday, so I did get a little bit of rest.
I’ve been playing around with my macbook. I sorted out the issue with me muting the speech on it, so I’ve been playing with it trying to figure stuff out on it. I was trying to make a video earlier for my youtube channel but I couldnt do it and I got frustrated with it. I could record but when I tried to stop the recording it was acting up and I wasnt able to successfully upload the video either.
I’ll try again tomorrow. In the meantime I made a video on my phone.
My PA frances will be here at 9 AM today. We’re going to do some housework. I also have a guy coming to service my boiler, and I have the pharmacy guy coming with my meds. I specifically told the guy whose servicing my boiler to come in the morning, so that frances would be there, as I dont feel comfortable having someone in the house and me being on my own with them just because I cant see and I’m not ok allowing strange people in the house.
So how has your Monday been? Good? Bad? In between?

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Health update…May be TMI for all the men out there

So I got no sleep last night. I’ve been worrying about a rash I found. I found a rash underneath my breasts, its red and angry looking. Its itchy now too, which is wasnt last night. I asked on my did email group and some friends told me it could be yeast growing, or it could be the washing detergent I am using or who knows, but I guess it could be a million and one things. All I know is that underneath my breasts is sore, tender to the touch, and red and angry looking. I put medicated powder on it before bed last night, its called caldesine powder. It dried it out, but this morning its still there. So I asked mom, and she gave me the name of an antifungal cream used to treat bacterial infection in the skin. I’m not sure thats what it is, but it cant hurt to try it out. I cant go get it today, but I’ll have my PA Frances pick it up for me tomorrow. In the meantime I’ll put that medicated powder that I have on it. Has anyone ever had anything like this? What did you do to fix it and what did it end up being? I’m pretty sure its from a build up of sweat. I do shower every day, and I always dry myself well afterwords. So I am really not sure why this is happening. I was beginning to get really anxious, I thought I may have bed bugs, or some sort of illness, but its just in one small area and not spreading, so I dont think its anything like that. Alls I can say is thank god for mom! Mom helped alleviate my fears!

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