Volunteering and other stuff

volunteering went well. Im still in the office. Its been a super busy afternoon. We’re really short staffed so I had extra work to do. I didnt mind though. I like being busy.
I didnt go to the gym this morning. I was going but then at the last minute I said I wouldnt go. I felt kinda bla about it. Not really in the mood for exercising. So I left it go and will wait for another time, probably next week now.
I let the kids have a treat today. A bag of crisps and a turkey and cheese roll with chili sauce, they were ecstatic, they devoured the food and I also let them have a diet vanilla coke. So I scored brownie points with them hahaha.
Eileen hasnt emailed us yet. I emailed her this morning to see if she got home safely. She hasnt responded. All I can think is she’s not home yet. Or she’s busy and hasnt got time to respond to us yet. But she will, I know she will. I have faith that she will as she will know we worry and fret that she is not ok.
I am going to moms soon for the weekend. Mom and I are going on a mother daughter christmas shopping adventure tomorrow. We’ll also have lunch out. I am excited to go. I love that we get to spend some one to one time together with each other. It makes me super happy.
Im going to have a nice omelette for dinner today. With ham, cheese, peppers and onion in it. I cant wait. I love omelettes.

Monday giving thanks!

Thankful to be alive!
Thankful for kind work colleagues
Thankful for my dog
Thankful for good food
A nice warm house!
A hot shower
Clean clothes!
Music and books
Technology!
My friends!
My family!
Having hope!
Stability!
Perspective!
Dr. barry!
My therapist eileen!
My health!

So much to be thankful for…

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Busy afternoon

Its been a busy shift this afternoon on friendly call. I was the only volunteer heretoday trish is here, and one other volunteer came in for an hour. But other than that I was on my own! I had tons of calls! Lots to do! I am exhausted now. I am still in the office. I wont be finished up until around 5 PM. I cant wait to go home and get some food! I am starving. I have a lovely chicken curry for dinner today. I will enjoy it as I am really hungry. All of my clients were in good spirits today. It was really nice to see that. I was delighted that they were all doing so well. It made my day. I might have to come in again tomorrow. I don’t normally do Wednesdays but they are short staffed at the moment, so I said I’d help out if I was needed. I’m waiting for Brenda to email me back. I offered to come in if she needs an extra bit of help. Im free tomorrow afternoon anyway so it really doesn’t make a whole lot of difference to me if I have to come in. We’ll see though what Brenda says when she emails me. I’m tanked up on coffee now lol. I’ve had 3 cups this afternoon. I’m just happy the shift went off ok. I feel accomplished and very productive.

Short staffed

I just had a call from my supervisor at friendly call. She aksed me to go in early today. She is out sick and she said they are very short staffed. She’s been out sick for a few days now. She is doing some of the calls from her house, that’s how short staffed they are. She told me she’d send me on a list of my calls soon. I told her that it wasn’t a problem, I can go in an hour earlier. Im not doing anything else so that will be fine. She asked me if I could get a taxi in, as trish cant leave the office to come get me. Not a problem. I already booked it. Now I just need to get myself ready to go. While I was on the phone with her I also made a point of telling her about the other volunteer who was there with me last Friday. She’s constantly letting all of the work to me and others, last week it was just me and her, and trish, but trish’s job isn’t to make calls although she will give a hand if needs be. Anyway last Friday the other girl, the one who doesn’t do her work, she was listening to music on her phone, instead of making calls. So I told Brenda about it. Brenda said she knows she’s doing it and she is going to see what she can do about talking to this girl, she’s done the job for over 5 years, so its possible she’s burnt out. But if she is, she needs to take a step back, not come in and say she’s going to do the work and then leave it all to the rest of us. I am looking forward to going in today. I only got a few hours of sleep but it will be ok. I enjoy my volunteer work. I always look forward to it. It gives me purpose. I love all of the clients. Some of them have a tough life. Some of them have no contact with anyone except us on a daily basis. So I feel its important that they get that call, someone to check in and see they are ok. Safe and ok. I am glad I am that person. Brenda said my list should be with me before the end of the morning. Now am off to get dressed and shower. I’ve already eaten breakfast and let nitro out. So he’s sorted. Now to just get myself ready…

An afternoon ramble!

well, i eventually got to my volunteering. i got soaked going there, but i got there. im here now. im done with my calls now, and am just sitting around chatting with my colleagues, waiting for trish to give me a ride home, well not home, but back to my moms.
i got the sweetest compliment from a client today. this particular client is usually very negative. she’s usually going on and on about herself. being negative about everything. well today when i spoke to her she said to me, your a lovely person, your so friendly, i think thats why your on friendly call! i had to giggle then. it was such a sweet thing for her to say to me.
it made my day. i got a huge smile on my face!
the rest of my calls went well too. all of the clients were good and most of them were doing well. it was so nice to be able to help them out by being able to be there to talk to them.
i cant wait to get home. i am having chicken curry for dinner. yum. im starving now. curry sounds delicious so i cant wait to eat it.
no plans for the evening. just relax, veg in front of the tv, read, etc.
im glad i went volunteering. i had thought about not going today. i had thought about canceling due to the bad stormy weather we’re having. now i am so glad i didnt.

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Plans

Well tomorrow I was meant to go to the gym. But the weathers supposed to be awful. So I doubt I will go.

My PA will be here at 9 AM. I think I’ll have her just do some housework. My house needs a good cleaning.

I was going to opt to get a taxi down to the gym, but well, if I did, I’d be worried we wouldn’t get one home again. If the weather was really bad in the morning, there’s a possibility we may not even be able to get one to take us there either.

I do need to get my money out of the ATM. But I guess that can wait until Saturday morning. Hoping the weather will have picked up by then.

My PA’S boss is coming out to us tomorrow too. She wants to do an evaluation with me, to see how I am liking my service, if I am happy with it, how I am getting along with my new PA etc. I’m not in the least bit worried about that. Everythings going along just fine. I am very happy with how things are going.

So the plan is, get my house spick and span. Have breakfast. And not sure at this point what else we’ll do. Probably just sit and chat. I do hope the four hours will fly by though.

Im also going back volunteering tomorrow. I’m feeling ok mood wise for now at least. I don’t want to miss another day of volunteering asI enjoy it very much. So I will go tomorrow afternoon and do my shift on friendly call as I normally do on Friday afternoons.

Horrible weather

I had an up and down kinda night. I woke up at 2 AM. I wasn’t able to go back to sleep for a few hours. I got up and went online for a while. Then I read my book for a bit. Finally at around 6 AM I fell back to sleep. And then I slept until 9 AM.

It was raining really hard during the night. I was enjoying being snuggled up and listening to it beating down outside. I even had nitro in my bed with me. We were all cuddled up until he jumped down because he got too hot.

I finally got up at 9 AM. It is still raining. I rang my supervisor and told her I wouldn’t come in today. So I am not going volunteering. I just don’t feel like getting wet. So I turned on my heating and am chilling out now at home for the day.

No plans. Just read, watch tv, blog, prepare food, etc. Nothing major. I love these sorta days. Feels nice to just be able to say I am staying home today.

Well I’d better go take my meds! Catch yall laters guys!