Question of the day

What did you want to be when you grew up, like as a kid, what were you hoping to be?

Me I wanted to be a social worker! Or a psychologist!
I also wanted to be working with people with special needs or who had disabilities!
I also wanted to work with kids!



Another photo from this weeks friendly call presentation and lunch!

This one was taken by the photographer a professional one so its good! Enjoy!


A busy Morning with my PA!

had a great morning. amanda came at 9. we had lots to do so we were very busy for the entire morning. i had a taxi booked for 9:20 to take us to my gp’s surgery to have my bloods taken. The taxi came bang on time. So we were actually early. Amanda asked me if I wanted to go in on my own to get the blood drawn or if I wanted to have her in there with me. I let her come in with me. It wasnt a big deal. I was happy for her to come in with me. The blood draw was uneventful. The nurse was actually able to find a vein! I was shocked! She did use a butterfly needle though to draw the blood. But it went well. She took four bottles of blood from me. She said I had to come back in two weeks for my diabetic review. She said at my review I’d get the blood results then. She gave me a urine sample bottle but I didnt have to give a sample today, she said to wait until I come back in in two weeks. I will also be having an ECG then too. So after coming out from seeing the nurse, and getting an apt for 2 weeks, we walked to a local restaurant. I had to eat something as i was starving. I had been fasting to get the bloods taken so I needed to eat. We went to a nice little restaurant and I had a sandwich. It was really good. I had ham and cheese with some mayo on it. We sat and chatted for a while, then we walked over to the gym which was very nearby. I had a really good workout at the gym. I did the treadmill, the bike and I lifted weights. The weights were very hard I didnt realise how hard they’d be. I was exhausted after doing them. I did 3 reps of 12 reps each. On five different machines. It was intense. After my workout we came back to my house. And I got amanda to do some housework. She mopped, vaccumed, did dishes, changed my bed, and a few other bits and pieces. She flew around I was shocked she got it all done in an hour! I couldnt believe she got it all done in such a short amount of time! I had an hour to spare after she left. I rang a friend and we chatted for a while. then I got picked up and I am now volunteering. I’ve finished all of my calls though. I’m just sitting here for a few minutes now relaxing waiting for my ride back to my moms house. The volunteering was amazing. Everyone I chatted to on friendly call was in a great mood. Its nice that they were all feeling so good. Some of them were saying how bubbly I am and how I am always in a good mood. Im not but when I am here I do try to be. I try to be upbeat and positive. They have no idea that I struggle so much as I cant let on that I struggle. It makes me feel good to help people. It makes my day that I can help the clients and if talking to them helps them to feel better then I am happy to do it. I’m looking forward to going back to mom and dads tonight though for the weekend. I am hungry now and mom is making a chicken curry with rice and nan bread. Yummy. I cant wait. I told her to put some chick peas in it and she is also putting peppers, mixed veggies and carrots and onion in the curry. I am planning on resting for the evening. Not doing much of anything except maybe reading and being online on the internet. I’ll be going to the gym again tomorrow, mom is going to take me. So thats about it for now. Its been a busy few hours but I like it that way, I like when I am busy.
carol anne


A morning walk with mom

So I am at my parents house since yesterday. I stayed there last night after the awards ceremony. I was very tired after the ceremony and came back to mom and dads and slept for the entire evening. I must have needed the rest. I felt exhausted and I hadnt slept too good the night before sooo…..

But this morning I feel great! I got up and mom needed to go to the post office and credit union so I asked her if she felt like having a little company and if she did that I’d walk there with her. I said I needed the exercise and could do with a walk.

So we set off and had a really enjoyable walk together. The sun was shining. It was a lovely fresh morning. Bright and just a lovely day to walk. I thoroughly enjoyed the walk.

I came back, ate some lunch and am now just chilling out. Mood wise I feel fantastic. I am happy and content. I think all the walking must have did me good.

I’ll be heading home later this afternoon to my own house. My pa amanda is coming in the morning, I need to go home as she’ll be coming out to my own house. Tomorrow morning I have a busy morning as I need to go to my gp to get bloods done, go to the gym, do some house work etc. So a busy day ahead for me tomorrow as well. I am also going volunteering tomorrow afternoon too. Oh well I like busy so am glad I have things to do.


2 photos of the presentation of the cheque to friendly call staff

So here are 2 photos from yesterday. These are of us getting presented with the cheque for friendly call. I hope you like them. I am in these photos probably not looking at the camera though…
carol anne


The awards ceremony and lunch

So yesterday I went to a lovely awards ceremony and lunch with my colleagues from friendly call. It was called the cork city northside awards and it was organised by a local credit union. There was a lovely atmosphere there. We got presented with a cheque for 5000 euro. Our supervisor said we are going to buy a bus, a mini bus to transport clients to and from hospital appointments with the money we got yesterday. Lunch was really good too. We had a 3 course meal. A starter, main and dessert and tea or coffee. I had a lovely chicken and mushroom volavont, beef for the main and the dessert was a sampler of a couple of different desserts which was absolutely gorgeous. I know I am dieting, but yesterday I decided to just eat what was there, and not worry too much about the diet. And I am so glad I did. I really enjoyed my food. We had photos taken too at the presentation but I dont have copies of them at the moment so cant share any with you all my lovely readers. But overall yesterday was a beautiful day and a wonderful experience and I am so glad and so grateful that I got the opportunity to go to the ceremony and lunch. Thank you friendly call for a wonderful outing.


4:45 AM

I woke up at 4 AM. I got up since I wasnt able to go back to sleep. I did go to bed pretty early though I was in bed by 10 PM. And I slept so thats good.

I am seeing my psychiatrist this morning. I am going to get to the hospital early, so that I will hopefully be finished early, since I have that awards ceremony and lunch today with my friendly call colleagues. I am being picked up to go to the ceremony and lunch at 12:30. I need to get out of my apt with dr. barry quickly, as I need to go to moms, get changed and put on make up.

I am looking forward to the awards ceremony. It should be a good day I think.

I am going to stay in mom and dads tonight. Im not sure of what time I’ll get back to their house at, and it just doesnt make sense to go home to my own house after it. I have to go to the basement club in the morning, I have a meeting to attend there about lunch hosting, so I will go directly there from mom and dads house tomorrow, and then I will go home after my meeting, since I will have Amanda my PA coming on friday morning.

I am in a good mood today. Plus, another few days of Oct. have gone by. Yay. I am so glad. I’ll just be so glad when Oct. is over.

carol anne