A busy day ahead

I woke up super early this morning. Despite going to bed at a relatively decent hour, 11:30, I woke up at 5:45 AM.

I decided to get up. No point in trying to go back to sleep, it just wasn’t happening.

I heard mom also getting up. I went to the kitchen and had a cuppa with her. It was nice. We chatted for a bit also.

My nephew is having 8 of his teeth out today. His baby teeth. He’s only six, poor little guy. My mom is going to the dental hospital with my sister, I hope he’ll be ok and everything will be ok for him.

I’ll have a quiet enough morning, but I work this afternoon. I was meant to go have my nails done today, and my lip and eyebrows waxed. But because my nephew is having his teeth out, my mom couldn’t take me, so I changed the appointment to Thursday morning instead.

I’m staying at my parents house this week. My PA Frances would normally come on Tuesdays, but she had to take holidays this week. I’m going to Killarney this coming Friday, so I just decided to stay with mom and dad for the entire week.

I have my weekly weigh in this evening also. I’m excited to see how I did. I have a pretty good feeling. I hope I’m right to have a good feeling. I hope the results of my weigh in are good tonight.

My mood today is great. It feels so good to be able to say that. It feels nice to be able to say I woke up feeling good. And mean it.

dark kids: Creating a room with Eileen in it

hihi
its ebony and kia. we are 7 and 11. we had some time witheileen today in therapy.
we was real scared. we been having lots of icky memories coming up.
Eileen was so kind ta us. we was waiting to see her all weekend. it was a long weekend of waiting.
she sat by us today. and she said she can support us. she put her hand on our shoulder, cuz we wasn’t ready for a hug yet.
That felt nice. safe. felt good. we like that she sat by us.
we decide to create a room for the dark kids. a room like eileens office.
so that’s what we did. we made it esactly like her office is.
she said she can go in there with us. and we can sit with her in there when we’re sad or scared.
I like that idea. it fils safer ta us that shes in there with us.
we also took all of the bad memories, and we are going to leave them in her office. well not in there, but outside of it, in a big container, a huge one.
and we’ll look at them when we feel more ready and lesser scared ta do that.
but until then eileens mindin them for us!
so yeah that’s good, right? feels good we aren’t alone with them!
we only had about 15 minutes today but we’ll have more time next week!
and im glad we gots Eileen ta help us! shes kind and she care bout us!
frum ebony and kia, ages 7 and 11

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Cottage pie! Slimming world friendly!

This was how I made my slimming world friendly cottage pie yesterday! I thought I’d post the recipe for it. Just in case any of you want to have a go at making it!

Ingredients
450g floury potatoes, such as Desiree or King Edward, peeled and roughly chopped

450g swede, peeled and roughly chopped

1 egg, beaten

3-4 tbsp vegetable stock

Low-calorie cooking spray

1 large onion, finely chopped

500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)

400g can chopped tomatoes

250g passata

4 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp mustard powder

1 beef stock cube

3 carrots, peeled and cubed

1 tsp dried mixed herbs

200g green beans, trimmed

150g frozen peas

Method
1.Boil the potatoes and swede for 15 minutes, or until tender.
2.Drain, return to the pan and add half the egg. Mash, adding enough stock to give a soft consistency, then season lightly. Keep warm until needed.
3.Meanwhile, spray a medium non-stick pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a low heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.
4.Add the beef mince and increase the heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes, or until browned all over, stirring and breaking up any lumps.
5.Stir in the tomatoes, passata, Worcestershire sauce and mustard powder, then crumble in the stock cube. Add the carrots and herbs, season lightly and mix well. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6.Preheat your grill to medium. Transfer the mince mixture to a medium pie dish. Spoon the mash on top, roughen up with a fork and brush with the remaining egg. Grill for 5 minutes, or until golden.
7.Simmer the green beans and peas for 3-4 minutes, then drain. Divide the pie between 4 plates and serve with the bean

Dance monkey!

it me darina
I got a song fir ya all ta lisen to!
I love this one!
it so fun!
I dancing to it now!
it stil bes early in morning here
I finkin it 9 AM but I not sure!
anyways, we got all ar college work done yay!
so that means playin and dancing and havin a fun day yay!
I so so hapy!
no silly college work ta do!
yayayaya!
heres tha song, its called dance monkey!

frum darina ballerina, im six yars old!