Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Mornin' all.

The virus scan, after a few issues to start with, is now running through my whole machine again, so I won't be able to use my email until it's finished, but that's OK 'cos it's only once a week.

I've just taken my morning pills and remembered not to take the Calcium after taking the FA this morning, so I've gotta remember to do that at lunchtime.

I'm also trying out a new version of Blogger to write this post, that'll apparently roll out in June and is supposed to be better for mobile phones (cell phones for any American readers).

Gonna walk the puppy now, for the first time today, so I'll BBS... can't find the bleedin' smilies/icons now though!  >:-(

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Tuesday 26th May 2020

Mornin' all.

9 hours and 23 minutes of sleep overnight apparently and oh boy did I need it❗  I've taken my pills and they are quickly kicking in so my body obviously needed them too.  Time to take the puppy for her stroll 🐾 now, then come home and carry on studying.
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Back now and we're both totally wiped out.  Got a few photos of the senior puppy dog that I'm gonna put up first, before I start studying.
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Photos are up, Steve's gone for his medical appointment, I've given the puppy her lunch and paid the vets for Mitzi's thyroid pills... the signed-for posting cost over ⅓ of the entire bill 'cos the pills were £11.95 and the first-class signed postage was £4❗❗  She's getting expensive in her old age, but sooo worth it to me❗
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Just got back from the puppy's second stroll 🐾 of the day, fed her and now we're both recovering from our two walks today.  According to my Fitbit app, the afternoon strolls during the week are about 1500 steps and I'm comfortably over my 5k daily steps target now.

I did a course on Alison while Steve was getting his legs changed and scored a huge 95% on it, which is awesome for me.  Was going to do another course, but don't reckon I will now otherwise I'll get stressed out before I head to bed again.

I've also just had an email from PayPal to say that they've closed the case in my favour about the Charge 3 that didn't work and the refund will be in my account within 30 days, which is fantastic❗  Thank you PayPal❗  I'm gonna email Trading Standards about it now so that they can officially stand down.  I'm just glad I used PayPal and that they found in my favour... I did what I could, but having PayPal and Trading Standards on my side definitely helped  😌
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Steve's had some awesome news while he was getting his legs changed this afternoon - in 16 months he's lost 18kg❗❗  He's clinically obese so needs to lose it to get to a healthier weight and improve his general health but that's 2½ stones in less than 18 months which is incredible - WTG Steve❗
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Just taken me pills, so I'm gonna publish this and shut down in a bit.  Hoping I'll be asleep before 9pm tonight to recover again.  Need to remember not to open my email programmes tomorrow until the weekly virus scan has finished and that it's the quick scan instead of the deep one this time 🙄 🤣
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Off to beddy-byes now... nite nite orl.
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Monday, 25 May 2020

OMG!!!

Oh

My

God and Goddess!!

For the first time since getting the Fitbit, I've gone through the 10,000 steps mark!!!

Just gotta do it regularly now, but I'm sooo proud of myself and I'm going to bed with a huge grin plastered to my face now.

I'm gonna read a magazine and listen to the radio until I can barely keep my eyes open, same as every night, but I'll have a grin on my face tonight.

Night night again all!

Monday 25th May 2020

Morning all.

After finally passing the course I studied for the entire day and night yesterday, I finally got to sleep in the early hours 🕐 and was awake again before 7am 🕖 so I came down and took my pills.  Gonna walk the puppy now, then feed her and start studying again.  I hope todays courses are easier than yesterdays one 🤣

It's marathon Monday today and the puppy is asleep between Steve's feet without even getting her harness on, so we're both gonna struggle this morning at least.  I'm thinking it'll be very slow and gentle today.
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We're back from our first stroll of the week and the poor puppy is totally exhausted, bless her.  She got straight into her bed after she'd eaten her breakfast and hasn't moved since then.  I've got a few photos of her on my homepage now if you wanna go and see them❓
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Added last weeks walkies spreadsheet to my site now and I'm pondering on studying again... don't know yet though.  What do you think I should do - study or recover❓
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Just scraped through the end of course assessment - I had to get 80% to pass and I got 80%.  Time to take the puppy for her second stroll of the day now.
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It's now, officially, too hot out there even for me. 

Just got back from our stroll and it was our normal length, but it took us 39 minutes according to my Fitbit app for some reason.  I've just got 1917 steps to go to hit my new Monday target before I head to bed... not bad considering my first target was 5,000 steps on a Monday when I first got it at the end of September 2019 and it's now almost exactly 8 months later and I'm aiming to double that❗  Feeling rightly proud of myself for that now and I'm definitely more aware of what I put into my body now.  I'll never be a health freak, but I'm now more analytical about what I do with my body and having realistic steps count definitely inspires me to push myself just that little bit harder.
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Just been for a practise in the back yard, to try and build up my confidence a bit but I got very wobbly very quickly, so maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all.  I'm hoping to remember to do a few laps every time I go to the bathroom though, just to build up my confidence a bit.

Time to take my prescription now apparently... where on earth has the day gone to❓❗  It only feels like a couple of hours ago that I was having my lunch and taking the puppy out for our second stroll of the day❗
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Last pills of the day down the hatch, so I'm gonna go for another few laps of the back yard, before I talk myself out of it.  BBS❗
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Off to bed now for a well-deserved early night.  As always, I'll be back tomorrow, but I need the extra 2 hours to catch up on the sleep I missed last night.

Nite nite orl.  Sea ewe 2morrow.
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Sunday, 24 May 2020

Sunday 24th May 2020

Morning all.

I've taken my morning pills 💊, taken the puppy for her morning stroll 🐾 and fed her, then she went out for a poo 💩 so that's it until lunchtime now.  Gotta put the rubbish and recycling out when Steve comes out of the bathroom, but other than that, the rest of the morning is devoted to studying now.
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That's the daily 'Smart Scan' completed and I'm still free of viruses and malware.  Need to get into the habit of setting it going as soon as I boot up every morning, before opening up a single other programme, which will hopefully make it even faster.  It'll be interesting to see how long Wednesday's 'Quick Scan' will take... in theory it'll be the same as every other Wednesday scan and be finished by about 🕑 2pm-ish but we shall see, assuming I remember to do the right one this time 🤣
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The rubbish and recycling is out ready for tomorrow morning now.  The puppy's poo 💩 was especially smelly this week for some reason and she produced a lot of it too, bless 'er.  Time to wash me hands and start studying now.
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That's the puppy walked for a second time and I've got 85% on each of the two mid-course assessments so far... keep your fingers crossed 🤞 that I pass the third assessment and the final, whole course assessment at a reasonable time please❓❗
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Got one last module to study, then the two assessments, then I can go to bed.  I've taken my last two pills of the day, so assuming I feel tired enough, I'm gonna aim to be in bed by around 10pm 🕙 tonight, cos that seems to be the bed time my body needs to get enough sleep.
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It's taken 12 hours and it's 11pm 🕚 but I've finally finished the course I've spent all day on, so I'm gonna publish this, shut down and head to beddy-byes now.  Nite nite orl.
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Saturday, 23 May 2020

Saturday 23rd May 2020

Morning all.

I've taken my pills nice and early this morning, so it's time to take the puppy for her first stroll of the day now.
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We're both drenched now❗  🤣  It started off nice and bright out there, then less than a quarter of the way through it started dribbling, which then went to a shower, then it rained really hard then back to a dribble and it had stopped by the time we got to the last quarter❗ 🙄

I've fed the puppy and she's snoring her head off between Steve's feet now, so it's time to sort the nightly exercise spreadsheet out now.
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OK, the spreadsheet is up on the appropriate page now.  I've taken a few photos of our little girl so time to put those up too... BRB.

Photos are up on the first page now, so time to check my emails and Facebook to see what's been going on.
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Lunchtime now, so time to feed the puppy dog.
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Walked the puppy and fed her.  She's completely wiped out again now, bless 'er.

I've decided to start studying again tomorrow, starting with the Diploma in Educational Psychology course on Alison.  Apparently it takes 15-20 hours so I might not get it finished tomorrow, but I'm not gonna get stressed out about it if I don't.  If that happens, I'll keep trying until bed time then take the assessment on Monday after a quick revision session.  I'm gonna work top to bottom of the list again and that's the first one on the list so it's the first one I'll try.
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Just had a bit more of a look at the course and there are 3 assessments while I'm taking it, then a final assessment for the last module, so I'm thinking I'll try doing the three assessments before I head to bed, then if I've got time I'll try the end of course assessment, but if time isn't on my side I'll head to bed, revise on Monday morning then spend all afternoon trying to pass the final assessment.  I refuse to get stressed out about this course's assessments - I can try as many times as I need to so I'm just gonna relax and go with the flow on this course.
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A Take That concert is on the TV now and I can't see see it with my laptop screen open, so I'm gonna shut down for the night now so that I can watch it, then I'll take me pills and head to bed for a really early night after the concert.

Nite nite especially early tonight orl.
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Friday, 22 May 2020

Friday 22nd May 2020

Mornin' all.

Must have been completely worn out yesterday, cos apparently every minute I was asleep was deep sleep, no light sleep and no waking up❗  No idea how accurate it is, but I'm feeling more refreshed and awake this morning, so hopefully that means it's pretty accurate.

Walked 🐾 the puppy dog very first thing, at like 7am 🕖 and while she was still slow to get started, she warmed up and walked a lot better a lot quicker, so maybe it was the heat that she was struggling with❓  Gonna leave off our lunchtime stroll today and take her out just before she has her tea, to see how she copes with that.

I've taken my morning pills and remembered not to take the Calcium so that it doesn't interact with the FA, so just got 3 pills left to take today now.

Just remembered to ask what a couple of medical words mean on Facebook too, so hopefully there won't be too much jargon if anyone replies.
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That's the first smart scan run and I'm still free of viruses and malware.  Only took a couple of minutes, so I'll definitely do it every day as long as I remember❗
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Just put 7 photos of the puppy dog up on my site if you wanna go and have a look❓
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Don't know what I've been doing all day, but it's almost bed-time now❗❗
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Just gone 8pm and I'm off to bed now 'cos I'm absolutely wiped out.

Nite nite orl.
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Thursday, 21 May 2020

Thursday 21st May 2020

Mornin' all.

I've already walked 🐾 and fed the puppy, taken me pills, had the phone call with the Gynaecologist and worked out that the AVG scan I did yesterday was the one I usually do monthly 'cos it took the best part of 24 hours before it was finished, so it's either the smart scan (which I reckon I'll do daily 'cos it only takes a few minutes) or the quick scan (which I'm doing now, to see how long it takes).  I can do the backups when the quick scan finishes then carry on with my day.  Already achieved a lot though, and it's not even 10am 🕙 yet 🤣

Yep, the quick scan is still going, so that's the one I need to set going every Wednesday.  Just stopped it and re-named each of the scans so that I know which one to run, when, now 🤣
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Backups are underway now, so as soon as they've finished, I'll put yesterday and today's photos of the puppy dog up on my homepage.
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Making use of being stuck on the sofa, so that I don't accidentally unplug the external hard drive, to charge up my Fitbit.
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I'm trying to add my new fitness tracker to my laptop manually 'cos doing it via the app isn't working... if doing it manually doesn't work, then I'll give up on it being on my laptop and I'll just keep it on my phone instead 🤷.
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That's the photos of the puppy dog up on my site now and I've officially given up on getting the new fitness tracker app onto my computer, so it'll be a phone only thing which is frustrating, but considering I'm only using it for the heart rate and blood pressure thing, I'll hopefully get used to it and having to charge my phone up every day instead of every 2-3 days.
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I'm gonna take my last two pills of the day and head to bed... I'm especially wiped out today for some bizarre reason, so I'm gonna get them down the hatch then shut down and head to bed for a reeeeeeally early night.
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That's my pills taken and typically I'm wide awake now 🙄 🤣  Gonna shut down and read a magasine while listening to the radio I reckon though... it's not often that I'm in bed before 8pm 🕗 so I'm gonna make the most of the opportunity and get to bed even before 7.30pm 🕢 tonight❗

Nite nite orl... sea ewe in the morning❗
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Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Morning again everyone

I don't know what I was dreaming about, but my heart-rate as soon as I opened my eyes was 90bpm yet it was only in the low 70's at it's highest during the day yesterday❗

Time to take my pills now.
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OK, that's all the pills down the hatch and my body is kinda going "oooh❗  Let's get the FA straight away❗" again.  It's already clearing my head and waking me up after less than 5 minutes.

Time to set AVG going...
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Ooh❗  The button to set the virus scan going has changed and the deep scan bit that I do every week has changed too, as well as the progress bar... hope it's more accurate time/progress now 😄
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Gonna take the puppy dog for an early morning stroll now... BBL.
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Just checked the progress bar and it is more accurate, 'cos it's at 26% now instead of being stuck at 5% like it was before... thank you AVG.

Really am gonna take the puppy for her first stroll of the day now.
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Just got back with the puppy and I think she's still feeling the effects of Monday, bless 'er.  She did walk me an extra length today though, so one of us mis-counted the number of lengths today 🙄
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That's another children's book read and reviewed on my writing blog and site as well as on Amazon... good job I woke up so early this morning 👌
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I've downloaded a phone simulator to try and get the new fitness tracker instead of my phone... it's taking forever to turn on the Bluetooth though, hopefully it'll be worth it though... it's keeping me busy while I'm waiting for the virus scan to finish - still taking forever, so I'm thinking it'll be a day without my emails again, but that's OK, I'll tick the box to shut my machine down when it's finished then I'll do the backups tomorrow morning again.  It's only once a week so I'm willing to be patient  👍
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I've been waiting for well over an hour for the bluetooth thingy to turn on so I'm giving it one more chance to sort itself out before I head to bed tonight otherwise I'll give up on using it on my laptop and just use it on my phone instead.  I set it going for a second time at 5.12pm, it's got until 6pm to sort itself out or I'm uninstalling it.
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It's now 7.15pm so I'm giving up with the fitness app on my laptop now, so gonna uninstall it and head to bed in preparation for the call tomorrow.  I've already taken my last two pills, so I'm gonna publish this then close all the programmes I've got open and head to bed for an early night.

Talk to you all tomorrow... nite nite orl❗  💤
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Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Mornin' all.

I was sooo close to hitting the 10,000 steps yesterday... only 798 short❗❗  My legs are really feeling it this morning though, so it'll be a very cautious and anxious stroll 🐾 with the puppy this morning and possibly this afternoon too.  Very short term aim is to hit 9,500 on Monday and hopefully the full 10k by the end of June.  I'm not gonna push myself too hard otherwise I'll end up on the floor, unable to get up but I'm within touching distance of it now❗  Considering that I considered 5k steps "impossible" at the start of October and I'm usually totally smashing that now, I'm just gonna keep on keeping on and walking the puppy definitely helps.  It's only 'cos yesterday was the first time we'd ever walked that far and we were both feeling wobbly by the time we got home, it'll just take a little while to get used to it is all.

I've already taken my pills, and because it's a Tuesday I didn't take the FA so crunched up the Calcium as well this morning, so that's it until this evening now.

Time to cautiously walk the puppy for the first time today, then check my email and carry on reading and reviewing the book.  Gonna leave off Facebook until I've finished the book though... too distracting  😄
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That's the puppy walked, fed and watered now.  We are both completely wiped out but I've got a couple of photo's of the puppy and I doubt either of us will be very active again this week because of the extra walks in the afternoons as well as the morning walks.  I'm not gonna push either of us too hard this week so that we can get used to the extra walks every day, but hopefully by the end of next week both of us will be used to it again.

We're having an easy lunch of chips (fries for any American readers out there) today... fine by me❗
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My fitness tracker from Wish has just turned up and is currently charging up - it's already working better than the one I got from eBay 'cos there's a battery symbol and time on the screen already which never happened with the eBay one yet it's ⅕ of the price❗  If you use my code of  chsbbzzzon on the Wish site, you can get up to 50% off your order... you have to wait quite a while for your order, but it's sooo worth it I reckon❗
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That's the puppy walked for the second time today and I'm absolutely wiped out now, so the only time I'm gonna leave the sofa is to go to the bathroom for the rest of the day now.  It's a good job I don't need to do anything else for the rest of the day now❗ 🤣
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My new fitness tracker is now fully charged and I've worked out how to get it connected to my laptop as opposed to my phone and it's recording my heart rate and blood pressure straight away.  It prolly won't be very accurate 'cos it hasn't got that cuff thing, but it's more accurate than nothing❗  Just gotta remember to ask the nurse what the accurate result is so that I can see roughly how accurate it is for my heart rate and blood pressure so that I can give it to my doc over the phone rather than taking up an appointment for something that takes under 5 minutes and could be used for a blood test or diabetic check or stitch removal or dressing change or vaccination or whatever else can't be done at home.

According to the tracker, my heart is currently beating at 83bpm and my blood pressure is 127/96 mmHg, whatever that means 🤣
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Just finished reading and reviewing the book.  Not a single chapter anywhere throughout it and the Amazon page says it's suitable for 8-17 year olds which is an 9 year reading range when in reality it's not suitable for children or young adults - the word choices are too mature for 8 year olds and it's writing theme too immature for older teens - JMHO of course.
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I've got the fitness tracker set up on my phone now (there doesn't seem to be a way to put it on my laptop, annoyingly) and connected my phone with my laptop too, so I can, in theory at least send longer texts faster and annoy you all faster too❗ 🤣

Taken me last two pills of the day and Steve's made me a mug of decaff tea, so I'll head to bed when I've drained the mug.
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I'm gonna shut down and head to bed now, for an early night 'cos I'm still recovering from yesterdays walks with our senior puppy.  Nite nite orl 💤
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