Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Wednesday 17th October 2018

The pup was happy to go for her walk this morning and did 100% again then stood by the door to come back in and I wasn't going to force her to do any more than the 100% so we came in and I fed her.  There's still nothing in the bank for this week yet, but that's OK as long as she goes for her walk every day and does the full length.
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It's lunchtime and I haven't taken me supplements yet!

Woops!

I'll take 'em now, hold on!
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👆 They're taken now.  Pretty easily today, thankfully 👏.  The Calcium took two mouthfuls of squash 🥃 and there was an annoying single crumb left after the second mouthful so I just swallowed it with the same mouthful as taking the Iron 👍.
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First survey of the day done and dusted.
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Second survey sorted.
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Third survey of the day completed.
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And another survey!  I'm zipping through them this afternoon!
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Five survey's completed... I'm on a roll today!  lol
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That's the sixth done and dusted.  Another 2 pager so was done and dusted within a few minutes again!
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Just been protected from a virus on a survey site by AVG... it's been a while since I've had a threat, but AVG has protected me again so it's worth the money yet again!
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That one, the seventh of the day had one question on one page then that was it!
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Eight down... what an awesome day of taking surveys!
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I was invited to 70 or 80 surveys since I went to bed last night, so I completed 10% of the invites, which ain't bad going!

I'm going to bed now... nite nite orl!
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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Just got off the phone to 3 to cancel my contract.

The online chat with Gabriel last night had me willing to recommend 3 to anyone that asked, but not any more.

It took me 17 minutes and 43 seconds to get through the hard selling to keep me on 3... they were even willing to reduce the £27 a month to £5 for the same minutes, texts and data that I already had. 

I repeatedly said no.

I've used the number 3 times in the 2 years so even at £5 I'd still be paying for minutes, data and texts that I didn't use.

He even had the cheek to ask me if I would recommend 3 to others.  I would have if he hadn't done the hard sell on me, but not any more.  Now I'll tell everyone to avoid 3 like the plague!  Yes, the unlimited data is very tempting... it's what drew me into the contract with them in the first place, but after using it 1.5 times a year I would still be paying for things I didn't need or want.

If you're after a decent mobile phone SIM card provider in the UK, go with O2 instead of 3... much better service and while they don't offer unlimited data, they genuinely care and want to help!
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That's the pup walked and fed.

The cat from the end of the road has been pooing outside someone else's door so I've given her my name and advised her to contact the council about it.  She thought it was our pup at first, but when I asked her if the poo she was clearing up stank, she sniffed it and shot back.  When she confirmed that it stank I said the same had happened to us and that we'd support her every step of the way.

We've been accused of not clearing up the pup's poo which has never happened, the cat has shat literally on our front doorstep twice and in our back yard twice so it's really putting this side of the street in a bad mood, but I refuse to be blamed for something a cat that doesn't even belong to us has done and we'll take it as far as next door wants to take it now that we have 2 households in the street complaining about it to the council!

It's even-Steven's now... 2 households against 2 households.
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Taken me supplements... they all went down pretty easily today, thankfully!
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That's me childcare CV sorted, just in case I don't get ESA in November... I sound pretty good on it, even if I do say so myself!  lol
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First survey of the day done and dusted... it was, amazingly, only 3 pages and one question on each page!  It's done and dusted already though and I'll be getting credited in 3-7 days!  Yay!!
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Just the one survey today then  👌

I is cream crackered so I'm going to bed... nite nite orl!
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Monday, 15 October 2018

Monday 15th October 2018

That's the puppy walked and fed... it was soooo wet out there that I'm bound to get at least a cold from soggy daily walks, but needs must and all that jazz!
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I've got literally one thing on today's grocery shop delivery.  The other £57 is totally Steve's stuff.  Last week I had 6 bottles of pop on there for myself, but literally the only thing on there this week that's mine is a £1.05 bottle of squash that we'll share anyway and £50 for the electric will come out of my account and into Steve's today, yet he won't even phone the freakin' vet for our pup and he's being paid to be my carer for 30 hours a week, yet I'm lucky to get that in 3 months!!
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That's me supplements taken now... didn't go down as easily as yesterday, but by the same token it wasn't awful either, thankfully.
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Just phoned Mitzi's vet about her biting and scratching herself.  That's another thing that Steve's been promising to do for a couple of weeks but hasn't got around to it yet.

He's been my carer for a grand total of 2 hours this month, when he filled in the ESA form for me on Saturday.  He's done bugger all else in the last 30 days - he should have provided 120 hours of care but I've had 2 hours of it in reality.  😡
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First survey of the day completed
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Second survey done and dusted
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That's C's birthday card and gift ordered then!  I just hope he's home when it arrives 'cos there's no way it'll fit through his door!  lol
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Burger King meal for tea, so I'm shutting down now and doubt I'll log back on before I head to bed so nite nite orl!
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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Sunday 14th October 2018

Happy birthday Steve!!

He seems to like what me an' the pup got him... found humour in it instead of being offended thankfully!

Happy birthday again Steve!
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Taken me 3 supplements with only 4 mouthfuls of squash this morning, which is a relief 'cos there were only 5 mouthfuls left in the bottle!
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The intense virus scan finished at 1am and there were no viruses or malware found so I've backed everything up now and I'm about to take the pup for her morning stroll with me.
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That's the 2 recycling boxes and rubbish bag out for another week... only a mini argument today... we're getting better at this!  💑😆

It's hosing it down out there so I'm gonna wait until it hopefully eases up a bit before I take the pup out for her walk.
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That's the puppy walked... we were both reluctant to do the 100% but it's done with for the day now!
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Yumsk!

Just had a meat-less and gravy-less Sunday lunch from the cafe again.

Today is the second one we've had from them and we'll definitely be going again and again!

Maybe not every week, but as an occassional treat it's the best!

Loadsa veggies and "half a cow" according to Steve this week!  For under £15 we got 2 mains and a pud for Steve which is a lot healthier and yummier and cheaper than the take aways we seem to have most days!

Definitely another five star review from us again!  Would be perfect if there was a vegetarian protein, but maybe there just aren't many vegetarians around here?
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That's the pup's poo cleared up from the back yard and disposed of now, so we've just gotta bring everything back in when it's been collected tomorrow then that's it for another week!

👌👍
 
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Saturday, 13 October 2018

Saturday 13th October 2018

Just paid the last £79.39 to the liquidation bods.

As predicted I didn't get to sleep until pretty much my normal bedtime despite going to bed a couple of hours early.  Woke up with another splotty botty too, so, yet again, I'll be going back and forward urgently all day again.  😕

The intense scan is at 49% now so it'll be sorted by the time I come down tomorrow morning, then I can back up everything and turn my likkle laptop off to let the battery cool down.
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10 minutes.

That's how long between visits to the bathroom today!  😟
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50% now, so it's 1% every 10 minutes, so, in theory, it'll be finished in 500 minutes, which I can't see happening 'cos that's less than 9 hours instead of the minimum of 17 that it'll realistically take!
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The pup was ready for her walk as soon as I called "walkies" this morning!!  She was desperate for a wee as soon as I opened the front door and was squatting down for a minute longer than she usually is.  She's usually finished weeing before I've even closed the front door and is desperate to start walking but she was still weeing for about a minute with me just standing there waiting for her!

Bless her furry little paws!
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That's me 3 supplements taken too, so I'm all set for the day now!
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The virus scan is at 52% now, so it's still doing 1% every 10 minutes, so it's currently on track for finishing at bed time after all!  As long as it's at at least 90% by 8pm I'll have a late night otherwise I'll head to bed for another early night and do the back up first thing tomorrow, same as normal.
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Had the ESA form through the post this morning.  Had to get Steve to fill it out for me 'cos I can't remember how to write, but it was for income-related instead of contribution-based for some reason, which I've never had before... did they send the wrong form or is it in addition to the contribution based one??

So confusing!!

Too late to do anything about it now though 'cos it's already filled in and in the envelope!

Wish me luck that I get awarded it!
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The virus scan is at 63% now and it's 1.27pm so I doubt it'll be finished by the time I go to bed so I'll have an early night and do the backing up as soon as I come down tomorrow I reckon.
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First survey of the day done and dusted.
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6.47pm and it's 71% of the way through the virus scan so I'm gonna head to bed for another early night.

Nite nite orl!
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Friday, 12 October 2018

Friday 12th October 2018

That's me caches cleared and the weekly deep virus and malware scan started.  It's currently 9.24am and it's done 5% so far.  In theory it'll be finished in the early hours of Sunday morning 'cos it takes 45 hours to intensly scan my whole machine.
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That's the puppy walked.  It's hosing down out there so we only did 100% today.  I'm wondering if the senior pup is in pain because of her refusal to get her harness on every morning?  She's 9 years old so she's not young any more, but her daily reluctance to go out for her walk is starting to worry me.

I'm also wondering if her scratching and biting was because of a strong intollerence to grain instead of fleas 'cos she's still doing it every day even though we've treated her for fleas and ticks.  Pooch and Mutt do a grain free diet food so I'm debating asking her vet about putting her on that to see if it stops her from biting and scratching herself.
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We're up to 26% with the virus scanning now so I'm guessing there won't be much of a change now 'cos it's going through all my emails and stuff.  It'll be maybe 30% when I come down tomorrow and stay like that all day then I'll head to bed and it'll be finished at about 1am on Sunday.
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Just taken me morning cocktail.  The Calcium was a nightmare for me to swallow all the crumbs today but the Iron and Multi went down with a single mouthful of squash each, thankfully.
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*shuddering*

I hate answerphones!

Got a letter from a PPI thing that has gone into insolvency asking me to pay £329.39 so I've just paid £250 online and because they were a new payment I wasn't allowed to pay any more than that so I phoned them and got lumbered with an answerphone which sent me into a panic and I've got to try again tomorrow to pay the remaining £79.39.

Gonna try and do it using mobile banking again so that I don't have to speak to anyone, but if that doesn't work I'll have no choice but to do it over the phone and if they aren't there tomorrow I'll forget about it by Monday!!

😟
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Gonna have a really early night tonight 'cos I is cream crackered right now!  Bet I'll still be awake at my normal bed time though, knowing my luck lol

Nite nite orl!
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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Thursday 11th October 2018

Our senior pup was showing soooo much Westitude this morning.  Point blank refused to get her harness on no matter what me and Steve tried!

She's fine when she's got going and everything, it's just trying to motivate her to get started is all!

She eventually did 100% and her food's in her bowl waiting for her to eat it now.

Gonna take me supplements before I forget again... hold on!
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That's me 3 supplements taken.  They all went down relatively easily, just for a change!
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Just downed a very strong instant coffee and got a mouthful of granules at the bottom!  Gaaah!!  😯
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M could do with taking notice of this.  I'm not entirely blameless, nobody is, but M seriously needs to realise how much she is hurting me.
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Just ordered Steve's birthday card and a second gift that'll be here tomorrow, plus the one that's arriving today... I hope he's got room for them - especially the card and gift that's arriving today 'cos they will both be biiig!  lol
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I love AVG even more now 💗!  I didn't think it was possible, but they have gone up even further in my sights now 👍👍👍!  I contacted them on the evening of the 1st October, the refund was organised within minutes and I totally forgot about it until just now.  Checked my PayPal balance and the refund was sorted by the next day!

I've moved the money into my account now but they are definitely the best company on the entire internet!  They understand that people want to try out their software first so they've got a free trial of their software, when the trial is over they understand that not everyone can afford full versions so they let you keep using the software for free if you want to.  If you decide to pay for the software, they put free malware protection into it for you for free too.

AVG isn't the cheapest anti-virus and anti-malware protection on the web, but I wouldn't go anywhere else now!!  You get more than you pay for with them and for the couple of quid difference you get awesome protection, support and problem sorting from them!
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First survey of the day finito
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Just heard Take That's new single and it's not as bad as I was dreading!  It's another new sound for them that will take a bit of getting used to, but if the whole album is in that sound then at least it will be listenable to, unlike their previous one that I listened to a grand total of a handful of times then never listened to it again.

Might even get the single for the first time since the early 1990s so that I can support them to keep going and stuff.  The new sound is OK, just not as good as their mid-late 90s stuff is all, unfortunately.
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Can't find anywhere online that will let me buy the MP3 and not even Spotify has got it for streaming or anything so I'm at a loss!  I'm gonna try Take That's official site for the last chance then give up if it's not available on there.  😕
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Nope, nothing on the homepage or even Universal Music, so I've given up now 😒.  Going by how hard it was to find it, I don't think I'll try again in future... they obviously don't want to make things easy for their fans, so I won't make it easy for them either!  😞
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Chinese for our tea tonight.  😟

Again.  😞
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Second survey of the day done and dusted.
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The chips were really greasy and gross tonight... yuckerama!  😩
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That's me prescription taken.  I'll take me last one on Sunday so that I start the new batch on Monday.
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I've had enough for the day and me prescription is starting to kick in so I'm gonna publish this and head to bed now.

Nite nite orl!
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Almost forgot to do the virus scan!!  😲  It only takes a few minutes though, so it's running now. 

Oooooh!  It said that FireFox wasn't secure and wanted to know if I wanted to remove it!  That's never happened before!!

Nothing else was found, so everything is still hunky dorey and I really am going to bed this time!  lol

Nite nite again everyone!
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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Wednesday 10th October 2018

The puppy was reluctant to go for her stroll today.  Was a nightmare to get her off the sofa and into her harness then when I eventually got her out of the door she only wanted to do 50% of the walk!  I encouraged her to do the full length and she refused to move away from the front door that time so it's a good job she'd completed the compulsory 100% by then!  lol
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Fed and watered the pup but I haven't taken me morning cocktail yet 'cos someone came to the door just as I was about to get them out of the drawer!
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It was the cushion and hearing aid batteries that I bought with the vouchers I had for my birthday and I'm loving the cushion already!  The pup has now got cushions to lie on because it was too high up for me to even perch on with the added height of the new cushion!

Gonna leave a 5 star review of it on Amazon and this blog now... the review will be below or above this post 'cos I don't publish this until I'm about to shut down for the night.
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That's me daily cocktail taken.  That's the last of the hayfever pills taken and I genuinely didn't get any benefit from them at all.  Only wasted £20ish this time though 'cos they were Sainsbury's own brand as opposed to at least triple that amount for big name brands that work equally c**ply.

I'm sure that some people get benefit from them, it's just that I never have is all and I've suffered since childhood, spent hundreds on every hayfever pill over the 3 decades that I've had hayfever and none of them have ever worked and people don't believe me when I tell them that!

Only got 3 pills to take every morning instead of 4 now though!  👍👍
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Got $1.79 in survey rewards overnight.  I agree that it's not an earth-shattering amount, but every cent matters, I reckon!
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First survey of the day was, thankfully, quick and easy to complete!
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Virus and malware free again.  Love AVG!
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I is cream crackered so I'm heading to bed now.

Nite nite orl!
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Product review: NRS Healthcare easy rise cushion


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5

This cushion has just arrived and it's nice and light to move around, well packaged and fits onto one side of the sofa perfectly.

It's nice and high and seems to easily return to it's shape within seconds of getting up.

If, like me, you have issues getting up from a chair or sofa easily and without pain, definitely invest in one of these!  It's double the height of other foam you can get on the High Street so it's prolly the only cushion you'll need to sit on to get to the height you need to be able to stand up from sitting.

I'm only 41 but I've inhereted me mum and grandmothers knees so always dreaded having to stand up and had to straighten my legs several times a day which I'd wrongly assumed that I'd have to put up with for the rest of my life.  Not any more though!

If you suffer from knee pain when you're sitting down and/or struggle to stand up, definitely invest in this.  It's not cheap but it's definitely worth every penny!

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Just got back from walking the pup.

She poo'd in 3 totally separate area's so I had to bend over 3 times to pick it all up!  Was feeling weak before I even took her out so doubled the risk of falling flat on my face each time too!

Because of the pooing, we did 150% this morning, so there's 50% in the bank after 2 days.

She's already eaten her food so I've just gotta take me morning cocktail now then that's it for the day.  If anyone comes to the door they'll just have to wait for me to slowly get to the door 'cos I'm not rushing for anyone now... just don't want to risk it.
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Just taken me morning cocktail.  Got 1 hayfever pill left to take tomorrow and, as predicted, they did bugger all to help my hayfever.  Hopefully the people that insisted I try them will believe me next year!
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First survey of the day completed.
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Second survey of the day done and dusted.
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Third survey of the day sorted... that was a really quick one!!
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Fourth survey done... speeding through them today!
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That's me prescription taken, I just hope I don't wake up 3 times tonight like I did for the last 2 nights!!
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Still virus and malware free... AVG updated itself and needed to reboot the likkle laptop first though!
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Having vegetable lasagne for tea, so I'm gonna publish this and log off for the night now.

Nite nite orl!
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Monday, 8 October 2018

Monday 8th October 2018

The pup only wanted 100% of her walk this morning so there's nothing in the bank yet, but that's OK.

The shopping has been and gone already too but I keep forgetting to take my cocktail of pills, so I'll do that now.  Hold on...
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That's me hayfever pill and 3 supplements taken... they were sort of middly to get down today.  Not hard but far from easy too!
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Reviewed a couple of books and 6 other things on Amazon this morning too.  Got 2 deliveries from Amazon coming later this week too after buying them with the vouchers I got for my birthday then that's it until the end of October when I'll be getting me jacket that'll hopefully fit, unlike the 2 I've already got here lol
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Just taken me prescription.  Doubt I'll have an early night though, I need all the sleep I can get after a very disturbed night last night.  😞
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Virus and malware free for another day, thankfully.
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Me prescription is kicking in nice and early so I'm gonna post this then head to bed for a much-needed early night.

Nite nite orl!
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Sunday, 7 October 2018

Sunday 7th October 2018

That's the pup walked, fed and watered... she wanted to go for her walk before me this morning!

Cleared up and binned the pup's poo from the back yard all on me own this week... t'was a struggle but I still managed it.

The rubbish bag, cardboard bag and recycling are all out too without any arguments this week!

Go team!

Just gotta take me morning cocktail now and wait for Mitzi's flea treatment to turn up then I can relax for the day!
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The hayfever pill, Iron and Multi went down with no probs at all, but the Calcium crumbs went everywhere again.  Took 3 mouthfuls of squash to get 'em all down and I is bloated now, because of it!  😞
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Had a tiny square of Steve's lemon drizzle cake between the hayfever pill and the 3 supplements and can still taste it now!  Yuckerama!
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That's the yearbook finished with and the spreadsheet updated... not bad for 2 days work!
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Mitzi's flea and tick treatment has just arrived so we'll put it on her after Steve's finished watching the new Dr Who... he's already complained that there hasn't been any "twiddly intro music yet" and it's only been going for 3 minutes!  lol
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The pup was awesome about having her treatment sorted and she's protected for 8 weeks now too which is brilliant... just need to remember to put the second dose on - I can almost guarantee I'll forget, so I hope Steve remembers lol
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OK, put the 2 future treatments into my laptop's calendar... just need to remember where I've put the box now!  lol
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Me prescription is starting to kick in, so I'm gonna head to bed now.

Nite nite again orl!
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Saturday, 6 October 2018

Saturday 6th October 2018

22 years, 4 hours and 18 minutes ago I lost my second twin.  Gonna be another downer today, but this is why I always dread my birthday and haven't celebrated it for 22 years!
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Supplements taken - they all went down really easily this morning - even the Calcium crumbs went down with a single mouthful of squash instead of going everywhere like they usually do which is brilliant!

22 years, 4 hours and 44 minutes.
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Backup done for another week.  Just need to walk the pup now then that's it sorted for the day, other than answering the door to the packages.
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That's the puppy walked and fed.  She poo'd on her walk and I cleared it up and brought it home with me, like the responsible owner that I am.

We're all set for the day now though, just waiting for the packages to turn up then it for the day.

Gonna go through the yearbook and update the spreadsheet while I'm waiting though!

22 years, 5 hours and 52 minutes.
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Yesterday's birthday cardigan has just arrived and I love it!!!  It fits perfectly, it's not too long despite my petite body and assuming the elbows don't disintegrate before Christmas, it's gonna be a daily staple for me too!

Nice and thick/chunky as well as cozily warm, I'm not going to need 10 layers even if it snows for 4 months... I love it soooo much!!! 

Assuming the jacket is equally warm I'm gonna be a very warm, happy camper over the colder months... can't wait for the snow now, just to try it out in below freezing temperatures!!

Thank you so so much to the manufacturer for coming up with such an awesome cardigan! It's 56% off the usual price too, so snap it up fast while it's better than half price!
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Product review: FIYOTE cardigan


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5

This has just arrived and I already love it... assuming it isn't destroyed in the wash and the elbows don't wear out within a couple of months, it'll be a staple of my wardrobe over the winter months!

WTG FIYOTE!!!

The virus scan takes 45 hours

The virus scan finished 2 hours ago so it takes 45 hours instead of the 30 it did a couple of weeks ago so I'll know for next week now.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Friday 5th October 2018

Happy birthday to me
Squashed tomato's for tea
There's a nutter
In the gutter
And yes it is me!

What a way to start my birthday... got a serious case of the squits!!  😕

Gonna take me supplements now and hope they go down OK again, like they did yesterday...
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The Iron disintegrated on my tongue and the Multi took two big mouthfuls of squash, so not as easy as yesterday, but it could have been a lot worse!
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Virus scan is still only at 30% after more than 24 hours.  I'm gonna give it until bedtime tomorrow then give up unless it's over 75% by then!  😔😣
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Just walked our senior little girl.  She only wanted to do 50% but I forced her into doing the full 100%.  She was reluctant to even get her harness on though today!
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Been spoilt rotten today!  Thank you for the three cards and gifts and all the birthday wishes on Facebook!  I really appreciate all of them!  The postman/woman is going to hate us tomorrow 'cos I've got 3 packages and Steve's got one, all arriving tomorrow!  😃
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Just bought a flea and tick destroyer to hopefully ease the pup's scratching until the New Year.  Poor little pup will hopefully get some relief by the end of the weekend.
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Cheesy chips and baked beans for me birthday tea and I is full to the brim now!  lol
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Just taken me prescription and I'm wiped out after todays shopathon so I'm heading to bed now... nite nite again orl!
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Thursday, 4 October 2018

Thursday 4th October 2018

Just set AVG running a deep scan.  When I did it last Friday it wasn't even at 50% after 2.5 days, yet when I did it the Thursday before that it was done and dusted in 30 hours.

Dunno what that extra days difference was, but if it completes it in 30 hours again this time I'll set the scan going on a Thursday morning each week instead of a Friday 'cos I definitely want to do a weekly deep scan, but not if it takes 3 days before it reaches even half way.  Makes no difference to me which day I do it on, I just chose Friday because it's the last day of the working week is all so moving it to a Thursday is absolutely fine!
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12% done and it's only been going for 20 minutes so, in theory, it'll be another 30 hour job again 'cos this is how quick it was done two weeks ago!
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26% twenty minutes later so it's achieved almost as much in twenty minutes on a Thursday as it did in 12 hours last Friday!  Not gonna get too excited by it 'cos it got stuck at 35% for over 10 hours last week, but as long as it's over 30% by the time I head to bed tonight and 45% by the time I come down tomorrow, it's on track for finishing in 30 hours again!
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Just got back from walking the pup.  We came home after 100% today 'cos there's no way I could have safely done even 10% more.  The pup wanted to keep walking, bless her, but for safety reasons we had to retire the car for this session (or whatever the motor racing wordage is).  Last week's walkathon really took it out of me so I'm gonna have to go easy on the lengths for a while now so that my body can slowly recover.
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The pup is eating her breakfast now but this is the second day she hasn't poo'd either on her walk, during the day or overnight!  If she still hasn't poo'd by the time we come back from her walk tomorrow, I'll ask about what we should do on one of the Facebook groups to see if they can come up with any suggestions.  Her last 2 poo's were sort of squitty so maybe there just isn't any poo left inside her atm?
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Just taken me morning cocktail and they all went down amazingly easily this morning!  Even the Calcium crumbs went down with a single mouthful of squash!!

Total awesomeness and so much different to yesterday!
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Me prescription has just arrived, so I'm all set for the next 5 weeks now... yaaaay!
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Just got my first ever freebie through the post from Pampers... a single nappy, wipes and 2 coupons for money off my next purchase, which is so totally awesome!  Didn't have a clue that they were coming to me, but hopefully this is the start of a deluge and it's worth those few minutes a day applying for freebies!
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First survey of the day completed!  Only took a couple of minutes too!
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Second survey done... that one only took a couple of minutes too!
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Third survey done and dusted... all three were for the same company though so i hope I get the full, promised rewards for all three as opposed to nothing at all 'cos I followed three different links and got told all three times that I'd get the reward within 5-7 days!
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Just answered the door to Steve's tea so I'm off to bed now... nite nite orl!
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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

That's the puppy walked and fed.

She forced me to walk 150% this morning so there's 50% in the bank after 3 days and I seriously couldn't have walked any further today 'cos me legs are exhausted and me knees are painful.  I'm gonna struggle to move for the rest of the day now.  Walking the equivalent of double the distance every day last week really has taken it all out of me so the only time I'm gonna leave the sofa today is to go to the bathroom 'cos I seriously can't move any further today.
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First survey of the day done and dusted.
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Supplements taken... had to crunch up the Multi as well as the Calcium because I just couldn't swallow it for some bizarre reason today.  😞  I've got a gross taste in my mouth now too, because of the multi  😒
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Having half a packet of curry crisps to hopefully take the taste away then a couple of cheese and onion pasties each for lunch... I feel sorry for anyone I come into contact with today and tomorrow lol
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I've had to resort to opening a can of ginger beer to calm my stomach down... crunching up the multi was a seriously bad idea but my throat was closing and there was no other way that I could take it!  😟
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Did the shopping earlier and can't remember how I've spent the rest of the day so I'm gonna take me prescription and wait for the quick virus scan to finish then head to bed.
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That's me prescription taken and I'm virus free but still can't remember how I spent the afternoon other than having Burger King food for tea... everything else is completely lost to the brain damage again!
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Going to bed now... nite nite orl and sorry for such a short and boring blog post today!
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Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

The puppy only wanted to do 100% again today which is cool and groovy but there's still nothing in the bank.  I think last week's walk-athon (700% extra by Sunday afternoon) took it out of both of us and we need this week to recover!
***

Morning cocktail taken... all four pills behaved this morning!  Even the Calcium only took 2 mouthfuls of squash to get all the crumbs swallowed, which is awesome!
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First survey of the day completed... that's already 100% more than yesterday!  😮
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Just scanned my likkle laptop and I'm still virus and malware free, thankfully.
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Second survey finished... had to install a bit of software for the next 6 weeks for this one!
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Taken me prescription and my repeat was issued yesterday, so hopefully I'll have it in me hands at the end of the week.
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Third survey done and dusted.
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I is totally cream crackered, so I'm gonna publish this then head to bed for an early night.

Nite nite orl!
***


Monday, 1 October 2018

Monday 1st October 2018

A pinch and a punch
for the first of the month!

and all that jazz
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Just taken our senior pup for her walk and we only did 100% this morning which is fine and dandy, considering there was 700% in the bank at the end of last week.  As long as she does 100% every day I'll be happy and if she wants to keep walking then that's a bonus, but I won't pressure her to walk any further if she doesn't want to, like this morning.
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That's me morning cocktail taken.  The Calcium crumbs went everywhere and it took 3 mouthfuls of squash to get 'em all down, but other than that they all went down OK this morning.
***

Great customer service from some selling on Amazon... I emailed them at the end of last week and said that I still haven't had the item so they said to give it another 48 hours and if it still hasn't turned up, let them know and they'll get another one in the post!  They even replied on a Sunday afternoon/evening too and in less than an hour of me contacting them too!

They'll be getting a 5 star rating from me when the item eventually turns up... sometimes getting things from smaller businesses on Amazon's marketplace is worth more because they care about their customers than huge multi-national companies like Amazon, where everything is automated and it's often like getting blood out of a stone to get a human to reply to emails at Amazon too!!
***

AVG are fantastic!!  If you are after good quality, high protection anti-virus and anti-malware protection, definitely go with AVG... in less than 15 minutes with the sales bods with their online chat thingy, they found that I had 2 different accounts which is what I was billed for and paid for last night.

Less than 15 minutes later with no pressure either way, all totally my choices, I've got rid of the single computer protection that I was billed for last night but I'm still protected for unlimited devices until January 2020 and the refund process has been started.

All sorted really quickly and easily at almost 9pm on a Monday night!

They offer a free version of the anti-virus software, but if you can afford to pay for it then it's definitely worth it many times over!

They aren't the cheapest but what you get for the few pounds extra is soooo worth it!  I can safely surf the interwebs and read my emails and download things as well as being able to upload updates to the writing software, all without worry!

As long as you can safely download one programme, get AVG downloaded and installed just to initially protect you and try out.  If you love it as much as I do, definitely pay for the full version so that you're protected from malware too then you can safely use the internet knowing that you are totally protected!

It's the first thing I do after a new computer purchase or reinstall of Windows, even before I've set my email accounts up so that I'm protected from the very start!
***


Sunday, 30 September 2018

Sunday 30th September 2018

Given up with the deep scan for now... it was still at 30% after 2.5 days, so I'm gonna go back to the daily scans and weekly back-ups now... not perfect, but better than waiting 3 days just to get to 50% then waiting another 3 days to do the other 50% would mean that my likkle laptop would only be turned off once a week and I don't want to risk getting the battery so hot it bursts into flames and burns the house down with us all in it.
***

The pup doesn't want to go for her walk today but that's the first time this week so I'll take 100% out of the bank which takes it to 450% extra this week which ain't so bad and everyone needs a day off from exercising occasionally!

I'll try taking her out again in a few hours in case she's in pain or whatever atm, but that 300% at the start of the week might be catching up with the old girl now  😕

She's already had her breakfast so I'll take me morning cocktail and carry on with the backing up.
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That's me morning cocktail taken.  The Calcium was a little bit of a PITA but nothing too bad, thankfully!
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Steve's emailed someone about getting our back yard sorted.  They sorted Steve's family garden out in 3 or 4 hours and ours is only about 12 foot by 6 foot so hopefully it'll only take an hour to get it totally sorted!  It's only about a fiver an hour and apparently they are all mentally disabled so we'll be helping the less-able community too!

I'd like to keep our rose bush if possible but everything else can go and Mitzi will have more room to run around in and poo, while I won't get so frustrated at being caught up in plants like I do every Sunday atm!
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Just got back from walking the pup and we did 250% so put the 100% back into the bank that I took out this morning takes it back to 550% then add in the extra 150% takes us to a nice round 700% in the bank this week which ain't bad going at all!
***

Apparently the yard is gonna stay like it is atm 'cos Steve's just had an email from the gardening group saying that they weren't working "for the foreseeable future" for some reason, so we've still gotta keep on top of it ourselves after all.

😔
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Taken me prescription and put in a repeat request with my GP.  Still got 2 weeks left but I prefer to be safe than sorry with my meds so that I can stop myself going too nuts lol
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Clicked through to 80-odd surveys today and not a single one went all the way through!  😞
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Right.  Gonna shut down and head to bed now I reckon 'cos I've got precisely nothing else to do for the next hour and a half!

Nite nite orl!
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Saturday, 29 September 2018

Saturday 29th September 2018

22 years, 4 hours and 13 minutes ago I lost my first twin.

I will never forget him.
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Walked the pup and she did 150% today, so there's 550% in the bank after 6 days.  As always when we've done at least 100%, she decides when to come home and she only wanted to do an extra half today which was fine by me!
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22 years, 4 hours and 47 minutes now.
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Morning cocktail taken.  The Iron disintegrated on my tongue but the other 3 pills went down fine, thankfully.
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We're up to 30% with the virus scan now, so hopefully that means it's over the sticky bit and will slowly work through the other 70% today, ready for backing it all up first thing tomorrow.
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30ish survey links I've clicked on but not a single one completed yet!  Tsk!
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22 years, 7 hours and 38 minutes since I lost my first twin.
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Just finished reading a short book about ego.  It's live on Amazon and you can read the review just before this post too.

Just gotta carry on with the surveys now and try and forget about the pain that comes with today each year.
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Another 10 that I've been invited to but don't qualify for!
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45 wasted survey clicks that I didn't usually get past the first page on *sigh*  😒
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Another 5 makes 50... almost made it to 25% on the last survey though!  lol
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55 attempts so far today and still haven't completed a single survey!
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60 attempts, zero completions today.
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65 and still nothing doing.
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Virus scan is still at 30% so my likkle laptop will be running for three whole days!  That's gonna run up the electric a bit but I pay a big chunk of it so it doesn't matter and it's only once a week too!
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70 and counting...
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75 invite rejections and not a single completed survey all day!
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80 down and still nothing!
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85 and counting...
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90 invitations and not a single one finished all day.
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95 and still not a sausage finished!
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100 invitations and none fully completed today for some bizarre reason!
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It's only taken all day and 101 invitations for me to complete my first survey of the day!  Yaaay!
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105 survey invitations but I was only accepted and completed a single one throught the whole day!
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110 survey invitations throughout the day and I've only been able to complete one of them... that's less than a 1% turn around today!

I'm wiped out so gonna publish this then head to bed.

Nite nite orl!
***


Book review: "Letting go of ego" by Michael Westbrook

 
⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5
 

I was initially wary of this book... worried that it would tell me that I was too egotistical and that I need to turn my life around.

I was wrong.

I also thought that it'd shove Christianity down my throat because of literally a sentence on the first page and again in the penultimate chapter.

I was wrong again.

Thankfully the author doesn't blame his reader for their ego, he talks from personal experience and suggests you try things that he's got personal experience of.

Everyone in the world has an ego.  Everyone.  What I was confusing it with before I read this book was too much self confidence or even mis-judged self confidence.  I know now that they are close but different.

This is a very quick read... I'm talking like 3 hours max and is definitely worth those few hours.

If you're worried that your ego is too big or you've been told that your too egotistical or anything like that, you definitely need to read this book.  Even if you've never been told that in your life, buy this book and I reckon you'll get at least *something* out of it!

Read it over your lunch hour for 4 days or go to bed an hour early and read it.


Friday, 28 September 2018

Friday 28th September 2018

Just clear out 534mb of cache in Chrome and started the virus scan, so in theory it'll be done at about 7.30pm tomorrow... assuming I remember not to turn off my likkle laptop tonight of course!  lol
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That's me morning cocktail taken.  Not too bad today... the Calcium went everywhere and I could feel my throat closing by the time it got to the Multi, but all four pills went down OKish... no nausea or gagging or getting stuck so it's OK for today, thankfully.
***

Blimey Charlie!  The virus scan has been going for 20 minutes and it's already at 26% done!  That means it's hit my emails and documents so that's as far as it'll go before I head to bed then it'll be about 45% by the time I come down tomorrow morning and it'll just spend the rest of tomorrow zipping through the other files, then I'll back up my files and head to bed tomorrow evening.
***

Just got back from walking the senior pup.  150% today, which means there's 500% in the bank after 5 days which is good going, but the 300% the other day really screwed up my body and the pup wanted to keep walking today, but there's no way I could have safely done it without falling over and not being able to get back to my feet.
***

Our senior puppy dog is definitely feeling better now than she did yesterday 'cos she's just scoffed some of Steve's sweet & sour pork from his Chinese last night!  lol
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First survey of the day done and dusted.
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Second survey completed amazingly quickly.
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Third one done already... I could get used to this!  lol
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And the fourth!
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D'oheth!  I ran a virus scan on top of the one that was already running and AVG didn't like it so I've had to stop and re-start it right from the beginning again, which means it'll be finished in the early hours of Sunday morning instead of tomorrow evening now!  😒

Not to worry though, just means my likkle laptop will be on for 3 days instead of two.  Ho hum!
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Just taken my prescription and the virus scan has done 10% in the time it took me to swallow it!  Hopefully it'll be up to 26% by the time I go to bed tonight and I can almost guarantee it'll happen next week too!  lol
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Five surveys done and dusted this afternoon/evening... not bad going I don't reckon!
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Virus scan back up to 26% again now
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Given up for the night now, so I'm off to bed now.

Nite nite orl!
***


Thursday, 27 September 2018

Thursday 27th September 2018

We did 200% this morning so there's 450% in the bank now.  I'm wiped out and my legs are killing me again so I'm not going to move further than the bathroom today.  I just don't want to risk it.
***

Just taken me morning cocktail and they all went down OK until I got to the multi again.  Thankfully it wasn't as bad as yesterday, but it did take three mouthfuls of squash to get it down again this morning  😕
***

Not much happening today so I'm gonna try and convince myself to make a start on the surveys lol
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First survey of the day done and dusted.
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Our poor senior pup hasn't been well all day... 4 squitty poos and she's just thrown up, bless her little paws!  😟
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And another poo makes 5 today... poor little puppy dog  😟
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A reasonably short blog post today but me prescription is kicking in so I'm gonna publish this then shut down.

Nite nite orl!
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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Me an' Steve have taken our morning cocktails now... Steve can take a handful of pills all at once, but I have trouble taking one at a time!  So unfair!

The Multi caused a bit of an issue, but a second mouthful of squash and it was gone, thankfully, this morning!

Gonna take the pup for her walk now while me coffee comes off the boiling temperature a bit!
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Only 100% today because there's no way my legs could have coped with any more and I wanted to get home before I fell over and couldn't get up.  There's still 350% in the bank after 3 days though, so that's awesome... just gonna take me a while to recover is all... sorry pup!

Might take her out again later on, hopefully with Steve this time, as a bonus, but there's no way I can walk any further for the next few hours at least, unfortunately.

Apparently when Steve walks her to the end of the street and back it's about 30 metres, so if he comes out with us later on, she'll have done another 300% with Steve, added to this morning's 100% will make it 400% in a day which is awesome.

As long as she does at least 100% every day though, I'm happy with that.
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So right!  Will you be that person??
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Still virus and malware free and I've taken me prescription but I've got 80-odd surveys to complete!!
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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Tuesday 25th September 2018

The pup is being a stroppy madam about going on her walk this morning.  Hopefully she'll want to go later on, but all she's doing right now is laying in her bed, scratching herself  😟
***

The puppy broke all records of the last 8 years and forced me to walk a huuuge 300% just now!  😵

She's walked further with Steve, but that's a record with me.  It's only 60 metres, but I won't be able to safely move for the rest of the day now!!

Supplements time now then that's it for the day.
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Supplements all went down OK, thankfully, but I'm wiped out now so I'm not going to move off the sofa except to go to the bathroom now. 

I can't.

I just can't.
***

After only 2 days, the pup has already got 350% in the bank which is totally awesome for her and I'm proud of both of us for doing 550% in 2 days instead of the 200% I would have been happy with!
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That was surprisingly easy!

Had an email from Malware Bytes to say that my subscription would be automatically renewed on 25th October unless I cancelled it.

I'm already covered for Malware with AVG so I clicked on the link to cancel it, clicked literally a single radio button and clicked the link to cancel the subscription.  That was all there was to it!  Literally 3 clicks and I've saved myself £25 for software that I don't need any more!

Thank you for the protection over the last year, Malware Bytes!
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I'm stiff as a flippin' board now... even me fingers are protesting every time I move them and they were just on the pup's lead and my quad cane!!
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Taken me prescription and started the daily virus and malware scan now.  Got no reason to believe that I'm infected with anything over the last 24ish hours but I reckon it's better to be safe than sorry.
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Yep, totally free of nasties and no unsecured documents on my likkle laptop.  Just gotta keep doing the surveys until my prescription kicks in now.
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First survey of the day done and dusted.
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Given up with the survey's for today and we're having a Burger King meal for tea 'cos there's nothing I can have in the house that doesn't require cooking which just ain't safe for me to do!
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Monday, 24 September 2018

Monday 24th September 2018

Just worked out that if I keep £10 back from Friday's pay day I'll be able to have enough money in my account to see me through October and I'll be able to keep the money back just in case I'm not re-awarded ESA in November!

It's not a huge amount of money, but it means I'll be able to see Christmas and New Year in with my October benefits so won't be forced to die until January which is awesome!

It's terrible that I'm being forced to think like that, but I've got no choice if I haven't got any money coming in and it's cheaper for Steve to live with one person and a pup in the house instead of having to pay for food and pop and heating and lighting for me too.

I'm not suicidal, I'm just making plans for November is all so that everything is sorted when I get the decision letter is all.
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Just got back with the pup... another record-equalling 250% so she's already got a day and a half's walking in the bank and it's only Monday!!  She wanted to carry on walking but there's no way I could have safely walked any further so wasn't willing to risk it.  Sorry pup!
***

Just taken me supplements and the multi was a PITA to swallow this time, so I'm now bloated with all the squash I had to drink to get it down!  😒
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Just trying something... hold on!

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Sunday 23rd September 2018

That's the puppy walked and fed.

Steve didn't come with us this morning 'cos it's hosing it down with rain so I knew he wouldn't be joining us today.

The temperature is OK, it's just soggy out there atm, so we'll put the bin bag, recycling box and cardboard bag out there when it's stopped (or at least slowed) down with the rain.

Gonna listen to the Visual Studio video now though so that I can dry off a bit.
***

Gotta take me supplements first though!  Almost forgot!  lol
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That's them taken then.  The Calcium crumbs went everywhere in my mouth so it took 2 mouthfuls of squash to get 'em all down but the other 3 went down with just a single mouthful!  Nice and easy this morning!

Gonna work on the Visual Studio thingy now.
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Oh cool!  Steve's just added a couple of things to our grocery order that's coming tomorrow and I discovered a way to ask them not to substitute the conditioner.  I've just read the email about the adjustments and it says that they won't substitute the conditioner then lists the things they will subsitute if our wanted thingies aren't available!  How awesome is that!

Steve's only just noticed the dietary profile thingy that I put there 8 days ago and thought it was for high fat foods 'n' stuff until I explained it was for vegetarians and vegans and and lactose-free and gluten-free and shellfish-free etc etc.  Another great move by Sainsbury's!
***

The rubbish bag and recycling box have just gone out without any arguments or stress or anything this week!

Just gotta put the blue cardboard bag out then that's it until we need to bring it all back in on Monday!

👌👍👏
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I've just written my first lines of code too and I'm less than 15 minutes into the four and a half hour video!

Total awesomesauce!
***

Just had a Sunday roast dinner delivered to us... yummy scrummy in my tummy!  The only criticism was that it could do with being hotter and the vegetarian one could do with some kind of protein instead of just the scrummy veggies, Yorkshire puds and stuffing.  A Quorn roast would be ideal but other protein would work equally as well!

If you know anyone close to the centre of Gloucester in the UK (as in the GL1 area at a guess) who wants a hassle free Sunday lunch cooked and delivered to them who don't mind ordering on the Saturday, just go here and be prepared to sleep away Sunday afternoon lol  You need to pay in cash but 2 Sunday roasts and 1 pud from this place is less than a single pizza let alone sides for one person from Domino's or Pizza Hut and soooo much healthier too!
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I've given up on the video tutorial for Visual Studio less than an hour into it because I kept getting errors when I tried to run the code and I still don't know why that was happening!  Steve's talking me through what I want and need to know to add things to his software which is all I wanted to know to start with then I'll be able to totally take that off his hands and do it all myself from now on.

I haven't got the patience to be a programmer!  lol
***

Not a happy bunny.

I wasted all morning and most of the afternoon trying and failing to learn something that wasn't even needed.

Took all of 10 or 15 minutes to do it instead of the 8 hours I wasted trying to learn f**king Visual Studio today.  Took longer to think up a new name, save and encrypt it than doing the actual programming that never needed to happen in the first place!!

😡
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Virus and malware free again.  I've taken me prescription too, so I'm just gonna wait for it to start kicking in again now then I'll hopefully be able to have a well-deserved early night for a change!
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That's the pup's poo cleared up too... almost forgot this week!  lol
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Saturday, 22 September 2018

Saturday 22 September 2018

Just got back from walking the pup.  Steve came out of the house and just stayed in the road for 150% while me and the pup did a record-equalling 250%!!

Hopefully he'll walk a little bit next time then gradually increase it back from there... we're gonna take it really slowly 'cos it's been months since we did our last family walkies so we'll take it at Steve's pace now that he's come out with us once.

It's not very far at all - 100% is only about 20 metres but it helps to lose the weight we both need to lose so it's just the encouragement to get Steve out of the house is all.  He used to join us every day and take the pup up to the end of the road at least once while I waited outside the house just in case Steve needed help or whatever and we'll do it again soon... just at Steve's pace each time.
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That's me morning cocktail taken.  They all went down really easily again thankfully... so much better than yesterday!
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We timed the walk really well too 'cos less than half an hour later and it's piddling down with rain!
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I now know how Steam Trains are twirled about and I've downloaded (but not installed yet) Visual Studio so that I can make changes to the software Steve made for me without pestering him.  He'll need to tell me for the first few times, just until I'm used to how it works.  Like it was with the database... I know how to add and delete things from it now though!

Watch this space!
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Downloaded and am currently installing Visual Studio!  😯
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All installed now... and I know what I need to do when Steve's talked me through the Visual Studio dooberry, then I will, in theory, be able to get it all sorted myself.  I've never even seen Visual Studio though and haven't got the foggiest about how to do it, but the theory is that I need to install a couple of apps then copy and paste the new names or whatever into it, press a button and hope that I don't screw it up too badly!

I'll prolly break my likkle laptop the first time I try and do it though!  lol
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I've just written my first ever piece of C# code!!!

It was just a button that, when clicked, says Hello World so I'm not the next Bill Gates or anything, but an hour ago I was panicking that I'd break the laptop just by opening the programme!

Feeling sooooo proud of myself now!!
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Taken my prescription now, so I'm gonna publish this then log off for the first time in 3 days.  Need to remember to watch and learn from the C# video tomorrow and hope nobody phones, emails or comes to the door for me!  lol
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Friday, 21 September 2018

Friday 21st September 2018

Shows how often I look at me watch, don't it!  It stopped at just gone 2.40pm yesterday but didn't find out until I was in bed at midnight!  lol

Ordered meself a new one now though, that'll be here tomorrow and I'll put this one on Freegle as soon as it arrives.  It's still works and it's a great watch, it just needs a new battery is all, so hopefully it'll find a new home with someone who can actually leave the street lol

The new one is triple the price I paid for the current one so I'm gonna go into town to change the battery on it each time it needs it now instead of paying a fiver, having it on my wrist for a year and then having to buy another one.

Steve's just taken a photo of it ready to put on Freegle tomorrow so I'm all set for tomorrow morning now so gonna take the pup for her walk and I'll take me supplements then!
***

It seems that the later I go to bed, the less sleep I need for some reason!

I was still awake at midnight but still woke up at 8.30am, yet when I go to bed at 10pm or before I need 12 hours sleep!!
***

Just found 2 watches for a penny each so I snapped them both up lol
***

That's the puppy walked and fed - we did 150% this morning and she was obviously hungry 'cos she started eating before I'd even finished putting her food into her bowl!  lol

Supplements now.
***

Three of the four pills went down OK this morning but the multi got stuck so I threw up the squash I'd just swallowed then swallowed it in amongst the squash that was in my mouth.  It's why I can't take capsules or larger pills without crunching them up first!
***

Steve's just done the squash for me, so I don't need to pester him about it any more now.
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Taken me prescription so I'll be going to bed soon.  Nite nite orl!
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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Thursday 20th September 2018

Yet again Steve's broken another promise.  He said he was going to come on family walkies with me and the pup yesterday morning but yet again he hasn't.

It's splattering with rain though so I can understand that he didn't want to get soggy feet, it's just annoying that he promises one thing then changes his mind.

He needs more B12 and B9 though so he's thinking of getting a multi instead of 2 separate ones... seems sensible!  Their multi that I'm taking atm starts kicking in within seconds of swallowing it!
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That's the shampoo gone, the purse is still on offer though!
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Steve's just bought a multivitamin from Simply Supplements so that'll be here in a few days... usually with the post so it'll prolly be here by the weekend or the start of next week at the latest.
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Just gotta take my cocktail now, then that's everything sorted for the day and I can just concentrate on all the millions of survey's waiting for me.  😵  OK, so that's a huge exageration, but the truth is that there are 65 waiting for me right now.
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That's me morning cocktail taken.  The multi got stuck half way down which made me retch and almost throw up but the fast second gulp of squash got it down, thankfully.  All three of us have taken our pills now so I can concentrate on the survey taking.
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First survey done and dusted.
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Given up with the surveys now... marked 'em all as read and I've got a book to read and review tomorrow so I doubt I'll get many surveys done tomorrow either!
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Stuffed from me tea now!  Gonna be a late night for me!  lol
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Just about to start the deep virus scan at bed time on a Thursday which hopefully means it'll be finished by Saturday morning... the battery will need a looooong time to cool down but it'll be worth it after being on for 3 days without being turned off!
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Wednesday 19th September 2018

Just taken the pup for her morning stroll.  She only wanted to do the normal 100% today so she's still got 100% in the bank.

Steve said that as long as it's not raining tomorrow we'll go for another family walk again.  He said at the weekend that he wanted to start coming out with us again so that he can lose the weight he's put back on 'cos he enjoyed the relaxed start to the day and the exercise helped him to lose a bit of his obesity that he's put back on again since he stopped joining us.

I'll give it a fortnight before he doesn't regularly come out with us again  😞
***

Steve's made me a single bottle of squash so that I can take my morning cocktail of pills.  He promised last night that he'd make me 4 bottles as he's being paid to be my carer for 35 hours a week but I'm lucky to get half an hour a week in reality!
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That's me pills taken and I'm bloated with squash now.  They went down a lot easier than I was thinking last night!
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First survey of the day completed already!!
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Given up on the surveys for today, taken me prescription and it's starting to kick in so I'm gonna have an early night for a change.  Nite nite orl!
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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Tuesday 18th September 2018

The pup did 150% on her walk this morning so she's got 100% in the bank this week, if she decides to be a stroppy bitch again this week!  She was desperate for a wee too and squatted down on the pavement as soon as I opened the door.  Within a couple of minutes of getting home she went out the back for a poo, too so she's all set for the day now and I'm gonna take me supplements now so that I can be fully dosed up for the day too.
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That's me pills taken and coffee drunked so I'm all set for the day now.  Just waiting to see if anyone wants me purse and the boxes that someone said they wanted in the early hours of yesterday morning.
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That's the Freegle stuff sorted... that's the boxes, purse and shampoo I'm offering this week alone lol  It de-clutters the house and gives other people stuff for free which keeps it out of the tip when it's still useable which saves the planet little by little.

There's no point binning stuff when other people need/want it!
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Just completed the first survey of the day... still waiting for my Amazon package to be delivered even though it's been in the area at least 5 times so far today lol
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Second survey finished and the delivery has just come through the door so I'm gonna to the restore dooberry now, just while I remember.
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Virus and malware free again!  Really am gonna try and work out how to do the restore thingy now!
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Backing up the system files atm... hope I'm doing this right - it's my first time I've ever tried to do this - always relied on the hubby before!  😮
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Monday, 17 September 2018

Monday 17 September 2018

Just got back from taking the pup for her morning stroll and she did 250% and a poo today!  That means she's walked off yesterday's 100%, today's 100% and there's already an extra 50% in the bank too!
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That's my morning cocktail swallowed.  They all went down pretty easily today, thankfully.

The pollen count is already through the roof now 'cos my eyes and nose are running, I keep sneezing and my throat is closing up too.  😔
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Just put me previous purse on Freegle - used the site instead of Yahoogroups for the first time 'cos apparently they are moving away from Yahoogroups for some reason.

I just hope I did it right!  lol
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That's the recycling been and gone for another week... just waiting for our bag of rubbish to go now then that's it until the shopping comes between 6pm and 7pm tonight.  Hopefully the purse will go at some point today along with the boxes that someone wanted overnight but that's it then for another week!
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Just completed the first survey of the day and was awarded $3.52 overnight for surveys I did a few days ago... a tiny amount for how much time I spent on each survey, but it's better than nothing and keeps me out of trouble lol
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Second survey done and dusted.
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Third survey of the day completed.
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Fourth survey done and dusted.
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The shopping has already been and gone!  It turned up within a couple of minutes of the first delivery time which is awesome!
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Hosting for YoCW has been cancelled but I've still got the domain name so we can re-start it whenever we want in future.  I've only got 3 sites to keep track of now which is a lot more manageable!!
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Virus and malware scan done and dusted, all clear again.
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Sunday, 16 September 2018

Sunday 16th September 2018

The pup hasn't wanted to go for her morning walkies all morning  👎  We managed to get the rubbish and recycling out there without an argument though... 2 completely full recycling boxes today!!

Gonna take me supplements now.
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That's me cocktail of pills taken... they all caused me problems this morning!  😕
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Still waiting for me mug and USB thingy to arrive - it's been on it's way from Swindon since 9.43am and Steve reckons it only takes half an hour to get from Swindon to here!
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Steve said there must be some kind of war re-enactment in the centre of Gloucester today 'cos there was all kinds of booming from cannons.

I didn't believe him.

I was wrong.

I've just been to the bathroom and the booms and bangs are really loud!

I'm sorry for not believing you Steve!
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The mug and flash drive thingy has just arrived.  The mug is an OK size and it fits in the hole on the table which I'm thankful for... was just expecting it to be a bit bigger, considering it's supposed to hold 500ml, but we'll find out next time we have a cafetierre coffee... I can fit 1.5 mugs into my current mug and Steve has one mug, so in theory I'll be able to have the full 1.5 mugs in just one mug tomorrow.

We shall see.
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Gonna try doing the Acer dooberry now... if you don't hear from me for a few days it's because I've accidentally reformatted my hard drive and I'm rocking backwards and forwards in tears!  lol
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Sort of done... the factory reset back-up needed 32GB on its own, plus another 4GB for the apps and devices as well as 4GB of junk that was already on it before it left the factory just wasn't gonna fit, so I've just ordered myself a 128GB one that'll be here on Tuesday so that's plenty of room for the factory reset backup as well as the apps and devices backup.

£32 paid for 2 USB drives in 24 hours is pretty expensive but when I get the 2 backups sorted on Tuesday/Wednesday (depending what time it turns up on Tuesday) I'll have peace of mind until I've used up the entire external hard drive for the backups.

It's worth it for peace of mind!
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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Saturday 15th September 2018

I reckon the pollen count is high this morning 'cos I'm in the throes of it already!
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Taken me supplements - they all went down OK until it got to the multi this morning.  That refused to go down whole so I had to crunch it up to swallow it  😕 👎
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Gonna try and take the pup for her walk now... wish me luck!
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She doesn't want to go yet, so I'll try again in a bit.  😐
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We've just got back and she didn't do 100% or even 150% but 200% this morning!!  Awesome puppy-dog!
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That's the puppy fed too, so it's survey's for the rest of the day now!
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That's the backup sorted for another week now.  Just need to get a new cardigan (this one has got holes in the elbow lol) and a USB stick thingy so that I can create a Windows start up thingy with everything on it that I need to start my laptop up from if things go tits up and I need to reformat my hard drive or whatever.  I hope it never happens 'cos I haven't got a clue what to do if it does, but it's better to be safe than sorry, right?
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Not bad for pennies over £25!  Got meself a big mug that'll be here tomorrow, a memory stick thingy for the factory reset back up dooberries that'll be here on Monday and a cardigan that'll be here in the middle of the week... the poor postie is gonna hate me next week!  lol
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AVG has just protected me from a threat on a website, so that's like 3 times in as many weeks... expensive but soooo worth it I reckon!  Definitely worth the year-long protection it gives!

I is an huuuuuge AVG fan and wouldn't go anywhere else now!
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The mug has just been dispatched so it'll be here by 8pm tomorrow and it apparently holds half a litre of liquid!!  😲
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The virus and malware scan has just finished too, so I'm still clear protected from online nasties... yaaaay!
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The USB memory stick thing has been dispatched and will be here tomorrow too so by the time I go to bed tomorrow I'll be able to have half a litre of tea, coffee and drinking chocolate as well as being able to do the restarting thingamejig too... just waiting for the cardigan now!

You only need to create the restarting dooberry once, right??  I can just create it then bung it in the drawer so that it's ready, right??
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Friday, 14 September 2018

Friday 14th September 2018

Good luck at the hospital today, Danielle!  I'm here for you no matter what happens!
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I'm gonna walk the pup when she wants to go rather than me today... she's looking like she's ready to go now that I've said that!  BRB lol!
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The puppy did another 150% today so I'm definitely thinking that she will control when we go rather than me for the time being at least.

She's got a gunky eye that she won't let me take out so I'll try again later... she let me do her right eye, it's just the left one that still needs to be sorted.  I won't pressure her because I want her to keep trusting me to do it in future.  We'll get there when she's ready.
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Just taken me morning cocktail of pills and they were all a nightmare to swallow today!!  A huge 13 mouthfuls of squash to swallow only 4 pills!

I'm bloated again now because of all the liquid I had to drink to swallow them... not good at all!
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I'm thinking of all those in the path of the hurricane... the news has just said that it's expected to get 8 months of rain in 2-3 days!!

Stay safe everyone!
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First survey done and dusted
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Second survey completed
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Third survey done and dusted.
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Fourth survey about the aging process completed
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Having yet another take-away for tea  😲 👎
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Virus and malware scan done and dusted... naughty programmes free for another day!
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Another survey finished, about supplements this time!
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Just taken me prescription and it's already kicking in, so I'm shutting down for the night... nite nite orl!
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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Thursday 13th September 2018

Just got back from taking the pup for her walk and she poo'd so I, like the responsible dog owner that I am, picked it up and brought it home to bin on Monday.

I didn't have to struggle to get her off the sofa this time, so I'm thinking I just need to wait until she's been for a poo out the back and she's got herself off the sofa before I take her tomorrow and every day after that.

Having to bend down so much to pick up her poo has well and truly wiped me out now though, so I'm not going to move off the sofa the rest of the day now so that my knees don't give way and I end up on the floor, unable to get up.

Gonna take me cocktail now then not move for a while to recover.
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That's me 4 pills taken with 5 mouthfuls of squash and I'm starting to get tired and my knees are starting to ache now, so I'm just gonna listen to my body and not force it to do anything more than it can cope with today.

No pushing at all.

The only time I'm gonna leave the sofa is to go to the bathroom and I'm gonna use my arms as little as possible for the first few hours.
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I'm totally cream crackered so I think I need and deserve a really early night tonight lol
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Forgot to say up there ^^ that the puppy walked 150% today... she must have been relieved after her poo to do the extra half and she's fast asleep now, bless 'er!
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First survey of the day done and dusted.
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Second survey completed
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Third survey sorted.  After a slow start, they are increasing now!
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That's the fourth survey done and dusted too... I'm on a roll!
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Blimey!  Fifth survey completed now!
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And another one!  Up to six now which is totally awesome!
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And another one!  That's seven this afternoon!!
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Doing the virus scan and heading to bed... I'm totally wiped out after this morning!
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Virus and malware free and I haven't got any vulnerable documents available to hackers either, so I'm gonna publish this then head to bed... nite nite orl!
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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Wednesday 12th September 2018

The puppy was a reluctant little girl first thing... she refused to go for her walk while she was on the back of the sofa, but when she decided to jump down on her own she was eager to go for her walk then.

We only did 100% but she met our neighbour and wagged her tail at the children.  The older 2 children seemed to want to say hello to the pup and the youngest were too nervous about the puppy to really pay much attention to her.  Maybe they've had bad experiences of dogs in the past?

Her food is in her bowl for her to eat whenever she's hungry but I'm gonna take me morning cocktail of pills now.
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That's the pills taken and another box of hayfever pills finished.  They all went down OKish today, thankfully.
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Little sweetie puppy dog is having oneheckuva dream 'cos she's woofing away like a good 'un!  It's rare for her to make a sound when she's awake so it must be scaring/exciting her to do it in her sleep!
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First survey of the day done and dusted... by this time yesterday I'd done 4 though!  lol
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Still virus and malware free!
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Money advice please - we've got a mortgage and no car.  I haven't seen my mum for 8 years.  Should I pay a chunk off the mortgage or pay for a used car for Steve please?

We've got 5 years left to pay on the mortgage so paying off a chunk of it would mean Steve could get a car after the final payment and I could go and see my mum again, I'd just have to wait for another 5 years is all and neither of us are getting any younger or healthier.

OTOH if I get us a car I can go over and see her sooner but we'd still be struggling to pay the mortgage for the next 5 years on top of having to buy insurance and MOTs and any repairs and stuff on top of that.

My credit score is through the floor and I'm determined not to get into debt ever again, so a car loan is out too, so what should I do please?
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Taken me prescription so I'm gonna publish this now and head to bed I reckon.

Nite nite orl!
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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Tuesday 11 September 2018

That's the puppy walked and fed.  She was back to being excited when I called "walkies" and she did the full 100% without getting stroppy today too so I don't know what happened on Sunday and yesterday, but she's back to being her adorable self now, thankfully.
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That's me morning cocktail of pills taken and they all went down reasonably well again this morning.  It was just the Calcium that took an extra mouthful of squash to get the last few bits down.
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That's my passwords changed on Bravenet and added to Roboform and the Chrome drop-down thingamejigs... got rid of 3 accounts that I no longer use and edited the ones that I do to reflect the new passwords.  Only need to remember 4 now!  lol  My Windows log in password, my Roboform password, my online banking password and the members area password on the S4CG site!  They are all different and more secure than the ones I usually use to sign it... just gotta remember which password is for which now!  lol
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Got a headache in both eyes now!  😕  Just taken the first Paracetamol that I've taken for about 5 years and had to crunch it up... yuckerama!  It's worse than even a disintegrated Iron pill which I thought was the worst taste in the world.

I was wrong.

So so wrong.

Urgh.

😣 😦
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Second survey of the day finished and it's not even lunchtime yet!!  👍
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Mug Shot and crisps for lunch today... yumsk!  Don't worry, I didn't dunk the crisps in the Mug Shot - that's just gross!  lol
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3 survey's done and dusted
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4 surveys now!!
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Blimey!  Just completed my 5th survey of the day!!  😄
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Virus and malware free for another day... should I increase the scans to twice a day just to be totally sure??
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And that's another survey completed!  Gonna take me prescription now though.
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Monday, 10 September 2018

Monday 10th September 2018 - Part 2

Just got back from having me hair cut.  We were with Steve's family for almost 4 hours, which was the same as we spent with my mum on the day of my father's funeral, he'll be with his dad for at least a couple of hours tomorrow and Friday, so that's almost the same amount as I've spent with my mum since 2010... hardly fair, is it?  Seeing his family the same amount in 5 days as I've seen my mum in 8 years!!!  So much for going over to see her regularly too!
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Virus and malware free for another day!
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That's the living room, hall, air lock and bathroom de-cobwebbified, just gotta do the kitchen, stairs and bedroom a going over when the cobwebber has been decobwebbified then that's it sorted for a while!
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Just taken me prescription so I'll head to bed when it starts kicking in!
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That's the stairs and bedroom done now so I won't get any more facefulls of cobwebs.  Still need to find out how to decobwebbify the device though, but Steve says he's going to find out from his mum tomorrow... his promises take 4 weeks of begging and pleading based on previous experiences though!
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Monday 10th September 2018 - Part 1

Just got back from taking the pup out.  She refused point blank yesterday so I wasn't going to let her get away with it today as well.  I had to almost literally drag her off the sofa unfortunately.  👎  She was fine on Saturday so I don't know why she has been so reluctant for the last 2 days.  😕

She wanted to come home after 50% but I forced her to do the full 100%.
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Just brought the rubbish bag in after it's just been collected.  Put the last empty bottle of pop in the recycling, ready for when that gets taken too.
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Having me hair cut today and thankfully my Aliceband has shrunk so that it's tighter against my head again now, so this blog will have two parts today... assuming I remember of course.  lol

Gonna take me supplements before I forget again now though.
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That's me supplements taken incredibly easily this morning... just one mouthful of squash each and then straight down!  I usually have to chase at least one of them round my mouth for a few seconds so it was amazingly easy this morning, thankfully!  😊 😌
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The water and coconut conditioner weren't in stock so I'm glad I didn't put the bottles in for recycling and I've asked Steve to give the conditioner back too... more expensive for less volume!  Just need to remember to put the water and conditioner on next week's order instead lol
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Sunday, 9 September 2018

Sunday 9 September 2018

That's the backup done and dusted... there's a little pop up box that comes up about creating a factory backup but I can't find where it's stored for me to do it!  😞

Gonna take the pup for her walk now  👌  BBS!
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The little cowbag refused to go for a walk, so we're using up a day's walk that's in the bank this week, which takes it down to 250% left, but it's Sunday so the last day of the weekly bank count up which ain't so bad I suppose.

She's been fed too, I'm just really angry with her right now.

Gonna take me supplements now, then try and lower my anger and blood pressure for a while.
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That's the poo cleared up from the back yard, and the recycling and bin bag out ready for tomorrow.

Really am gonna take me pills now!
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That's me pills taken.  They all went down OK except the multi this time... that one took 3 mouthfuls of squash to get down!
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Cold and flu... what's so different about them?  Do you just feel too grotty to get out of bed with flu or is there pain or exhaustion or something else on top of the cold symptoms please?
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Just had a shower and washed me hair ready for getting it cut tomorrow.  Put the Aliceband in for a wash too so hopefully it'll be washed and dried by the time I go to bed tonight so that I can wear it again tomorrow morning to keep me hair out of my eyes.

Want about 2 inches off at the back and I'm trying to grow out the fringe I was given despite never wanting it.

Again.
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Completed 2 surveys this afternoon and I'm wiped out so I'm gonna take me prescription and head to bed already!  Nite nite orl!
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That's me prescription taken and virus scan completed so I'm gonna publish this then head to bed... nite nite again!
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Saturday, 8 September 2018

Saturday 8 September 2018

Just walked and fed the pup... she only wanted to walk 100% again today so we're stilll at 350% in the bank.

Gonna take me supplements now.
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The cocktail was a nightmare to swallow this morning... double the squash to get each of 'em down  👎 😒
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I'm booooooored!!  After 3 busy days I've got nothing else to do now  😞
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Watching the last two episodes of Masterchef Australia to stop me whining!  lol
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Added 5 pages to the site and I'm working on a template site for my best online friend too!

Amazing what you can achieve when you haven't got anything planned!  lol
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Just started the quick daily virus scan and apparently my browser is secure so just waiting for the rest to be checked now... I've recommended AVG to 2 people in the last 24 hours lol  👍
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No viruses or sensitive files so I'm sorted for another 24 hours... miss doing the weekly deep scan, but after losing my internet connection for 3 days last time I did it, I'm only gonna do it once a month now instead.
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That's me prescription taken so I'll be heading to bed in a couple of hours.
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Friday, 7 September 2018

Friday 7th September 2018

After not wanting to get going, I would have been happy with the pup only doing another 100% this morning, but she doubled it to 200% through her own choosing by the time we got outside.  That means there's 350% in the bank this week which is awesome!
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Steve's just filled me squash up so gonna take me morning cocktail now
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That's me hayfever pill and 3 supplements taken now, so I'm all set for the day.. time to edit the last of the trilogy now!
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Virus free for another day and on the last 2 chapters for the editing too!

I can so do this!!
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Aaaand it's finished!  Three manuscripts edited in three days means I can have a 3 day weekend!  Yaaaaay!!

Going to bed now lol

Nite nite orl!
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Thursday, 6 September 2018

Thursday 6th September 2018

The pup only wanted to do 100% on her walk this morning which is totally OK but means that she's still got 250% in the bank which is two and a half days walkies which ain't so bad.
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That's me cocktail of pills taken - they all went down pretty easily this morning, thankfully!
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Another manuscript edited... took 7 hours to do so hopefully I'll get the last one edited by the time Steve gets home from his appointment as long as I start on it as soon as I get back from walking the pup tomorrow!
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Virus free too, thankfully!
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Taken me prescription so gonna turn off me laptop and head to bed now... nite nite orl!
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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Wednesday 5th September 2018

Just got back from walking the pup and she was a walking machine today!

I was happy with 100% but she carried on walking, so I thought maybe we'd do 150%.

Nope.

Not even 200%.

She did a huge 250%!

She was debating on making it 300% but there's no way my legs would have kept up so we came home and I fed the pup.

I'm not moving further than the bathroom for the rest of the day now!  lol
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That's me cocktail of pills taken now, so I'm gonna have a quick look at yesterday's post to see how many percent was already in the walkies bank then add today's 150% to it... bear with me a sec and I'll go and do that now while I remember!
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100% from yesterday plus 150% from today and we're already at 250% on only day 3 of the 7 days this week!!
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Gonna try and remember to do a daily quick virus scan instead of a deep weekly one, just so that I can be sure I'm still virus free... can someone remind me every evening though pretty please?

TIA!
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Just had a couple of mini power cuts... the electricity was back on in less than 15 minutes both times though, but it's things like that that make me grateful I'm using a laptop rather than a desktop!
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First survey of the day completed!
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Prescription taken and first of the daily virus scans started
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Virus free and sensitive documents secured for today
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Second survey done and dusted!
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