Friday, 3 July 2020

I'm hopefully back now...

The system restore has just given me a blue screen of death but whatever it was doing seems (🤞) to have sorted out the problems I was having with Chrome yesterday.  I'll keep doing individual posts for the rest of the day, then go back to the once a day posts again tomorrow.

Pills taken

Just taken my morning pills, so need to put the liquid into the online version of the Fitbit app now.

We're having a Mugshot for lunch today which is cool and groovy with me.

Still waiting for the restore thingy to finish - been 19 hours now!!  Not happy with that at all.

Still no computer, sooooo...

Morning all.

The restore thingy is still going after 13 hours so I'm not gonna be making a long blog post today, just several shorter ones until it's sorted out so it's temporarily back to the good old days again.

I discovered how to keep track of my active minutes and hourly steps soon after I woke up this morning, so that's even better and I'll worry about it a lot less now.

Need to do the first hours lengths and take my pills now though.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Mornin' all.

I've walked the first set of lengths, taken my pills and done the second set of lengths then tried to call my doc about the newest prescription literally every minute, but it's always been engaged, so I'm just not gonna take the new prescription now and gonna give the box back to the pharmacy next time they deliver our prescriptions.  I'd just rather not risk doing more harm than good. 
Means I can take the puppy out for her first stroll of the day now though❗ 👌
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That's our senior puppy walked and fed.  It started raining very soon after we started our stroll... thankfully not heavily, but we're both soggy now.

Time to do my 10am lengths now.
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That's the third set of lengths done and I've got 98 active minutes so far today.

Apparently we're having vegetable burger patties, fries (as in the long thin ones, not the big chunky ones) and plenty of brown sauce all over it for lunch 🍴 today.  A good opportunity for veggies too, but Steve "can't be arsed 'cos it will mean another pot to deal with" 😞
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An update on lunch - it's now veggie burgers, fries (possibly cheesy if the cheese is still in date) and baked beans 'cos I've tempted him now 😋 🤣
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Gonna reboot while I'm doing my 11am lengths 'cos nothing is working in Chrome, despite closing and restarting the browser several times.  BBS.
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That's Patrick insured for another year and my life insurance is the same price for the next 5 years too, which is awesome.  The cheese was out of date and we're not having baked beans after all, so we're back to the original plan of vegetable burger patties and chips with plenty of sauce, so it's time to put my laptop on the floor ready to bring the plate in now.
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Back now.  That was a very yummy lunch and even Steve enjoyed a totally vegetarian meal for a change (he loves meat and has it with most meals usually).
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Gonna reboot for the fifth time already today 'cos I still can't access anything in Chrome 😟
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I'm doing a system restore thingy on here again that has taken the best part of 3 hours so far, so I'm gonna publish this now then have a really early night after I've finished my mug of tea... think I deserve it after so many late nights recently lol

See you at some point either later today or tomorrow.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Mornin' all.

It was a very rushed morning 'cos I was still asleep at 7.30am, so I had to rush downstairs and put in a quick 15 minutes before I lost the hour in Fitbit, then I just about had time to go back upstairs and put my socks and hairband on, pick up my phone and bring it all down before taking the puppy for her morning stroll and doing my next hours active minutes.

I took my pills and set the virus scan going when I came back, but got a very dry mouth so I called my GP for advice after being told to stop taking them if I got any side effects and I've gotta call back at 2pm instead.

Managed all my hours blobs so far, but my knees are killing me.

The virus scan has only got 2% left to go, so hopefully that'll be sorted and the backups completed in the next hour or so, so that I can relax and de-stress about calling my GP while the backups are under way.

Steve's gone out to make my usual Wednesday zoop, so I'll have that then start the backups and then call my GP.
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That's the zoop drunk and backups started, Calcium taken and I've been for a preparatory wee so that I don't wet myself while I'm on the phone to the doc.  Just gotta wait for them to open now!
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Tried to call my doctor twice since they re-opened after lunch and it was engaged both times.  I'm gonna give it one more try then go out and do this hours lengths before I try again.
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Gotta call again tomorrow at 8.30am to get a phone appointment with a doc... why couldn't they have just told me that this morning  🙄😄

I've taken all my pills for the day now, just gotta keep on going out to do my walks every hour and walk the puppy dog once more then that's me out for the day.
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That's the puppy walked and my 6pm lengths done.  My body is really starting to struggle now, so I'm not gonna move off the sofa until it's time for my 7pm lengths now.
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Done my last 2 sets of lengths and discovered that I've been feeling cotton-wooly just before my 6pm sets is because of what I'm pretty sure is a slump in my blood sugar, so I don't suppose anyone fancies giving me some ideas of things that will keep my blood sugar level for the last few hours before I go to bed, do they?  Pretty please?

I'm gonna head to bed now for an early night... those 'marathon Monday' lengths have really taken it out of me!

Nite nite orl!
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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Mornin' all.

I've walked and fed the puppy and taken all my pills, including the newest OAB one.  It made me feel slightly sick for about 10 minutes, but no other side effects since, so I'm thinking that the nausea was a psychosomatic response and I'll be right as rain with it now that I've taken it once without any side effects.

I've achieved another 2 blobs since coming home with the puppy and I'm at 10k steps already, so I'm hoping I'll double that by the time I've had my lunch and fingers crossed 🤞 it'll be my most ever steps too.

Steve said last night that we'd be having pizza for lunch today... hope so 'cos that should significantly increase my calories which I really need to do every day so that I don't lose more weight when I've been told not to.

I'm gonna have a Cherry Bakewell tart to start off the day though.
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We did have the pizza for a late lunch and I've got 10 blobs in the app so far.  Gonna take the puppy out for her second stroll of the day soon, which will hopefully improve my steps count to more than 27k today (currently at 18k steps), doubt I'll get above 25k in reality though  😞
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Just a short blog post today... I'm completely shattered, so I'm having an early night 💤.  Sea ewe orl 2morro.
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Monday, 29 June 2020

Monday 29th June 2020

Mornin' all.

I've taken the puppy out for her marathon Monday stroll and managed to get 3 blobs on the Fitbit app, so I can recover until it's time for the first stroll up and down in our back yard. We are both totally wiped out, so doubt either of us will be moving very far today.

I'm gonna take my pills and have a banana to try and help me to recover... I'm gonna need all the help I can get today❗ 😉
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OK, that's the first few lengths done but my legs are still wobbly, so I don't plan on moving off the sofa for anything other that visits to the toilet for the next hour 'cos it just won't be safe.
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Second set done, so it really is time for my pills at the bare minimum now.
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Pills are finally taken but I'm wobbly now 'cos I've just brought the rubbish and recycling in.  Gonna do my mid-day lengths then I really will be having a banana❗❗
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Had the banana at last and it's already working its magic on me... I love being able to sort minor things with certain food and drink... ginger beer for nausea and banana for energy are my current go-to's and it saves the NHS prescribing pills that I don't need to take regularly... the natural things are faster working than pills too - usually within a couple of minutes❗
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Had 4 pieces of fruit today and there are only 2 pears, 2 bananas and an apple left since Friday.  It didn't seem possible to get through so much on Friday, but now I'm thinking there's nowhere near enough to last us both 🙄  I've got to significantly increase my amount of calories so that I don't lose too much weight, but fruit doesn't seem to be very calorie rich... maybe I should get a box of breakfast biscuits again to see if they increase my calories enough❓
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I've just taken my last two pills of the day, 2 hours late, so I'm gonna start shutting down now in case they kick in faster than usual.

Nite nite orl 💤.
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Sunday, 28 June 2020

Sunday 28th June 2020

Mornin' all.

The deep virus scan is running atm so can't check my emails all day, but it's only once a month that I do it and the peace of mind is worth it.  Means that I can get straight on with the planning, reading and reviewing that needs to be done without any temptation do "just do a quick check of my email, it'll only take a minute, if that" which turns into the best part of an hour and I've lost all concentration and memory about what I was doing before it.

I've taken my morning pills and walked the puppy - she was coping really well with it this morning, so we did an extra 8-10% in preparation for tomorrow.  If I take her out this evening I'll do the same then too so that tomorrow isn't too much of a shock to either of us.  It'll be the first time in 2 (or is it 3?) weeks that we've done a 'Marathon Monday' walk so I want us both to be safe while we're walking it tomorrow.

I'm charging up my fitness tracker before I go out the back for my first set of laps of the day.

Also just emailed the Council about seeing a cat pooing while we were on our walk.  I don't want to be accused of it being our senior puppy dog, so I've asked if it would be possible to test it if the family the cat belongs to complain about it.

Gonna put my fitness tracker back on my wrist, go for a wee then do my first set of lengths of the day.  BBS.
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That's the lengths done and dusted, so I can keep planning for the next half an hour now, before I need to reattach the wrist band back onto the tracker and go out for the 11am 🕚 lengths.
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Lengths sorted for another hour and I've got 22 chapters left to plan out, then that's it, finito and I just need to read and review the picture book then.

Let's see how many chapters I can plan in the next 35 minutes.
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That's another hours lengths done and I've now got... hold on... 18 to go, so I managed to plan 4 chapters in the last hour, which is a big disappointment and I'm gonna try and do better in the next hour as well as having my lunch 🍴 of squished up eggs... simple but yummy - nowt wrong with that at all.
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This last hour has been a lot better, 9 chapters planned out in about 45 minutes and I've just got 9 more to go, so it's time to start slowly tieing up loose ends now.  I'm hoping that I'll have it totally planned out before 5pm so that I can get out of Chikako's head and into the right headspace for reading a picture book then reviewing it on my writing site and blog.
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Just had to take a paracetamol for the first time in several months because of my back pain... it feels very much like the Endometriosis pain used to, so maybe it's "that time of the month" for me now that my coil has moved out of place?  It's either that or the affects of me making a conscious effort to straighten my posture today.  Either way, I hope the paracetamol kicks in soon.
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The pain is so bad that I feel sick now, so I've cracked open a can of ginger beer to hopefully ease the nausea.  The pain is starting to ease, so hopefully the nausea will improve now too.  I'm not often nauseous any more, so when it does happen it's obvious that I'm feeling hideous.
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That's the 5pm stroll completed very slowly and cautiously.  I'm starting to feel slightly better now - the paracetamol and ginger beer combination is working now, so I'm gonna finish off the planning then take the puppy out for her second stroll then read and review the picture book.  It's taken longer than I was hoping and I'm feeling a lot worse than I was hoping, but I'll still be able to get the review sorted before I head to bed, like I was hoping for when I came downstairs this morning.
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That's the book read and reviewed, my 7pm lengths done and dusted and my back is starting to get painful again, but I can't take any more painkillers until 8pm 😞

The whole day tomorrow is mine though, so I might just veg out for the entire day after the puppy's morning stroll.
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Just taken my last two pills of the day... almost 1½ hours late, but they and my last dose of paracetamol are down the hatch now and I'm gonna take the puppy for her last stroll of the day then head to bed I reckon.
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The spreadsheet is up on my site, so it's time to hit the sack now.  Nite nite orl, sea ewe in the morning.
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Saturday, 27 June 2020

Saturday 27th June 2020

Mornin' all.

Taken the puppy for her walk and it was just starting to spit with rain by the time we came home which'll hopefully cool the temperature down a bit... I just don't want thunder and lightning is all.

I saw a magpie on the roof opposite where we were walking, so I hope that it's not a signal that someone in the street has passed away.

I've taken my pills and gone out for the first few lengths of the back yard and it was raining pretty heavily, so I hope it was just a short, sharp, shower and it'll move off before the second set of lengths.
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Just done my second set of lengths and it's totally hosing it down out there now, so I'm totally drenched through❗  I hope Steve doesn't put the fan on today.
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He's just made me a coffee, put the fan on and opened the window too, so I'm gonna freeze now 'cos I'm drenched through and sitting here with soggy clothes on, but Steve doesn't care about that - as long as he gets what he wants then the rest of us can fuck off.
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11am 🕚 lengths done and it's stopped raining now, thankfully.  We're having "crisps and fruit and stuff" for lunch and Steve's promised that I'll have egg sandwiches and he'll have scrambled eggs for lunch tomorrow, bet we won't though.
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Just had to put my cardigan on because I'm so wet and cold.  Thankfully Steve's turned the fan off now, but the window is still wide open.
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Sorry about no updates since this morning, I was taking part in my second ever scrawl crawl and have been busy planning my next novel ever since❗  I'm hoping to be half way through by the time I head to bed tonight and the other half finished before lunchtime tomorrow then I've got another book to read and review tomorrow afternoon... busy, busy, busy.
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Taken my last two pills of the day, so almost time for my last lengths of the day.  I'm trying to improve my posture and I've just got the upper third of my back to straighten now, after being slouched for the last 30-odd years then I'll be proud of my lack of height again, instead of looking shorter and older than I really am.
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Just got back from walking the puppy for the second time today.  Her panting really was just the heat, so I'll only take her for the second stroll if she hasn't been panting for the majority of the day... if she has, it'll just be the first early stroll and we'll leave it at that.
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Just planned out chapter 25 of 60, so that seems as good a place as any to stop and head to bed for the night.  Just wanna check up on the maximum word count I'm allowed first, then that's me going upstairs until the morning.
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Oooh❗  I've saved myself 5,000 words and 6 chapters by checking on the word counts, which means I'm 2 chapters shy of half way through planning it now❗  Yaaay❗

Gonna head to bed now that I've discovered that... nite nite orl❗
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Friday, 26 June 2020

Friday 26th June 2020

Morning all.

I've taken the puppy out for her stroll and decided to just do the morning walks for a week or 10 days or so instead of re-introducing the afternoon/evening walks after only 2 days of morning walks after my enforced but needless self-isolation for 14 days and 4 hours (yes, I was counting 😃).  I'll see how she's doing with her once a day walks next weekend and take it from there.

I've popped my pills, so I can dive right into the book after I've been for my first set of exercises, in the back yard, of the day.  It'll be another short blog post today, but I'm hoping I'll have the review up and sorted by the time I head to bed tonight... it's been a definite must-read so far❗  I went to bed a couple of hours later than I would usually 'cos I wanted to find out what happened next in it 👍
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What an incredible book!  I'm very nearly finished reading it and it's been an incredible journey with the main character... a well deserved 5 stars throughout the whole thing!
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Oh.

My.

Goddess.

A definite must-read.

Gonna put the reviews up now, before I forget.
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OK, reviews are sorted and my 12th hour of lengths completed.  Gonna take my last two pills of the day when I come back in from the 7pm ones and head to bed for a reeeeeally early night - think I need it after last night's very late night 🙄 🤣
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Just taken my last pills and I'm gonna go out for my final few lengths now, then come back in, publish this then head to bed I reckon.  Back to normal again tomorrow.
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That's me done for the day now, so publishing this post then shutting down and heading to bed for the night.  My legs are absolutely done in and I'm knackered, so hopefully I'll be in the land of nod nice and quickly tonight 👌.

Nite nite orl.  Sea ewe in the morning.
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