Thursday, 5 December 2019

Thursday 5th December 2019

Morning all.

I remembered while I was in bed last night that I was pondering on investing in a pill box so that I can be 100% sure that I've taken all 10 of my daily pills every day, 'cos right now I never seem to remember if I have or haven't taken them and I don't fancy accidentally overdosing on any of them again, like I did with the Folic Acid a few weeks back.

I'm pondering on getting this one as long as they are big enough for all of my 6 morning pills.  I've asked if they are, so we shall see what the replies say... just gotta be patient 🤣

The back yard is gonna be cleared out this morning so our neighbour will be happy with that with any luck.  He'll have to find something else to complain about 🙄

I'm gonna take a photo of the yard when it's all done and dusted and email it on to the police so that they can add it to the evidence they are collecting.  Might check with the policeman in charge of the case that he doesn't need to take the photo first though... hmmm.
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They've just taken the barbeque and two of the toilets - they've only been here for five minutes 🤣

And the cisterns... they are machines❗ 🤣
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That's the butterfly bush that I chopped up being taken out now - they are so totally awesome❗❗

Bags of twigs that fell off the butterfly bush and from the plant that we put in more than 20 years ago...

More butterfly bush 🤣

They'll be done and dusted in a couple of hours at this rate❗  So worth the money though.  Gonna invest in a hard bristled broom as well as a children's paddling pool (for Mitzi to use in hot weather) then that's it.  No more plants.  Gonna try and remember to ask how much it would cost to come out a few times a year to cut back the rose bush and the butterfly bush if they leave them planted.  Either way is fine by us, we just want to get the yard cleared out completely first off and we'll take it from there.
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They've been and gone and our back yard is double the size it was this morning 🤣  They've totally removed the butterfly bush and rose bush but left a few pots for us in case we need them in future.  We've still got our table and chairs and a rake but that really is it❗  Perfik, just what we wanted and it means that Mitzi has a lot more room to poo 💩 in now... I'll be able to safely practise walking without the aid of a wall too❗

They are getting a five star rating from me❗  Can't recommend them highly enough❗
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Feel like I've achieved so much in the last couple of hours - mostly that I've found the JanNo novel I was sure I'd started planning out and finished planning the last fifteen chapters too.  On top of that, the software that I asked Steve to create for me isn't writing related, so it's far from urgent, I just wanna get the two webpages sorted by the end of the year now so that we can start 2020 with a clean slate.
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The door is gonna be busy tomorrow 🤣  Steve's got a box of lightbulbs and "a huge bag of Skittles" being delivered and I've got a pill organiser so that I don't forget which pills I've taken and which I haven't and also a huge, warm pet blanket for Mitzi-moo for Yule.  That really is it now though - no more spending on things until after Christmas❗ 🤣
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Just for the record:



'tis the season for Jesus' birth being shoved down everyone's throats when that up there ⮙⮙⮙ is the actual, ancient (as opposed to just over 2000 years) reason that Christians stole and claimed credit for... the religion version of hotlinking if you will.
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THE PUPPY'S HOME FOR THE WEEKEND❗❗❗
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 My evening pills are starting to kick in, so I'm gonna publish this then head to bed.  Nite nite orl❗  💤
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Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Mornin' all.

The security certificate on the Fitbit site is now working, so I'll put the spreadsheet up then take me pills and get ready for Patrick's assessment with the taxi company in an hour or so.  BRB.
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Taken my pills (including the SJW this morning for a change) so that's me sorted until lunchtime now.
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That was amazingly painless❗

Just had the taxi assessment for Patrick and it was over and done with in less than 5 minutes❗  Getting Patrick in and out of the back was easily sorted and only cost me a fiver instead of a tenner which is even better❗  Just need to remember to ask for a wheelchair taxi whenever I'm in Patrick, but it means that I can go to the court for the appeal if necessary this time as well as potentially going into Cheltenham again for the first time in getting on for 2 decades... it was awesome to be able to go into Gloucester again when I got Patrick but going into Cheltenham will be even better❗  I really have totally got my independance back again now and that's an awesome feeling❗  Thank you so so much, Associated Taxi's❗
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The virus scan has finished already❗  Only took about 4 hours today❗  Time to do the back-ups now, then I can relax for the rest of the day❗  😌
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Steve treated me to a yummy treat for lunch - a Veggie Delite Subway sarnie and Tangy Cheese Doritos... totally yumsk 🤤
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Created the system restore point, so I'm all sorted for the next week now.
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Taken me pills and they are kicking in already, so I'm gonna head to bed 🛌 for an early-ish night.  I'll be back in the morning, as normal, but I wanna make the most of being tired so early, so I'm off for the night now.

Nite nite orl❗ 😴💤
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Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Mornin' all.

Steve reckons the puppy will be picked up today (thank you so so much, Helen❗) so I'll have a bath after she's gone so that I don't turn people's stomach's with my stinkiness 🤣

Got a few photo's of the puppy then time for my morning pills I think.  BBS.
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Pills taken and it's light enough to see outside now, so I'll take the puppy out for our stroll then come back, feed her and put the photo's up... you watch me forget though❗  🤣
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That's the puppy walked and fed.  Taken another photo of her too, so I'll go and sort those out and put them up on my homepage.
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Feel sooo guilty now❗  Just had someone come to the door who was out of prison on license and genuinely seemed to want to turn his life around and I desperately wanted to help him, but I've got pennies in my purse and he didn't have anything for that, so I had to say no to him.  I really, honestly, genuinely wish him more luck than I was able to give him, I just can't afford anything right now.  Feel so unbelievably guilty that I had to turn him away❗
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Veggie burgers for lunch today.  No lettuce or tomato's this time 'cos Steve doesn't want to, which is fair enough, gotta remember to take my Calcium at lunchtime too... keep forgetting, despite the reminders on my laptop and phone.
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Simple (veggie patty, mayo and bun) but yummy today... nowt wrong with simple meals at all.  Time for the Calcium now.
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That was harder to crunch up than normal today... hold on while I put my lunch into Fitbit before I forget.
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OK, that's Fitbit sorted, just gotta wait for the plastic envelopes so that I can wrap up my mum's gift, put it into the plastic envelope, address it and bring it down ready for sending off.
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The plastic envelopes have just turned up, so I'm gonna go and get it sorted now... BBS❗
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Sorted and both (my mum's and Melanie's) parcels are ready to send off now, just got Marie's birthday gift to wrap up, Hannah and Chris' gifts to wrap up and Andrew and Jacki's gifts to buy.  Still waiting for Steve's gifts from me and the pup to turn up, wrap them up then that's Yule sorted for another year and I can relax then until February.
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Just heard from Helen that she's hopefully going to pick the puppy up after she finishes work tonight at about 8pm-ish... means I can stop getting paranoid about tomorrow now 🤣
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That's Yule entirely bought for now.  Just gotta wait for it all to be delivered then I can wrap it all up and relax.  Just got my mum's and Melanie's gifts to arrange to send off then everything else is done in person.

Had a couple of biscuits, so I'll put them into Fitbit, take my prescription and then I just need to remember to charge the Fitbit up when the puppy's gone back with Helen.
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OK, pills taken and Fitbit updated so just need to wait for Helen now and remember to charge up my Fitbit while I'm waiting for my prescriptions to kick in.
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The puppy has just gone 😢  She's coming back on Thursday evening though so we'll have her for an extra night❗  Yaaaaaay❗❗  Got the taxi assessment tomorrow morning and then the yard is being cleared out on Thursday then the puppy is coming home for a longer than normal weekend visit in the evening❗  Can't wait❗❗
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It's 8.30pm 🕣 and I've just started yawning, so I'm off to beddy-byes now.  Nite nite orl❗
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Monday, 2 December 2019

Monday 2nd December 2019

Mornin' all.

Apparently it's gonna be bitterly cold outside this morning - Steve said -3⁰c and the news said -5⁰c so it's definitely coat temperatures out there and hopefully our Monday marathon will warm us up against the temperatures too.

Got 3 photo's of the puppy dog to code and upload after I've taken me morning pills, so I'll do that now... hold on.

OK, they're up and the puppy is looking particularly cute this morning, so I've taken more photo's of her that are up on the page too.
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That's the card, food waste and two recycling boxes emptied and brought back in, so it's just the rubbish to go now, then it's all sorted for another week.
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Rubbish been and gone, so we can relax until this evening now, when the shopping comes.
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That's the Calcium swallowed, so I'm all sorted until this evening now❗  We're having home-made zoop (you know who you are - thank you so so much❗) for lunch and it's smelling soooo good❗  Need to remember to put it in the Fitbit app though.
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Oooh❗  That was particularly yummy and having that slice of bread added a solid factor to it.  Definitely recommend it and it sounds like it was easy to make too, which is even better.
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Oooh ouch❗  Just paid Mitzi's vet bill and it was £60.12❗  Just under half of what it was before Mitzi's thyroid was discovered to have gone splat... that was £145 a month, but still, for shampoo and thyroid pills, that's pretty painful❗  She's worth it though... I'll find the money from somewhere whatever it costs if Mitzi needs it.
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Worked out that I'll have £55 to see me through the next 2 weeks and out of that I've got to get Andrew and Jacki's gifts as well as send off my mum's and Melanie's gifts too.  Gonna wait until I've got the packing envelopes before I send them both off though, otherwise I'll get confuzzled about where they are and if I've even bought them.  I've got Patrick's assessment with the taxi company on Wednesday costing £10 then the back yard clearance on Thursday that's gonna cost £240 so I want to get those things paid first and I'll still have a couple of weeks to get the gifts there in time.

Getting our hairs cut on Friday the 13th and I've given Steve the ring to give to his mum to see if it fits her because it's waaaay too big for my fingers❗
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Off to beddy-byes now... nite nite orl❗
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Sunday, 1 December 2019

Sunday 1st December 2019

Morning all.

I had a very disturbed night according to Fitbit... awake once but restless 16 times❗❗

Got loads of photo's and a video of the puppy dog already today and I've gotta remember to move November's photo's 📸 and video's 📹 over to their permanent home.  The video is taking forever to upload though, so I'm gonna walk the puppy and get it sorted when we get back.

It's starting to get light out there, so it'll be an early morning stroll 🐕 today I reckon.  BBS❗
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Back now and the video has finished uploading, so time to code and upload it.
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OK, all sorted... photo's, video and walking spreadsheet are all online now.  Need to take me morning pills and get the spreadsheet on my phone ready for next week.
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Pills swallowed but really late today, so the Calcium will have to be taken after 3pm 🕒 today... you watch me forget though 🤣  Gonna edit the spreadsheet before I forget now.
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That's the rubbish, recycling, food waste and cardboard out ready for tomorrow.  Only a minor argument this time, but it's only once a week so it's easy forgiven and forgotten.  Gotta rememer to ask for a third recycling box since getting the leaflet through the post yesterday about separating the glass from everything else.  We sometimes used to fill both recycling boxes just with plastic bottles and the leaflet said that they wouldn't take it if it wasn't separated so I'd prefer to have 3 recycling boxes and only use 2 of them than mix the glass in with it and for it not to be taken at all.  Better safe than sorry and all that jazz.
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Just requested the third box... if it hadn't been for that post up there 🠝🠝 though, I'd have completely forgotten❗
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Already taken 13 📸 photo's and 1 📹 video of the puppy dog 🐶 today... that's either equal to or beats my previous record and it's not even bed time yet 🤣
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19 photo's now.  Definitely the most I've ever taken of the puppy in one day❗
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Just taken me last pills of the day but I'm not tired yet, so I'll stick around for a bit longer 🤣
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Righty-oh, just started yawning so I'm off to beddy-byes now.

Nite nite orl.
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Saturday, 30 November 2019

Saturday 30th November 2019

Morning all.

Another 10½ hours of sleep last night... I obviously needed it 'cos I was asleep before 8pm and awake at 6.51am.  Woke up needing a wee twice overnight and was restless 16 times so it was a pretty disturbed night, but I honestly don't feel like it was... feel awake and well-rested.

Time for my morning pills now... BBS❗
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They all went down pretty easily this morning, so hopefully it'll be a pretty good day today 🤞

Gonna take the puppy out for our morning stroll now.  BBS again.
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Back now.  The puppy sort of behaved.  I think there must have been a cat underneath one of the cars or something because it took a while to go past the car each time... her nose was stuck under it and her tail was wagging like mad, bless 'er❗

We're back and she's been fed now, so time to upload the photo's to my homepage now... BBS❗
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Just bought another 10 courses for £30 at the New Skills Academy... they are all single module video courses so I will, in theory, be able to do several a day.  Got 8 pages full of courses to do now, which'll keep me busy 🤣
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Pazza bol an' cheese for lunch 🍴 today apparently 🤤.  Been too long since we last had that and it'll be a yummy change from our normal lunchtime foods.  Can't wait now❗
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Taken me Calcium and the pazza bol is on the hob.  Got 2 kisses 💋 from the puppy 🐶 too.  Gonna shut down and put my 💻 laptop on the floor in a bit so that I'm ready to go and grab my lunch as soon as it's ready.

Be back in about an hour 🕐 or so.
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Back now.

We both struggled with our lunches today, even though Steve used less pasta and Quorn mince than last time.  I left about ⅓ of mine and Steve left at least ½ of his, so we've both got leftovers for tea and I doubt Steve will be able to cope with his mum's huuuuge Christmas dinner for the first time since I've known him❗  I reckon both of our stomach's (as in the internal organ) have shrunk since we've usually been eating at home instead of take-away's for every meal and both of us are totally stuffed now, so Steve will be sleeping through the rugby that's on the telly this afternoon 🤣.  I won't be late going to bed tonight either 🤣
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Just taken me evening pills and struggling to keep my eyes open, so gonna head to bed now.

Nite nite orl.
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Friday, 29 November 2019

Friday 29th November 2019

Mornin' all

Gonna take the puppy out for our morning stroll as soon as it's light enough out there.  I've worked out that I use about half a single roll of the 16 toilet rolls we get each fortnight, which means Steve uses up more than a roll a day by himself❗❗  I could survive on a roll a month but Steve would use that in a single day❗❗ 🤯
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Taken the 🐶 puppy out for our daily morning stroll and she made another friend - the 🐶 puppy got stroked and talked to and everything❗  She was so friendly and excited, bless her... such an amazing girl.

Time to take my first pills of the day, to give my body everything it needs to keep going.

And they're swallowed.  Not the easiest ever, but far from the hardest too, so hopefully that means that I'll have a reasonable day again.  I'm hoping my mum's gift will be delivered either today or at the weekend, then I'm just waiting for Steve's gifts and I'll get the last two on Monday.  Gonna be a busy week next week - gotta wrap up and send off my mum's gift, send off Melanie's, get Patrick assessed on Wednesday, the back yard cleared up on Thursday, then the puppy home again on Thursday or Friday... Tuesday is gonna be my only free day next week 🤣

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Just used my postal vote... the envelopes weren't as gross to lick as last year but envelope B wouldn't seal so I used sellotape to seal it. Hope that doesn't stop my vote from being counted, considering it wasn't my fault that the envelope didn't seal❗ 
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 Absolutely exhausted, so gonna take my evening pills and head to bed for another early night.

Nite nite orl
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Thursday, 28 November 2019

Thursday 28th November 2019

Mornin' all.

Got a reply from a wheelchair accessible taxi company overnight.  They are coming over to assess getting Patrick into one on 📅 4th December and paying by debit card is no problem at all apparently.  Assuming Patrick passes the assessment and Steve can comfortably and safely fit in too, they have, potentially, found themselves a new customer and I'll be able to go to the PIP appeal this time as well as hopefully into Cheltenham again for the first time in well over 1½ decades❗

I can go into Gloucester in Patrick which was the main reason for getting him, but if he passes this assessment then my independence will be increased even more❗  Just need to remember not to spend more than I've got in my account is all 🤣
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Taken me pills and they weren't the best ever, but at the same time not the worst either so hopefully that means I'll have an OK day today.
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Zoop and crisps for lunch today, not exactly healthy, but better than nothing❗

Took my pills pretty late this morning, so gonna take the Calcium later too, so that it doesn't mess up my OAB prescription.  You watch me forget though 🤣
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The puppy's home!!!!!  Yaaaaay!!!!
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Been taking loads of photo's of her as well as a couple of video's of our beautiful senior puppy.  Steve said she's in desperate need of more pills and quickly 'cos she's only got enough for tonight and tomorrow morning❗  I've fed her now and it was a bigger than normal tea for her today, so maybe she had a smaller than normal breakfast or lunch❓
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My mum's Yule gift was dispatched so hopefully it'll be here at the weekend or maybe early next week, so that I can get it wrapped up and sent off to her and get Melanie's sent to her too.  Just gotta get Andrew and Jacki's gifts and wait for Steve's to turn up, then that's it done and dusted for another year.
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That's me last 3 pills of the day taken and I'm gonna have another early night I reckon.

Nite nite orl.  Sea ewe in the morning.
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Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Wednesday 27th November 2019

Morning all❗

Missing our puppy dog sooo much❗

Had a Mince Pie for breakfast, so best take me morning pills now... BBS❗
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That's me 6 morning pills taken, so just got the Calcium to take at 2pm-ish and then the last 3 prescriptions before I head to bed.
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Just tried my mum-in-law's homemade zoop... absolutely gorgeous❗  It sounds like it's easy enough to make in a liquidiser too, as well as being low-fat and healthy❗

Time to take the Calcium when I've finished it and taken the mug through to the kitchen... don't wanna forget again❗
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The virus scan has just finished and I'm still free of viruses and malware, so time to back up and create the restore point now.
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All sorted.  Finished the backups and created the restore point so time to take the mug through to the kitchen and check my emails for the first time today.  Was totally finished in about 5 hours, so the reason that the virus scans took so long before really was because of my emails.  It's only once a week and only until lunchtime so that's totally OK with me.  Better to be paranoid than sorry and all that jazz❗
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Just taken me pills and want an early night, so I'm gonna sign off for the evening now... nite nite orl.
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Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Tuesday 26th November 2019

Mornin' all

Woke up at about 6.20am and lounged about until 7am today 🤣

Took the puppy out for her stroll and she walked me extra again and she's asleep in her bed now.

Took my morning pills a bit later than normal, so won't be able to take the Calcium until about 2pm 🕝 today 😞

I'm looking forward to next Thursday even more now 'cos the lady said it'll only take a few hours to completely clear our back yard so we'll be able to have the puppy back as normal on Thursday evening/Friday morning and it's a lot faster than I was thinking too❗
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Just taken a survey for the Tories... our PM won't like my answers 🤣
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Had to resort to setting up my all spelt out email address in Outlook instead of Thunderbird - it worked first time in Outlook and we tried everything possible to get it to show up in Thunderbird but it kept coming up with the same error message so I've given up trying to set it up in there now 🤣
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Both caches have been cleared ready for tomorrow and I've fed and medicated the puppy, so she's all ready to go when Helen comes to pick her up❗  Thank you so so much for all your support with the puppy, Helen... I really appreciate it!
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Prescriptions down the hatch and 3 of the 4 new boxes opened, ready for tomorrow.  Puppy's lead is on and Steve's got the bag of her pills so we're ready and waiting for Helen now... speaking of whom - the puppy is gone until Thursday or Friday this week and I'm missing her already, even though she's only just gone❗
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Having an early night and going to bed now... nite nite orl, see you at some point tomorrow.
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