Sunday, 19 September 2021

Tomorrow's grocery order totals look like this:

Amanda's stuff:   £5.22
Steve's stuff:  £13.34
Joint stuff:  £22.58

Which I'm happy with, but I bet it'll change before the day's out and I bet it'll be my stuff that comes off so that Steve can add things for himself, same as always.

Mind you, it's different to normal soups so I dunno if they've got an allergen in them.  I'd best go and check that now while I remember.



Yep, it had an allergen in it, so I've had to take them off, so my total is now £3.82 which is more like I was expecting and means Steve will prolly add more of his own stuff instead of joint stuff.


As I predicted yesterday...

...Steve doesn't want to do our roast today, so we've wasted 2 lots of runner beans from his mum/sister as well as the onions and he'll be assuming that I'll make him a double MugShot for his lunch again.

I'm too exhausted and in pain to eat for the rest of the day now, so I hope my legs don't give way on me when I make Steve's lunch for him.  Good job I had toast for breakfast really.


I've sorted and taken out the rubbish, recycling and food waste and that's me done in for the day now... I won't be able to safely move off the sofa now.

Going to try a little experiment now...

I haven't brushed my teeth for literally weeks, so I'm wondering if that's why I'm so thirsty in the mornings?  When Steve wakes up I'll go and brush them, refill my water for the third time this morning, then the experiment will start.  If I've drunk the whole glass before 7.30am then it's nothing to do with not brushing my teeth, but if I haven't then it's obviously my body pushing me to brush them... we shall see soon!

That's my morning pills taken and...

...I've already pretty much finished the second glass of water so that's almost half way to my target of 2 litres of water a day, in about an hour... hopefully my third glass of water will keep me going for longer than half an hour lol


Mornin' again all

I discovered that my FitBit needed to be charged up just as I clambered into bed last night and I hoped that it'd record my sleep and that I remembered to charge it up as soon as I turned my laptop on this morning.  Both happened, thanks to the reminder in my phone, so it's charging up again now, along with my fitness watch that I wear on my wrist.


I've already drunk half a litre of water this morning and I've only been down here for half an hour, so I'm gonna go and fill up the glass again when my FitBit has finished charging and make Steve's toast for him when he eventually wakes up.  He wants to save four slices of bread for his sarnies this evening and I can already tell that he won't fancy cooking our lunch, so I'll be surviving on biscuits today which will mean that I'll definitely have lost weight when I weigh myself tomorrow.  As long as Steve gets to eat though, that's all that matters, right? 😡


The daily virus scan is almost finished and it hasn't found anything yet, so I remain hopeful that my laptop is still free of nasties.


Time to go and refill the glass with water so that I can take my morning pills and stop my belly from rumbling and I'll give the tomatoes their first drink of the day when it's considerably lighter out there this morning.

Saturday, 18 September 2021

As seems to be standard for me...

...I've totally neglected you all afternoon and evening!  Sorry about that!


I've been doing surveys so have been in a totally different head-space then trying to work out how much the AVG subscription at the start of January... I think I've worked it out as being just shy of £150 for 2 years.  I know that might sound like a lot, but it's worth it for my peace of mind and I've never had any issues with it at all, so I'll keep shelling out that money for protection for two years at a time.


I've only gotta care for my carer for 9 hours and 4 minutes to hit the 80 hours of care provided by me this week.  Today alone has been a smidgen under 12 hours and I've had exactly zero care from my carer today, so we're at 37 minutes of care from my carer, with no possible way to make it to the 35 hours minimum tomorrow, even if we both stayed awake and he did nothing but support me constantly until bed time tomorrow now.


I'm gonna end that right there, so that I don't get too angry/frustrated to sleep.


Nite nite orl.

No lunch today or...

...breakfast tomorrow, so that Steve can have his sarnies for tea tonight and tomorrow.  If I can persuade Steve to open the granola then we can both have that for breakfast tomorrow and Monday, but I bet he doesn't wanna make the roast tomorrow lunchtime, just like he didn't wanna make today's lunch for us both.


I've just made him a double MugShot for his lunch and, as predicted this morning, he didn't make the rice for both of us, so he's expecting me to live on 2 slices of toast and a 250ml bottle of orange juice for 24 hours while he has 3 full meals.


He tells everyone that he "cooks every meal" yet he's made 1½ salads (I made the majority of the second salad) this week and actually cooked bugger all, whereas I've made him 10½ meals but apparently I don't make any meals at all and I've got proof that that's been total bollox for the last 13 weeks.

He also reckons he looks after me for "well over" the 35 hours minimum, but I've yet to receive more than 5 hours of care a week off him (his record weekly care so far was when I went for that hospital test and that was a record of 4 hours and 55 minutes of care that week).

He's finished his lunch, so I'd better go and take his mug into the kitchen, before he falls asleep for the afternoon and knocks the mug off the arm of the chair, which would, of course, be my fault.

Need to go and water the tomatoes too, that he agreed to us having but has done bugger all to look after them so far.

I've taken my afternoon pill, so that's it until tonight now.

As always happens... carer has decided against the savoury rice for lunch and wants the noodles instead (which I can't have) and he wants to finish off the bread for his tea too, so I won't be having anything for lunch again today... good job that I got all my calories from breakfast (2 slices of toast and dairy free spread) then.


Mornin' all

I'm already getting incredibly nervous about a couple of things that are happening at the beginning of October!  I've already started the virus scan, taken my morning pills and watered the tomatoes and cared for my carer for an hour and a half though, so hopefully that means that today will be a good day for me.


Time to make breakfast for my carer then crack on with the news next.

Friday, 17 September 2021

That's the tomatoes watered, me medicated for the last time...

...and the spreadsheet admin sorted for another day - might even be able to scrape through an 80 hour week this week, which is double a full time job's hours, but I get no recognition for it... never even been thanked!

I'm gonna head off to bed now, so I'll see you all in the morning ready for another day of me complaining and stuff, which you all know about by now of course.

Nite nite orl.  Sea ewe in the morning.