Saturday 30 September 2017

Lunch today was...

Quorn nuggets, fries and mixed veggies.


Friday 29 September 2017

Just to carry on her naughtiness from this morning...

... took the pup out the back for a wee and a poo, she came in and rolled around a bit then poo'd in the kitchen!  Grrr!

21 years ago today...

21 years ago today, I lost my first twin, Angelah, to miscarriage.

Still hurts even now.

The pup wasn't a good girl on her walk this morning

She sniffed a cat under a car.

Wanted to play with it.

Kept yapping until the cat ran out.

She ran after it.

Almost pulled me over.

She's not usually like that, but then again she doesn't usually see cats on her walk either!

Thursday 28 September 2017

Drooling with yumminess

This sounds yummy scrummy and easy to make!  Can't wait to try it!

Mitzi's Vivadogs box has just arrived

There were a couple of things in it that are unbreakable, a glow-in-the-dark ball and a tin of food.

Our pup is on food from the vet so I'll put the food on Freegle so that it isn't wasted though!

That's the supplements taken

The Iron disintegrated within seconds but other than that, they all went down without a problem again.

Just taken the pup out for her morning stroll

Just got back from taking Mitzi out for her daily walk.

Her wee's are usually huge anyway, but this morning pretty much flooded the street... easily double her usual amount!

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Lunch today was...

Burger King stuff.

We used to have junk food for every meal but junk food tastes so much better when it's an occasional treat!

Just taken me supplements again

Just taken me 3 supplements and they were a PITA to swallow today 😔

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Dogs in hospitals

Just seen this article about a dog that was allowed a visit with their elderly owner who was on his last legs and seeing his dog was his final request.

The dog was there for minutes and after the visit, both the owner and dog improved after the visit.

Is it just me that thinks it should be seriously looked into for hospitals around the world?  It doesn't have to be a constant thing, just allowing pet owners to see their beloved pets once a week is all and it only needs to be for a little while but it could maybe improve the patients health if their pet was allowed to see them for just a few minutes once a week!

It would do the patient the world of good and the pet would be able to see their much-missed parent as well which could, potentially, heal the patient faster and they could be discharged sooner too!

If not all the patients had a pet, how about getting PAT dogs to visit each ward once a week too?  It's been medically proven that petting a cat or dog reduces pain and releases the feel-good hormone or something!

Yeah, yeah, I know about steralisation and germs and things like that, but surely the advantages would out-weigh potential germs and stuff... humans carry more germs than dogs and as long as the dog was up-to-date with vaccinations and stuff then surely there's a way to arrange it somehow?

First ever taste of cafetiere coffee

I'm very much a newbie novice coffee and tea drinker.

I'm a couple of weeks away from being 40 and only started drinking coffee for the first time in my life a few weeks ago.

Steve's just made a cafetiere of coffee 'cos I asked him what it tasted like after spotting the bag of coffee grounds or whatever they are first thing.

It's very, very strong but apparently you can get weaker/gentler cafetiere coffee which might be better for me for a while.

Put 1 sweetener in it which made it sweeter, just not quite sweet enough and 2 sweeteners might make it too sweet, so I'm wondering why manufacturers don't make half sweeteners.

I'm getting used to non-sweetened strong black tea and non-sweetened instant black coffee now, so maybe it'll just take me a while to get used to such a strong new flavour?

Bearing in mind that I only started drinking coffee and tea for the first time in my life very recently, hopefully it'll take just a bit of getting used to or something?

Just taken me supplements

Just taken me three supplements and they were reasonably easy to swallow today too.

Typically though, my supplement post yesterday only had one view after I said it was usually fifty by bedtime!  lol

Just got back from Mitzi's morning walk

I was happy with the normal length but the pup demanded an extra 50% this morning and I wasn't going to deny her that!

Bless her tiny senior puppy dog paws!

Monday 25 September 2017

For lunch today, we had...

... a home-made curry.  Yumsk!

It was spicier than I was expecting, but that's because it's been so long since our last one!

T'woz a Quorn chicken balti and it was very yummy... couldn't go any hotter than that without my eyes watering though!

Pup taken out for her walk

Our recycling boxes were right outside the door, so I had to bring the pup back in, take them through to the kitchen then take her out today.

We'd only gone a quarter of the walk when I spotted our blue bag around the other side of the bin too, so I brought that in and carried on with the pup's walk.

She was a very good girl today, when we eventually got out and about.  Usually she's eager to go out as soon as I come down in the morning, but not today.

I called her twice and she was having none of it so we watched The Bill and tried again.

She was eager that time, even though it's raining out there which usually stops her from even going out the back but she went out on her walk this morning with dribbles of rain so maybe it was hosing it down first thing or something?

Supplements taken again

The Calcium was reasonably easy to crunch up and swallow today.  The Iron and Multi went down easily so I'm happy with that.

I'm confused about the visitors to this blog though.  I'm so grateful for every single visitor, but my supplements posts like this one, get over 50 by bed time and 100 overnight.  The supplements are the only ones with that many readers though!  My other posts get maybe 5 or 6 readers which I'm so so grateful for, but who are the other 95 readers and how do they read the supplements posts only without reading the ones in between?

Whoever you are, thank you for reading!

Sunday 24 September 2017

Supplements taken

Back to being a PITA to take again this morning  😞

The Calcium took a quarter of a bottle, the Iron took 2 big mouthfuls of squash and the Multi took another couple  👎

They are worth it though, so that I can be sure my body has everything it needs!

Just bought me PPC

It starts from tomorrow and I've got the confirmation saved now, so hopefully it'll be here in a week's time, ready for a year's prescription payment thing without needing to worry about it.

Gotta remember to phone my GP tomorrow to ask about reducing the dose of AD as well.  It's all go!

Saturday 23 September 2017

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements and they went down reasonably easily again today.

Could get used to this!

Didn't start the virus scan until...

Had a really early night last night to try and catch up on the sleep I missed from going to bed at midnight on Thursday.

It was sorted when I came down this morning so I backed everything up and took the pup for her walk.

There was a cat on top of next door's bin but the pup didn't see it at all.  The cat was ready for a fight but the pup just carried on walking, thankfully!

Gonna take me supplements now!

Friday 22 September 2017

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements again and while they weren't as easy to take as Wednesday, they certainly weren't the worst they've been!

Still got a few Calcium crumbs in my mouth, but other than that they went down fine!

The pup was a good girl this morning

Yesterday she was a PITA because there was a cat in the street.  Mitzi wanted to play with it but the cat didn't.

When we eventually got home, she was a PITA over her food too.

Not this morning though... she was a wonderful pup on her walk!  She was the same pup I've loved for the last 7 years!

Thursday 21 September 2017

Just got back from seeing C

Felt so good to talk to and hug him again... I've really missed him!

Meeting up with C soon! Yay!

C's getting the train over - it feels like forever since I last saw him!

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Supplements taken

Only had a small amount of squash left in the bottle so was thinking I'd need to open the next bottle too.


Each pill went down with one mouthful and there's still a tiny amount of squash left in the bottle too.

None of the pills caused even the slightest problem today, it took one mouthful of squash to get each one down - even the calcium went down easily today!!

So proud of myself!

Pup walked and fed, but apparently...

...she wee'd on the sofa after already going outside for a wee and a poo last night.

Steve squirted something on it and turned the cushion over but I'll now, eventually, be sitting in a wet patch all day!  *sigh*

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Pup walked, fed and watered

Apparently the pup didn't ask to go outside overnight, so she flooded the street on her walk this morning!

She's got a full bowl of food and another of water too, so she's set for the day now.

Monday 18 September 2017

A lot of poo from a little pup!

Not only did she poo on her walk, she poo'd overnight too!  She half filled up a carrier bag with her weekly poo clear-up too!

She's only small but she produces a lot of poo for a little pup!

Walked the pup and cleared up her poo

Took the pup for her walk and she poo'd, so, being a responsible dog owner I brought her back home and went to clear it up.

Don't like doing it, but it's all part of being owned by a dog!

Sunday 17 September 2017

Steve's watching the motor racing

I support Raikikikonen and Bottombottom and Kimi got pushed out on the first corner!  😞

Just asked Steve who he was supporting in this race and we are both supporting Bottombottom now... Steve reckons he'll be forced to let his team mate win for some daft reason, but we are both supporting the race now - as long as everyone is safe and alive, I'll be happy... but personally I don't see why the race even started in the heavy rain and middle of the night!!

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements and I'm now digging in to a chocolate Swiss roll for me breahfast!


Walked, fed and watered the pup

Usual morning routine.  The pup was pondering on an extra 50% at the end of her walk but decided against it so we came in, I took her harness off then fed and watered her.

Not meeting up with C after all today 'cos there was a huge crash on the motorway and one way is going to be shut all day  😔

Saturday 16 September 2017

Walked, fed and watered the pup this morning

Mitzi was a wonderful girl on her walk this morning!

Friday 15 September 2017

Just taken me supplements

That's me sorted for the day now.

Steve sorted my squash for me so I've got 3 bottles of apple squash and one of berry now which will hopefully take me through to the start of next week now.  Yay!

Virus scan started too

Cleared the cache in both browsers and set it running again.

Pup walked and fed again

The pup was a good girl on her walk and met up with our neighbour and her little tail was wagging, bless her!

I've already fed her and washed me hands so now it's supplements time!

20 years, 50 weeks and 6 days

Watched Eastenders before I went to bed last night and one of the characters had lost a baby.

I was in tears.

Not only because it was such a hard story, but because it was 20 years, 50 weeks and 6 days since I lost my first twin to miscarriage too.

Even after almost 21 years it still hurts  😢

Thursday 14 September 2017

Pup walked, fed and watered

Normal morning routine.  The pup was a good girl on her walk and her dog food container has just turned up too, so I'm going to go and put her bag of food into the container and bin the box that it came in... it's good that she's got something to keep her food in now!

Gonna wash me hands and take me supplements next.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Taken me supplements too

Busy morning 'cos I've just taken me supplements too, so I'm just waiting for Mitzi's food bin to arrive hopefully tomorrow then that's it done and dusted until Monday evening when the shopping will be delivered!

The pup was sorted at 8.30am

Took the pup for her morning walk first thing, then came home, fed and watered her.

Normal routine for us now!

Prescription delivered

Just 4 working days and they are in my hands!

Gonna order my next lot on a Monday so that, in theory, it'll be here on Thursday.

I know that it works now though, so it's one less thing for me to worry about now!

Blimey! That's a bit good then!

Just phoned the pharmacy and my prescriptions are ready to be delivered when the driver comes on his shift!

That's 4 working days and I can leave it an extra few days next month before I order it.  I'm thinking that instead of ordering it on Friday, I'll order it on Monday kinda thing?

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Tomorrow, I've gotta remember to...

Gotta phone the pharmacy tomorrow to see how long it takes to go from me ordering it online which I did on Friday morning, to when I get it delivered.

I've got 8 nights left so I'm not in a hurry for it yet, I'm just wondering is all  👍

Next week's shopping

Done some adding up and with the rest of this month's bills taken into account, next week's shopping can come to £61 all in then I'll be able to move the week after's money into B so that I'm not tempted to spend it.

I can so do this!!  👍

30 hours

Knew it wouldn't last.

The side has now been messed up again and I can bet I'll be expected to tidy it up again!!

I know Steve too well with things like that  👎 😒

Monday 11 September 2017

It's definitely autumn now

Yeah, yeah, I know there are still 11 days until it's official, but I've worn my cardigan for the last 2 days and the pup's nose is cold too... Steve's still wearing t-shirt and shorts though so the heating won't be going on any time soon  lol

Extra 50% this morning

Took the pup for her normal morning walk but only managed half of it before she refused to go any further.

Literally a minute later we tried again and did the full length of her walk.  I would have been happy to do the second half, but the pup carried on walking so I followed her!

Sunday 10 September 2017

Lunch today was...

Had a bowl full of veggie ravioli for me lunch today... yummy!

Just got out of the shower too - having my hair cut tomorrow so wanted clean hair... just hope that my FIL doesn't mind stopping by the cashpoint for me to get some money out to pay for it!

That's the side cleared off in the kitchen

Put my pasta machine on the side and just need to put the food processor and whisk on the side now then it's all sorted.

I give it 3 days before it's messed up again  😞

I've got no problem doing housework if Steve was working, but neither of us have got a job so surely we should be sharing the housework?  Steve cooks for us twice a week but I do everything else  👎

Supplements taken

All three of 'em went down without a problem today!  Yay!

Such a good pup!

Not only have I walked, fed and watered the pup but I've cut something sticky out of her fur too and the pup let me do it without making a fuss too!

Such a spectacular little girl!

Saturday 9 September 2017

Hash browns and baked beans for lunch today

Vegetarian ravioli for lunch tomorrow... definitely prefer home-prepared meals to take aways by a looong way!

It's taken 14 years, but...

I'm this →  ← close to being down to size 12 which means I've got just over 1 clothes left to drop before I'm down to being the right size for my height!

I went in to hospital on Christmas Day 2002 with size 6 clothes being held up by my hip bones because I couldn't stop throwing up... couldn't even keep water down.

I came out mid March 2003 a size 28.

I'm not on a fad diet or anything, I'm just eating sensibly now with realistic portion sizes and the only exercise I do is taking the pup for her morning walk every day.

It helped to take the Acai Berry pills when I first came out of hospital to shrink my stomach internally so that I just couldn't physically eat too much but that's the closest I've come to a diet!

I'm so close now!

Supplements taken

Just taken my three supplement pills so I've just got to plan out more of my NaNo novel now after having a few days off.

Already achieved a lot this morning!

Backed up my hard drive as soon as I came downstairs.
Walked the pup as well as feeding and watering her.
Cooled me laptop's battery down while I was doing that.
Checked my bank balance.
Finished off the grocery shopping.
Booted me laptop up again.
Gonna take me supplements and plan out more of my NaNo novel now... only been awake a couple of hours!

Friday 8 September 2017

Bought a container for Mitzi's food on eBay at lunchtime

She's got a bag of Pooch and Mutt food that is totally open with no way to close it, so I've invested in a container to keep it in which will hopefully stop it going off.

It was totally free 'cos I used 3000 Nectar points for it so instead of paying £15 it was totally free!

It's things like that which makes me glad I'm with reward sites for just an extra couple of clicks every time I buy something!

Supplements taken

They all went down fine this time, thankfully!

Virus scan started

Cleared the cache on both browsers and started the virus scan, so it'll be done overnight ready for me to shut down before I take the pup out for her walk in the morning just to give the battery a chance to cool down before I boot up again to back everything up.

Pup walked and fed this morning

The pup was a good girl on her walk and she's got a full bowl of food in the kitchen for her to have whenever she wants it.

Thursday 7 September 2017

Mitzi is insured again now

Her previous insurance was £51 a month.

Her new insurance is £16 a month for pretty much identical cover.  It was nice and easy to set up and she's covered as of now, unless something new happens in the next 14 days which won't be covered.

Just by changing insurance companies for Patrick and Mitzi, I'm paying less than a third of the monthly price for very similar cover!

Just gotta remember Mitzi's insurance coming out of B every month now!

Review: Ebay vintage opal ring

I ordered a vintage opal ring on Ebay the same day that I bought the opal ring from Etsy.

The Ebay ring has just arrived, 2 days earlier than I was expecting?

The packaging was way too excessive... an A4 bag that was bursting at the seams then loads of bubble wrap and the ring was right in the middle of that.

It's a beautiful ring, but the packaging was waaaay too excessive!

It's on my little finger now and I'm loving it!

If you're looking for a ring, definitely go with Ebay, just expect there to be a lot of packaging and bubble wrap for small things that could easily have been bubble-wrapped a couple of times and put into a paper envelope that would have fitted through the letter box!

It's a great ring though and I'll wear it every day with all my other rings!

Supplements taken

The calcium and iron went down fine this morning but the multi wasn't going anywhere so I had to crunch it up... yuckerama!

Gonna plan more of my NaNo novel now... hoping to get it up to chapter 33 by the end of the day so that it's half way planned out.  Wish me luck!

Pup walked, fed and watered this morning

Took the pup out for her walk first thing then fed and watered her.

She was a good girl, hungry before we even left the house but I finished off her first bag of vet food when we got back, so we'll be starting the second bag tomorrow.

Gotta take me supplements now though... keep forgetting!

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements.  They went down OK today 'cos the iron stayed whole and I only needed 2 gulps of squash to get the calcium down.  It's a pain in the bum that I have to take 3 pills every morning, but at least I know I'm not allergic to any of the ingredients in them like I am with the single pill.

Gonna work on more planning today... I'm not even a third of the way through after working out the maths last night.  Ho hum.

Mitzi's been walked, fed and watered again

She was a spectacular pup on her walk and went out for a huge poo as soon as we got back.  I fed and watered her then came in here and turned me laptop on.

Need to take me supplements now and spend the rest of the day planning my NaNo novel.

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Supplements taken

The calcium was OKish but the iron crumbled into bits before I could swallow it.  😞

Mitzi's just been walked and fed

Bit later than normal because it was hosing it down with rain for the first hour, but it's done now so I'm gonna pop me supplements then get on with the planning of my NaNo novel!

Monday 4 September 2017

Supplements taken

The calcium took 3 mouthfuls of squash to go down completely (I crunch it up) but other than that, everything was fine this morning.

Pup walked and fed

She said hello to a couple of people today... one was on his way to work and the other was putting their recycling out.

Think the pup will want to go out for a poo soon though 'cos she was waddling and her tail was straight up which usually means she needs a poo, so we'll see.

Sunday 3 September 2017

Andrew is a star

He's just gone and apparently he took my PIP appeal letter with him to post.  Total star!

Apparently the grand prix was disappointing because there wasn't much overtaking or something?  I'm happy with all the drivers finishing safely personally!

Triple pounder

Didn't have any lunch today so I'm trying a triple pounder burger for my meal this afternoon... late lunch, early tea kinda thing?

Just hope I manage it all!  lol

Pup walked and fed, supplements taken

Yet again I've got to spend most of the day in the bedroom because Steve's brother has come over to watch the grand prix again even though I haven't seen my mum for 7 years.

There would be hell to pay if I stopped Steve from seeing his family for even a month, let alone 7 years!!

Hardly fair, is it  😟👎

Saturday 2 September 2017

Lunch today will be...

We've got a couple of pizza's to have so we are having those for an early lunch... yum!

Friday 1 September 2017

Review: Etsy opal ring

The ring I bought from Etsy has just arrived and I love it already!

The seller wants me to leave a review on the site which I've got no problem at all doing, except I can't find where to do it!  That's an Etsy problem though, nothing to do with the ring!

If you want a one-of-a-kind ring, I definitely recommend Etsy's ESHQ rockshop if you want a well-made piece of jewellery... I'll definitely be going back for more!

Steve's just got the envelope, sooo...

Steve's just texted me to say that he's got the letter so don't need to go out this afternoon after all... still need to find out how I go about getting access to my medical records though!

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements so I'm all set for the day now!

Pup walked, fed and watered this morning

Walked, fed and watered the pup as soon as I came down this morning, gonna get Patrick down to my GP when they re-open this afternoon and gotta try and remember to ask about getting my medical records online so that I can accurately put dates and stuff in my PIP appeal.

You watch me forget though!  lol