Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Tuesday 31st December 2019

Mornin' all.

Last day of the decade today... you got any plans❓  I'm expecting another Amazon delivery of (hopefully) small hair bands so that I can put them around the band of my Fitbit to stop it coming off my ankle while I'm asleep.

When that's been delivered (hopefully sooner rather than later) I'm gonna have a bath with a muscle relaxing bubble bath, ready for tomorrow.  Gonna take the puppy out for a stroll now, then come home and take me pills.
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We did our normal length walk today... we were both too exhausted and achey to do any extra's and I'm glad I got the new food for the puppy before Christmas 'cos she finished her original bag this morning and started on the second bag.  There was literally a handful left in the original bag, so I scooped that out then opened the new bag.  As is normal for the puppy, she had her breakfast then went out for a poo... such a good girl.

Time for me pills now.
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They all went down really easily this morning and I didn't eat anything before I took them, so maybe the original nausea was because my body wasn't expecting it or something❓  Now that it's used to the new pills it doesn't need my stomach to be lined any more❓  I certainly hope so❗
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It's official... I collect domain names 不  Currently got 11 of 'em❗ 不
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The delivery has just turned up, so I can try putting 1 or 2 of the bands on the strap of the Fitbit and have a bath now... this bath will be the make it or break it for the muscle relaxer 'cos my entire body aches and every muscle in my body needs to recover from yesterday❗ 不  Gonna go and jump in the bath now that everything has been delivered and neither me nor Steve are expecting anyone else to come to the door, so I'll be able to totally relax and recover.

BBS-ish❗
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Back now.  The bands seem to have held up well so far, but the real test of them will be tonight - as long as they keep my Fitbit on my ankle while I'm asleep they'll be getting 5 stars from me.  they were really cheap (£5.99) for 2000 of them, so it'll last me a while and I've got no hesitation buying them again, as long as my Fitbit stays on my ankle tonight, which is the real reason I got them.  So far so good though❗

Steve's desperate for our Burger King meal, so I'd best get it ordered 不
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It's been ordered, just waiting for it to be delivered now.  It's our treat for the week and apparently I'm having a Quorn roast (and hopefully plenty of veggies) for lunch with the in-laws tomorrow and we've still got our bread rolls for our home-prepared burgers in the kitchen too❗ 不
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Had our tea and I'm cream crackered... can't wait 'til 7pm so that I can take my final pills of the decade❗
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That's the last two pills of the decade taken now, just waiting for them to kick in then I'll head to bed but gonna hit 'publish' on this now.

See you all again in 2020❗
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Monday, 30 December 2019

Monday 30th December 2019

Happy birthday, Marie❗  I hope you find your birthday gift useful on your trips to see Shakespere etc❗

The puppy has already had her breakfast 'cos Steve dropped 2 oaty biscuits on the floor and she was there like a shot❗  不

As soon as it gets light enough outside I'll take her for our stroll.  Need to remember to add hair bands or elastic bands to either next week's groceries or to Amazon so that I can stop wearing socks in bed but keep my Fitbit on my ankle while I'm asleep 不
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That's me morning pills taken.  Forgot to eat before taking them though, so we'll see how I feel this morning... hope I don't feel sick like I did when I first started taking the Folic Acid❗

Gonna look for the things for my Fitbit strap now, while I remember.
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Just ordered myself a pot of hair elastics that'll be here tomorrow (thanks to Prime) so I'm gonna take the puppy out for our first walk of the week now.
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The puppy walked me even further today - an extra 200% and wanted to keep walking, but Steve came out of the front door so we came home instead.  24 minutes today is pretty normal for us on a Monday so last Monday must have been an error 'cos it said we were out for 42 minutes - which is almost double today and we definitely didn't stay out for that long last week❗
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Just got back from walking the puppy again, and as well as it being marathon Monday, we've done a day and a half's worth of lengths extra too and for the first time since getting the Fitbit at the end of September, I've already achieved over 5,000 steps today and we're only half way through the day so far❗  Feeling soooo proud of myself right now❗
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Just updated the Fitbit page with last week's data in an Excel spreadsheet.  Tomorrow will be the email report, then that's it for another week.
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Absolutely cream crackered now, which hopefully means I'll sleep well when I go to bed soon after the groceries have arrived tonight.  My legs are going "WTAF happened today❓❗" 'cos I haven't walked that far in 20-odd years❗  I've done it once though, so I'll see if the puppy wants to walk even further on Marathon Monday's now... she did this morning, so if she wants to and my legs feel up to it, then that's what we'll do.  I'd prefer to do it in one go though, 'cos my legs are seizing up on me and threatening to collapse under me if I even go to the bathroom for the next few hours.
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I've only just remembered to take me Calcium - woops❗  It's 10 hours since I took the Folic Acid though, which is the one I need to separate it from and it's taken now, so I've just got my two evening pills left to take now and I'm going straight to bed after I've taken them 'cos I'm absolutely exhausted and aching everywhere.  Glad we managed such a huge walk today though, albeit in two parts❗  Gonna aim to do it once a month starting in January... wish me luck please❓❗
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Just waiting for my Fitbit to charge up, then I'm off to bed for the night... hopefully before 7.30pm❗  Gonna say nite nite now so that I can just shut straight down as soon as it's finished charging
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Sunday, 29 December 2019

Sunday 29th December 2019

Mornin' all.

Woke up feeling really sick this morning, so Steve got me a trusty can of ginger beer and, as always, within a couple of mouthfuls I was starting to feel better so I took the puppy out for our stroll and we were out there for 17 minutes this morning.

When we got back I fed and watered the puppy then we sorted out the rubbish and recycling.  You could really tell that she'd been home for 6 days 'cos there were 3 full scoops of poo to clear up in the back yard❗  Apparently I stepped in a bit, so I'll need to put these jeans in for a wash later on❗

Need to take me morning pills first though... BBS❗

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Pills all taken now - relatively easily this morning, thankfully.  Got some photo's of the sleepy puppy to code and upload now.  Steve's just checked the bottom of my boots and I've checked the bottom of my jeans and apparently there's no poo to be seen, so I hopefully scraped it all off outside .  Gonna sort the photo's now.
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Got 7 photo's (so far) of the puppy dog that I'm gonna put up on my homepage as soon as they are all resized and coded.
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OK, they are up now... fast asleep in the first 4 but looking straight at you in the last 3 of the morning 不
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Got a short-ish video of the sleepy puppy underneath Steve's legs... the rumble of thunder is Steve burping and I accidentally swore in shock so don't view it when there are small ears in listening distance❗
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Taken me Calcium and sorted out next week's pills into the pill box.  Got 2 more 5-HTP in the blister pack after that, then I'll have been taking it for 4 months... sooo worth the money❗

Opinions please - do I keep taking the 5-HTP when the SAD season is over, just to keep me ticking over or do I stop taking it when the clocks change and the days are lighter for longer please❓  Lemme know your thoughts in the comments❓
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We've got the puppy all next week tooooooo❗❗❗  Yaaaaaaaaay❗❗❗

Helen (Steve's cousin and the vet nurse) said she's going to give the puppy a week off and start again the week after so that it starts again the first full working week.  It means we will have had the puppy at home for 13 (if she goes on Monday), or 14 (if she goes on Tuesday) consecutive days which has been soooo good❗  Next week will be the first week we've walked 7 days together in at least a couple of months which is awesome and it's felt sooo good to have her home for the last 6 days, so having her home for an extra 7 will be even better❗

Thank you so so much, Helen - I totally appreciate all your support with the puppy since her thyroid diagnosis and getting her onto the right meds at the right dose and the right food at the right amount❗
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My second delivery of the day has turned up now, so I'm gonna take me pills and head to bed now.  Nite nite orl... sea ewe in the morning.
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Saturday, 28 December 2019

Saturday 28th December 2019

Mornin' all

We're going to see Steve's family again today and again on Wednesday so I've taken the puppy out for a stroll and now I've got to shut down immediately.

I'll post again when we get home, I just wanted to say that I'm especially proud of myself 'cos I did 99% of the walk without clinging onto the house walls for dear life, which is the first time since getting her 9½ years ago❗

Gonna shut down now.  See you all again this afternoon/evening❗
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Back now.  It seemed to be a good choice by me for Jacki's gift especially and we had a really healthy lunch too.  I even took my OAB pill really easily this morning and gonna take my supplements now.  Be back in a bit .

Mitzi's new collar came through the door while we are out and this one actually fits her on the penultimate hole, so it's potentially her last collar for the rest of her life now but if not, I know it's the 14inch collar we need for her next time.

Gonna take me supplements now.
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That's me dosed up for the rest of the day now... 4 hours later than normal, but that's OK, it's only a couple of times a year so I'm hoping my body will forgive me.  It'll be the same on Wednesday, then that's it for another year.
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Just called my mum... these gifts were delivered unbroken, thankfully 不.  She doesn't recognise them as already owning them, so my mum will be enjoying something new from her favourite musician and I've just told her about the honey and lemon too, so she's going to have a word with her doc about it on Monday 'cos of a medical issue, but if he or she (as in the doc) gives the go-ahead, then she'll be able to knock her colds on the head in a couple of days, rather than a week or more usually.
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The puppy's been out for a wee and another poo, so I'm gonna shut down for the night now.  Nite nite orl❗
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Friday, 27 December 2019

Friday 27th December 2019

Morning all.

Good job I put the reminder in my phone about putting last night's photo's on my homepage, 'cos I'd totally forgotten❗  PSP is behaving itself this morning, so I'll take the puppy out for our stroll then get them coded and uploaded.

Woke up really late this morning, so it's already fully light out there 不
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The puppy walked me extra again today so we're already over target and only missed one walk this week, so I've only got one more day of exercise with the puppy for Fitbit to track, so I'll be over that by Sunday too.  We walked for 23 minutes this morning too, which is just over double yesterday so I'm guessing I did a lot of side-steps yesterday, which the Fitbit doesn't count as a step for some reason.  That's OK though, it encouraged me to walk without holding on to the house walls on our way back each time today, which I did 7 of the 14 lengths, so that's awesome.

Time for all my morning pills now.
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My new OAB pills turned up in the middle of my pill-taking and the remaining 5 were a nightmare to get down after that.

We've also been invited for lunch with Steve's family again on New Year's Day, so we'll be seeing them 3 times (4 times if you include Steve's medical appointment on Monday) in 7 days which is more than I've seen my mum since the Summer of 2010, so that's hardly fair is it❓

Gotta remember to make an appointment to see the doc about my new OAB prescription.  I'm hoping for the next dose up but hopefully that'll be it then... keep your fingers crossed for me❗
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Just taken the Calcium and I'm gonna jump in the bath when I've finished my coffee.
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Pretty much finished the coffee now, so gonna go and jump in the bath ready for tomorrow.  BBS.
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Back now and it's official - I'm the next clothes size down.  I'm wearing size 14 jeans for the first time since I was in hospital, putting on a lot of weight (I was size 6 when I went in) and not exercising at all.  It's taken 17 years but I've only got 2 more clothes sizes to drop to be a healthy clothes size for my height.  Walking the puppy every day and, more recently, having the Fitbit are the major reasons I've dropped a clothes size and I'm sooo proud of myself right now❗

Need to use my mum's Yule gift to get some more bra's and size 14 trousers now.  I'll save Chris' voucher for the external hard drive as that's not as urgent as the new clothes 不
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Got a bra, pair of trousers and a new case for my phone in the basket but can't buy them until tomorrow otherwise I'd miss the delivery, so I'll try and remember to buy them when I wake up in the morning, while I'm waiting for it to get light enough to walk the puppy.  Gonna head to bed now though... nite nite orl❗  Sea ewe in the morning❗
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Thursday, 26 December 2019

Thursday 26th December 2019

Mornin' all.

How was your Christmas Day yesterday❓  What did you do❓  Did you enjoy yourself❓  I certainly hope so❗
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Time for me morning pills, then I'll walk and feed the puppy.
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That's the pills swallowed and Fitbit updated with the liquid so I'll go and walk the puppy now that it's just about light enough to see out there.

BBS❗
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Back now.  The puppy was spectacular as normal and waited for her wee and poo until we got home and she'd been fed... that's 100% of the time since she's been home this time that she hasn't poo'd on her walk, but waited until we got home and she'd had her breakfast.  Yesterday too... she waited for 4 hours between coming back from her stroll to poo in our back yard❗  She even walked me an extra 50% today too, which is even better❗  We are definitely owned by a truly spectacular puppy❗
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Got a couple of photo's of the puppy dog that I'll put up as soon as the virus scan has finished.  My phone and Fitbit are charging up so I'm stuck to the sofa for the next little while, but that's OK 'cos my legs have done a lot of walking this week... their only day off so far this week was Tuesday.  We're going back over to Steve's parents on Saturday so that's even more walking... next week will have to be limited walking so that I can recover from this week❗ 不
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I was wrong up there ⮙⮙ - I've just logged into my email account online and downloaded them that way, instead of waiting for the virus scan to finish so that I can get to my email for the photo's.  Great idea by me there❗  Gonna resize the photo's then code and upload them now.
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Got a video of our sleepy puppy dog on my homepage now and Steve's just said that he'll make a cafetierre coffee for me to try and wake me up... it's been aaages since our last one, so I think I deserve it❗ 不
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Got a rare photo of Steve in this next photo❗
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Got a huuuugely long video of the puppy and Steve so that's gonna take forever to upload 'cos it's one of the longest, if not the longest video ever... think the previously longest was about 7ish minutes and this is 8ish so I'm thinking it'll take at least a couple of minutes to upload and process before I can get it put on my site... make the most of this video and the photo though, cos Steve doesn't like photo's and video's of him, just like I don't, so it's a very rare morning this morning 'cos of the photo and long video of him❗  I won't pressure him to be in any more photo's or video's for a while yet... I'll just catch him unawares like he occasionally does with me 不
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The video is up and the virus scan is still at 5% even after 5 hours❗  I'm happy for it to take as long as necessary to keep me virus and malware free though.  It used to take 14 hours so I'd leave my machine on overnight but it's only taken about 4 hours for the last couple of weeks, so hopefully it'll finish reasonably soon and then I'll do the weekly backups which'll put my mind at rest for another week.  Be interesting to see how long it takes with all the new emails and photo's and video's and other files that I've built up over the last 8 days.
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Bleugh!  Just drank all the way to the bottom of my mug of cafetierre coffee, so got a mouthful of bits because I forgot that they were left in the bottom of the mug❗  It's seriously woken me up now though, so I can get on with my day as soon as the virus scan has finished and I've done the backups❗
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The virus scan has finished and I'm still virus free, so time for the backups now, then I can check my email for the first time today.
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Not happy with Hermes at all.  Not only did my mum's gift take 8 days to get there but it was broken when she opened it yesterday and because it was personalised, I can't claim on the insurance I had on it either.  Grrrrr❗  That's 3 companies on my "definitely do NOT use ever again" list now (3, ASDA and now Hermes).  Gonna stick to Royal Mail from now on I think.
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Just bought my mum 3 DVD's as a replacement gift that's going straight to her and I trust Amazon not to screw up and to look after the packages so they will all arrive safely and my mum can enjoy her replacement gifts instead of the broken one.
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Taken me last two pills of the day now... right on time too, which is great going by me .  I'm relieved I've got the reminders on my likkle laptop and phone, otherwise I can pretty much guarantee that I'd forget to take them and the pill box really helps me to keep track of which supplements I've taken too❗
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I've given up trying to get PSP to load, so I'm gonna head to bed.  Can someone remind me (as a comment in reply to this post) to sort out the 7 photo's I took of the puppy dog today that I've been trying to sort for the last hour or so pretty please❓

Thank you so much in advance❗

Nite nite orl
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Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Wednesday 25th December 2019

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it❗

Had another good day with me pills and Steve liked his gifts from me and Mitzi.  The puppy dog behaved so much on her walk that I'm hoping that means today will go well too... starting off well so far❗  I even did 5 times without leaning on the house walls while I was out with the puppy too... I haven't been able to do that for years, so I'm hoping that's another sign from Gaia or the Green Man that today is gonna go OK for us❗

Gonna be a short blog post today 'cos I'm guessing, based on previous years, that we'll be with Steve's family for most of the day until the early evening - same as always.
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Shutting down now 'cos apparently we'll be going "within the next half an hour or so" and from what Steve put on his Word document on his phone, we'll be staying for tea too.  The puppy hasn't been out for a poo yet, which means she will either do it in here or be desperate when I come back to let her out at lunchtime 
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Got home at just gone 2pm , was greeted by the puppy , fed her let her out the back for a sniff around, turned my laptop on and went for a wee while it was booting up and the puppy went for a poo and got the second half of her carrot as a reward as soon as I came back in here.

Took loads of photo's of the puppy dog and put them on my site but it's taken the best part of 3 hours for blogger to decide to work so I'm only just (5pm) able to update you all❗

I've worked out that, so far today alone, Steve has spent the same amount of time with his family as I have done since the end of June 2010 with my mum till now (i.e. 9½ years) and by the end of December he will have exceeded the amount of time between seeing his family in ONE MONTH as I've seen my mum in exactly a decade.  The only reason I agreed to move in with him was 'cos he hand on heart promised me that we'd go back and see my family regularly.  I don't call literally a decade between visits regularly at all❗
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Taken me pills and I've started yawning, so I'm off to beddy-byes .

See you all in the morning.  Night night❗
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Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Tuesday 24th December 2019

Mornin' all.

I'm thinking that today will be a good day 'cos I've already had a bath, got dressed, had something to eat so that I can take my morning prescription without throwing up and taken all 5 of my morning pills with no problems at all❗  On top of that, the puppy's coming home at some point today too so we'll be getting kisses and waggy tails and love again too.  I hope the rest of the day continues to be so good for me❗
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Sorted out my Fitbit page with no issues too❗  So far so good with today going well❗
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Just taken my Calcium and that went down really easily too... maybe my achievements, first thing, really were an indication of how well today would go❓❗
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Must be Christmas 'cos we're having red sauce on our burgers instead of mayonnaise today❗
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Just emptied my bin 'cos it was overflowing and the bags my MIL got are double the height and five times the strength so I'll be able to use a single one instead of three and be able to pass the half full bag over to Steve for his rubbish too❗  It'll be one white bin bag between us a week, rather than 6 just for me❗  I reckon they would be more expensive but they are sooo worth those pennies extra❗
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Well over target with the calories for me lunch... 236 calories over and still got one meal to go 不.  Prolly won't have any tea tonight though, 'cos I'm already totally stuffed and my evening prescriptions don't need a lined stomach, so I'll just keep drinking pop, tea and coffee until tomorrow now.  Prolly didn't help having the crisps at almost lunchtime... I'll never learn 不
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Just bought Steve's anniversary pressie (end of June) 不  No-one can say I'm leaving it to the last minute❗  不  It's coming from America and takes 7-10 days to produce and then 4-6 weeks to be delivered 不
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THE PUPPY'S HOME❗❗❗  YAAAAAY❗❗❗

Straight into her bed and fallen asleep... yesterday's marathon as well as playing with Helen's dogs for the last 20-ish hours must have worn the poor puppy out, bless 'er❗
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I've hopefully moved my weekly virus scan temporarily from tomorrow to Thursday so that I can still use my computer before we go to Steve's folks tomorrow.  It's only once a year so I've gotta remember to move it back to Wednesdays when it finishes on Thursday 不.  Same with the backups and restore point reminders too.  Keep yer fingers crossed that I remember to check tomorrow though.
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That's the puppy fed and she's gone straight back to her bed now, bless 'er... she's had a busy start to the week so it's no wonder that she's so tired❗
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That's the last 2 pills of the day taken, so I'm gonna head to bed as soon as they start kicking in
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Gonna log off now and head to bed .  Nite nite orl❗
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Monday, 23 December 2019

Monday 23rd December 2019

Mornin' all.  How are you all doing this morning❓

My Fitbit fell off my ankle overnight again, so I'm thinking I need to find a really small elastic band from somewhere so that it stays on in future... bet we haven't got any though 不 

I've already put the Fitbit spreadsheet up, so I'm gonna take me pills nice and early so that I can just relax until lunchtime.  Haven't had the reminder yet, but that's OK, I prefer getting them taken early rather than late. 

This week is gonna be so weird... no shopping this evening and a big lunch on Wednesday❗  I'm not gonna go mad, I wanna be sensible so that I keep slowly losing weight, rather than put it on.  My stomach (as in the internal organ) is smaller than last year, so I won't be able to eat as much anyway.
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Just got back with the puppy and for the 3rd or 4th day in a row, she hasn't wee'd or poo'd on the actual walk and she's done it in the back yard as soon as she's had her breakfast, so I reckon she really does hold it in because she understands how difficult I find it to pick up her poo on our walk❗  It was an hour later than normal today, so it's not even her being able to tell the time... it really is her holding it in until we come home❗  Not only that, but she's poo'd in exactly the same place in the back yard so she understands how hard I find it to move around our yard so she's making it easier for me to clear up too❗  I didn't think it was possible, but I love and appreciate her even more now
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Just had a marketing email from New Skills Academy so I've bought 5 more courses - I love their courses and it keeps my mind active.  It'll keep me going for a while next year, after JanNo 不
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Steve's home again now and the puppy got out of her bed for the first time today so I've used the opportunity to take a few photo's of her... She's actually looking into the camera for two of the photo's this time.

She's just climbed back into her bed and fell straight back to sleep again, bless her little furry paws.
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Her new collar arrived with the post, but it's waaay too small, so I've just put it on Freegle and ordered her the next size up.  I'm hoping it'll be here tomorrow, but no probs if it's not 
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The puppy's just gone❗    I'm missing her already and it's been less than 5 minutes so far - she's the smallest member of our likkle family but she fills the house with so much love❗  Can't wait for us to have her back tomorrow though❗
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Last 2 pills of the day taken.  Need to remember not to take the Folic Acid tomorrow morning, 'cos as of today it's 3 times a week instead of every day... you watch me forget though 不
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Just started yawning, so I'm gonna publish this then head to bed .

Nite nite orl❗
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Sunday, 22 December 2019

Sunday 22nd December 2019

Mornin' all.

I'm sooo thirsty this morning❗  Already drunk most of a litre of pop and I haven't even taken my pills yet❗  Gonna take my pills then walk the puppy.
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OK, pills taken.  Only got 1 more Folic Acid to take daily, then it's 3 times a week, so I'll be even more grateful for my pill pot then❗  I've already drunk over a litre this morning so I reckon I'll hit the magic 2 litre mark by lunchtime and maybe 3 litres by the time I head to bed.

It's starting to get light outside, so I'm gonna take the puppy out now.
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That's so annoying❗  I've lost loads of comments I'd put in here just by rebooting my laptop and I can't remember what any of them were about now❗  Not happy at all❗

Ho hum .
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That's our lunch cooked (thank you Steve) and eaten, Calcium taken, pill box sorted ready for next week and the shopping has been and gone already... half an hour early❗  I can have an early night now - Steve was going to cook after the shopping, but that would have laid really heavily so we had it before it came and there was only maybe 10 or 15 minutes between finishing our lunch and the shopping coming, so I can let me lunch go down before I head to bed now.
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Marie's just arrived and is helping to put the shopping away... thank you so much, Marie❗

I've just worked out that by next Sunday (a week today), Steve will have seen his family more in 14 days than I've seen mine since 2009 (not a typo, I really do mean that he'll have seen his family more in two weeks than I've seen mine in a decade).  He's seen his sister twice this week, his dad once, and he'll be seeing his whole family on Wednesday and possibly Thursday, which is 5 times in 10 days and I've seen my mum twice in 2009, at my fathers funeral in 2010 and one quick visit after that.  He sees his family more in December 2019 than I've seen mine since the start of 2008 yet he promised we'd go back and see them regularly when I agreed to move in with him... dunno about you, but I don't call that regular visits, do you❓

I haven't spent Christmas Day with my family for well over 2 decades either, yet Steve's spent every one with his.  Hardly fair on me, is it❓
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Apparently the puppy isn't coming with us on Christmas Day after all, so I'm not sure I want to go either now, but I bet Steve'll pressure me into it though... same as always.
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Steve's dad is gonna bring me back to feed the puppy, let her out and to take my Calcium for 10 minutes after lunch, so I'm feeling slightly more willing to go now.

Gonna head to bed now 'cos I'm wiped out.  See you all in the morning.

Nite nite orl❗
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Saturday, 21 December 2019

Saturday 21st December 2019

Morning all and I hope my fellow Pagans enjoy Yule today... happy new year to each one of you❗

Time to take my morning pills now.
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They all went down reasonably easily again this morning, thankfully, so I can get on with the rest of my morning now.  Gotta take the puppy out for our morning stroll first though❗
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We're back now.  She was a good little girl on her walk then went straight out the back for a wee and a poo .  She seems to understand how difficult I find it to pick up her poo on her walk, so she waits until we get home... it was the same yesterday too.  She's made next Sundays clearing up nice and easy for me, cos today's poo is right next to yesterday's poo - such a clever puppy❗
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Got 2 photo's and a video of the puppy dog so that's gonna keep me busy for a while 不
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OK, the photo's and video are up on my homepage now and the recycling has just been collected, so I brought the box in and Steve took it through to the kitchen for me... thank you Steve❗
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That's the Calcium crunched up and swallowed, so I'm all sorted until this evening now.
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More photo's of the puppy on the back of the puppy, that I'll put up as soon as they come through and get resized... don't think anyone would appreciate 30mb just for 5 photo's of the puppy 不
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Taken me last two pills of the day so I'm off to bed now... sea ewe orl in the morning❗

Nite nite orl❗
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Friday, 20 December 2019

Friday 20th December 2019

Morning all.

Had a very late start to the morning today... was still in bed when the reminder on my phone reminded me to take my morning pills 不

I've taken the puppy out for our morning stroll so it's time to take my morning pills now... brb❗
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I think Chris was right about me looking thinner since the last time we saw each other because I've noticed me having to pull up the waistband on my jeans more often now 不
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Just taken my morning pills... they all went down nice and easily this morning❗   Accidentally dropped the 5-HTP on the floor but found it and swallowed it before the puppy even raised her head.  Other than that though, everything went swimmingly.
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That's the rubbish, recycling and dog poo out for collection tomorrow.
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That's Steve's gift from Mitzi just come through the door so that really is Yule sorted out now... not waiting for anything else at all now, so I can kick back and relax until we go to Steve's family on Christmas Day now.  Bit frustrated that we've spent Christmas Day with Steve's family for every year of our relationship, but haven't spent a single one with my family.  Same with seeing our family during the year... Steve sees his at least twice a week, every week, yet I haven't seen my mum at all for the last 9 years.  Hardly fair, is it❓
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Crisps and cake for lunch today.  Steve can't be arsed to cook again so it's a make-do lunch again 
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The puppy has been fed... early lunch today 不  Time for the humans to be fed now.
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Taken me Calcium, so that's it until bedtime now.  Absolutely exhausted, even after almost 11 hours of sleep, so it'll be another early night for me tonight I reckon.
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Bought the puppy a new collar and a Westie cushion, for me, from the Dogs Trust this morning, so I'm hoping that'll fit the puppy 'cos her current collar is so loose on her now.  So worth the money to support my favourite charity I reckon.
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The senior puppy dog has just been out the back for a wee and a poo, so she got a biscuit for being such a good girl.  So proud of you, Mitzi❗
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Just bought myself a copy of Theme Hospital which is my favourite game by far.  Simple but challenging enough to keep me interested 不  Just installing it now then I'll spend the rest of the afternoon playing it 不  It only cost pennies over £1 and I don't treat myself very often, so don't expect much more from me for several hours 不
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Yep, still as addictive as I remember 不  Easier with a mouse, rather than the trackpad on a laptop, but still definitely playable❗  Still my favourite game, despite it being a mid-90s game❗  Gonna be playing it more regularly now that I've got back into it... need to remember to build an operating theatre on the next level though 不

Time to go and feed the puppy now... BBS❗
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OK, so all three of us have been fed now, so I just need to update the grocery order and take off the toilet rolls 'cos there's already a month's worth in the kitchen 不  Got 4 bottles of pop left too, so I can halve the amount of my pop on the order too... best do that while I remember... hold on❗

OK, all done... got an email from Nectar about weekly offers at Sainsbury's too, so I'll get those saved and I'll hopefully get a few extra points on top of the standard points I get each week.  Got an 80p substitution voucher to use too which, along with taking off the toilet rolls and half my pop, took the total from £53 to £46 which ain't bad at all!
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Just done a quick bit of adding up with the groceries.  The entire order adds up to £45.30 and £24.05 of that is Steve only stuff 'cos it's meaty or has an allergen in it so I can't share it.  Only the J2O's (which cost £4.50) are mine alone... everything else is shared between us.  Hardly fair, is it❓  The majority of the order is Steve's stuff and I'm left with £4.50 maybe 3 or 4 times a year, so I get less than half in an entire year of what Steve gets every week, yet he still complains about how much my stuff costs, even though it's me paying and it's mostly his stuff each week❗
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Just taken me evening prescriptions, so I'll head to bed as soon as they start kicking in again.  The almost 11 hours of sleep I got definitely helped, so hopefully I'll be back to the 9 hours for a while now.
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Started yawning, so it's time for beddy-byes... another reasonably early night, thankfully❗

Nite nite orl... sea ewe in the morning❗
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Thursday, 19 December 2019

Thursday 19th December 2019

Morning all.

The puppy is hopefully coming home today, possibly until after Christmas❗❗  Yaaay❗  Steve's gotta check with his cousin first though, so no guarantees yet.
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That's me morning pills taken, so I can relax until lunchtime now.
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Burger King for lunch... bloated now 不  I've had a very unbusy morning... just checking FaceBook and forums and emails and stuff like that.  Remembered to update my Fitbit this morning and I've got 50 calories left to last me all afternoon and evening now 不
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Ahem...

The puppy's home❗❗❗

She's gone straight to sleep in her bed, bless 'er 不  Now that Helen's given her a grooming session, you can really tell how much weight she's lost and she looks so much healthier and happier now that her thyroid is being treated❗  If only the vets had found it all those years ago, she would have been treated sooner and M wouldn't have had a go at me about over-feeding and not walking her.  Hopefully she's home for Christmas and maybe the New Year now .
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Our neighbour has just dropped off a Christmas card and gift, bless 'im❗
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Gonna take the puppy for a stroll before the rain gets worse now... BBS❗
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It's soggy out there, but we did our walk today and in all weathers - it's all part of being owned by a puppy dog , same as clearing up their poo , feeding and watering them as well as grooming and playing with them.
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Just taken me last pills of the day and I'm already feeling cream-crackered, so I'm off to bed straight away.  I'll be back tomorrow though.  Nite nite orl❗
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Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Wednesday 18th December 2019

Mornin' all.

Just manually started the weekly anti-virus deep scan 'cos it didn't kick in automatically for some reason.  Not to worry though, it's going through now.

Time to take me morning pills I reckon, hold on while I do that❗
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OK, they're all swallowed.  Not too bad... not the best ever but also far from the worst.  Got a stomach full of liquid now though 不
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Still virus free and it finished in about 3 hours again, so I can do my backups after I've had my lunch (home-made zooop - same as every Wednesday, thanks to Steve's mum) and relax for the rest of the day then.
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Mmmm 中, yummy as always❗  Thank you to Steve's mum❗
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Taken the Calcium now, thankfully relatively easily again.  Listening to my first ever podcast on writing for children.
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Having issues with my external hard drive again
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OK, it's working again now so after it's finished I'll create the restore point then relax for the rest of the day. 
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Gotta add a couple of pages to my writing site, but they aren't showing up in FileZilla for some reason, so I'm thinking I need to reboot to totally reset it annoyingly.  Gonna wait until this Podcast episode finishes first though.  The backups finished first time this week, thankfully, so maybe I need to listen to a podcast every Wednesday while I'm backing up, then reboot et voila hopefully❗
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Had to re-code both the new page and the navigation pointing to it, which was annoying, but it's sorted now.

Time to check my email and catch up with forums and Facebook posts now.
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Just taken my last two pills of the day, so I'll wait for the second one to disolve then publish this blog post and head to bed for an early night.
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Done under 1,000 steps today and the pills are starting to kick in, so I'm off to bed.

Nite nite orl❗  Sea ewe in the morning❗
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Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Tuesday 17th December 2019

Mornin' all.

Today would have been my father's 78th birthday and he would prolly have complained throughout that he didn't get more attention and gifts.  I don't have a single pleasant memory of my father and it was a relief to me when he died of cancer 9 years ago.  Sorry, but it's the truth.

Steve dropped his AD capsule this morning and neither of us can find it so it'll prolly be found by the puppy, she'll think it's a treat for her, eat it and it'll kill her.

Chris is coming over at some point today so that he can get his and Hannah's gifts to take back to Bristol with him.  Gotta try and remember to ask him to post a letter for me, or walk me to the post box so that I can do it.  It's confidence more than anything that's stopping me from doing it alone.

I've taken my morning pills now, so just the Calcium to take at lunchtime and my two prescriptions this evening now.
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My prescriptions have just been delivered.  Need to give the original OAB pills back to the pharmacy, but it's one less thing for me to worry about now.
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Chris was only here for about an hour but he's taken his and Hannah's gifts with him so there's only Steve's family gifts to give now, but we'll take them with us on Christmas Day.  Waiting for Steve's gift from Mitzi to turn up, then that's it all sorted for another year.

We're having burgers for lunch today, same as every Tuesday... yumsk.
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Those burgers went straight down my throat 不
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Just had an email from my main bank saying that they've added a snazzy little section to the mobile phone app so I can see exactly how much I've spent in which category instead of trying to work it out myself❗  It was easy enough to sort out and I'm thinking that I'll be using it regularly from now on, especially after all the spending on gifts for Christmas❗ 不  I can see exactly how much I've spent on the groceries at least and I'll be able to keep a closer eye on where my money is going too... just need to remember to use it now❗ 不
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Taken my evening prescription and I've got exactly a week left before I start on the new boxes.  Got 6 days of the Folic Acid once a day then I'm on to taking them 3 times a week, so I'm thinking it'll be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, so that it's easy for me to remember.
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Charging up my Fitbit again... only did it a couple of days ago, if that❗
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The Fitbit's back around my ankle again now, so I'm gonna publish this and have another early night.  Sea ewe orl in the morning.

Nite nite❗ 
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Monday, 16 December 2019

Monday 16th December 2019

Mornin' all.  How are you all doing today❓

Time for me weekly FitBit update on my site then I'll take the puppy out for our stroll and take me morning pills.

OK, the FitBit page has been updated and the rubbish is being collected and it's starting to lighten up a bit out there so I'll go and get Mitzi's harness on her and take her for our marathon Monday stroll.
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We're back now and the puppy has done a poo in our back yard❗  Biscuit time as a reward for not doing it on our walk.  It's pretty much the only time she gets biscuitty treats now that she's lost all that weight and her thyroid is being sorted out.  She's been fed and watered so it's just time to relax for the rest of the day now.
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Almost forgot about me pills.  Gonna go and wash my hands after being wrist deep in doggy food and biscuits 不
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Time for me pills now, before I forget...

Need to eat something first, so that I don't throw up the Folic Acid.  Time for a mince pie I reckon.

Eaten my mince pie and eventually swallowed my morning pills, so that's it until lunchtime now, thankfully.
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That's the rubbish, recycling and cardboard all picked up for another week.  No food waste at all this week, which is awesome.
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Got a video of our puppy dog greeting Steve when he came home from his medical appointment.  Taken a couple of photo's of the puppy dog too, but I won't force them on you 'cos they are so blurrey.  Just taken another one of her though, so I will inflict that one on you 不
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Just taken me Calcium, so I'll get the photo sorted now... BBS.
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OK, the photo is up... gotta do a lotta scrolling to get to the video and photo though, same as always.
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The puppy is going back with Helen "later" and coming back on Thursday... gonna be weird not having her to stroll with tomorrow!  Helen's going to groom her a bit while she's there and Steve's asked her to grab more food for the puppy too.  Gonna be weird but she is sooo worth it... we are going to keep doing what is right by her for the rest of her life.
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The puppy's gone back with Steve's uncle and I'm missing her like crazy already.  Glad I've got the photo's and video's of her though, and she'll be back on Thursday, so that's OK... the 2½-3 days without her are going to be awful though❗ 
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Shopping has been and gone already❗  Apparently the deliverer brought the boxes in again, which is awesome and meant that Steve and Marie could put the fridge and freezer stuff in one bag-for-life and the rest of it in other bags then the deliverer could head off while they put the things away.  Thank you so much Marie and the deliverer... I really appreciate it❗

Wrote a letter to our Prime Minister about the NHS that I'm hoping to waddle to the post box tomorrow to post, so that it gets to the address before Friday.  Wanna write my first ever short story on Wednesday, then the puppy's coming home on Thursday.  Friday and Saturday are free atm then on Sunday our Christmas shopping is being delivered.

Gonna take me evening prescriptions now then hopefully have an early-ish night.  BRB.
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 Blimey❗  The first one went down amazingly easily and the second one is a bit bitty but that's gone now too❗  Gonna shut down in a bit and head to bed.  Will hopefully be asleep by 8pm so that I can try and get rid of the dark circles under my eyes❗
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 Righty-oh, I'm off to beddy-byes now but I'll be back in the morning.

Nite nite orl!   
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Sunday, 15 December 2019

Sunday 15th December 2019

Mornin' all.

Gonna take my morning pills then sort out the rubbish, card, paper and recycling (I don't think there's any food waste this week), then take the puppy out for our morning stroll.  Gotta remember to put the toilet roll tubes in the blue bag so that they'll be taken and Steve's just cleared up loads of his recycling too, so we'll prolly have to use 2 of the 3 recycling boxes, which makes me grateful for the third one being delivered this week.  Gotta clear up the puppy's poo from the back yard when we come home from her walk too.  It's only once a week which is totally OK with me.  Just hope I don't fall over 'cos I won't be able to get back to my feet.
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That's me dosed up for the morning now.  Gotta remember to put my pills in the weekly sections of the box today too, ready for next week.  Just gotta remember to take my Calcium at lunchtime, then that's it until tonight.
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I've just rejected a request on one of my groups from someone who wanted to "archive all the messages before they get deleted".  That person's using a gmail address so it's nothing official and I've already archived all the messages using the YahooGroups official method so it screamed spammer/scammer to me and I want to protect the people on all the groups I've got so I rejected it 仄.  I don't want people selling my email address so I want to do everything possible to protect the genuine members of my groups too❗
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That's the rubbish, card and recycling sorted and the puppy's poo cleared up for another week.  It's a good job I took the puppy out for her stroll when I did 'cos it's hosing it down out there now❗

I'm starting to feel more confident about walking around the back yard without my quad cane now.  Still anxious, but nowhere near as bad as last week, thankfully.

We're having mince pies and crisps for lunch today then Steve's promised we'll have zoop for lunch tomorrow, when he gets back from his medical appointmentm which is fine by me!

We're coming together as a team at last now... it's only taken us a quarter of a century 不
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That's the Calcium taken and next week's pills in the pill box so I'm all sorted for the next 7 days now.  Had the crisps, but Steve is too full for the mince pies right now, so I'll wait until he wants his pud before I crack them open and have mine.
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Put 2 video's of the senior puppy up on my site, so it's time to crack open the mince pies now, then I'll take my prescriptions and head to bed for another early night.
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It's 5pm so I'm gonna take me pills now... bbs❗
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That's me AP prescriptions taken, so I'm gonna be heading to bed as soon as the side effect starts kicking in.
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Steve's gift from Mitzi is on its way so hopefully that and my prescriptions will be delivered next week.  Meeting up with C on Tuesday so that he can take his and H's Yule gifts back with him.  They are, by far, the heaviest gifts so I'm hoping I'll be able to keep hold of them while I'm coming down the stairs on my bum.  They are the most fragile gifts too, so I hope they are still in one piece by the time it gets back to Bristol and they're opened on Christmas Day❗

Steve's just made me a mug of decaf tea so I'll head to bed when I've finished drinking it and hopefully the AP will be kicking in by then too.
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Just seen this on Facebook:

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Just uploading that joke up there ⮙⮙ to my humour page then I'm off to bed.

Nite nite orl❗
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Saturday, 14 December 2019

Saturday 14th December 2019

Mornin' all.

First day on the new OAB pills and I've eaten an oaty biscuit, so we'll see if I need to take it before or after food soon.  Gonna try taking it now just to see how it makes me feel.
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So much for a small pill❗  That's bollox, 'cos it's not❗  It hasn't made me feel sick yet so I'll keep taking it and just hope that I don't throw up from drinking so much, trying to get it down❗
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Charging up my Fitbit to see if that helps with the activity levels and exercise logging.  Need to remember next time that if it doesn't log the exercise within 10 minutes of me getting home, I need to charge it up instead of doing it manually.  I'll take the puppy out for our daily stroll as soon as it's finished charging.
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Back now and finished my decaf coffee so I'm all ready for the rest of the day now.  Next Friday to Sunday are gonna be sooo hectic, 'cos the rubbish, and recycling need to go out on Friday 'cos it's being picked up on Saturday then the groceries are being delivered on Sunday❗  Busy, busy, busy❗
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Just taken the Calcium and I'm hoping for an early night tonight, after being out and about getting my hair cut yesterday and having a late night after all.
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Been doing surveys all afternoon and I've just taken my last 2 pills of the day so I'll hopefully be asleep by 8pm instead of the almost 11pm of the last few days 不
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As soon as my mobile phone has charged up, I'm off to beddy-byes, so I'll say nite nite orl now.  Sea ewe orl in the morning.
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Friday, 13 December 2019

Friday 13th December 2019 - part 2

Back now!

My PIP mandatory reconsideration result came through the door while we were at Steve's parents.  It's the same result so Steve's just emailed the CAB lady again.  The same thing happened last year but I had to go to appeal so I'll do that this time too - in my wheelchair, now that I know that there's a wheelchair accessible taxi I can use.  I'm gonna fight it every step of the way.  Again.  But I have the CAB on my side this time, so if I was awarded it on appeal just on my own last year then there's no reason to think I won't be this time now that I have professional support on my side.

We're having a Subway sarnie for lunch and I'm absolutely starvin' so it can't come soon enough - speaking of which, it's just arrived.  I'm gonna enjoy this.
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Put 6 photo's of our puppy dog up on my homepage if you wanna go and have a  look?
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Fitbit is "failing to bond" again, and restarting the app twice hasn't worked, so I'm gonna try rebooting... BBS❗
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It's bonding now, but still only showing 2 days of exercise instead of the 3 that it should be.  Gonna take me pills... hold on.
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OK, they are all taken, so I'll head to bed as soon as I've finished my decaf coffee.
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That's the coffee finished, so I'm off to bed .

Nite nite orl .
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Friday 13th December 2019 - part 1

Mornin' all.

Already achieved a lot this morning and it's barely light out there yet❗

I've had a shower, washed my hair and taken my morning pills already.  All set for taking the puppy out for our stroll then we'll go to see my in-laws and pick up my prescription on the way then we'll come home and recover.  Hoping for at least 3,000 steps in Fitbit today.
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The puppy walked me an extra length today then came home, had her breakfast then immediately went out for a poo❗  Such a good girl❗  Might just be wishful thinking, but does she understand how hard I find it to pick up her poo on our walks, so she held on until we got home today to help and support me❓  She went out into the back yard literally 5 minutes after we got home is all❗
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Gonna shut down ready for going over to the in-laws to get me hair cut now.  Gonna publish this and put up part 2 tonight, same as normal.
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Thursday, 12 December 2019

Thursday 12th December 2019

Mornin' all

Today is the first day of taking the 2 new supplements... hope they will be OK!  Got a doc appointment this morning too as well as the puppy hopefully coming home, so a busy day for me❗  Gonna take my morning pills now, while I remember.
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OK, they are all swallowed.  The vitamin B complex has made me a bit nauseous so I'll crack open a can of ginger beer so that my stomach is sorted before my FIL comes to pick me up.
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As always, the ginger beer has worked miracles on the nausea so I'm all sorted for the doc appointment now.  Wish me luck❓❗
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Back from the doc appointment now.  She's changed one of my prescriptions and it's just once a day instead of twice a day for the current one so it's one less pill to take a day.  Bet the current prescription will turn up today now 不
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That's the Calcium taken... totally forgot to ask if I could take the Calcium with my new prescription though❗  Woops❗
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THE PUPPY'S HOME❗❗❗

There is going to be significantly less chatter from me this afternoon and evening 'cos I'm gonna be taking endless photo's of her❗
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Taken 13 photo's of the puppy today, which is why there has been such a long gap since lunchtime.  Gotta have our hairs cut tomorrow too, so that'll be another short blog post too.
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Heading to beddy-byes now... nite nite orl❗
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Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Morning all.

Gotta remember to have a bath today 'cos I've got a medical appointment tomorrow that might involve another internal examination... hope it doesn't though❗  Need to ask about getting different/additional pills to go with the ones that I already take is all.  You watch me forget though❗ 不

Gonna take my morning pills first, then jump in the bath.  Still waiting for bloody Hermes to turn up... really not happy with them but I can't afford the £50 (£25 each) admin fee to cancel it so I'll just have to put up with their tardiness.
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Pills taken, so time for the bath now, while I remember.
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Back now❗  Completely forgot about the bubble bath (a muscle relaxer for my legs), but I'm all set for tomorrow now.
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The virus scan has already finished❗❗❗  Even with both email programmes being open and downloading my email, it still only took 4 hours to scan my whole machine❗  Gonna make the most of it and do the weekly backups now before it changes its mind and starts up again 不
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Back-ups finished for another week and the external hard drive put back into it's home so I've got the rest of the day to myself now.
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That's the parcels gone... only a day late!
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Bin emptied and pills taken, so I'm gonna have an early night... hope I remember why I'm seeing the doc tomorrow morning❗ 不

Nite nite orl. 
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Tuesday 10th December 2019

Morning all.

Me mum's and Melanie's gifts are being picked up at some point today and so is the puppy dog so I'm gonna take me pills when we get back from our stroll when it's light enough to see out there.
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That's the puppy walked and fed so time for me morning pills now then I'll update my writing site with something I found out about yesterday, but completely forgot to add it at the time.
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OK, that's me rattling so I'll update the site now... hold on❗
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Site is updated now, so it's time for me to try and plough my way through today's survey invites
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Doing really well with my liquids today... not even 11.30am yet and I've already drunk 1½ litres today❗
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Chippies for lunch today.  Simple but filling, which is all I want.  Just taken my Calcium so that's it for pill taking until this evening now.
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Just what my body wanted.  Had my chips and didn't give any to Mitzi, unlike Steve, who gave her part of his first home-made burger.  Tsk❗
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The puppy's just gone and I'm missing her already
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That's the cache's cleared ready for tomorrow's virus scan.  Still missing the puppy though❗
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The parcels still haven't gone, so I'm heading to bed and hoping that they will be picked up tomorrow instead.

Nite nite orl
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Monday, 9 December 2019

Monday 9th December 2019

Mornin' all❗  How are you all doing❓  Hope you're OK❓❗

Not going to log my active minutes or exercise this week so that I can see how long it takes for Fitbit to fix the problem this time... if it's anything like the last time, it'll be at least a week❗

Gonna take the puppy out for her stroll as soon as it gets light enough out there.  Dunno what I'm gonna do today, 'cos I've planned out my next novel, I've finished reading the book and my to-do list is completely empty.  We've got our groceries being delivered this evening and the only substitution was the roast tatties - Steve ordered Sainsbury's own brand but they are out of stock so we are getting Aunt Bessie's instead.  Steve reckons there's a Quorn roast and possibly frozen veggies in the big freezer so we'll be having a roast dinner soon, hopefully❗
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It's just started to lighten up, so I'm gonna take the puppy out for our marathon stroll this morning.  It's only once a week but it sets us both up for the day then.  It's double the length of the rest of the week but it gets our bodies ready and awake.

Hope the Fitbit app works today❗

BBS.
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Was approached by our neighbour's wife on the puppy's walk this morning so my anxiety went straight through the roof.  She was pleasant enough and thanked me for getting our yard sorted out, which totally caught me off-guard.  The puppy got up on to her back legs and started dancing around so she got her head stroked.  Her husband drove down the road but stayed in his car until his wife was presant, then got his grandchildren out of the car without a word being said to me.  I was incredibly anxious the whole time they were both out there, but if we stay out of each others ways from now on then I won't take it any further.

The Fitbit app is semi-working now... it recorded my active minutes before I even sat down, but the exercise part isn't recorded yet.  That's OK though, it's the steps then the active minutes then the exercise then the sleep that I'm most interested in.  The food and drink logging is an added bonus.

I was wrong up there - the exercise has just logged by itself, so it seems that it was still working, just being particularly slow over the weekend and I need to be more patient 不
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I've decided, now that our back yard is totally clear, that I'm gonna walk around it without my quad cane or any other sort of support to increase my confidence about clearing up the puppy's poo on a Sunday.  We've got a long handled pooper scooper that I've been using for years on end but now that I haven't got anything to lean against if my legs go wobbly on me, I want to increase my confidence a bit, like I did with the slopey bit and kerbs a few weeks back.  It won't be easy, but I need to do it to increase my confidence as much as anything.
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That's the Calcium crunched up and swallowed, so that's it until bedtime now.

Crisps and mince pies for lunch today, so I'd best add it to the Fitbit before I forget❗

I've added the crisps, gonna wait to add the mince pies until I have 'em.
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Just had a local hospice at the door.  Felt sooo guilty that I couldn't help them!
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Just advertised Steve's site to one of my friends on Fitbit.  They don't know anyone who wants a site right now, but hopefully they will mention it to people in passing... it's all been word of mouth so far and I'm pretty sure that this particular friend is in America, so hopefully Steve'll get some international work too   He needs to start making a profit though, instead of just covering his costs for the domain names and hostings for each site he makes 
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Just taken a video of the puppy and put it up on my homepage if you wanna have a peek❓
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The shopping has been and gone, so time for me last 3 pills of the day then I can head to bed.  Apparently the deliverer took the boxes through to the kitchen for Marie and Steve tonight which is totally awesome and because Steve's doughnuts have best before date of today, we got a refund of the price of them, which is even better❗

Gonna take me pills now then head to bed for an early night, so I'll say nite nite orl now.  Sea ewe in the morning❗
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Sunday, 8 December 2019

Sunday 8th December 2019

Mornin' all.

I'm in a surprisingly good mood this morning, so gonna make the most of it by taking my morning pills nice and early, then I'll walk and feed the puppy.

BBS❗
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That's the puppy walked and fed and Steve's given her her thyroid pill, so we're all set for the day now❗

Gonna finish reading the book and write a review for it, ready for when it's released at the beginning of February 2020.  Love getting ARCs... such an honour to get a pre-release read of the book❗
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That's the rubbish, cardboard and recycling sorted for another week now.  Only one bin bag in the rubbish and no food waste at all this week❗  No glass either and the blue cardboard bag is totally full too.
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Just finished reading the book... bet I'll forget everything by February, but initially I'm thinking it'll get a 4 star review from me because of a few mistakes, but that ain't too bad at all, considering some books that I've read and reviewed 不
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The last few gifts have just been delivered, so I'm gonna go up and wrap them all up now... BBS.
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Just waiting on Steve's from Mitzi, but that really is it then.  Got two being sent on Tuesday, Chris' and Hannah's gifts all boxed up ready for when I see them next, Helen's thank you gift is all ready to go and Steve's family all wrapped up and ready to take with us on Christmas Day.  A lot later than I would like (much prefer for it all to be sorted by the end of October instead of the start of December) but I can chillax now that I'm 95% finished.
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I've taken me pills early so that I can have an early night .  Goodnite orl❗ 
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Saturday, 7 December 2019

Saturday 7th December 2019

Mornin' all.

Had a very late morning this morning... I'm usually downstairs and the puppy walked and fed by 8am but I was still in bed at pretty much 9am and we didn't go for our stroll until 9.15am and I've only just taken my morning pills at 9.30am❗  Fitbit says I was asleep for well over 10 hours and restless 14 times and I do feel a lot more awake and upbeat now, so maybe my body just needed a bit more sleep❓

Taken me morning pills and I reckon that I'll just put my supplements into the pill box that was delivered yesterday 'cos I couldn't tell which pill was which (except for the Folic Acid) and my stomach is getting confused at the order and making me feel sick, so I'll keep my prescriptions separate from the supplements starting tomorrow, 'cos it doesn't seem to matter which order I take them in.
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That's the supplements sorted until Wednesday now.  Need to open my new bottles of Iron and B12 after that though.  Means that I've been taking both for a year as of Wednesday and I've really noticed the difference, especially with the B12❗

Just wanna check that I really have got the new bottles of Iron and B12... BRB❗
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Got 3 bottles of Iron and a vitamin B complex with 360 tablets in it.  The ingredients didn't say it had dairy in it, so keep yer fingers crossed for me that they isn't and my body can cope with it OK.
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Been reading a book all afternoon so have completely forgotten to update this blog... it's a great book and it's a lot more pleasant than I was dreading, so look out for the review of it on my reviews page in February when it's released!

Shutting down and heading to bed now though.

Nite nite orl❗
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Friday, 6 December 2019

Friday 6th December 2019

Mornin' all.

Had an issue getting my laptop to work this morning after updating my Microsoft account yesterday, so had to do another system restore then take the puppy out for her stroll.

It's already almost 11am so I'm reeeeeally late with my pills this morning, so I'm not gonna take the Calcium today.  Taking my morning pills now though, hold on❗

OK, morning pills are now down the hatch.  That's it until this evening now.
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Police have just been and explained why our neighbour behaves like he does with me and basically he can't control his mouth or his staring because of a medical issue and I can't remember exactly what happens, so if we have a problem with each other again, I've got to ask for his wife to be there and/or Steve to be there so that we can sort things out more civilly without getting the police out again.  I understand why he does it and they understand where I'm coming from too now, so hopefully we can just either ignore each other or say good morning to each other and leave it at that.

I'm happy with that and hopefully they are too, so as long as they ignore me, I'll ignore them.  Simples.
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Butternut squash zoop (made by Steve's mum) for lunch today 中
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Got some photo's of the puppy dog to put up... hold on while I do that now.
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Gonna take me pills and head to bed for a very early night for a change.  Back again tomorrow... nite nite orl❗
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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 不

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 不

And the cisterns... they are machines❗ 不
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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 不

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 不  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 不  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❗ 不
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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 中
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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❗ 湘
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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 不

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❗  不
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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 不
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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 不  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 不
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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 不
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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 不
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Pazza bol an' cheese for lunch today apparently 中.  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 不.  I won't be late going to bed tonight either 不
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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❗❗ 仁
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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 不

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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 不
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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 不
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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 不

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 不
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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 不
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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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