Sunday 14 April 2024

Tomorrow, I've gotta remember to...

...ask my carer to help me change the bedding then put it on to wash, dry and air on the stairs so that it doesn't sweat while it's waiting to be changed next time.


You watch me forget though!  lol


Third update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan - second time lucky?
  • Put crystal in its new home
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Refill dosette box
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Second update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan - second time lucky?
  • Put crystal in its new home
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Refill dosette box
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

First update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Put crystal in its new home
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Refill dosette box
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (14th April 2024) breakfast photo

For my final meal blog post of the week, I just had another bowl of Berry Granola, finished off the soya milk along with 95g of watermelon fans and, as normal, a 250ml bottle of orange juice.


Here's today's breakfast photo:


Today's (14th April 2024) to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Put crystal in its new home
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Refill dosette box
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Mornin' mornin'

I woke up nice and warm and willing to crawl out of bed.  My electricity smart meter was at £1.50 when I first came down (£1.53 now) so it hopefully won't be a £7 day, prolly a £4.50-ish day, which is fine by me!

I've popped my morning pills and the daily virus scan is chugging away.  I've put my newest crystal in its permanent home and taken my watch off, so I'm just waiting for my last carer of the week to turn up now.  Gonna spend a little while putting today's to-do list together, hopefully before she arrives. 

TTFN

Saturday 13 April 2024

Nite nite orl

I've popped my pills a bit early so I'm gonna head straight on up to beddy-byes.


Nite nite orl.


Fifth and final update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer - she's not coming today 'cos of the central heating
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Get central heating looked at
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Have bath
  • Cleanse and programme crystal
  • Charge up FitBit - just started loading it up with juice
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Fourth update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer - she's not coming today 'cos of the central heating
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Get central heating looked at
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Have bath
  • Cleanse and programme crystal
  • Charge up FitBitjust started loading it up with juice
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Is it...

...too early to go to bed?


£240.75

That's how much my solar panels have earnt me so far which is pretty good going for about 4-6 weeks and considerably more than I was expecting too!


I can't wait to see what it's like when the sun is constantly shining and pumping out heat!


Thaaaaat's more like it!

Just got out of a stinkingly hot, lavendar-scented bubble bath (it took my breath away when I put my first foot in) and it only cost me 6p with the central heating going at the same time!


As long as the price doesn't shoot through the roof overnight, this is what I was thinking, hoping and assuming the central heating would cost and I'm a lot happier now... it just took getting the manufacturer out for it to happen!


What I might try next is having a shower as soon as my morning carer has gone so that I can hopefully wash my hair for the first time this year.  One experiment at a time though lol


Third update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer - she's not coming today 'cos of the central heating
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Get central heating looked at
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Have bath
  • Cleanse and programme crystal
  • Charge up FitBit - just started loading it up with juice
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Second update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer - she's not coming today 'cos of the central heating
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Get central heating looked at
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Cleanse and programme crystal
  • Have bath
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (13th April 2024) lunch photos

Today's lunch was a celebration so I indulged in 100g of chocolate coated Brazil nuts after I had my lunch of straight cut oven chips.  It's sent me into the red with today's calories, but I reckon I'll be able to get it back to green when I've done my afternoon physio/laps.


I've also got a mug of Garden Selection tea on the go, so I'll slurp my way through that then get on with my wobbly exercises.


Here are today's two lunch photos:



Aaaand...

...relax.


He was fiddling about with all kinds of menu's on the control bit, did a few things with a drill, went up and downstairs loads of times, did something to the thing outside and bingo apparently!


The water is heating up now which'll take about half an hour to an hour, (but the light on my electricity smart meter is still green so that's fine and dandy by me) so that has the potential to be expensive, but hopefully that'll be it and it'll just go back to being a £4.50 day with me using my computer and the kettle instead of £7 a day with nothing else on again, which is a huuuuge relief as long as it works.


Apparently it just needs to be on manual instead of timed for the hot water and because it'll be on all the time it'll just heat up the bits of water as needed instead of being on timed like it was.


I just want it to flippin' work!  lol


Will today be the last day of being cold again?


Oooh!

The central heating engineer will be here this morning after all, between 11am and 11.30am after all!


Hopefully it won't take him too long and I can have a sensibly timed lunch, laps and hopefully a bath this afternoon too!


I could get used to this lol


First update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer - she's not coming today 'cos of the central heating
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Get central heating looked at
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Cleanse and programme crystal
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (13th April 2024) breakfast photo

Today is gonna be a very weird day 'cos the manufacturer of my new central heating is sending an engineer out to look at (and hopefully fix) it this afternoon, so I've had a very early breakfast and lunch will be at around 11am-ish then I've just gotta sit around and twiddle my thumbs until s/he arrives which, knowing my luck, will be 6pm so I won't be able to have a bath lol


Today's breakfast was another bowl of Berry granola with soya milk, watermelon fans and a 250ml bottle of orange juice.  I even sneaked in a me-friendly creamy drinking chocolate too, so that I could bump up my calories a bit more.


Lunch will be a plate of chips but I'm not worrying about that until nearer the time lol


Here's today's breakfast photo:


Today's (13th April 2024) to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Get central heating looked at
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Cleanse and programme crystal
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Mornin' all

The manufacturer is coming out between 12 o'clock noon midday and 6pm so I'm gonna get my morning laps in now so that I can recover enough to do my lunchtime laps at 11am.

I've run the virus scan and popped my morning pills, so I'm gonna put today's to-do list up then start on my laps before breakfast.  Not planning on moving far from the sofa this morning so that I don't end up on the floor this afternoon.

Just keeping this blog post short so that I've got time to put my to-do list together then make a start on my laps.

BBIAB

Friday 12 April 2024

Nite nite orl

I've had a very lazy day today, but my hands and legs are seizing up and my body feels like it's being crushed underneath a 10-tonne weight, so I'm gonna head straight on up to beddy-byes.


I've got a nerve-wracking day tomorrow 'cos the manufacturer of my central heating is coming out to have a look at it and hopefully fix it, then I'll be having a bath and heading off to beddy-byes.


Assuming the manufacturer isn't (still?) here at lunchtime, I'll be able to have 2 solid meals this week 'cos I'll either be finishing off the bag of chips or opening the bag of hash browns for my lunch, but it's all dependent on what time the manufacturer gets here and gets finished and I'll be having my second solid meal on Sunday with my in-laws.


Can someone remind me to clamber into the bath as soon as the manufacturer leaves tomorrow please?  Knowing my luck they won't turn up until 6pm though lol


I'm gonna hit the hay now.


I'll see you all in the morning.


Nite nite orl.


Sixth and final update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan - worked first time today!
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Keep reading and reviewing yesterday's book - up to 70% now - and it's finished with a 4 star rating!
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Cleanse and programme yesterday's crystal
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile - 1 down, 4 to go
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Fifth update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan - worked first time today!
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Keep reading and reviewing yesterday's bookup to 70% now - and it's finished with a 4 star rating!
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Cleanse and programme yesterday's crystal
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile - 1 down, 4 to go
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Book Review: "Sick Notes: True Stories from the GP's Surgery" by Dr Tony Copperfield

⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5

If you've read any of my other recent book reviews, you'll already know that the first paragraph is always the same:  every book starts off with the full 5 stars and I'm always hopeful that they will all still be firmly welded in place by the time I close the back cover.  I'm not shy about removing stars, but I always give my reasons for taking them off within the review.  I've also put a star back on to a book thanks to a magic little sentence right at the back.


I'm a very nosey parker especially with medical things, but don't like gross things - especially vomit.  It's not enough to remove a star usually, but it doesn't put me in a positive frame of mind for the rest of the book.


Let's get going with the reading and reviewing shall we?


I'm 12% of the way through and there have been some very minor mentions of Trademarked items, which would usually get me knocking off a star, but having the brand names adds to the sarcastic humour that's been put in so far, so the star stays, but it's very wobbly right now.


Up to 34% now and my cuppa is stone cold which is always the sign of a good book for me and it's been a while since I last had a cold cuppa and it's still just as good cold as it is hot!  So far so good with this book - a few more Trademarked things but like I said up there ^^ it would lose the sarcastic humor if the things were described as opposed to named.


Ah-ha!  The nod to the biscuit manufacturer at 39% has cemented the fifth star firmly in place.  The same just needs to happen for the cars and bingo - no more wobbly stars!


Up to 57% now so it's time for my last two pills of the day before heading up to beddy-byes.  This is an awesome book and I can't wait for tomorrow!  There haven't been any spectacularly gross bits yet, thankfully, which means that I've just jinxed it now lol


Oooh!  I didn't realise that there was a financial value that had to be declared on gifts!  I'm glad I haven't gone over that limit then, but "a week in Barbados" is a bit of a stretch, so I think I'll stick to the chocolates from now on lol


This book is definitely up there with the best of the ones I've read so far... and nothing too gross yet either, which is a huuuge relief!


I'm up to 70% now and I'm still loving every word - especially as there hasn't been anything too gross yet.


And the first star is coming off at 83% with the talk of a brand name smartphone.  I've been more patient with this author and book than I usually am, but we are now down to 4 stars for Trademark usage potentially without permission... I'm pleading with any deity listening for that magical sentence to be there right at the end of this book, but we shall have to wait and see.


Just finished reading and it's definitely up there with my favourite recent books, especially because, thankfully, there wasn't anything too gross in it so it should definitely have been a 5 star book, but because of that missing magic sentence, it's heartbreakingly only four.  A definite must-read though!


Fourth update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan - worked first time today!
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Keep reading and reviewing yesterday's book - up to 70% now
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Cleanse and programme yesterday's crystal
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (12th April 2024) lunch photos

Fancy taking a guess at what I had for my lunch today?


Yep, a mug of instant Vegetable Cup Soup and 5 packets of Christmas Pudding flavour crisps.


I've only got 5 multipacks of crisps left, so this time next week will be my final crisps and it'll just be the instant soup for lunch after that.


Here's today's lunch photos:



Third update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan - worked first time today!
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Keep reading and reviewing yesterday's book - up to 70% now
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Cleanse and programme yesterday's crystal
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (12th April 2024) breakfast photo

Today's breakfast was the same as the last 2 days:  Berry granola with soya milk, 2 watermelon fans and a 250ml bottle of orange juice.


Here's today's breakfast photo:



That does it, I'm...

...definitely getting CCTV put up so that I can prove just how useless the carers are.


This morning's carer decided to unfold the toothpaste tube and curl it up from the bottom, so I can't brush my teeth so easily until the tube has finished now, then she moved all the magnets around on the board and tried to undo the zip on my skirt because it was open and at the top, leaving a gap.  I had to say no and raise my voice 4 times because she thought she knew better.


She came in wearing her gloves, didn't change them when she came in and left wearing the same gloves too, so that's really healthy for me and her other clients today too.


I've officially given up with this care agency, but I'm stuck with them now because apparently "the next one could be worse" according to my social worker and my sister-in-law apparently arranged for them so it'll make her pissed off that I'm not more appreciative too.


From now on, whatever my carer wants is what will happen.


Second update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan - worked first time today!
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Keep reading and reviewing yesterday's book
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Cleanse and programme yesterday's crystal
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

First update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan - worked first time today!
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Keep reading and reviewing yesterday's book
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Cleanse and programme yesterday's crystal
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (12th April 2024) to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Keep reading and reviewing yesterday's book
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Cleanse and programme yesterday's crystal
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Mornin' mornin'

I'm absolutely shattered and my day has barely started lol


I've popped my morning pills with my usual morning glass of water so I'm good to go as soon as my morning carer arrives now.


I'm on track for finishing reading and reviewing yesterday's book before bedtime today and I've got a bad feeling that someone from Freegle will want to pick their stuff up at the weekend and will get stroppy when I say I can't do the weekend, will turn up anyway and get angry that I'm not available... I hope I'm wrong of course though!


Please keep your fingers crossed that my virus scan actually works first time this morning.


Time to get cracking and put today's to-do list together methinks.


BBS


Thursday 11 April 2024

Nite nite orl

I've popped my last two pills of the day so it's time for me to hit the hay.


I'll see you all again in the morning.


Nite nite orl.

Third and final update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan - it seems to be stuck, so I'm gonna reboot - still stuck at 33% frustratingly - I've given up waiting now <shrug>
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Move money across to cover bills
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Refill bottle with squash
  • Charge up FitBit
  • Read and review a book - so far so good, but it's a 2-3 day book as opposed to a single day, but they are all self-contained chapters so that's a relief - up to 56% now so I'm on track to finish tomorrow now that I've got the dithering and lack of motivation to start out of the way
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

I'm...

...loving this book so far!


I'm up to 56% so there's a good chance that I'll be able to finish reading and reviewing it before bedtime tomorrow and it's kept me away from snacking and drinking too which is even better!  I'd forgotten just how much of a bookworm I am when I find a book that hits all the right notes for me!


Second update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan - it seems to be stuck, so I'm gonna reboot - still stuck at 33% frustratingly - I've given up waiting now <shrug>
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Move money across to cover bills
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Refill bottle with squash
  • Charge up FitBit
  • Read and review a book - so far so good, but it's a 2-3 day book as opposed to a single day, but they are all self-contained chapters so that's a relief
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (11th April 2024) lunch photos

Today's lunch was kinda a joint effort in that I emptied the soup powder into the mug, boiled the kettle and took the empty packet over to the bin, then my carer decided to helpfully get in the way while using her phone, then she finished her call and poured the boiled water into the mug, stirred/splashed it around a bit while sending a text message, then handed the mug to me while holding onto the handle.  The second part of my lunch was another 5 packets of Christmas pudding flavoured crisps.


Here are today's 2 lunch photos:



First update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan - it seems to be stuck, so I'm gonna reboot - still stuck at 33% frustratingly
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Move money across to cover bills
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Refill bottle with squash
  • Charge up FitBit
  • Read and review a book
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (11th April 2024) breakfast photo

Today's breakfast was the same as yesterday's - a bowl of berry granola, soya milk, 95g of watermelon fans and my usual 250ml bottle of orange juice.  I've also slurped my way through a mug of drinking chocolate and chocolate squirty cream, but there's no photo of that.


Here's today's breakfast photo:


Today's (11th April 2024) to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan - it seems to be stuck, so I'm gonna reboot
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Move money across to cover bills
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Refill bottle with squash
  • Charge up FitBit
  • Read and review a book
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Mornin' all

I'm soooo cold... but hopefully only for another couple of days!


What did you all think to my health posts yesterday?  It was a pretty average day for me, so that's what I go through every day usually.  I mostly forgot to post after lunch, but if you take the morning into the afternoon, you've pretty much got a standard day for me.


I've popped my morning pills with my morning glass of water and I'm sure there's something I was supposed to do this morning, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was!


Gonna publish this then put up my day's to-do list while I wait for my first carer of the day.


BBS


Wednesday 10 April 2024

Nite nite orl

My body is seriously starting to struggle so I've taken my last two pills of the day and I'm heading off to beddy-byes any minute now.


Tomorrow morning, as early as possible, can someone remind me to read and review one of the books on my TBR pile please?  I've had a lot to deal with recently and I need the escape into someone else's life for a while.  I need to remember to charge up my FitBit too.


How have you all coped with the tiny glimpse into my daily health?  It was a pretty average day today, up until a couple of hours ago when I got the phone call lol


I'll see you all before sunrise tomorrow (as long as I remember of course).


Nite nite orl.


Fourth and final update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Do weekly backups
  • Finish charging up my watch
  • Post regular updates on my health
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Move money across to cover bills
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Almost forgot!

My resting heart rate is currently 79bpm and my blood pressure is at 128/76 and my blood oxygen level is at 98%.


I've had a busy day for me and the nerves about Saturday are starting to take hold, so I'm gonna take my final two pills of the day and head off to beddy-byes I reckon.


Still can't remember what the upstairs looks like or which way to turn though lol


Knowing my luck...

...I'll be having a bad day on Saturday when the manufacturer arrives lol


I feel incredibly heavy and it's a struggle to keep my head up and my fingers don't want to move but my mood is considerably more positive now.


Does it sound weird to say that my eyelids feel swollen?  I haven't been crying or anything like that, but it feels kinda like I can't open my eyes properly?


At last!!!

It's taken the best part of 3 weeks, but I've just had my central heating installers on the phone and they are coming out to have a look and hopefully fix it on Saturday!


The man I spoke to said that because it was a Saturday it would be the last/only job of the day and they are likely and totally understandably gonna want to get home as soon as they've finished so it's likely to be early rather than late on Saturday which is fine by me!


Could Friday be my last day without heat??


Oh boy!

I've just done my second and last set of laps of the day and I'm seriously regretting it now.


I should have been sensible and assumed the worst rather than the best and I definitely shouldn't have done them so soon after making my lunch then doing the washing up!


I'm exhausted, in a great deal of pain (including the base of my left thumb for some bizarre reason), my head is totally crammed with cotton wool, my eyes have gone weird on me again so I have to use what little function is left in my brain to decode even the slightest of things like typing.  This paragraph alone has taken me the best part of 10 minutes to type out!


I'm weak, feeble, my posture is totally gone to pot, and I can't remember how to climb the stairs or even what the bedroom looks like!  Which way do I turn at the top of the stairs to get to my bedroom?  What's in the other room?  How do I even climb the stairs to find out??


I've been wobbling around all day and my legs and arms especially don't seem to be getting the messages from my brain about how to function let alone be useable!


I've already totally used up today's energy store so I dunno how I'm supposed to function for the next 5 hours before I crawl into bed somehow!  Will I be sleeping on the sofa again tonight?


I'm still shivering and sniffing because I'm so cold and my two little fingers feel almost like they are made of ice!


My watch has finally finished charging up, so I'll try and remember to test my resting heart-rate and blood pressure when I've started to recover from doing this afternoon's laps.


Apparently there's a Windows update for my machine, so I'm gonna publish this loooong blog post and install it in plenty of time if it's another huge one... I certainly don't wanna be clambering into bed at almost 11pm again, like happened last time there was a big update!


TTFN


Third update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Do weekly backups
  • Finish charging up my watch
  • Post regular updates on my health
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Move money across to cover bills
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (10th April 2024)

Today's lunch came in 3 parts and the only part that I didn't do was swill out the mug, my carer did that and I'll have to wash the mug and spoon up properly when I've recovered enough to make it safe for me to stay on my feet for long enough.


The first part of my lunch was a mug of instant Vegetable Cup soup, the second part was another 5 packets of Christmas Pudding flavour crisps (that went out of date back in January, which is why they were so cheap to buy two months after that) and my first two Tango oranges that are supposed to be sweet, seedless and easy to peel, but we shall have to wait and see 'cos I haven't had them yet lol


Here are today's 3 lunch photos:




Another...

...18 minute visit by a carer whose entire time was spent swilling out the mug and spoon after spending 15 minutes sat on my shower stool watching video's and sending text messages to someone.


Pretty standard stuff really 🤷

The sneezing...

...was dust/dirty air 'cos I've only sneezed a couple of times since turning the air purifier on.


I hope my carer makes and brings in the soup today 'cos I honestly don't know if I'll be able to safely stay on my feet for long enough to make it, bring it in, drink it ('cos it's just instant soup again), take the mug back out and wash it up.


I'm desperate to...

...spend, spend, spend right now, but my fantastic SIL said to attempt a second week without spending needlessly and I've managed it so far, but the niggles are starting to take over a bit.


I'm determined to beat it, but it looks like today is gonna be a struggle for the addiction unfortunately.


Will I be able to get my Sunday reward again?  I desperately hope so, but if I'm already struggling with not spending needlessly, will I be able to make it to 2 weeks?


It's a good job that...

...I didn't have anything hot or breakable in my hands when I came through to put the 'Super Green Revitalise' tea into the FitBit app 'cos I wobbled hard into the wall and flung my arms out to save myself while I was waiting for the green tea to brew for the 5-8 minutes!  I'm definitely not moving off the sofa until my lunchtime carer arrives now for safety's sake!


That's the...

...morning laps done and dusted, the air purifier turned on and my watch charging up again.


There were several significant wobbles and several stumbles, but no falls on the laps so I can go and make myself a herbal tea to recover then not move off the sofa until my lunchtime carer arrives, unless I need a wee.


Second update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Do weekly backups
  • Finish charging up my watch
  • Post regular updates on my health
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Move money across to cover bills
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Not sure if...

...it's dust, dirty air or because I'm so cold, but I'm sneezing like a good'un right now.


The watermelon fans were very weird to eat and I can't stop burping now lol


After standing at the sink getting washed, I'm even more wobbly than before now, so I'm not gonna move off the sofa for a while otherwise I'll end up on the floor when I do my laps.


My resting heart rate right now is between 80 and 84 bpm and my blood pressure is at... oooh! I desperately need to charge my watch up 'cos it's running on literally empty!  I knew there was something I was forgetting!  I'll make myself another hot drink while I'm waiting for my watch to get enough juice to reliably function while I'm doing them.


BFN


First update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Do weekly backups
  • Post regular updates on my health
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Move money across to cover bills
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (10th April 2024) breakfast photo

Today's breakfast was slightly different to the Berry Granola, soya milk and 250ml bottle of orange juice I've had for the last 4 days 'cos I had a 95g pack of watermelon fans too this morning.  I also finished off the 10 servings box of granola in only 5 days, so I've obviously had double portion sizes so far!


Here's today's breakfast photo:


My carer has just left and...

...she was one of the good ones 'cos she was able to remind me that I'd washed everywhere and also that I'd brushed my teeth and put my deodorant on, so she's one of the rare ones who actually helps!


I made her late for her next client though 'cos she was here for 19 minutes this morning - woops!


Time to go and make myself some breakfast then my first hot drink of the day methinks.


Yay!

Just been for a poo and didn't fall over, which is a relief.  I wobbled pretty significantly but I remembered to use the towel in the bathroom to dry my hands instead of adding steps, wobbles and potentially falls by using the one in the kitchen.


I'm already shivering so I hope Broad Oak get in touch with the manufacturer and they come out to fix whatever is wrong with my central heating PDQ!  I've always gotten cold quickly but my disability puts me at risk of getting hypothermia too, which I really wanna avoid.


Gonna publish this before my morning carer arrives.


So far so good with my health

So far this morning is my usual pain in my lower back, neck, arms, hands, knees, lower legs and feet.  I'm absolutely shattered already and I've only been awake for an hour.


It was a nightmare to drag myself out of bed this morning and the stiffness didn't do anything to help either.


I'm itchy as well this morning for some reason, but that's pretty normal isn't it?  It certainly is for me!


I've gotta remember to try and find or maybe invest in a new set of nail clippers 'cos my right big toe nail definitely needs to be cut!


The wobbliness is pretty good so far today and I've only wobbled into walls 9 times since coming downstairs on my bum.  I wasn't counting how many times I wobbled when I was still upstairs 'cos I was concentrating on not literally falling down the stairs and risking breaking my glasses.


My sight is a nightmare this morning - everything is a blurred double so I've just gotta put up and shut up with that, just like everything else.


The unsteadiness is pretty good so far, so hopefully I won't slip over while I'm getting washed and dressed, probably alone again 'cos my carers are more interested in leaning against the kitchen cabinet or  throwing the towel basket onto the floor so that they can sit on my perching stool or shower chair.  A couple of them have complained that the perching stool is too small for them so I'll have to hit Amazon and find a bigger one for them and give the current one back to the physio.


My cotton wool head is pretty standard for me, so I hope today won't be too bad.


My first carer of the day could turn up at any point between 6.30am and 11am and I pay for them to stay for 30 minutes but they only have to stay for 18 to be paid, which is what the vast majority of them do, so I'd best publish this and get ready to answer the door.


Welcome to a day in my world.


Today's (10th April 2024) to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Do weekly backups
  • Post regular updates on my health
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Move money across to cover bills
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Gooood morning all

I've remembered that it's Wednesday today so I started off the weekly virus scan as soon as the program loaded up and it's done 13%, no 15%, no 17% so far and now it's up to 28% so it's zipping along nice and quickly now that it's lumbered into life.


I've popped my 5 morning pills so it's time to crack on with putting my day's to-do list together.


Gonna be totally open and honest about my health today, so avoid the 'health' tag if you don't wanna know the truth.


Up to 30% with the virus scan now.


Tuesday 9 April 2024

Nite nite orl

I'm absolutely pooped so I'm gonna head straight on up to bed.


Can someone remind me to charge up my phone in the morning pretty please?


Time for me to pootle on up to bed.


Nite nite orl.


Fifth and final update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Put in next grocery order
  • Move money across to cover bills
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Check status of repeat prescription - it was sent to the pharmacy yesterday so I'll hopefully have them in my hands early next week with any luck
  • Take 2 slices of fruit loaf out of the freezer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Eat fruit loaf
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Put bags in front of the door
  • Bring in groceries
  • Put groceries away
  • Hang bags back up
  • Put FitBit image together
  • Code and upload FitBit image to my home page
  • Clear browser caches ready for tomorrow's virus scan
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

My solar panels have already smashed...

...the £200 of renewable energy and as of about 2 minutes ago, they are at £203.11.


They've slowed down to about a fiver a day now, but that's still a fiver more than not having them!


I need...

...chocolate and to spend money needlessly so I'm really fighting my two addictions right now.


I've got chocolate covered raisins, peanuts and banana slices in the kitchen which really isn't helping and I've got waaaay too many tubs of me-friendly drinking chocolates in the cupboard but I've only got 93 calories left in my budget and one mug of the drinking chocolate alone is 171 calories so I can't have that either, so I've just gotta sit it out until I can take my pills and crawl up to bed I think.


Fourth update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Put in next grocery order
  • Move money across to cover bills
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Check status of repeat prescription - it was sent to the pharmacy yesterday so I'll hopefully have them in my hands early next week with any luck
  • Take 2 slices of fruit loaf out of the freezer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Eat fruit loaf
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Put bags in front of the door
  • Bring in groceries
  • Put groceries away
  • Hang bags back up
  • Put FitBit image together
  • Code and upload FitBit image to my home page
  • Clear browser caches ready for tomorrow's virus scan
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

That's a huuuge relief then!

My groceries have just been delivered and I was nervous about the size and weight of the box of oranges that I'd bought.  I was dreading it being the size and weight of a Christmas apple hamper, but I was wrong, so so wrong.  It's small enough to fit in just about half of the top shelf of my fridge and it was light enough for me to put the bottles of orange juice in the same bag as well as carrying it all the way to the fridge with my weakest arm!


Assuming they really are seedless and they really are easy to peel, they might be another regular purchase for me!


Third update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Put in next grocery order
  • Move money across to cover bills
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Check status of repeat prescription - it was sent to the pharmacy yesterday so I'll hopefully have them in my hands early next week with any luck
  • Take 2 slices of fruit loaf out of the freezer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Eat fruit loaf
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Put bags in front of the door
  • Bring in groceries
  • Put groceries away
  • Hang bags back up
  • Put FitBit image together
  • Code and upload FitBit image to my home page
  • Clear browser caches ready for tomorrow's virus scan
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (9th April 2024) lunch photo

Back to normal with me making my lunch of a mug of instant Vegetable Cup Soup again today 'cos my lunchtime carer was more interested in sitting down using her phone than supporting me, but she washed up the mug and spoon when I'd finished drinking it, which is more than most carers do, so I'd best not complain 😏


Here's today's lunch photo:


Second update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Put in next grocery order
  • Move money across to cover bills
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Check status of repeat prescription - it was sent to the pharmacy yesterday so I'll hopefully have them in my hands early next week with any luck
  • Take 2 slices of fruit loaf out of the freezer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Eat fruit loaf
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Put bags in front of the door
  • Bring in groceries
  • Put groceries away
  • Hang bags back up
  • Put FitBit image together
  • Code and upload FitBit image to my home page
  • Clear browser caches ready for tomorrow's virus scan
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Assuming I remember, tomorrow will be...

...another glimpse into my life and health with a rare neurological disability.


I'll try and remember to use the 'health' and/or 'whine' tags, so you can avoid those blog posts if you want to, but it'll be another glimpse into the real me and what I constantly hide.  It'll be me and my disability raw and unfiltered so be prepared for a few shocks along the way 'cos I hide everything I will talk about from literally everyone - nobody knows the real me 'cos I've never been able to trust anyone enough to believe that I'm telling the truth about just how bad my life and health really are.


Tomorrow is gonna be a very rare chance to see what 15 hours in my life are, totally honestly and with nothing hidden.


First update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Put in next grocery order
  • Move money across to cover bills
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Check status of repeat prescription - it was sent to the pharmacy yesterday so I'll hopefully have them in my hands early next week with any luck
  • Take 2 slices of fruit loaf out of the freezer
  • Have breakfast
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Eat fruit loaf
  • Do the news
  • Keep working on memorial site
  • Have lunch
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Come up with list of questions for my GP - I've got the first few written down, but there are bound to be more lol
  • Ask for help planning NaNo book from friends and family - ask for as much detail and accurate dates as possible
  • Plan out NaNo book
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Put bags in front of the door
  • Bring in groceries
  • Put groceries away
  • Hang bags back up
  • Clear browser caches ready for tomorrow's virus scan
  • Find out about changing time on central heating
  • Give out of date food to Freegler
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find crystal cabinet - there might be a way to get one (or more) from Mindful Souls at some point in future, but I'll keep looking for one (or more) for my other crystals too
  • Find more Pagany things
  • Read and review a book on my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (9th April 2024) breakfast photo

Today's breakfast was another bowl of Berry Granola with soya milk and a bottle of orange juice.  I think I got the amount of milk pretty much spot on this morning, so that was a relief.


Here's today's breakfast photo:


Today's carer was...

...incredible!


She chatted to me and helped me to relax, then kept me safe as I got washed, reminded me that I needed to brush my teeth when I wandered off to get dressed, put the toothpaste on the brush for me then got the mouthwash ready for me as I was brushing my teeth.  If there were more carers like today's and yesterday lunchtime's then I wouldn't have any complaints at all!