Monday 22 July 2024

Nite nite orl

I've had a somewhat busy, but relatively relaxing day today but I forgot about the reading until less than an hour before bedtime so I'm only 12% of the way through the book and I bet I'll forget to pick it back up again tomorrow.


Gotta remember that it's grocery day tomorrow so I need to put in my next order and put the bags down in front of the door in preparation as soon as I've done my laps... bet I'll forget that too until right at the last minute.


I've popped my last two pills of the day and finished the boxes so I've started the two new ones ready for tomorrow.


Time for me to head to beddy-byes now methinks.


Nite nite orl.


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

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Charge up watch
  • Charge up FitBit - just started it going
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Weigh myself
  • Log weight into FitBit
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Bring waste food caddy back in
  • Sort out payment security issue online - I think I know what's happened, but I'll try and remember to phone the bank tomorrow, just to be sure
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch
  • Bring plate through to the living room to eat
  • Have lunch of leftovers
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Give DVDs to Freegler
  • Bring in delivery?
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Third update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Charge up watch
  • Charge up FitBit - just started it going
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Weigh myself
  • Log weight into FitBit
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Bring waste food caddy back in
  • Sort out payment security issue online - I think I know what's happened, but I'll try and remember to phone the bank tomorrow, just to be sure
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch
  • Bring plate through to the living room to eat
  • Have lunch of leftovers
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Give DVDs to Freegler
  • Bring in delivery?
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to 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
  • Charge up watch
  • Charge up FitBitjust started it going
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Weigh myself
  • Log weight into FitBit
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Bring waste food caddy back in
  • Sort out payment security issue online - I think I know what's happened, but I'll try and remember to phone the bank tomorrow, just to be sure
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch
  • Bring plate through to the living room to eat
  • Have lunch of leftovers
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Give DVDs to Freegler
  • Bring in delivery?
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (22nd July 2024) lunch photo

Today's lunch was my usual Monday leftovers, but today it was 4 plant-based sausages and tenderstem broccoli with a 500ml glass of water to wash it all down with.


Here's today's lunch photo:


First update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Charge up watch
  • Charge up FitBit - just started it going
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Weigh myself
  • Log weight into FitBit
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Bring waste food caddy back in
  • Sort out payment security issue online - I think I know what's happened, but I'll try and remember to phone the bank tomorrow, just to be sure
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Give DVDs to Freegler
  • Bring in delivery?
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (22nd July 2024) breakfast photo

Today's breakfast was the same as it has been for the last few weeks - a bowl of choccie Weetabix with plant protein soya milk and a substituted bottle of orange juice.


Here's today's breakfast photo:



I've just weighed myself and...

...I'm exactly the same weight as I was a week ago, so I'm happy with that and obviously need to turn my FitBit graph very red 6 days a week and slightly blue on the other day.


Pig-outs and creamy hot chocolates here I come again!


Today's (22nd July 2024) to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Charge up watch
  • Charge up FitBit
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Weigh myself
  • Log weight into FitBit
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps?
  • Bring waste food caddy back in
  • Sort out payment security issue online - I think I know what's happened, but I'll try and remember to phone the bank tomorrow, just to be sure
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps?
  • Give DVDs to Freegler
  • Bring in delivery?
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Mornin' all

Well, so far so good with the remembering.  I noticed that my watch was at half power last night which prompted me to have a look at my FitBit charge level and that was at 74% so knew I had to remember to charge them both up this morning.  I've put my watch on to charge and I'll try and remember to charge up my FitBit after I've had breakfast and done my laps (assuming I'm still in the safe weight zone when I weigh myself this morning).  Gotta bring the food waste caddy back in and I wanna try and read for a while today too... we'll have to wait and see how the day goes though 'cos I'll potentially be run off my feet today.


The daily virus scan has just finished and was still, reassuringly, clear so that's a relief.


I've popped my morning pills with my morning glass of water so I've just gotta wait for my carer now.


This first post is getting long, so I'm gonna shut up now and hopefully put my to-do list up before my carer gets here.


BBS (I hope)


Sunday 21 July 2024

Nite nite orl

I've had a thoroughly exhausting 3 days so I've popped my last two pills of the week and I'm heading straight off to beddy-byes.


I'll see you all in the morning.


Nite nite orl.


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

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Refill bottle with squash
  • Charge up both phones
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Put drink in bag
  • Bring bag in
  • Sort out payment security issue online - I think I know what's happened, but I'll try and remember to phone the bank tomorrow, just to be sure
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Refill dosette box
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Look for more longer-term pill cutter - just invested in one as well as a set of shelves for the phone and a crystal cabinet to go behind the sofa, so there's just the two big ones to go either side of the window now
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Third update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Refill bottle with squash
  • Charge up both phones
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Put drink in bag
  • Bring bag in
  • Sort out payment security issue online - I think I know what's happened, but I'll try and remember to phone the bank tomorrow, just to be sure
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Refill dosette box
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Look for more longer-term pill cutter - just invested in one as well as a set of shelves for the phone and a crystal cabinet to go behind the sofa, so there's just the two big ones to go either side of the window now
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to 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
  • Refill bottle with squash
  • Charge up both phones
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Put drink in bag
  • Bring bag in
  • Sort out payment security issue online
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Refill dosette box
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Look for more longer-term pill cutter
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (21st July 2024) breakfast photo

This is a veeeery late photo 'cos my email programme decided to throw a strop on me again this morning and has only just opened back up again.


My last breakfast of the week was my usual choccie Weetabix with plant protein soya milk and a bottle of substituted orange juice.


Here's the last photo of the week:


First update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Refill bottle with squash
  • Charge up both phones
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Put drink in bag
  • Bring bag in
  • Sort out payment security issue online
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (21st July 2024) to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Refill bottle with squash
  • Charge up both phones
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Sort out payment security issue online
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Mornin' all

I'm absolutely shattered this morning 'cos I went to bed at 7.30pm, woke up at 11pm, dozed off and on until 3am when I came down for an emergency wee and couldn't get back to sleep!


I've taken my morning pills and run the daily virus scan (which was still clear) as well as refilling the bottle with squash and putting my phones on to charge.


I managed to swallow all my pills without crunching any of them up this morning, and I think I've worked out why it was happening - I hadn't got enough water in my mouth to swallow the magic pill - I took large mouthfuls each time this morning and bingo!


Time to put today's to-do list up before I forget and/or my last carer of the week arrives.


BBS

Saturday 20 July 2024

Nite nite orl

I'm absolutely wiped out again but incredibly proud of myself for the second day on the trot.  I know that the things I've talked about have been miniscule to most people but they have totally used up every last little bit of energy and strength I've had so I don't care if you aren't proud of me 'cos I'm incredibly proud of myself right now.


I've popped my pills and can feel every last little bit of me swelling up, so I'm gonna crawl up to bed and hopefully fall pretty much straight to sleep with any luck.


I'll see you all 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
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Offer anything my in-laws don't want from yesterday on Freegle - I've made a start and got someone interested in one of the things already! - they are all offered now and someone is gonna take 3 things on Monday with any luck
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Have weekly bath
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridgeI'm gonna spend the rest of the afternoon and evening drinking them
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

I realise that I might be making a mountain out of a molehill, but...

...in the last 24 hours I've managed to:

  • tidy up more of the spare room
  • take photos of my discoveries
  • ask my siblings-in-law if they want anything that I'd found
  • scrub the toilet to within an inch of its life
  • advertise all of my spare room discoveries on Freegle
  • arrange for 3 of the things to be picked up on Monday
  • increase my TBR pile
  • scrub the bathroom sink to within an inch of its life
  • polished the bathroom tap (and got soaked as a result)
  • cleaned the shower screen
  • scrubbed the bath to within an inch of its life
  • replaced the liquid soap in the bathroom
  • scrubbed the air-lock and kitchen floors

  • scrubbed the kitchen counters
  • scrubbed the kitchen sink and draining board
  • scrubbed the kitchen taps (and got soaked for the second time)
  • put the dry cutlery and bowl away
  • vacuumed the hallway and living room carpets
  • collapsed in a heap just in time to take my pills and head to bed
Literally the only things that haven't been scrubbed are the windows and mirrors in the bathroom and kitchen, but the only reason they got away with it is 'cos I couldn't find anything suitable to safely use.

I'm incredibly proud of myself for everything I've achieved in 2 days and I'm gonna be paying for it for a loooong time, but it was worth it.

Second update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Offer anything my in-laws don't want from yesterday on FreegleI've made a start and got someone interested in one of the things already! - they are all offered now and someone is gonna take 3 things on Monday with any luck
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Have weekly bath
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge - I'm gonna spend the rest of the afternoon and evening drinking them
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (20th July 2024) lunch photo

I completely forgot to send the original photo to myself and I've since done my physio and had a bath so I'm only 3½ hours late with this photo lol


Lunch today was the last sachet in the box of vegetable instant soup and 8 chocolate biscuit bars.


Here's today's lunch photo at last:



First update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Offer anything my in-laws don't want from yesterday on Freegle - I've made a start and got someone interested in one of the things already!
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Have weekly bath
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (20th July 2024) breakfast photo

My breakfast was the same as it has been for the last few weeks and will be, at a guess, until Wednesday 'cos I think there are 4 breakfasts left in the sleeve of Weetabix with Chocolate and I've got about a litre and a half of soya milk left as well as 5 substituted orange juices.


Here's today's breakfast photo:



Today's (20th July 2024) to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Offer anything my in-laws don't want from yesterday on Freegle
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Have weekly bath
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Mornin' all

Well I'm sore, stiff, achey and very very wobbly this morning but that's totally normal for me after yesterday.  I'm gonna have my weekly bath after lunch so I'm hoping the hot water will help me to recover in time for tomorrow.


I've popped my morning pills with my morning glass of water and only crunched one of them up today but that was purely out of habit rather than the size of it - I was proud of myself until that point!  lol


The virus scan was clear so it's time to publish this and put today's to-do list up methinks.


BBS


Friday 19 July 2024

Nite nite orl

I'm absolutely worn out after going up and down stairs so many times this morning, trying to sort out more of the spare room!  Unless you knew where to look and what to look for, you wouldn't even notice the difference!


I've done as much as I can today though, and it's a space as opposed to motivation issue that stopped me doing any more.  When I've got rid of today's stuff I'll be able to do more, but until then I've done what I can and deserve to crawl on up to bed and zonk right out as soon as my head hits the pillow.


I'll see you all in the morning.


Nite nite orl.


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

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Tidy up a bit more of the spare room - nowhere near as much as I was hoping, but it wasn't safe for me to do any more
  • Bring printer paper downstairs
  • Put paper in its new home
  • Bring envelopes downstairs
  • Put envelopes in their new home
  • Tidy up more of bedroom
  • Bring unwanted things downstairs
  • Take photo's of unwanted things
  • Download and resize photos
  • See if my in-laws want anything
  • Offer anything they don't want on Freegle
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Third update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Tidy up a bit more of the spare room - nowhere near as much as I was hoping, but it wasn't safe for me to do any more
  • Bring printer paper downstairs
  • Put paper in its new home
  • Bring envelopes downstairs
  • Put envelopes in their new home
  • Tidy up more of bedroom
  • Bring unwanted things downstairs
  • Take photo's of unwanted things
  • Download and resize photos
  • See if my in-laws want anything
  • Offer anything they don't want on Freegle
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (19th July 2024) lunch photo

I'm almost 2 hours late with this photo but I had to do a couple of things before I totally forgot (yes, my memory really is that bad thanks to my Neurological disability) but here's today's lunch photo - I've had sooo much chocolate today lol



Second update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Tidy up a bit more of the spare room - nowhere near as much as I was hoping, but it wasn't safe for me to do any more
  • Bring printer paper downstairs
  • Put paper in its new home
  • Bring envelopes downstairs
  • Put envelopes in their new home
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to 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
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Tidy up a bit more of the spare room
  • Bring printer paper downstairs
  • Put paper in its new home
  • Bring envelopes downstairs
  • Put envelopes in their new home
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (19th July 2024) breakfast photo

I started off the last sleeve of Weetabix with chocolate and a new carton of plant protein soya milk with a bottle of substituted orange juice again this morning.


Here's today's breakfast photo:


Today's (19th July 2024) to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Tidy up a bit more of the spare room
  • Bring printer paper downstairs
  • Put paper in its new home
  • Bring envelopes downstairs
  • Put envelopes in their new home
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Keep an eye on Olio to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Mornin' all

Well, it looks like today will be another day with techie/internet issues 'cos I've already had to reboot once to get an internet connection.


I've run the daily virus scan (which was still clear) while I popped my morning pills with my morning glass of water then took the first of today's videos.


Today's housework task is to tidy up a bit more of the bedrooms and put more stuff onto Freegle.  I don't wanna do it, but it's the biggest task of the week and it needs to be done so I'll have to try and find the motivation from somewhere.


Time to publish this and try to put my to-do list together while I wait for my first carer of the day - will she be a normal useless one, or one like Rose yesterday lunchtime?


Thursday 18 July 2024

Nite nite orl

I've had an exhausting day today so I'm now shivery, shakey and swollen so I'm heading off to beddy-byes.


I'll see you all in the morning.


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
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Bring in delivery? - it's been dispatched and it's coming through the post, so hopefully it'll be like yesterday's delivery and come with the postie rather than having to wait around for a specific delivery just for me - it's hopefully small enough for the postie to bring with him/her lol - still due tomorrow or Friday but that could change at any time lol - gotta be on high alert for the door today and tomorrow - apparently it's "arriving today by 8pm" so that's OK - it's just arrived
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up - my carer did it for me today!
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Advertise posture corrector on Olio
  • Advertise plug on Olio
  • Advertise food catcher on Olio
  • Advertise clothes airer on Olio
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to 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
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Bring in delivery? - it's been dispatched and it's coming through the post, so hopefully it'll be like yesterday's delivery and come with the postie rather than having to wait around for a specific delivery just for me - it's hopefully small enough for the postie to bring with him/her lol - still due tomorrow or Friday but that could change at any time lol - gotta be on high alert for the door today and tomorrow - apparently it's "arriving today by 8pm" so that's OK - it's just arrived
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up - my carer did it for me today!
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Advertise posture corrector on Olio
  • Advertise plug on Olio
  • Advertise food catcher on Olio
  • Advertise clothes airer on Olio
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Review: FOREST FEAST Vegan NUTM!LK CHOCORAISINS 110g

Available here

My usual supplier of choccie raisins has only supplied them once in the last 3 orders I've placed with them, so I've given up with getting them from this particular place now and decided to try trusty old Amazon.


These came up in the search I did for me-friendly choccie raisins and at over £25 for less than a kilo, I was only going to give them one single chance to blow my socks off with the quality.


They arrived just before my lunchtime carer turned up so wasn't able to try them before lunch.  I needed a chocolate 'fix' after having such a savoury lunch so opened up the box and checked the ingredients.


Yep, me friendly and suitable for vegans so it had ticked all the boxes so far.


Nervously opened the first bag, expecting it to be full but when I looked into the bag, the vast majority was air and there was about 2cm of choccie raisins right at the bottom of the bag... a big disappointment and the first star was wobbly already.


I nervously reached in and picked out a single choccie raisin...


...put it in my mouth...


...chewed (obviously lol)...


POW!


Instant hit of pure chocolatey delight!


I reached in and took a few more out of the bag.


Bullseye!


Have I found my new favourite choccie raisin supplier?


I finished the bag off and I was immediately craving more, so I got a second bag and opened it.


Bam!


Waaay too moreish.


I had to be strict with myself and take the other 4 bags through to the kitchen to put them away before I polished the lot off in one sitting.


They are very expensive but worth every penny to me!

Today's (18th July 2024) lunch photo

Today's lunch was the same as yesterday's - a mug of Heinz vegetable Cup Soup, made by me and brought in by my carer who sat down for a maximum of a minute before spotting my mug and glass on the floor, washed those up then she came in and asked about a couple of photo's I've got on display then washed up the soup mug and spoon too!  Truly spoilt this afternoon!


I've since had my first me-friendly creamy hot chocolate of the day and 2 bags of a new-to-me, vegan friendly, chocolate raisins because I couldn't stop at just one bag!  lol  They are expensive at £25.16 for 6 packs of 110g each, but worth every penny to me!


I'm going to regret this, but...

...I've opened the 3 downstairs windows and the back door to let a bit of air through the house, but it won't do my hayfever any favours!


Third update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Bring in delivery?it's been dispatched and it's coming through the post, so hopefully it'll be like yesterday's delivery and come with the postie rather than having to wait around for a specific delivery just for me - it's hopefully small enough for the postie to bring with him/her lol - still due tomorrow or Friday but that could change at any time lol - gotta be on high alert for the door today and tomorrow - apparently it's "arriving today by 8pm" so that's OK - it's just arrived
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Advertise posture corrector on Olio
  • Advertise plug on Olio
  • Advertise food catcher on Olio
  • Advertise clothes airer on Olio
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to 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
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Bring in delivery? - it's been dispatched and it's coming through the post, so hopefully it'll be like yesterday's delivery and come with the postie rather than having to wait around for a specific delivery just for me - it's hopefully small enough for the postie to bring with him/her lol - still due tomorrow or Friday but that could change at any time lol - gotta be on high alert for the door today and tomorrow - apparently it's "arriving today by 8pm" so that's OK
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Advertise posture corrector on Olio
  • Advertise plug on Olio
  • Advertise food catcher on Olio
  • Advertise clothes airer on Olio
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (18th July 2024) breakfast photo

Today's breakfast was the same as I've been having for the last little while - choccie Weetabix with plant protein soya milk and a 250ml bottle of orange juice.  After I did my physio I treated myself to a 500ml bottle of Lipton mango iced tea too and I've been burping like a good'un ever since lol


Here's today's breakfast photo:


First update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Bring in delivery? - it's been dispatched and it's coming through the post, so hopefully it'll be like yesterday's delivery and come with the postie rather than having to wait around for a specific delivery just for me - it's hopefully small enough for the postie to bring with him/her lol - still due tomorrow or Friday but that could change at any time lol - gotta be on high alert for the door today and tomorrow
  • Do morning laps
  • Fill bottles with orange juice
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (18th July 2024) to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Run daily virus scan
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Bring in delivery? - it's been dispatched and it's coming through the post, so hopefully it'll be like yesterday's delivery and come with the postie rather than having to wait around for a specific delivery just for me - it's hopefully small enough for the postie to bring with him/her lol - still due tomorrow or Friday but that could change at any time lol - gotta be on high alert for the door today and tomorrow
  • Do morning laps
  • Fill bottles with orange juice
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Mornin' all

Well, I managed to get the backups done by about 7.30-7.45pm yesterday, so it was past my bedtime but that's it for another week now and I have got the day totally clear, other than the delivery and rushing to the bathroom every 30 seconds after I've had my weekly caffeine hit.


I've run the daily virus scan, popped my morning pills and taken the first video of the day, so I've just gotta wait for my carer to arrive now.


Gonna put today's to-do list together then crack open the caffeine while I wait for my carer, then it's breakfast time!


TTFN


Wednesday 17 July 2024

Technology/nite nite orl

I've been trying to do the backups since 9.05am, I've rebooted 3 times and restarted them 9 times today, so I'm gonna shut as much as I can down so that there's more memory for them to use and potentially leave it running all night (if it still hasn't finished by bedtime) which I'm not happy about but there's nothing I can do about it.


I can still read and reply to very very short emails on my phone and if it's urgent then just text me, but if you don't hear from me before tomorrow, I'll be fine, just not able to use any of my programmes until my backups have finally finished.


I'll hopefully see you all in the morning, same as normal, but for now it's a very early nite nite orl.


I need...

...chocolate.  In vast quantities.  Right now. lol

Second update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Charge up phones
  • Charge up FitBit
  • Run weekly virus scan
  • Do backups - second time lucky? - 5th attempt so far today!
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Bring in delivery? - it's been dispatched and it's coming through the post, so hopefully it'll be like yesterday's delivery and come with the postie rather than having to wait around for a specific delivery just for me - it's hopefully small enough for the postie to bring with him/her lol - still due tomorrow or Friday but that could change at any time lol
  • Do morning laps
  • Fill bottles with orange juice
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Refill squash bottle
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (17th July 2024) lunch photo

I've had all kinds of issues with my weekly backups since 9.07am and I'm giving them one last chance to work before I give up entirely.


Today's lunch was my first mug of instant soup, made by me and brought in by my fantastic carer.  It was my first mug of instant (vegetable) Cup Soup since the end of March and my belly is having a difficult job adjusting 'cos I've been "parping like a good'un" as my late hubby would say if he was still alive... I'd be making him proud of my "bottom burps" for the last 2½ hours!  lol


Here's today's lunch photo:


First update to today's to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Charge up phones
  • Charge up FitBit
  • Run weekly virus scan
  • Do backups - second time lucky?
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Bring in delivery? - it's been dispatched and it's coming through the post, so hopefully it'll be like yesterday's delivery and come with the postie rather than having to wait around for a specific delivery just for me - it's hopefully small enough for the postie to bring with him/her lol - still due tomorrow or Friday but that could change at any time lol
  • Do morning laps
  • Fill bottles with orange juice
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Refill squash bottle
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Today's (17th July 2024) breakfast photo

I timed my breakfast just right so that I could do my laps in half an hour and be able to claim 2 active hours on my FitBit "Active Hours" this morning so as a result, this post and photo are a bit later than they should be.


Breakfast this morning was my usual choccie Weetabix with plant protein soya milk and the last bottle of substituted orange juice from last week.  It was substituted again yesterday so I've gotta fill the bottles that I saved later on so that I get 250ml of orange juice each morning instead of a 500ml glassful lol


Here's today's breakfast photo:


Today's (17th July 2024) to-do list

  • Drink glass of water
  • Take morning pills
  • Charge up phones
  • Charge up FitBit
  • Run weekly virus scan
  • Do backups
  • Turn on air purifier
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Bring in delivery? - it's been dispatched and it's coming through the post, so hopefully it'll be like yesterday's delivery and come with the postie rather than having to wait around for a specific delivery just for me - it's hopefully small enough for the postie to bring with him/her lol - still due tomorrow or Friday but that could change at any time lol
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Take photo of lunch in the kitchen
  • Bring mug through to the living room to drink
  • Have lunch of instant soup
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • If I get hungry, there are milkshakes in the fridge
  • If I can wait for half an hour then there's fruit bread too
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

 

Mornin' all

Well, I've found the new sweet spot for sleep recording on my FitBit... it needs to be over 70% charged when I go to bed 'cos if it's in the high 60's then it won't record my sleep.


I've put both phones and my FitBit on to charge until about 6am when I'll take the video and wait for my first carer of the day.


I've popped my morning pills with my morning glass of water while I was waiting for my weekly virus scan to kick into action and I'll have to remember to refill the bottle with squash after lunch (when I'll drain it with my lunchtime pill) so that I can be ready for tonight.


Time to publish this and put up today's to-do list now methinks.


BBS


Tuesday 16 July 2024

Nite nite orl

I'm absolutely shattered after bringing in a heavy bag of shopping a few hours ago, so I've taken my pills bang on time and I'm heading straight off to beddy-byes now.


I'll see you all in the morning.


Nite nite orl.


Seventh 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 new grocery order
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save first video
  • Compress first video
  • Put first video on my new blog
  • Get washed and dressed with my carer
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save second video
  • Compress second video
  • Put second video on my new blog
  • Have breakfast
  • Do washing up
  • Log breakfast into FitBit app
  • Put photo of breakfast on here and Instagram
  • Bring in delivery? - it's been dispatched and it's coming through the post, so hopefully it'll be like yesterday's delivery and come with the postie rather than having to wait around for a specific delivery just for me - it's hopefully small enough for the postie to bring with him/her lol
  • Do morning laps
  • Do the news
  • Take bread out of the freezer
  • Take pre-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom
  • Save third video
  • Compress third video
  • Put third video on my new blog
  • Have lunch
  • Take post-carer visit video of kitchen and bathroom - completely forgot!
  • Log lunch into FitBit app
  • Put photo of my lunch up on here and Instagram
  • Save fourth video
  • Compress fourth video
  • Put fourth video on my new blog
  • Take lunchtime pill
  • Put FitBit image together
  • Code and upload FitBit image to my homepage
  • Do washing up
  • Do afternoon laps
  • Put bags in front of the door
  • Bring in groceries
  • Put groceries away
  • Clear browser cache's ready for tomorrow's weekly virus scan
  • Keep an eye on Freegle to see if anyone wants anything
  • Give two things to Olio-er
  • Find more books to add to my TBR pile
  • Study my courses
  • Take evening pills
  • Go to bed

Tomorrow, I've gotta remember...

...in pretty much this order:

  • Not to open my email programmes because...
  • it's Wednesday so it's the weekly virus scan so...
  • putting my laptop on the floor for breakfast isn't a problem and...
  • there's no need to get anxious about having enough time for the backups this week because...
  • lunch will be a mug of instant soup that I've gotta...
  • take a photo of in the kitchen then...
  • bring it into the living room to drink.
  • If I get hungry in the afternoon then there are chocolate milkshakes in the fridge and...
  • if I can wait for half an hour, I can have fruit loaf too.
  • Most of all, don't stress out!!!
It'll take a few days for my body to get used to the new lunches again before I start having toast for breakfast too, I've just gotta be patient and go easy on myself if my body starts complaining.

I won't need to put my laptop on the floor other than for my breakfasts, but that shouldn't be too much of a problem 'cos my carer will have gone by then and the weekly virus scan will still be chugging away so my external hard drive will still be in its home so I just need to listen to my body and give it whatever it tells me it needs.

I've also gotta remember to charge up my phones and FitBit between carer visits too as well as doing my laps.  It's gonna be all go tomorrow, but I'll be fine as long as I take it one small step at a time and don't get stressed out about anything - I'll lean on Gaia and ask Her for reassurance and support if things start going haywire, but timing isn't so important tomorrow, I've just gotta remember the virus scan and backups mean the lunch photo will be in the kitchen until I'm back to having solid lunches again.