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Heres a bit of an update

Yesterday I stayed home all day. I didnt get up to very much. I kinda just had a lazy day. My home help came and helped me cook. Other than that I didnt see anyone but I did facetime with my friend Sarah. Twice. That was fun. I read some of my book the girl in the mirror by Cathy Glass. I’m on chapter 9 now. I like it but I prefer her foster care memoirs to her novels. They’re more gripping and they are page turners, where as her novels arent. But I will read it anyway, still though cant wait for her new book girl alone to come out in september. Mom came over this morning to help me sort out all of my clothes. We recycled some stuff that I dont use or ware and we sorted the rest of them so that I know whats what for school and what clothes I have that fit me. I found two brand new pairs of jeans that I bought months ago but never wore because they were too tight. Now they fit me perfectly. Am so happy about that. It saves me some money because I was gonna buy some new jeans on Friday. Mom also cut my grass in the back yard and front of the house. She also made me breakfast which was nice since usually I make my own. I got my water bill and I had to speak to someone about it and was trying to get through to their customer services department for ages but couldnt. Eventually I realised there was a problem with my phone and I thought I’d been cut off. But I wasnt cut off, the problem was with the phone company. Its all fixed again now and I finally did get through and speak to someone and the problem with my bill is sorted. I had my dr Barry apt this afternoon. That went really well. I told her about my weight loss and she was delighted for me. We talked about starting school, and before I left she wished me luck for starting on Monday. We talked about a couple other things too. Mostly about the plan Mark and I made, therapy, system stuff etc. It was a great apt and I left feeling great. Came home then, ate my dinner, fed Nitro, and am now chilling out playing on facebook, doing email, watching tv, etc. Its really been a good couple of days. My mood is good. I feel fantastic. I’m happy and positive. I like this feeling.

it turned into a busy Saturday

> Well my day got very busy. i got up at 6 even though i’d set my alarm to go off between 7 30 and 8 AM. I got the sleep cycle alarm clock last night and started using it and I love it. Its a really useful ap. I only payed 99 cent for it too which was nice. Its totally accessible too which I like. Anyway. My PA came at 9 AM and we cleaned my house. She washed my dishes which she didnt have to do so that was nice. She vacumed and put my washing on and hung out my wet washing to dry. She took out my rubbish and cleaned my work surfaces and stuff too which I was happy about. At 10 aM we walked for 2 miles to the local grocery store, it took us half an hour to walk 2 miles. I was exhausted when we got there but at least i got my exercise in for the day. We had breakfast in the restaurant at the store. I had toast and some sausages and a mug of hot tea. After we ate we went to the grocery part because I needed some stuff. I didnt need much but I did buy sparkling water, 8 bottles of it, 2 litre bottles. I also got honeydew melon, bllueberries, crisp breads, cream cheese which was low fat, and cashu nuts unsalted ones. We got a taxi home because there is no way we could have carried all that stuff. When we got home and packed the stuff away my PA did my ironing which there was quite a lot of. Then it was time to go to our parents and she dropped me off there. I had lunch of cream cheese on crisp breads and some melon. Now I’m just catching up on my email and texting with friends and blogging. I’m going to have a prertty chilled out evening, I dont have any plans. I like when I can relax though too, thats always nice. My sister wont be coming to our moms today or tomorrow because she’s going out with friends and also with her partners sister..they’re going to take their kids some places. So its just us and our parents and the dogs. Hope your all having a great Saturday. > carol anne
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Tuesday update

so my tuesday was really productive and busy. i didnt think it would be but i was pleasantly surprised.
first my PA came at 9 AM. she usually comes on saturday, but last saturday i was in dublin so she didnt come. instead we changed our day to today. so she came and i had plenty for her to do. she did the ironing, vacuming, mopped the floors, changed my bed, and other housework that i needed to get done. that took about an hour. then we went to the store because i needed batteries and milk and some things for nitro. while at the store i got a smoothie, instead of a coffee. we came back to my house then and we sat chatting for a while, drinking our smoothies, and it was nice to just do that. i let her go half an hour early because there wasnt anything else left for her to do. she’ll come again this saturday as usual though and i’m sure i’ll have plenty for her to do.
after she left i called my friend, then my home help aid came and she helped me make some food. i made a chicken curry. i find now that i’m being more health conscious its easier if i organise my meals and then i dont binge on foods that i shouldnt, or eat the wrong types of foods. so i made a curry, putting lots of veggies in it and i made rice to go with that. it was yummy. i have some leftovers for tomorrow because i have to go see dr barry and i dont have home help coming and no time to cook food because i wont be home till after six in the evening so its good that ihave some leftovers.
after my home help went i decided to go to mom and dads for a couple of hours. at first my plan was to stay home and relax but then i decided i’d be bored and i’d prefer to do something and visiting my parents seemed like fun. so i rang mom and i told her i’d be coming and she said she had to go out to the store with my sister and that they’d pick me up on their way home. so they did, and i left nitro at home because i knew i wouldnt be gone for a long time. i stayed at mom and dads about an hour and a half and then i got a taxi home. my sister didnt even come in to mom and dads, she just picked me up and dropped us to moms, picking her kids up from summer camp on the way.
this evening was a chilled out evening-I just did email, watched tv, drank coffee, too much of it lol. I didnt do any exercise like i promised myself i would. oh well. tomorrows another day. i really need to get motivated though to do more exercise and be better about it. i weighed myself today on my own scales because i was curious and couldnt resist and it said i’d lost 3 pounds. whether i have or havent i dont know and i’ll wait until friday to see my weight on karens scales as its probably different to mine. i really just checked it for the fun of it just to see how i was doing. i feel good though knowing i might have lost at least 3 more pounds!

Yay for familiarity

My regular PA returns to work tomorrow. I’m so relieved. Dont get me wrong, the PA who covered for her was very nice, and very good at her job. But I am just so used to my regular PA, I prefer her, we have so much in common, she gets me, she knows I struggle with mental illness and is ok with that. I kinda felt like I couldnt be myself around the PA who covered, I felt like I had to put up this front or something for her.
I have a lot to cram into four hours tomorrow. I have to get her to help me clean the house from top to bottom, I have go pick up my prescription, I have to do grocery shopping, get my eyebrows waxed, and hopefully fit in lunch, or at least a coffee if there is time after all that.
It will be good to catch up after 2 weeks, but really we havent been out of touch, we text each other and facebook each other all the time!