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.
The weekend was quiet and mostly uneventful. On Saturday my PA came as per usual. She cleaned my house which she always does. She vacumed, mopped the floors, did the dishes, made the bed etc. Usually I get my groceries with her but I didnt really need much this week because I had a ton of food left since my last grocery shop a week ago. But we still went to the store and I got a few things. We were meant to have a BBQ at my sisters house, but it rained so it was canceled. So that meant there was no dinner plans so at the store I bought some chicken stir fry and some noodles and thats what I ended up eating. Actually we all had it cuz my sister came over with the kids and she also brought stir fry but her one was just vegetables and noodles. I also got some fruit at the store, melon and strawberries. It had been ages since I had strawberries and when I did eat them last night and today they were delicious. Also at the store we went into one of the restaurants and ate lunch. I ended up getting a rap with turkey, cheese and bacon in it. I joked with my PA that she ends up spending loads of money when she’s with me since she always buys some stuff whenever we go out. My PA dropped me to moms when we were done and I stayed there on Saturday night. The rest of Saturday was quiet. I was sad that the BBQ was canceled as I’d been looking forward to it. But being ireland our weather is so unpredictable. I watched X factor on Saturday night, the new series just started. Sunday was also a quiet day. I got up late, it was 11 AM before I got up. My sister and her family came for dinner, and then we spent the afternoon just chatting and stuff. My aunt was using my house to teach reiki so it was almost 7 when I got home. I have a busy week ahead with appointments with my therapist tomorrow, dr Barry on wednesday, and the nutritionist on Friday. I also need to go clothes shopping on Friday with my mom. I need some new jeans and a new fleece jacket. My home help just texted me a few minutes ago to say her back is giving her trouble so she might not be in work tomorrow. I told her that was ok but that she’d have to get me some cover which she said she would. This is my last week before school starts so I plan on making the most of it.
Its been a sorta quiet day. Well this morning I was busy but the afternoon was pretty quiet. The weather here is crap so I cant even go outside. there are so many wasps around its not even funny. I hate them. And I’m so scared of them. My PA came this morning like she always does on Saturdays. I usually get up at 7 or there abouts but today I stayed in bed till 8 30. It was nice and I was tired as didnt go to bed till after 1 AM last night so it was good to get a little extra time in bed. When my PA came we sat and chatted for a while. We always do that. Usually I eat breakfast while we’re chatting. Today I had some toast and a yogurt. Then my PA cleaned for me. She vacumed and washed dishes, took out my laundry and cleaned the work surfaces. While she did that I got dressed as I was still in my pjamas when she arrived. Then we went to do my grocery shopping. I decided to day to go to aldi’s, which is a store here that is really cheap. I got tons of stuff and I only spent 35 euro on everything. I was so pleased. If I went to the regular store I usually go to I’d have payed twice the price. After grocery shopping we came home and I ate lunch. I’m still on my diet and being good and healthy. After lunch she dropped me to moms house. I didnt do much this afternoon. I walked to the local store with mom and that was about it. Its been 7 weeks now since I’ve had chocolate or coke, cake or cookies. I’m extra proud of myself. My aunts coming over later this evening to have drinks with my mom. I wont be drinking though. But it will be nice to catch up and sit chatting. Hope everyones having a nice saturday.
I got up early this morning despite having gone to bed kind of late. It was about 11:30 when I got into bed. Unfortunately I woke several times during the night. Its a pattern now and I cant seem to break it. Its so frustrating as I feel like I havent really slept then. When I got up I made coffee and did my email, and caught up n some blog posts. I’m way behind on peoples blogs though. I’m at least a couple of weeks behind. My PA was coming at 9 AM. She called at 8:30 to say she’d be a few minutes late because she had to drop her kids off at her moms house. When she got here we sat and ate breakfast together. I had a yogurt and some toast. Over the weekend I got a little off track with my weight loss plan but I’ve gotten back on track now again. When I came home I weighed myself and the scales said I’d gone up a pound, and this morning I weighed myself again and it said I’d lost it so I was happy. After breakfast we sat chatting for a while and browsing on facebook. We both have I phones and we’re both on facebook. Then she did my vacuming and made my bed and did my ironing. I turned on my tv, something I rarely do during the day and watched the simpsons and come dine with me. Then I realised I’d forgotten to take out my meat so I took my chicken out and defrosted it in the microwave. It was my first time defrosting meat in the microwave. I hope I’ve done it right. Its 1 PM now and my PA has just left. My home help will be here in half an hour to help me cook some food. I’m going to cook sweet and sour chicken with rice. Yesterday I read a post on facebook from a blind person named Jessica who lives near me, she writes a blog and was asking if anyone would like to be interviewed for her blog. I told her I had did and ptsd as well as my blindness and I’d like to do an interview for her blog. She is currently researching did and said she’d write me with a list of some questions I could answer. Then this morning another person messaged me and asked me if I’d like to be part of their podcast which deals with accessibility and disability. I said yes I would. They said they’d been reading my blog and found it to be fascinating and would like to talk to me. So its nice to be gaining readers and putting myself out there and being featured on blogs and podcasts. Not doing much for the rest of today after my home help leaves. Will probably read and watch tv and text my friends and catch up on more blog posts.
Todays been good. I slept really good last night which makes a change. Got up early today well at 9 15 AM which is early but late for me lol. I ate a healthy breakfast of cerial and toast and then I got dressed and went to the store with my mom. I decided to treat myself to some new clothes. I need new clothes for college but I was going to wait another couple of weeks before I got any. Then on the spur of the moment I decided to buy two dress tops. They’re really pretty. I will post pics along with this post. I got them on the sale rail too so I lucked out they were pretty cheap. We came home and ate dinner which my dad cooked. It was yummy, potatos both mashed and roasted, roast chicken, carrot, turnip and parsnip with gravy. After dinner I did my email and just relaxed for a couple hours. Went on facebook and posted pics on there of my new tops which my mom could not for the life of her understand why i did that. Then this evening we went to my aunts for drinks, but I didnt drink alcohol I just had a cup of coffee and then drank water the rest of the night. My mom came too and another of my aunts, at the end of the night the other aunt that came dropped us to moms. We’re staying at our parents another night and going home after seeing dr barry tomorrow. Early start in the morning because we’re seeing dr barry at 9 30 AM. Tomorrow marks the start of the two weeks that eileen is away. So far things are going quite well because we’re keeping busy and our mind is occupied. We’re doing lots of things like eileen said to do.