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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 07:31

Morning All!

I can't remember when I was logged on long enough to actually read more than a few lines.

OH has been ill all week with general run down and sniffles, I met my "new" boss (stand in until they employ someone else) which makes this... eight I've had since May? Still no further forward but truth be told I'm beyond caring.

I've been at the grandparents all weekend; they took me to a talk from the British Plant Gall Society - only went and managed to find some the next day! I shall be filling the forum with fun facts no doubt. 

Oh and I had to give a presentation at the kind of ball where they think it "fun" to throw £600 into the auction for a giant teddy bear. The money they spent (admittedly probably work type tax relief) was scary. They were fundraising for the charity I work for. It was noted that I could only afford to water!!

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 07:23
Dovefromabove says:

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

I'm awake ... My bodyclock seems to have reverted to pre retirement mode 

See original post

 If it helps my body clock is definately in winter mode. I feel like I need to stand under a bright street light to try and wake up. I have my sunlamp type alarm clock that gently wakes you... well my eyes are open much else I'm not sure I can offer.

Like Pat I've read the books - a family I babysat for brought me most of the collection over the years, obviously wanting me to be a good influence on their two young boys! Can not for the life of me try to describe who did what to whom.

I found a book on the radio to listen too; I'm still struggling with fatigue so the BBC radio app is fantastic as I can save programmes even authors on to my favourites and it lets me know what's available. I did think about going to to library to see what audible books they had (as I recommend this to our old ladies on our home library service) but I realised I'd have nothing to play them on! 

Still; The app let's you download things so as I'm on my own in the office tomorrow I've a few things that I want to listen too without the risk of falling asleep so I'll have them playing then.

Right; I'd best get off to work!

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 01/11/2017 at 20:56

Not even 21:00 and I'm tucked up in bed. Reggie and I are home alone so I begrudge putting the heating on. Bad enough I have to pay for lighting! 

Sweet dreams all.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 01/11/2017 at 07:12

Morning all!

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 31/10/2017 at 19:27

I paid to have my flu jab today; they don't give out stickers at Boots! I was not amused.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 31/10/2017 at 19:26

Punk: the grandparents (those ones we are thinking about long term nursing plans, and whom I have another weekend booked to spend at their house looking after them) are ALWAYS offering to come and help me. Usually really inappropriate things like wallpapering or digging a 6ft hole for a pond. they think I'm brave when I do manly technical things like changing a light bulb but have no concept of how insane it would be to get granddad up the ladder to do it.

I think it's ace your mum wants to help out! But maybe ought stick o being a friendly voice to chat too before she gets carried away and starts getting you dressed.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 31/10/2017 at 07:08

Morning all!

Ob; I was tempted to be very naughty and make homemade burgers with MINCED BEEF AND some spicy meatballs with MINCED BEEF AND puree some vegetables in for added colour.

Still; they're coming next weekend now so I've more time to think up my mischief.

Today is the last day in the old office: the one that resides next to drug dealing, squatting, general anti social behaviour area of town, and for which has a plan for demolition but as tennents they won't tell us when... Can't say I'm going to miss it!

Today is also flu jab day (nipping over to Boots in my lunch break). Is this the trick or the treat?

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 30/10/2017 at 14:13

Punk: lots of people mention yoga. For me, my mind being very tangled, I would find myself going through my shopping list or counting the tiles and sometimes trying to do my times tables.

Which at least distracted me from the pain if only for a short while.

It may work better for you; someone whose mind is less jumbled. Or it may not. But it gets you out the house and gets you some fresh air so nothing lost.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 30/10/2017 at 13:48

Lily; they don't eat salad! Or vegetables! I fortunately spotted my neighbour in Tesco and their young child currently lives off chicken nuggets and chips so they were able to point me in the right direction as to fussy foods for 33 year olds.

As it happens it looks like they won't be coming now as there's car trouble. 

But for your towels; there's only two of us (and the dog) yet I wash 9 towels a week. We must be so squeaky clean!!

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 30/10/2017 at 10:35

Oh Punk! Get it all out; it's not self pity at all. There is something very beneficial about seeing it in text format.

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