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Today at 10:21
Hi LB just seen your cosy corner and thinking where I can put your chair and cushion . I hope you had a rest yesterday Joyce if you can x. Hi to everyone.
Today at 10:07
Morning everyone. Warmer today, still raining, but just a light drizzle. Cats queueing up for Dreamies this morning. I might try one myself. Watching Victoria Derbyshire this morning looking very summery in a short sleeve pink gingham dress. The parents are talking about their son, Jihadi Jack who travelled to Syria. They were discussing his childhood. They were also talking about tolerance which they feel is lacking today. Enjoyed blueberry shredded wheat this morning and some PG tips with a little cinnamon and lemon juice which is supposed to cleanse your/some of your organs or so advised on the internet. Did some exercise on the floor this morning to help strengthen my core. I have a Pineapple rubber rowing thingummybobs courtesy of QVC about £14. You put your feet in the straps straighten your legs, laid down, and pull yourself using your core and with the much needed assistance of my pink thingummybobs. It does work. I just do 10 slowly in the morning which does help tighten stomach muscles and core and overtime slims your stomach.
Yesterday at 18:56
Lovely photo Pansyface He is a big guy. Rufus is adorable and he is heavy. Unfortunately, he has a plastic bag fettish. I think they call it pica. We have to rescue him as we don't want him swallowing plastic bags. I named Rufus when they brought him home. The other two are Bruno and Casper. They do mad dashes and play and they cosy up for some relaxation. Rufus plays referee if ever there are any shenanigans.
Hope you all have a relaxing evening.
Yesterday at 18:39
Joyce thinking of you! The hospital food sounds better than you'd imagine. I'm really pleased he is enjoying the food, simple pleasures are so important.
Obe _ I'm pleased to hear your daughter has come out of a difficult relationship. Altho' she could be vulnerable right now. I had two disastrous relationships when I was younger. They were both manipulative but kept that side of them hidden, well for a while. I was much relieved to be free and appreciated my family. Rose tinted spectacles do girls no favours. I hope your daughter will be feeling more confident soon.
Dove, Lori, Dad has never had a diagnosis. He's had various treatments and sleep studies but we're still not able to have a diagnosis. They say it is neurological and Dad just blacks out without warning. We don't have any assistance because of the lack of diagnosis.
On a cheery note managed to get my fix of Bondi Vet, always love the programmes about animals! I hope you all have a relaxing evening.
Yesterday at 08:31
Thinking of you Joyce pleased you have had some rest. Dad not well again today. He has blackouts and falls without any warning. Sometimes find him on the floor collapsed. Not able to lift him, so get him a pillow and wait for him to be able to get up. He has alot.of aches and pains from these falls. It's as if his brain just cuts out. It's affected his independence and can no longer go out because he could collapse in the road. I feel very sad about it. Just made him a drink and we are watching the news together. More about Grenfell other people who live near the foot of the tower have also been moved out but still come back during the day to feel some community. It's reported that most of the cladding across UK will have to be removed as materials used fail the combustible testing. Looks like winter outside quite grey and raining and much cooler. Will need to replenish some food store basics today. The cats are more lethargic today they tend to sleep in a heap when the cooler weather arrives.
2 days ago at 18:04
I'm embarrassed to say when I was young I used to take a tub of Dairylea on holiday with me and used to try and unwrap the squares all in one piece!
2 days ago at 17:52
What a grim day in June my get up and go seems to have upped and gone today However, I have been cleaning this afternoon and stripped the vac down to give it a boost, exciting stuff. Just having some warming soup and baked rolls for tea. Cats have greeted me and returned to their favourite places, sometimes together. Taken a couple of paracetamol as still sniffly. Hope you are all home and relaxing!
2 days ago at 08:05
Overcast here today and much cooler. Rufus was standing on my chest this morning. he's a Maine Coon and rather large but a lovely soul. He just wanted his tummy tickled (very important) and then they descended for breakfast and have since gone back to bed. I'm just about to make a cup of tea to clear my sniffles with honey. Pleased to hear about your mum PD and hi to Dove, Clari, Pat, LP, Liri, Chicky DD and all.n Hibernating today, have some nice rolls for sandwiches and doing some housework. Check in on you all later x
3 days ago at 19:11
Dad has now been discharged from the hospital after post op appmt today. Swellings going down and healing well but has discomfort where sliced into the muscles.
PD pleased to hear your news, it will be a relief to you not having to go the hospital.
Pat, lovely pictures.
Hope you all have a lovely evening if possible. I'm ready to fall asleep now. Best go and make some tea.
3 days ago at 07:35
Good morning everyone
Cats have been downstairs for some tuna and have once again retired to bed. Sometimes I wake up with a cat laid across my chest purring Dad's post operative check up today. Varicose vein problems and had some of his veins stripped under epidural on both legs. He had the first op when he was 17 (already met and engaged to my mum). Just popping to get some breakfast mm blueberry shredded wheat. Check in with everyone again later x
3 days ago at 21:43
Hugs and hand holding for everyone who misses someone I know I do xxx
Dove I broke both my feet when I collapsed in the bus lane some years ago. I was told at the hospital that I had a strain. They gave me crutches and I was feeling quite faint with the pain and had been walking round for a week before I passed out at home. I remember that all my hair and my back were soaked with perspiration. I had to lean on the wall and grip with my cheeks and crutches to hold myself up to go to the loo. Returned to the hospital and they rechecked the X rays and was informed that I had broken my navicular and had three displaced fractures in my right foot which looked black because of internal bleeding and broken fragments in the left foot. They decided not to operate because of risk of a clot and I was in plaster for four months and then booted on my right foot. Unfortunately, quite a bad break as cannot where my heels anymore. I hope you recover soon X
25 Jun 2017 07:40
Morning to everyone
Looks cool but calm outside very light when I first opened the curtains. Cats came down for breakfast and had some tuna and biscuits. They have returned to bed after a few stretches and hugs.
24 Jun 2017 17:18
The sunshine is very bright now. Not cooking today ordered out awaiting delivery. Trying a vegetable option with cashew notes. Also watching the tennis whilst Bruno is asleep on my knee. I agree, Prince was a genius. Very sniffly today with pollen but cannot take hayfever tabs I'm afraid.. Wish you all a lovely evening.
24 Jun 2017 06:28
I've been laying awake for quite a long time and decided to get up and make some tea. The cats came down asking for some fish. Altho have to say chicken as they don't respond to fish. I'll put some more biscuits down for them and some fresh water. They've gone back to bed. Turned the TV on just for some company. Put some jeans on and a long sleeve top as it is cooler this morning. Tomorrow borrowing mum's sheers to cut the box hedge back. Looking at the aqualegia which the birds brought. Haven't done anything with it but it is thriving and provides good cover. Watching the film review on beeb 1 and then catch up with the news. Waiting to have breakfast as drinking cinn and honey tea. Hope you are okay and the early risers.
23 Jun 2017 13:45
NB it's the true cinnamon (Ceylon Cinnamon) that lowers blood sugar levels and a lot of diabetics use it in order to do this.
Raining here today but the garden definitely needs it. I personally prefer spring and autumn. We have just had lunch and making a fuss of the cats. They haven't ventured into the cat run as yet. Finishing wrapping up my dad's birthday presents with a little help from Ed and Alfie.
23 Jun 2017 08:21
Slept in a little this am. Waiting for my cinnamon and honey to cool, apparently helps to lower blood sugar and cholesterol and rumoured stops you putting on more weight. Half flat teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon in 8oz of boiled water and leave for 30mins and then 1flat teaspoon raw unpasteurised honey all from health food shop. Check not cassia cinnamon from supermarket as very bad for your liver. It has to be Ceylon cinnamon powder. On my second day. Just going to add the honey now. Hope you are all well.
22 Jun 2017 09:24
Dove from above
I had quite a shredd-a-thon earlier this year it's amazing how much you can accumulate!
The sky is overcast in Yorkshire today and still warm but much improved from yesterday. My parents had visited a garden centre and were absolutely sweltered. Luckily they have a cooling fairly quiet fan for bedtime. I slept on top of my bed last night - far too warm to be under cover. It's nice to curl up with a book.
Pdoc good luck with your appmt today.
Been up since 6am
19 Jun 2017 21:34
The pot has good drainage.
19 Jun 2017 13:57
Hi LB fairly new. Altho' can't think of gardening until much cooler. It would be good to do it by proxy!
19 Jun 2017 13:40
Staying in today apart from basic food reserves. Making jam today in this heat! I hope you have a large fan to keep you cool.