It has been quite a good week as last weekend we visited a friend in Peterborough and had a meal out, we also had a look at the Nene Valley Railway and Castor Church. On Monday I went to Mansfield to meet my Mum and had a look around the shops, Mum brought me a short sleeve jacket from a charity shop( I do not buy much from other shops if I can get something of good quality from a charity shop this way I can do my hobbies). Tuesday I had a cleaning day as Michael went to MIND chat shop( this is something I do not manage to get done that often when he is in ). On Wednesday I went to craft group but ended up helping a friend wind up a hank of wool and chatting.
It is Friday and I am not sure that Michael is going to make to the weekend, he nearly went back to bed this morning but got him out eventually, our friend Des is coming over this weekend and we are supposed to be going to Crich Tramway Museum but we shall see.
It has not been to bad a week Michael's mood has improved so it is back to normal( not sure what normal is) so we Have been to MIND twice this week and I have been to all my groups plus yoga(it was the last one).
Both this week and last week I gained weight so I am doing a food and mood diary but this is something I find difficult when times are not good, I also brought a Weight Watchers clicker to help me keep track of my points.
We are having a day out on sunday at our friends in Peterborough and we will be eating out but I will take care what I pick to eat and no pudding.
I am thinking of volunteering at our local libraries homework club, it will only be one night a week as the other night it is held is my Weight Watchers night.
Not a good day today as it has rained most of the day. Michael has improved and life has returned to normal, he did miss an appointment at the hospital and it is not until September which is a disappointment.
I always seem to dip a bit when he comes up and I am always waiting for the next time, feeling tired but I did go to craft group this morning and I have started making christmas cards, I've not been out again because of the weather which is depressing as being out makes me feel better.
At the craft group my neighbors 2 granddaughters were there, 1 is 12 other 10 but I am not so good with children at that age and Hollie the older is always wanting things.
Hopefully the weather will improve tomorrow so I can get out
Well it is over 3 weeks since My Husband Michael took to his bed, he has hardly eaten only drinks a little and has not had a wash for two weeks. Tomorrow he supposed to be at the hospital but doubt he will get there which means the crisis team will come to us. I am not coping that well with all this and it is lucky that I have hobbies, friends and pen-pals to keep me busy.
I started a new stitch project of a cushion with panies done in chain stitch, hopefully it will not be a long term project. I am finding it difficult to concentrate on reading but have two Torey Haydens to read plus a Debbie Macomber and two Jennifer Chiavarini novels on the way , does anyone else read her books?
Well I am sorry to say that things have not improved at all, It is now over 2 and a half weeks since Michael started his latest depression, I am trying very hard not to let it get to me. Our friend came over at the weekend and he would not even speak to him. We did take ourselves out but he was not happy about being left on his own( not our fault), on sunday we went to a little village near Matlock to there Well Dressing and visited the church which was beautiful But not old.
I have been in touch with our GP and now I have to phone the Mental Health unit for advice. Tomorrow I am hoping to go to Derby to the carers group, it is good to be with others who understand my situation.
I am just about to start a new stitch project which is a cushion with pansies stitched in chain stitch, think it will look good. On Saturday we are having a craft supply day in the village so hope to pick up some cheap supplies.
It should have been yoga today but someone had booked the room and they did not tell us I was very disappointed especially as I paid bus fare to get here