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It's The Weekend.

Friday, July 31, 2009

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.
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I hope you do not beat yourself up about not having the hoped for weight loss. As an ex-carer I can understand what a difficult life you have. I am also an ex-nurse but nursing someone you can leave when your shift is over is one thing, being a carer 24 x 7 is something else entirely.

If you ever need someone to talk to just send an e-mail and I will reply because I know how it feels.

Take care and know you can get back on the weigh loss when you are not under pressure.

Bye for now,

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A very wet and rainy day

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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
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JESSIE_130 7/30/2009 9:44AM

    There's nothing like a good, long walk in the rain - with an umbrella or appropriate rain gear, of course. It's peaceful and very quiet (not many people choose to walk in the rain). It's a good opportunity to study the wonderful world that God has made.

Glad to hear that Michael is up and doing well.

Take care of yourself.


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D2SHELTON 7/29/2009 5:13PM

    Glad to hear things are back to normal. Hopefully the weather will improve for you. I'm definitely ready to think about Christmas cards yet! Time sure flies, doesn't it? Anyway great to see your back on SP. I kept praying things would get better for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WORKTHEGOAL 7/29/2009 3:21PM

    Xmas Cards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please - I'm still hoping for a summer!


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Nothing New

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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?
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JESSIE_130 7/22/2009 4:49PM

    Hello Friend.

I'm glad that you are okay and still doing your needlework and craft projects.

I typically put my books in a "jumble sale" or give them to a friend... it makes room for more books on my shelves. In a recent post, you mentioned that you haven't read all the "Debbie" books yet. I do have some books in the Cedar Cove and Blossom Street series. I will e-mail a list to you this week of what I have. If you haven't read them any on the list, let me know and I can send them to you. It's always fun to get packages in the mail!

I have not read any of Jennifer's books but will see if they are available at our library... thank for the tip!

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  Hi, sounds like you have your hands full caring for your husband. I can empathise with you as I nursed my mother right to the end. You are doing your best and when you do that you can do no better. All you can do is hand it over.

It is good to hear that you have your sewing and reading to keep you busy. When you can put in hobbies you can relieve the stress so good for you.

Being a crime novel reader I do not read the ones you mentioned but you enjoy them so get comfy, nice and relaxed and enjoy.

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ALMMOM 7/22/2009 11:11AM

    What a journey you are on. I do hope that things improve for both you and your husband. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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SPARK-KELLI 7/22/2009 10:11AM

    I have only read some of Debbie Macomber's books from your list, but I will certainly check on the others!

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband from Northern, IL.


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Still the same

Thursday, July 16, 2009

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. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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


What a week

Friday, July 10, 2009

I have not had a very good week. Last weekend I had a migraine, followed by Michael having a very bad sore throat and on Wednesday I fell down, I hurt two of my fingers and scraped my knee, I also broke the glass in a picture frame and yesterday had to go and see if I could get a replacement (luckily I did). Added to all that Michael has been in bed for two weeks, which is really getting me down. I saw our GP this morning and she has altered my tablets also I was able to off load a little ( I told her all about this site).

Now the plus side of things. While in Ripley yesterday I brought myself a new(to me) top and pair of sandals. I also had a good morning at school on Monday but it is last day next week and I am really going to miss seeing the children.

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D2SHELTON 7/10/2009 4:09PM

    Sorry you had a bad week. I had mine last week. Hard to see any end in sight sometimes. It really helps with the supportive group on this site. Hope you have a good weekend and next week is better than this one. emoticon

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