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Getting back to normal

Monday, August 31, 2009

After nearly two and a half weeks Michael has come out of his latest down period, It seems to be taking a lot out of me nowadays and I feel continually stressed and low. Michael does not seem to take this on board and I am expected to carry on as usual and do all the things Michael usually does( library list and generally keeping track of things), he also expects me to stay in or if I do go out How long I am going to be.

I do of course go out and I take my time usually in the library on the computer as He gets stressed if I use it at home, also it does give me something to do. School is starting back this week so next Tuesday I shall be back there and I am really looking forward to it.

I am stitching a cushion and the stitch is chain stitch, I think it will look good when done and I might give it to my Mum as it is her birthday on the 11th.

I have just started to read a murder/mystery story which is by Claire Curzon. I may write a letter tonight as I have about 5 to answer.
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JESSIE_130 9/5/2009 12:25PM

    Hello Elaine... glad that you are still stitching and getting access to a computer to continue sparking. I don't recall you mentioning school before. How are you involved with school? It's great that you have outside interests.
I'm glad that you are able to share your love of books with Michael.

Enjoy your day!

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BRANDI1809 9/1/2009 4:09AM

    We're here for you, but as Donnaeda said you must give yourself some 'ME TIME'. Is there no-one in the family or community who can take some of the pressure off you? You do sound worn out and you will be no good to Michael if you let yourself get too low.

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DONNAEDA 8/31/2009 8:25PM

    Just remember that you are the number #1 person in this entire senerio. Help yourself by putting yourself first. I know this is hard, but you need to do this

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Hello to Everyone who reads this

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Well that is another week gone by and I've not done much. Things here are much the same, I am having a quiet day just watching TV and sewing( I'm making a chain stitch pansy cushion, I am a also reading a Nora Roberts novel, It is my birthday on Thursday and I am 21 plus VAT, I am hoping to go out with friends on Friday for a meal and I am really looking forward to it. I cannot think of anything else to put as I it has been rather boring the only highlight being shopping yesterday.

Hope you all have a good weekend.

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D2SHELTON 8/16/2009 11:20PM

    Hello! Always good to hear how you are doing. Routine isn't half bad - I sure like mine. Enjoy your book. Have a really good birthday! Hope you have a good time with your friends. emoticon emoticon

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JESSIE_130 8/16/2009 12:51PM

    Hello Elaine!

Glad that you are having a good week - nice and quiet. I've read a few of Nora Roberts' books and like her writing, too.

Enjoy your birthday and your celebration meal with friends - wish I was there to go along and celebrate, too! Instead I'll be thinking of you on your special day.

Your sparky friend - Jess

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BRANDI1809 8/16/2009 3:10AM

    Hi Elaine,
Sounds like you love your sewing & reading. Have a great Sunday & enjoy your birthday when it comes.
loads of love

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DONNAEDA 8/15/2009 11:20PM

    Have a wonderful birthday and don't focus on the food, but the companions you are dining with.

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LITALITA 8/15/2009 10:55AM

    Hello! I hope your pillow goes well. I just picked up the embroidery and am on my third project. Its really fun.

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AINTNORMAL 8/15/2009 10:39AM

    Hello back "atcha"

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Hoping for a good weekend

Thursday, August 06, 2009

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. emoticon emoticon

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D2SHELTON 8/7/2009 2:09PM

    Hope you have a great weekend. I guess hobbies help keep a person sane. I need to get back to mine. Maybe the visit with friends will be good for both of you. I'm keeping you in my prayers. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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  You keep yourself so active and that ensures you keep the" poor mees" at bay. Good for you. Anyone in like circumstances would learn a lot from you. emoticon

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OPHELIA105 8/6/2009 2:21PM

    Hi Elaine - I buy practically all my clothes from eBay, charity shops or car boot sales - there are some good shops in Hucknall where I work and I have got some good bargains. I also go to the car boot at Brinsley sometimes - although last week there were only about half a dozen stalls and it started raining. I can't go for a while though cos I am busy so I will miss it.

Enjoy Crich - I think it is great there. And if you keep your ticket you can use it more than once - which is great. I love the tram ride to the top of the hill - it's a lovely view.

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BRANDI1809 8/6/2009 7:32AM

    I hope you all have a good weekend, hopefully the weather might be nicer for us.

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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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