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It's the weekend

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sorry it has been a while not been too good. Micheal has just come up after being down nearly 3 weeks, his medication has been changed so we we see what happens next.

I was able to get a grant of a £100 pounds to buy a Mindspa, it has arrived but We was out so It will come tomorrow morning hopefully. It is supposed to help you relax which is something I find difficult to do so hope it works. Watch this space.

I brought a book yesterday from the charity shop of Anne of Green Gables, I first saw the TV series about 30 odd years ago and loved the story.

We have been out today to MIND chat shop, I don't always go but it does give me chance to do some shopping in Kirkby as it is cheaper also had a look around the charity shop and brought another book this time by Catherine Cookson but is not a story book.

We are going out on Sunday to Nene Valley Railway n.era Peterborough for there Forties Weekend ( if all goes well ). Because of Michael's problems we have hardly been anywhere this summer.

I am feeling really tired but fortunately it is not in my nature to give up. Michael hates this time of year mostly because of bonfire night and fireworks but also he does not like dark nights.

I am going to get my flu jab and asthma check in the next few weeks. I had hoped to be doing a yoga class but only two turned so it was cancelled.
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MOLS626 9/28/2009 9:28AM

    I'm sorry to hear of your struggles. We're all here to support you in your goals.

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OPHELIA105 9/27/2009 4:18PM

    Hi Elaine - sounds like you are having a rough time again - glad to see you are still looking after yourself as well as Michael.Hope you have had a good day out today.

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BRANDI1809 9/26/2009 4:03AM

    Sorry you have been having a rough time but I hope you enjoy your outing on Sunday.

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D2SHELTON 9/25/2009 2:14PM

    Hope the meds and mind spa do the trick. Glad to hear you're not one for giving up. Hope things get better for you both. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Buses and school

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I have been to school today and I had a lovely morning with the children and then I walked into Kirkby town centre to do some shopping, I then went to catch the bus home but unfortunately it broke down and I had to wait for an hour for the next ( we always get the oldest and therefore rubbish buses on our route and they are expensive as well ) which meant I did not get home until nearly 3 pm so Michael was panicking as to my whereabouts ( he would prefer it if I did not go out ).

I ( think) I have decided against the drawing course as it just is not me, I feel much happier with embroidery or cross stitch, it is a shame as it is about recording the village history.
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D2SHELTON 9/15/2009 3:07PM

    Glad you had a good time with the children. Sounds like your transit system leaves something to be desired. Continue in the things you enjoy. They can be a real source of relief and comfort (taking your mind off other things and giving you time to relax).
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Always remember to take time for you.
Deanna

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ALMMOM 9/15/2009 2:43PM

    What a long ordeal!!

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Drawing

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

I went to a drawing class this afternoon, this is something I am useless at but want to give it a try, We were learning to draw a box an then one of our shoes and think I may improve as time goes on. It is for a village project and we are supposed to be able to draw something from the village when finished, I did enjoy it but felt very nervous about putting pen to paper.

I brought a bag from the charity shop this morning, it's a big one to hold my card making stuff so I will be able to take more with me, It only cost £2 so not to bad. I am hoping to improve my parchment work card and hopefully tomorrow the paints I asked for will be there ( we have some club money to spend so I asked if I could have them), I enjoy card making but only make them for friends and not for sale.
Thank you to everyone for the messages the really do help.
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JESSIE_130 9/11/2009 10:43AM

    How wonderful that you are drawing!
It's a wonderful form of expression.

I think that we CAN do anything... if we LOVE it, we will PRACTICE it and EXCEL.


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BRANDI1809 9/9/2009 4:30AM

    Sounds as if you enjoyed the drawing. Just keep practising, you'll be fine.

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D2SHELTON 9/8/2009 2:56PM

    Good luck with your drawing venture. Who knows you may really get good at it. You definitely have artistic ability, what with being able to make cards. I tried Christmas cards once but decided to stick with the scrapbooking-I don't feel as rushed to finish.

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Normal did not last long enough

Monday, September 07, 2009

Michael is back down low again, His up time did not even last a week but he did not give in until Sunday evening.
We are suppose to be doing a relaxation course tomorrow but this may not happen, I have change my school day to Thursday just in case but if we do not do that I may go to a drawing class I cannot draw but you never know.

I am doing my best to stay on track with my diet but it is not easy, I cooked myself a tomato and courgette dish that had canelloni beans in with cheese on top and it was very nice. Evenings are my worst time as When Michael is like this I sometimes feel lonely ( any tips welcomed), I try my best to keep busy (writing letters, sewing, reading and watching TV) but it does not always work.

I worry about my mum (she is 77 ) quite a bit she lives about 30 miles away and I don't always see her very often, we do not get on very well with her partner who is about 10 years older. I do not drive and buses are difficult as I would have to catch 3 buses to get to her house and it would take all day to get there and back ( Michael does not like being left on his own and can have tantums, he is also very childish when low). My parents separated when I was 14 and I stayed with my dad which did not please mum and I still don't find it easy to talk to her.
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ELAINEANNE1 9/8/2009 2:20PM

    Thank you all for the comments they really do help.
Elaineanne

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BRANDI1809 9/8/2009 8:17AM

    I just wish I could wave a magic wand for you, my friend.

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DONNAEDA 9/7/2009 11:21PM

    Time to take care of yourself. Can you take a walk and leave M alone for about an hour. Can you get on the computor and talk to us to distract you from eating foods that might not be good for you. Good luck to you

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TEXASLYNN 9/7/2009 4:00PM

    You need to have some time of your own, even if it is taking all day to go see your mother, and even if Michael is low. If you don't take that time for yourself, you won't be able to care for anyone else indefinitely. Hang in there!

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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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