Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Pup walked and fed, supplements taken

Mitzi was a good girl on her walk this morning.  There was a mum and small child coming out of the parking bit meant for the flats at the end of the road.  The child spotted Mitzi and Mitzi spotted the child.  Mitzi's tail started wagging and the child wanted to come over and say hello to her but the mum just told the child to hurry up.

The pup's wee was tiny compared to her usual morning ones, and Steve said she hadn't been outside since the early hours so I hope she's OK!

Fed the pup and topped up her water, so hopefully she'll want to go out for a bigger wee soon.

Just taken me supplements too.  They went down OK this morning... the Calcium went down with 2 mouthfuls of squash and the Iron and Multi went down with a mouthful each.

Gonna go down to the library this afternoon to fully become a member, see if I can get into the pet shop to get a small packet of treats for the pup then come home.

Busy day today!

Monday, 16 October 2017

Thank you Marie!

I'm aware that I'm usually pretty negative in my blog so just wanted to say a big thank you to Sainsbury's and Marie while I think of it.

The shopping came nice and early... only 5 minutes into the delivery slot which is awesome.

Marie was wonderful putting everything away for us so we've got enough to carry us through for another week now!

Thank you Steve!

I asked Steve to sort the plastic bags that were on the side which he's just done, then we worked as a team to clear up the pup's poo from the back yard.  He's hopefully going to put the food processor on the side for me now then that's it!

It's amazing how easy it is to do it all!

Recycling's just been and gone too!

Not even 10.30am yet and already three things have been done and dusted!  I could get used to this!  lol

Pup walked and fed

Walked and fed Mitzi so I'm all ready for the rest of the day now!

Supplements taken

Just taken me supplements... they were a PITA to take this morning 'cos the Calcium crumbs went everywhere in my mouth and took three mouthfuls of squash to eventually swish them all out and swallow them.  The Iron disintegrated and made me retch and the Multi kept swimming around my mouth instead of down my throat!

*sigh*

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Review: The Journey of Special Education: Informational Posts to Get You Through by Nicole Bovell

  ✩✩✩✩ out of 5

This is a good book as long as you're an American mum because it talks about the American education system instead of the British and talks about homeschooling your child who has special needs.

It also uses a lot of abbreviations that get confusing after a while but it gives me a total respect for parents of special needs children all around the world and teachers of special needs kids are so totally awesome.

It seems to forget about single parent families and dad's being part of the child's life too 'cos it only talks about moms or you which might unintentionally hurt those who read it for other reasons or in other countries.

Definitely give it a read if you're a mom in America with a special needs child but if you're not, be prepared to feel excluded... sorry.

Just taken the recycling out and...

...put Mitzi's harness and lead back in the kitchen.

I'm not physically able to do any more for the rest of the day now... I just haven't got the strength or stability any more.

Literally all Steve has done today is hold onto the pup while I cleared up her poo, picked up the scoop and rake when they fell over and used his grabatron to pick up 3 bottles to go into the recycling.

He won't do anything else today except go for a wee whenever he needs to and he'll make a big deal of how tired he is, expecting glowing praise and concern from me each time.

Hardly fair, is it!

Just got back from the pup's walk

Took the pup out for her walk and she met a lady then poo'd right on the kerb outside our neighbours door.

I brought her home to get a nappy sack and the poo scoop and rake then went out to clear it up 'cos I'm a responsible dog owner like that.

T'was a struggle 'cos I didn't have anything to support me and keep me upright while I cleared it up then forgot to bin the full nappy sack and brought it into the house with me!  Luckily I remembered before I locked the door so went back out to bin it.

The scoop and rake fell over and there was no way I could have picked them up and stayed upright, so I called for Steve's help to come and pick them up for me.

I'm now shaking like a leaf and my legs are going "you're not moving for the rest of the day now" and I won't!

She's supposed to be a joint responsibility but all he's done in the last month is hold on to her lead today when I went to pick up her poo and reluctantly holds a plastic bag open for me to put her poo in once a week, the rest of the time it's me doing it all!

Hardly fair is it!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Vlog about Freegle

Just recorded a video about Freegle - I've given away loads of stuff since I joined and given away things from a pair of crutches that I bought and used once so they were literally gathering dust, an almost new cordless phone and a bike tyre pump that wouldn't bend enough to pump Patrick's tyres up, all the way up to 2 smartphones, a broken laptop and a 3-in-1 printer that I couldn't get to work any more!

It's free and easy to use and I've read about people even offering and receiving beds and sofas and things like that!

If the item doesn't work, it's still offerable, you just have to say that it doesn't work in the post you offer it in so that people know before you give it to them!

I advertised my previous laptop on there a few months back when the computer repair shop said they couldn't fix it because it didn't have a cereal number or something.  I put it on Freegle and said that it had blue screened on me and the receiver said that wasn't a problem, he would use it to build another laptop and he's re-offered it in the last few days for spares, so instead of going to the tip, 3 people have used it so far and that's just one thing!

The crutches went to someone who was going to have surgery soon so wanted to practise moving about on crutches before they went in to hospital and they would be able to go home sooner because they already had the crutches and were stable using them already!

The phone went to a mum who wanted to surprise her daughter and reward her for consistently doing her homework and keeping her bedroom tidy.

The printer went to someone who was happy to tinker with it to try and get it working to help with his University course or something.

They would all have gone to the tip if it wasn't for Freegle, but those people are using things that we didn't want any more and they've saved themselves some money on things that they really didn't need to be brand new!

Here's the video... don't laugh too hard and I hope I'm not too hard to understand with overly fast talking!