debris4spike: (Flashing lights with my name)
Wow home a couple of weeks already.  How did that happen?

I suppose the washing kept me busy!

I finished off my hand written journal, as I had got a bit behind and finished off the holiday blog, so there have been things that have kept me busy.  I have been back at work, but not as often as normal as the clinics are empty.  So that means I have been at home more, which makes my lack of LJing even worse.

And Jiffy has had to go to the vets a couple of times as he has got a nasty skin infection.  Tomorrow he goes for a haircut, so I hoping that will help things finally settle, as with 2 weeks of antibiotics and steroids don't seem to be helping much.

So no real news - but I have photos to share ... they will be up soon.

Group *hugs*

Hi - Remember Me?

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 03:40 pm
debris4spike: (USA)
I am back - and to say that the last month was amazing is such an understatement.  Brilliant, fantastic .... etc, etc.

I still am not up to date with my holiday blog, but am getting there.  For those who didn't follow it, but want to have a look, the first post is here .... it will save me having to import my photos. However, as I took over 3,500, if anyone wants to see more of anything, they only have to ask.

Hope you all had a good month - sorry I missed birthdays etc, but was staying off-line as much as I could so people who know me wouldn't realise my house was empty.

Did I miss any vital news, if so let me know ... otherwise, it will be a day or 2 before I am fully organised, then ... watch out!
debris4spike: (Christ is Risen)


Just got back from evening communion at Church, and this was our final hymn. A lovely reminder that today is Easter Sunday ... Jesus Christ is risen from the dead, Hallelujah. It was also one of the hymns that my drothers had at their baptism back in 1984 ... so another reminder for me!

And, this final hymn was the last hymn of our morning service ... people often ask how I have coped with these last 5 years, well, there is your answer.



Happy Easter

No News

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 02:53 pm
debris4spike: (Yawn - Horse)
... since my big update of last week.  But thought I would at least type that as I have been missing so much over the last couple of years!

So nothing new on any of those points, although I have had a bit of a rough week with the chronic fatigue.  I fell asleep last Sunday evening and missed Church.  Then on Thursady I left work early, and fell asleep for the whole afternoon and missed Church music group.  However I have been a good girl and not got upset over it.  Today I am feeling quite a lot better, although got up late and am missing the gym.  Still I have made some spicy biscuits and aim to do some more knitting of my cardigan this afternoon, or evening.

One other thing is that I joined www.photocrowd.com which is free ... thought it might challenge me more on the photos.  Although if I am as bad with that as I am with [livejournal.com profile] photo_scavenger it won't help at all!

Oh well, as I said, no news ... so hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  You never know I may get some comments answered today!

365 Meme Day 48

Friday, February 17th, 2017 08:00 pm
debris4spike: (James - silhouette)
A problem that you’ve had.

What a difficult question? I am mostly an optimist, so often find the positive, or the bizarre in anything that happens.

i suppose one problem I often have, is the same as most women in the Western World ... getting a bra to fit well!



The list of 365 questions can be found here

365 Meme Day 47

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 08:42 pm
debris4spike: (James - eyes)
What kind of person attracts you?

I love twinkly eyes and a lovely smile. I do like nice muscular arms, as well.



The list of 365 questions can be found here
debris4spike: (Oooops - Cap'n John)
I owe replies, I haven't caught up with my f-list .... I am just so, so bad!

But I am determined to start catching up, starting today.  In about 1/2 hours time Jiffy and I are heading out to pick up my friend Christine, have a walk and lunch at a doggy friendly place.  I am taking my camera but as the decorator is still in I can't get at my main computer so won't share today .... but will asap.

Anyway, what's up with me?  Not much!

I am having my kitchen painted at present, and yesterday the same painter finished painting my bedroom.  The carpet arrives next week.  So hopefully as the days and weeks now move on I shall be able to start packing things away in their permenant homes.  I have decided to have a sunlounge off my kitchen, so there is that to confirm and book ... and then the only thing I will eventually need is a new lounge carpet and the room painted.

No further on my holiday plans, as I am waiting for Annemarie to confirm the dates with her.  So annoying, as I dare-say flights, etc will be going up in price.   So am still at the vague point of Oregon - LA - San Fransisco - Visiting a friend in Missouri.  Will update, when I can.

Jiffy is doing well - slightly confused by stuff being moved around all the time, so it will be nice to get him settled again.

Having been a bit on-off with the gym, I have gone twice last week, already once this week, and booked for a class on Friday.

I have had a week or two of drifting, but I am determined to get myself back on track.  I will catch up with comments, re-post a gift I owe (!), and try to keep up to date with all your journals.  Bear with me - I will get there!

Well I had better get on and get Jiffy ready.

I know I have missed a few birthdays over this last week sorry - but on the day that would have been Mum's 89th birthday, I do hope you had a good day, and the year ahead is special.

Be back later *hugs*

365 Meme Day 42

Saturday, February 11th, 2017 08:04 pm
debris4spike: (Skull)
Write a letter to your reflection in the mirror.

Sorry I don't look at you very often, but never really think there is anything special to see.  Sorry.

There's no reason to look, is there.  Make-up is still not something I get used to, and as I love my hair short then it's no problems to style.

Maybe one day when I catch my reflexion, I will see what Mum & Dad saw, but until then I shall just potter along as I am.

Sorry



The list of 365 questions can be found here

Not For Me!!

Friday, February 10th, 2017 08:36 am
debris4spike: (Jiffy - sitting)
I have had to get up "early" today, despite not at work as the decorator arrives at 7.45am

So I have just had the TV on and saw a programme about an American couple making a "Tiny Home".  It was a lovely place, with room for 4 cats, as well.

However for me, it is ironical that they (and others) are making these petite places, whereas I am looking to get a conservatory built.  So I am up-sizing ... not down-sizing!

365 Meme Day 37

Monday, February 6th, 2017 05:08 pm
debris4spike: (World travel)
What do you hope your future will be like?

I hope to have the time, health (and money) to be able to continue the part-time work, and to be able to travel and sight-see.



(I also hope to, in the near future, to catch up with all my comments.  I picked up a tummy bug that has come and gone ... so been really annoying!!)



The list of 365 questions can be found here

365 Meme Day 30

Monday, January 30th, 2017 08:42 pm
debris4spike: (Procrastinate - daleks.)
What is annoying you?

I annoy myself that I can't stop procrastinating!



The list of 365 questions can be found here
debris4spike: (James - silhouette)
13 - What are you looking for from life?

I honestly don't know that there is anything.



14 - Who is the last people to tell you they loved you?

I don't know ... Mum used to say it to me all the time.



The list of 365 questions can be found here
debris4spike: (Christmas Tree + James)
Day 29 → talk about things you are excited for next year

  • I hope to get to visit [livejournal.com profile] deborahw37 ... so great to see a lovely lady, and a different part of the country.

  • It's Auntie Joyce's 90th in January, so weather permitting Jiffy & I shall go there.

  • I plan to go back to London in November again.


Day 30 → a list of what you got for your winter holiday

For me winter holiday is Christmas ... and Santa visited Jiffy and myself.  What I found under the tree included -

  • 3 boxes of chocs, and some other individual chocs

  • A complete set of Sharpe DVDs

  • Earrings

  • 4 Steve McQueen DVDs

  • A pashmina

  • A pair of slippers

So, even though I had a quiet day I was also a very lucky girl.
debris4spike: (Huh?)
Day 14 → something that made you proud this year

I am totally stumped - so nothing to say
debris4spike: (Child)
Day 10 → a photo of you taken over ten years ago

Just to say that the icon is me - 1 year old (in other words in 1962)

Through the years )
debris4spike: (With James - Christmas)
Day 02 → your holiday wish list

Actually I don't have one!

I could do with a new swim suit at some point.   Brenda text me last week to see if there was anything I wanted .... and I suggested ear-rings.  Mum & Dad took a long time to accept that I had my ears pierced, but when they did, they bought me some every birthday and Christmas ... so it would be something I would be missing this year.

I suppose my real wish is that the house is looking like a home by the 25th.  The decorating is finished for the time being, but I am feeling like a "damp dish-rag" as Dad would have said.  Also the carpets don't arrive till the 15th, so hopefully I shall be able to get things looking square by then.
debris4spike: (Not pleased.)
I am still unwell ............ despite feeling so much better.

Today I had taken a day off as I had planned to meet up with Christine for a walk, but it got changed at the last moment.  So I decided to turn off the alarm clock and have a lazy start.  Little did I realise that, having had an early night I would sleep the clock round, so at just gone 10 was when I woke.  So, a lazy breakfast and a short walk with Jiffy, and I decided to go to the gym.

Sadly when I was doing my 3 minute warm-up I noticed my heart rate had already gone up to 170,  I do have a fast heart rate, but that was unusual as even the first time it only hit 148.  So, I decided to slow down and just do a steady 10 mins, making sure the heart didn't go above 150.  Then did a few of the exercises and a slow swim.

So, a snack lunch, and then fell asleep again for a couple of hours.

So, yes, even though I feel a lot better I have to remember the CFS is still there.  It was nice to have the day off really.

The carpenters have finished, for the present, but am waiting for the decorators now, so can't find anything.  But I have decided to "go with the flow" and aim for my birthday next June to hope that things will be gettting more organised by then.

As I hadn't been all that good at posting about general things, I have found a meme via Google, which I will do.  Probably not every day, but will try to work steadily through it.

50 Deep and Thought-Provoking Questions. )
debris4spike: (Chosen)
Something else to stop me watching dad breathe! Another meme - this time snagged from [livejournal.com profile] i_love_freddie

44 Odd Things You Don't Know About Me

1. Do you like blue cheese?   No

2. Have you ever smoked?   No

3. Do you own a gun?   No

4. What is your favorite flavor?   Mint, lemon

5. Do you get nervous before Doctor visits?   No

Read more... )

Just A Typical Day

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 02:46 pm
debris4spike: (Spuffy - End of days (asleep))
This morning Dad and I listened to a double CD of hymns, and Dad wnted me to sing ... shows what a strong person he is if he can cope with that!!!  By then it was lunch, and they got a small amount of soup into him, as well as a small scoop of chocolate mousse.

Tim and Claire came in for 5 minutes, which was a "joy" .... I did learn that the house is exchanged, and the deposit paid, so we are letting them have a set of keys today so they can store stuff.  I have to go there this evening - and it's a Goodbye to the last family home for me.  I also have to take photos of the gas/elec/water meters, and Claire wants pictures of the empty rooms.  They were upset as they couldn't get tme off work and mentioned about the days going past .... I made the mistake of saying that I was worried about work, and they just said that I was OK to have the 3 weeks off with no questions.

About 10 mins after they left Nick arrived.  He was delayed as he had started work today, but apparantly had been called to a meeting and he is now suspended on full pay awaiting an occupational health report.  Hard for him as he has planned his lessons as from Monday, but good that the school is keeping an eye on him.  I had ordered him lunch (which had annoyed Claire), but was really glad I had when I heard this news.  He was only here a short time before he had to head off again.

This afternoon, as well as going to Mum & Dad's I have to take Jiffy to the vets.  He should have gone last week for a check up, but haven't wanted to be away from Dad ... today I just need to get him checked, as I have to take the keys there anyway.

Well as you can imagine, there's no real news.

I do want to say sorry for the lack of focus on your posts ... I hope I haven't missed anything vital.

This will be f-locked because of my Claire comment!!

100 Truths

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 02:29 pm
debris4spike: (James - thinky thoughts)
Procrastination taking over again!!  I am meant to be doing some housework, but instead I have snagged a meme from [livejournal.com profile] marishna

Spent some time with Dad today who has had another mini stroke yesterday.  He is very tired, but fortunately can still eat and drink OK.  Nick was saying that he thinks Dad is beginning to feel he has had enough, as he has been more quieter recently.  But he srill knows us all, although forgets we have been within 5 minutes.  We know he is happy and well cared for, so ultimately that is the important thing.

Well I had better get on and do some sorting out.  Will post the Tor pictures this evening, and get round to answering comments from the last few posts.  Enjoy you day.


100 Truths )

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