I've had a really calm week, not allowing myself to get wound up and by walking away from difficult situations to take stock. I had a couple of close calls with near melt downs, due to other people, but realised this wasn't being done to cause me grief, it's just life and I have to deal with it. I've unfollowed a few people on facebook whose negativity and competitive nature gets me down.
A surprise call from a friend who reads my blog (I didn't know that) to ask how I was as he was concerned with how I was doing after last weeks post.
195 Sunday Plans to rearrange the lounge came to an abrupt halt when I could only get TV and phone or phone and internet. Several attempts were made to contact provider and eventually I tweeted, got a response and they're coming on to sort. I took myself out for a coffee to blog and put everything back and just swept through the house, defrosting a mexican stew and sticking it in the slow cooker for dinner. Popped over the pool late afternoon.
It was a really hazy and windy day.
196 Monday Prepared dinner and made some courgette soup, emptied dishwasher, walked Bob, cleaned the cat litter tray and took myself off to a local small mall for a coffee and to do some blogging. TV engineer arrived at 2pm, connected the TV, phone and wifi in the new location. I was never going to succeed as port no 4 was broken. Lounge and dining room sorted, evening spent in front of the TV.
197 Tuesday Up early, washing and ironing done, garden watered. Off to the dog park for coffee and a natter while the doggies play. Did a spot of gardening in the afternoon and made an attempt to capture a stray cat, the neighbourhood is looking after. Altered the black out curtains and rehung them in the bedroom, found out I could turn the flashing light on the router off in the bedroom at night so now can sleep in complete darkness which is really helping.
198 Wednesday Dentist first thing and 2 of my 3 implants are finished. 3rd implant was too white and didn't quite fit properly so needs to go back to the lab, I still have my temporary tooth so all is good. Took a walk on the beach, nearly died from the heat and the sand burnt my feet, found refuge in a coffee shop for lunch and air con. Started packing for Australia in the afternoon. Off to the pub quiz in the evening and dinner out, may have had too much to drink.
The sea temp was 32c,
199 Thursday Off to the Doctors, then onto the dental lab for colour matching for my new front dental implant. Had woken with a headache, it turned into a migraine as the day went on.
If anyone can make sense of these lab led results please enlighten me.
200 Friday Still headachy but headed out to Festival City Mall for the morning and managed to walk around Ikea without an argument. I'd been craving a slice of chocolate cake, wish I hadn't, felt sick for the rest of the day. Peter cooked dinner and we binged watched The Good Wife.
Feeling so much more confident now with a full set of teeth for a smile and the ability to chew foods again.
201 Saturday Crossed the boarder into Abu Dhabi to buy alcohol, better choice and prices, stopped for lunch at a local mall in the food court, went swimming and sorted through my craft boxes ready to start some projects next month.
On the blog this week:
Managing chronic pain and flying