Saturday, 20 February 2021

2021 Week 7 - One Daily Positive. Not doing much.

I'm just hanging around now in the UK, house unpacked and everything put away, can't do much outside due to the weather, but have tidied up the sheds and started a list of outdoor projects I can get onto as it warms up. I'm here till mid/end March when child 4 collects the dog, just need to sort something out with the cat. Can get house sitters but would need two and sorry but I'm reluctant to ask one stranger to hand over the keys to my house to another stranger. For some reason quite a few people think that it's a good idea until I ask them if they'd do it. Will probably put the cat in a cattery for 2-3 months.

Back hurting, probably from Osteopath visits and new exercises. Neck killing me also, but it'll be fine. 

I've been sorting out paperwork, writing letters and packing up gift boxes for birthdays through till the end of June, plus Easter gifts also. It's this type of activity, fine motor skills and sitting, that actually cause me more pain and damage. I've lacked motivation this week 

I can't wait till we're allowed to do garden visits again. Hopefully I'll be able to go back to Dubai by the end of March once I've sorted out a house/pet sitter for the cat, so if anyone is looking for a change of scenery with outdoor space in exchange for cat sitting, do get in touch.

44 Saturday Morning spent in bed other than making tea and toast and putting the roast on. I did some blogging, commented on blogs and caught up with the TV soaps. There was a visit from a friend today, she hasn't seen anyone since I was last in the UK, back in October, so technically she's remained in her bubble and as I  haven't seen anyone since I arrived back, our bubble still exists. 

Cooked myself a Sunday roast because I thought today was Sunday when I'd planned it and defrosted the meat.


45 Sunday Happy Valentines Day and Happy 11th Birthday to Bob the Dog. I didn't get him a McDonalds drive thru as I can't justify that as an essential, but I may get one next time I have to get fuel and am in the retail park. I assembled the last Ikea unit for the lounge so all the boxes downstairs are now unpacked.


46 Monday Exciting day. Osteopath, delivery and windows cleaned. Spoke to more people today than I do in a week. Did little else for the day.


47 Tuesday I spent most of the day in the attic rooms, sorting through my fathers stuff of things I still have to sell that I've been storing, most of it will be on ebay, but I do already have a box of bric a brac, items from the flat I no longer need now our kitchen stuff has arrived.

Peg Solitaire.


48 Wednesday Off to the tip then for a socially distanced walk with a friend and the dogs over the golf course.


49 Thursday I got full on dressed up for my click and collect shop, made popcorn and did very little else for the day.


50 Friday Osteopath appointment in the morning, really feeling the benefit. Walked up into town to the post office, a carefully planned trip. Parcels stamped, list written. PO in town doesn't sell food items and/or magazines. Went to WHSmith, only 4 people in store, but felt incredibly hot and claustrophobic, I'd picked up a TV guide, felt obliged to have to buy it, stood in the narrowest confined space for the queue for an age while a woman was assisted using the self service check out. Left quickly and ended up in Wilko's which was much better as I could get everything on my list and a few things I'd put off getting due to not wanting to go in the shops.


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My Sunday Photo - Happy 11th Birthday Bob.

Trying not to cry over spilt milk and other stuff.


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21 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear your back has still been hurting!

    Happy belated birthday to Bob!

    Don't think I have ever played Peg Solitaire.

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  2. Happy birthday to Bob. Glad to hear the osteopath is starting to work. Nothing worse than aches and pains

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  3. I hope you can find a good price to put your cat in the cattery. I saw the prices they were asking on another blog post of yours and was shocked. If I was closer I would have kept an eye on your house and kitty.
    So sorry you have a sore back and neck. I slept funny last night and have a sore neck and I know it will be gone tomorrow. I couldn't be doing with pain which lasted more than a day.
    Ahh! There's nothing wrong with a roast dinner on a Saturday.
    Happy Birthday to Bob the dog. It looks like a fab celebration for him.
    Good on you for getting dressed up to go shopping. I went for a walk with the kids yesterday and put jeans on and that felt dressed up for me. lol x

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    1. Hopefully cat sitter sorted for now and a back up in place, just in case. Bob had a fab birthday, gave me something to do lol, been getting dressed up a bit more this week also

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  4. I haven't seen solitaire like that since i was a child. Ooh love a roast dinner. Hope the back's feeling a bit better soon. Loving the cat photo.

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    1. Back is feeling a lot better now, thank you. The cat sits on me like this most evenings

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  5. I have been thinking of getting randomly dressed up, couldn't tell you the last time I wore a skirt or dress :( I agree with you that garden visits will be brilliant again! #projet365

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    1. I've been getting dressed up most days now, takes some time out the day also

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  6. Happy Birthday Bob, if it wasn't for boring things like work and school I'd have been up there like a shot to look after your two. Sadly life makes that impossible. Glad the oesopath helped and hope you do get to go back to Peter in March #365

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  7. Sorry to hear that your back was hurting last week, hope this week has been better. Glad the osteopath visit helped. Hope you can manage to get a house sitter/cat sitter and are able to get back to Dubai in March. Happy birthday to Bob. I used to love playing marble solitaire although I wasn’t very good at it. #project365

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    1. Fingers crossed cat sitter is sorted, jsut waiting on confirmation from son in regards to his travel to collect the dog, so more likely to hit Dubai in April now

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  8. hahah I laughed when i read that you dressed up fully for click and collect shopping... this covid has made us all aware of how much we are missing out the simplest aspects of life!!
    Shahira

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    1. Oh I do miss it, had so much more freedom in Dubai and the weather was perfect, it's a bit depressing this cold Uk and dark evenings/mornings, need something to cheer me up and motivate me

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  9. I hope Bob had a great birthday. My son loves Happy Meals but thankfully we have been able to reduce his need to have one to once a month during all the lockdowns. It sounds like you have so many things to sort out and plan. O can't even handle meal planning at the moment! #365

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    1. Still not been for a MDs for Bob, he'll be fine I'm sure. My meal planning went out the window, I keep forgetting to get food out the freezer to defrost in time

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  10. We haven't been doing much in the garden either until this weekend as the weather really puts me off. I am definitely a fair weather gardener! I know how much it costs to put our cat in for a week so I hate to think what 2-3 months would cost. Hope you manage to find a house sitter.

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    1. Hopefully I have someone to look after the cat now, I don't object to paying for the cat sitter, just hate getting ripped off and over charged

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  11. Happy Birthday Bob. Hope you manage to sort out someone looking after your cat, I bet 2-3 months would get quite pricey otherwise. Glad your Friday Osteopath made a difference.

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