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   Posted 7/2/2010 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm still trying to decide what to do to make today special and fun, but am still tossing up between a few options and am waiting to see what the body and the weather will do. Right now, it's cold. smurf

So... here are some basics to start with:

* spend approx six minutes in each of the main rooms, tidying. This is badly needed after the busy week I've just had.
* spend at least ten minutes doing dishes - ditto.
* exercise (done six minutes; still want to do more)

Possible fun options so far:

* walk on beach?
* check out new market?
* go to nursery and get some new plants for the garden, and then pot them?
* go to craft shop (dangerous!!!)?
* go to waterfall and see how it's gushing after the rain we've just had??
* go for a swim?
* something else?

We'll see...

Enjoy your day, everyone. Inflamed, is your son at home now? How is he?

Ivy. smurf
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   Posted 7/2/2010 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Looks like you got your day planned out well Ivy :)
I intend to have a lay in, then maybe a nice soak in the bath before doing the tidying up and making the house look presentable!
My mum and dad are over visiting from South Africa atm, and with 2 extra ppl in the house,it's amazing how much more work there is to do! My mum hasnt been well this week, so I have been doing everything, so I think I need a little relaxation in the morning!
Busy afternoon ahead though, my two daughters are coming round with their partners and my grandson of 2 years will be here too, so no sitting down and relaxing for me in the afternoon, I will be cooking a meal for 9 people and no doubt doing all the dishes etc afterwards, not to mention all the tidying up etc when they have gone!
So sunday will be my day off, I think, my partner will take over the cooking and making sure everything is tidy, hopefully on sunday, as I feel worn out already from the busy week I have had, what with doctors visits for mum and blood tests for dad, and trying to keep everyone happy and amused at the same time!!!!
I do like having the family all round together though, its not very often it's possible and sometimes when everybody is round it just makes me think how lucky I really am to have such a close and beautiful family,and wouldn't be without them for the world!
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   Posted 7/3/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I was able to at least accomplish one of my things to do yesterday which was getting my hair highlighted and cut. Now hopefully today I will get back to preparing my bag and household for my surgery. I would like to also get outside for a bit and enjoy the sun some. Maybe take a walk by the beach later.
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   Posted 7/3/2010 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I won't be doing very much today. I could have gone to a family get-together, but I decided against it. Half regretting that decision, but considering I don't feel wonderful it is probably the right one.

My list:

* Pop out this afternoon. There's nothing I really need to buy, so maybe I'll turn it into a walk and a cup of coffee in a cafe
* Wrap up my nephew's birthday presents
* Give my bedroom room a bit of a tidy. Try to sort out the vaguely depressing entanglement of wires.
* Cook dinner for myself. We've got loads of eggs, so I'm veering towards an omelette at the moment. Lotsa cheese as well, so possibly cheese omelette
* Read some more of my book

I'll go out first of all. Partly because it's already getting quite late into the afternoon and partly because I feel a bit low and this might perk me up. @Michelle - Hope you enjoy the family get-together, it sounds nice...

Post Edited (NiceCupOfTea) : 7/3/2010 3:23:14 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/3/2010 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Well today I and ds/dd went to where they used to go to school for a 'celebration of the school' (it is closing permanently in just under two weeks) there were lots of old faces there (both children and adults) some recognisable and some not so easy to put name to face.
Have done too much reading today too but you know what it is like with some books!!

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   Posted 7/3/2010 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Didn't proofread last post properly, obviously :-/

Today was a weird day, but in the end it turned out good. I did go for a walk, alongside the local canal. It was pleasant and green. But I felt uneasy in my mind for some reason. And then out of the blue I had a panic attack about having left the front door unlocked or even open. A cold dread took over. It was absolutely horrible. It subsided, but left me wanting to drive straight home to check we hadn't been burgled. There was no point in me continuing the walk, as I would have been incapable of enjoying it, so I turned back.

I didn't go straight home though. By the time I'd reached the high street, I was calmer and more able to rationalise that it was unlikely I'd left the door wide open. I stopped in a cafe, got a coffee, and sat and people-watched for a while. Then I read a bit of my book. Drove home and of course the front door was closed and we hadn't been burgled. It was weird, though. I don't usually get panic attacks like that... Not about that sort of thing at any rate.

Anyway, I did nearly everything else on my list. Cooked an omelette (without cheese in the end), read another chapter in the garden, and - most satisfying of all - wrapped my nephew's presents. I tried to do a neat job and it must have been taken the best part of an hour. There's no way I'd have done it if I hadn't made it a goal by writing it down on here. My mum will also be pleased, as she won't have expected me to have done it <_<

Haven't tidied my bedroom, but that's not that bad really. It's just the wires which are annoying me, so I'll see to them after I've finished this post, I think.

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   Posted 7/3/2010 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
You're doing fabulously, NCOT.

Well done on going out for a walk *and* for calming yourself down enough to have a cup of coffee in a cafe.

Please don't underestimate how well you're doing there. It takes so much strength to get yourself out when you're feeling low, and you have accomplished a *lot*. Really.

I decided I didn't want to go out after all and had a pleasant day doing those six minute segments of housework and watching happy movies while it was raining, and going outside and working in the garden & playing with basketballs etc whenever we had a sunny spell.

Please keep celebrating your successes there!

Michelle, I hope you are enjoying your visit.

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   Posted 7/3/2010 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Ivy :p

My mum was really happy about the presents, which just goes to show how much of a surprise it must have been... <_<

^Glad your day was a nice one.

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   Posted 7/3/2010 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
:-) That's terrific, NCOT :-).

btw, I've been meaning to say that I think it might be a good idea if you made a high priority of doing that driving test. Driving's important for independence, and there may well come a time when you really need it. Best to do it while your Crohn's symptoms allow...

I hope you don't mind the advice, but I put it off for too long myself, and by the time I really *had* to get it, it was a lot harder for me. I don't want the same thing to happen to you.

I had really bad nightmares last night, so am waiting for my brain to unterrify :-) before I start a Sunday thread. You can start one now, if you'd like to, NCOT, seeing as you're up...

Ivy the spooked. (boo! eek! who said that....)
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   Posted 7/3/2010 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
i had nightmares so bad last night i woke with tears streaming down face

just laid round today n watched some movies did threads n talked with ppl on puter

cait has left for vancouver already for 10 days ..perhaps thats what the tears were about..

am having homemade perogies for my supper n going to read some tonight

lets hope no more nightmares right o
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   Posted 7/3/2010 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Uh... I've done my driving test. Passed it in March this year! Couldn't drive alone if I was still a learner driver... <_<

Passing it was a *horrible* task too. The lessons felt like they went on forever. (In reality it was a year, practically to the day.) And I felt braindead almost every time I stepped into the car. Then when I finally reached test standard, I had bad nerves during the driving test - a test, btw, which goes on for 40 minutes and which involves two reversing manoeuvres. One serious fault means a fail. So I failed that twice. I had nightmare visions of taking 10 attempts to pass the test, but luckily I passed on the 3rd try, an almost respectable result in the end. (Most folks fail the driving test first time.)

As you can see, it was already hard for me. I took driving lessons when I was 19-20, but stupidly gave them up quite quickly. I reasoned correctly I couldn't afford a car, but didn't consider that I would have a lifelong driving licence, which would always be valid. It literally would have been miles easier to have passed when I was 20, I am sure. But I am very glad that I have finally passed it, as my Crohn's isn't getting any better (so it feels like), and I do worry that one day I might become seriously ill/worse.

Sorry for long post. It's late and tiredness has the effect of making me type even more... <_<

I'm sorry, too, about your nightmares. Nightmares are horrible =/ Absolutely hate them, especially if I wake up and it's still dark... Hope they've faded away by now. *brings a nice cup of tea* :p

Edit: Sorry as well, Howlyncat :-/

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   Posted 7/3/2010 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Gosh, I wonder how I got the idea that you needed to get your licence? Were you the poster who kept talking about needing to do some sort of test, talk to some sort of instructor? Or have I muddled you with someone else?

I think I passed my test on the third try too. The first time - and I can't believe I'm posting it here because it's so embarrassing - I froze and blanked out and couldn't turn the car on *blush* so copped an automatic fail before even leaving the car park. They've only had one other person ever do that LOL.

Sorry about your nightmares too, Lyn. We're a pair, aren't we...

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   Posted 7/3/2010 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Ivy: were your bumpers all intact when you practiced for and finished your test? Last year my husband had 3 different bumpers on his car in under 6 months and had only had the car a total of 7 months.

Two different kids hit the same fence post in the same parking lot at the same church. We are still attempting to live the notariaty down.

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