Hi everyone. Carole returning to the new puppy must have made it a bit easier to say goodbye to everyone this time. A sweet name, is it a boy or girl? Yes I can remember standing outside at 4am frozen wondering if that was my life now. But suddenly they get that bit bigger and then you are throught that very needy stage. Buy lots of carpet shampoo and trainer pads for the floor. they seem to work really well. How were all the family? Lisa hope the extra workload isn't running you into the ground. At least your trip is getting closer so you will have time to relax. Well for part of it. New York is much too exciting for relaxing on that part of the trip. Its been a busy day as mum had an operation today, planned and minor but she has to be awake evry time now after strokes each time she has an anaesthetic. People seem to get braver as they get older and she said I saw this great big injection and it went right into my eye. It made me want to pass out just thinking about it. I think I would have screamed. She is now on her zimmer frame with an eye patch so terribly dangerous. When her carer came in I couldn't help saying she wants captain birds eye fishfingers today ha ha. She has taken it all much better than we could hope and fingers crossed being able to read again will help her to be happier and do hobbies she can't currently do. Nicky I like the sound of the plan and hope you will get your wish for the surgery to remove the persistent one. I guess that will all depend on where it is and your history. I have only read a little about the procedure as it was a rather complex document and I was half asleep but I thought the type of bc seemed to have a bearing on it and also exactly where it is located, although this paper talked about people with more than one tumour being offered surgery as well. You have had a liver biopsy before so i am sure you will already have more than a good idea about what it will involve and the recovery. But who cares if it does the job!!! Lily xx
The port needs flushing as blood clots can form if it doesn’t have the blood thinning drug injected (ie the ‘flush’) and if one of those gets in your blood stream we all know what can happen. The ‘flush’ is actually heparin, an anti coagulant in a very small quantity, not the same amount as I had to inject myself with when I had actually had a TIA. I would also get the port removed given the chance but as it’s likely to be used again at some point I will probably have to keep it in. The fulvestrant injection has to be given very slowly, in fact the nurse giving it to me there’s not much chance of giving it quickly as it’s very viscous so there's a lot of pressure needed on the syringe to get it injected! Not too sore but I knew about it! I am waiting for an appointment with the liver specialist but last weeks weather has probably put their work load back as their weekly meeting I think was on a Thursday which was a day when not many hospital staff got in. The MRI was of the liver so they have all the info they need, other than pre med checks etc so I shouldn’t need to wait for any other scans. I’d expect the procedure would be ultra sound guided anyway so it wouldn’t quite be a stab in the dark 😉🔪
YD managed to travel to and from work OK and the restaurant were very aware of the travel issues so everyone went in late, after assessing the conditions, and came home early. In fact they closed for 2 nights, after all there weren’t many customers wanting to travel for a meal out in those conditions either. She had almost a normal working week, ha ha and was nice to see her each evening for a change.
No holiday plans for us until I know whether I’m having surgery or not, and the recovery period that it will entail, however we are planning to do something in the next couple of months, just not sure when and where. We are going away for the night near my birthday to Bath, just OH and me, so that will be nice. It’s to a boutique hotel and we have stayed in some of the same small group before so we know what to expect in terms of rooms, service etc so we’re looking forward to it. The fact they had a very good deal on sealed the deal!
Hi to Lisa and Carole, hope all is well
Hi everyone. Lisa it sounds like your job might actually turn into something new if it is a takeover. If it becomes a bigger company maybe it will open more opportunities. Apay rise, even if modest is a big indicator that they want to keep you. Why not hang around and see what happens. There will be new people to work with as well so quite a few changes to make it more interesting? I can't believe you slept through an earthquake!! Must have been small or you snore a lot ha ha. Carole please post a picture of you pup. I love puppies. Hard work though, how are you getting on?
Nicky how long does it take for the discomfort from the injection to go? When YD had an ectopic pregnancy she had to have chemo in her backside. Not sure why there. Lucky pants are a must each time!! In the end my port was taken out because of it needing flushing regularly. I still have a hole/dent in my chest where it was. Not sure why it neve filled up again. Is it risky to your heart then or do yuo mean the infection risk? Are you waiting for an appointment with the liver consultant or do you need to have other things done before this can begin? I imagine there will be a lot of scans and things to be sure of its exact position but hopefully your recent scajns will be a large part of this already. Did your daughter get home in the snow as there were a lot of road problems in your area after you said she insisted on going to work. Such a worry.
Anyway on a cheery note has anyone got holiday plans ahead? Lisa you are the best one at getting organised and it is such a boost to have something to look forward to. I am away later this month but at least 4 birthdays and Eater coming up so a busy time. i bought 17 easter eggs and boy are they difficult to get in bags and home without squashing any. Love Lily xx
Hi Lily, it has to be given in the butt as it is a very viscous liquid and I imagine needs to go into the largest muscle as it’s a sub cutaneous one ie not into a vein. Good job I had my pretty knickers on 😉👙You’re right about the port as well. In fact everyone, including me, had forgotten about it when I finished chemo last year and I suddenly woke up one night remembering that it hadn’t been flushed for at least a month! Panic stations - I didn’t need anotherTIA! So I have been getting it done when I have my bone strengthening injection which has been every 6 weeks, but will now get all of it done (injections and flush) when I go in four weekly. They are pretty good at my hospital and I get the next appointment sorted each time I’m there for treatment.
Lisa, good to hear from you and glad you are safe and sound. We have quite a lot of snow here with more forecast later today. Our roads have been grittedover the past week as the temperatures have been so low so we can get out and about. In our last house though, as it was down a country lane which never got gritted, we were pretty much stranded until it thawed. Glad we are where we are now! Very envious of your trip, as ever, how lovely to look forward to the sun, and the shopping😉, especially after all this rubbish weather.
Take care all, keep warm, have a good weekend and watch out for the icy patches.
Ghiball, I'm back, huge grovelling apologies, work has been bonkers so not had time for anything 😪. So nicky, that sounds like great news and a great team at your hospital. Whilst daunting operation sounds good to get that lesion out and have a look at it. Oh in the bum ouch. How is the treatment though? Any side effects yet?
carole, just seen pup on Facebook, how adorable xxxx hope you had fun in UK?!
lily, snowed in, has its plus and down sides eh....
not much to report here, didn't get that job which was expected lol. Ain't looked for anything else yet, my assistants leaving too boo hoo. We are becoming a subsidiary of another housing association much bigger and national in a couple months and all things go and with doing governance I've got a huge amount of involvement, it's blowing my mind at the minute lol, but tiny pay rise too.
worked at home due to weather but had to braved it today so headed to Carlisle for meeting on train, cold, brrhhh... ps. I slept through the mini earthquake, it was in our town too lol.
28 days and counting till 2 weeks in Florida and 3 nights in New York 😍😍😍😍.
Hi Nick, thank yuo for the big update. I am so pleased that you got what you were hoping for. Surgery is something we have talked about a number of times and I agree it would be a good opportunity if you meet all the surgeon's requirements. It also gives them the chance to get it out to analyse and possib;y gain a lot more information. It occurs to me that it they also were able to get anything else there it might shed light on whether the persistent one is in fact different strain from the more responsive ones. I absolutely hate the idea of injections in the bum, well done for being brave. What is the reason for this site? Mind you, I am sure the arms will be cheering to be given a break from needles and your port too. Have you had your port flushed through recently as I think it needs it regularly if not in use? Amazing that you had built yourself up for the 'I am not going to take no for an answer conversaiton' and then got it straight away. Ha ha I bet your face was a picture beaming. I am snowed in again hooray. Lily xx
Was going to give an update as I’ve eventually had my oncology appointment, better late than never - although maybe that’s not the right approach in this case 😉
So, all armed with questions, challenges and OH I went on Tuesday, ready to fight our case of getting fulvestrant on the NHS or funded by the hospital and not having to pay for it ourselves. It is the recommendation from The Marsden. Anyway we get into the consulting room and smiling onc says, guess what, our local trust has chosen to fund it (not just for me btw, in general) so blow me down! Then she says, oh and you can most likely have surgery, (again, wow, didn’t expect such a positive outcome for the meeting). And not only was fulvestrant being funded they actually had some in the pharmacy fridge and I got it about an hour late. Have never known such speed. I am pursuing the surgery option but this won’t stop the continuing hormone treatment, unlike if I was on chemo when you have to stop all treatment for immunity/infection risks. We have a world class liver cancer surgeon at our hospital which, if he says yes to the op, will mean I’m in the best hands possible. So, there’s been a lot of waiting around, I also know this treatment may not work, none of them are guaranteed, but if I can also have the op it will rid me of the biggest lesion and what I see as the most stubborn part of my cancer. Will update once I know more but I am happy with the plan as it is what I had wanted but hadn’t expected to get. The reason for not posting anything sooner is that fulvestrant is not funded by the NHS ie not NICE approved so I knew it was unlikely I would get it unless it was in a research hospital or in a trial, neither of which were options for me plus I wasn’t sure what the MRIwould show up in my liver and whether they would consider removal, it it seems they probably will. So, other than a sore bum (fulvestrant is given by injection into each buttock!) I’m OK.
So, onto your news. Great you’re getting a puppy Carole, sounds like you needed time and have come to the right decision for you. You will be kept busy as well which will be lovely and hopefully able to get out and about with training once this awful weather clears (rain or snow it’s affecting us all I think). I expect you are in the UK at the moment, if I recall visiting GD, annoying if you’re caught in this bad weatherhowever a nice place to be if it’s seeing the little miss.
Lily, a day off, that sounds good and wise! It’s snowed heavily overnight with more to come as we now welcome the Beast from the East - as well as Storm Emma from Portugalwhich will produce snow once it hits the Beast! OH not travelling today as his work is towards the part of the county where the two weather fronts are expected to meet later in the day although YD has decided to go in. We have advised her not to but she thought she needed to, hmmmmmmm, no one ‘needs’ to however she has taken extra everythings with her including boots, another coat and a complete wardrobe change in case she has to stay overnight somewhere.
Lisa, how are you doing, weather/job/social-wise? Not heard from you in a while. Would be good to have an update from you and see how you are.
Better dash, need to sort a few things out including clearing the drive 🌨☃️❄️
Hi, are you all as chilly as me? We have been snowed in so an extra day off for me. It was over 4 inches so just couldn't get out our road. Dreading tomorrow when I have to get to work unless the skies open tonight and pour some more over our house. Its very strage as there are huge diifferences between quite short distances across the county. people at work had a lot of snow and we had none at all and they were only 20 minutes away. Now they have a double drop and we have quite a lot too. Lisa I can see Cumbria is tricky and also 2 earthquakes??? How are you getting on? Nicky I did think you might escape too much snow but its so random. How are things your way? Also have you been to find out more yet? Thinking of you as you get settled into whatever the new plan is. I hope its what you want it to be, as I know you have enough current knowledge to keep up with the docs to a good level. Carole did the snow reach France? You myst be about to have your new puppy, what a lovely thing to loook forward to. I am looking forward to hearing about how naughty it is and how many of your slippers it eats!!! Get your carpet shampoo ready for little accidents. Lily xx
Hi everyone, well Carole will be in 7th heaven googling over the new babies and other little people by now. have a lovely week and store up all those memories for when you get home. Well I didn't apply for the job, partly for good reasons like a lot of stress moving as so much to learn, you don't know friend from foe and who will help you, they currently look after me with regards to lifting, other stuff that reduces my physical load every day. Bad reasons were that I was not confident enough I guess and better the devil you know. Will maybe regret it but at least i know what I am dealing with still. Thought I might be a bit too old too. How did yours go Lisa, any feedback from the first one? I know you were unsure. Good for you, for going for it. Carole the puppy sounds too cute for words as I know exactly what it will look like. Get insurance asap as I know chocolate labs can be very accident prone, especially about chewing and swallowing things. One lives next door to us and the stories of him leaping for balls and then getting them stuck!! Not just once.However he is 13 and the best possible temperament and they are such faithful and loving companions to have, perfect. Is it male or female and do you have a name yet? I want Lisa to get one too please.
Nicky well sorry but you know I will worry so no point trying not to, we have all been together too long to not carry the worry that a bc dx brings. Anyway I will do the worrying for you, so have a rest for a bit if you can. Keep me posted when you can tell me what you get next. Glad you got to see a boffin so worth the treck to go up there. How's your dear little chap? Any teeth yet? Yes half term was lovely but went in a flash. it felt like a cafe at time but I don't care as I love them all round and the house full of little people and noise. I sometimes think about retiring and when the alarm goes off at 6.10 it seems a reall good idea. But do you need to go to work to enjoy the holidays as much as I do? Plus can I chance not having a salary at this stage as my pension is tiny, having stayed home for years with my family. Plus I would be available every minute for my mum and she is getting demanding but has no expectation when I am at work. Hmmm double edged sword. Better keep going then. We will visit Portugal as soon as the school holidays start so late July. Tesco are selling Portugese custard tarts!!!! I can't decide whether to try one or wait for the real authentic flavour while there. Victor will love them. Well better buzz off as been a long day and still work to do before I can go to bed. Hugs. Lily xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
A quick post from me as I am off to UK tomorrow for lots of baby and grandchildren and children hugs for a week, so if I am quiet don't worry. So excited as little GD is now 5 months old and pretty verbal. I hope to squeeze in a brief visit to Mum too.
Lily you were exactly right, we do not want to be without a dog,....... so on 1 March we are collecting an 8 week old chocolate labrador😁. I am ready to have a new pups and so looking forward to getting him. It will be hard work to begin with, but maybe that is what I need. We will try to cage train at first as I don't want our things chewed, but I know it comes with the territory.
Anyway, Nicky good luck with your appointments, Lisa any news about the new job and the same Lily, have you done anything?
Love to all, xxxx 😀😀😀😀
Hi Lily - don't worry, I'm OK, just not been on here much last week as not much to report. I'm still keeping quiet about the 'possibles' as I get fed up explaining one thing when in the end another thing ie treatment happens. I had a second opinion (again!) last week and will be having the recommended treatment discussed with my own onc next week, so no news at the moment. It was reassuring though to speak to one of the top chaps at The Marsden (again!) so we will see. It obviously sounds like it takes ages to sort out - which it does - but this seems to be the case with many secondary ladies, with primary it all is fairly stright forward with only so many treatments used and therefore quicker decisions are made. I am still enjoying the time away from hospitals and blood tests etc but even on a 'good' week like last week I had two days where I had appointments, but luckily no blood suckers.
Hope you enjoyed half term even if the weather wasnt so great. Back to the grindstone now but the lighter mornings and evenings must make a difference.
How is the job situation ladies - Lily and Lisa? Any decisions been made either from an interview or deciding if to put yourself forward for a job? Hoping you have got to the next stage Lisa.
Carole, how are you doing? Have you booked to come over to visit soon? I'm sure you would love to but it must be difficult to work out when is best and to deal with the long journey time.
Anyway, will update once I know for certtain, oh, and Lily, let me know when you are going to Lisbon as I think some trips might be better at different times of the year depending on how hot it is.
Hi, we nearly dropped off page one, I hadn't realised it had been soooo long. How are you all? Any news yet Nicky? I hate it when you go quiet xxx
Hi buddies, how are you all this week? Carole the glasses sound a good bargain, well done. Hope they are making everything much clearer for you. You are such an animal lover with the cats and I really think you need another dog in your life before too long.I find that I can't settle without one in the house, having lived all my childhood with at least 4 dogs at a time. I prefer one or maybe two but they make me feel safer. We have cat allergies in the family so never managed to get into cats apart from visiting friends with them, gingers are my favourites. I hope you get a trip sorted out soon to see the family. Thank you for the encouragement with the job and I need it because I haven't done anything about it yet. I am on better the devil you know at the moment. This will probably change every day! You too Lisa and thanks all for the info on providing health details, they seem to have improved these things over the years.Hav eyou heard anything about your interview Lisa? I was impressed that you actually enjoyed their exercise and so I feel that part will have gone really well and be a positive. I think you should start thinking about what went wrong and why as you may still be called back despite what you think. Even if not this job there willl be other interviews. Work on your confidence because you have relevant experience and the rest of the day went well so you have the skills and really can move on to bigger things, believe in yourself, we all think you can.
Nicky I would love to hear more about Lisbon. I know the tram stops close to our hotel, which was one of the reasons I picked it and the huge sunroof so I can still soak up a few rays even on a city holiday. I gather the beaches are fairly close too if we want.I have seen a tour of lots of palaces so will try to find out if Sintra is on there.Sounds like our sort of excursion. We walk a lot every day on holiday so sounds just right for us. Victor has to pull me up hills. The first page of the application asks for my date of birth so there will be no hiding of ages for me! That is one part that makes me hesitant as I am at the top of the salaries and therefore expensive and old. Maybe I should re-label that as vast experience ha ha. Yes it is that aspect of being expected to arrive bouncing around and making an impression that concerns me. I work really hard but I have good backup currently and might not have any if I move, no way to find out how it would be. Hmmm need to keep thinking. Unbelievable that the docs have got no further with your mil's dx, how can that be? I am enjoying the week off although so far I have had large numbers of extras for every meal so today was my first relaxing day. Wishing you lots of luck as always plus a good plan of action as you meet up with the onc to discuss what comes next. Also hoping that the extra scans can be more helpful in decision making about the annoyingly persistent little s... that is still lurking. Maybe rads or surgery might be on the table? Keep me posted and fingers crossed as always. Love Lily xxx
Nicky your break sounds lovely, I've looked at Lisbon as few times as looks fab. Glad you had a nice break. Back to it,,, when do you get a date for MRI??
Carole, glasses sound fab and good on you for the gym, I need to get myself into some exercise or diet.
lily, I've worried about the BC bit especially when they ask for references which includes sickness absence but from what I can understand they usually only ask for last 3 years....
well, I messed up my interview, I'm still cringing. It turned out wanting more of someone to transform the Admin team which makes it more exciting but they aren't clear on exactly what they want as it's a brand new post. I had prepped so much too. The presentation from them was good and then we had 2 hrs to do an exercise which was about some general questions and then how you would approach the first 3 months of the job... I really enjoyed all this, then we had lunch and met one of the managers who done the interviews last week. She said they were very staged and false so it treat it more like an informal chat at this stage, then the first girl came out and said she was in 40mins and waffle duchess and they looked bored, so by time I went in I was on the informal approach and no rambling.... but I ended up only being in 15mins and totally waffled and didn't sell myself at all so I nearly ran out. Was sooo bad so I'm very confident that I won't get a stage 2 interview....
anyhow drowned my my sorrows in Liverpool singing along to kenny and dolly tribute and took my Mam and dad to the cavern 😍.
night all xx lily enjoy your week off
We got back late on Weds eve and a couple of busy days followed so I’m only just catching up now. Of course the washing mountain and also seeing little GS - who is far more of a priority than the stupid washing 😊
We had a great time, just managed to get some of the decent weather that they have, although we had read that this time of the year can be unpredictable it was actually very bright and sunny every day, and warm enough to sit out in a sunny spot without our coats on. It was chilly in the mornings and at night, which we knew about so went well prepared with suitable layers and coats/jackets. I can thoroughly recommend Lisbon Lily, if you send me your email again (by PM) I can give some more detail rather than bore everyone else on here, although if the others want to know I can put it on here as well. It is a lovely city, quite hilly but various trams and funiculars make that a bit easier. Some beautiful old sights to see but without it being so jammed packed with them, like London or Paris, that you have to dash from one to the other to make sure you’ve seen them. We had a day trip out, by train, to Sintra which has these most amazing palaces and castles in the hillside where the royals and rich people had their holiday ‘homes’, quite spectacular but even more hilly! Lots of chilling out and lots of walking but we had a great time, just what we needed having both been away separately in January and me knowing that appointment/s loom next week.
Have caught up briefly with your news and glad to hear all seems to be well with everyone. As to job applications and interviews I understand now that you can’t even be asked your age/DOB any more let alone any disability or health issue. Of course they can work out your age roughly from your cv but you can’t be discriminated about regarding health or disability. So you wouldn’t need to mention anything about BC Lily, and they can’t ask, so go for it if you think it’s the right thing - and it sounds like it is! I know I could in theory get a job and not let anyone know about my SBC but that would be totally unfair on the company seeing as I have so many hospital appointments and SEs from any treatment I’m on. And however much a company wouldn’t be able to discriminate against me I know who would get the job if it was between me and a perfectly healthy person with the same attributes, qualifications etc!
Enjoy the weekend, we have a catch up weekend, visiting OHs parents who are not in the greatest of health and unbelievably no real cause has been established for his Mums continuing health problems despite scans, blood tests, physio etc. His Dad continues on the slow dementia path which will not get any better and is probably a big contributing factor to his Mums problems. I generally keep out of the decision (or non decision) making process as they are a big enough family to sort it amongst themselves without in laws getting involved! Plus my main focus is always about my health and, as I warn them, my parents 😉
Wow Lily, yes I think you should go for it, and when you do you can explain the reasons to your boss exactly as you have explained it to us..... more responsibility, more money and less hours and travel. It's a no brainer! Unless the application asks if you have had any medical issues then why tell them. It was 10 years ago and you are fit and healthy now. Obviously if you go for a medical then it might crop up so that is the time to be honest.
I do admire you girls changing jobs after such a long time. I don't know where I would begin if I was looking to find a job.
Yes I have my new glasses Lily and they are great! Quite reasonable too for France. Normally a new pair of glasses can run into the hundreds of euros, mine are bright pink and purple and only cost 60! Yes I am keeping up with the gym, it is hard work as she gets me doing a lot of exercise for the legs but it goes to show how weak my legs are. I saw on TV that as you get older you lose muscle and it is important to build the muscles up whilst you still can. I also had lost a few grams (wish it were kilos).
Anyway it's a very cold day here and snow is forecast, but I would rather that than the awful rain that we've had for months. I might have a trip back to see the kiddies for a week this month, just need to organise everything with 4 cats. One of whom I think is heading for either diabetes, kidney disease or thyroid disease (like his brother, they are both 15 this year). The younger 2 are ok, but I have to make sure they are separated from each other because the youngest one picks and bullies the grey one.
Take care, love Carole xxx
Hi girls, how are you getting on in this horrible cold weather? Not much sign of snow here yet but the grotters have been out just in case. Hope they are wrong. I had to be outside on duty yeterday and it was so cold. The worse thing is the runny nose as soon as you get indoors and tingly feet as they come round. I was wondering if you had been for your interview yet Lisa. I hope things go well for you and it is a good even though nerve wracking experience. It willl be sad to see all your friend go, that must be fairly soon?
Nicky I am busting to hear about Lisbon and your trip. I have no idea what the temperature would be there in Feb as they advertise all year sun? Hope you had a lovely time and then back to business grrr but some lovely memories. Keep me posted how the next scans and appointments go.
Carole have you got your new glasses yet? Hope everything is becoming clearer now. Are you stilll going to the gym regularly? I admire people who stick at it. I have so much lovely chocolate to eat from Christmas and even more from my birthday that I have the best excuse not to start. Maybe never ha ha.
Funnily enough I have been considering a job change too after seeing something with more responsibility and more money and amuch better journey and shorter hours. Just not sure if I might be a bit old and set in my ways. I am ponbdering it and rang for details so might see what they look like when I read them. Victor heard pay rise and home earlier and said YES. Anyway will let you know if I take the plunge. trouble is I have to tell my current boss when I send an application in, its etiquette and you have to do it, so the cats out the bag as soon as I do. Do you think I would have to mention bc or have a medical? Anyway will buzz off and watch hunted. I love the programme, anyone else watching? Love Lily xxx
Hi girls, how are you today? Lisa I am afraid I won't stay up that late but would have been great, so thank you for thinking of me. Its a mad week at work and the marking is makin me sleepy already - makes a nice change. Sorry to hear about your friends going Lisa but this should spur you on to new pastures yourself and I am sure you will still meet up socially. What are you going to wear to the interview? I have seen an interexting job myself hmmm, you have me thinking too.
Carole I couldn't see the moon last night so rather annoyed to see an amazing picture of it on the news as seen in London. I am not far away and couldn't see it. However I drove to work this morning and it was infront of me most of the way. So in the end I did see it. Do you have an interest int he moon and stars or just the special events? I think I would do more if not so darn busy at work! Hope the new specs help. Get planning some visits I can detect grandchildren withdrawal symptoms.
Nicky I thought it might be a more detailed test and I find it frustrating that they know so much but cannot see smaller things within the body despite all the new technology. Hopefully in time they will improve. Well I am sorry you have a wait for the tube but you can fit in a holiday so this is an excellent time instead. Bakeries hmmm how well you know me and they are Victor's favourites too, so he will be keen as well. Have a lovely time in Lisbon and forget it all while you are away as that is as good medicine as anything an onc can provide. Enjoy having your little chap to yourself too. What a perfect week or so This is my signing out and waking up a bit older still. we got this far buddies, must all be as tough as old boots ha ha. Lots of love Lily xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Lisa, I wished you happy birthday on FB, glad your celebrating didn't leave a sore head and I am sending across the vibes good luck for the next stage of your interview. Are all interviews like this these days? In my day it was just a chat and you either got the job or you didn't.
Lily, did you manage to see the super blue blood moon last night? Our weather was awful so no chance of seeing it here.
Nicky, I am very jealous of two things, babysitting your delightful GS and a trip to Lisbon . However I do hope you have a great time and manage to have a nice break. Sounds sensible not to worry until you know what to worry about, I wish I could adopt that attitude at times. Anyway, enjoy.
Today our weather is better, a bit of sun amidst the clouds. It has been awful, grey and damp and rainy every day. In fact for January we only had 2 days of sunshine. It has been the worst January I can remember since living here (10 years). I haven't been able to go out for a walk, well a bit of an excuse really as I have wet weather gear, but with no doggie to exercise there hasn't been the need. My 1/2 an hour of gym is good, I can certainly feel it with muscle aches. It's surprising how just a few abdo excercises, simply pulling the area in whilst breathing seems to tighten up the tummy. As I suspected my short sight has worsened and so I do need different prescription glasses. Apart from that everything is ok.
Our GD (whom I only see in photos and videos) is very chatty and gurgly, she is lifting her head up really well and supporting herself on her arms. Somehow she manages to move about a bit, but not crawling yet which isn't surprising as she is only almost 5 months. I hope to get a visit to them soon, but not sure when yet.
Better get a shower now, before the usual tidying up. Love to all Carole xx