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long road 16-12-2023 10:19 AM


How are you today Beckie?

I am just having porridge for breakfast and doing meds. My brother leaves today, his train is at 4:15pm. Plan one hom and my partner wake up is to play a board game.

Ahimsa 16-12-2023 10:45 AM

That sounds like a good day LR, what've you got on your porridge?

I've put a wash on and been into work as two of the cats had a health check appointment.

Rest of the day is:
Dye hair
Washing up
Wrap presents for tomorrow (We're doing Christmas tomorrow as I have to work all next weekend and Christmas Day too)
I've got a show tonight so sort my costume for that and then leave at 4 for that.

I'm going to have a nap now though :)

Cacoethes 16-12-2023 10:54 AM

I'm ok thanks jen

Have you had a nice visit with your brother?

I have also put a wash on beth

Good luck with all your tasks!

I'm just off to drop of jasmine's xmas presents. Waiting for the second bus

long road 16-12-2023 10:59 AM

I went for a wintery porridge, put cinnamon, nutmeg and sultanas in it. It was rather tasty.

Enjoy your nap Beth, hope it recharges you so you can tackle your tasks!

I have had a good visit with my bro. We get on really well. Just wish my asthma hadn't been playing up and it would have been perfect.

Hope your bus journeys go smoothly.

one_step_closer 16-12-2023 11:50 AM

Morning everyone. Sending good day wishes.

I hope you don't have too much travelling to do, Beckie. Will you be doing something with Jasmine while you're there?

I'm glad you enjoyed your time with your brother, Jen. What board game might you play?

Hope your nap prepares you for the rest of your day, Beth.

tamobhuuta 16-12-2023 11:59 AM

Morning everyone. My mum will be here soon. Hopefully she will bring Costa!

Hope the buses are OK Cacoethes.

I'm glad you had a good time with your brother lr.

Enjoy Christmas Ahimsa!

What are you up to today osc?

long road 16-12-2023 12:34 PM

We are planning to play Teotihuacan: City of Gods. It a worker placement / resource management game set in meso America. Where you each command a force of worker dice, which grow in strength with every move. On your turn, you move one of your worker dice around the board taking the actions of the space you move to.

Thematically you develop new technologies, climb the steps of the three great temples, build houses for the inhabitants of the city, and build the pyramid of the sun with the aim of making the most points and winning!

It's one of he more complicated games in our collection!

How are you and Crookshanks Lindsay?

Hope you enjoy your visit with your mum Tamo and you get tasty Costa. I just finished my morning coffee.

not_so_insig 16-12-2023 01:28 PM

Afternoon all. It's Lorraine's birthday today. I got her a cushion and fleece blanket. She recently got a new couch so needed some cushions. She said that she loved them which made me happy.

tamobhuuta 16-12-2023 02:01 PM

Enjoy your game lr.

I'm glad Lorraine liked her present insig.

Mum did bring me Costa, and N came too. I have ordered some chocolates for my mum's birthday which comes just after Christmas.

not_so_insig 16-12-2023 02:03 PM

Thanks tamobhuuta. Glad you got your Costa.

Pi.R^2 16-12-2023 04:18 PM

I might have been pretending to be dead here as well, soz.

one_step_closer 16-12-2023 04:51 PM

Jenna that is just rude! (Not really, I hope you're ok).

That game sounds like it involves too much brain power, Jen! And where on earth do you get all these strange games?!

I'm glad Lorraine liked your gifts, Dawn.

Did you enjoy the visit and the Costa, Tamo?

I have been doing some housework and finished the book I was reading.

Cacoethes 16-12-2023 05:00 PM

Hey everyone

one_step_closer 16-12-2023 05:01 PM

Hi Beckie, how is your day going?

long road 16-12-2023 06:13 PM

Hello the thread!

*waves at Jenna*

Much brain power required Lindsay, a little too much today as I lost! But the the two other times we played board games this week I won so it is only fair really. Generally buy them from conventions, specialist stores or the internet but you can get a fair selection at smiths and Waterstones. It is a fast growing industry so there is a lot of choice and it is one of my main hobbies.

Yay for present buying Tamo and successful present giving Dawn!

We have just dropped my brother off at the train station and said goodbye. And because his train was delayed we got costa. I had a black forest hot chocolate, a bit sweet to have every time but it made a nice change. Am now going to attempt to rest as it has been a busy few days and I am still recovering from asthma flare on top. Am a little sad that he is not here longer but at the same time wouldn't have the energy for a longer visit!

tamobhuuta 16-12-2023 08:00 PM

My mum came to see me again this evening but had to leave straight away because N is struggling.

Pi.R^2 16-12-2023 08:16 PM

Oh my word what a shame tamo :( When is your next visit planned? I hope N is OK.

Jen, glad to see you had a good time with your brother and I hope you'll get lots of rest now!

Hello everyone else, any news?

long road 16-12-2023 08:38 PM

That sounds really difficult Tamo.

I am trying my best to rest but asthma has other ideas :plain: Just maxed out my inhaler and think I have breathing back under control but time will tell.

Any news from you that you wish to share Jenna?

tamobhuuta 16-12-2023 08:47 PM

Hopefully Mum can visit tomorrow morning. How are you?

maii 17-12-2023 12:14 AM

I've decorated the house and forced Christmas and for some reason it helped me. I have my animated dolls out and they keep me company. Should be quiet and I think I need it to be .

Hope everyone is managing as best as can be.

Ahimsa 17-12-2023 06:34 AM

Morning all.

Unfortunately I am still awake! I got back from the show I was stage managing at half 12 and I'm still trying to get to sleep :( This is vastly annoying.

long road 17-12-2023 09:57 AM


Originally Posted by maii (Post 4372373)
I've decorated the house and forced Christmas and for some reason it helped me. I have my animated dolls out and they keep me company. Should be quiet and I think I need it to be .

Hope everyone is managing as best as can be.

Glad it helped you Maii. Try not to put too much thought into why it helped and just enjoy it.


Originally Posted by Ahimsa (Post 4372386)
Morning all.

Unfortunately I am still awake! I got back from the show I was stage managing at half 12 and I'm still trying to get to sleep :( This is vastly annoying.

Oh no! Hope you are asleep by now Beth! Not being able to sleep is highly irritating.

Morning Everyone!

tamobhuuta 17-12-2023 11:39 AM

Morning guys.

I hope you got some sleep Ahimsa.

How are you lr?'

Cacoethes 17-12-2023 11:47 AM

Morning everyone!
I went to L's yesterday and just got back

tamobhuuta 17-12-2023 11:48 AM

Morning Cacoethes, did you have a good time?

long road 17-12-2023 11:49 AM

Morning Tamo,

I am sort of ok. Bit emotionally fragile, short of breath and rather tired so taking it very easy.

How are you? How is N today?

tamobhuuta 17-12-2023 11:52 AM

Look after yourself. N is OK enough for Mum to come and see me at 11am. I am ok.

one_step_closer 17-12-2023 11:58 AM

Morning everyone.

I really hope you are asleep, Beth!

Did you enjoy being with L, Beckie?

Look after yourself, Jen. I hope your mind and body mostly behave today at least and you can do something nice.

I'm glad N is doing a bit better and your Mum can visit, Tamo.

I was supposed to be meeting my brother for an early birthday lunch but I am struggling too much.

tamobhuuta 17-12-2023 11:59 AM

Sorry you're struggling so much osc.

Cacoethes 17-12-2023 12:11 PM

I did thanks
We just chilled and watched a couple of films

Sorry you're not feeling great jen
Take care of yourself today!

Hope you enjoy your visit tamo

Hopefully the day gets easier for you lindsay <3

one_step_closer 17-12-2023 12:16 PM

Thank you both.

Are you doing anything exciting today, Beckie?

Cacoethes 17-12-2023 12:24 PM

Just cleaning out the guinea pigs and shower later.
Maybe shops.

one_step_closer 17-12-2023 12:29 PM

Those fluffies have a very good life with you <3

You watching anything good right now?

I've text my brother to see if he can still meet up. I hope he's not annoyed.

long road 17-12-2023 02:12 PM

I in fact did not rest and did much more than I intended / perhaps should have done, I blame the zoomies from the steroids.

- I did my sinus rinse and cleaned the rinse bottle afterwards
- Put away the washing from the radiators that had dried
- Updated my health passport with medication changes, printed a fresh paper copy and made a pdf to keep in my phone.
- made the rough routine / checklist thing my OT suggested might help me with pacing, remembering if I had done things and rembering what things need doing.
- made and then drank coffee while watching a you tube video.

But now I have taken myself back to bed and am going to try and rest as much as steroids will let me.

Glad N is a bit more ok today and that you had a visit with your mum Tamo.

Glad you enjoyed your time with L yesterday Beckie, hope you can chill today.

I hope whatever happens with your brother today ends up being a positive thing for you Lindsay

Much love to you all xxx

Cacoethes 17-12-2023 03:23 PM

Thanks lindsay :)
I do my best. They seem happy!
They're having a long snooze now

I'm just watching greys anatomy
Well, watching is probably the wrong word XD

I'm sure he'll understand lindsay

It is hard to resist the zoomies jen! I can sympathise
Hope you can manage to rest now!

I've cleaned the boys out and been to aldi.
Just need to go to the retail park now and shower this evening.
Nothing too taxing!
Aldi was strangely not too busy! Weird for a Sunday

tamobhuuta 17-12-2023 03:31 PM

Did you hear from your brother osc?

I hope you're resting ok lr.

I want to do painting but my hands are really spasmy today.

maii 17-12-2023 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by long road (Post 4372387)
Glad it helped you Maii. Try not to put too much thought into why it helped and just enjoy it.

Thank you, long road, I'll do just that. Hope you are doing well overall.

long road 17-12-2023 04:44 PM

Been resting in bed but only managed a 15 minute nap. Feeling more physically ill now and asthma is playing up more this afternoon. I don't think I want to do anything else today other than rest.

Although I do need to update our online click and collect order so we have food for the next week plus Christmas Day, Boxing Day and 27th. Although we are doing Christmas Dinner with partners parents so don't need to worry about thatt at least

Getting anything fun from the retail park Beckie?

Spasms suck Tamo you have my sympathies, I get them a lot due to my FND

Cacoethes 17-12-2023 04:46 PM

That's a shame tamo

I'm back from the retail park, so not going out again today!
It's extremely windy!

Can't remember if i mentioned it but my brother is moving to my town in January!
I'm really excited. It'll be so nice having him less than 10 mins walk.
It's for unfortunate reasons though, because he split up with his wife. Sad because i liked her.
But I'm still excited to have him nearby!

Sorry you're still feeling **** jen
Resting definitely sounds like a plan

I just had to pick something up. Nothing exciting!

tamobhuuta 17-12-2023 04:55 PM

Sorry about your brother, but good him being close by!

Cacoethes 17-12-2023 05:07 PM

Yeah, we get on really well so it'll be good!

tamobhuuta 17-12-2023 05:12 PM

I'm really tired for some reason. I'm having a lie down.

one_step_closer 17-12-2023 05:14 PM

Hope you can get some rest, Tamo.

Oh that will be nice being able to see your brother more, Beckie. :)

Take it easy, Jen, you've done lots.

How are you getting on, Maii?

I met up with my brother but he said last minute changes stress him out so I feel guilty. We went for lunch and they got our order wrong but we just ate it.

Cacoethes 17-12-2023 05:17 PM

Hope the lie down helps tamo

Yeah it will be
He'll be opposite the wetherspoons though, so good luck to him XD

That sounds tough lindsay
No need to feel guilty though, he could have said no! So that was on him.

Ahimsa 17-12-2023 05:28 PM

Hi all,

Hope everyone's okay?

I've been to mum and dads for Christmas today (as I have to work Christmas Day and my next day off from now is Boxing Day) -I got there at 2 and I've already been home half an hour!

Cacoethes 17-12-2023 05:31 PM


Did you enjoy your very early Christmas?

Ahimsa 17-12-2023 05:33 PM

I mean it was fine?

We have no family, so it's not like a big family gathering where you haven't seen each other all year. There's me, mum and dad (and I see them at least weekly) and my brother and his partner - no aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents.

Cacoethes 17-12-2023 05:47 PM

Fair enough!
We never have the big family gathering either tbh.
Well, it's usually kinda big because i have 4 siblings, but no extended family.
This year it'll just be me and two of my brothers.

Pi.R^2 17-12-2023 06:33 PM

Evening all!

Glad your Christmas was at least fine Beth, though sounds like it wasn't brilliant =/

What are you and the brothers going to do on Christmas Day Beckie?

tamobhuuta 17-12-2023 06:33 PM

Our big day will be Boxing Day when Dad's sisters are coming (with one of their families). Sometimes our grandmother comes but not this year. Big sister and her hubbie are going away for Christmas. So actual Christmas will be quiet. If I'm allowed home!

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