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Cacoethes 24-05-2023 10:19 AM

Got any plans for today?

tamobhuuta 24-05-2023 10:45 AM

Hi insig. How are you?

I'm hoping to do some reading, the murder mystery I got from the library. How's your day going?

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 11:13 AM

I hope you enjoy it!

It's ok. Just struggled with attaching the electric fence at the bottom of the field. There are lots of wires! Did it in the end, with help from mum!
May pop to the co op later. It's only about a 20 min walk. It is very warm though!

tamobhuuta 24-05-2023 11:32 AM

A walk in the sunshine :) I might read in the garden.

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 11:36 AM

Hopefully i won't get too warm!
I only have jeans with me!

It's certainly a nice day for reading in the garden!

long road 24-05-2023 11:49 AM

Electric fences are a major hassle.

Very warm here too. I am in shorts and had to come in from garden after 25 minutes as it was so warm, reckon we need to put gazebo up soon so we have some shade on our garden again.

How goes the murder mystery Tamo? Is it the Richard Osman one? I haven't read any of his but have heard good things.

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 11:57 AM

They are!

Gazebo is a good plan.
Mum has a permanent one but I'm not messing about with it.
There is a shade that comes out of the balcony but I'm not sure where the button for that is XD

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 01:03 PM

I will start with the most important question. Egg sandwich - fried or egg mayo? I hope you get everything done, Beckie and it's not too much of a task. I'm glad you have nice weather and can relax in it.

I hope you manage to do some fun things today, Jen.

I hope you get some reading done, Tamo and it helps with your anxiety.

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 01:26 PM

Fried egg! I don't think there's mayo here.

Just been to the co op!

How are you lindsay?

tamobhuuta 24-05-2023 01:31 PM

I spent 45 minutes reading in the garden. I kept my jumper on because I didn't want to need suncream! My book is by Ian Moore, it was recommended by amazon because I liked Richard Osman, and it's good so far.

Ahimsa 24-05-2023 01:36 PM

I had a phone call today to confirm my CBT - no one has said anything about this to me and I didn’t know I’d been referred for it.

I thought I was having medical psychotherapy and was awaiting dates.

Anyway, I called them and because I’m at work the time they offered, I’ve moved it but they say I have to do the same time every week. I can’t do this with work and I’ve already had to use all my holiday for the medical psych appointments. I can’t do both!!

How is everyone?

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 01:41 PM

I really don't understand the 'has to be at the same time every week' thing tbh.
Shift workers exist!

I'm ok.
Bit bored!

tamobhuuta 24-05-2023 01:45 PM

I'm not bored, I've got doctors to watch.

How frustrating Ahimsa, can they really not be more ... sensible?

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 02:20 PM

How can anywhere not have mayo?

Did you get anything nice at the co op, Beckie?

I'm glad you're enjoying your book and have Doctors to watch, Tamo.

No one is giving you a break, are they, Beth? I'm so sorry things are complicated and unfair. Does your work not allow you reasonable adjustments to have time to go to appointments? (Sorry if this has been asked before). I think they have to do this but I'm not entirely sure.

I'm having a difficult day as usual. Will soon go and put the bins out and fill the bird feeders.

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 02:30 PM

I don't have mayo!

Got a few bits.
Coke zero, of course!
There was some ben and jerrys on special offer for 3 something.
I was melting from walking there so it seemed more appealing than it normally would so an impulse purchase!

I just went and watered the plants. I only have to water the ones that haven't been planted yet. More worried about looking after the plants than all the animals XD

Sorry you're having a tough day. Hope you can keep distracted.

tamobhuuta 24-05-2023 03:14 PM

It's too hot and bright to read outside!

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 03:25 PM

It's too hot and bright to do anything outside imo!
Even the dogs have retreated to their nice cool room rather than outside or kitchen!

tamobhuuta 24-05-2023 04:15 PM

What are you up to?

long road 24-05-2023 04:24 PM

* waves* I managed to meditate, make my own lunch, nap for an hour and a bit and see my partner's sister(which was lovely). Now considering another rest. I said my day wasn't very busy but it has been quite a lot to do for little old me in the end. Not quite got all of my energy back yet.

tamobhuuta 24-05-2023 04:30 PM

Well done :) sounds like a rest is in order.

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 04:34 PM

I'm just sitting in the garden listening to music.
After emotionally blackmailing vodafone into not cutting me off XD

Well done jen!
Rest if you need to! :)

long road 24-05-2023 04:40 PM

I have done some stretches, debating whether I need to rest. I probably do but at same time really don't feel in the mood to full on rest so just vegetating in front of some you tube.

XD good work emotionally blackmailing vodafone

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 04:45 PM

I want to hear more about this emotionally blackmailing Vodafone! Just for reference. I may be able to use it in the future. (no I won't I'm a wimp).

That sounds like a busy day to me, Jen. Well done with what you've managed.

Ahimsa 24-05-2023 04:49 PM

The reasonable adjustment is me using my holiday in hours rather than days, to go to my medical psych appointments ☹️

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 04:50 PM

Is there someone you can talk to about reviewing it?

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 04:51 PM

Watching youtube would count as rest in my book!

Well, they 'restricted my service'. So no calls, texts or data. Which isn't restricted. That's all of it XD
And i just said with having epilepsy and living alone, i was 'a bit anxious' about not having access to a phone.
So he spoke to his supervisor and sorted it.
No longer restricted service!

That doesn't sound very reasonable to me beth!

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 04:52 PM

That's very clever, Beckie, but also true.

long road 24-05-2023 04:55 PM

It's definitely less activity but there is still a cognitive load to concetrating on watching TV
And its my brain that has issues so technically I should do a full rest.

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 04:56 PM

Will you try and properly rest soon, Jen?

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 04:57 PM

Oh great. Crookshanks has a burst anal gland AGAIN!

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 04:57 PM

It is true, which is why i don't feel too awful about it!
Because knowing how life goes, the couple of days i don't have a working phone is when **** will happen XD

Ah ok. Makes sense.

Oh nooo lindsay!

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 05:00 PM

He's had so many. I can look after it myself hopefully but I think there is an operation he can have because it happens so frequently but I'd rather not go down that road.

Ahimsa 24-05-2023 05:03 PM

Oh no!! Is he okay?

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 05:04 PM

I think it's something np's cat gets quite a bit too?

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 05:04 PM

Yeah. We've been through this many times before. If I keep it clean it will heal up itself without getting infected hopefully.

tamobhuuta 24-05-2023 05:04 PM

Oh no, poor Crookshanks.

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 05:07 PM

I know, he's a poor wee baby.

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 05:08 PM

What's everyone doing with the rest of the day?

long road 24-05-2023 05:09 PM

Aww poorly kitty.

I will tr and rest properly soon, but having issues persuading myself right this second

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 05:10 PM

Would you like a stern talking to, Jen?!

Ahimsa 24-05-2023 05:11 PM

My friend is cooking me dinner :)

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 05:11 PM

Doesn't sound like a pleasant thing to clean!

I should probably think about dinner.
Been trying to convince myself that ben and jerrys is not an acceptable meal. And I'm sure jenna would have something to say about it XD
I need to shower too.

Are you doing role-playing tonight jen?

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 05:17 PM

What are they cooking, Beth? I hope you enjoy it.

It's not smelly or anything, Beckie.

It's a hard one, giving up the Ben and Jerry's for a proper meal but it has to be done! Do they have showers with fancy heads and buttons etc?

tamobhuuta 24-05-2023 05:18 PM

I'm making a cup of tea and going to watch doctor who.

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 05:20 PM

I hope you enjoy your tea and Doctor Who, Tamo.

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 05:20 PM

Oh that’s good!
Guinea pigs have scent glands that sometimes need cleaning which is meant to be gross. And boys can get constipated when they get old so apparently you just have to pull out the poop. Oh the joys....

I've never really paid much attention to any of the showers tbh!

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 05:22 PM

Eww, pulling out poop!

I hope you have a nice shower anyway.

long road 24-05-2023 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4352467)
Would you like a stern talking to, Jen?!

Possibly need one but I don't really want one. I am in a bit of what I call teenager mode.

I am meant to be roleplaying tonight so it would be super sensible to rest to allow me to roleplay etc. But roleplaying isn't until 7:45pm and I just don't want to rest.

long road 24-05-2023 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cacoethes (Post 4352469)
I should probably think about dinner.
Been trying to convince myself that ben and jerrys is not an acceptable meal. And I'm sure jenna would have something to say about it XD

Some of the tub of Ben and Jerry's is an acceptable dessert but yeah a meal with protein, carbs and veg before dessert would be ideal!
:hop:

Ahimsa 24-05-2023 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4352470)
What are they cooking, Beth? I hope you enjoy it.

It's not smelly or anything, Beckie.

It's a hard one, giving up the Ben and Jerry's for a proper meal but it has to be done! Do they have showers with fancy heads and buttons etc?

He's making something with halloumi


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