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Cacoethes 24-05-2023 06:29 PM

At least guinea pig poop isn't as awful as cat or dog!

When i rest, i just listen to muaic and doom scroll.

I'll have to think!

Oooh love halloumi!

Ahimsa 24-05-2023 06:38 PM


I need to have a bath before I go!

long road 24-05-2023 06:41 PM

I have to stop looking at things so no reading or watching. Can just about manage listening to things (music or Audiobooks or podcasts) with my eyes closed and still recharge. But some days even trying to focus on noise is too much. Or meditating counts as rest

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 06:49 PM

I want halloumi now XD

That sounds very boring jen!
I wouldn't want to rest if it was just that either!

long road 24-05-2023 06:57 PM

It is boring but it means I get to do fun stuff in between at least and it does help with pacing and having less seizures, just frustrating on the days I need multiple rests like today. Usually I can function pretty well with 1 nap and a meditation or just 1 of those options. But today I am on 3rd rest have just persuaded myself to come to bed and lie down.

There is delayed reward but can be hard to be motivated by delayed reward when you want to do stuff now. But if I wait to long and more symptoms pop up I lose the chance to rest and then do something else. See you all in a bit

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 07:16 PM

That does sound incredibly frustrating!
I hope you managed to rest

Does anyone know how long and what temp garlic bread should go in the air fryer??? Google is giving mixed results.

Also, fyi, raw food for dogs smells VILE
Beef mince and tripe. Vom

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 07:20 PM

I hope you get enough rest to do some role playing, Jen.

I am rubbish with my air fryer so I can't help there! Just use the oven?

That does sound extremely yuck, Beckie. At least you're not having to eat it. :laugh:

Ahimsa 24-05-2023 07:27 PM

I'm not sure I'm afraid, I dont have an air fryer - I dont get the hype

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 07:28 PM

My brother pretty much cooks everything in his air fryer and usually at the same temperature and time which I don't understand how that would cook everything properly.

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 07:31 PM

It's ok, i messaged my brother. He has one!

It explains why charleys breath always stinks.
But they love it!
Even sparkles who doesn't eat dry food or even some raw food, will wolf this down!

I didn't get the hype around air fryers either tbh.
But they are actually incredibly easy to use and things just taste better somehow??
I think it's meant to be healhier too.
So i think I'm coming around to the idea!
Though I'm not at a 'omg i must purchase one right now!' Stage

Ahimsa 24-05-2023 07:31 PM

Can I ask for some reassurance with something please?

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 07:34 PM

Ask away, hopefully we can help. Sorry if I personally can't.

not_so_insig 24-05-2023 07:35 PM

20% less temperature and 10% less time is the general rule with air fryers. So on the packet it says 180 degrees fan then 160 in the air fryer. Depending on the air fryer you might need to prewarm it.

Ahimsa 24-05-2023 07:36 PM

I'm going to my friends for dinner. He's cooking for me, because he's lovely.

I've not been alone with a man in a house since THE BAD THING that happened. I'm trying to think "but he's my friend, its fine" - but so was the person who did THE BAD THING.

I'm gay, so is my friend (the one I'm seeing tonight) so that should help. THE BAD PERSON wasn't.

But just trying to reassure brain.

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 07:36 PM

Go for it beth!

Thanks Dawn!

The situation sounds totally fine, as you say.
Could you let someone know the address you'll be at and check in with them at set times?

not_so_insig 24-05-2023 07:39 PM

I have an air fryer so any questions I will try my best to help.

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 07:39 PM

You've challenged a lot of your worries there, Beth. I think you're right and I hope you can settle and enjoy your meal and being with your friend.

long road 24-05-2023 07:51 PM

I managed a whole 25 minutes resting before I got bored, restless and hungry. Waiting for dinner to be ready then will attempt to rest some more.

It's understandable you would be anxious Beth but as others have said the situation sounds safe.

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 07:53 PM

Sounds like you're not in the right headspace for rest right now even though you need it. It must be difficult. What's for dinner? Does eating help with anything? I hope when you try to rest again it's not so much of a struggle.

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 07:59 PM

I want to clean but there are separate cleaning substances for the slate surfaces, the steel island and the wooden table and it's just effort.

Hopefully food will help jen!

long road 24-05-2023 08:27 PM

We had fishcakes, wedges and baked beans. We were going to have salad with the fishcakes but it didn't arrive in yesterday's shopping. I feel a little better from eating but my muscles are tightening up and getting painful.

Sitting up for a bit to let dinner go down, reckon I will take some painkillers and then attempt to rest. It's frustrating I want to roleplay tonight but with how I am feeling it's looking less and less likely I will well enough. And I am still not in best headspace to try and relax.

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 08:49 PM

Best not to push yourself and pay for it tomorrow. Play the long game!

long road 24-05-2023 09:03 PM

But I have nothing to do tomorrow! Well apart from normal routine stuff.

Still resting is probably the sensible option. Currently role playing has started but I am still in bed.

Sorry for taking up a load of thread space moaning today.

one_step_closer 24-05-2023 09:09 PM

It's ok to moan, Jen. I'm sorry you missed out on role playing. I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 09:22 PM

It'll be good to have energy for even the normal routine stuff

It's ok to moan!
We all do it!

long road 24-05-2023 10:50 PM

Thanks for being understanding. I am sort of resting lying in bed but finding its hard to lie with my eyes closed relatively still for more than 20 minutes a a time. In some pain which isn't helping resting, but pain has reduced with painkillers and heat and things.

Important question Beckie, have the chickens gone to bed yet?

Cacoethes 24-05-2023 11:01 PM

I really hope you manage some decent sleep!

They hadn't. 2 out of 3 were still out :plain:
So i had to gently herd them in with some careful nudging and strategically places grass.
Because i was NOT going back out again. It was 9:30!
One of the dogs is snoring. Should probably get them settled into bed!

long road 24-05-2023 11:09 PM

Well I just fell out of bed which isn't the most conducive to sleeping.

Mischievous chickens staying up late. Good work herding them. Is dog snoring better than barking??

Pi.R^2 24-05-2023 11:10 PM

You herding chickens reminded me of this classic mpg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGvV-ha6x7Y

Ahimsa 24-05-2023 11:44 PM

I’m heading home, had a really lovely night!

long road 25-05-2023 12:01 AM

Huzzah!!! Glad you had.a good time Beth.

The classroom chickens are definitely something Jenna.

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 06:49 AM

Ahahaha! Love the classroom chickens!

Morning everyone
Should probably go and let those naughty clucks out again.

Pi.R^2 25-05-2023 07:12 AM

Morning! Hope the chickens greet you pleasantly!

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 07:42 AM

They did, as much as chickens can!
And i got 2 eggs!

How are you jenna?

tamobhuuta 25-05-2023 11:14 AM

Morning early birds....

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 11:43 AM

How are you?

tamobhuuta 25-05-2023 12:27 PM

I'm ok, done some washing, put it on the line but it didn't all fit.

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 12:49 PM

That's a shame!

I've not done much today.
Just the animal jobs and cleaned the microwave because my mum is only 5ft 2 so can't reach to clean it (That's her excuse anyway! Lol)
And cleaned up dog poo in the garden (0 stars, do not recommend)
And just had a delivery of a water trough. And still waiting on the gardener who is apparently coming today.

It's a bit cooler today than yesterday!

tamobhuuta 25-05-2023 01:25 PM

Cooler but still lovely blue skies here.

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 01:37 PM

Yes same here.
I was thinking about doing some washing and drying it outside!

long road 25-05-2023 01:43 PM

Afternoon all,

I only woke up at 12pm which is rare for me these days. Last night was rough kept trying to rest / sleep but pain was keeping me awake for ages. Trying to summon energy to get up and do a few bits around the house

one_step_closer 25-05-2023 01:54 PM

Hi everyone, I hope you all have as good a day as possible. Definitely a day for hanging washing outside here too.

Sorry last night was rough, Jen. Don't be pushing yourself too much.

long road 25-05-2023 02:00 PM

It's a grey day here.

I'll be alright. Am a bit frustrated that I chose to rest and it still sucked. But I didn't have a seizure so there is that.

one_step_closer 25-05-2023 02:03 PM

*sends sunshine* Grey days aren't nice. That is sucky but I'm glad you didn't have any seizures. Are there any fun things you'd like to be able to do today?

long road 25-05-2023 02:08 PM

Trying not to be all woe is me but not really got anything fun or anything to do today. Could maybe watch the last couple of episodes of survivor but I'd want to watch that on TV screen rather than just the laptop and not sure I have the energy to get to the sofa.

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 02:10 PM

Just do what you can do jen. Try not to overthink it. Go with the vibes!

How are you lindsay?

long road 25-05-2023 02:20 PM

Ooh vibes. Maybe listening to music will help. That often gives me good vibes.

Cacoethes 25-05-2023 02:34 PM

Yesss good vibes!
My whole life is pretty much just based on what the vibes are doing tbh

tamobhuuta 25-05-2023 02:35 PM

I agree with Cacoethes, going with the vibes is good in general. Apart from actual appointments!

one_step_closer 25-05-2023 02:52 PM

I need a definition of going with the vibes.

I'm low today as usual. Don't know how to keep myself occupied.

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