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not_so_insig 10-06-2023 11:18 PM

Yes I have a load of videos on my ipod so end up listening to it. I have some audio books on my ipod too. I also have my alexa in my bedroom so either tell it to play white noise or one of my ebooks.

long road 10-06-2023 11:32 PM

Makes sense. I don't quite trust ai assistant things not to be listening in to everything I say, I know that's most likely just me being paranoid/ overly cautious. But I don't have a Google home hub or Alexa or anything because of that.

Nice to have a mix of things I imagine a classic has a lot more space than a nano

Cacoethes 11-06-2023 09:57 AM

Morning guys!

tamobhuuta 11-06-2023 11:07 AM

Morning! How are you?

not_so_insig 11-06-2023 12:44 PM

Morning all. I am sad today see my signature for the reason why.

one_step_closer 11-06-2023 12:48 PM

Morning, almost afternoon.

*hugs Dawn if ok* Take care of yourself. Are you doing much today?

How is everyone else?

not_so_insig 11-06-2023 12:56 PM

No I am not doing much other than washing my hair and drying it. It's warm here. My friend S has a radio show which is on later so will be listening to that. It's country music.

one_step_closer 11-06-2023 12:58 PM

That sounds like a good day, getting something done and having time to relax. It's warm here too. We're supposed to have thunderstorms at some point but who knows.

Cacoethes 11-06-2023 01:06 PM

I'm ok thanks tamo. Slept until 7am!!!
That's a lie in for me XD
How are you?

Good afternoon guys!
Supposed to have a thunderstorm here tomorrow. Was meant to be today but that doesn't look like it's going to happen!

long road 11-06-2023 01:20 PM

Afternoon I am a bit blargh. Done a lot of things last few days and it's caught up with me today. In bed not sure if I am sleepy or dissociative. Just trying to rest.

Did you go to miller and carter yesterday Beckie or is it a future plan?

tamobhuuta 11-06-2023 01:44 PM

Hugs if wanted insig.

It's hot here again. I had to sleep downstairs last night. I thought of a book I wanted but I've had a Google and it doesn't exist :(

one_step_closer 11-06-2023 02:07 PM

I hope this is the start of better sleep for you, Beckie or that at least you enjoyed your lie in. I'm not sure about the thunderstorm here either but my friend in a nearby place has had heavy rain. Just sunny with a breeze here. It says different weather forecasts on the app I have and the bbc website. Have you got much to do today, Beckie?

Sorry to hear that, Jen. I hope you can get some rest and it helps. I'm glad you managed to do fun things this week though.

That's a shame, Tamo. So you've just made up a random book?! Maybe this means you should write that book! What did you think it was about?

Cacoethes 11-06-2023 02:51 PM

Resting sounds good for both sleepiness and dissociation. So definitely rest!

I did go to miller and carter last night!
I had sea bass and omg!! Best meal I've ever had i think!
And had a glass of wine. I always feel grown up drinking wine. It's usually cider out of a bottle or a beer for me XD
Just felt very sophisticated!

Sleeping in the heat is the absolute worst!

I did take the olanzapine, so hopefully it's that that's helped!

Not a lot to do. Just popped to asda. The queue was insane! Never seen it so busy!
And there were no bottles of water anywhere! Apart from expensive multi packs.
I just needed some to freeze to put in the boy's cage (covered so they don't freeze obvs)
So had to go to aldi as well. And got a much cheaper pack of 4. It's lemon flavoured but thar doesn't really make a difference lol
Need to do a clean out later, put washing away and shower.

not_so_insig 11-06-2023 03:13 PM

Thanks tamobhuuta.

tamobhuuta 11-06-2023 03:14 PM

I want a pocket sized book of quotes from one of my favourite saints. Maybe I will write one!

Cacoethes 11-06-2023 04:18 PM

Could do tamo!

It is 31°C :plain:

one_step_closer 11-06-2023 05:08 PM

I'm glad you got to let your sophisticated self out, Beckie! Are you still hot in your house?

If there is nothing like that, Tamo, then you should definitely write one! You really could even just make one for yourself with a small notebook.

Cacoethes 11-06-2023 05:17 PM

My house is actually very cool and I'm fine!
Oddly, it keeps in heat in winter and keeps cool in summer! Unless it's stupid temperatures like last year! But even then, there was really only one night i couldn't sleep because of it.

How's your day going?

not_so_insig 11-06-2023 05:18 PM

My flat is the same Beckie.

Cacoethes 11-06-2023 05:25 PM

I don't hear anything from next door either, despite it being a cluster house.
They must just be really well made! Insulation or something?

Better than these new builds that pop up everywhere. Seems like literally everyone has at least one problem with them!

one_step_closer 11-06-2023 05:30 PM

My house is mostly cool but my bedroom can be hot. Every place I've stayed I could hear the neighbours through the walls/ceiling. My last place was terrible as the neighbours upstairs were constantly partying and shouting and they had dogs. I was so glad to get out of there. I don't hear much in this house because I have elderly neighbours.

Cacoethes 11-06-2023 05:58 PM

That sounds horrendous!
My bedroom is a bit warmer too. Heat rises i guess!

long road 11-06-2023 06:03 PM

Hey everyone,

I am still kind of out of it. Hope your days are all going ok.

one_step_closer 11-06-2023 06:05 PM

Hi, Jen. Look after yourself. I hope tomorrow is better.

Cacoethes 11-06-2023 06:20 PM

Take it easy jen! Hopefully you'll be ok tomorrow after (Hopefully) a good night's sleep!

I've had a pretty productive day. Asda, cleaned out boys, cleaned downstairs, cleaned washing machine, put washing away, changed bedsheets, shaved legs, gave myself a little pedicure. Only need to sort boy's washing, do our dinners and shower now.

long road 11-06-2023 06:30 PM

Going to try and rest more as I am not right.

Hope you and the boys enjoy your dinners Beckie.

Cacoethes 11-06-2023 06:33 PM

Do what you need to jen! I hope you feel better soon <3

Thanks :)

one_step_closer 11-06-2023 06:45 PM

That's a big list, Beckie! Well done. I hope you enjoy your dinner and your shower makes you feel nice and clean and relaxed.

Cacoethes 11-06-2023 06:59 PM

Thank you!
It seems more written down than it felt like!
Most things were very quick. Apart from the cleaning out/cleaning the aftermath. But even that seemed to be quicker than normal!

Thanks! Just about to head off to shower.

one_step_closer 11-06-2023 08:27 PM

What's everyone up to this evening? Anything planned for tomorrow?

one_step_closer 11-06-2023 08:34 PM

Where are all my friends?

Cacoethes 11-06-2023 08:38 PM

Have no fear, beckie is here!!! :-D

I'm not really up to anything.
My washer dryer randomly dried the washing first time, and i didn't have to hang it up!
I'm at work tomorrow.
I kinda hope there are thunderstorms, because if it's hot and sunny, I'm gonna be running around the garden every 5 mins collecting millions of plates and glasses :plain:

one_step_closer 11-06-2023 08:41 PM

I think I saw your superhero cape fluttering along with you into the thread.

Odd with your washer dryer but good odd which I hope continues.

What's your shift tomorrow? I hope it goes well whatever the weather.

Cacoethes 11-06-2023 08:49 PM

I hope it continues!
I put some of that doctor beckman powder stuff in it on a cycle before i put the boy's stuff in. Idk if that cleared something??

12-6. Nothing too taxing!
And a lot of my favourite people are working!

Do you have plans tomorrow?

one_step_closer 11-06-2023 09:25 PM

Doctor Beckman has cured your washer dryer of its ills!

I'm glad you're getting to work with your favourite people.

Tomorrow I don't have to do much. Just go for my meds as usual and put a washing on. Maybe I need Doctor Beckman too because my clothes are never dry. It's always been like that though and I do clean it every 3 months. Hoping to get a phone call to say I have a psych appoint on Tuesday. Also hoping it's a suitable one and not one that I have to get up at an impossible time for. Oh and of course that the psych is nice and is helpful.

No screens time for me now (although I sometimes cheat and use my phone).

Sending good sleep vibes. Take your Olanzapine if you're supposed to.

one_step_closer 11-06-2023 09:26 PM

Also, hope you're ok. Just saw your R/V.

Cacoethes 11-06-2023 09:27 PM

It seems so!

Hope you sleep well!
Have taken my olanzapine so i should sleep ok!

Yeah it's fine. Just a bit awkward XD

long road 11-06-2023 09:56 PM

Woke up again because my partner ordered himself dinner and they rang the buzzer before he could intercept them so I have just ordered myself dinner from German Doner Kebab.

Hope everyone is keeping themselves as cool as they can in the heat is 24°C inside my flat and that's with ventilation and fans!

Cacoethes 11-06-2023 10:02 PM

That's annoying. But yay to takeaway!

I'm totally fine heatwise!
Will possibly be a different story when i try to sleep!

Cacoethes 12-06-2023 07:12 AM

Morning guys!

Thunderstorm is meant to be from approx 1pm-3pm
So hopefully I'll be fine going to work and it will have stopped by the end of my shift!

long road 12-06-2023 08:41 AM


Crossed fingers you stay dry Beckie!

I am awake early but I did spend a large chunk of yesterday asleep so it makes sense. Tempted to try and snooze more though

Cacoethes 12-06-2023 08:51 AM


Currently it is sunny with some clouds.

I'd snooze if you can! Might set you up for the day a bit more!

long road 12-06-2023 09:00 AM

Hmm... Not sure how snoozing will go but might give it a go

Cacoethes 12-06-2023 09:21 AM

Worth a try!

Got much planned for today?

long road 12-06-2023 09:43 AM

Not got anywhere with snoozing yet.

I have neurophysio coming to my flat at 3pm. And I want to shower this morning. So some things planned but not masses.

Cacoethes 12-06-2023 09:45 AM

Ah that's a shame!

Hope neurophysio goes ok!

tamobhuuta 12-06-2023 11:07 AM

I hope you have fun at work Cacoethes, and avoid the rain.

I hope you feel good after your shower LR, and the neurophysio is helpful.

Cacoethes 12-06-2023 11:09 AM

Thanks tamo

Have you got anything planned for today?

tamobhuuta 12-06-2023 11:14 AM

I've had a hairwash, next I'm sorting my weekly meds boxes then at 1.45pm I'm watching doctors :) I'm also hoping to do some more work on my book of quotes.

Cacoethes 12-06-2023 11:24 AM

Sounds good

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