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Zurg 31-01-2023 07:18 PM

Woah, that is ambitious Beckie!!! Bye, bye sleep ;)

I had dinner after spending an hour making it. I am very, very slow when it comes to cooking. Though one of my really good friends says i shouldn't say that about myself but rather say i have kitchen zen :P
I made veggie meatballs in tomato sauce. Yum!!!

Huge mess ensued. I needed a substantial break after eating before i felt ready to tackle the dishes. Some days i wish i had a dishwasher. But then i'd be pissed about having to empty it…. #firstworldproblems

Coffee and relaxing time now!!!

Cacoethes 31-01-2023 07:40 PM

Sleep is **** anyway XD

Sounds delicious!
I tend to have to wash everything as soon as I've used it otherwise it stresses me out!

I don't think I could afford the extra cost of a dishwasher. You'd have to pay for the electric AND dishwasher tablets!

Yay for coffee and relaxing!

Cacoethes 01-02-2023 09:17 AM

Morning everyone!

long road 01-02-2023 12:04 PM


How is everyone?

I am doing ok, just had a shower. But I am a bit nervous about the neurophysios who are visiting my house just after lunch. I haven't met them before and I am really hoping they can help, while at same time worrying if I am 'bad enough'

tamobhuuta 01-02-2023 12:13 PM

I hope the neurophysio is helpful. Good luck!

How are you Cacoethes?

My sister was arrested last night for biting a police officer. She's home now on bale.

Cacoethes 01-02-2023 12:49 PM

I'm ok
At work. So far got stuck in a fridge and there is kitchen drama

Zurg 01-02-2023 01:01 PM

Oh dear, i leave you alone for a while and people get arrested and stuck in a frigde….!! ;)

I hope for the best possible outcome from your appointment today, Jen!!! You can do this!!!!

I hope today Will be a bit less dramatic, Tamo!!

And if anyone snoops around, Beckie, just tell them you were chilling in the frigde in accordance with the recipe!!!

I feel a mix of silly goofiness and slight evil awaken within me today. Brace yourselves!!

tamobhuuta 01-02-2023 01:18 PM

We'll be prepped Zurg!

long road 01-02-2023 01:21 PM

Hope your sister will be ok Tamo, must be stressful.

Hopefully you are out of the fridge now Beckie!
I thought walk in fridges were meant to have emergency door handles so noone got stuck?

I got stuck in a office/ storage room once when I was in school, I went in to grab the hockey goalie kit, the door swung closed and I turned around to discover the handle had fallen off the inside! I got out eventually but they couldn't open the door I had come in by. They had to tell me where to find the key to the not quite finished emergency exit ( it didn't have any steps leading up to it yet) and then a caretaker had to help me over the roof init the art block!

Trying to keep calm and not let anxiety overcome me. They should be here in just under an hour and a half.

I am both excited and mildly afraid of a slightly evil and goofy Zurg.

one_step_closer 01-02-2023 02:56 PM

Hi everyone.

I hope you're getting on ok with the neurophisio appointment, Jen.

I hope your sister is ok, Tamo. How are you? What are you getting up to?

I hope there's no more work drama, Beckie.

I'm always prepared for you, Kat! :laugh: I love your chat.

long road 01-02-2023 03:46 PM

It went ok ended up being both neurophysio and OT. Lots of question as it was an assessment type of thing. Good news is they said they would come see me again but separately next time. I am now exhausted and going to grab a nap. Thanks everyone for all the good wishes.

Cacoethes 01-02-2023 03:48 PM

It has an emergency handle. But it took a while to actually open. It's more of a massive button.
On break now.
Everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong. There is no gas so we have NO pepsi or lemonade or soda water on tap. Only small bottles of pepsi and diet pepsi and 7up free. There is also no moretti, which is the most popular beer! The card machine decided to have a moment and started declining people's cards for no reason. Kitchen dramas continue and one of the chefs shouted at another to get out, so he has gone home. Added to this, we are oddly busy for a Wednesday. Of course.
I just absolutely cannot deal and am running around screaming quietly with palpitations and stomach pain XD

Zurg 01-02-2023 04:45 PM

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We can't have a Beckie crisis!!! This Will not do!!! So, please look at this pic of a very curious and cute Findus until you feel better!!!!

tamobhuuta 01-02-2023 05:28 PM

Aw cute

one_step_closer 01-02-2023 05:49 PM

I'm glad your appointment went ok and there will be further visits, Jen.

When do you finish, Beckie? I'm willing the rest of your shift to be more calm.

I had a look at Findus too, Kat. I hope you don't mind! What a cutie.

How are your days going Kat, and Tamo?

not_so_insig 01-02-2023 06:26 PM

Hello all. I have had a busy week this week so far. Had something going on every day so far.

It's ryl bin day!

one_step_closer 01-02-2023 06:27 PM

Are you busy for the rest of the week, Dawn?

Yes it is RYL bin out day! I put mine out earlier on.

long road 01-02-2023 06:40 PM

That sounds absolutely manic Beckie. Hopefully your shift is over soon. Sounds like you deserve a relaxing night tonight, and some guinea pig cuddles!

Findus is adorable Zurg. How long have you had them?

Hope the busyness has gone well Dawn.

My nap seems to have helped. It was sorely needed.

not_so_insig 01-02-2023 06:48 PM

Yes I am busy for tomorrow and Friday Lindsay. I have put my bin out too.

Zurg 01-02-2023 06:52 PM

I've had Findus since mid august last year, Jen. I wasn't initially planning on getting a bunny but i started researching the option when my application for a psychiatric service dog was declined by the Council. I really needed a pet that could help me in grounding and bunnies can be kept free roaming so they are almost like a cat or dog in a Way. Best decision i ever made <3
I almost cried when we drove home from the animal shelter and he was in the transport bag i had bought for him. But it was happy tears :D

I went for a short walk a couple of hours ago. Very windy, very rainy. But also quite refreshing.

How is everyone tonight???

tamobhuuta 01-02-2023 07:00 PM

I'm having an anxious day, for no reason.

long road 01-02-2023 07:20 PM

Sounds like Findus has been a wonderful addition too your life Zurg! Although I am sure your electronics tremble at his presence! :P Bunnies have wonderful soft fur that must be great for grounding.

Sorry to hear you are having an anxious day Tamo, the ones that seemingly come out of nowhere are the worst.

Cacoethes 01-02-2023 08:09 PM

Awww findus is adorable!

I am now home.
**** me its been a day!
One of the managers said it was up there with one of the worst ever shifts.
Everything hurts. But home, fed the boys, put washing away and I'm making a fish finger sandwich!

long road 01-02-2023 08:19 PM

Fish finger sandwich for the win!!!

At least the manager agreed it was a terrible shift, I find other people confirming something was terrible weirdly helps.

Cacoethes 01-02-2023 08:46 PM

Literally EVERYONE was stressed. It certainly wasn't just me!
Everything hurts. Lol

long road 01-02-2023 08:58 PM

I would recommend a bath for your achyness Beckie but I don't want to sound like the crisis team XD

Cacoethes 01-02-2023 09:36 PM

I have a coffee and prosecco!
I'm still iffy about baths because even though I've not had a seizure in 303 days and I don't think I'm going to have one, it's still risky to have a bath while alone in the house! Well, I'm not alone but the guinea pigs probably won't be a great deal of help in an emergency situation XD

Zurg 01-02-2023 09:45 PM

Maybe a shower could help a bit too?? I find my muscles a lot less painful after a hot shower :D

I am confident that Merry and Pippin would rise to the occasion of being true heroes of the day. Yes i am!!!! And of course Fame and fortune would await you all aaaaand who knows??? Maybe two tiny, fancy hats for the heroic rodents??? :D

Cacoethes 01-02-2023 10:01 PM

Nah. Too much faff and I'm way too tired!

Me drowning would interfere with their mealtimes so anything is possible!
They do have hats! Merry does not like them so I did not make him wear one but Pippin did tolerate a little frog hat for a photo. He's way more chilled.

long road 01-02-2023 10:40 PM

Totally fair, baths and seizures are the worst of combos.

Pippon in a frog hat you say, JPEGs?

Cacoethes 01-02-2023 10:51 PM

Indeed they are!

I posted it on fb. I have you on there right?
Idk how to post jpgs on here!

Cacoethes 02-02-2023 08:25 AM


Zurg 02-02-2023 11:31 AM

Morning Beckie.
How are you??

Cacoethes 02-02-2023 11:59 AM

I'm ok thanks.
Better now I've done pilates. Nice destress!

How are you?

tamobhuuta 02-02-2023 12:04 PM

Morning guys, how are you?

Cacoethes 02-02-2023 12:12 PM


tamobhuuta 02-02-2023 12:14 PM

Im glad you enjoyed pilates :)

I'm just having a cup of tea with my dad.

Cacoethes 02-02-2023 12:23 PM


I'm getting my nails done soon.
Can't wait! They are a state right now

tamobhuuta 02-02-2023 01:29 PM

Are you getting anything fancy done?

Had tea, had a shower, it's all go here!

one_step_closer 02-02-2023 01:50 PM

Afternoon everyone. Let's all hope for nice calm days today.

Do you know what you want done to your nails, Beckie?

How are you, Kat?

Well done, Tamo. You're doing great. :-)

Cacoethes 02-02-2023 03:09 PM

The usual gel extensions and patterns! Hard to describe. They are pretty though!
Appointment flew by! I think because i tend to talk non stop! XD

Going to have lunch and then clean out the boys

one_step_closer 02-02-2023 03:46 PM

You always choose nice designs.

tamobhuuta 02-02-2023 03:57 PM

How are you osc?

I think being on my period is making my anxiety worse/increasing my heart rate so I feel like my anxiety is worse!

Cacoethes 02-02-2023 04:59 PM

Honestly picking a nail design is the hardest choice ever. I spend weeks googling XD

That would make sense.
I haven't had a period in like 9 years so I can't remember what it's like but i think it usually makes people anxious and irritable and just generally out of sorts!

I have cleaned out the boys and am on the last pirates of the caribbean film!

long road 02-02-2023 05:51 PM

Hello Everyone,

I am having a slow day today. Appointment yesterday took a lot out of me. So spent most of my day on the sofa.

Fancy nail designs look cool but far too much effort for me, I would probably break them in a day! What sort of colours did you go for Beckie?

I haven't seen the last pirates film, last one I saw was the weird fountain of youth one. Is number 5 any good? Or did you mean number 3 of the trilogy?

Cacoethes 02-02-2023 05:58 PM

Sometimes that's what you have to do!

They don't break easily at all!
I could literally try my hardest to pull them off and they would not budge!
It's only really when they start to grow out (weeks later) that they start to loosen.
Posted a pic on fb!

It's the 5th one. I like it!

long road 02-02-2023 06:07 PM

Impressive, maybe I will give it a try one day. Probably a good thing they don't break easily as you do taekwondo!

Might check the fifth one out. A generous family member has given me access to their Disney plus.

one_step_closer 02-02-2023 06:10 PM

Periods suck both physically and mentally. Look after yourself, Tamo.

I like your nails, Beckie.

It's ok to rest when you need to, Jen. I hope you have more energy etc tomorrow but if not just keep going with what you need to do.

Zurg 02-02-2023 06:12 PM

I had dinner. Kind of forced myself to. I was getting irritable and restless and sad, usually a sign that my blood sugar is low.
Sometimes i wish i was better at looking after myself. Not sure i'll ever get there completely.

Tamo, when my period is due i am a hormonal mess. I cry over everyhting, scream at people/pets/things whenever something goes wrong and i Think the safest approach is to just stay at a distance and maybe toss little bits of chocolate towards me…. This significantly increased when i hit my 30'ies.
As if being a woman alone wasn't struggle enough!!!!

I love fancy looking nails. I can't for the life of me wear them myself. I tried several times. I last about half an hour and then tear them off in desperation with significant amounts of violence….
I am equally mystified and in awe of those who can do it!!!!

Cacoethes 02-02-2023 06:13 PM

They are gel extensions and not acrylics. But I don't think either break too easily!
Gel extensions are kinder to your nails.
And builder gel is a thing now which helps you grow your nails.

I go through phases with disney+. Sometimes i ignore it for months but then I'm always on it!
It's way more than disney now anyway.

Thanks lindsay!

Ninja post!
You get used to the nails! And they aren't ridiculously long.

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