Good morning everyone,
How is your Friday looking?
I got off lightly from my opshopping @Glimmer, and I'm sending good wishes to you. Did you have to find a hairdresser that doesn't smell of all those hairdressing chemicals, whatever they are?
I hope your rest day did you good and your hair is looking fab today.
Today I hope to get out for a bit, to keep up that cardio vascular health I managed to develop. A little walk around the block maybe, if the rain has a break at the right time. And I am DEFINITELY going to tidy the kitchen (I know I know, them's fighting words) even if it is three things at a time.
Off to tidy three things right now.
Best wishes all
@Dot Hope your day is going well. Re hairdresser. She is very good and understands CFS so she books me in on quieter days and doesn’t use the blow dryer as I find it quite taxing. I hate the smell of those strong chemicals. I wouldn’t like to be a hairdresser. Re the result. I’m never happy with the outcome. I think a lot of it is the pale tired face underneath!
Does 'weekend' have meaning for you?
I imagine anyone struggling to manage work through the week finds it a blessed relief, while anyone who isn't working at all finds it just two more days.
I'm heading off to spend time with the grandchildren. Lovely. But I wish I had a bit more oomph for it.
@Glimmer What a lovely hairdresser. And oh dear it can be hard to like your hair. I've grown mine long and tie it up on top of my head!
Ha, and yes, hard to appreciate your tired pale face. I bet you look lovely though.
Sending good thoughts to everybody
@Dot Yes just two more days, but I can relax a bit more when there’s never any appointments to get to, or tradies to organise. And I Skype my sister on Saturday which I look forward to although I have to limit my time and not talk too much. Enjoy your grandchildren.
Trying to keep track of the days. Any Sydneysiders here? Sending special good wishes to you.
@Glimmer I do agree about that bit of extra relaxation on the weekend.
I hope you had a lovely sisterskype. I have 3 sisters I am close to and we zoom on Thursdays.
Big plans yesterday. My 6yo granddaughter loves to stay here but she sleeps so badly I am pretty near dead the next day (wakes up at 3am and can't get back to sleep kind of thing). But we are going to do an experiment this week to see if she gets used to sleeping here if we do a few days in a row. It is a BIG DEAL! I am picking her up on Monday evening and then we will see. I can take her home during the day if I need a break, and then pick her up again. Wish us luck.
Expect some strange daily chats next week!
PS @artist55 Have you got holidays now?
@Dot You definitely need good luck next week. Hope it doesn’t affect your health too much. Bit of the rose and the thorn happening there.
@Dot how did lockdown last year affect you with regard to seeing the grandkids?
@Glimmer definitely rose and thorn. It was even rosier and thornier when I was bringing up their mum as I had CFS then too and it was terribly hard.
@iris I was not able to visit them in lockdown last year but most days we'd do facebook video. It consisted of them squealing "Grandma! Grandma!" and putting on all the filters and some games that are on it. We had to have the timer on for a 5 minute turn. It was all silliness but it kept the lovely connection.
The day lockdown eased I was there for breakfast
@Dot Hi Dot, Lovely to hear you are having some grandie time No school holidays yet- I’m in WA. Only a week to go although we have just heard the news that we are back in phase 1 - masks etc. because of a recent outbreak so a tiny (bad) part of me is hoping the school week will be shortened
@artist55 So many states needing to act at the moment! I'll cross my fingers they close WA primary schools at least one day early, quite unnecessarily
Hi everyone, hope you all had a good day .... I can't wait to see my granddaughter again ... My daughter, son-in law and dearest little 2 year old live in Queensland and I'm in Victoria ... We managed a catch up last xmas in Vic and a day in March this year but I fear I won't be seeing them for some time. It is awful knowing that lockdowns and ME make it near on impossible to travel to see them. I write little letters to her ...one day she will be able to read them and perhaps write back. It has been sunny with cloud today and I managed to get outside for an hour and get some fresh air. Just about to get the fire started as the cold is starting to set in. Hope you all have a lovely evening ....
Good morning everyone,
How is your day going?
Mine is hurtling by. I just wanted a cruisy time having breakfast and coffee before I started grandchild prep but oh dear, time is flying.
That isn't going to stop me from chatting here, haha.
@artist55 are you the woman going around making sure WA schools shut?
(Just joking, my fingers are crossed so hard that all the states dealing with covid cases are quickly successful. )
@crashdummy ooh my heart aches for you. My daughter's family were in Sydney for nearly two years of my No1 granddaughter's life. Luckily for me they moved back to Melbourne for darling GD2.
Those little letters sound just so precious.
Sending special wishes to everyone dealing with nasty symptoms this morning. That will cover us all won't it. Hoping you can do all the good things. Here are some medals because you deserve at least one:
@Dot Can’t be me- I don’t have enough energy!
@crashdummy I do hope you are able to visit each other soon! When I was little we emigrated and left my nana behind. In those days we recorded audio tapes which took weeks to get to her by snail mail Wish we had computers and zoom back then!
Thanks @artist55 ... yes, technology makes it so much easier than the past to keep in touch. It would be great if you had those tapes and could listen back to those recorded conversations ... that would be a walk down memory lane. I still have a cassette recorder somewhere in storage; I think there are some tapes in there from my school days. My friends and I use to record our attempts to sing songs from the top ten of the day (haha). Good old days! ... I remember digging a hole in Fawkner park close to the City of Melbourne and burying a time capsule that had our cherished keepsakes, drawings, photos etc and letters in it; just can't remember where exactly ... it's probably long gone by now. You've sparked my enthusiasm to create something long lasting for my granddaughter ... I think a little story and a few illustrations should keep me busy.
@crashdummy Oh that would be a lovely thing for her to have when she grows up!
Woot woot Grandma experiment worked. The first night she slept dreadfully (from 8pm to 10pm then awake until 2:30am then slept until 6:30am) but the next two nights she slept right through.
I am pretty ME/CFSy now though and so will concentrate on recovery before taking her overnight again just before school holidays finish, so we don't waste the learning! (Very rose and thorns).
Goodness minding children stuffs up my good eating habits. And I need my good eating habits! Are you similar?
Ooh must run now. Part 2 later.
@Dot Glad it went well for you both! Now you need to take time for yourself and recover. Children are delightful but can be very draining to be around
Thanks @artist55 True words.
I'm going very slow today.
What is your speed today everyone?
a) racehorse (just joking, that would be crazy)
b) old cat
e) drip on end of icicle in cold cold cave.
I was e) yesterday but I think I am d) today. 10am and I have emptied the dishwasher!
How is your day going?