It’s the weekend

With being really drained and partially burnt out, I don’t have any particular plans, then to veg out on the sofa.
My entertainment will be dvd’s.

Whether I will have an hour, or two outside over the weekend, I don’t know. I shall see how I feel. So if a particular neighbour, who does it for fun, his sulking technique, because I decide not to be outside chatting, he will have to sulk.
I just want to switch off this weekend and be in my own world.

I hear it’s going to be a heatwave this weekend. It was already feeling like it yesterday. So ice bottle was in use for my hamster, outside his cage.
I will have ice lollies to suck on, at my hearts content today and I won’t be surprised if its ice bottles for him, today and tomorrow.
Maybe ice-cream for me too.

What’s your weekend like?


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Update

Left my feedback regarding the mental health ward, with CQC. (Care Quality Commission.)
Gave praise for care first, before revealing the missing items and observations and, what I felt about that.

From Social Worker chasing this up at mental health ward, she found there was no inventory on discharge (but I wasn’t expecting that they would have one) and the staff say that my mum has been putting her stuff in the bins and so trying to stop her with that and apparently going in other people’s belongings. Now I know my mum’s mental health is at the worst than I have ever seen in my life, but on the basis of November, my mum was still protective of her few belongings in her handbag, hence she wanted me to look after a few of her things. But I wouldn’t, because of the situation and how I was with my own mental health.

The handbag mum came with when she first arrived at care home, has been found and so a photograph was taken and attached to email. (Only because yet again I chased up about this, saying I need to know by tomorrow, has it been found? Or are you still looking? Or are you going to confirm it’s lost? So we can call it case closed.)
I have never seen this handbag before and wasn’t the one mum had on her in November.

I am hoping the communication improves at care home, to never have to put in a formal complaint.

I am now asking questions about how mum has been at the care home, due to mental health ward claims, as well as another query. They have not had mum go in other rooms and take stuff, so they have no concerns there. Mum has only taken things that belong to the care home itself, that were in the communal areas.
I plan to ask further questions about the care home itself, to know them better. So I hope by doing this, it gives a better rapport; working with them. Not against them.

Remaining furniture will be removed from mum’s place before end of month is out.
I have the two items I wanted, brought back to my flat today. The other few left, charity will collect.

I had to have an hours sleep this afternoon, because of exhaustion. If I could choose not to go to work this evening, I would and instead would prefer being in my joggers and sleeping more. The dvd I tried watching prior, I will have to watch again, because of not having any concentration for it, or nodding off.


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My feelings – Part 11

As you know, I am trying not to blame myself for not taking some of mum’s important belongings for safe keeping, back in November.

And as you know, I wasn’t comfortable on the idea of not notifying the police, as soon as I became aware of missing items, all because I wanted to give a chance of the nursing home to answer my questions and do their own investigation accordingly. But also, as I got my mum’s Social Worker involved, I wanted to see if she could help and to give her a chance on chasing up. The mental health ward being her next step.

But this morning, using the only email I have for Ashfield area, I have emailed the Neighbourhood Policing Team. Even if they can’t do anything themselves, they be able to direct me in the right direction of an email accordingly, having connections.
Due to it not being monitored 24 hours a day, it can take 14 days for a reply, it said in an automatic email.
I have emailed the Social Worker, to let her know I have done this.

I am tired and fed up. Fed up with evening work, that continues to drain me. Fed up of other happenings at same work place, that I have also complained about. I plan to take a nap this after this post airs.


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It’s the weekend

I am ready for this weekend, just like last week’s. The only difference, I don’t feel as bad tiredness wise. Just been stressed and frustrated in parts still. But again, not as bad as last week.
Anxiety has been moderate, with some high moments.

I have naturally gone for sweet stuff. Not pigging at it, but having more than I usually, which that has proven to me, because I have done this, that this can affect me mood wise, as in feeling hyper at times in the day, after having it and then sometimes waking up in the night with that jumpy feeling, or when I wake up in the morning, jumping out of my sleep.

Anyway… I have nothing to report of plans much for this weekend, as all I plan to do is have a lazy one. Non stop dvd’s.

It’s just to switch off and not use my brain, because of how I have been struggling keeping up with things these past 2 weeks, getting my head around new way of things at evening job and other times my brain has been thinking more than it needs to, because I have been confused.

Having this lazy weekend will also help my body heal and relax from accident at work, two nights ago. I tripped on a slightly uneven floor tile at work. How I kept myself upright, I do not know. But I banged my right elbow in the process and my left ankle hurts. I did have a sore spot also, just below the knee on same leg, but that seemed to have gone yesterday, so it’s just left ankle and right elbow.

Originally, Saturday was when I was going to take it further with regards to Holland and Barrett. But I am leaving that, at the moment. I just need to switch off. But I did send another email. This time using their complaints email. I still don’t have faith in them. I feel that regardless of me using the complaints email, that it will still be same staff as with other email I used. I said at the start of the email that preferably, I would like the Manager to deal with this complaint.
They have until 22nd June, then I AM going to PayPal, after realising I can do it that way. So if going to PayPal happens, I will be asking for a part refund, for the items not received and complaining again there in regards to no customer service, which has been the main annoyance about all this, as you know.

See post, Do not shop online at Holland and Barrett, where I first mentioned about them, if you have not seen it already.

As I need to switch off, I don’t know if I will pop in at any time over the weekend, but don’t let that you stop you commenting, as I will look forward to what you have to share. 🙂

Hope you are ok. What’s your weekend?

For anyone who’s just seeing dark clouds and drizzle, I leave you with some blue skies with fluffy clouds. (My umbrella.)

My umbrella which has blue sky and fluffy white clouds on it


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My feelings – Part 4

A short post on feelings I have felt since last post; My feelings – part 3.

  • Feeling low
  • Tired (although since after Christmas, it looks like it’s improving.)
  • Anger
  • Frustrated
  • And the time I felt nothing. Like I put a wall up for a while. (As I blogged in previous post : Chit-chat catch up – part 1 of 2)
  • ‘Shit happens’ I dusted off and not seen for a while attitude. (As I blogged in previous post: Chit-chat catch up – part 1 of 2

 

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Have you completely cut out refined sugar?

I can’t see me ever cutting out refined sugar completely, because I like my cake and sometimes some chocolate. But I need to reduce it, like I have done before.
With the difficulties I have had this year and especially how I felt these last few months, I have been eating a lot of the wrong thing. No surprise is it as I am sure you reading this now, will acknowledge how easy it can be to have something of the wrong thing that we find comforting.
Last month, at times I ate really high sugar content. This was surprising I managed that, without feeling sick, because when I changed the way I ate a few years ago for the better, meant my tastebuds changed and I could no longer tolerate sweet food. Yet, just last month I ate two bags of sugar-coated sweets, without grimacing. I did not eat these two bags in one go, but I did eat them the same day. Not like me at all. But thankfully, I have not gone out to buy another bag of those sweets and I have no intention.

Refined sugar we all know is not essential for our health. We also know it’s not good for our health:

  • Obesity
  • Cavities in teeth
  • Type 2 diabetes

These are just a few. But I have also been reading how it can affect out mental health. It apparently does not help us if we have depresdion and anxiety. Some things I have read for this, a lot of them I have experienced.

I admire those that can really cut out the refined sugar, because sugar appears in food you would not think of, like white bread for example. But there are other foods too, which I won’t list, because it is too many to list and if you want to read up on it further, you only have to Google it.

As I have said, I can’t see me cutting it out completely. But, I can reduce it.

Out of curiosity, have any of my readers cut out refined sugar completely from their diet?

If so, maybe you have suggestions, or tips for me and other readers, should we decide to cut it out.
But even if not cutting out, reducing is better than nothing.

 

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