Chit-chat August

With me having a break near end of August, (although I did pop in a little,) meant this post was being aired later than planned. But here it is.


July feels it’s gone in a blink of an eye, for me.

So what’s for August, for me to talk about?
Do share yours, in the comments, below.

I watched the following dvd’s :

  • Queen- Live At Wembley
  • Re-watched Some mothers do ‘ave’ em
  • Re-watched Peter Rabbit
  • Moonlight and Valentino
  • Miss You Already
  • Super 8
  • Pay It Forward
  • Terminator Salvation
  • Terminator Genisys
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • 21 and Over
  • Hunter Killer
  • No Looking Back
  • Bon Jovi Greatest Hits The Ultimate Collection
  • Take That The Circus Live

Painted my bedroom as planned for this year. Just the walls and ceiling in white, like the rest of my flat. It feels rather bright in there and cheered me up its done.

Read the following books;

  • “Mysterious Britain,” by Homer Sykes
  • “The Peak District,” by Rob Talbot and Robin Whiteman.
  • “Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths in & Around Mansfield,” by Geoffrey Sadler

First two books lent to me by one neighbour and the last book lent by another neighbour.

I bought a Dremel multi-tool kit, as mentioned in one of my, ‘It’s a weekend’ posts, to engrave mum’s name on certain items. It does more than just engrave, but this was main reason I bought one and getting a particular one, that was cordless. It’s the Dremel 8220, for anyone thats interested.

Having a practice on one side of my wooden chopping board  I use for hot pans only. I practised engraving my name, Elizabeth Fisher.

Engraving my name on a wooden ch

The top line, I written my name with pencil as a guide before engraving, holding the Dremel like a pen as advised in the instruction manual. After doing just that, one of my fingers was aching.
I then tried the detailers grip attachment and found using this was better than I thought, as I thought I wouldn’t get on with this attachment. I had no ache after engraving my name for a second time either. (See the second line.) I engraved my name freely this time, without using pencil as a guide and all in capital letters. There is definitely improvement on the second one. I shall stick with capital letters, when engraving my mum’s name on any of her belongings.

Realised I hadn’t answered number 6 of Fibbing Friday, the day after I posted, so put my answer in for that one.

I seen my mum a couple of times in August. As usual, it’s obvious mum is happy to see me and knows me, as well as names of some other people I mentioned in conversation. But I see the difference each visit for the worse. It’s early days and time will tell in the months ahead, of what my mum’s mental health will be like.

I rebelled when it came to budgeting groceries this month. I did this because of the month I had and the future I’m aiming for, just slipping away further, regarding buying a house.
I was going to have ice lollies and dairy-free ice-cream as much as I wanted and whatever else tickled my tastebuds.

I finally got to see another work colleague in my morning job, who I communicate regular with, since being in this job. So that was nice and to put a name, to a face.

And in my evening job, after what came out in the team meeting, means when I thought my year couldn’t get any worse it could do. I am not waiting to see if it happens, for me to be out work, so I will be looking for another job. Its nothing related to what I talked about before. Its something completely different and it could affect us all and if it did, then that means no for me, as I am not giving up my morning job for them. But as it was said in meeting, its just talk, but knowing who and what this is about and what has happened so far, they will possibly get what they want, leaving my boss taking possibly crap and picking up the pieces. So unless my boss can actually say I am not expected to clean in a morning for them, I will carry on looking for an alternative job.

So with knowing this, my budget will have to be my usual strict way of doing until I am in either a new job first, or if still there, where I work, did stop these others from getting what they want.

I have seen nothing more of the grasshopper, since this post, An interesting morning.

I have removed the like button off this blog. I did this over two weeks ago. A decision not made lightly as this decision, has been going on my mind  since last year for that. I have no intention of putting it back. You can thank ‘stalker’ for that. Or the repetitive liker of the same post person, whichever you like to use descriptive for this person.
I thank ‘stalker’ for helping me with this decision, because I don’t need the like button on my blog. I find chatting with my valued readers here, is far better. Better quality. (For anyone who doesn’t know what I am on about when it comes to ‘stalker,’ ‘repetitive liker of same post,’ then you haven’t been reading past posts. So answers there and not to be discussed in this post, thank you.)

The only place you will be able to see and click the like button, is if you are reading via the reader. So if you do click the like via this way, I won’t be alerted by it and I won’t be observing who is clicking the like, via this way. Just so you know.

I also announced that this blog would be coming to an end. So if you missed that, then details can be found in this post, This blog is coming to an end

I have a new badge for work, to make more clearer that I need to lipread. This badge is larger and so more clearer.
The previous badge I not long ago shared here of a different design, I should have got that in the larger size, than I had bought. But I came across this badge below, so I thought I would buy that instead. I shall buy one, or two more of these later from the Etsy seller, now I know its easier seen by other people, without them squinting, or feeling the need to come up close to read.

Badge says I need to lipread with a face mask in the middle. Background is bright yellow and writing in

End of August, which was Bank Holiday Monday for us in the UK, meant I was off work still in both jobs. I went a walk out with my neighbour, which some of the route I had not walked before. So seen more of my local area. Weather was dry and when in the woods, I felt inspired to take a couple of photos. I have shared these on my new blog, https://lizsonwardjourney.blogspot.com/ so you will need to take a look there, to view them.


Please note:

As announced here, This blog is coming to an end Details of new blog can be found there.


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It’s the weekend

I plan to do some Tai Chi this weekend. I have failed to have some routine with this and have not done any since I last mentioned I done some.

I plan to also watch some dvd’s and get familiar with my Dremel mult-tool kit, I purchased earlier in the week.

I may bake, if my mood takes me. I would like to do two varieties of shortbread at least. Original and the other being mixed spices. If I choose to make a third variety, then it will be be chocolate. But it will depend on if its a cool day. I don’t want to be baking too long, if it’s hot and sticky.

And if it’s not hot and sticky, then 2 hours at the most outside, probably chatting with the neighbours.

So a bit of a varied weekend, at a gentle pace.

What’s your weekend plans?


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It’s the weekend

Update since this post, My feelings – Part 11. Police can’t help at this point regarding missing items, as it appears items are lost at this point. Until mental health unit have exhausted all enquiries. When I have heard and I’m not satisfied they are lost, I can contact them and report them stolen.
I think next week, I shall contact the chap from housing and let him know, who I was in email communications with, after making sure they knew about mum. Tell him my concerns that I don’t want mum billed for something that wasn’t her fault. But also I know they wanted to put a new door on originally, so I am hoping that is on the cards when I am able to hand the bungalow keys back. He will be able to forward my email to person, who would need to know.

This morning, I spent the morning at my mums bungalow, cleaning the kitchen completely.
I wouldn’t usually choose to do my weekend like this, but I know if I try and do this between my jobs, I am just exhausted and I feel rushed.
I even had a taxi there and back, just to make it easier for myself. I could have come back earlier than I did, but I booked taxi times in advance, so I don’t struggle on the phone, as well as no rush and clock watching.
I book via email with my local taxi company, a little in advance, as so to give them chance to see the email. I’ve not long being doing it this way and it works out great.

I took tuna sandwiches to munch on, while at bungalow and a protein bar.

As soon as I was back at home, I made some lunch extra lunch for myself, a pizza, then I sat outside.

Later, I had some oven chips.

Tomorrow, my plan is to bake a sponge cake, in the morning. The one with the mixed spices, as I did last week.

If weather nice, I shall also sit outside, for a bit, then maybe a dvd later. If weather not nice, reading and dvd’s.

So although a little busy Saturday morning, I made sure the rest of the weekend was mine.

What’s your weekend plans?


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Chit-chat July – Part 2 of 2

This is part 2 of 2, for Chit-chat July, to keep post short. Chit-chat July – Part 1 of 2 is here.

I have been to my mum’s bungalow a few times this month. Checking and removing some things, to mine, to sort later and I have been giving the  bungalow a quick tidy up. There are two rooms to do still. Kitchen I will do Saturday morning, then I will only have bedroom, when furniture is out.

I moved a couple of things around in my flat, to accommodate a couple of pieces of furniture that would go in there. One being a small dining table that I will use as a dining table and my white dining table, with it having a fold down table top, this is now to be used as a desk. One side kept folded down all the time which will go up nearest to the wall.
I would have liked to have done the other way round, but because of space and where it’s going, it makes sense to use my white table as a desk. Should I need temporary extra space for mum’s paperwork, I can always pull it out and but the table leaf up. But I plan to avoid that, because its not something I could leave up.

I needed to create this new space for when I go through mum’s paperwork anytime, knowing if I needed a break, I could walk away and come back to it later, without moving it. Covering it up with a covering, so away from prying eyes, if needed.
Also, when wanting to eat, or chat around the dining table, it would still happen. My dining table gets used a lot, since living in a flat.

And a solid pine ottoman, is going along a wall where I had a small side table and lamp originally.
That table has now gone in my bedroom, ready for when I have a date for furniture to come to mine. So my fold up chair was moved for that, to other side of the bedroom. It used to be mine, but I gave it mum. I always said I would have it back, if one day mum not needing it. The lamp will go back on top.

The small table is not in the way in my bedroom. But it will become a bit of a  dumping ground with a couple of mum’s boxes going in a space there, till I decide what to do with them. So I shall cover them with a sheet, to not feel like my bedroom being cluttered.

Dvd’s watched:

  • New Year’s Eve
  • End of days
  • The Assassin (2015) (I was disappointed with this film.)
  • Cirque Du Soleil – Journey Of Man
  • Cirque Du Soleil – Varekai
  • Cirque Du Soleil – Dralion

Read a book called, ‘The Lynmouth Flood Disaster,’ by Tim Prosser. A book a neighbour lent me.

I emailed where I usually volunteer once every fortnight, to let them know I wouldn’t be back to volunteering, when they open. Not just because of Coronavirus, which if it was that alone, then I would have temporarily stopped originally, until seeing how things go until next year. But because I plan to take on mum’s finances, looking after that, so I have decided to stop volunteering permanently, while I do this, as any break I have between this and work, I plan to do just my thing. I would though, when in the area, call in and see them, letting them know prior I will pop by.

I received a free handmade face mask.

Face mask. Rabbit a

This was from a neighbour from the other block of flats. Her sister makes them and, after admiring one she shown me and my two neighbours, while we all chatted, she’d said she get her sister to make me one and I said how much? She just shook her head and said nothing, I’ll get you one.
I soon received it. It’s not the same design, but I love this design even more. 🙂

From my neighbour downstairs, the one who I just do chats with outside the home and not in, after he became drunk that time, gave me one of his hats.
He brought so many hats out when, me, him and the other neighbour who looks out for me got chatting while we all drank tea and got me to try on his hats. It was another sunny day, like before when we were all out there and I got my cap on. He thought he get me to try on his hats and asked other neighbour, what you think?
The one I liked best, was the one the other neighbour thought I looked the best in.

Cream gents hat with feather

I kept it on because with the sun coming from the side and it was protecting my face from burning, compared to my cap.
When eventually we were going in for different reasons, me needing to have my lunch, I was about to give him his hat back I was wearing and he said keep it. So I shall treasure that hat and when I sit outside again, I will wear that. 🙂

Me wearing the cream gents hat with a feather in it

I have been baking my usual, shortbread biscuits, but with a twist. I made chocolate versions. Sorry, I don’t have a photo of that.

I have also been making some cakes today, which I shall be sharing with my two neighbours:

Watercake, which is dairy and egg free. My first time making.

The receipe says to not use fan oven and only conventional. Although I have a small conventional oven, I have only ever used the grill part and not the oven bit, so I don’t know what its like, so I used my fan oven at a lower temperature of 160 degree C. instead. For the time stated. Although the cake is fine, it may have been ready 3 or 5 minutes before.

This cake is lovely served with cream. In my case, dairy-free cream. 😋

Watercake

I was going to make shortbread, but my mind went elsewhere, so started off with the preparation wrong, meant I was now going to be making another cake. So I followed the sponge recipe for victoria sandwich, added mixed spice to it and put it all in one sandwich tin and baked. Turned out nice. So I have a mixed spice sponge cake.

Mixed spice sponge cake


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It’s the weekend

Today

Posted edited at 2.24pm. See below what I crossed off and changed. 😔

Shower this morning.

Printed off yesterday’s communications with Social Worker, coded and filed, then logged in book. (I will explain my filing system soon I do, for logging things associated with mum and communication.)

Just chilling, until time for preparing my lunch. Nothing else planned, until taxi comes to pick me up and take me to nursing home, to see mum. Taking two bags of items with me, for mum and spend a couple of hours with her.
I shall test mum’s memory and see if she can remember what the plan was today. (Paint her nails, bright pink, was what she wanted, using her nail varnish.) If mum still like her nails painting then that’s what I will do, after cutting her nails to a length mum prefers and cleaning underneath her nails. I didn’t get to see mum, because whoever Social Worker spoken to at nursing home, to let them know I be coming didn’t let management know and because I haven’t either, means they can’t let anyone in, as not passed by management.
After a couple of hours with my mum, I shall get bus home. Rain and thunder is forcasted today, so I might be staying in the flat. But if there is a dry spot, I shall be outside with a cuppa and give a neighbour a bell, to let him know I am outside. Depending on time near back home, will depend on whether I have a chippy and eat them outside, or making a sandwich.

Tomorrow

Lazy day is the plan. A majority of my day in between lunch and dinner, will be sitting outside and chatting with my two neighbours, like we did before. If weather is good as its going to look.
I have my sunblock, so shouldn’t burn like last time, due to not wearing any.

What’s your weekend plans?


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It’s the weekend

It does not seem long ago when I posted last weekends, ‘It the weekend’ post.

This weekend is a lazy one, after a busy week. I am tired.

I managed to have a bit of a break this week, of my few days off in my evening job. Which was yesterday. But it was still busy busy prior and so a long day. I only felt I actually stopped come early evening as of yesterday. Shattered is the word.

Today, was a walk out for a few hours, with my neighbour. Now I am planning on doing nothing else than my dinner.
I am though, fancying something sweet, but I don’t want to go out for it. So I think I will make some shortbread.

Tomorrow, I have no plans. I don’t have a clue, than keep my feet up.

I hope your weekend is good. What are you up to?


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It’s the weekend

This weekend, I plan to watch some shows on dvd I have.

Today, I will watch:

  • Cirque Du Soleil – Dralion
  • Cirque Du Soleil – Varekai

Tomorrow, it will be:

  • Cirque Du Soleil – Journey Of Man

 

I will also bake some more of those oaty biscuits again this weekend. I will more likely make these early this morning. Before this post goes to air.
I shall make two batches; one batch for me and another batch for my neighbour I regularly see each week for a cuppa at mine, as well as times when we pass. (The ones who have been lending me their dvd’s and cd’s.) His wife was happy to give me a lift to my mum’s bungalow and back, yesterday, so I could let a council worker in to do an annual gas service check on mum’s boiler.

At the beginning of the week from same neighbour, I received a rhubarb crumble that she baked. Yum. I was in heaven with that. I like my rhubarb and it was my first crumble since going dairy-free.

I don’t know what else I will be doing this weekend, but I am definitely doing the above.

What’s your weekend plans?


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It’s the weekend

So those of us who live in the UK, any of you melted?
Goodness, it’s been hot and it was hard to keep the temperature down in my flat, especially on Thursday, with the fan on.
A frozen bottle in use again for my hamster, Daz, since it got very hot. Placed outside the cage, so he feels it along the cage wall where he usually sleeps, giving him the option to cool down.
They had to be swapped regular on Thursday and because the ice inside the bottle would have all melted before me coming home from work, I wonder how he would be.
This was where I found him. In the corner, under his hamster wheel, looking because he was aware of me while taking a photo, but prior to that, he was all curled up. He soon curled up again, after.

My hamster Daz, in the corner of his cage under his wheel

So this weekend started as of yesterday, with me having an annual leave in both jobs. So I have a nice long weekend.

It’s also a weekend I have been looking forward to the last 2 weeks, after deciding what to do. I will tell you what it is in a minute. 🙂🤭

You may remember many posts ago, as it was earlier in the year, that I hoped to visit Stonehenge. But because the coach pick up wasn’t local, I didn’t end up booking it. (Not that now we know how things are now, it would have been cancelled anyway.) Had it happened, that day trip would have been yesterday.
You may remember I had an alternative in mind, after realising the coach wasn’t a local pick up for that day trip, but I said I would share that later. Well that alternative is not happening either. But even if it was, I wouldn’t have gone because of the anxiety of travelling and also not wanting to go in a cafe. The alternative I had in mind was Kitty Cafe in Nottingham.

So… going with a replacement for Kitty Cafe, but without going anywhere, after giving it some thought, I decided I was going to have a bit of a cat theme weekend. 🙂 Meow. 🐱

So yesterday, I made shortbread biscuits using a cat-shaped cutter. Here they are, first lot not long come out of the oven. 🙂
I shared some with my two neighbours below and enjoyed mine, later.

Shortbread cat shaped biscuits

I then coloured in a cat picture using coloured pencils. (One of a few free PDF cat pictures, after googling for them.)

Cat picture i have coloured in. Cat sat in front of window looking towards, with a vase of flowers to the right. In the background outside, you can see another cat looking towards the window. There are trees and a lawn outside.

Later in the afternoon, I watched a dvd, ‘A Street Cat Named Bob.’

Today, I did another batch of cat shaped shortbread.
I plan to colour in another cat picture, using coloured pencils and enjoy a few of my shortbread cat biscuits, with mugs of tea.

Then at some point today, watch a Japanese anime feature dvd called, ‘The Cat Returns.’ I have not watched an anime type before, so this will be a new experience for me. The dvd is Japanese, with English subtitles and English dub.

Tomorrow, will just be colouring any cat pictures I have left, then watching dvd’s not related to cats.

In between my cat themes I have planned, the rest will just be relaxation and whatever else I fancy doing. I have some cd’s from my neighbour to play, so will probably play some of them.
One I have enjoyed playing earlier this week was ‘Piano Man The Very Best of Billy Joel.’ There was a dvd with this too. Listening and watching, I realise I have heard a few more songs of his than I originally thought.

What’s your weekend like?


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Chit-chat June

Two cancellations; day trip to Oxford in August and check-up at dentist, in July. Both to be expected and both a relief. A relief because I don’t have to travel on bus to either of them. I had anxiety about the idea of it, regardless I now have face masks and would use.
I let my friend know, as soon as I knew regarding Oxford.
The coach company asked if I would like to cancel Oxford because they could see it probably wouldn’t be happening, while I was seeing what was happening regarding refund for Whitby that was cancelled last month and so I said yes. I quickly received refund for both and that’s now in my ISA.
As for dentist, it was cancelled to a later date in September, so priority could be given to emergencies and those needing to finish their treatment.
They also answered my other concerns I had regarding accessibility for me as a deaf person, after watching their video clip of what to expect when coming to the practise. The changes to protect both staff and customers, because of Coronavirus.
So I do hope that goes as discussed via an email with me.

This month, I have been reading this book.

Book cover of The Awakened by Julian Cheek.

The book is called, ‘The Awakened,’ by Julian Cheek. I picked just this one up from several books left on a table at work, with a note, ‘help yourself.’
The story I read on the back, grabbed me, because I could relate to the feelings of the character, having one time at a young age for a number of years, felt like that.

This book kept me engaged and I couldn’t wait to read more, to see what happened next.

Store loyalty cards

As you know not long ago, I shredded my Costa card, after receiving an email from them.

I have now decided to ditch another store card. This time Tesco Clubcard. Unlike Costa, they’ve done nothing wrong for me to decide on doing this. I have debated past year, or two on doing this and now I thought, I will. So an email went yesterday requesting that they close my account down and why; which was my decision to get rid of some store loyalty cards and this being one of them that I want to get rid.
Also with not having any plans to shop in Tesco while they do one thing that another store doesn’t do, that I can’t contend with and so avoiding the place ever since Coronavirus started, just adds to my decision of closing down my account.
I said that even if one day I start to shop again, or visit their cafe, I still don’t want to bother with a Tesco Clubcard.

I am thinking of ditching another card later. But thinking a little longer on that one before making any decision. But it’s nice to get rid of Costa and Tesco one.

Just some dvd’s I watched: (courtesy of my neighbour lending me theirs.) 

  • The Rocky Horror Show
  • Open Range
  • Ladies in Lavender
  • Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest
  • Stargate Atlantis
  • Master and Commander
  • Grease 1 and 2
  • Planes, Trains Automobiles
  • The Beatles Yellow Submarine (I don’t mind their music, but I’m not a fan of this cartoon.)
  • Mama Mia The Movie
  • Frances Mcdormand Fargo
  • Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Blogger, if WordPress does get rid of ‘classic editor’ in 2022, or later. 

I gave up Blogger, after having no joy.
I want to remind, as I mentioned before, that it wasn’t because of Blogger. It was me. The whole WordPress thing really put a damper on my mood and I wasn’t enjoying the process of moving some posts across for my story to continue.
I was in a frustrated, spit my dummy out kind of mood and feeling down about it.
The plan was to keep my name of my blog, when blogging there, hence some posts going across to Blogger.

But now, I have decided, should WordPress in 2022, or later, decide to get rid of their classic editor, leaving only block editor left, I will start afresh with a new blog, at Blogger. This will include also, a new name. So I will be brainstorming a new name, should I need one later. I have plenty of time to think about that one, should I end up leaving here. But I will have one part set up with Blogger before then, not visible until it is required.

Don’t forget, as I mentioned in past posts, I have a new blog email. It’s a neutral blog email name I have chosen, so regardless what I would call my new blog, this blog email would remain. You can find it on my about me page.
I still reckon the time will come when WordPress will do this, because the way they spoke on a forum, they are speaking in words that they will commit with this.
I hope classic editor remains to stay as a choice always, because I am not alone in this on why classic editor is best for me.

I have a post in draft that is for goodbyes, ready for if its needed in a few years. I hope I manage to put blog link on it, if post is needed.
Although this blog would eventually go if moving, I may keep WordPress account open for coming back to, so I can comment on blogs I currently follow. But I won’t be following any new ones at that point when not blogging here.

But as I say, this is if worst scenario that WordPress does this.

Work

It was back to normal working hours this month, in my evening job.
Even though I have seen changes made (while I was cleaning there at an earlier time,) to try and make our workplace safer, it still caused me anxiety and I still had same thoughts as the other ladies who were furloughed, as in, what am I going to walk into.

Also more work put onto us, but no extra time to do it in. There are also some things asked of us that are not achievable, so it has caused me stress, upset and frustration. I spoke with my manager after just over 2 weeks doing it my concerns and how it has affected me and I was given reassurances to these concerns, so I should be ok now.
I also raised my observations after my accident, wondering why the floor had not been taped, so someone else doesn’t trip on the tile I had acciddent on, until its sorted. They didn’t know about it until they heard it from me. So they checked to see it had been filed by person I reported it to, but it was filed under a different department. Their old department. So if I was to have an accident in the future that I report, to let them know also, so they know about it, to action it.

My hamster, Daz. 

This month was Daz’s birthday. He’s now one year old.

My phone

I have done a right one, that I have never done in all the years being a mobile phone owner.
As I quickly glanced at my phone before my shift started, the door propped open with a door stopper, decided to move and, slammed into my back. My phone slipped out of my hand and took a dive into a bucket of water.
Now my phone is supposedly water resistant when I read the description for my phone before buying at the time, but reading elsewhere, I read the oppsite when it comes to any phone and not just mine, that there is no such thing as a water resistant, or waterproof phone. Well it was still working after it happened, but I didn’t charge it when it was needed and left it till the next day. As a precaution, I bought a second hand phone as a back up, should this pack up later, because I have read what the damage water can do to a phone, over time. So although fine at the moment, at the time I written this post to publish later. It’s what might happen down the line.

My budget

Those that have been following some time will know my preferred way of paying my groceries is by cash. I find it easier to set my budget for each week this way, so I don’t spend more than I need. But because of some places only wanting you to pay by card, (which I have noticed since then, they have changed their signage to cash and card) and others if paying by cash then use self-checkouts, I ended up going the pay by card route.
I have been doing this the last 2 months, so early days I feel to give myself a chance to get used to paying by card, but because how muddled my brain feels towards end of last month and how I feel this month, I am going back to what I feel is easy for me. Paying my groceries by cash.
The first month out of two I tried by card I spent more than my budget. But it was expected that month and so no mistake on my part.
Last month, I felt I was a little more used to paying this way, but I still went over my budget. But only by a few pounds.
Whether I will go back to paying mainly by card for my groceries when I feel better with my mind, I don’t know. I am not ruling it out. But for now, I am sticking with cash, when it comes to my groceries. I have ended up getting used to self-checkouts. (Those that know me well, will know I hate them and I avoid them.) But I don’t hate them anymore and I don’t avoid, unless I choose to pay by card of course.
I know self-checkouts accept bank cards, but that’s where my nerves would start again. So will leave that for now.

Anxiety

As you know I suffer with anxiety and I have shared at the beginning of this post the anxiety for travelling. Most of the time it’s at acceptable levels. But as you know, when it creeps up, it goes up. Like the idea of travelling on public transport. I am avoiding so far.
Like everyone else, Coronavirus affected that, but I am also noticing how jumpy I am getting. (And I haven’t seen the odd horror film for a long time.)
I am assuming this is due to me being on high alert for some time now, that’s causing this.
Are you feeling extra jumpy too?


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It’s the weekend

Here are my scones from last weekend, that I made.

Fruit scones

This weekend, I will be mainly focusing ideas for Elf on the Shelf for December.

The ideas I have, I will take photos of and then write the posts ready. Those ready, I will schedule in advance.

Whether I will do a post every day for Elf of the Shelf, I don’t know. But mosr days leading up to Christmas will have something.

The bad news for you the reader, that has been enjoying Elf on the Shelf in the past, that after this years, Elf on the Shelf will be the last one. I don’t plan to do anymore.

I have added my new blog email, after closing the previous blog email account down. You will find it on my ‘about me’ page.

I have kept it a neutral name for my blog email, with not knowing the future of this blog, here, at WordPress. Should I end up leaving in years to come for Blogger, than it’s an email I can use there, when starting off a new blog, which would also have a new name.

On both my days, over the weekend, I plan to watch a couple of dvd’s from the early evening.

So this is my weekend. What’s yours? 


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