Life

‘Much Needed Time Together’

We’re now at the in-laws, puppy sitting. They left this morning for Newcastle. I woke in time to wish them off. I then let the dogs in to wake Dave up. Once ready we decided to go to Rabbit-Ings Country Park. It was a lovely walk. When we’d decided to head back we hadn’t even walked it all. We did about half it. We’d like to go back. You can see the views for miles. We even sat and had an ice lolly.

We decided then to come back for lunch then go to the cinema. I was home and in my pj’s for 5pm. The only time I got up was for the takeaway and to go to the loo. We had a night together in front of the telly. It was a day together we needed.


Watched: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Crindlewold > 3.5 out of 5

Friendships, Life

Missed Post 17.11.2018

It was good not having a day where it was all planned. My grandparents have kicked us out during the day. So as I had no plans, my step-dad and Dave were at the house putting plasterboards on the ceiling, I spent most of the day with my mum. It was nice and chilled with odd jobs being done too.

On the evening we went to our friends to help celebrate his birthday. Played games, and they drank. I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t particularly like it when Dave’s drunk. He is a silly drunk; more in the idiot kind of why not the funny silly. Once we were home Dave was fast out once his head hit the pillow.

Even though that thought happened, it was still a good day.

Life, Writing

‘We gotta get it done’

I’ve been tired today. I only got 3-4 hours sleep last night. I was very unsettled and I was in my own bed. I guess with all that’s going on, it’s causing me to stress more then I realise.

We’ve found out we need to overboard two more ceilings in the house before the plasterer can do his thing in the areas. He’s finished the bathroom. So things are moving along. We’re having to do the ceilings this weekend, so this evening we’re last minute ordering ready to collect 1st thing Saturday morning. Also, the sump pump has arrived for the cellar. So that’ll be another job to be done too. Especially with the amount of rain we are having.

Everything is piling up. But we took it on, we gotta get the work done.

Life, Relationship

‘Talking While Writing’

I feel mentally drained from looking after my grandma this past 48 hours. But I’m helping them and will continue to do so. It’s family and I’d do anything for them. Back to work for 2 days then my annual leave starts.

Right now, I’m frustrated as I’m trying to write and Dave can see this but he is still trying to talk to me, which is putting me off thinking and writing. I’m a hypocrite, aren’t I? I wait for him to communicate with me but when he does it’s not the ideal time for me. It probably would be better if I said that when I’m writing in my journal that you do not talk until its closed again. That way I’m not frustrated.

Did I though? No. I just wrote the above and carried on with no other words about it. 

Family, Life

Caring for Grandparents

Over the next few weeks, I may have to change the time I write in my journal. I figured this out last night after putting my grandma to bed. Yesterday was the day my grandad had his pacemaker fitted. He was in and out in the one day but he is restricted to what he can do with his left arm for the next 6 weeks; including his swimming.

Which means he is going to struggle to care for my grandma for certain tasks; mainly the toilet and getting into bed. So my mum and I are taking it in turns to stay overnight and for as much as the day as possible. After putting my grandma to be its lights out throughout the house to get as much rest as possible. My grandma was only up once during the night last night but does have worse nights.

I’m thankful we are able to help as much as we can, especially across the first 2 weeks. It may reduce after this when we’re back to work full time but he’s able to recover as best as possible.

I’m feeling more relaxed right now. Usually, I worry massively but I thought to myself yesterday while my grandad was in the hospital, that I know he’s gonna be ok, so I don’t need to worry.

I also got my first Christmas card and present from a customer yesterday. I was very surprised, early was an understatement for me but I was honoured to be one of two he chose from the carers that go.

Spyro arrived today so I’m hoping to get some downtime to play that while my mum takes over at my grandparents for a bit.

Family, Life

Happy Birthday C

Happy birthday to my sister in law. I’m afriad I wasn’t able to spend time with her today due to working. Dave so couldn’t see her due to him and my step dad trying to finish off as much bonding as possible before the plasterer starts tomorrow.

Dave is meeting him at 10 am to give him the keys. In around 4 weeks I’ll hopefully be able to start painting.