So, been awol for a while, not gonna lie I have been extremely un-motivated after ending up back at my start/highest weight again.
I haven’t been eating well, I haven’t been exercising at all… I entered a “screw it all” kind of phase.
Triage (work program) are driving me nuts with their constant changing of appointments – sending me letters for appointments the day before the letter arrives and calling me up telling me I have to come to this or that…sending me 2 sets of appointments for the same thing. Its just a pain in the ass. They seem to want to make it as difficult as possible to turn up to the correct appointments, maybe I am just being paranoid but thats how it seems from my position.
Currently they have me on a “training program” consisting of 4 sessions, one a week for 4 weeks. The first had 3 people turn up, me and 2 gentlemen of the older generation – the session consisted of us sitting there being talked to about the changes to the benefit system – universal credit etc. Now considering this was 2 days before the Scottish indyref – it seemed a bit daft to have this particular talk, as if the vote had been yes then none of what they were talking about would have applied. The 2nd session was very short… not entirely sure of its purpose but we had to describe a picture of a clown – there were 5 of us this time, same as 1st and another gentleman plus a girl in her 20’s. All sitting there stunned into silence at being asked to describe a picture of a clown. The 3rd session was supposed to have been yesterday….turned up as usual 10 mins early only to be told to “jump on a computer” as there is no training session today – the projector is broken. Awesome, didn’t feel like describing clowns today anyways.
As for the Indyref…. urgh.
I voted yes.
I stayed up all night to watch the votes come in.
I was gutted at the result.
Now we will suffer for having the balls to even have a referendum in the first place.
As a plus to this disappointing result – the Scottish population, especially the Scottish youth… are more politically engaged than possibly ever before. Thousands of people decided to join up to the various YES parties. In particular, the SNP who has trebled its membership since the indyref and the Scottish Green party – who have seen an increase of around 429%! Their membership has increased from 1178 at end of 2013 to 6,237 and still counting now…. according to their facebook page, 4,500 of those new members are just since the indyref.
I am proud to be able to count myself in that number. I signed myself up to the Scottish Green Party on Friday 19th of September 2014. The day the result came in. I just had to do something positive with that day, and the green party policies are the ones that I find myself most comfortable with.
Still waiting on my membership info, but happy to wait. Its totally understandable that they have been seriously swamped by the sheer number who have shown an interest and signed up!
Positivity out of disappointment!!!
Also, having a clothing crisis… trousers, holes in crotch area. EVERY DAMN TIME.
Fat thighs ya see.
Decided to put my fitbit back on, its been 3 weeks or so since I have even worn it because it ran out of charge and I had hidden the charge wire from myself (“tidied” away out of reach of kittens) so I had no way to charge it. Found the charge wire, got that sucker charged up and was all set to go… then this happens yesterday.
Sometime between me getting dressed to go to Triage (stress in itself as I had to decide between trousers with hole in crotch or dress/leggings combo with hole in boob area) and getting changed back into comfy stuff upon arrival home, the holder of my fitbit broke.
Now, its not an end of the world break. the holder still holds etc… but this is the backside of the clip, and those metal prongs keep snagging on my clothes! Already have a clothing crisis (nothing fits) so really can’t be tearing holes in the few pieces I have. :(
Not sure what to do about this right now, I can’t afford to replace it, my bank balance is looking very sad right now as my eldest daughter just had a school trip which cost me way more than I thought it was going to (her dad was supposed to pay half, and didn’t… plus equipment/clothing/trainers)
So, I think what I am going to have to do is either tape over those metal bits with electrical tape, wear the fitbit without the holder and risk losing it (eeeek!) or possibly crochet myself some sort of alternative holder for it….not sure which yet.
On a more positive note – kittens are getting on well :D
They had some tummy troubles, especially Lacy. Never really discovered a cause, but she had several vet trips (over £80 there) and several antibiotic jabs, as well as worming paste. Both have now had their vaccinations and will be getting sterilised in the next few weeks (its a condition of adopting from cats protection league)
I really want to get them one of those tall cat tree climbing things, they cost around £60 new but I have been trying to keep my eye on facebay – my ex got one for £15… he always gets the deals!! Urgh. lol.
They would love it, I think they are getting a bit bored, they can’t go outside until after they have been sterilised, and that is looking to be at the end of this month… then we have fireworks time, and I am reluctant to let them out for their first outside experience around that time of year to be honest….
Ella & Lacy 14 weeks old (taken 29/9/14)
Lacy & Ella – 14 weeks (taken 1/10/14) they have taken possession of this crochet blanket now.. :D