carolq

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About carolq

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    Wolverhampton, England
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    Josh, reading, walking,concerts, films
  1. Brenda. We collected two large bags full of cooking apples 🍎 from Janine's garden and have made apple crumbles, pies for the freezer. We had an apple crumble for pudding today and I also made an apple and walnut cake which we have just had a piece each with a cup of tea. I his is disasterous for my waistline and I am going to have to start exercising and dieting or I will be the size of a horse !? the indoor golf sounded fun I saw your pictures on face book they looked good. I guess it is just a novelty once you have played you probably had had enough. We play miniature golf in Portugal As the weather there is usually warm and sunny it is a really fun time and I am pretty useless at it. . As the winner buys the ice creams afterwards it is probably a good way to save money ! hope everyone is having a good weekend
  2. Brenda. We collected two large bags full of cooking apples 🍎 from Janine's garden and have made apple crumbles, pies for the freezer. We had an apple crumble for pudding today and I also made an apple and walnut cake which we have just had a piece each with a cup of tea. I his is disasterous for my waistline and I am going to have to start exercising and dieting or I will be the size of a horse !? the indoor golf sounded fun I saw your pictures on face book they looked good. I guess it is just a novelty once you have played you probably had had enough. We play miniature golf in Portugal As the weather there is usually warm and sunny it is a really fun time and I am pretty useless at it. . As the winner buys the ice creams afterwards it is probably a good way to save money ! hope everyone is having a good weekend
  3. Sarah it seems to me that both you and Shawn lead a good life. You are certainly not nerds and everyone has the right to lead their own life without criticism as long as they are not hurting anyone. It strikes me that even if you went to see Oliver every day certain people wouldn't be happy . It is not worth wasting time on . Brenda I forgot to tell you about the great British bake off. It really was an interesting programme but the production company announced that the 7th series would be the last broadcast by the BBC they have transferred to channel 4 Mary berry refused to go with it as did Sue and MeL Paul Hollywood has stayed with the show and Prue Leith will also be a judge. So big changes are ahead with both channel 4 and BBC 1.presenting similar shows . Glad you enjoyed your day out it looks as if your disabled colleague was overlooked you usually have to mention it when booking but of course all places are supposed to provision for people with special needs Irene it would be great if taking vitamin D helps to resolve your psoriasis . This vit d deficiency is being found in lots of people. They think it is because of lack of sun and people covering up their bodies in the sun and therefore can't assimilate the vitamin
  4. Hi there Brenda yes I am still here and doing well. The fact is that as we have poppy here we have been out doing something every day so haven't had time to catch up . I am glad you managed to get sone overtime as the money is so useful I can really hope nderstand your frustration re training. It seems your managers are lacking people skills. It would drive me mad! Sarah that sounds most unfair your mother saying that you need to see your nephew more. Do you think your brother or sister in law has complained to her. To be honest it is your life and you choose what time you have free to visit. I know you have talked about Oliver and I am sure you have spent as much time as you can visiting. It sounds as if there is a lack of understanding about your own busy life and it looks like you spend a lot of time caring for and seeing family. It always hurts when you are judged unfairly and I wouldn't let it worry you. Maybe you should explain this to everyone otherwise it is going to be on your mind . Hello to irene. Hope you are ok
  5. Irene I loved your explanation about listening to josh. I agree as I haven't been either. I don't really want to listen to show tunes all the time. I don't understand what he twitters about and don't bother reading it. If he wants to keep his fans interested he needs to step up. If he just wants to be on Broadway well I can't afford to go and personally I would much rather see him in concert and singing the songs I love. Hopefully shaved as it makes him look too old but then that is just my opinion and I know many fans like the beard . Sarah you are ill of life as usual. I hope Shawns doctors appointment goes well . It is good that your brother in law steps up and cooks for you that must be a great help . Is he staying with you indefinitely? If cooking was left to my husband we would starve !!! He can boil an egg and that is it . Brenda have a lovely time playing with Colin it will be good for you to see more of him this weekend . You can relax knowing your dad is in safe hands we have Poppy staying with us for the next two weeks and we have a lot of things to do. We went to the first football match of the season today and won so that was good. We set off in thunder and lightning but it did clear! On Monday we are going to Birmingham to see Miss Saigon poppy hadn't seen it and although we have it has been re jigged so it should be new to us as well . I think she will love it
  6. Brenda have a good weekend with your father . I am sure you will find your notebook when you least expect it! We have a saying 'pin the devil' and usually you find it. St Jude is the patron Saint of lost causes so if I am desperate I will call on him! I am always losing things but in the end I find them. I have started to have a file I. My bedroom where I put things of importance. It helps a little! I don't think you are a bad wife you remembered in time and bought Alan things he really loves. That is called caring in my book. It strange to me how you all drink coffee in the USA I love my tea and drink a lot of it during the day. It is interesting how certain traditions are carried out in different countries. For some reason I thought everyone had a Sunday lunch ! It is usually the highlight of the week roast meat , roast potatoes, loads of different vegetables gravy and apple sauce with pork , Yorkshire pudding with beef, and mint sauce with roast lamb . Unfortunately it leads to a lot of washing up afterwards! Unfortunately when someone treats you to me a meal you can't start complaining as you don't want to spoil it for them. Looks as if Charlotte isn't going to be shy sh may well end up on the stage . Poppy is just like that she wants to be on tv once she gets her doctorate in psychology ;giving advice. I can just see her doing it somehow as she is very outgoing . Sarah I like ' The kings of Leon 'theyhave some good music. I think they should be great live . irene I would advise you to see Dunkirk on the big screen rather than DVD you need to get the big picture and surround sound . Hope your feet are improving for you if you expose them to the sun does that help? I guess it is having some sun in the first place as we haven't seen it this week!!
  7. Brenda I am glad your move went smoothly. Good idea to let your father get it all off his chest , we had a busy weekend had my sister, brother in law, and nephew around for dinner on Sunday. I had a leg of lamb with all the trimmings -and mint sauce of course. I had made bead and butter pudding a favourite of the men, and rhubarb crumble as that is my sisters favourite . TodY we both had our vision checked and then went to see the film Dunkirk it was really good all the critics have given it 5 Stars . Sarah loved the picture of your fire pit I know you are happy with it as well
  8. Brenda. Hope your move today goes smoothly and you can explain to your Dad how stressed you have been in the past few years and it can't continue. Something has to give and it mustn't be you ! Sarah you are having so much fun improving your home since you have been there you have such good friends to come and support you but I know you also help them so it all goes round in the end ! Irene I do hope you get to have your light treatment for your feet it must be so painful for you good job you have a big garden for the dogs to run off their energy giving you time to recover .
  9. Sarah that break in the white mountains sounds idyllic I would love yo go there it sounds like a really relaxing holiday . Brenda you really must stress to your father that you can't continue in the way that you have . With your commitment to work your own children and grandchildren plus your own husband there has been no time for you and as much as you love him it is not possible for you to continue as you have been doing. You really have to lay your cards on the table .
  10. Oh Brenda that is so sad to hear . You are doing the right thing for your father. I know how devoted those two ladies are. You couldn't have better care anywhere if they are prepared to be with him for all that time God bless them he is in good hands. Now he knows he is coming home he will be happy . The only thing is you can't keep up the level of care you have been giving unless you make your self ill . Perhaps you lay a few ground rules down will make him understand. You must have a life of your own with relaxation to be able to carry on supporting him in his own own home. So sorry you had to go through this though. You have been through a very stressful time. Be kind to yourself
  11. Brenda doesn't your dad have a mobile phone. Then you can ring him for a chat. It is not the. Same using the facilities phone. I am glad you are having some relaxation going out with a friend. That stuff the ants take back to their nest is called Nippon it is really good as they take it back yo the nest and they are all killed. Not sure if you woukd have this in USA though. Good for you getting your fridge clean. I hate doing that but I am really happy when I gave finished . I have been doing more infant school appeals this last week. It really wears me out so apart from washing and ironing I haven't done much else! Sarah I often see Malin mentioned but didn't know who she was. Did she die young ? I think it must have been before I started using jg.com you seem to be really busy all the time but I guess it is a question of work hard play hard! Irene I hope your feet respond to treatment and walking isn't too painful . Glad you are having nice weather ours is very mixed but I believe we are about to have high temperatures in the next few days
  12. Irene it makes sense to have your feet exposed as much as possible. I have seen a number of cases of psoriasis but never on the feet . They do say anxiety can start it off . My friend gets it and she said often it appears when she has had a difficult time but not always so there is really no rhyme or reason to why it suddenly appars. These auto immune diseases are terrible and don't get too much in th way of funding fir research Sarah. You seem to have had a fun weekend even getting wet didn't dampen down your spirits! Brenda I hope you got things settled today for your peace of mind . It is such a pity you couldn't have somewhere near to your home to save travelling . If you don't get any satisfaction I guess you may need to change the home although that would be the last resort. I do hope the director listens to your concerns .
  13. Oh dear that is not good Brenda. I can understand your distress . It shouldn't take more than five minutes for an assessment for them to realise he is not in the right place. You are quite right to fight your corner . If you don't he will deteriorate being around people who are not as compus mentis as your father is. Perhaps they looked at his age and made assumptions . That should never have happened . Good luck with sorting this out. Sadly I don't think this will have been a good birthday for you maybe you can celebrate at a later date.
  14. Irene I do hope you can have the light treatment before it gets any worse as surely it will be easier to contain than if you have to wait until it gets worse. I can't imagine how difficult it must feel for you to walk with the skin starts to split. Do they tell you to leave your feet exposed to enable the skin the breathe ? I must admit I have never come cross this problem in my nursing career . Brenda I really hope the transition from your fathers home to his care home goes smoothly It will take a while for him to get to know people and settle down. I am sure they will have activities for him to become involved with and hopefully he will be very happy . I am sure his friends will visit can he go to church from there?
  15. Welcome back Sarah. Glad you had a good time. Sorry the weather wasn't better but fairly typical for a summer in England ! Look forward to seeing your photos of the wedding Brenda do thank Alan for thinking of the need to boil the potatoes . I am going to have a trial run making the potato casserole next week I think Re Prime Suspect it was written by Lynda la Plante . Started in 1991 Helen Mirren plays Jane Tennison . There are seven series each story is usually in two parts in 2015 it was announced that a six part sequel was to be released in March 2017 . It tells the story of Jane Tennison when she started out as a young police constable . So I am not sure which one you are watching. The part of Jane is being played by a young actress . I also understand the first series are on Netflix ! I am glad you had a good day out. You do so many fun things in your work place. We never had anything like that. I do believe it encourages good working relationships. Have a very successful time sorting out your dad's new home and moving him. It will be emotional but I am know you are doing the right thing and hopefully he will blossom with the help and support he will receive