Saturday, November 10, 2007

Duvet day

Today I had what we call here in Wales a "duvet day." Which is basically a "lazy day." You know, the kind of day where you just lay around the house, not doing much of anything. So, I'm posting more because I wanted something to do rather than because I have anything worth saying. So, don't be surprised if this post ends up being one of those where I sprout nonsensical dribble. LOL!

The only thing that really happened today, is that the label maker I ordered from the RNIB shop when I was visiting Carl and Rachel arrived today. So, as soon as someone has the free time to help me, I can get braille labels on the cases of our movies and CDs, and my audio books. Then I wont need to keep asking people if I have picked up the right one.

I need to get a paper shredder. The councils are finally starting to sort out getting people to recycle, and I don't want to be just putting old paperwork in "the paper bin" because of any personal info (address, bank details, etc) that may be on it. So, I'll have to get a paper shredder so I can shred the papers first. Especially since I hav a box full of old papers that need to be sorted out.

I think everyone is trying to do the whole "let's plan a menu for the week so we can try to eat healthily" thing. LOL! My Mam has been doing the weekly menu thing since she started her diet close to two years ago. I didn't get on with diets, but I've taken to writing a weekly menu (and trying to make at least most of the meals healthy) and I know a couple of other people (some online, some in real life) who are doing the same. Apart from anything else, it makes shopping easier. I've also found it stops the annoying debate of "what do you want for dinner?" "I don't know. What do you want?" "I don't know." Which I'm sure everyone gets fed up of quickly. LOL!

We need to start sorting out sending Christmas cards before the slowness of the Christmas post sets in. Especially the ones that need to be sent half way across the world. Like the ones that need to go to my Mother-In-Law, Sister-In-Law, Niece and Nephew in Canada.

Kero doesn't seem bothered about how cold it is. We let him out last night, and when he seemed to be taking too long coming back in, Kelly went out to check on him. There was Kero sitting on the bench with his nose pointing into the wind, tail wagging like mad. LOL! Well, now I don't feel so bad for not having a coat for him this Winter (he's had a coat ever since he was about five or six months old). So, while the rest of us are freezing our toes off, Kero's just enjoying the feel of the wind in his fur. And, I swear half the times he asked to go out in the yard today it was for that reason rather than because he needed to do anything. LOL!

The drops I got from the specialist the last time I went are helping (for the most part). I'm not going to say I'm totally pain free, but I'm not in nearly as much pain, and that means I'm not waking constantly in pain. The main time my eye bugs me is when there's a lot of light, so the fact it's not all hot and sunny is probably helping too.

Last night I watched a movie called 'Captain Ron'. I'd seen the end of it before, but never watched the whole movie. It was pretty good.

Anyway, that's enough from me for today, I think.



Jayde_Bramblerose said...

its good to hear that you are all ( healthy food conciouse ) .

our pets seem to cope with this blooming cold weather.

and yes it is time to send christmas cards abroad.

i am really very pleased to hear that you are practually pain free, there is nothing worse than wakeing up in pain.

AliceKay said...

When did you learn to read braille? I guess I must have missed that somewhere along the way.

Yep, a paper shredder is a necessity if you plan to toss out important papers. I have a cheap one I bought a few years ago at Kmart. It was around $10 US, and it works well.

I'm happy to hear the eye drops are helping with your pain. I hope they continue to help you.

I think I remember the movie 'Captain Ron'. Isn't that the one with Kurt Russell and Martin Short? If it is, I thought it was a pretty good movie, too.

Tori_Z said...

Thanks for the comments.

Yes, I think it is (about the movie).

No, you didn't miss anything, I never mentioned learning braille before. I was taught to read it about eleven years ago, when I was still in school. In fact, the last two years I spent in school, all my school work was done in braille. I'm a bit rusty on some bits, because I've barely used braille in the last few years, but I remember enough. Plus my brother is sending me his copies of a book that will remind me of the bits I don't quite remember.

theteacher said...

We plan our meals for the week too. Paartly because, like you said, it takes the arguments out of things, and partly because it helps with the shopping!!! I keep wondering when to get the christmas cards out too.

KAYLEE said...

I plan meals too have too! I three times this weekend ! Hope you are well! :)

KAYLEE said...

fainted three times sorry!

Tori_Z said...

Yeah, I know you guys do the list (Carl told me). You were one of the people I was talking about, lol!

Sorry to hear that. You OK now?

KAYLEE said...

Yeah I guess so!