my Dad found out he had a blood clot today after having had pain for months. He is being treated for it and will have a check up in 3 weeks.
It's his third blood clot, my Mom has had four and my sis had two even though she is only 32. So we are well used to it now! It's easily treatable and he has been through much worse so I'm just glad it was diagnosed and he is being treated for it 😁
Congratulations on your contact, well done! And glad everyone's OK. Hugs
Hooray for good news!
keeps asking when I will be moving out so I feel like she (or her husband) don't really want me here. I have only been here since Thursday night. 😕
I hope you find a nice place!
Is there council housing in Eire?
There is John but only if you are on social welfare etc.!
Good news, I got offered a room this eve? Two actually so I was able to pick my preference! 😁
boring but I can't really afford to go on holidays or anything so it's kind of frustrating.
Lack of a routine sounds exciting to me. Moving out's a real headache isn't it...
Thanks all! Xx
Today I will go home to visit my family for the weekend and take a break from searching for a new place to rent for the next academic year. I am teaming up with two other teachers I met online so hopefully it'll work out! I have been taking lots of
photos and been out and about every day. I have been meeting people at meetups and spending more time with the neighbours. I am enjoying my blooming social life and getting to know Cork City better and better. :D
I'm so happy for you 😍
Thanks Rainbow U and thanks Nixi! : )
ground myself), did all my business I was getting stressed about and then contacted my sister so I would have company for the evening. I thought I might not have been in the mood but I actually enjoyed the evening a lot.
Glad your day turned around. Sisters are great (sometimes). Smart move to make an effort.
Thanks Manda Panda 😁🤗
Oh hey, I was wondering why 'KT' showed up in my feed! Also, I always wondered what the A was! :)
haha well now you know Jeff! :D
I love that on days I can lie in. I want to go out at night just for the sunrise and dawn chorus... Hopefully before the end of summer because I want to photograph the milkyway too.
Hope your tummy is feeling better. Those kinds of troubles suck.
John T, sounds great!! I also enjoy wildlife/nature photography! Have gotten more into it lately! 😁
getting a summer job so that I can earn some extra money and maybe even save enough to buy a car before the end of the summer. :D
Thanks Jeff!! :D
Congratulations! That's awesome!
Congratulations! Great to see so many things working out for you xx
Thank you Manda and Albertine 😁😘
premature as I don't know where I will be working from late August onwards. :/ . . . My attempts to lose weight have been negated by periods of a lack of self-discipline eating treats in bulk. :( Lots of uncertainty and so far my plans to travel/work
work over the summer have proved more difficult than I had anticipated as I would need a car for most of the jobs I would like to do and I can''t get a loan until I have an account open for 12 weeks, so that puts a stop on that for the moment. :/
A car would also open up my options of where to live . . . So , maybe I just need to be patient, save money and get ready to take out a loan in 12 weeks' time . . . o figure out a way to earn the money before then! ;)
No luck at three house viewings yesterday. Sore throat has gotten worse so that's a week of sore throat and two weeks of this dose in general (head cold/sinusitis).
Meeting the school principal today at midday (not so enthused but I think it will be good for me) 🙄 and haircut at 2:30pm. 😊 (Not so excited by the effort to get to the place but my hair has been bugging me a lot lately, in my eyes etc.
So it will be a relief to get it done
Do you meditate at all, KTA? Headspace has good guides for sleeping and clearing your mind when too much going on to let yourself shut down. Good luck with meeting and house hunting! Hope you feel better soon!
Hope meeting was useful and fingers crossed you find a place you like xx
Thanks all! Jeff, I don't use it! I had used it in the past as a service I was using gave me a year's free subscription but then I didn't renew the subscription after the year. Now, I find a lot of their meditations are inaccessible unless you
pay for subscription so I do meditations by the Honest Guys on Yourube for example :)
I have actuallly been sleeping much better in the last week or so. I think I just needed to calm down after the school term. :D The meeting went well with the principal. He explained how I did in the interview which I wasn't really interested in but
he gave some great advice based on his observations of me over the past 9 months. :D
I have spent the day downloading files from where I had them saved on the cloud. For some reason OneDrive wouldn't sync properly and I had deleted my local copy of all the files in an effort to see if it would speed up the laptop when it was acting
up . . . And I couldn't download the whole folder in one go because it led to errors, I think possibly because the files were saved with accents on the letters in the name because they were named in Irish. So I had to individually download files and
sometimes if I was lucky, I was able to download a folder if there weren't too many files in it! . . . Another issue, is that when I had tried to back up the Mac to a hard-drive before, the only option (without pulling some tricks!) was to wipe the
hard-drive completely. I did not want to do that as I have a back up of my everyday laptop on it already. So I didn't make the back up back when I was having issues with the laptop, I just uploaded all the files to OneDrive. . .
So now, I am uploading everything to Google Drive as I go. And I plan on sticking to my own personal storage space from now on and not moving things over to a work platform because the whole thing could happen again.
Lessons learnt: 1. Always keep a local copy as syncing from the cloud is not always entirely reliable. 2. Macs don't let you back up to a hard-drive without wiping the hard-drive. 3. Language accents can cause trouble sometimes.
Oh... It's really not easy... I remember writing my master thesis directly in Google Docs to have it accessible from anywhere without a flash disc. But finally I found out that on any other comp than my laptop it was sooooo slow I couldn't use it.
There are several ways to back up a mac without wiping the hard drive - Google it. I'm glad you learnt some lessons. We all make mistakes. Only delete local copies if you have very little space left. Storage doesn't affect speed until it's v full
Thanks huggers and Anna thanks for sharing your experience! John, great advice, thanks! I had indeed Googled it but I wasn't confident enough to try any of the options I saw. Seemed a little over my technical abilities.
You can do it. You're intelligent and more than capable!
Thanks John, on the end I just saved everything to the cloud the longer way round and then downloaded the file to my laptop. There was an issue with one of the files on OneDrive which was preventing me downloading the file in one go.
I guess I would have had the same difficulties downloading to an external hard-drive too. 🤷🏽♀️ But thanks for your help 😁
improve. I deserve it. :D I deserve to take this time to invest in myself, to make my life easier, to follow my goals and to indulge in my passions, to make time for my hobbies. Yay for me! :D haha
PS NOTE TO SELF, listening to music and writing in my diary last night helped a lot. I was lying awake for quite a while with my thoughts but after writing things out, I was able to release the emotions and fell asleep pretty quickly soon after as
far as I remember. - Try to incorporate writing in my journal more often to benefit more from this effect!
PPS The irony. The first work day since school was out and I was up and at it at 7:35am, whereas at school I really struggled to get up at 8am! :P
I guess that just goes to show it was the going to school part that I wasn't enthused about and not the getting up part!
Journaling helps me so much too. I need to revisit my opendiary.com & my paper journal.
I've never heard of those before! Thanks Manda Panda! :D (Do you mind if I call you that?)
Of course you can, KTA! 😊
in my bad mood. Also, I was really productive with my anger/anngst and did housework instead of
something destructive. So yay for progress I suppose! 🤷🏽♀️
just found out that a medical device I bought but couldn't have inserted has the expiry date this month. There was a mix up at the clinic the last time so the doc told me different info to what the other doc and nurse had told me. So I came ready for
insertion only to be told we couldn't go through with it until we got some other test results back. Those test results are still not back so I have to buy a new device for about €130 even though it was the clinic's fault really.
If they had had the info correct, ai could have done it either immediately or else waited for the test results, then have bought the device and THEN have had it inserted.
Good news: principal invited me to meet him to get some feedback and I am getting hair cut, conditioned and blow dry on Friday before night away with the guy I have been seeing.
Whew! That is a lot going on. I'm glad you have good news. A hair cut always feels good.
Thanks for that comment John! I guess I am! I try to be there for my friends when it counts the most!
whoops that comment was meant for another post! . . .Thanks to all for hugs and Manda, yeah you're right! It does always feel good to take care of yourself and get a hair cut! And mine is so long and in the way right now (I wear it short on my head
not more than a few inches long) that I don't want to be seen by other people with it like this! haha! So I think it would be good for my confidence to get it cut ASAP!!
input those results onto our online system and write comments so that the reports are ready to be sent to parents. . . Still, I'm glad I have this much done. . . Now to bed. I;m so wired I don't think I will be able to sleep though. Too much going on
in my brain.
them tonight so that I don't have it hanging over me tomorrow on the last day of school. I want to be able to just relax between classes. We will have a staff night out tomorrow night and maybe people will start celebrating earlier. I don't want to
be the one not able to join in because I;m stressing trying to meet the deadline. I already was tonight as some of the girls met for drinks and I couldn't go.
mind. I'm not looking forward to the uncertainty of job searching, looking for a new place to stay (I need to get out of the place I'm currently staying)
Still having weird symptoms on and off that can be debilitating. No word from doctor about test results. I will call tomorrow because it has been over 2 weeks by this stage I'd say.
I was with my friend yesterday because she asked me to see her but then she asked me to leave. I fear she is having a psychotic episode but at least her sister picked her up and she is going home so hopefully she will get the proper help she needs.
I'm still worried about her. It was hard to see her crying her eyes out and in that state in general. It was upsetting when she asked me to leave and spoke rather gruffly to me. It was hard to leave her alone but I didn't want to stay against her wil
I waited until her sister arrived outside the apartment complex so I could speak to her before she went in to Sharon. At least I did all I could . . .
Good luck with the job KT. You sound like a good friend.