That's brill you can walk further, and kids make it really enjoyable - they have a much better way of seeing & describing nature than adults, I think. I used to take my two for fish n chips at the coast, beach-combing for shells & playing the slot machines. Nice memories.
My son visited over the weekend and cut the willow screen down to about 5'6" from 6' odd. He's doing well at his new job but has really packed the weight on. I didn't say anything as he's really sensitive to criticism, I'm just glad he's moving forward with his life. It's really reassuring to me.
I haven't heard from the council about a start date, last word was that they were awaiting 2 refs & my DBS. I rang the refs & retook my DBS in for copying, so it shouldn't be too long, hopefully.
I'm also waiting for retinal eye screening results (got blurring in my right eye), and ESA - though they did pay me last Friday. I guess they'll get in touch eventually.
My weekend job is going well, I'm covering for hols again this week.
Indoor plants are really cheap now at Wilko's, so I've bought half a dozen and also some plant holders from a charity shop in town. They look nice, funny I just feel better looking at them.
I saw the diabetic nurse again this morning and she says I should be feeling hypos because my blood sugar is low but I told her I feel fine (I've been keeping a record twice daily). "Are u eating okay?" she asked, "Yes, like a horse." "What r u eating & when?" "Er... (detailed speech about my diet - minus the cheeseburger & full English this week
) Then she said, "I think I'll change your meds to one that might cause thrush & kidney infections for a week or two to begin with, but acts on your kidneys not your pancreas..." (A thought bubble appeared above my head: "WHAT????
NO bleep CHANCE!!!!) Actually, a raised eyebrow a la Roger Moore had her saying "Maybe..."
Don't you just hate over zealous medics?
I've been out and about on my bike into town and work, but haven't been down to the lake yet.
Any road, I've done my study period (IT & Leadership skills) - passed my first word processing assessment
- so I'm going to chill out with a dvd - Prometheus, & munch a big bag of nuts n raisins.