Hopefully we can say with some confidence that we will have another weekend like the one we just had. Glorious weather and sunburn abound.
In my defence I was outside for less than an hour reading a book. But it’s not the worst sunburn I have ever had.
It was a lovely weekend in the sun surrounded by friends and lots of food. Lots of BBQ as well. Puppy had a lovely time enjoying the paddling pool that we dug out for her. She spent most of the time digging in the water and drinking it.
She had destroyed her cone of shame and it was time to take it off already so that went in the bin. I think she enjoyed being outside for the the whole weekend, there was only one incident of rolling in cow poo!
Looks to be pleasant enough weather in York for next week but some rain, too. The high temperature while it’s raining will annoy me though. Won’t know what to wear! Too hot for a coat but raining so I’ll get soaked.
Woe is me.
Looking forward to going home just so I can not be here. As is always the way the week before the holiday is the toughest week. We head up to The Farm on Friday night (Friday afternoon if I can get my own way) and then we fly out of Dublin airport on the Saturday afternoon. Makes for a nice relaxing trip actually, as we drive over from Manchester to York in the late afternoon and not in the mad rush hour as we have done before.
Just have to keep thinking about the holiday on Friday. Just get to Friday.
Honest to God, bone tired. Exhausted.
I’m on something new from the Neurologist that is meant to help the chronic migraines and the constant background headache I have. Well, I don’t have the background headache, and I haven’t had a migraine for a while. But I still get a splitting pain down the right hand side of my face sporadically. This medication is in a very small dose, however it is used as an antidepressant in bigger doses. How it justifies that I don’t know as all it does is give you a dry mouth and sedate you. So is that how medicine treats depression? Sedate them all so they don’t cause a fuss? Jeez. My dose goes up 10mg tomorrow and I keep it like that for two months. Then I go back to the neurologist if it doesn’t work. If it does, well I’m on these for the rest of my life I guess. I have a haematologist appointment and an ENT one in April. We’ll see what they make of things and I also have a callback to a physiotherapist for helping my inner ear/funky brain/wonky eye issue. Which could be causing the headaches, vertigo and travel sickness.
Basically I stumble a lot, throw up and get headaches. And it’s all related to an inner ear issue that could have happened in my childhood.
I’m re-reading Raymond .E. Feist’s MAGICIAN at the moment. Loving it as always. It has been a long time since I’ve settled into a fantasy epic. I don’t get much time to read though, other than when I defiantly march to the toilets at work with the book under my arm. No one leaves you alone for five mins when you’re at your desk. Even if I have a banner up saying “I’M ON BREAK, BITCHES.”
March is busy; work and home. April is busy towards the end; wedding and friend staying over. And that’s it, for now. I need to book time off in August because I’m fucking well having my birthday off work this year. Oh and the Tullamore show is in August. OH and my parents are coming over for a week, so I guess I HAVE to book time off. Way to go selective memory.
Getting involved with a good few things this year. Let us see where 2013 takes me. Hopefully it keeps me in Ireland. At this stage I don’t think I could move anywhere else. Pretty awesome life here right now. Pretty freaking awesome.
We’re getting a puppy. We’ve seen her, and we’re picking her up on February 7th. The day we fly back from the UK. Another holiday that will fly past because of something exciting waiting at home. Last time it was a brand new car for me! This time it’s something else I can love and adore.
She’s a Newfoundland Collie cross. When we saw her she had two white socks and a white tip on her nose but otherwise all black. I’d say the white nose will go with age. She’s going to be a big dog, patient, intelligent and very gentle. She’ll steal everyone’s hearts!
It was a bit hit and miss with her to start with. When we first moved in it was very clear there wouldn’t be a dog allowed. The cattle come right up to the back of the house and sometimes even wander around the drive way. The fence isn’t substantial at all so if they wanted to, I’m sure the cattle could break through it. Electric fence or no.
We tried to convince them that we could have the dog inside. But that was the wrong way to go about it. Apparently nothing other than humans are allowed in the house. Very strange considering the amount of damage the two kids before us caused, compared to the two dogs we have had in the house since.
Then we asked if we could dog-sit for a friend of mine. The answer was yes, as long as it was in the garage. Ah ha! The garage was the key…
We struck a deal with our landlords about the dog on the Saturday night after we had chosen our puppy. They agreed as long as we kept the dog in the garage, and they were even willing to let us build a fenced off run. Not a problem! Here we were thinking we’d have to have a small dog just so we could justify having it in the house but no! Newfoundland here we come!
It was like announcing a pregnancy. We rang around to family to tell them the good news. The next weekend we came up to the farm there was dog run fencing waiting for us and some custom drilled mounting brackets. I wouldn’t be surprised either if there were dog toys waiting at home in York.
The arrival of our new family member has been welcomed warmly by everyone we know and, when the puppy is OK to meet people we will be arranging a Puppy Shower or sorts for her. I’ll not be spamming pictures of her, but if needed I will post a funny video or two should the occasion arise.