I hope the day has gone well for Meldy and the Poor Relations.
Podds, is that the end of exams for now?
Amandax, how are you feeling today? I hope you don't have too many DOMS.
Chuggy, glad that you arrived safely somewhere a bit warmer - mind you, it has been glorious here today!
Took SM out for coffee, cut and filed her fingernails when we got back. Sorted out the shopping list for Friday. Put meds from blister packs (that she cannot manage at the moment) into 'dosette' boxes which are more easily opened. Returned clean washing to airing cupboard (mostly knickers and 1 tee shirt - what is she doing with everything else?). Discovered that she only seems to have 1 set of sheets so will have to get some more before removing the current ones for washing.
Staff said that they have had a call from the agency who supply carers for the friend (D). They are complaining that SM does not always leave when they are undertaking care for D (D has said that she doesn't mind, The Friend is the one who has said SM must leave!). Apparently, it is not reasonable for them to ask her to step outside for a few minutes! Of course SM sometimes forgets that she is not supposed to be there, what bit of 'dementia' are these 'trained carers' having trouble with?? They are also complaining because they are 'expected' to put SM's evening meal in the micro at the same time as D's - it seems that an extra 3.5 minutes is beyond the pale SM and D like having their meal together, it is nicer for both of them.The woman from the agency suggested that SM should cook hers in her own flat and then carry it upstairs to eat with D Perhaps I should offer to pay them for the extra 3.5 minutes...
Thanks Meldy, the bike came from Evans so, hopefully, it will be marked.
I am reposting this on behalf of a catlady friend of mine
Cats Protection (Waltham Forest Branch) are encountering quite high numbers of feral and semi-feral cats here in the leafy suburbs of London during our colony control measures (TNR).
It's not always ideal to Trap, Neuter, Return these cats as sometimes they are regarded as nuisance animals. In these cases we try to re-locate them to empathetic land owners who would oversee their care (food, water, shelter etc) in return for a significant reduction in vermin.
These cats are all neutered, FIV -ve and are vet checked before we re-locate them. We cannot guarantee their work rate, however!
If you enjoy outdoor pursuits such as horse riding, or have friends in the farming or own land that would benefit from some four legged farm hands, please ask if they could place some of these deserving creatures.
Distance is NOT an obstacle, we have an extensive network of amazing transport Angels who work tirelessly to get these cats into their place of safety.
Podds, I'm sorry you had to go in to w*rk today - it sounds totally reasonable to put in for a full day in lieu.
MC. glad the lad is home safe and sound. SB never did D of E but did have a week at CCF camp. I seem to remember someone getting food poisoning during the overnight exercise!
Speaking of SB, he phoned me earlier today. 6 weeks ago he took delivery of a posh new bike courtesy of the 'cycle to work' scheme. Today he went downstairs. found the front door open and the bike gone The house has been converted into 3 flats and the bike was in the hall, it looks as if someone didn't shut the door properly and someone else took advantage of the fact. Reported to police but frame not marked and insurance unlikely to pay out as no sign of forced entry. Still another 11 payments to make on the bike. I've told him to put word out on cycling fora and social media but it's a vain hope...
LOL Podds - I make it a rule not to perv anyone who is, or appears to be, younger than SB! No wonder you are tired, you are using up so much energy - emotional and physical - at w*rk that you have little left for anything else.
Yums, I'm glad that Dave has joined Bird's household - is he another houndie?
MC, mums worry, it's part of the job description.I'm sure your chick will be fine.
Bon Voyage Chuggy.
BFF and I went out for lunch today - MS sulked! He had been out to the Bowls club AGM and was peeved that he got back and found me ready to go out. We need to get ground rules established - he seems to think that I should sit at home waiting until he is bored enough to want to take me out. At least he knows he is being unreasonable - when it is pointed out to him!