Friday, November 30, 2007

Bah humbug!!

I have to blog this as I am really fed up with how this country is turning into the nanny state. Now dialysis appears to be affected by it and maybe in some ways this isn't a legitimate moan as it isn't actually affecting our treatment. But as dialysis patients we never get any time off which includes Christmas, but the unit does move shifts around so everyone gets two days off together at Christmas and no one ever goes in on Christmas day. All fine but the one thing I like about our unit is that they try and make it as festive as possible and sometimes it can almost be like walking into Santa's grotto-ok a slight exaggeration but they do put lots of decorations up. Thanks to the health and safety police it seems like we are not going to be like that this year and they are fighting to even get a tree let alone anything else. It might be a sign of the times, but I don't know where it is all going to stop and it is like we don't have minds or personal responsibility anymore.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Long time

Sorry it's been such a long time between posts on here but life has been extremely busy. So much has happened that I really should have blogged but now it all seems so long ago there seems little point mentioning it now.
Anyway a couple of things of significance I am writing about are partly due with the lack of blogging are that my course is rather more time consuming than I thought it would be and my motivation for things is somewhat lacking. It isn't for the course as such but just well everything, and I am feeling more tired and although physically and mentally I am doing so much better I just want to veg. I don't think the time of year helps for this either as it is dreary and cold out there now, but it has struck me that maybe I feel like this because I am better. I was so physically and mentally wired to getting through the days that now I am not on red alert all the time maybe I am just relaxing a bit.
However it is impossible to relax here lately as after the sad loss of Taffy in August we have given a home to a couple of bundles of fluff and they are keeping us very busy. Here they are when we first got them 6 weeks ago:

They settled in really quickly and although you can only just see them here the following were taken on the same day as they got used to their new surroundings.

This one is called Mack and he claimed the bed very early on as his but he is very close with his sister so does share it with her too.

This photo is of Mack's sister Mabel and she is alot smaller than him but we gather more of an average size as Mack is apparently going to be a big cat. You can't really tell from this picture but she was ever so tiny when she came here and I was so scared anything would hurt her.

However both are much bigger now and have completely made themselves at home. Although they can go out now they are not keen on the concept at the moment. But I am not suprised with this weather as it isn't inviting for anyone especially kittens who are used to the warm and dry. They are pretty well behaved although like any kitten they have their moments too, especially where wallpaper is concerned but on the whole we have a couple of lovely, friendly cats.
There isn't much more news but I hope to be back sooner next time and with any luck a Christmas stitching finish too.