Hi everyone thought I would start this blog to keep track of the bits & bobs I get up to each day. I am a stay at home mum with 3 children who are in their teens & twenties. I have had Chronic Lyme Disease for at least 14 years if not more. I am constantly trying to improve my condition. I am a great fan of moneysavingexpert.com and have discovered a few ways of upping my income without too much effort

Saturday, 23 February 2013

The Rest of the Week

Thursday 21 February 2013

9.30 Up and dressed.
10.00 Breakfast: blueberries, flax & cream. Redbush Tea
10.30 - 11.30 Lidl Shopping.
11.30 - 12.30 Scanned shopping and put away
12.30 -1.30 Lunch: Homemade soup. Nuts. 81% chocolate.
1.30 -2.00 Lit the woodburner
2.00 - 4.00 Watched TV
4.00 - 4.30 Re-heated curry for OH and myself whilst DS had a pizza
5.00 Tea: Lamb curry, vegetable bhaji and 2 tablesspoons of brown rice.  81% chocolate.
6.30 - 9.30 Church Quiz
Bed: Midnight.

Friday 22 February 2013

8.30 Up & dressed.
9.00 Breakfast: Raspberries, flax & cream.  Redbush Tea
9.45  -10.45 Travelling to Mam's
10.45 Asian Food shop
11.00 - 1.00 Visited Mam Lunch:  2 corned beef sandwiches.  Indian Sweets. cup of Tea
1.00 - 2.00 Travelled home.
2.00           Lit woodburner
2.30 - 4.00  Watched TV
4.00         Prepared Tea for OH and DS
5.00 Tea: Salted Almonds.  81% chocolate. Redbush Tea
7.00  Shower
8.00 - 10.00 Began reading a novel
10.00 Bed.

Saturday 23 February 2013

8.30 Up & dressed.
9.00 Breakfast: Blueberries, flax & cream. Redbush Tea.
9.45  Travelled to attend a Wedding.
11.00 - 1.00 Wedding Ceremony.  There was coffee and refreshments afterwards.  I had a fruit scone.
1.45           Returned home, emptied bins and lit the woodburner.
2.15           Lunch: Homemade soup.  Salted Almonds.  
3.00 -5.00  Computer: submitting reports, surveys etc.
5.00 - 6.00          Tea:  Fish & chips. 

As you can see I've had a busy few days.  I am absolutely exhausted.   The effects of the walk on Tuesday showed themselves on Thursday.  I felt so tired and achey and didn't really want to go out in the evening but couldn't get out of it.  As a result of my tiredness my will power left me and I succombed to eating too much chocolate, this continued the next day whilst visiting my mum.  I went to the Asian food store to stock up on coconut oil and a few other things and ended up buying Indian sweets.  I had forgotten that they were made from milk and today (Saturday) I am suffering the consequences.  My IBS has flared up, making me feel even worse.  I feel so cold and tired that I just didn't have the energy to make something for tea tonight hence the fish and chips.  I'm hoping to get back on track in the next few days.  Thankfully upon getting weighed this morning I have just stayed the same and not put weight on, but if I continue on the downward slope this won't last for long.   OH is back at work next week and DS back at school so hopefully I'll be able to get back into some sort of routine.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Outings -Tuesday 19 February 2013

Monday 18 February

Took DS out for a meal and also visited the library.  Its nice to do something a little different.

9.00  Got up and had breakfast.
Breakfast: Blueberries, flax & cream. Cup of Redbush tea.
9.30-10.30 Callanetics
10.30-11.30 Shower & dressed.
11.30-12.30 Prepared lamb casserole for tea tonight and put it on to slow cook.  Also preped the veg ready to cook when I get back tonight.
12.30-1.30 Lunch: 3 Sausages, scrambled egg & fried onions. Mixed nuts. Cup of Redbush 
1.30 -3.30  Watched TV
3.30           Lit woodburner
4.00 - 6.00  Took DS out for tea and took the opportunity to also visit the library.
6.30 -7.00   Tea:  Lamb casserole, cabbage & mashed swede.  85% chocolate. Cup of Redbush 
7-30            Computer: Surveys, checking emails.
12 midnight   Bed.

Tuesday 19 February 2013

OH took me out for a drive today, we went up into Weardale and stopped at Wolsingham.  I managed to walk a mile very slowly.  Just have to wait and see whether I pay for it in the next few days.  I absolutely love being in the countryside looking at the wide open views, its very therapeutic.

9.30  Up and dressed.
10.00 Breakfast: Blueberries, flax & cream. Redbush Tea.
11.00 - 12.30 Weekly grocery shopping.  OH came with me this week and helped.
12.30 -1.00  Scanned shopping and put away.
1.00-1.30   Lunch: 3 sausages & salad.  Salted almonds.  85% chocolate.
1.30 -3.00  Watched TV
3.00 -5.00  Out for a drive
5.00 - 6.00  OH lit the woodburner ( I taught him how yesterday) whilst I prepared the tea.
                    OH and DS are having Slimmers World chips, chicken portion and sweetcorn.
6.00            Tea: Fish in cream sauce, celeriac chips and roasted green beans.  Cup of cocoa.
                             Redbush Tea.
7.00-midnight  Computer: surveys, MS registering & checking emails.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Half Term Begins - Friday 15 February 2013

9.15 am  Got up - slept right through the night but unrefreshing sleep.  Woke up tired.
9.30       Breakfast: Fried egg & bacon.  Cup of Redbush Tea
10.00 - 10.45  Computer
10.45 - 11.15 Callanetics: 30 mins
11.15 - 12 noon  Shower  & dressed
12.30 - 1.30pm   Lunch: Homemade soup.  Cup of Redbush Tea
1.30 - 4.00 pm   MS qualification
4.00 -4.30   Lit Woodburner
4.30           Put chips & fish goujons in oven for DS
4.45           Emptied kitchen bins
5.00           Put my Dinner in the oven
5.15           Snack:  Peanuts
5.30           Dinner:   Fish, celeriac chips & green beans.  85% chocolate. Cup of Redbush Tea
6.00            Watched TV
7.00            Got headache and had to take antihistamine
9.00            Cup of Redbush Tea
11.00          Bed

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Thursday 14 February 2013

7.50 am Cup of Redbush Tea.  Family prayers
8.00      Computer
9.00      Breakfast: Egg & bacon.
10.00    Got Dressed.
10.15    Lit woodburner
10.45    Prepped Mince and put on to slow cook
11.15    Made soup
12.00    Computer
1.00 pm  Lunch: Homemade soup.  Cup of Redbush Tea.
1.30 pm Quiet Time
2.00 -4 pm Spreadsheets
4.00 -4.30  Prepped vegetables for Tea.
5.30         Made packed lunch
5.45        Filled coal bucket
5.50        Cup of Redbush Tea
6.30        Served Tea: Mince, mashed swede, sprouts, cabbage, broccoli.  85% chocolate.  
7.00        Watched TV
9.00        Cup of Redbush Tea
10.00-11pm   Computer

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Recovering - Wednesday 13 February 2013

I'm finally on the mend.  Had to get antibiotics off the Doc in the end.  Still have a little bit of a cough and still have very little energy, but much much better than I was.  Found it very difficult to concentrate these last few days.

Decided to log my activities throughout the day so I can see where my energy is being spent.

7.50 am - Got up and had family prayer time.  Cup Redbush Tea

8-9 am   - Computer

9.00-9.30am    Breakfast:  Bacon & fried egg. 

9.30 -11.00 am - Computer

11,00-11.15 am  Cleaned toilet

11.15 - 12.30 pm - Shower

12.30 -1.30 pm  Lunch:  2 lamb chops and roasted green beans.  Cup of Redbush Tea.

1.30 - 4.15 pm Computer

4.15pm - 4.45pm - Lit woodburner

4.45pm  Snack: Salted almonds

5.30 pm   Made packed lunch for DS.  Put pizza in oven for DS

6pm Dinner - Chicken Curry and Vegetable Bhaji.   85% chocolate.  Cup of Redbush Tea

Rest of evening spent watching TV and knitting.

9.30 pm Cup of Redbush tea

Monday, 4 February 2013

Lurgy! - Monday 4 February 2013

Started feeling ill yesterday and have come down with some sort of lurgy.  Got sore throat, tickly cough, and head is all congested.   Have not felt much like eating/preparing food and definately can't attempt any exercise.  Went back to bed this morning after family prayer time.

Sunday's Menu

B: Blueberries, flax, ground almonds & cream.
D: Roast chicken, mashed celeriac, cabbage, sprouts, broccoli and carrots.
T: 2 boiled eggs.  Molly cake.

Monday's Menu

B: 85% chocolate ( wanted something soft for my throat)
L: Mug of Beef Tea.  Mixed Nuts
D: Roast chicken, mashed celeriac, mashed swede, cabbage, broccoli & sprouts.