Knight in a paw patrol jumper

Today I had the unfortunate experience of explaining (again) why shoplifting is not ok. 

Emma in her wisdom (after being told she couldn’t have a pair of pink diamanté sunglasses) proceeded to put them in her bag when I was not looking. I caught her.

I told her off and she cried and to the rescue came a small boy about the same age. Declaring he’d save Emma because he was…. spiderman. A proper little knight in shining, well, spiderman persona.

He kept asking her if she was ok and then telling me he was spiderman. He then proceeded to lead Emma to protection. At the point Emma was confused and I was trying not to laugh and little boys mum then came over.

He then declared he was off to the lift but do be careful because it’s dangerous.

Kids eh? 

Half’n’Half

I’ve been having some eye issues lately. Nothing serious but after a few days of blurry vision in only my right eye and then it becoming blood shot…. I decided to get my eyes tested. It was long overdue (2011!) 

Turns out one of my eyes is short sighted. The other? Long sighted. 

Typical!

£124 later and I have 2 pairs of glasses (thanks specsavers) and a pair of prescription sunglasses for half price.

Just another facet to my weirdness.

16 Weeks

I read somewhere recently that it takes 16 weeks to generate a habit, which is why fad diets don’t work.

So this is my 16 weeks.  16 weeks of healthy eating and daily exercise.

If I can manage it for 16 weeks without massive slips then I think I’ll be on to a winner.

In other news, I am officially back to work on Monday. and my anxiety is in check. who knew!

Yesterday, one of my best friends got some absolutely awful news. When your best friend sounds like she needs a shoulder or two, then you get on a train and give her your shoulders.

Which is why I find myself sat on a train heading north, allowing daddy and little duck to have some bonding time. 

And of course all of the most appropriate songs start playing on my Spotify.  Proper tear jerking songs.

Goddamnit Spotify.  

14

Day 14 of new meds, all good so far.  Appointment with psych next Monday to discuss, and also back to work too!  I’m looking forward to it.

In other news, I’ve been trying my hand at website building.  It was a definite learning curve, but I’m quite chuffed with the results so far. Now just need to add content and off we go!

Oh! and Emma got into her first choice school, well our first choice school for her.  Shes going to school in September! When did my tiny 6 pound girl become so big?!

Mind Our Minds

I’ve (in the last 5 months) become very involved with a new non-profit organisation called Mind Our Minds UK. Leading a team of Social Media and Public Relations volunteers.

Soon I’ll be raising money for the company too, as we aim to become a charitable organisation. 

We focus on improvement of NHS services and all staff on the team are service users too, with varying experiences of the UK Mental Health Services via the NHS.  

Please come visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. We are currently working on our website (exciting!)

We also have an Instagram account too, where we share submissions from our members. 

I feel very honoured to be a part of this organisation. 

4 days

This week sees me travelling Northbound for a training course in Doncaster.  It means that I am spending a week away from my baby (Who insists that she is not a baby, but a big girl) and my husband.  Husband I know is anxious about being a single dad for the week, not only does he have an active and wayward toddler to look after and manage, but also his job to manage as well.  I am sure he will be fine. I will miss both terribly, despite having Skype.  It’s just not the same.  Roll on the days until Friday!

In the meantime, I am sat in the Virgin 1st Class lounge, on my second cup of coffee (free) with WiFi access (free) and aircharge ports.  Not to mention free snacks too.  I have 4 days of learning ahead. I haven’t learnt in a classroom environment in a very long time.  This should be interesting.

It also means that I am getting some time to write.  After all, I have some free time, plus my muse has come for a visit. Currently, after some heavy editing, I am on 15,314 words. Only 35,000 more to go.  Maybe this year I will complete it during NaNoWriMo.  Who knows, stranger things have happened!

Black and White

Today brought me the letter from the psychiatrist following my appointment last month. 

I know what we discussed at the time but it’s something else to see it in black and white.  I’m not entirely sure how I feel right now. 

That said, it’s a start. After consulting with another psychiatrist they’re reconsidering whether part of my treatment will involve drugs, which now means a whole host of test so they can determine my baseline and be able to work out dosages if they decide they’re definitely needed. 

The also want to see The Husband to see what his experience of my moods is. Husband doesn’t like having to see doctors or visit hospitals at the best of times. 

Reminds me of 360 feedback to be honest. I wonder if there’s one for MH experiences. Hmmmmm.