Wednesday, 7 September 2011

A week in the life of...

Hello my little gigglers.

How are you all? Hope you are good.

I have had a hectic few days. My Romanian lodger has arrived. Her name is Diana and she is 20.  She was very tired when she first arrived and a little bit tearful but she has settled in well. My house is only a 5 minute walk from the town centre and the college she will be attending, so she has everything on her doorstep.

She has been into college this week for her induction and has met some of the other foreign students whom she is off out with today, exploring the local area. She seems very independent and sure of herself but does ask for help if she needs it.

Jack has had to have rescue meds twice in the last week. The neurologist finally called on Friday evening, so the new medicine has been decided on and now just waiting for the prescription to reach the local GP here. Should take about 5 days. One of the side affects is increased agitation, which will be no fun but usually it wears off after a while, fingers crossed.

I have finally finished my SVQ course. The local council had space for 3 carers on a pilot scheme to give unpaid carers recognition and a qualification for what they do.  I was one of the chosen as was another girl with the exact same name as me! The other lady had to drop out so Lynn and I have been the first two to do this course. I handed in my last essay yesterday and I get to graduate on the 6th October. Woo hoo!

Last week I got a call from the manager of the respite unit that Jack attends. The charity that runs the unit, Aberlour Childcare Trust are going to be benefiting from monies raised by the STV Appeal 2011  Supporting Scotland's Children and asked me if I would be willing to be in the audience of the live show that ends the appeal.

I was totally taken aback to begin with but then she explained that it would be a lot of fun and I would be like a parent representative. I said yes, so Holly and I are off on Friday 16th September to Glasgow to be on the show. I had to call on the services of Kathy and Emma to look after Jack as there is no way I could take him. Holly and I are quite excited about it. Gill, the respite unit manager, told me to put my mobile on silent, on the night, and she would text me if the camera landed on me, to tell me I was on TV. LOL

Another thing I have been asked to do this month is to be an evaluator on the panel that will consider tenders for respite services for children in our area. I am extremely nervous about this one but it will be so so interesting.  Unfortunately I can't tell you anything about it as everything has to be confidential. I can say that it is going to take up 3 whole days of my time this month starting on the 19th.

I have been afflicted by a sickness lurgy this week. I haven't actually been sick but have been experiencing waves of nausea, feeling dizzy, going hot and cold and just generally feeling UGG!  It sucks big time and I wish it would pass...quickly! I hate being ill.

Hope you are all having a great week :)


  1. OMG Lynne you are one busy lady to put it mildly. Make sure you take good care of yourself and don't get to run down to where you will be really sick. OK?

  2. Oh Lynne, such excitement going on for you amidst tackling Jack's new meds and you feeling all yucky. I hope you get some rest in and get better quickly, I can't wait to hear all about your travels to Glasgow with Holly!
    Congrats on finishing your course, you are an amazing and hugs~

  3. I hope you get to feeling better soon. That's a lot you have on your plate, and to feel sick while trying to manage everything is not fun.

  4. I hope the doctor has it right this time and Jack's meds work. What a relief for you all that would be.

    I also hope you are feeling better soon. Sounds like you are going to be a busy woman. Congrats on your recognition too! Awesome!

    Hugs to you sweetie.

  5. I gotta say that I don't know how you do all that you do. Your positive attitude and energy constantly amaze me! Hope you are better soon!

  6. How wonderful you graduated from that course and now you are off doing other important things! Good for you. I do hope you will be feeling 100% very soon.

  7. I hope you get to feeling better soon! You have so much going on and there is nothing worse than being sick to boot. Get better!

  8. Hi LyndyLou = My goodness, you sound like one very busy lady. Sorry to hear that you've been feeling so yucky. Do hope it passes soon. That sucks when you have so much to get on with. Do hope that changing the meds for Jack will help him in the long run, although, as you say, the agitation isn't pleasant to see. Take care, and try to rest WHEN you can!

  9. Lyndy I've missed you! I always think my world is upside down until I realize what your everyday is like. You are amazing. I hope Jacks new meds settle things down for him. You'll be off galavanting the world again soon and possibly be on TV. Such the celebrity! hehe
    Hope you feel better soon. You're not pregnant are you? hahahahahahaha

  10. Take care of yourself, you're going to need to be fighting fit for the next few weeks ! I'd love to know more about that council course as well, I was only chatting on twitter today (yes and hopefully you'll be back there some time) about how we wish we could get recognition for the caring work we do :)

  11. Hello LyndyLou,
    Oh, you are the world most busiest woman!!! Tiny me won't be able to have that much in my shoulders.
    Yes, truly hope the new meds are effective for Jack. My finges are crossed as well.
    Cann't figure out well about your course(^^;), but I admire your hard work!
    Please, go easy on you sometime when you can and take a rest,

    Your friend from east, Orchid.

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  13. Woman, you are amazing. On top of everything you take on a student lodger.
    All the things you are involved in sound so interesting even if you cant tell us about it all.
    Hugs for you

  14. Good health and happy days to you, Jack, and Holly.

  15. Wow, what an eventful week you've had! Best of luck with the Tv show and that pilot scheme. What a fantastic idea!

    xx Jazzy

  16. Wow!!! You are totally amazing LyndyLou and congrats on finishing your course and being chosen. Enjoy the forthcoming adventures :).

  17. Sounds like a crazy insane and busy couple of weeks you have going there....
    HOpefully they will figure out Jack's meds soon for you..
    Hey- you won a giveaway over at my place a few weeks ago and I am just now getting the chance to send stuff out...can you email me your address?

  18. Odie - I know, it's crazy at the moment!
    Sush - I am so excited about Glasgow and finishing my course. Jack's meds have been prescribed and I am just waiting for them to be delivered
    Shelly - I am much better now thanks :)
    SkippyMom - I hope so too cos it's no fun for him just now.
    Emptynester - I think I am like a Duracell Bunny! I keep going til I run out of battery power.
    Belle - I know, very cool. I get a graduation ceremony too on the 6th October :)
    Lizbeth - I know, I hate being ill! Working on it :)
    Thisisme - I know it's mental at the moment and then it will be calm for a few weeks then crazy again!
    Bouncin' Barb - LOL I better not be pregnant!!! That would tip me over the edge. Tee hee hee
    Looking for Blue Sky - The course is a collaboration between our local council, SVQ and Quarriers support group. If you want I can get you the number of the lady who came up with the idea and you can have a chat with her?
    Orchid - Busy busy busy, that's me. The course I did was on Health and Social Care
    Anon - thanks
    Mynx - I know! I have to watch what I say at the moment!
    Don - good to hear from you my friend and same to you
    Twilightgazing - Oh I will and then I will collapse in a heap for a while :)
    Colenic - Yes it definitely is! I have emailed you, thanks :)


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