Friday, 17 April 2009


I got up at a reasonable time this morning. 
Which my Dad promptly took the mickey out of me for. He knows that I generally can't get up before about 10am/11am. So for me to phone him just after 9am was a bit of a shock for him.
I had a shower, which I found a bit of a struggle. I have been told that social services would be able to sort out taking our bath out and putting in a shower with a seat for me. I am finding it harder and harder to get my legs over the bath. I have a bath seat so I am able to sit down but I still have to stand to get under the water and wash my hair etc. It's probably worth talking to them about it. I just feel guilty that we need it, but we couldn't afford to do anything about it at the moment and there is going to come a time when showering is going to be really hard work. I didn't realise keeping clean could take so much effort!
I then stood around while Dad cleared our front garden of a load of rubble that was in the way. I felt guilty then too. I hate watching other people do things which I should be able to do myself. But Dad wouldn't let me help
The trouble was that because I had had my shower, which involved standing and then I was standing about with Dad, my poor legs were in a right state and I still had work to contend with. 
The front garden is looking great now though. I have some pictures which I will upload on here. 
I did manage to complete my shift at work although I was really tired. I thought at one point I wasn't going to be able to keep my eyes open. I kept yawning too, which is not good in front of customers!! I have another shift in the morning too, but including that one, I only have seven more shifts before the holiday - yay!!!!

Here are some pictures of my pots, including a couple of Kit Kat, who really wanted to help with everything and when that wasn't possible she decided to play hide and seek under my wheelbarrow planter!!

Isn't she just adorable!!


  1. Hi Amelia,

    Your garden looks good.
    Take care.

  2. I would not feel guilty at all. You need it and they've said they will provide it. Now it is on to the matter of making sure they do it promptly. I usually hate the term: The squeaky wheel gets the oil~ but it is somewhat true. Call and call again. There are plenty of people getting things they are not very in need of & you need this. No guilt involved.
    Kit Kat is spunky; great shot. ~Mary

  3. Ah, Kit Kat is so sweet hiding there! Big kiss on the nose for her.

  4. The garden looks wonderful and what a beautiful cat you have.

  5. Thanks everyone!
    My cats are my babies & I'm proud to show them off to anyone!!
    And thanks for the kind comments about my garden, I'm trying very hard to get it to look good!!

    Amelia XxXxX