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Rest of Good Week incl CST Group – 2nd session
30th March – April 1st 2016
Thanks to great support and a wealth of information from my friends at Talking Point whom I now probably owe a fortune in commission payments, this was a good week.
After the bowls try out going so well Tuesday evening I was a little caught out by how tired my legs felt by the time I was on the Wednesday morning walking group. Obviously the different movements the evening before had upset them, but the walk was good. Wednesday afternoon was a second week at 10 pin and this time I stuck to just 1 ball rather than trying to keep finding, and failing, to find 1 that goes ‘straight’. I settled on a purple one as the colour was nice and the holes big enough but not too big. Kinda technical I suppose lol.
I got off to a good start, no strikes but I did manage 3 clearances in the first ‘game/frame’, if that is what it is called, and totalled 117 beating last weeks best by 12. I still came last but who cares. It was downhill from there as the remaining 2 games I got 102 then 98 but did get my first strike. Just shows how terrible all the other balls were. Ended the day shattered.
Again slept bad the night before the next CST group session but that ensured I was up good and early and on my way in good time this time. A slow cycle over the few miles and I ended up 25 minutes early. Maybe they can be deducted from the 30 minutes late on Tuesday. 8 turned up this time but one of ‘my’ guys didn’t make it so we will see next Tuesday if he comes.
The session was about sound but we started with the constants of cuppa, where are we, when is it etc questions. What is in the news and how would you describe the weather. Group singsong of jailhouse rock then we then repeated the throw the ball then answer a question about your past. I like that bit still. Then the activities which were ‘match the sound to the picture’, being sounds and pics of phone, cat, cow, lion, plane, motorbike etc. bit simple but 1 of the women could not get the sound until seeing the picture so it shows how useful it was. The next was musical bingo. Songs were played from the 20’s & 30’s nearly all of which I had heard but did not know. The others had a right ol’ sing song, so much that I often missed the words of the next one but they were having a great time and it was wonderful to see everyone so happy and be part of it. We ended up by another cuppa and jailhouse rock again and that was it. Still not sure what to make of it but enjoyed and the test will be when I have to go on a ‘NON’ day. Next Tuesday the session is about our childhoods and we have been asked to take in some pictures if we have any. All my photos got scanned in to protect family history etc so I have them only in digital form now so my challenge for the next couple of days is to grab some from the ‘cloud’, put them in a word document and print it out. If I can do all of that then the dementia would seem to be a plus not a minus. We shall see what happens. Not sure how to go about inserting stuff here but if I manage it all I shall insert the document into the ‘tumblr’ blog as my evidence, then go and have a celebration pint or two of spitfire.
Thursday afternoon and armed to the teeth with all the great and good advice from TP, I went to war with the local council about council tax and bus pass!!!! I felt good and sure about my position so was more ‘pushy’ than usual as it felt like I had the cross of the righteous with me. I threatened to just sit there until I got an appointment saying that the stress was disturbing my sleep so I may just as well stay here. The council tax is almost sorted in that they have now had a letter from the doctor and have given me an ‘exemption notice’ so a new bill should arrive shortly that may even be ZERO. What a result, thanks people! I then got them to give me a copy of the doctors letter which I used with the exemption notice to apply for the bus pass. The woman at the desk said they would be fine and accepted them as the evidence of my mental capacity. She may have just wanted to get rid of me and I cannot blame her. I would have done the same lol! All in all a great day. Now I just need to get someone to nudge the PIP people into further action as I don’t think that I can go and sit on their doorstep…..shame!
Today, Friday is fairly straight forward as is the normal for Fridays now. I cycled to the long walk start point, did the walk and cycled back. While in the library having our coffees after the walk I was invited to join another walk that is going out on a day trip tomorrow, out of town. I said thanks but no thanks as the challenge of new people AND new surroundings in 1 go may be too much. I shall join them for the next few Saturdays and do local walks that way by the time we get to the next away-day walk I will have people around me that I know. Only 1 challenge at a time seems sensible.
Watching bowls again tonight as next chance to ‘have a go’ is not until Tuesday. Not sure whether I will go tonight as I feel tired now and just watching may kill me off!
catch ya soon
these are the photos i added for the CST Group session