At what point will the sun notice that he has forgotten to go in? Will he tire of bathing us in his brilliance, or even, heaven forbid, use himself up… is that actually possible?!
I, for one, am happy to see sunlight all around me; the ease of minimal clothes and minimal makeup is a joy, although Gus having to wait for walks till the ground has cooled and Dan going slowly crazy with the volume of work he is valiantly trying to complete is not quite so joyful. It is so very hard working in the heat as I realised when I donned the gardening gloves and tended my bed (the planted one remember- not the bedroom one). I actually gardened for over two hours, weeding, staking and tying up my lupins, hollyhocks and foxgloves who were desperately trying to stay upright in this weather. Crikey it’s a job and a half and that was in my bikini and sun hat, not something I envisage most landscapers or gardeners to be sporting! My reward however was a beautiful vase of delights I picked which made me most happy.
As ever there’s been much occurring and along with Tom’s early summer break from college, which caught me out, life here has been motoring on.
Dan and I had our little escape to Spain for his birthday. We stayed with my brother which turned out to be fortuitous as Mark’s building work had extended and we were at least able to assist with the sort out and tidy up afterwards.
Mark has MS and is incredible at managing the difficulties that it brings, but he has limitations (if only he would realise them..) and so a big strong extra pair of hands from Dan and little sis to help with the running around was much needed.
After all this, I really wanted to look into supplement programmes, both for myself, the family, and for Mark. I am taking all sorts now and I think it’s a godsend to have the finest choices and expert knowledge here at QVC regarding the supplements.
My daily intake is making me laugh though. I’ve gone from 0 – 60 in that I once took nothing, and now I have all this!
So, from the clever team at Your Zooki, the fish oil which truly does not repeat and is super tasty and Liposomal Vitamin C in a sachet. This will be the Today’s Special Value on Friday 6th, with some delicious new flavours that taste great. I have the Peach Mango at home but have loved trying the Red Apple, the Lime and Tropical which some kind soul popped into the presenters’ fridge at QVC.
I have thrown the Vitamin C sachets in my work bag and some in my handbag so I have them wherever. No day is the same for me and routine isn’t really a huge part of life as sometimes I’m up and off to QVC and other times it’s boring chores and all the extra bits ‘n bobs that prevents a 9 – 5 kind of lifestyle!
Philip Kingsley supplements landed on my desk to try so I thought, just because my hair is good, let’s not take any chances! I’m taking the Root Complex and the Tricho Complex to help to maintain my normal, healthy hair. I’m still loving my Tweak’d hair care by the way, soft and bouncy hair makes for happy hair and happy me!
Imedeen is also a new addition as I’m at the age for it! Talking of age, I have also noticed a complete change to my body, not from the supplements you understand but from the ageing/ hormones I guess. It’s a tough one as whilst I consider myself very fortunate indeed to be healthy, it is hard as an ex-dancer I think to see such massive differences, and I would be lying if I told you it didn’t affect my mindset sometimes. I’m working on reminding myself I am STRONG and HEALTHY and so I’m working out which form of exercise I’m missing to make that all important difference. If I can suss it, rest assured I will share it with you as it appears from conversations many of us are struggling a little with this next stage bit.
Talking of not having a routine… it was a moment of reflection and realisation that Tom, having broken up from College some weeks ago was struggling with his days and weeks of, well, endless nothingness. I had raced around and secured things and was feeling pretty pleased with myself with some days out, group activities and friends to see all booked in. I transferred the calendar to a massive white board as I did last year and sat back feeling most accomplished.
I was jolted into reality when Tom was ready with teeth cleaned and shoes on one morning “waiting” for his pick up at 11 am… the trouble was it was only 8 am… that’s a long old wait. Time is a very tricky concept for Tom and he cannot tell the time but is clearly so efficient at coping and with a regular daily routine he has managed super well to get by I guess. I just hadn’t really realised how much the “in an hour” or “at 10 am” etc etc that I throw around to tell him about his day has meant totally and utterly NOTHING to him. It’s not a tangible thing you see and people with Downs Syndrome are visual learners so it has to mean something.
So… after a period of utter despair, worry and berating myself for not properly having this lightbulb moment sooner I am now going to be on a mission to work out how to help him with this and if you have any ideas they would truly be gratefully considered.
Right, I must away and pop onto QVC Beauty with Prai, we have the superb large-sized neck and décolleté cream from the Neck-Xperts themselves, then I need to locate Joe who is somewhere beavering away on his work experience week with us. I said “just smile, pay attention and ask questions and all will be well!” A perfect motto for life I think.
Have a super lovely week all of you, stay hydrated in this heat and sensible in the sun, won’t you all.
Sending much love,