Day 96 still raining but the house finally got the lockdown treatment that the gardens’ been given up until now 🧺🧽🚽🚿🛁🧴🗑😆

The rain is just incessant…. it pretty much rained all day yesterday and all through the night and it’s still going this morning. I’m still living in my sorts and flip flops but just inside…. it seems really strange being on lockdown inside the house when we’re so used to being outside all the time.

So the poor dogs have been left to their own devices this morning…. while me and Craigie have been cleaning maniacs!!!! So much more fun when we both do it. When you bust a gut in one room it’s so cool to walk though another room that’s sparkling….. he’s a good lad 😍

The only downside is that we have to live in the van now as the house is too clean and we can’t possibly touch anything…. woe betide any man or pupper who messes up now. Woe betide…… (I had to look up the meaning of that…. I’d typed wow betide!!)

We had a nice wee lazy lunch whilst catching up on a few episodes of VEEP that we’re rewatching. much care was taken not to make any mess and clean up after lunch instead of waiting until later… how long will this angelicness last….. I made that word up too…. 😇😉

Finally got Bhru and Freya our about 2.30 when Craig went off to work and we met Sox and Gizmo in Spiers grounds. It’s pretty muddy for the first time in lockdown I reckon. Calaidh’s away out to work with Craig
Gizmo is the monster fluffy German shepherd!
Sox has the ball….
Everywhere is so dark just now as the skies are so heavy with rain… when will it end???
The burns pretty swollen with the last few days of rain – they weren’t sure to start off with
Bhru decided to brave it!!
Some wee thistles on the way back
Dull, dull, dull…. 🌨🌨🌨🌨🌨

It’s now 17.35 and it’s STILL pouring. It’s teeming down….. the weather had a head on impact to Covid-19 lockdown as I just want to lounge about and watch movies all day!

In some shock news I just made a couple of enquiry calls for Pawsitive Solutions today to see how I liked it……. 🤫 Maybe I was lucky with the two people I called but I loved it. Loved to chat to them and hear the happiness in my own voice. I’m not gonna lie, I was terrified when I messaged to say I’d like to be considered for the vacancy they have, only to be asked to make two calls this afternoon 😱….

The hardest thing was making that first call. I’m sure they won’t all be as easy as that but it was so lovely to feel a part of something with a purpose and to realise that I could do it. I’ve been completely robbed of my self confidence over the last few years, actually as I write that I realise that I wasn’t robbed of it… circumstances in previous jobs led me to doubt in myself and wipe myself out. I’ve spent the last 22 months (not that I’m counting…) trying to rebuild myself piece by piece. It’s been the hardest journey of my life but today I “ate that frog” and stepped out of my comfort zone to do something that used to come naturally to me. To chat with people, make connections, make them feel special, make them feel good about themselves and I enjoyed every minute of it.

I am however, now completely exhausted and might not be able to talk again but Craig will love that when he’s home 😆🤣

All I ever wanted was to climb the corporate ladder and be a part of senior management for a large successful company…. I climbed that ladder relatively quickly and the view from half way up made me ill….. I needed this ❤️
I just didn’t know it at the time
I knew that I should be able to do this wit my eyes shut…. I just had to keep telling myself that.
Great news for Scotland today 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿❤️
Sky News
Non essential shops opened in Scotland today! Seems to have been big queues! it’s the start of lockdown easing in Scotland.
My friend Gayle’s wee shop opened again today and she seems to have had a great first day back!! She had it all painted and a new sign up during lockdown and it looks amazing! Love this place and so proud of everything she’s achieved! She wanted a gift shop in Beith and she did it! 💜

So I just got another 2 enquiry calls to follow up! Don’t worry I won’t post about every single call I make but it’s been a big step today! I’m now gonna get dinner ready and chill….

Craig’s blanket is coming along well. Only 11 more squares to do! might even manage it for his birthday though I’ve only got 20 days to finish it… guess I’ll be crocheting tonight! The exact layout has still to be determined by himself…. not taking any responsibility for the positioning of the squares 😬🤭😉🤣


Stay safe everyone 💜💜💜