Day 293 snow ❄️❄️❄️ and homemade meals! Yum!

I was up with the alarm at 7.40 today as I had the Osteopath at 9am in Dalry.

It’s actually quite wet snow! But the dogs were loving it.
Abbie the camper all ready to go in the snow

So the Osteopath started work on my shoulder today. I’ve had tension in my shoulders for as long as I can remember and there’s actually something quite satisfying to hear a professional tell you just how bad it actually is. He explained the muscles in that my shoulder and arm that felt solid and should be quite soft. He then uses a word that sounds really lovely and sweet… he’s gonna use a bit of “manipulation” and have we talked about that before?!? Eh no……. approaches with trepidation….

So it would appear that manipulation is code for “I’m going to move a part of your body… (in this case my neck?!?!) into a position that it’s never ever been in before and then I’m going to twist it really hard and fast until it cracks”

And then…. be slightly disappointed that it’s too stiff even to do that manoeuvre TWICE!!

So we have to keep working on other muscles to allow said area to release a bit more before performing said required manipulation. Oh good…. that’s something to look forward to then. 😳😬 roll on next Thursday………… 🙄

In all seriousness it’s not sore just a bit terrifying as it’s so unlike anything I’ve ever had done before. Had a chat with mum and as she said, this could be what I’ve needed all along. I’m looking forward to getting it fixed with as few manipulations as possible. 😆

So back home and out for an almost 10k step walk with the puppers. Of course there are pics!

She’s taking a photo again…. smile and it’ll get it done with faster
It’s actually snowing heavily but the flakes don’t show up
A gate, a spooky tree but more importantly the dry stane dyke covered with snow ❄️
A very, very old gate
These trees are so black yet covered with snow on the branches. Photo doesn’t do it justice.
Actually took the time to do the 3 separate paw prints in the snow!! Freya top left, Calaidh bottom left and Bhruic on the right. They have ice grips built in!

Their wee paw prints were all over the place today as no one else had been out much 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾

The burn has way more water in than it did yesterday. Freya wouldn’t even go down!
I feel I would not look out of place in Russia with this hood up?!?
One final gate on the way home

So I’ve been up in my “office” since just after 1pm working on a Pawsitive Puppies advert to put out. Then did my physio exercises like a wee angel/saint and then had my monthly tapping group with Shelagh and the girls!

There were 6 of us today and it was an emotional one as I was feeling really teary. We talk it through how we’re feeling then do some work around an issue that we can all relate to. As usual after this I could sleep for a week! So lovely to be able to see each other at a time when we can’t go out anywhere and to realise that we all have similar issues with lockdown.

Those of you been rambler readers for a while may remember that I’ve suggested how nice it would be to have someone cook me meals and deliver them to my door? Cooking and meal prep seems to be one of the hardest things for me to concentrate on.

Et voila… (French now?!?!? there you go!)

Our neighbours have started the Gateside Gourmet Kitchen…. home made meals delivered to the door ready to heat up…. and calorie counted!!!! What more can you ask…… let’s face it, I’m never gonna want someone to eat it for me….. 🤣🤣🤣

So we had the salmon tonight. Lovely!!

Tomorrow we have takeaway booked from the Gateside Inn. First time since before Christmas! Can’t wait for that either. Thanks to all my neighbours for helping feed me!

Craig and I have a puppy call tonight at 7.30. It’s one that I could probably do myself but the lady had some questions that I thought I might not be able to answer so this is a Specialist puppy call!

Yesterday saw the highest CoVID deaths in the UK ever at 1,564. Such a sobering thought and all the more reason to keep staying at home.

To add to it all they’re not reporting a new strain being found in Brazil.

Summarising the new Scottish rules from this coming Saturday

And in other news…. Mr Donald Trump became the first US President EVER to be impeached for a second time.

The historic moment the 217 votes needed were achieved.

2021 is definitely trying to take 2020 on and come out the winner…..

Stay safe everyone ♥️♥️♥️