Wowzers, this thread got busy!
PinkFeather and Kody Love, welcome to the forums. You've both got some good self care happening. You too Doz and Quirky, some real healthy options.
Sleepy - thanks, the wetlands walk was great. You made me smile saying you like reading what I write (and can relate), I often think I get a bit long winded for most people. Can't help myself. Glad you've had some positive results from calling the hotline. And look at you ditching a bad counsellor and standing up for yourself with pushy people. Great work.
Not_Batman, you've got to be proud of that, you're doing great. Your quip about trademarking your analogy gave me a chuckle, too, I enjoy your humour.
Monkey - pedicure is great. I haven't had anyone do one for me, but I do my own at home. Feels pretty good.
EM - it's hard work, isn't it? But you know what? The satisfaction of finding out just how much we can do for ourselves is pretty good. Not that I'm suggesting we shouldn't be able to seek help if we need it. That's... just not worth going into, for now.
So, today my partner has been doing way better. He even went out to pick up a table for our breakfast bar. That allowed a lot more room for self care.
- Set up the breakfast bar with all the coffee/tea/toast stuff. So good to have those appliances off my kitchen bench, there was barely any room left to prep meals.
- Went for a walk with my partner. Not a long one, he still doesn't have a lot of stamina, but it definitely counts.
- Played a game with my partner for a little while.
- Had some choc ice-cream and berry sorbet.