Smiley's wet room and other reasons to be cheerful

Once again I am feeling overwhelmed by everything that's going on, and all that I need to do.  So why am I blogging, you may ask?  I'm a carer, and I don't subscribe to the view that a carers should put their own needs last.  My physical, mental and emotional health are very important, because if anything happens to me, what will happen to my children?  Not to mention the cost of care for all of us.

So here are my reasons to be cheerful, and yes, some of them involve me doing things for me...

The wet room


It's almost finished, and it's usable now, and I can already see the benefits for both of us.  Smiley now has total privacy when she needs it for washing, dressing and toileting.  While I can now use the hoist for every transfer, so hopefully my back will finally get a chance to heal properly.



The blessed gem


It's sunny and warm in Costa Del Dublin this morning, the perfect excuse for a slightly longer run, giving me the chance to spend a few minutes in this gem of inner city Dublin:



Divergent


I only heard about this film thanks to @liveotherwise who wrote about it here.  But that was enough for me, and I'm off to the cinema shortly with my lovely daughter in tow.  I love it when blogging introduces me to new things :)



Ojos World




26 comments:

  1. I love the look of that wet room, so glad its coming together and I hope it helps you significantly. You run....why!? Haha
    I have not heard of that film. Off to google now xxx

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  2. Oo, we went to see Divergent on Sunday and it was fantastic!! Have a brilliant time!
    The new wet room looks fantastic, so happy it is all coming together for you :) x

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    1. Yes, just back from the cinema too, and it was great :) x

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  3. I am still new with the idea that wetroom is different from bathroom and or toilet! In my country its automatic for yout toilet & bath to be wetroom. Yipes Im not making any sense. Hehe. I so love your wetroom! I love the new installation. Love your run photos too! #R2BC

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    1. Yes you are making sense, and it would've been a lot easier if myself and my disabled daughter lived in a country where every bathroom is a wet room :)

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  4. Aw, that's lovely - I hope you enjoy it.

    Good news on the wet room, sounds like an improved quality of life for both of you.

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  5. Hope your back starts to feel better. Dublin looks beautiful!

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    1. I hope so too, and yes it is! Especially when the sun is shining :)

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  6. ooh so glad the wet room is now useable should make life so much easier. Costa Del Dublin does look rather lovely

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    1. It really is, though the scenery doesn't really compare with The Lakes :)

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  7. So pleased about the wet room. We saw Divergent today and I loved it, hope you enjoyed too. Mich x

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  8. Susan (Eastendmom)April 10, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    What a lovely view for your run. I was in Dublin only briefly last year - my first visit to Ireland - and will be back there in two more years. Hoping to have a much better look around on the second trip :-) And I too am loving the look of the wet room. Lovely natural looking colors in the floor - is that slate or tile?

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    1. Delighted that you made it to Dublin, and hope you will return - there's lots of hidden gems in the city like this one to explore :) Thank you for your kind words about the wet room, and the floor is tiles, chosen because they are relatively non-slip, easy to keep clean, but won't show every speck of dirt :)

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  9. I am just so glad that you find time to fit in some blogging :-)
    These are lovely reasons to be cheerful and I love Smiley's wet room!
    (I keep missing your posts and this time I was watching my blog roll but for some reason your blog doesn't update when you've written a post ;-() xx

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    1. I have the exact same problem now with my blogroll too! So annoying, as it means that I'm late seeing new posts by my favourite bloggers.... xx

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  10. Lovely on the wet room! Your pictures gorgeous-so happy that spring is finally happening. Glad you are taking some time for yourself. I hope that the movie was good-I have read the book...looking forward to seeing the film. :))

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    1. I'm reading the book now - as is my daughter :)

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  11. So glad that everything is coming together for you Candi. Lovely pictures xx

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  12. Fantastic reasons to be cheerful AND I am so happy to hear that you are also doing things for YOU! (I should have read this post for commenting on your previous one!!!). :-)

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    1. I'm so lucky that you read so many of my posts, thank you xx

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