Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Holidays, Volunteering and Alcohol Moderation

Hi all!

I haven't updated for THREE months, yikes!

Over the past 3 months I've been on holiday, started volunteering and for the most part moderated my alcohol intake...YAY!

My husband's side of the family live in South Australia and each year one of the family members organise a family get together. Hubby and I have been unable to attend in recent years due to lack of funds. This year, we were able to attend due to a generous offer of a place to stay and funds to pay for out tickets. We managed to surprise most of the family and had a wonderful two week break in Adelaide.

Hubby and daughter

Hubby and one of his many brothers

Hanging with friends

KB and Niece

I hope you enjoy the photos and I'll update regarding the volunteering and alcohol moderation tomorrow.

Love KB

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

I'm Still Here

Hi my friends,

Sorry I haven't been around but for a while I was struggling a little with moderating my wine intake and recording my thoughts in private and on a new blog I set up.

I feel like I'm getting to grips with this moderation thing so I plan to start sharing again shortly.

Photo Source: Pixabay

Hope you are all well.

Love KB

Monday, 22 February 2016

The Good, The Bad and Coco's Vet Bill

I haven't blogged for about a month and I must say I've been really slack in all departments. 

Negative stuff

·        Gained weight
·        No exercise
·        Ate lots of yummy things … icecream, pizza , potato chips
·        Stuck to my drinking goals or blew them completely depending on the day
·        Didn’t find a job

Positive stuff

·        Exercised this morning
·        Restarted using myfitnesspal yesterday and remained within suggested calorie  intake
·        Stuck to my drinking goals last night
·        Feeling extra motivated to find a job to pay off Coco’s huge vet bill

That’s all from me today folks.

Love KB


Saturday, 20 February 2016

Coco's Health Scare

It's been a tough couple of weeks in our household as Coco has been seriously ill. Hubby and I knew there was a problem when Coco didn't eat for a whole day. She kept something down the following day but then spent the early hours of the morning vomiting. When she started vomiting up blood, we knew something was seriously wrong.

We took her to our local vet and she could see by looking at the colour of Coco's gums that there was a problem The vet took blood from Coco and hospitalised her for the day. The results showed that Coco's platelet count was really low (the lowest she'd ever seen) and her condition was critical. Basically, Coco's immune system was destroying her healthy platelets which are needed to prevent bleeding. This means that a small cut or even bruising could be fatal. We picked her up from the vet and took her to the overnight vet hospital for monitoring.

She stayed at the vet hospital for another couple of days but thankfully we were able to take her home with us in the evenings. She had to undergo a blood transfusion (the vet used her own dog, AMAZING) and has been taking several medications.

Her latest blood test has shown a huge improvement and she has started to generate platelets again. She's not out of the woods yet but we are optimistic.

I've missed you guys and I'm pleased to say I will be blogging on a regular basis from today :)

Love KB

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Taking A Break

Hi my friends,

Job Club starts up again next week, so I'll be in job searching mode. I've decided to take a break from blogging and make my blog private during this time.  As you know, I wear my heart on my sleeve when I blog and I don't want this to affect my job prospects.

I may consider making my blog  'friends only' in the future but at this stage. my blog will be private from next week.

If you'd like to stay in touch, you can contact me via the following methods...



Email - krazyblonde1@hotmail.com

Thanks for all your love and support. I'll be back.

Love KB

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Years my friends!

All is well in our household. Today I had my 3 monthly check up with my doctor.
I’m really pleased that my blood pressure is within the normal range, (I have a history of high blood pressure). The doctor reckons that reducing alcohol and lowering salt intake have been factors in this result J

Photo Source: Pixabay

I have gained a little weight but that wasn’t a surprise to me. I’ll be working on that over the next few months.

That’s all from me today.   

Love KB


Monday, 28 December 2015

A Lovely Christmas

Hello my friends,

Hubby and I enjoyed a wonderful Christmas. It was just the two of us this year. We ate yummy food, and watched Christmas movies. I also spent a lot of time reading in the sunshine.

Photo source: Pixabay

I’m pleased with my alcohol consumption over the holiday; I overindulged a couple of times but nothing like I would have in the past. I’m going to continue to monitor and reduce my alcohol intake as I have been doing.

My next goal to work on is losing weight. I picked up a copy of ‘New Zealand Calorie Counter’ for free by cashing in my flybuys points. Hubby and I bought a digital scale for weighing our food and we both signed up for ‘myfitnesspal’. Using these tools we can calculate how many calories we are eating and how much exercise we are doing.

I’ve updated ‘myfitnesspal’ for the past few days and hubby, Coco and I completed our first walk since the holidays this morning. So far, so good.

How was your Christmas?

Love KB

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