Today is all about…September 2020

Come to the end of September, it’s safe to say the world is still fucked! And the UK government still don’t know their arse from their elbow!

Can the world please stop, I’d like to get off now.

Thought of the month: My brother and my mental illness

At the end of September, I become a little sombre as it’s my brother’s birthday, and I know the anniversary of his death is early into October.

So this month, I reflected on that and wrote one of the hardest blogs that I’ve ever written. I wanted to reflect on my brother’s death 5 years ago, and how it affected me mentally.

I only posted it recently, but it made it easier to get what I’ve been feeling over the last few years, and allow friends and family get a truer understanding on what is going on in my head.

For those that have already read it, thank you for the support that you’ve provided. It means a lot.

Music is all about…30 day song challenge

I have always been fascinated by these 30-day music challenges. Some of the options are easy, and then some you just can’t think of anything. I did try to do this once, but I got to day 7 or 8 before quitting.

As I haven’t been listening to much, apart from Kylie, I thought I would use September to collate mine and create a playlist.

30 day song challenge list

I could explain the reasoning behind picking the songs, because some have meaning/stories behind them, but not sure people would be interested in that. Maybe, that’s another blog if people are intrigued!

For now though, I hope you enjoy September’s playlist:

This month’s highlights

Work

September saw me celebrating 5 years in my job, and quite honestly doesn’t time fly?

I’ve been quite lucky (or unlucky depending on how you look at it), that I’ve been able to continue on working throughout this lockdown.

I remember when I started working for the company, I was the 4th team member in the new Manchester office. In those 5 years, I’ve watched the office grow and develop. I’ve seen people come and go. I’m now the 2nd longest-serving member in the Manchester office…by a few weeks. Does that make me the daddy of the office?

I did some reflection on my current time there and some of the stats I worked out was:

  • I’ve worked with nearly 40 companies
  • Involved with over 70 projects
  • Involved in 12 website rebuilds, where I was the frontend lead on three of those rebuilds

Exercise

Last month, I spoke about my weight issues, and how lockdown padding had brought back my insecurities.

I’ve got myself back to the gym and I have been working out to my hearts content.

I’ve also used the husby’s bike to cycle (nowhere) for 10 miles when the gym was closed for a deep clean.

On top of that, I’ve been watching what I eat. I haven’t even had any of the husby’s brownies!

Taking into account all of this, can someone please explain to me, whay I have fucking GAINED weight? My body fat has increased, while my muscle percentage has dropped, so I must be doing something wrong!

I’m not giving up though, I will continue and my body confidence will continue!

Maki

Recently, we noticed that the wee shitbag had a cough. Originally, we thought it could be a stuck fur ball, but it continued and got worse.

We then thought it could possibly be acid reflux, so bought new raised food bowls to see if that would help. Alas it didn’t.

We did quite a bit of research, and the symptoms geared towards feline asthma.

So we made an appointment with the vet to get an official diagnosis and treatment sorted.

As I wrote this at the end of October, I can confirm that Maki does have asthma, and was giving some steroids to help him breath. Since having it, he has not coughed, so we are happy about that.

We have also received his inhaler, and will start administering that in November. It’s a life long illness, so he will get it twice a day.

Things you do for your kids eh?

Septembers’s ‘Today is all about’ photos:

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