19 March 2019 - 19:41
Hi everyone. Well I'm just back from a couple of days away. There were four cats, and three dogs. All lovely and affectionate, they all took their turn on my lap. Were they perfectly clean? I really don't know. My love for these rescue pets overrode any fear of germs. They were lovely. I adore them. Anything on my clothes? I don't know, but I'm thinking it's okay. Without washing hands, I visited a fast food restaurant, and paid using my bank cards and touch screen. Will myself or anyone else become ill? I don't know but it has always been okay before. This is exposure response prevention, a part of cognitive behavioural therapy. I can still see my therapist sitting in his office, asking me to use the techniques he taught me. Going to a supermarket to pick up a potato, then picking up an apple. It was almost impossible to do when I first started. A lot of time and experience has passed, and it's almost down to an art now. I absolutely adore the dogs and cats. I shudder to think what is on all the stuff I've touched, and the steering wheel of the car. And I eat while I'm driving!!! There maybe germs at the petrol station... But I had to fuel the car or we wouldn't have got home. I paid there using my bank cards too... Okay? I don't know, but I'm thinking it's okay, I can't change it now. We'll give it a few days and see. What is on my computer now? I really don't know, but I'm confident that we will survive unscathed.
We had jacket potatoes for tea tonight. I just took them out of the bag, pricked them with a fork before putting them in the microwave oven. We had them with butter, grated cheese and baked beans. Real nice! Safe to eat? They have been everytime so far. My jeans have a few marks on them. Are they safe? Again, so far no illness. We'll have to wait and see won't we?
We had satnav in the car to bring us home today... A touch screen of course. .. Clean enough? Do I dare to say yes? Mmmm, maybe! ! Thousands of people do these things every day. If it was dangerous, thousands of people would be ill. This is evidence in our favour. Okay, Time to make a hot drink. God bless you for reading.