I finally persuaded OH to ring the surgery, because he's had atrial fibrillation since Tuesday. Usually it only lasts a couple of hours. He had two telephone consultations, and has had one of his prescriptions changed.
Fortunately, because his pulse rate isn't racing, just irregular, the surgery didn't seem too worried.
Not looking forward to tomorrow. We're having the caravan serviced, and because of this bluddy virus, we have to remove everything that isn't actually fastened down - not just pots and pans and suchlike, but mattresses, pillows, seat cushions, the lot. No1 Son is coming over to help, but it will be a big job, and we have to find room to put everything until next weekend, when we can put it all back in.
Things have ramped up a gear here with preparing for my little boy to start back to school next week. Apart from the date and time, we know little else including who his new teacher will be. I guess Monday will reveal all. I´m npt sure if Covid has made everything that bit harder or if the school are normally this disorganised?! It´s a change of school for us, from infantil to primary hence the not knowing a lot of things!
Judith, I don´t envy you on blitzing the caravan prior to its service. It´s great that your son is coming over to help though so hopefully it won´t be as awful as you´re imagining! Good luck!
Greetings, villagers, from mild and bright Oxfordshire. We have a mixture of sunshine and clouds.
Things got on top of me yesterday evening and I had a go at OH who wasn't listening to the news but was nit-picking what I told him about easing of restrictions in some places. I can hear the radio from my place at the dinner table, but OH is round the corner and can't hear it properly. I'm fed up with the whole situation. It's really getting me down. I'd love to have a good cry, but I'm unable to. My eyes water slightly from hay fever but that's it. Everything feels dry - eyes, skin, hair and mouth. My last check-up at the GP's was normal. I'm not looking forward to Monday, when it's mammogram time again.
OH has cleaned the Eglu and paths.
I'm going to carry on making crocheted flowers for hair slides to send to CK4, whose birthday is next Saturday. I doubt they'll get there in time. I haven't had the rest of the M&S order yet for CK4 and CK5. His birthday is five days after hers. Only two items have arrived so far, and goodness knows how long the parcel will take to reach NC. There is a US branch of the website but they do not stock everything.
My sister and her OH went to Windermere and the Ribblehead viaduct yesterday. They have certainly packed a lot into their holiday.
Chicken report: three eggs, from Dottie, Griselda and Lilith. Pearl laid a perfect egg yesterday evening.
Last Edit: Sept 5, 2020 13:42:25 GMT by Cookiepuss
Having a relaxing TV day today should have been meeting Gail for lunch but she's in Manchester at her brother's as she didn't get there until eight last night so never had time to do his shopping for him he has breathing problems so obviously has to shield.
So she was staying over night and doing his shopping today.
Don't be kind to people. Being kind is seen as a weakness
Greetings, villagers, from fairly mild and mostly sunny Oxfordshire.
I had another broken night which was unfortunate because OH and I had to get up early to go to Newbury farmers' market. I feel really tired now. YD was in a role-playing game online until stupid o'clock which didn't help. I had words with her, so did OH this morning, and YD has now told her friends that that was the last time she'll be online so late. It had better be!
This was the first time OH and I had been to Newbury since lockdown and it was good to catch up with the traders' news. The man at the cheese stall had been having radiotherapy, which has been successful, thank goodness. He looks really well now. The greengrocer was telling us about his and his OH's enjoyable short break in Bournemouth after a trying time during lockdown. Sadly he had lost a cousin to Covid-19. I have bought the last of the Discovery apples, two kinds of plums, potatoes, romanesco and regular cauliflowers, bread, pains au chocolat, cheeses, fish, smoked eel, steaks, chicken and salad dressing. I'd missed the doughnuts, which sold out early, and there were no lobsters left at the fishmonger's, though he's given me a business card so I can ring them beforehand and they'll keep a lobster for me. I didn't buy any cider because we still have most of a 3 litre box. While I was at the market OH walked into the town centre to buy birthday cards for CK4 and CK5, and some milk.
Chicken report: two eggs, from Lottie and Pearl. Pearl's egg is perfect!
Last Edit: Sept 6, 2020 14:21:01 GMT by Cookiepuss
Greetings, villagers, from cool and overcast Oxfordshire.
Can't you block her number, Steve?
OH has been swimming this morning. He left me to sleep late after my previous bad night.
YD is having her online tutorial. Only another couple of weeks until her course finishes.
After lunch I'm off to the medical centre for a mammogram. I'm not really looking forward to it but needs must.
All the M&S clothes have now arrived for CK4 and CK5. There's no way CK4's present will arrive before her birthday, the way the post is at the moment. I'll send her card separately. I still haven't finished her hair slides. DiL2 asked me to make some but a bit too late. Here are some of the flowers to go on them: tinyurl.com/yyxw3fys
My youngest grandson WhatsApp’d to say he was back in school on Friday. He enjoyed it and his next day is Tuesday (tomorrow) for two hours. I asked what he was doing and, in his words, he was playing. He is 9 years old. I said was he doing any real stuff (educational) and he said that would be Tuesday. He did seem happy to be back though
Your secrets are safe with me, I wasn't even listening
Totally agree JudithL. Seemed hardly worth bothering. One hopes there is a reason for it. Both Grandsons attend large City Schools which might be why. Our local village school appears back to normal although I haven’t been paying attention so might be wrong
Your secrets are safe with me, I wasn't even listening
My boobs were duly squished yesterday afternoon. This took some time because I am generously endowed and it takes a while to position things! The result of the mammogram is due in two to three weeks. Afterwards I picked up my prescription of BP tablets and then walked a little way along the path down to town to where there are some good blackberry bushes, where I picked enough for a blackberry and apple crumble.
CK2 wanted to Facetime me last night, and I had such a long conversation with her and ED that I didn't manage to finish the hair slides before bedtime. All the rest of the M&S clothes for CK4 and CK5 arrived yesterday. Of course more is needed by various grandchildren now that the new season clothes have come in, so I've placed another order. I'll have finished the other six pairs of hair slides for CK4 by the time that arrives.
OH took Honey to the vet this morning. Good news - she has started to put on weight, so it looks like the diagnosis of IBS was correct. We were all worried that it was cancer, though the vet couldn't feel any tumour. Honey has to finish this course of daily steroid tablets and then take them every other day for a month. After that she'll have another check-up to see if she can come off the tablets and just continue on the special gastro-intestinal diet. Slow but steady progress.
Di has rung to say that aqua is definitely on next Tuesday evening and Thursday evening, but there is nobody on reception now, and all bookings must be made by app. I have had problems downloading the app for months and had to re-register. Even now I still cannot book. Di said she has been having problems with the leisure centre app too, and she works there! Not only am I having problems with the app for the leisure centre but Messenger has been playing up on my iPhone for the past three days. I can see that I have a message but not read it. The page starts to load and then flicks back. OH is going to have a look at this laptop as well, because when I finally got on Messenger this afternoon there was a photo of CK6 playing with Sticklebricks and wearing a funny hat. I tried to download it twice. Both times it caused Chrome to crash, and the second time all my open pages disappeared and I had to restart. It is well known in my family that I am not good with technology. Things break for me.
Chicken report: two eggs, from Lottie and Lilith. Pearl laid a shell-less but unbroken egg last night - on top of the Eglu!
Last Edit: Sept 8, 2020 17:08:34 GMT by Cookiepuss