Friday, 18 January 2019

Busy busy

We have a busy few days coming up.

CHS went for his assessment at the rehab gym today, unfortunately even though it was a pre booked appointment they couldn't fit him in so we have to go back tomorrow.

Then, next week we have:-
 A mammogram booked for me.
 Another different assessment for CHS.   
 A solicitors appointment.
 A boat viewing.
 Two more gym sessions.
 A coal collection from DD1
 And finally the house survey.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Face ache

Not tooth ache, definitely face ache.

All along my cheekbone and around my eye socket.
It is very sensitive and sore.

It's probably stress related, things are hotting up with the house sale.

Umpteen emails asking questions.

Conveyancing assistants who send emails without the attachments that are referred to in the email.

A constant hunt for documents proving everything from my NI number to my inside leg measurement.

All this is being done against a background noise of my beloved watching chainsaw videos on YouTube!

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Freedom at last

CHS's discharge notes are in the post, finally after 4 long months we no longer need to be joined at the hip.

He has an assessment at the local re-hab gym and an interview for a taster day at the local stroke club.

I'm looking for a daytime knit and natter club that accepts boaters, some places don't, they think we are pikeys and are smelly and light-fingered.

I don't like the term pikey, I wouldn't use the term to describe anyone, but I have been called it a few times.

Well, I'm often smelly, but I smell of wood smoke  which I don't find it unpleasant.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Round and round the garden.

Well that what it felt like today!

I tried to cancel my tv license online but I didn't fit the criteria!
I live on a narrowboat wasn't a tickable option, it often isn't!
I cancelled the direct debit as I knew that would generate a response, it did.
This morning I reveal email from tv licensing asking me to phone them, so I did.
I explained that I needed to cancel my tv license as my tenant is moving out and the house will be empty until it is sold.
The person I was speaking to wanted the postcode of the tenants new address, I said I had no idea.
Then he asked if I was still intending to watch tv, I said yes, so then he wanted my postcode. I explained that I had no postcode as I live on a boat.
This did not compute, he explained that I must have a postcode to watch tv.

The conversation went round in circles, I felt like the Oozlum bird.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Is it really that strange?

My beloved is used to me using my crystals.
He is used to me using tarot cards.
He is used to me foraging.
He is used to me making soup from nettles and veg peelings.

But earlier this week I did something so strange that he is still disturbed by it.

I don't like to waste food, so when I had half a tin o baked beans left I decided to have them for lunch. I also had a bagel left from a pack I bought earlier.
I thought it was perfect reasonable to toast the bagel and heat up the beans to eat. To me it was just like beans on toast.

My beloved thinks it's the weirdest thing I've ever done!

A lethal combination

A couple of days ago CHS had a hospital appointment, I sat in the cafe to wait for him. I ordered coffee, they had no decaf but as it was mid morning I decided to risk it.

When we left we passed a local bakery, CHS loves their doughnuts so we bought one each, it's weeks since we last had one.

We then visited a friend of CHS who has recently had heart surgery, his wife kindly made us coffee, it was not decaf.

It was only after I'd eaten my doughnut that I remembered that last time it had sat leaden in my stomach for hours.

I was still awake at 3am suffering from indigestion and caffeine jitters.

Coffee and doughnuts are a lethal combination for me.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Plenty of Fish

But not many you'd want to catch and some of those you'd want to throw back.

CHS's friend visited a couple of days ago, he uses the Plenty of Fish website to meet women. He's had lots of dates but he often only meets women once as if they are not his type he doesn't believe in wasting his or their time on a second date.
A couple of them, he said, had put pics on their ad that were at least 10 years out of date.

The last one he met he really liked and within three weeks they were planning their future life together but within 3 months the relationship was very rocky, they split up recently for the fifth time and he insists that this time it's final.

Busy busy

We have a busy few days coming up. CHS went for his assessment at the rehab gym today, unfortunately even though it was a pre booked appoi...