Monday, 24 February 2020

ESA meeting

Col, as soon as I saw your comment with contrite in it I just knew it was predictive text that changed it from trite.

Fortunately anything Steve orders comes from Amazon so it can always be returned.

Sally thank you, I'm glad you like the blankets.

Flis no, all the surgery can offer is a quarterly email.

Justjill self referral isn't available here.

Today was Steve's first ESA appointment, it took about 40 minutes. We had filled in a 21 page document and taken it with us. It will be passed to the processing department and they will get back to us in due course.

Steve got stuck in a loop as we arrived, he was stood in the doorway turning round and round shaking out his umbrella. I had to take it off him and pull him through the door eventually.

The meeting was fairly straightforward though the interviewer asked why we hadn't asked for PIP. I explained Steve had tried to apply but had been told to apply for ESA instead. She also asked Steve about returning to work but we explained about his fatigue, dizziness and she had seen him stuck in the doorway shaking his umbrella and I explained how he sometimes gets stuck doing something and cannot seem to move on to the next step.

We did a small shop on the way home mainly eggs, bread, fruit and veg. Aldi had asparagus and sugar snap peas on offer, I also bought carrots, swede, parsnips, mushrooms, bananas, satsumas, mango and pears. These are all for me, Steve won't eat any of that.

Stroke Club tomorrow, Wednesday we are having a step fitted to the back of the boat, Thursday Steve is helping SIL fit a fence panel, Steve will stand and point, Rob will do the work.

Sunday, 23 February 2020

A dream

Steve is a salesperson's dream. Someone only has to say "You should buy a ......" . Steve immediately wants to buy one, the upgraded one, in fact he'll buy two and pay extra to get them delivered tomorrow.

Today we received a gizmo Steve ordered, it's to boost the marina WiFi signal, £20, a real bargain. Unfortunately we don't use the marina wifi, we use Three mifi!

Wednesday to Sunday

On Wednesday i had a double appointment at the surgery, first with the Dr and then with the healthcare assistant. I do so enjoy being lectured about my weight by someone who is so fat she can hardly get through the door.

I have been told to take my blood pressure at home and email the readings in.

This brings it's own problems as Steve then wants to take his blood pressure every 10 minutes and gets anxious about the readings.

Thursday morning I reached into a cupboard and something went twang in my shoulder, Thursday afternoon I had an upset stomach, probably caused by the stress of Steve doing a very good impression of Jones the butcher from Dad's Army. He is panicking about both our blood pressure readings.


Someone came out to try to repair my cooker.

Thursday evening I suffered an allergic reaction, this was actually a good thing as I took an antihistamine and had an early night, I slept for eight hours, almost unheard of for me.

Friday  Steve's brother visited, they drove to the pub, I have them a ten minute head start and then walked Beano to meet them, Steve and I walked back.


One cooker problem resolved but there is now another one, Aargh!

Saturday I managed to persuade Steve to go for a walk with the promise of coffee in the cafe at the half way point.



Friday, 21 February 2020

Weather


We've checked the weather forecast and moved our blacking date to 30th March as a huge sandbank has formed making it impossible for boats to navigate the lock at Woolhampton even if the water levels drop.

There are also an unprecedented amount of trees down blocking parts of the canal.

Despite weather being atrocious Steve insisted we drive to the dry dock to move our blacking date. Why he couldn't just phone I don't know!

Still the roadworks and hold ups were all my fault so it gave him an excuse to rant.

Thursday, 20 February 2020

In a world

In a world where you can be anything, be kind. This is all over Facebook and it makes me want to puke!

So many of the people posting it wouldn't know kind if it bit them on the arse!

One person who is wittering on about this is my ex tenant, the one who complained endlessly about wanting a new bathroom suite, who claimed the dishwasher was broken as she wanted a red one. The one who hounded me when Steve had his stroke wanting new curtains and the lawn mowed!! 
She assumed I'd be too stressed worrying about Steve to argue.

I truly hope she meets with all the kindness she dishes out!





Sunday, 16 February 2020

Oh the weather outside is frightful.

But the fire is quite delightful.

The river has given up going round the corner of the marina and is now flowing straight across!

Steve has slackened off our ropes and checked the ropes on a few other boats too.

We've lashed shut a top box that had blown open in the wind, hopefully there is nothing missed, we advised the marina manager and he will contact the boat owner.

The wind has dropped so I may be able to watch tv later, if not I shall settle down with tea and tarot.


Saturday, 15 February 2020

Alone at last

Only for a couple of hours.

Steve met up with a friend for lunch today, I dropped him off in the town center just before 1 o'clock.

I decided to scrub the kitchen floor when I got home. It has non-slip tiles, great for safety but a bugger to clean. A wipe with a wet mop take the worst off but it needs more. It is now a couple is shades lighter. The joy of scrubbing the floor when Steve was out was that he wasn't at my shoulder telling me I was doing it wrong.

My treat for all my hard work was getting out my tarot cards and practicing some readings.

By the time Steve rang for me to collect him the rain was heavy and wind was wild, I was glad to get back home.

Friday, 14 February 2020

A Valentine treat

My lovely son in law, who is a chef has made a heart shaped beef welly, dauphinoise potatoes, roasted root veg and braised red cabbage. All prepped and ready for me to cook tonight.

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Walking

After much persuasion Steve agreed to walk along the towpath to the Butt Inn ( so named for the archery butts that were nearby ). 

Usually he will only walk one way, he likes to sit in the pub whilst I walk back to get the car and then collect him.

It took us 50 minutes to walk there, we stopped for about an hour and enjoyed a coffee and a sandwich, they do a nice selection of sandwiches and a choice of a baguette which Steve always chooses or rustic sliced bread, which I always choose. Steve has either steak or bacon. I usually have prawns in a Marie Rose sauce.

We had one minor hiccup when we were crossing the road to reach the towpath, Steve decided the traffic was traveling too fast and stood in the middle of the road waving his arms. I expect the drivers though he was drunk but whatever they thought, enough cars stopped to enable me to get him and Beano across the road in one piece.

After we'd eaten we walked home, it was a bit much and Steve was tired by the time we got back, but having managed it once I expect he'll do it again.

He has big plans for how far he wants to travel over the summer so he needs to prove he is capable.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Busy doing nothing

I can't just sit and watch tv I have to keep my hands busy. Below are pics of some of the things I have made over the past five years.












Monday, 10 February 2020

Weather

We are forecast sunshine and showers this morning, heavy rain this afternoon and the wind has dropped to 40mph gusts.

Beano has had along walk already after being cooped up all day yesterday, his choice, not mine. I'm happy to put my welly's on and go out, Beano refuses.

I've fished a few bits and pieces out of the water as we walked, matting, gangplanks, pot plants etc.

There are some trees down locally but I expect they will be cleaned soon.

DS had a busy shift as a firefighter.

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Questions.

Saraband and Jean asked a couple of questions about the blankets I make with regards to the size and what I do with them.

I thought I'd answer their questions here as well as by replying in comments in case anyone else was curious.

The granny blankets I make are about 30 inches square.

The rectangular blankets are approximately 36 inches by 24  inches.

There are two reasons why the blankets are these sizes, firstly I get bored if I make a really large blanket, secondly the yarn I use is all odd balls so I don't have enough of the same colour to make a larger blanket. In the blanket below the light blue stripes have been worked using three different oddments of yarn. But as my nana used to say "nobody's going to stop a galloping horse to check it out".

As for what I do with the blankets, absolutely nothing, they get folded up an put on a shelf in a cupboard. I crochet purely to stop me punching Steve in the head. The end result is not important!

Stormy weather

The wind is so strong even our boat is rocking and widebeams don't rock as much as narrowboats.

If there is a power cut we won't be affected as we run on a 12 volt system, if our batteries get too low we can run the engine to boost them back up again.

As we are in the marina we plug into shore power if we want to run the immersion heater or do a hot cycle in the washing machine.

I can't watch live tv as I've lowered the sky dish to prevent it getting damaged but I have lots of prerecorded programs and a few DVDs if I want to watch anything.

Steve has laid the solar panels flat to the roof too to prevent them getting damaged.

Beano doesn't want to go for a walk, even though it isn't raining hard it is incredibly noisy with the wind and he is scared.

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Cooking today.

Cooking used to be a huge part of my life

Nothing fancy, just plain cooking. An evening meal cooked from scratch every day, home made bread, biscuits for lunch boxes. Cakes for bake sales,  coconut ice and apples dipped in chocolate and colourful sprinkles at summer fair's. Cheese straws for snacks. Everything cooked with an eye to the cost. I cooked for 8 to 10 people most days as I had lodgers, foreign students staying, my nephews when they needed somewhere to stay, my kids bought friends home sometimes just for a meal, some of them stayed for months.

I miss it sometimes, I still enjoy cooking but Steve prefers a takeaway or something from a tin or packet.

This week he has chosen his own food, lunch has been a Gingsters chicken slice or a packet soup. Evening meals have been ribs or flavoured chicken pieces, nary a vegetable to be seen.

I did cook steak and jacket potatoes one evening. I put the potatoes in to cook and Steve wanted to know why I wasn't cooking the steak at the same time. I know he likes his steak well done but that was ridiculous.

Today he was supposed to be going out but it has been postponed, I'd already made my plans, I made
lemon thumb biscuits, chicken and leek tray bake,
fish pie and roasted vegetables.

I enjoyed the cooking, some of the stuff will go in the freezer, some will go to DD for her freezer.

Friday, 7 February 2020

On the mend

I'm feeling a bit better, still a bit nauseous but generally better.

I took Beano for a seven mile walk with a neighbour, I've done the shopping and put it away and had my car resuscitated after it threw a hissy fit.

The fridge is full of fruit and veg, I bought an extra bottle of milk and a fresh loaf, if storm Ciara causes any problems we should be ok. By problems I'm thinking trees down etc, not snow drifts or anything serious.

It's now time for a bit of gently crochet in front of the tv. It will have to be very gentle too as my shoulders are painful. I couldn't work out why until I remembered playing tug with the other dog on the walk.


Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Poleaxed

I have been poleaxed by an attack of diverticulitis, I'll be back soon.

Monday, 3 February 2020

Toast

One of the benefits of having repairs done to the cooker and grill means I can now make proper toast.

It's a simple pleasure but one I really appreciate.

For the past year toast has meant a long wait whilst the bread under the grill dries out before it assumes any colour.

We now have toast where the bread is brown and the bread is still squishy inside, bliss.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Started

The plan for the next blanket was blue and white stripes, to use up some stash.

Only most of the blues were greeny blues, so I've added lilac and purple too.


Finished




Saturday, 1 February 2020

And there it was

I drove Steve to Newbury this morning, an eventful journey as Steve kept telling me to get into the wrong lane, he also tried to get me to drive along a road that isn't there anymore.

I parked up and Steve went to a meeting that he'd arranged to attend. Beano and I went for a nice walk, just over a hour along the towpath.

We arrived home just in time to grab a quick lunch and then I rushed off to help at the jumble sale. As I was leaving Steve asked me to look out for a coffee pot. I arrived at the jumble sale and there was one on the table. I bought it along with a pretty black scarf with hearts on. At the end of the sale there was a single brown glove left, I grabbed it before it was binned as I lost one of my black gloves yesterday and it will do as a replacement.

Friday, 31 January 2020

Smoke alarms

I don't understand the concept of testing the smoke alarms every month.

Mine get tested every time I turn the fecking oven or grill on.

They aren't smoke alarms, they are cooking alarms!

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Will it help me sleep

The boat is full of the smell of cannabis, one of the neighbours is sitting on the front of their boat smoking a spliff.

Live and let live, it's not something I would do but each to their own.

When we travelled to Seend the year before last we passed a boat full of cannabis plants, the sides of the boat were mostly glass, it was like a floating greenhouse.

When I was a small child I spent many holidays staying with my great aunt. She had a huge garden full of fruit trees, flowers and vegetables, there were also two huge greenhouses, one was used by my great aunt the other was used by her son. He grew tomatoes, it was only recently I realised that he was also growing cannabis. This was in the 1950s, I wonder if my great aunt realised.

Towpath conversations

I was once told by a lady hire boater that I needed to hurry up and fill the lock I was operating, faster.

It seems she had arranged to meet friends in Bath the following day.

This conversation took place by the Rowbarge pub in Woolhampton, the trip to Bath would take an experienced boater with a crew 6 or 7 days.

She had never been on a boat before and her crew consisted of two small girls aged about 8 years old.

I explained that the lock couldn't be filled any faster as it was dangerous to open the paddles fully to start with. 

She carefully explained it would be quicker if I opened gates instead of just the paddles.

It is impossible to open the gates until the water levels are the same either side.

I also told her that she didn't have a cat in hell's chance of getting to Bath by the following day.

To which she replied that the hire boat company had told her the same thing, but that when she said she was going to do something, nothing would stop her.

She also informed me that it was only an hour and a half drive to Bath so obviously she could manage the journey in the boat if only people like me would work harder!

I often wonder how far she got before she realised she really couldn't get to Bath in a day.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Baby it's cold outside

The temperature dropped dramatically around 2am.

I noticed this, not because I was cold but because a cold wet nose was pressed between my shoulder blades.

To start with if he got cold in the night Beano would try to get under the duvet with us.

This is not allowed so we placed an extra blanket on top of the duvet.

Now if he gets cold his nose between my shoulder blades alerts me to this fact.

I lift up the top blanket and Beano snuggles down on top of our duvet and underneath his blanket.

Monday, 27 January 2020

Knobs

It seems I'm not the only one who struggles to park because of inconsiderate drivers.

My oven and grill have finally been repaired, a new fan and pcb plus fitting came to £300, but it was cheaper than buying a new oven at £800.

The grill now looks like a grill instead of a flame thrower and the oven will now cool down faster.

It also explains the mismatched cooker knobs, the previous ones would have melted!

The engineer who effected the repair has also sourced new knobs. Once they arrive there will be no more guesswork with regards to the oven temperature. The new knobs should line up with the temperature markings.

Parking woes

We had to visit the bank today, there is a large free car park behind the bank.

There were only four empty spaces in the car park.

In the spaces on either side of each empty space there was a large Chelsea tractor parked and each one was parked just over the white line. I could get my car in the space but I was unable to get out of the car myself. Usually I stop and let Steve out and then stay in the car but this time we both needed to go to the bank. 

There are no parking attendants as the car park is free so this is why people park so badly.

It was bloody inconvenient!

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Babysitting

I'm babysitting tonight, I wasn't looking forward to it as although I love my grandchildren dearly I slept badly last night and could do with an early night.

I've been busy today doing housework as we have visitors tomorrow and I need to be up early tomorrow because of said visitors.

Actually I have enjoyed babysitting, the children have been good and all went to bed on time and best of all I have been warm all evening, even when going from room to room. I had forgotten just how good warm feels!

Friday, 24 January 2020

Blocked sink.

The kitchen sink was a bit sluggish when draining, I wasn't worried as I'm pretty careful what goes down it. There is no trap, it empties directly into the canal.

I decided to leave it until after breakfast, this was a big mistake as Steve noticed the water was draining slowly.

Cue much ranting and raving, he insisted it would now mean a new sink and new granite countertop.

So whilst Steve measured and ranted I finished eating my porridge. He then went online to price up the cost of a new sink and of having a length of granite cut to shape.

Much muttering and raving went on as he compared one website to another.

Meanwhile I moved the washing up bowl, cupped my hand over the plughole and pressed down. I did this twice and it cleared on the second press!

Steve does like to turn every happening into a total crisis, it can be exhausting at times.

If my cupped hand hadn't worked I had various other remedies I could have tried, but the simplest is often best.

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Appendicitis

Early morning phone call from DD2, Dgd Eileen was throwing up, could I possibly look after her so DD2 could go to work.

By the time I got there Eileen was in a lot of pain and had a temperature. DD2 had phoned the Dr's and been advised to take her to the children's A&E.

So a change of plan, I took youngest dgd Suzy to school and DD2 took Eileen to A&E.

After dropping Suzy at school I went to Aldi as it's nearby, just a top up shop.

I arrived home at midday not having had breakfast or even a drink of water. Steve made me a cheese toasty and a cuppa and then we put the shopping away.

DD2 phoned around 3ish to say Eileen had not got appendicitis just a tummy bug and they were home.

It was nice while it lasted

For a few weeks there were three other female dog owners on the marina but one by one they have moved on. Their boats are still here as the river/canal is still red boarded from Newbury to Reading.

They have all gone to stay with their families until spring. They will be back in March when they and their boats will move back out on the cut.

I'll miss seeing them and having a chat. 

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Grumpy git

I'm a grumpy git today.

I flinched when I sat on the toilet seat because it was so cold.

I flinched when I washed my face and cleaned my teeth in cold water.

I got soaked through whilst walking Beano in the rain, five times.

I cleaned the oven today, sat on a cold ceramic floor.

All in all a day to make me grumpy.


Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Still

Still cold.

Still knackered.

Still walking Beano for at least an hour a day.

Still working on my blanket.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Another day done.

A trip to the pharmacy today to collect my blood pressure meds, then to the supermarket to buy milk and finally to the service station to fill my fuel tank up.

I've made two huge rice puddings for stroke club tomorrow, I also cooked a beef curry, a chicken tray bake and four baked potatoes whilst the oven was on.

Apart from that it's been dog walks and crochet. I'm half way through the second run of colours, I'm doing them in a different order each time. The blanket is quite thick so it should be with warm.



Saturday, 18 January 2020

And then he kissed me update

Thank you so much for all your kind comments especially Weaver.

It's baby steps, Steve still has regular melt downs and temper tantrums when he gets frustrated.

He'll never again be the men I married but I'm learning to love the man he has become and a few kisses and cuddles all help.

Frogging

I had to frog the blanket as the sides weren't straight. But it's growing quite quickly.


I was working on it yesterday evening, Steve looked at it and asked if I was knitting socks!!

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Rain, rain and yet more rain

We have had so much rain here the ground is waterlogged. The towpath is ankle deep in water in some places.

We managed to get a long walk in this morning in between showers but by 2 o'clock the rain became heavy and it didn't stop until after 10:30.

The water levels are so high that the boats moored near the wharf are above the armco, if the water levels drop suddenly and the boats get caught on the bank they will list and could capsized.

Walking along the canal I can see that some of the lowlying gardens are flooded.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

How to get your husband to go to bed early

No, not like that.

The weather was appalling yesterday, I took Beano for a walk as soon as we got back from stroke club and Steve topped up the fire.

We closed all the curtains as it was dismal and dark outside and it helps keep the heat in.

By 6 o'clock we neither of us wanted much to eat as we'd eaten at stroke club, baked fish, mash, peas and Mediterranean vegetables.

At 6:30 I turned on the tv, I didn't have the satellite dish up because of the wind so I looked for something in the library.

I decided to watch the Unforgotten, Steve didn't realise I was watching something prerecorded and suddenly announced that he,was going to bed. He trundled off but within a few minutes he returned.

He thought it was almost 11 o'clock but then noticed his bedside clock said 7:30!

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

And then he kissed me

Steve kissed me today, just a little peck. 

It's probably the first time since his stroke.

We always used to kiss hello and goodbye but after his stroke he started to turn away.

Monday, 13 January 2020

Done

Wheel bearings replaced.

Decaffeinated latte drunk.

New glasses ordered.

Weekly shop done.

New slippers bought.

£231 spent.

Dog walked.

Shopping put away.

Celery and cheese eaten.

Cup of tea made.

Time for crochet.

Sunday, 12 January 2020

On my hook

A blanket using autumn colours.


Boozy blackberry jam.

Three jars of boozy blackberry jam made from foraged blackberries that were soaked in vodka for six weeks to make blackberry liqueur.

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Wind stops play

Or at least it stops me watching tv as it's windy enough to stop the satellite working.


Friday, 10 January 2020

It's all over

Today is officially Steve's last working day, he hasn't actually worked since 17th October 2019 but it's still hit him hard and he's been very emotional today.

We've tried to keep busy, Beano has had lots of walks, we took the boat across for a pump out and we went for a pub lunch.

We went to the Angel at Woolhampton, it's dog friendly and they serve small portions if requested. Steve had a burger followed by chocolate brownie and ice cream and I had a half portion of  pea, mint and asparagus risotto. Both meals were delicious. Beano was very good and snoozed on the floor whilst we ate.


Chicken and vegetable tray bake



All in one dish, cooked mainly on the multi fuel stove and very little washing up afterwards.

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Another blanket finished



Crochet granny square blanket finished  size 30 x 30 inches approx, made from 2 balls of Katya Paint yarn, gifted to me.


Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Raising children

I tried to ensure my children had a good start in life.

I always lead by example, do as I do, never do as I say.

I taught them all to cook though one of my son's in law is a chef, so one DD doesn't cook often now.

I taught all of them the basics of sewing. They used to sit on the floor underneath the table and work the foot pedal of my sewing machine when I was sewing.

I read aloud to them until they started secondary school and they still all read for pleasure.

I introduced all of them to live theatre including Shakespeare's plays, they all still enjoy live theatre and one of them now does stand up comedy.

I taught them all the envelope budgeting system and one of them still uses it.

I got all of them through driving tests.

I was very blunt and honest about sex and it's consequences with regards pregnancy and disease.

I taught them all good manners.

I knocked before I went into their bedrooms.

I treated them with respect and expected the same in return.

I know I made hundreds of mistakes but fortunately they all came through relatively unscathed.

Most of all I loved them and still do.

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Monday, 6 January 2020

A bad day for technology

We don't have a smart tv, just an ordinary one. The tv is however smarter than me. The bloody thing won't change channels. I really need to read up on how to work it properly!

The other problem is with my kindle. I've always read two or three books at the same time, it depends on my mood which book I want to read at different times of the day. Suddenly the kindle decided to delete one of the books I was reading and reset the other two books to page 1, bugger.

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Keeping warm

I've really struggled to keep warm today we let the fire go out this morning so the chimney could be swept, it needs sweeping fortnightly.

Because the fire was out the boat got really cold, when the boat gets cold the table, kindle, in fact everything is cold to the touch. When the fire is re-lit it takes a long time to get the boat warmed through.

When I did manage to get warm I needed to take Beano out for a walk and got chilled through again as the wind is bitterly cold.

I cooked a roast dinner today, I used a chicken breast, Steve didn't enjoy it. Mind yup he's in a bad mood so probably wouldn't have enjoyed anything I cooked.  I did roast veg, parsnip, carrot and brussels, which he didn't like but I did cabbage for him. I also made stuffing balls and Yorkshire pudding.
I defrosted two chicken breasts on Friday and made Chinese style chicken with noodles, Saturday I made piri piri chicken with rice, both these meals were made using one chicken breast, I used the second one today for the roast.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Jumble Sale

Thank you for all your comments.

The jumble sale did me the world of good, lots of people to chat to, customers and other helpers.

I bought an Addis cereal box and some oven gloves for myself. I know there are concerns regarding plastic storage boxes but the cereal boxes I have are over 20 years old and still going strong.

I bought four single fitted sheets for DD1, she has a new child or two due in March so she may need bedding for two more beds. There could also be bedwetting problems with the new children so some extra sheets could be useful.

I also won a raffle prize, a box of After Eights.

The jumble sale is done in two shifts, 10 - 11:30 and 1:45 - 3:30. This is ideal for me as I means Steve isn't alone for long as I go home to walk Beano and get us some lunch at midday.

Friday, 3 January 2020

I tried today, I really really tried.

It was raining when Beano and I went for our first walk of the day but it brightened up by mid morning.

We went to Aldi but they had no coal, I spent £25 on milk, bread and vegetables. I have plenty of meat in the freezer so won't need any shopping for a few days now.

I sorted out my wardrobe and have some clothes to get rid of. I'm helping at a jumble sale tomorrow so I will donate them there.

I also smudged the boat, did a few more rounds of my crochet blanket and spent some time studying my tarot cards.

I'm almost back on an even keel, not happy but at least feeling less bleak. 

Unfortunately Steve has been very stressed today and I feel as though I'm constantly under pressure.

Hopefully my time at the jumble sale tomorrow will cheer me up.


Thursday, 2 January 2020

Bleak

Some days I just feel bleak, not tearful or angry, just bleak, I've been like this for a while now.

The weather is dull, dismal and cold. We had a few hours of sunshine on Christmas day but none since.

Over the last few days I've made an effort to do more than just the bare minimum, I've cleaned the fridge out, a job I hate as it makes my hearing aids whistle. I could take them out but then Steve complains that I'm not listening to him.

I've defrosted the freezer and Steve helped me move the sofa bed so I could clean underneath it.

Tomorrow I'm planning on sorting out some clothes to take to the CS next time I'm passing.

What a boring post, but unfortunately that's life.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

On my hook tonight


Waking at silly o'clock

With a panic attack as I sometimes do I decided to wander around the internet.  

Have you seen the things on Facebook, they look like a word search. The first three words you see will be what the new year contains for you.

Great, next year I'm due plif, fnug and sser.

I took Beano our for an hour and a half this morning, I cooked egg on toast for breakfast on my return. 
Half way through the cuppa I made straight after breakfast Steve asked what's for lunch! 


ESA meeting

Col, as soon as I saw your comment with contrite in it I just knew it was predictive text that changed it from trite. Fortunately anything ...