I have not been around to visit today - I have this slight problem with a) a knee which is seriously driving me crazy and b) work stuff I have had to take care of. The good news is that my appointment with the consultant has been moved forward a week. This is excellent. The fact that it is over a month since I did the (initial) damage is another story. Do not ask what further damage I may have done. Lalalalalalala..... I do not want to know.
Yesterday, my friend Julia arranged for me to go and have highlights and a hair cut for free!!! So that was a real treat and the grey is banished for a few months at least. She gets free hair treatments for her family as part of her work, and as she has no family nearby, she asked if she could bring a friend, and they said of course. So that was me. Now we just need the rest of me made-over and fixed up and we will be ready to run. Well, metaphorically speaking.
I went back to the doctor today because the knee is worse and very shaky. So now we have a prescription for anti-inflammatories as well as the pain killers. And he said no exercise and rest on the couch again. This is after the physio said exercise. All advice is contradictory and it is doing my head in, people. He also said absolutely NO to flying anywhere. So I have been in a funk on the couch. I wanted to go and sit in my sister's garden and rest. And he said no. I tend to lose my sense of humour when people say no to me.
But Katherine popped in with Morgan, the flying dog, to visit, followed by Margaret bearing new lettuce plants for my garden, so life is good as well as mediocre. We will attempt to focus on the good parts. I said attempt. Miracles are not abundant round here.
So I won't mention that the book I ordered from Amazon a month ago is still lolling about in some American warehouse somewhere and will not be here till the end of August, they inform me. Nor will we mention that I have run out of potatoes. We will instead tell you that my favourite rose of all time is in bloom - Alpine Sunset. It smells like heaven. And there are more buds too! I have a photo but it is on the camera and the camera is in the lounge and I am not.
What else good can I relate......
The babes excelled at sports day yesterday. Bekah won 2 races, Mims won one and Chris came 3rd in one. A triumph!
Simon's leg is slowly healing in hospital.
Summer holidays start tomorrow.
It is not raining.
I am surrounded by people who love me and care about me.
See - life is good. So why didn't I plant potatoes at home too????