Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wherein I ramble.......

Good grief - I didn't post anything yesterday. The world must be coming to an end. Yesterday....what did I do yesterday??? Hmmm. I took all the food collected from church to the homeless shelter, and then popped into Lidl to investigate their offers, and then went to Waitrose, which is conveniently situated right round the corner. So you can go to Lidl and save loads of money buying your food, and then go and relax and have a coffee at Waitrose in comfort.

Right. I was just getting to the dream section of Waitrose, aka the electronics section where they have kindles and laptops and all the other things on the dream list, when I realised that the leg was not co-operating. So there I was, standing near to the restaurant, like a stork, when my phone rang. Peter and Glynis calling to see if I wanted to go to Wairose with them in the afternoon. Funny they should mention Waitrose.... So, I ventured over to the queue for coffee with BOTH hands on the one stick. And as I stood there, I realised that carrying a cup of coffee or a tray was Out Of the Question. So I tottered back to the car via the veg section, pausing for long minutes to practice the breathing and the riding of the waves of pain like a surfer, and finally got back to the car. Having bought nothing.

So, I got home, had a rest and some lunch AND coffee, and then called Peter and Glynis again to see when they were going to Waitrose. And invited myself along.

I know. Sounds like I had lost the mind, but at least I didn't have to carry the tray, did I, and I thoroughly enjoyed the company and the conversation. Then I pottered round the dream section again, bought nothing, and we came home. And I made a stir fry for supper without setting anything alight.See? I am not loopy yet.

And today? Well, there was another call to BT at dawn to discuss a ridiculous email I received, telling me I was nearing the limit if my broadband allowance. This was ridiculous because I have the contract in front of me saying that I have Option 3 not Option 1 and my Option 3 allows unlimited access. Groan. I have requested an email from them saying that the first email was sent in error, because I do not want hidden charges suddenly popping up,.

And then I went to Aqua and nearly perished. It was very difficult for me because the body now feels pain in the water, as opposed to not feeling pain like Before the Flare. But I soldiered on, because I have to, and here I am. A little weary.


Oh, yes, I also decorated the Easter tree and the rest of the house too. The eggs and the rabbits are out in force. Maybe I should take a photo or two....hang on a sec.....
So I have scattered the photos through the post. The house is now in Easter mode. It will go back to Spring after Easter, of course. One day I want to get one of Ann Voskamp's son's magnificent Lent/Advent candle sets - have you seen them? Just beautiful.

The sun is indeed shining, and the kitchen is bathed in the late afternoon golden light. I love it. And you are now up to date with my totally exciting life. But then, it suits me just fine right now......

5 comments:

Becky said...

I've been way behind in blog reading and have just gone through all these that I've missed. Love the posts, love the pictures, love the flowers, and LOVE that fact that I'll see that beautiful kitchen again in a couple months.

Vee said...

You do more than many gals who have no afflictions. Now the water also means pain? What does icing the leg do? Anything at all? You certainly are an intrepid gal. I marvel at you, I truly do. You are not going to let this leg bog you down.

Linds said...

Icing does not help at all, although I have read about some cryo-whatsits which could help with pain. One day. And if I don't keep moving, the leg could distort - bend into weird shapes - and then I will be totally unable to walk. That is not going to happen. I will keep moving. You heard it here....LINDS WILL KEEP MOVING. Hah. What did the consultant say??Breathe and ride thew pain like waves. Yep. I can do that. I may look a little odd as I start breathing and stop doing anything else in the middle of a shop for example, but I am imagining myself surfing in Hawaii.......:-)

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Your house looks wonderful Linds - you've inspired me to try to find my Easter things tomorrow!!

Dawn said...

I was just going to say the same thing - you accomplish so much through your pain - very impressive. Your house looks so festive and inviting!

I am amazed also that you get a post done pretty much every day! I am lucky to get one a week, and just now posted something after about 10 days.