22nd August 2012

Busy busy week so far.

Monday: went to the GP for my regular visit – this time regarding my red blood cells, which are apparently too large.

pm: installed my friend’s computer – I’d had to change the dead hard drive. All working now and she’s very pleased. Lovely flowers now in the lounge – delightful.

Tuesday: had a pedicure, then another blood test for these wretched red blood cells. Blood tests are not a problem for me as I have “fabulous veins” but it does mean that I tend to carry on bleeding afterwards, which is not a good look.

Today: I have hemmed a dress, which I had had to cut 4″ off, finished a small knitted thingamajig, chosen the buttons for the current shawlette I’m knitting, ordered the shopping online, ordered various gifts online, and had lunch.

Now of course it’s time for a sleep, as I get so damn tired. But the doctor phoned to say that my blood results are absolutely fine, but I am to have regular tests and may end up at the blood clinic. Which is fine.

The cat is asleep on her radiator bed, having spent almost all of yesterday outside, she’s sleeping it off today. Bless.

I’ve re-jigged my knitting projects into a more manageable size and priority, so am feeling ok about that too. The sun is trying to shine, but it keeps raining as well. British weather. You just have to deal with it. As Billy Connolly said, there’s just weather, no “bad” or “good” weather, and you dress accordingly. Yup, I agree with that.

12th August 2012

I can’t believe how quickly time flies in between blogs!

Also very surprised at how emotional and involved I have been with the Olympics. I feel really proud to be British – the general view, including mine, is that it has been a roaring success, not just medal-wise, but the organisation, the BBC’s coverage, the crowds have been wonderful, and every time somebody wins (or loses, don’t care) I cry! absolutely loved every minute of it. Watched sports I have never even heard of, and got involved with those too! the effort, the training, the sheer dedication and sportsmanship of everybody involved has been fabulous. I will actually miss it when it’s over, but am looking forward to the closing ceremony.

The weather is mixed again here – sunshine and then rain, but the garden is looking lovely as a result.  The knitting is going well – and I have changed some of my plans knitting-wise – decided not to knit some stuff, but to knit different things instead. I’ve sorted out my six lever arch folders of patterns, they’re in much better order now, re-organised my “planned projects” folder, and am very excited about it.

Turns out I don’t have rheumatoid arthritis. Well, thank goodness for that! but I still have painful swollen knuckles, so am to have an ultrasound scan to see what’s going on. The back is a bit dodgy, but manageable, the feet are a pain and I need to “man up” and organise a visit to the man who gives me the horrid injections (but not just yet . . .)

Time to go and do my ironing, including my fab new beaded top from Boden in a colour called “sunset”. Can’t wait for an excuse to wear it!