Friday 5 April 2024

If there's shelf, or a box, or a pile of firewood in heaven...

Then Humbug will be purring there
Rest in peace little one


Thursday 4 April 2024

Stockroom revamp, part one

Four sets of these delightful drawers, to ease my poor back
Abi will help on Saturday, I suspect a whirlwind will pass through...


Monday 25 March 2024

Six of one, and one of many

Little Foundation Paper Pieced versions of the Jen Kingwell Wensleydale blocks, making almost no impression on the scrap basket. I'm sooooo slow with one hand not quite working. Improving slowly...
And a possible first block for the quilt I'm making as a pair with HB, this has a title (Ten Thousand Things) but, so far, not much progress apart from a lot of picking-of-fabric (one of the best bits..)


Friday 22 March 2024

Small recoverings

Not easy...


Thursday 14 March 2024



Although I note that, unlike last time, they are not offering three appointments with graduated and slowly more easy-to-move-in splints, just this one and a universal wrap-around type (which I already own). I'm supposed to wear this one for a month. I suspect I will not be doing that full-time. They were impressed that I could remember the physio exercises...

Second cataract tomorrow, then I plan to sleep all weekend...

Wednesday 6 March 2024

Next Installment of The Bionic Woman

                       Like something out of "The Beano"

Saturday 2 March 2024

Roadkill Time

 From the Ongoing Series

Unidentified Flying Vegetables - One

Unidentified Flying Vegetables - Two (Possibly sweet-potatoes)
Fingers crossed, perhaps that it won't rain too much more
And a beautifully arranged orange sock, with paper accent, at Tesco...

Sunday 25 February 2024

Self-care, Parts 1, 2, 3...

Left arm - Wish I had better veins - my cannulas (cannulae?) failed assiduously, and I only just made it with four, through my three days-and-two-nights at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital... The staff, particularly the night nurses, were astounding, the food was seriously inedible (fish pie entirely devoid of fish, and with slimy carrots) and I was very very glad to get home. Op on Monday, 5 hours in theatre as my spine was full of little broken bits of bone and I'm marginally osteoporotic, so all had to be very gently rebuilt. I have a cage in front of L5/S1 (go on, look it up) and HUGE screws. I have seen the x-rays and I'm impressed.
Right elbow. My one reasonably good blood-draw vein... Treasure Hunt? Or Mystery Tour...
Chin got scraped, this is itchy but healing. They spent a deal of time inspecting my back, too. I won't show the first pressure bandage, although I was altogether decently clad while wearing it...
Feeling old. Oxygen, catheters, drips... I do like the electric beds, though...
Saturday night, subtle and beautiful moonrise of the full-moon variety, and ice, and frost, and gentle trees...
Here again
Sunday, I feel, for the first time, not absolutely feeble, and apart from a serious lack of heating oil (it ran out while I was in the hospital and they absolutely can't do a quick fill, back tomorrow) and having to sit by the fire (not so dusty; I have lots of firewood, and people to carry it)
Tomorrow I get to go shopping and choose some tempting food, puddings, fruit, and a Cappuchino!

And, why was the noisy, demanding, miserable, did-I-say-noisy? woman left on a ward when the one who didn't want to be alone was put in a private room...?