April.

 April 1st

Well not a good night for me. Awake a lot with pain, very hot at times, even though it had got colder after the heatwave we had earlier on in the week. I do not feel right today, far away and so exhausted.

3rd

Sorted out all my crystals after me buying my new ones last month. I polished them with a glasses cloth, very shiny now and they all look good.  I took it steady and stopped when my hands started began to shake or feel strange. It is nearly all done, just the last two shelves to do, not much on them, bigger things. I move one ornament and I dropped it on the crystals that were on the floor. Smash--- the pig broke and left two orphaned piglets,  plus a duck that lost its feet and wing. Everything else was lucky. Andrew thinks he can mend them both so the baby pigs will get their mother back.  Andrew did manage to mend them both you can hardly tell they were ever broken.



5th

What a difference, so cold 3C with a wind chill factor around zero, northeast wind. Last week's temperature was up to 23C. So cold on the common today I was pleased when I got back into the warm. Summer does not seem to feel the cold so much, so she was fine. She needs a trim so she has a very thick long coat at the moment.

Balance not good today and still the far-away feel. 

Managed to get the letter from my Doctor, this time everything good. Just a few more bits to sort out then the document can be on its way to PIPS.

A bit of snow today did not settle.

7th

My friend John is here again to help with the last few bits for PIPS. Lindsay is writing a letter as well. 

Not too bad a day, tired as usual it's the sort of tiredness that stops your brain from performing even the slightest task. Pain as well from at least one source. If RSD does not get you me something else will, I can be almost certain of that. 

8th

Summer's hair cut today Maxine said Summer did have a lot to cut this time. 


Doing her best Eeyore impression

Be for hair cut she looks sad but does like Maxine a lot. She says Summer is the best dog she grooms.

Summer was very good and did not fall asleep or slip off the table. After over an hour she was finished, next nails, then done. She looks cutter, smaller, and whiter. 

All smiles now - more like Tigger

All the hair that came off.

I let her have a rest and a chew then she had a bath. Even whiter now and smells so sweet.


After her bath very tired now.

Posted PIPS letter so wait and see now, I have done all I can.

9th

Sharp frost cold again but nice in the sun on the common. Summer and I enjoy our walks very much.

All so very calm on there and peaceful. Some days I see a lot of friends, others no one. Summer likes to see her friends too. In fact, most are Summers friends.  

Not a good day for me, very shakey and cold a lot of the time. Not hungry either so not a lot of food eaten today.

10th

Doing a bit more of the puzzle not going the best. I can not get the sky right. Most pieces fit in two places, making it very hard to know where the right place is for them. I will finish it but when??

Chinese for tea, chicken balls, chips, and curry sauce for me. Indian for Andrew and Paul. Very good it was too I really enjoyed it, probably a little too much as I was very full. I was pleased though because as I said, I had not eaten much for the past few days.

11th

A  very cold start to the day, snow I think later.  Managed to get the sky done on the puzzle so very pleased. Lindsay and Jamie-Lee came round in the afternoon. We played Monopoly. Jamie-Lee was not happy today in fact quite mardy. Nothing seemed to please her.

 I have had nerve pain and rash on my shoulder and neck for a few days, very painful and sore. Feels like sunburn and nettle rash all at the same time plus the pain as well. Lindsay put on some cream for me and that helped cool it a bit. 

Lindsay left and we had tea.  Indeed it did snow later quite a bit, big flakes falling against the dark sky. Very sharp frost when I went to bed and biting cold. Summer was not out very long be before she went to bed, maybe she felt the cold after her trim.

12th

Nerve pain not as bad tonight and my shoulders not as hot and sore, I am very pleased. Writing my blog and hopefully going to do a bit more of the puzzle. 


13th

Finished off the puzzle I was doing at one point I did not think I would finish it. As soon it is possible it can go to the charity shop with any other bits. I have put in a note saying how hard it is and frustrating.

 

It was a very nice picture but so hard to.
 

Summer is having a bit of trouble with her back right leg, she is carrying it very stiff. I have massaged it so hopefully, that will help. 

My legs late at night were very painful as well, at one point I had a wheaty bag on my knees to try and calm down the nerves. Helped a bit but the pain still there, I raised up the chair leg bit, which gave me terrible spasms all the way up both legs. Whatever I did it solved one problem but gave me another.

I went to bed around 4am still in more pain than usual but tired. I was awake a while then an exhausted sleep took over. Glad the day was over tomorrow has to be better. 


14th

Woke up at 8am the pain seemed to have gone a bit, So pleased. Cleaned up downstairs. Moving around is a lot better for me than sitting. So that is what I try to keep going not possible a lot of the time, but I try.   


15th

Up early again changed bedding got it washed and dried. Sorting out the other ornament cupboards. Ironing is done. I then shredded last time's PIPS forms as they will not be needed duplicate copies sent to Paul.


16th

Got up put my feet to the floor and pain from my left hip and lower back.  Hopefully, I will walk it off but every step hurts. Lifting my leg just to walks is so painful with spasms as well. With RSD it seems there is always pain somewhere. The extra tablets do not help much apart from getting to my stomach and upsetting it. Did not get any better throughout the day. Not having too good a time at the moment.


18th

What a lovely day, warm and no cold wind a beautiful Spring-like day. Lovely on the common, Summer ran around like a little pup. Hip a little better so long as I take it easy. Lindsay and Jamie-Lee came round on their bikes. Gave Jamie-Lee the little chick I knitted for her with some sweets. She loved the chick and said it was cute.

 



 Cute I think and Jamie-Lee thought so too.


20th

Another sunny day Spring must be here. Brushed Summer another good lot of fluff off her. Very tired today, I think the last few day's pain and less sleep have worn me down. Having a rest day doing a bit of knitting. Harry Potter, nearly finished it, had to redo the trousers as too small. I think he is a bit fatter than the pattern. Too much stuffing I think, soon redone. These fitted well Sometimes I think the pattern can be a bit out or I did the legs too long. Got the face and hair to do and scarf. 


21st

Repotted three of the inside plants as getting too big for the present pots. Tiding up in the shed the gardening bits. The stands for my coins have come and they look pretty good. I put a coat of wax on them. Andrew is going to help me put them in the cupboard. I think it a good idea after dropping the crystals last time.  Hopefully, we will do it tomorrow. There is still another two coin display stands to come so it will not get finished yet. 


22nd

Frost to start with, I was up before 8am. Soon warmed up and we had a lovely walk with  Pat and Milo. A lot longer walk than we are used to so Summer was very tired when we got back.

Andrew and I put the coins in their stands and they look good. You can now see the coins as they should be shown not flat as I had them. I am sure when the other stands come they will look even better. Thank you, Andrew. 




24th

Lindsay and Jamie-Lee came round late afternoon. Jamie-Lee had got her glasses she is very proud of them.  

Jamie-Lee trying on her new glasses at opticians.


Suey.


Suey their dog has not to bean too well and Lindsay thought the worst. Turned out better than she thought a stomach infection, so a few Antibiotics and she should be as good as new.

25th

Now finished Harry Potter for Jamie-Lee to take to a school friend. I think he looks good. I am sure she will too.

First-year at Hogwarts.




26th

Ordered some Kindle books off Amazon, eight books most free, 79p total cost. I now have over a hundred books on my Kindle. The one I am reading at the moment is about the very first space flight. The race between the Americans and the Russians. The story behind the flights and the families. A good read but long. I like to read shorter stories and a lot of children books. 

28th

Not too good today, a lot of pain in my back and hips, yes both. Properly bean leaning on the left side too much, usually the bad side. The neck is painful too with pain shooting up to my head. I have taken many tablets but not had much effect. I know this will go as it came but sure makes you feel bad till it does.



Again another mixed month for me. A lot of people are getting excited about the pubs and shops opening. I think I have just got used to being home all the time with Summer. I did not go out much before though. Spring is here, and the trees are all of a sudden are green again. Very good to see you after the last few months. Getting warmer too well some days it is. Hopefully better things to come this year, for all of us. 

As usual all my best to you all,
Love Gill.






March

 March 3rd  


Doing a bit more of Puzzle I managed to finish it. 



Andrew and I watched another Starship rocket launched. This one did everything it should and landed, but it caught fire after a few minutes then exploded.

Lindsay is not too good but with rest, she will be alright I think. She had more done this time so it will take longer. Radio Therapy and the usual pain block. Hopefully, it will help and be worth the trauma she is going through.


5th

Started another puzzle, the same set as the last one. Just as hard but more colour to this one, so a bit easier on my eyes to do. 

I do not feel right today a lot of pain. Balance is not good either. The pain I can not break free of, its got me a vice grip. Please let go RSD.

6th

Happy birthday Jay-Jay 17 today where has the time gone?  Lindsay and her family are all around for a Chinese tea. 

Lindsay is not too good, she had a bath be for she came and it has taken a lot out of her. She was asleep a lot of the time even eating her tea. I know what that is like being so exhausted that you can not function at all. Apart from that everyone had a good time and it was good to see the boys again. Jay-Jay brought round his girlfriend Amy as well, I have met her be for. She looked after Lindsay very well while here and helps her a lot at home when she is not able to help herself.


A wet start to the day, Summer and I went down Sincil Bank instead of the common. There has bean a lot of rain so the common is like a mud bath again.

Lindsay called in to pick up Jamie-Lees Ipad that was left on Saturday. Lindsay looks and sounds quite a bit better now, but still has a long way to go be for she is right. I said to her it will be all worth it if the treatment works. 

I still have a lot of extra pain as well, this is very draining and not fair but RSD does its own thing.


9th

What a lovely start to the day, sunny windy but not cold. Two lots of washing so they should dry well.

Another not-good day regarding pain and balance lack of sleep does not help either. Getting by on around 4-5 hours of sleep a night is not good. Nerve rash on my shoulders through pain, its very sore and at times itchy too. 

Washing mostly dried so that's good, smells lovely too.


10th 

Cleaning up downstairs today.  

Did a bit more of the puzzle going OK- but a lot of the bits look right until you try to put another bit to it and it does not fit? so which bit is right? Till you get more bits that look the same then you can get it sorted right. I think it's one of them puzzles that if you do not give up on the first 2-3 days I think you can finish it.

My friend John is helping with another claim for PIPs as the last one was not granted.


11th

Bit more of the puzzle done going a bit better now a few gaps closed up. Still, a long way to go but I will complete it. 

Not knitting at the moment as my hands are not the best and my brain a bit mushy or that's how it feels.

Radio 1- Scott and Chris are doing a laughathon for 24 hours. This time slightly different from the last one 2 years ago. More guests and more jokes this time. They are raising money for Comic Relief. 


12th

Scott and Chris have still on-air despite being tired and slightly giddy, mixing up words. They carried on raising more money, going to 28hours then collapsed well nearly. They were all DJ out, off home to sleep I think.  So far they have raised over £2500, a lot of money in 24 hours. I listened to a lot of it too, late night and early morning. The jokes got a bit more adult after 9pm. I think it was better than the one they did 2 years ago. It was Chris's birthday today as well.  

13th

A lot of nerve pain today with a rash on my shoulders, hot and sore. Trying very hard not to rub or scratch it. Hopefully, it will go soon but always returns.

Wayne sent me some Mother's day presents. He said I could open the parcel today. The card will be here Monday.

Some bed sock that I wear all the time, they are soft, warm, and not tight on my legs. Also without shoes, something I do a lot. they do not slip on floors. Also some truffles in a very pretty tin, also a baby shark soft toy. This is a joke between Wayne and I.

 


15th

Lindsay and Jamie-Lee, came round with 2 cards one from her, and one from the grandchildren. They stayed a while having tea as well, a Chinese very nice. I enjoyed it very much, as not eaten much all day, so was ready well ready for it.

Andrew made me a coaster the first one of this kind he has made. Very nice as with all things he makes.


Andrew's mat.



16th

Radio 1 Scott and Chris have raised over half a million pounds for Comic relief. What a great total for them, the listeners are very generous.

Cleaning up today. My friend John will be here later to do the PIPS form with me. Just waiting for letters to come from various people.

17th

Went on my bike for the first time in 2 and a half years. Went OK apart from the chain coming off. I tried to do it myself but could not. so I came back home and Paul did it. After that things went OK. Andrew asked me how my wrist was. I did not even think about it while riding it was only a short distance around 2-3 miles so a good starter ride. I went to the Remembrance Gardens to see my Mum, Dad, and brother Phillip. Put some daffodils on the stone, Mum used to like them very much, Dad too. Also went to see past next-door neighbours Mr and Mrs Lambert in a different part of the crematorium. I enjoyed the bike ride a bit wobbly at first but safe. 

20th

A dull start and cold as well. I felt it on the common. A nice walk with Summer as usual playing with her ball. 

I have bean buying a few cut glass crystals ornaments on the internet. I have had money put aside so I thought why not. I need to put them all in the cabinet after a polish and dust. When they are all done I will show you a picture of them. I need to wait for a few good days, as a lot of time my hands are not good and  I would drop them. 

22nd

Awake early 6am so a very short night, Bed last night gone 3am. I tried to go back to sleep but no that was it. I was hot and itchy so I got up. A sunny morning on the common early Summer having a good run around today. Maybe it's Spring on the way.    

23rd

Another short night, this time Summer did not settle so it was gone 4am when I went to bed. No more barks from Summer after this. 

People say how do you manage on so little sleep? The answer I do not know. At times it catches up with me and I will crash out, even while doing things, like playing a game on the computer. The next thing I am aware of is, nearly falling off the chair. I think my body just stops as it can no longer go on.

24th

Paul has put up my rug I made plus Wayne's present from Disneyland.





 Lindsay here with Jamie-Lee, who was supposed to have a blood test, but it did not go well. She has to go back at a later date.

Jamie-Lee played with the Sylvanians and watered the garden as well. Summer was close to the hose pipe, she did get wet but she always does and enjoys it too. 

Rang up to see if the letter (PIPs) from my Doctor was ready. They had no knowledge of it, I put it through the letterbox, where does the letterbox go?? They will ring me tomorrow after looking and asking other staff there to see if it can be found. 

 25th

I took another letter as it was nowhere to be seen. I made sure the lady I spoke to over the phone dealt with it. There is a time when PIPs documents have to be in, this has already bean extended. I spoke to my Neurologist and there is a letter on the way they are a bit behind with letters. At least they did not lose it. Hopefully next week all things will be put right. 

Hot and shuddery today stomach bloated as well. 

26th

I have a water infection, so not good today I have got ANTIBIOTICS so hopefully, this will help.  Quite a few accidents as not getting to the toilet in time. l did some intense research into RSD and infections in the bladder are quite common and can be quite bad. A rest day I think and just try to keep the pain down with extra tablets.

 28th

Not as much pain today but oh so tired. I just want to curl up somewhere and relax. Not much chance of that. 

30th

A very warm and nice day. 21C later on. 

Went to have my B12 and while there I asked about my letter from Doctor Hindosha. The nurse looked and said it had bean done and would print off a copy off for me. I walked home and had a look at the letter and some details were wrong. I rang them up and after a talk, the receptionist said bring it back and I will get the Doctor to alter it. Back to the Doctors this time I went on my bike, the first time I walked, The receptionist I spoke to had gone for lunch so had to give it to the desk. Just hope the letter gets back to Doctor Hndosha so it can be put right. 

Got home and did a bit more of the puzzle going a bit better. I think the more bits I fit in the easier it gets, till I hit a slump. I will finish it... of course, I will.

31st

Went out to a shop first time in ages, felt like an adventure going on my bike. I am pleased I am able to ride it again. A lot quicker than walking. So good to be some different than the common. Got a present for my friend Debbie plus a few other things. I went down every aisle and got a few ideas for later things.

Bit more puzzle done only a few bits left, so should finish it tonight. Oh no some of the bits do not fit. I did have only 6 bits left, but now 20. Determined it will be done tonight.

Mexican for tea a chili burger and wedges for me. The best ones I have ever had from a take-away meal. Usually, they are dry and overcooked these were perfect. Paul did actually order fry's but wedges came, quite pleased they did. 

After tea started again attacking that whats it feels like now and this one I thought was easier than the last one. A brighter picture as you can see, but just as hard as the last one. Does not help as no proper picture on the box. 


All done just the last one of the set now to do. I will finish you as well, then charity shop for someone else to get frustrated.



The temperature rose to 23C in Lincoln so a summer day very nice after the cold and rain earlier in the month.


Well, here we are at the end of another Blog, still in lockdown a year later. Better things are on the way, so we can look forward to happier days very soon. 

Quite a mixed month but better than some. Water infection not good but caught early so soon responded to ANTIBIOTICS. Summers on its way so warmer days soon. This helps my RSD and most other suffers. Hope things are good with you all and soon we will be free. All the best to you Love Gill.


To finish off the month- Summer very fluffy, she needs badly needs a trim, so next week she will be cut.

  

Cute little Summer.


Febuary.

1st

A slight frost, a very nice day on the common. I think there is snow on the way. Just a morning for a run if only but I have not ruled it out yet. Wait and see, it might happen, it has bean so long- I might not enjoy running anymore. But I think I will but, not at the level where I was though. If I could just go out and enjoy a run it would be great for me. Having RSD is not an easy life to have, and most people look at you as if nothing is going on- till the flare-ups and seizures begin. RSD can just hide its self very well to others but not me.

Put washing out and got on with the day's things to do. Tea was late as I was doing January's blog, published that then tea fish chips and peas. 

Early hours of the morning Andrew came down and said when did you last go outside. I said around tea time. Around 2 inches of snow had fallen, so white and crisp. Summer went out and you could see she was very excited, she loves snow. Unlike Snowy he hates anything wet and cold. He was not in the shed so probably at home nice and warm. The walk this morning was a treat for Summer with all the snow quite deep on the common in places I think there had bean a bit of drifting. Some children were sledging and having fun. 

2nd

Around 7.30 Summer barked and I came down, Summer shot to the back door and there was Snowy crying and lifting up his front paws. He looked at me as if to say what's this? he was not amused. I put him in the shed drying his feet and he settled down.  I went back to bed as only bean there a short while. When I went outside to see to Snowy. I did not have anything on my feet. When I heard him crying I thought he was hurt so got out there quick. My feet were ice cold. once in bed, I thought should I put them on Paul's back.

Summers walk was a very cold one, the wind was bitter stung my face.

Later in the afternoon I took Summer for a second walk, she does not have this every day but when I can I will. We went behind the Laundry along the river banks, the wind was even colder. As we went further along the bank it got muckier and the puddles deeper so we turned back. I did see a friend who I had not seen in a while, he said it was worse further along the bank so pleased we turned back when we did. 

The rivers a few weeks ago had burst their bank, then with all the snow, the path was not good for a little dog to be on. I was ok as boots on but Summer's little feet must have bean so cold. We headed back for a rub down and biscuits for Summer, Cup of hot tea and biscuits for me.


4th

Just about all the snow has gone now, wet and soggy on the common. Summer heads for the mucky puddles instead, choosing to walk through them and go on her belly as well.


6th

Made my friend John a Birthday cake or I tried to, The first one was not much thicker than a piece of thick toast bread. I think the cocoa powder I added was too fatty and overbalanced the mixture. The second attempt was good in fact it was very good. 


7th

I iced the cake and it looks good. The other cake I put some jam in it was not too bad either a bit heavy more like fudge cake but better than I thought, if it had not bean eatable, (Paul ate nearly all of it) the birds would have got it so not wasted at all.



Went and took the cake and present to John. Very cold snowing a bit, like Siberia coming along Sincil Bank. I was pleased to get home be for it got dark.

Very sad news when I got home one of Lindsay's and my friends Liz, had passed away in her sleep only 40 years old. She leaves 3 children aged 21, 12, 10. What a shock her youngest daughter realized she was not just asleep as they shared a bed that night.  


8th


A lot more snow fell overnight. Summer with having a thick coat picks up the snow like a magnet. So at times, she looked like a snow dog.  I had to put her feet in a bowl of warm water to get rid of the clogged snow.   

               I took some snow pictures as well.










Summer feet clogged with snow she could hardly walk.
My friends dog Bella.

A young girl had made a snowman in the park. Did not last long as someone a few hours later reduced it to a pile of snow. The girl when I saw her later she had brought her sister to see it and it had gone. She got a picture and so did I.

When Summer and I got back from our walk I had to put Summer's feet in warm water to get rid of the snow.

Took some pictures of my Ponsetti plant this is 3 years old and as far as I know they usually only last the year you buy them. This a beautiful one and is very healthy. I just cut it down and it comes back again and again like I said 3 times now. 








9th

Very cold on the common but at least the cold wind has dropped a lot.

The dentist today, the hole now filled. The dentist and assistant had to dress up like I had some contagious disease. Anyway all done now and without pain no needles to numb it either so no numb mouth for the rest of the day. The price stung a bit £60.00 plus. 

Cystitis again, taking stuff from the chemist but the pain is bad and swollen belly as well. Very painful overnight.  

Got in touch with the Doctors picking up a prescription later. Same as I have had before-MacroBid NITROFURANTOIN 100MG 2 a day but if the Cystitis improves I can take 3-4 days instead of 7. 

Making me feel very hot but shaking as well very swollen and sore over the bladder area. 

Got Jamie-Lee later as Lindsay is helping Liz's family.


11th

Jamie-Lee here again- we went to the park, Summer too, she was running after her ball and sniffing everything. as there was no one in there. Nice in the sun but as the sun went down it turned very cold and we headed home just across the road. I had a cup of tea, Jamie-Lee had hot Ribena. Summer had her biscuits and water, then slept as she was tired after all her running around. We were all soon warm again.


12th

Lindsay called in to see us and stopped awhile, I have seen loads of Jamie-Lee this week.

Knitting later finished off the jacket I have bean making for a friend's Birthday. Still needs buttons so picture later.


13th


Happy Birthday to me, 66 today pension age now- not that makes a difference to me. You are as old as you feel. Some days 40-50 others 80-90. My friend Paddy used to say you are as old as you feel or, as old as the one you are feeling.  

A good day, loads of presents everyone was very generous and kind, 19 cards in all. 

Flowers from David and Bev plus chocolates.
I got badedas and chocolates from Jenny.

Flowers from Angela Plus book and manicure set.

Moon lamp from Lindsay Tracy and Family.
More presents.
Snowy that Andrew made to go with Summer.
Friends for life.
Paul got me this Swarovski crystal, a piece of cake on a plate, very different.
Joy's planter plus Debbie's glass tray good match.


Joy the planter plus calendar and diary and cholates. Debbie glass plate she also got me a diary and a watch.  I also got money, plus more chocs. A Lynx set from my friends Lyn and Mo plus chocolates. A book Captain Tom, from Andy. From my friend John chocolates, but not just any chocolates Marks and Spencers chocolates. A present still to come off Wayne and Kayleigh.

Later we all had a Chinese for tea. Andrew, Lindsay Paul, Tracy, and Jamie plus me of course. Very good it was too, we got too much, so another Chinese for another day at least. Thank you to everyone for my presents and cards.

14th


Paul cooked tea today steak and potatoes, mushrooms, green beans, baby sweet corn, very nice thank you Paul- nice to have a whole tea cooked for me.


15th


Lindsay phoned up to see if I could have Jamie-Lee for 2 hours !!! this is Lindsay. Jamie-Lee was very good, playing a game on her laptop most of the time. Lindsay arrived here around 7.20 a bit longer than she said. around 7 hours. Jamie-Lee had tea here as well Lindsay had already had some earlier bought by the friend she was helping.  They both went around 9.30 a long day time to relax a bit I think.


16th


Started knitting a Tigger the one from Disney. A lot of little bits to do making up the shape of the head. I will have to see how I get on. The bits are a lot bigger for the body so it will get easier.

Got a letter stating I am now a Pensioner and will start getting money very soon. 

Also, another letter for PIPs, saying I will not be getting any benefit. After more than 3 years they make their decision. Paul worked it out and I stand to lose around £6000. Seems they do not understand RSD or anything about it, or could it be, they are saving money. This was a complete farse from the start to the finish. Other people claims have bean finished within 6 months or less, and they have got what they asked for. Most people I have spoken to are very surprised.  I can start again which I have paperwork on the way but why should I have to. 

One good thing, I have my 1st Crona jab on Thursday 18th.


18th

Jab went well given at my local surgery by the Nurse that gives me my painful B12 injection. My Doctor was also there so it was nice from someone I knew. She said you are used to more painful injections than this one. I did not feel a thing at all. Paperwork given and what to expect over the next few days.


20th

Arm a bit tender like someone has punched it but that's all so far. I do have a bad head on one side with a lot of pain around my eye socket on the left side. I have had this before so its not new but very painful. Usually lasts a few days then goes. I think its something to do with my sinuses or the facial NEURALGIA.


21st

Good walk on the common. Summer got very caked up in mud because she ran through it all as high as her belly. There was a strip where she could keep dry but no- not Summer, she loves getting dirty. I took her through some belly-deep water to get a lot of it off. She made a little gasp when I walked her through it must have bean so cold. The rest of the mud came off with her towel at home. 

Cleaning the upstairs today.  The weather has bean a lot warmer the past few days, and people are talking about Spring already. A bit soon I think a bit of sun and some are getting out the shorts. Only 2 weeks ago we had had snow and was very cold.

Cleaning up today. Got Jamie-Lee later as Lindsay helping out Liz's family again. She said 2 hours sounds familiar?? She said it would be no longer this time. 

Jamie and I played with the Sindy and Barbie dolls. Doing their hair and getting them dressed up to go out. No Cronia virus in Barbie land then!! Soon Tracy was here to pick her up ( under 2 hours) and she did not want to go. I said I will leave the dolls as they are on top of the box for next time. This cheered her up and she went with Tracy home.


23rd

Bit of a rest day as bean busy the last few days.  Reading, and finished off the puzzle I was doing. A present from Joy for Christmas. This was a hard one to do but still enjoyable.


A lovely picture.


A nice warmish day, wind a bit cool but good to see the sun shining. Head and eye socket pain now gone so I am pleased about that. 10pm the temperature was 10-11 C.


24th

Another nice day bean tidying up the garden. Nice out there I think it was warmer outside than in. Got done what I wanted then a bit more of Tigger knitting. 


25th

Summer had a bath load of muck, sand and little bits of the common came off her. She will not stay like this for long but at least she will feel better as her fur was sticky. 

Another nice day wind again a bit cool. Ness 2 doors away, is cutting down tree branches, in her garden and a small tree in  Karls garden, with a chain saw. Karol does know about this. 


27th

Lindsay here with Jamie-Lee from 2pm onwards. Lindsay is having another pain block injection into her neck also starting today radiotherapy. Jamie-Lee will stay with me and when Lindsay has finished stay here as well for the rest of the day. At least this time it's only a few miles away as local. Not a few hours like most times. The procedure went quite- well a lot of pain for her but she said it has bean a lot worse. Lindsay just rested well sort of, she kept getting phone calls. I said turn it off and have a proper rest or sleep. 

They both had tea with us, Chinese near us is now open so everyone pleased as its a good one. I think you get used to a certain takeaway and when it's not open, nowhere can be as good. There can be exceptions of course.


Well, again a bit of a mixed month. With things going well with the vaccine, lockdown could soon over. and be a year that most people would like to forget. But as with most things nothing is certain yet. 

 Hope everyone is as well as they can. All the very best till next time- love as always Gill.


If Summer can keep smiling so can we.

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