October.

 October 1st


I was supposed to have had a video call today from Vinnie today, but it has bean changed because I am waiting to have a scan on my shoulder. Hopefully, the results will be there when I next speak to him- on 12th October, Scan is on 8th. 


Finished the dolls sets I have bean knitting, yellow suit, plus dress set for Karols Neice, I think they both look good. 

Both dolls have a dress set and a trouser set.

Twins.


I had to pull down the hat because I ran out of wool to finish the dress, and the market did not have any more, probably discontinued she said. This did not take long to redo the hat and finish the dress. Just made the hat a bit smaller then, just had enough wool.   

Also finished the baby things for my friends Russ and Claire, This did not go right either. After I had stitched the jacket up, I realized I had done the raglan sleeves seem wrong. In undoing it, some of the knittings came undone. I had to re-knit a lot so when all finished again, I was not pleased with it. So I started another one for them. I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to making things- so I would not have bean happy to give them the set as a present.

Things not going too well with all these mistakes I am making. My brain just cuts off a lot of the time. Maybe  I should do a bit less at a time. I do enjoy knitting or any activity really.  Hopefully, this jacket will go better.  

 Sunflowers have grown so much after all the rain we have had.

 

 

4th

 

A lot of knee pain today, in the one I had done last year...probably because it's getting colder and the RSD is flaring up again. 

Cooked a roast beef dinner, it was very nice, we both enjoyed the meal. Andrew's a veggie so he has some different meals to us but does join us sometimes. 

Started knitting the baby jacket again, all going well as new wool this time. Will not take too long as an easy pattern. Going to add mittens to the hat and jacket, so a nice set.


5th

 

Bit in the garden today just tidying things up, but very wet after all the rain. Andrew and I sorted out the shed a bit so Snowy the cat has a bit better place to sleep. He was on the freezer so when anyone wanted anything out, he had to be moved. Now on the tumble dryer so not damp for him from the condensation from the cold top of the freezer. He is a happy cat now. 


chilling.


6th

 

Sorting out the toy cupboard today, getting rid of the things that Jamie-Lee and the boys no longer use or have outgrown. Most going to the charity shop or to be sold. A big job as we have a lot of things in there. A lot of my puzzles are to go as well. 


8th

 

Scan today on my shoulder, ULTRASOUND all went well but really hurt a lot and painful for the rest of the day.

Did a bit more of the toy cupboard nearly done, a lot to go to charity shop, so the cupboard looks a lot tidier now. Got rid of 12 puzzles so the rest all fit on the shelf now. A lot of new ones which I have not done yet that were given to me by a friend.

Summer did not settle very well at night time so I came down and stopped on the settee. This helped of course as she had her Mum with her. Her back leg/hip has bean playing up a bit so maybe, she was in a bit of pain. 


9th


Arm still sore where I had the scan. a lot of pain today- RSD not good.  

Lindsay, Tracy, and Jamie-Lee came round as it Paul's Birthday again, as they were in isolation after the children came back from Spain. This was nice, an extra Birthday treat of Chinese for tea. This was very good and tasty. Lindsay and I were very hungry so was Jamie-Lee as usual. The take away is at the end of the street so pipping hot when eaten, The curry is so strong- it almost bites back-- I love it, a lot of times I just have curry and chips, the chip are very good too. 


11th

 

Russ and Claire's baby born, a boy Arlo Casey, Congratulations to them both. I have nearly finished the baby things. While Russ was in Lincoln I was his Lincoln Mum- does that make me a new Nan too?


12th


Physio-- The scan results of my shoulder, has revealed inflammation to the joint and collar bone. Probably wrenched from my fall in January He said it was unusual to get it around the collar bone. He is going to send some different exercises to do on alternate days. I am not to overdo it either- he knows me well. 

Finished off all the baby things. 

Sweets and Badedas for Russ and Claire.

Jackets for Arlo they will not fit him yet- as I did 3-6 months.

 

Might get a visit from Bev (friend and baby's Nan from Beatson)  tomorrow. This depends on the new regulations for the coronavirus. Would be good to see her as its bean over a year.

13th


Bev did not come as regulations changed we will catch up sometime. Not worth risking it with the baby Arlo.

Got Jamie-Lee today as Lindsay and Jay-jay are at Derby for a check up on his arm. Paul is taking them. Jamie-Lee was pleased with the toy cupboard now she could see things better. Also showed her the things that are going to Charity just in case she wanted them back. Only a couple of things were returned to the toy cupboard. 

We both took Summer for her walk a long one today, over an hour. Jamie-Lee went in the park for a while, so tired when we got back, so was Summer. Toast and a hot drink and a rest for us both- and an extra biscuit for Summer. After we played games, she was on her iPad for a while so I could rest a bit.

Bev's house is on the way to Derby so Paul dropped off the baby things, plus last year's Christmas cake hope it has matured well, as there is alcohol in it. 

 Lindsay and Paul got back from Derby she said they were very pleased with Jay-jay as he had more movement in his finger. I was pleased too. Paul had dropped him off at his house on the way past. 

Lindsay stopped for a while then went home, a bit of rest for me. Jamie-Lee can be hard work as she is quite demanding, but does not get away with much here. Most of the time she is a pleasure to have. She enjoys coming here a lot. I think because I play with her like the child I am.


14th


Got Jamie-Lee again today not as long this time for tea and a bit after. Lindsay is seeing her boyfriend Ben. He will come back with her for his late Birthday present. He liked the present a shirt and card very much and I think he will look good in it. Stopped for a cup of tea then he headed home for football on TV, after dropping Lindsay and Jamie-Lee off at home.

I sat down I did a bit of knitting a scarf this time for a present. Quite tired too- shoulder hurts as I did the exercises earlier. Some quite easy to do some very painful. I will keep trying so it gets better and stronger. My hand is still not right after the wrist break-in January, still not a lot of grip or strength.


16th


Cleaned up downstairs, bit more knitting,  so I don't run out of wool for the hat doing the scarf. I decided to do the hat first before finishing off the scarf. Going quite well but, I am getting a lot of brain block so keep forgetting where I have got to. So I have to write everything down. 

Watched the new Star Trek Discovery with Andrew,  quite good carried on from the last series.


18th


Paul has gone to see Wayne at Halifax. I so wanted to go but I know it's too far in one day. The pain from  Mablethorpe lasted about a week and at times was quite bad. Does not take much to upset the RSD.

Paul left some money for Chinese for Andrew and I. We got chips, curry, and mushroom chow mein, very good. We had it late and Paul came in from Halifax as we were eating it. He had a good day and said it was nice to see Wayne and Kayleigh. I have not seen them since Christmas then I was ill.

The same goes for a lot of people not seeing family with this virus. 

Later I did a bit more knitting I have finished the hat and scarf now. Started doing the gloves going well so far.


19th

 

Very windy today so should dry the washing well. Bit more knitting of gloves. Gave Karol the doll I did for him.

 

 

  He is not going to Poland now so, so will wait till it's a better time to go. Hopefully, after all this virus decides to go away.

 

A very wet grey start to the day did not get much better throughout the day either. 

Did all the ironing with my right hand, the first time since I broke my wrist. Had to use both hands last time, my wrist, and shoulder ached like mad for the rest of the day. At least it is getting stronger now but still hurts a lot. The nerve pain can be pretty bad at times.

Got Miss Jamie-Lee for tea and after till  9pm. We did word puzzles, where you fit words in the right places, to form like a crossword-type puzzle. She enjoyed it very much. A very funny moment happen to me, my arm jumped and slipped off the chair arm and I landed face-first on the table. This happened twice and Jamie-Lee thought it was very funny and really laughed, and made me laugh till it hurt. When she stopped laughing she asked me if I was ok- I was. Very funny, but can be so painful when it happens which is a lot.  

Lindsay picked up Jamie-Lee dead on 9pm which was the time agreed. Jamie-Lee has School tomorrow, she bikes there with Lindsay, around 3 miles each way.  

Summer seemed a lot more settled than the previous night so hopefully, she will stay like that all night.


22nd

 

Summer had a very good night as like I said she seemed very settled when I went to bed. A lot calmer than usual good girl Summer.

 A nice walk on the common I took some pictures. I think the last few weeks of Summer are fading now and Winter is truly on its way. The trees are changing and a lot of the leaves have fallen making a crunchy carpet. I think Autumn is a very pretty time also not too hot and not too cold usually.

Looks very pretty but bare in places. 



Summer on the look out.







 

 

 24rd


Clocks back an hour so an extra hour in bed for most. At least now I can knit or sew now so the long nights ahead, I will able to be busy. When I first broke my wrist I could not do anything much at all, then slowly started again a bit at a time. I think I would be very bored if I could not do any crafts. 


25th


Awake at 7am so got up soon after. On the common early- on the way, we saw 2 squirrels playing in the park having great fun chasing each other up and down the trees. As I've said before I've not seen many this year.

Summer seems to have settled again at night time. Her ears are very good, so at times she hears the house across the road smoke alarm going off. They seem to be up most of the night like it is day time.


27th


My friend Tracy's Birthday- Lindsay and Jamie-Lee decorated the house up for her. So when she came home from work they were hiding and jumped out to surprise her. I think they did, she was quite choked up and very happy and pleased. 

We went round later to give her, our Birthday present a jumper, which she liked very much, and a card.  


28th


Started making a little rabbit in fur, just about managed to cut it out. Got on better than I thought I would sewing it together. Did bits then stopped for a while. This is the first time I have used a small sewing needle. The one I use for knitting is a lot bigger.

Got Jamie-Lee here for tea and after again. She was painting stones from a kit she got for her birthday in September.

Very tired later and a lot of foot and leg spasms.


30th


Mammogram up at the hospital today- all went well, a lot quicker than last time. Paul dropped me off in town and I got a few things and had a look round for ideas for Christmas presents. 

Later went round to look after Emmie 2 doors away from 7.30 her Brother was at his Nans. We did coloring and played with Barbie dolls and a Justine Bieber doll. She was good as usual, back home soon after 12pm.

Watched a bit of TV the explanation behind the series The Third Day a program about Osea Island and to start with I was more confused than ever and still not sure at the end either. Wayne said there was a 12-hour program to explain the series. Not going to watch that. 


This is the end of another Blog- a bit mixed as previous ones. Hand improving at last, and able to knit more and sew at last so more options for me. 


Hope you are all coping with this virus and remain fairly well. 

Till next time all the best

 Love Gill  

September

 1st September

At last, the Council is putting a new gate to the park entrance. The one that was originally there was useless. A young child could get easily through and run on to the road. The gate stuck all the time making it difficult to open. So people left it wide open, not good for a children's park. Eager to see what the Council will put on this time.    

2nd 

New gate in place closes and opens good, a catch system so it closes after you; child friendly too.

Jamie-Lee back to school today a new one for her so I hope she does well. She has bean looking forward to this day for a while.

Jamie-Lee with Suey.

 Tommy-Lee not back yet and Jay-Jay has left School now.   

I have now finished off the cardigan for Jamie-Lee. This took a lot of work so I had to take my time over it. Just sewing it up took 5 hours in all. Each stripe had to be sewn up in its own colour and finished off. Not like sewing up one colour where you use the same wool and just keep going.

Because I finished the cardigan later than I thought it became part of her Birthday present.

3rd

In town today to get Birthday presents for Jamie-Lee and Tommy-Lee.  Both their birthdays are on the 8th September. I'm getting Jamie-Lee clothes, Tommy-Lee some sweets and will give him money so he can get what he wants. Did well got Jamie-Lee 2 tops and 2 lots of legging plus a few sweets. She is LACTOSE INTOLERANT so somethings are a no-go.  

Spoke to Lindsay and she said she could do with a bigger size leggings than I got her. Another trip into town now. Jamie-Lee enjoyed her first day back at school. 

5th

Got the things changed for Jamie-Lee, lucky as only one pair left of one of the same leggings I got her. I was pleased as I think she will like them. Growing up fast- 8 very soon and Tommy-Lee 14 and Jay-Jay 16 now. Where has all the time gone?

8th

Happy Birthday Jamie-Lee and Tommy-Lee hope you both have a good day both at school now. We are going round later as they are out for tea with their Dad. 

Hand and shoulder not good today a lot of nerve pain and discomfort. B12 did not help as it set things off throughout my body.  I need to have this on time 8 weeks apart or I feel very weak and more tired; does not seem possible but it is. Hurt for the rest of the day, the injection was at 2.30pm.

Went round to see the birthday children, Jamie-Lee liked her clothes and Tommy-Lee was pleased with his sweets and money. I said let me know what you get with it.

Jay-Jays' hand is doing quite well but, still has a long way before its normal again. 

10th

Hair cut today looks good as usual, and I don't even need to leave the house as she comes here.  

Every one says it looks good, in a few days it will be better as the curls and waves come out.

Hip now playing up as well as shoulder and hand. I have a scan coming up for my shoulder on 8th October this will rule out any damage from went I fell, as this is when it all started after the plaster came off and  I was able to use my hand more or not. Could not do hardly anything. 

15th

Paul and I went to Mablethorpe today, nice and warm and the sea was so calm. Walked along the seafront and it was so busy so many dogs too.  Looked around with a mask on inside the shops and markets. 





Had fish and chips of course for dinner very good too I ate it all.

Not good with pain today-- going or coming back. Everything just fired up. 

16th

In the garden, most of the day taking up some bulbs and plants that have seen their best. Like most RSDers, while busy my pain is mostly better than just sat. This something I don't usually do-- knitting or reading etc. 

Garden looks a lot better but a bit bare in places. Soon everywhere will be bare as Autumn very close, then winter of course. At least there is less to do than Summertime gardening. I do enjoy being outside though doing bits here and there. Not a telly freak like Paul.

18th

Got 2 little dolls and I am going to knit clothes for them to sell or give back to the charity shop from where they came, Got some patterns that I have made be for and I can use up the leftover wool from cardigans, etc.

Saw my next-door neighbour and he said he would have one of the dolls for his nieces Birthday.

19th

Another trip to Mablethorpe to help Lindsay out. We picked up one of Jay-Jay's friend Logan as the one that went originally had to go home. Lindsay has got a lodge there for a long weekend. Her, Tracy and Jay-Jay plus his friend Logan, The other 2 children are on holiday with their Dad in Spain.

Another good day there well I say a day it was around 3.30 when we got there. Not quite as warm as when we came on the 15th cool wind, but still good weather. The lodge is lovely and a very big 4 bedroom and everything so nice. probably new this year. Even a big hot tub-- The intention was to go in this. Jay-Jay and Logan were in this a long time but Jay-Jay said it was a bit cooler than yesterday. Jay-Jay thinks it had a fault as it took time to warm up. A man came out very quickly and fixed it within minutes. Time to go as it was now gone 6. I hope Andrew gives Summer her tea. He is a vegetarian and does not like even smelling or touching meat. I am sure he will or she will pester him.

We pulled in to the side of the road to chose a Chinese takeaway for us and Andrew- who Paul rang to see what he wanted. I looked to the side and saw a fox just on the side of the road (a live one) He was within 2 feet away only separated only by the car. He went across the busy road and sat in the middle having a scratch I shouted to him to move, he did and went under a fence, he was safe. 

Got home and enjoyed the Chinese takeaway. Summer was pleased to see us and Andrew had given her tea. 

20th

Summer had a bath- I am sure she gets more mucky in the Summer than Winter. All nice and clean and fluffy now and as usual so soft.

Looking very white and clean- Not for long.

Now time for asleep.

21st 

Watered the greenhouse- nearly finished with the tomatoes just a few left. Not bean a good year for them. Too hot I think then too cold at times. Even so, we got quite a few plus a lot of cucumbers as well.

My friend Angela has gone to York for a few days and left her car in the street. Hope she enjoys herself there.  Weather good for a few more days.   

24th

My Brother and sister in law came to see us today. Paul's birthday on Saturday so they brought him a present and card.

The weather has gone from warm to very windy and cold, more Winter than Autumn. Coat on when I took Summer. Some people had hats on, I could have done with mine on and gloves.

25th

Went to Asda Living to get Paul some jumpers and shirts for his Birthday, he chose them so I know he will like them.

26th

Happy Birthday Paul Hope you have a good day. Andrew made him a key ring and zip pull, for his backpack.




He has made a lot of things and is going to branch out further and sell them.

They are very unique, he made Summer a collar and lead a bit back. Everyone who sees it loves it and asks where I got it. When I tell them Andrew made them they want a set too. The lead and collar took ages to do. 

A lot of the things take a long time to do. The keyring took over 5 hours. He also makes and sells them online at https://www.instagram.com/pyracord/

Wayne got him a Whisky glass plus a coaster and ice stones to keep the drink cool, all in a wooden. box. 





Lindsay is in isolation after her children coming back from Spain. she will come at a later date. Other presents were slippers beer and money. Paul had a good day. Chinese of course for tea very nice.

27th

Not the best of days I feel very light headed and have a headache. Going to keep going to see if I can work it off. 

Did not work still felt very light-headed and tired later. This could be  lack of sleep as well because not bean going to bed very early. Or could be the after-effects of the pain from the 2 seaside trips. I did enjoy them both through, be nice to have a day out without any payback from by RSD.   

To finish a few pictures of the sunflowers. They have grown so much after the rain and sun. 





Well, not a very exciting month Mablethorpe was good though. Just wish I could enjoy the day more, without PAIN like everyone else does.

All the very best to everyone and hope you are doing what makes you happy. Love Gill.  

August.


 August 1st

Going to be a hot one today, already 31C in the greenhouse- 29C outside (1PM). Even the wind is hot. Later on, we had a full-blown storm did not last long but certainly cleared the heavy air.

My head with the high pressure and high humidity today feels like there is a fire in there and a lot of pressure and pain behinds my eyes.

2nd

Happy Birthday Summer. Summer's Birthday today she is 10 years old and still behaves like a Pup. She had for her dinner a bit of pork pie plus cucumber. For her tea, she had a chicken breast plus her usual biscuits. I know she does not know it's her Birthday but I do, so a treat day.

She has bean struggling in the heat but today is a bit cooler. 

Jay-Jay my oldest Grandson (16) badly hurt his arm today, put it through a glass panel on a door. he has severed arteries, tendons, and a badly cut arm. My Daughter Lindsay thought he was going to bleed to death as there was a lot of blood. No Ambulance either, even though he was a priority case. None available according to the operator. She got someone to take them in the car.  The arm was looked at and he needs to go to the specialist at Derby Hospital tomorrow and have an operation then or the next day. Hopefully, they can put most or all of it right. 


4th


Got off my chair and had a spasm in my left foot not too bad but still painful. Got myself a drink and went to sit down. The spasm came back with vengeance my big toe curled under and the next toe stood up. On the other foot, the toe next to the big one stood up the same. Extreme pain going right up my leg. I had bean sat with my feet up, as my hip and knee hurt. My feet do not like this and reacted badly.  


Got Jamie-Lee today while Jay-Jay has his operation on his arm. All went as best as it could with what damage he has done. He was kept in overnight. Tracy came to pick Jamie-Lee up, to spend a night with her.


5th


Got Jamie-Lee again as Lindsay at Derby with Jay-Jay should be home today. 


Jamie-Lee made Summer a crown.


I am the Queen!!

Cute as can be.


 Saw Jay-Jay when Lindsay came to pick up Jamie-Lee. He has got his arm in a big plaster and a sling. Seems alright in himself and pleased to be out there. 

A bit later they all went home, and I could have a rest. Jamie-Lee needs constant attention. She can be quite draining especially on these hot days. 


6th


In town today as my Brothers Birthday on the 10th. Getting him a present.

We have to wear masks in all shops now, which makes you very hot, and sweaty. Because social distancing the queues take longer to go down. Any way mask straight off as soon as you get out of the shop. 

Got what I wanted for him, so it was worth the heat and wait. 


7th


Early morning I had a seizure and came off my chair, bruised my arm, and hurt my shoulder, bad head as usual. 

Got Jamie-Lee as well as Jay-jay back at Derby Hospital. I did not tell anyone till later, just rested as much as I could. Told Jamie-Lee I  was a bit off it today and she was very understanding. 

Jay-Jay has now got a white splint on his arm looks very clumsy. He needs to keep moving it to get everything back to normal hopefully.

Not a bad day considering what had happened. I told Paul and Andrew after Lindsay and family had gone home.

I now feel very tired and the usual telltale SEIZURE headache still there.


Got Mustard, Bens hamster from 2 doors away to look after for two weeks, he is lovely and Summer thinks so too. I have looked after him be for at his house. but not here. This way he gets more attention and I can make sure the heat is not too much for him.




So cute.
Hello.

Having a drink.


8th


Found out that I have knitted a whole front of Jamie-Lee's cardigan wrong-- too many rows of rib. I tried to put it right but the edge was not stretchy like the other side. So the whole lot had to be pulled down and start again. Just for 4 rows too many. Message to self-- take more notice next time.

I have bean badly bitten on my arm and shoulders very sore and on fire a lot of pain. The RSD is having a whale of a time, I am NOT. Very hot again so that does not help either.


10th


Looks like another hot day. 26C at 10Am. Wayne said it feels more like Florida than Britain. I know we have bean hotter than a lot of usual hotter countries. 

Saw my brother today and he was pleased with the zip-up top we got him and the chocolates. 

Hopefully meet up again soon and see all the family. Did not see him for long as his mother in law is in hospital. He had dropped off Bev his wife and will pick her up later. Still restrictions on visiting. The doctors think her Mum got dehydrated and will be home soon. 


11th


Very humid again and guess what HOT. 31C at 5PM.

I have a pressure headache and can not get cool. 

Got Jamie-Lee again for tea as  Lindsay is spending time with Ben her chap.

Paul got her a bubble gun her other one went wrong. We played with this for a while, then hide and seek, Andrew played as well and got in a tight spot in the cupboard. Jamie-Lee did not come for a while and he was very squashed in there. After it was her turn to hide she hid in the same place and said-- it's not squashed in there Andrew she said. Bit of size difference Jamie. We also played Hangman and making words with the letters. 

Soon it was time for Lindsay to pick her up and I could have a quiet rest without a little voice, calling Nannie. 


12th


Early Mornings tried to watch out for the Meteorites that are in the sky at the moment. I saw 2 as it was quite cloudy.  I saw a lot of sheet lighting and a bit of thunder too, storm a bit away I think. Not some for us through.

Very humid more so I think today than yesterday, We are promised storms but as yet nothing 2pm. A lot of time we seem to miss out on the big storms. Many would say good- but they do clear the air and temperature. I love to watch a really big one.


Snowy the cat from next door is spending more of time in our shed with Andrew while he has a smoke. He is a very loving cat and likes any attention he can get. Cries when Andrew leaves him, or he is not in the shed when he arrives. He tries to get in and will not take no for an answer and sneaks in anyway. Summer does little to stop him and likes it when he comes in.. Summer loves him but Summer loves everything.


Snowy 



13th


Not feeling the best today, a lot of pain, and still a headache.  Summer also is struggling and panting a lot. She has such a thick coat and can not take it off. She was cut not long ago but her coat soon thickens up.


This is Summers's dog friend, playmate Wuff-she throws about and attacks when she gets frustrated or bored.



15th


Dull day today- I don't think too many people will mind after all the extreme heat, we have had over the last few weeks. Summer and I are pleased with a break from it.

I open the fridge door and it just about dropped off. The hinge at the bottom has broke, the handle also broke a few weeks back. With this being a more expensive fridge (Llibber ) things are a lot more money to buy. Paul has ordered a bit for it and a new handle.


Eyes very sore today and still headache. 

A sunny windy day not as hot which is good for most people. 



17th


Got Jamie-Lee today as Jay-Jay is having a check up on his arm.

A lot of the day Jamie-Lee and I played Monopoly which we both enjoyed. We took Summer on the common and she played with Jamie-Lee chasing after her ball. A good day Lindsay picked her up around sixPM. A long day as she was dropped off at nine AM. Jay-Jay arm is not doing as well as the Doctors had hopped but hopefully soon pick up a bit.

Later I watched an Elton John video Live from Madison Gardens very good it was too an old one 2015. He was supposed to tour this year but this did not go to plan because of the Corona Virus.



19th


Watching a Youtube video today about SEIZURES and I realized that I am experiencing more than one type.  The GRANMAL one now called TONIC CLONIC,  I have known about this one since the start of having them. The one where I stare at nothing for a while is called an ABSENCE SEIZURE and the last one is called ANTONIC one. This is where my head drops to my chest and I am unconscious for a few seconds/minutes. Paul says I am asleep but I know what is going on most of the time. If this happens when I am stood up I feel very dizzy and dropdown.  I have an appointment on its way with doctor Sallsinus. Paul will explain to him, what happens when I have the SEIZURES. as Doctor was not sure if the SEIZURES were EPERLECY or not. Two other Doctors think they are, but Doctor Sallsinus had not seen me for a few years. He needed more evidence to convince him. Now I think its there for him to see this time.


20th


Gave Summer a bath and she looks lovely soft and fluffy and smells so sweet.


Tired now.
My little friend.




Mustard is doing well. but  I think he is missing Ben a bit for his cuddles. The family are back this weekend so not long for him to wait.

Summer watching Mustard. She gets close to the cage and she gives him kisses. He is not scared of her one bit.

Summer waiting for a kiss from Mustard.


21st


Very windy today nice on the common. Summers fur was blowing on to her face and she looked all fluffed up. 


The Family are back from their holiday and all had a good time. Ben will be pleased to see Mustard and mustard him. 

Emie came round with Squidge and brought me some flowers that was so nice of them.



My lovely flowers.



Summer will miss Mustard a lot, but she did see that he had gone home so she will not be looking for him. I will miss him too already today I thought I had better give him some freshwater then realized he had gone.


23rd


Finished off the cardigan I was making, apart from the buttons. This took ages to sew up around 4 hours in all- as I had to do the colour strips one by one. I did the button band on double-pointed needles ( sock needles) this was a lot better for me as shorter and easier to use not as much aching for my hand and arm. As I said before I do not like doing the button band, I would sooner pick up the stitches and do it that way. This pattern is an old one so that's the way they do it.


25th


Jamie-Lee here again as Jay-Jay at Derby hospital again. He is doing as well as he can the Doctor is quite pleased with him. This is going to take a long time to recover.

Jamie-lee and I had a good day as usual. Lindsay came back mid-afternoon, she brought Suzy her dog back with her, they dropped Jay-Jay off at home. Summer was very pleased to see her. They spent the next half hour running around and playing. When they went Summer cried, she was so tired and soon was asleep and I think she felt better after.  


Stomach not good today got the runs and pain, I think its the IBS playing up. Not sure why as I am careful what I eat. One of life's mysteries- most of my things are a mystery, to me and to everyone else.   

A lot of pain in my joints as well especially at night, just want to sit awhile. I try not to take extra tablets as these can cause pain for the IBS but its not possible a lot of the time. I have bean quite good just lately and stuck to the daily ones.


26th


Today would have bean my Mum's Birthday. Mun was a person that gave her time freely to others often at her own cost. When she retired it was her time for her self. But there was no more time left.


27th


Today Summer is at the Vets having her injections. Just after we got there it poured down. We were told to sit in the car and wait. The vet came out and asked a few questions about Summer health, and had I any concerns. No none at all-- told her about the salmon oil how it had helped Summer's back leg. she said GLUCOSAMINE was better. One to think about if her legs get worse. She then gave Summer her booster infection. She hardly knew it had bean done. Not like last time when she cried both times.

Chinese for tea hope my stomach settles a bit better than it is now. Weird some times a bigger meal will help some times not. This time yes, it made things better. I had pancake- roll and chips plus a bit of curry sauce. Very nice too I really enjoyed it. With the take away just at the end of the street, it always red hot and very tasty.


28th


Physio appointment online, told him how my arm had bean and what exercises I could and could not do. He is arranging a scan, just to rule out anything else, then he will able to see if it's just the wrist and arm still healing or not.

Phone appointment at the dentist ??? How does that work then? just questions then a follow up appointment when able to. 

Went to see Pam my Sister in law and husband Malcolm, as it's her birthday today. They are both well. Nice to see them as its bean a while.


30th


A very dull start foggy as well. The temperature has dropped so much these last few days, from around 25-29C to 10-15C. People on the common had hats on, I know my hands were cold. Warmed up a bit later on.

Paul painting the bottom half of the front room looks a lot better now. I never liked the wallpaper from the day we put it on. Paul did though so it stayed.  


Well, another month has gone by not too bad, people are starting to talk about Christmas already. One of my friends has already done all her shopping. She does not have much to do though. A lot of people have not had holidays yet and feel hard done by. What about all the people that did not make it through the CRONIA VIRUS? 


All the best to everyone see you next time love Gill.

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