May 1st

How nice the common is now, green trees, fresh smell, and just Spring/ Summer-like.  Everything seems to have just burst out of its Winter sleep. The birds are singing and the ones that have bean on their holidays are back. I saw a swallow flying back and forth as well. I think the warmer weather is here and better days are ahead. A lot of us have bean vaccinated and soon the others will be as well. Things are definitely looking up.

Got two knitting patterns today, one Sooty, Sweep, and Sue glove puppets. The other Rosie and Jim complete with the barge boat. I am looking forward to making them. Got to finish off Tigger first though.


Jamie-Lee here today, played as usual, this time with Barbie doll all going to a party. She stayed for tea as well.  


After the warmer weather now cold, very, very cold, rain as well hailstones at times. Our Postman was back in his Winter stuff.  

I just went through from the kitchen and felt a drip on my head. We have a small leak in the kitchen roof where it joins onto the main house. Paul thinks he can fix it.

Coin racks came today and I soon realized we need more than we have so ordered. I think they will look good. When done will put a picture on here.


 I Watched with Andrew, Starship take-off, and land perfect this time. Well done SpaceX. 

A lot of pain later seems to be every joint I  have and more besides. Not good as already taken a lot of extra tablets, I know these will give me stomach problems later.


While on the common my knee locked up and just gave way, and I dropped to the floor. The pain was very sharp. I got up, wiggled my leg about and the pain went and I was able to put weight on it again like nothing had happed at all. Very strange, but pleased it was a short burst of pain.

Paul has sealed the roof so hopefully, that will work. Just got to wait for rain now.


Woke up with a bad headache, not good to start the day,  heavy rain too. 

Took Summer out late today as the rain was still pouring down. Yes, and the roof repair worked, well done Paul.

The second corona jab today, so hopefully I will be protected now. This one did not hurt as much as the last one. The Nurse did it a bit higher on my arm.  Later on, I had a more intense headache behind my eyes and down my neck. Feels like a lot of pressure in my head. Not too sure if this is related or just a coincidence, as had a lot of headaches just recently.


Headache is mostly gone now so I am so pleased.

Nighttime I Finished off the second attempt of Tigger's head, as pulled down the last one, as something was not quite right. This time I have put on little diagrams so I know which bit is which and the right way up, as a lot look the same. I am better at knitting than sewing up anyway. I think this will help me hopefully or Tigger might not get finished.


Not a good night woke up many times with ice-cold feet and spasms in my feet and legs.  

Angela popped round for a chat and coffee she is doing well. Cleaned up downstairs and washing, dried so well, as very windy. I love the smell of line-dried washing so fresh. Something you don't get with tumble drying.  I feel quite tired today as I a lot less sleep than usual. Spasms are still there but if I keep moving they back off a bit.


Well an adventure day,  I went into town as not bean since January. Most shops are open now and just about back to normal. A lot of people around too. I quite enjoyed my day I felt free for the first time in ages. I got just about everything I wanted, so a good day for me. 


Another not-good night I could not switch off and my brain was going at a fast pace. 

Changed the bedding and washed them, dried very well and quick. Home-made veg curry for tea, so we could all eat the same together, Andrew is a vegetarian. Very nice as well quite hot and spicey. We all enjoyed it.  


Dull start but not cold, the sun came out later. Lovely walk on the common with Summer so nice and green now. Bit of bedding ironing, and doing this Blog. Maybe a bit of sewing up Tigger later. More rest day than doing things today.  


Finally, got Tigger done I am so pleased, Not quite as it should be, but, the finished Tigger looks the same as the picture.  I did manage to sew the tail into the hole where the head should have gone, so one big mistake. I did get the head on the right way after I had removed the tail. Gave it to Jamie-Lee and she thought it was great.


Mexican for tea, bacon, and chicken burger for me and fries. Very nice but too much Mayo, the meat kept dropping out the burger. I ate it all but I felt it later as very heavy on my stomach. 


I have bean trying to mend a puncture in a wheelbarrow I borrowed from neighbor Andy to get horse muck off the common for the greenhouse. This has not worked despite four patches being used. I think the tube is a bit too old. Told Andy and he took it back. 

He said, he hardly used it so he put it outside his house for anyone to take. Within an hour someone had decided it was ok for them The barrow part was good, just needed a new wheel or maybe just the tube.


While brushing Summer, I managed to pull out a few hairs around her eyes with the comb. She always has a lot of sleep black bits, that get stuck. This bled a bit but she did not seem bothered though. I put some Germolene on the sore bit and gave her the usual treat she has. All forgotten about, but I did feel very bad. I looked on the internet and a lady said to use a wet cold fannel and this will remove the sleep bits easily. Tried it and she was right.

Late night I had a very bad head, pounding. The air is very stormy so I think that has a lot to do with it. I stood up and a gushing nose bleed. I had already taken tablets for my headache but took more as no better. I managed to get to bed at 6am, still in pain. The birds were singing and it was lovely, another time perhaps to enjoy, but not tonight/ morning. Went to bed, hopefully, things will improve later. 


Still headache but not as bad, but I hurt every. I know if I sit all day I will feel worse. I decide to get the greenhouse ready to take the horse muck. I took out five bags from each side, so now when Andrew and I get to the common to get the muck it will be ready to put on. My toms and cues are well behind, but the weather has bean more like winter again so I think they will catch up a bit when in the greenhouse All this lovely muck they will have to grow in should help too. 

The same sort of night again as last night, bad head. Still very stormy here, so go away heavy air give me a good day.  


Went with Paul to look at another car as this one wants too much money spending on it now as getting old and it's not worth it the cost. He chose another car  Citroen grand C4-- and will pick it up next Thursday. The last ride I would say for me in this car. I don't go in the car very much so the cars a lot more for him than me. 


Summer did not settle last night I think the wind was upsetting her, howling down the chimney and the rain was blasting down battering against the windows. I stopped down with her sleeping on the settee. She soon settled again, now she had her Mum with her. 


Other racks have come for the coins but they have sent them wrong. I got in touch with the seller and they will get back to me. The place is in China but supported by Amazon so should be alright. Shame as I was hoping to get them all done. I can finish off mine but not Paul's. Later I did not do the shelves as my hands not too good for grip today, maybe tomorrow.

Starting knitting another Tigger this one sits up and seems to be a bit easier to knit, but time will tell. 


A cold day is Winter back again? Lots of puddles on the common so Summer at least is pleased. Cold to a very strong west cold wind. We enjoyed our walk so that's all that matters. 

Started to do the coin selves, my hands are not too bad today so hopefully, I will not drop too many coins. They are all in their protective cases so will be ok if dropped on the carpet. Not like the crystals that have no chance. Andrew and I looked up how much the value has gone up for all of them. Not going to make me rich but at least they are worth more than I paid for them. Any way got them all done Dropping a few, looks good what I have done as you can see by the picture. 


Doctor Who protects them.

All done looks better than when they were all flat.


A cold windy day. Got a loan of a sack truck to get the horse muck with. 
Not a good day for pain, a nerve rash has come on my shoulders and neck very sore and itchy. I took an antihistamine this helps but it took a while to kick in. Hips are sore today as well, usually, it's more the left one but it's the other way round this time the right one giving me more pain. 


Paul has got a ticket for Wembley to see Lincoln play Blackpool on Sunday. 
Had Jamie-Lee for a while but she was not very happy today.  


Paul picked up the new car today.  I am cleaning and ironing as much as I can, as the pain is not good today. Helping Andrew with the big ladders we have, I managed to hurt my leg when I let go of it and it slid down taking off the skin as it went. This added to the already pain I was in. Took some tablets and just carried on with my jobs. At night the pain in my leg was not too good so when I went to bed it took ages to get to sleep. 
Then it's morning and time to get up again. People ask me why not stay in bed a bit more answer is it makes RSD usually worse. So long as I get at three hours I can cope. The pain is mostly what wakes me up in the morning.


Yesterday Andrew made Summer another collar. Warm today lovely on the common.  We enjoyed our walk Summer and me. This is about the only place I actually go at the moment. 

Cute Summer.

Weeded around the greenhouse and inside a few weeds had grown plus some cat muck. The tomatoes and cucumbers I set, are doing very well they will be late, but the weather we had in May and the beginning of June would not have helped them grow much anyway. As it was too cold in the green.

My leg is a bit sore but I do not think it is infected. 
Went to the common with Andrew and got some horse muck. To start with we could not find any so moved places. We got a big bag full so I think this will be enough. The truck we borrowed from Ness was very good and easy to push. The bag went straight into the greenhouse after being taped up to sweat. I shut the greenhouse door and over the next few days, it will heat up and sweat the muck. I think a week or so will be enough. I am pleased we managed to get the horse muck as last time it worked very well and I had a very good crop of tomatoes and cucumbers. 


Jamie-Lee here from 8.30 as Paul and Lindsay plus Tommy-Lee and Andy from across the road are heading to Wembley for Lincoln v Blackpool football match. Lindsay and Tommy-Lee have not got tickets but will find a pub and watch it from there. They are going for the atmosphere. The new car will have a good test run. 
Jamie-Lee and I had a very good day and she was a pleasure to have. Andrew also kept her entertained with spelling and math and even a bit of Latin. This gave me a bit of time to rest. 

After an accident near the stadium and traffic jams, Paul was held up. They arrived home at 11.30pm. 
All very tired but buzzing after Lincoln had a good match, they lost 2-1 but Paul said it was very good.
I think everyone had a good day.  


Emie from two doors away came round to play with Summer. When Summer went to sleep we played with the barbie and Sindy dolls. Her Dad shouted over the fence to see if everything was alright, as she had bean here quite a while. Emie went home, and I had a sit down as not feeling the best. Tired from yesterday I think and lack of sleep.

Well, again a bit of a mixed month. I think that's how people with RSD can describe their lives. re are good bit s Many ups and downs and disappointments too. Obviously, there are some better days but not like before when I could control my life. 

Anyway, all the very best to you all, hope you enjoy this month's Blog.  
Love Gill.

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