Saturday, 19 October 2019

Project 365 week 42


A lazy day doing more of the jigsaw and listening to my audiobook. Currently listening to The woman in the wood by Lesley Pearse. It is entertaining enough. Twins sent to live with the grandmother but one gets kidnapped.

We finished watching Carnival Row tonight, was ok, watchable but nothing to write home about.

Friend was down quite a bit of the weekend . Hubby have been working on trying to build a small wall in front of the repaired gate post, the main reason we wanted it sorted. They also tried some welding but it did not work.

Went to visit a local friend and she was showing me her extension, love the view she has.

a room with a view


DD2 is down this afternoon for a few days with the girls. Took her three hours to drive down, and Ziggy fell asleep in the car so took her for a run round the park to help tire her out.
Hubby went round to friends and I picked him up on the way back out the town.

In the park 


Hubby went round to friends and I picked him up again on the way back out the town.

In the afternoon we went a  wander down the rather muddy woods, Ziggy wanted to go down to the bridge.Think she had been hoping to go paddling again like we did in the Summer.  So we walked down trying to catch leaves as they blew off the trees, we failed and she went in a huff. But we eventually got down there, and wish we hadn't, time we got back up again. She played on the swings, had some jelly babies, and then we hunted sticks out to play pooh sticks off the bridge with and then wandered back up again. We went down a rather muddy slope so decided to try the other way out, it was even worse, and at one point I ended up sat in the mud having got Ziggy through safely and going back to help with the buggy. We bribed her back up the hill with a jelly baby for every third lamp post we passed.

playing pooh sticks of the bridge 


 Hubby went round to friends and I picked him up n the way back out the town and we all took a  walk round a local park and then dropped friend back off again before heading home.

 SIL3 came round after his work as hubby and friend had been trying to do some welding at the weekend  and not managed to succeed. SIL3 says the gates are the wrong metal and it will need a stick welder.
The gates will have to wait.

SIL3 welding 

DD3 had been up for the day and took Ziggy down to DD1's. Wee Roo has not be overly well the last few days so DD2 stayed here with her and managed to get her to sleep for a while. By 9pm DD2 was rather worried about Roo as she has not had a wet nappy all day as well as her crying and raised temperature and pulling at her ears. She phoned doctors on call and took her up for 10.30. They ran various tests on her and were happy nothing serious were wrong. They said  she was dehydrated and to take her home and make sure she got plenty of fluids.

She was thankful she was here and not at home as her local hospital would not have dealt with her and would have sent her a ninety mile trip to their "local" children's unit. Not to mention the ninety miles back. That would not have been much fun for either of them.


GP appointment. Blood test results are all normal. GP has no answers to what may have caused this or what it is, going to be another mystery like my black thumb of last year. Helicobacter pylori test also came back clear. Currently the weakness and discomfort is primarily in the wrists and thumbs with the odd mild pins and needles in my finger tips. Hoping to build the strength back up now to get back to a more normal life.

A walk along the beach with the dog while we were out anyway.

DD2 and the girls are away to visit SIL2's family for the weekend.

Roo fast asleep before I went oout 

Started listening to The Lake House by Kate Morton, - a heart stopping suspense and uncovered secrets - a missing child - that flits between 3 time eras. Positively enjoying this one.  Started watching Unbelievable on Amazon Prime. Was not sure I was going to enjoy it with the first episode but watched 5 now and enjoying it.


Got my exercise bike back in that has been in the shed since Monday, and my jigsaw back on the table to work on.

Managed to so some knitting, not pushing my luck but got the back of a jumper finished for Spud that I started weeks ago. Only had ten rows to go. Not wanting to push my luck as I can feel it. Same with carrying a mug, I can do it but not comfortably. Still getting hubby to lift hot heavy things for me. Pain just in wrists and thumbs now.

finished off the wall eventually 

Hubby and friend went down to visit a relative of hubbys locally.


Had three small spots on my stomach a few weeks back, they seemed to have disappeared. But one flared up and I used an antibiotic cream on it and again it seemed to heal. For some reason it flared  up again on Thursday so bought this hoping if there is something in it it will draw it out.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Project 365 week 41

Trying to be a bit more positive this week. The fact I have actually manage to sleep the last four nights is helping with that. Up to and including Monday night was just hideous, when it takes 15 to 20 minutes of rubbing at your arm and hand to stop the pins and needles and you are getting that every forty five minutes or so then sleep is impossible. When all you want to do is cry or chop your arms off then it makes for a long night.

Still struggling with basic tasks and still getting hubby to help with hot and heavy things.

Been out for a walk most days and been using the exercise bike in the house just to pass the time. Managed to do some crochet, a few stitches at a time, though the nearly finished item looks nothing like it should and I have no idea why not but it helped pass the time. Suppose to be an owl hat but the hat part is not head shaped in the least so wont be adding the eyes etc to finish it off but never mind.

DD3 suggested jigsaw puzzles so been doing one with hot air balloons on and listening to my audiobooks at the same time.


Lots of lazing around. Got a call from Ziggy. She was having great fun adding silly effects to herself and her little sister.


Not really sure what happened today as had no sleep for a number of nights. Don't seem to be any photos taken today.

Here is one from last week when friend was trying to balance treats on the dogs head, she was for none of it.


Had a phone call back from the GP and told my inflammatory markers were raised but not by much but my potassium levels were back in the normal range. This disappointed me as I was hoping that with the symptoms I have (six of the eight main ones) that low potassium was going to be the answer and a quick fix.

Walked the dog in the morning and lazed with the dog in the afternoon, think she is quite liking me lazing around.


After yesterdays phone results was given an appointment for today to see the GP I have been seeing to see what the next stage is. He is as baffled as me and I felt just playing for time in hoping it will go away. He did ask me what I would like done next.....well sorry I don't know, if I knew that I would be sat in his chair not mine. Having had little sleep in weeks then I am not the most tolerant when tired and in pain. He says he can refer me to neurology but will wait months for an appointment.

He said he would discuss it with the others in the practice and phoned back and said they decided another full batch of blood tests might show something as my lost lot were done a few or so before this kicked off.
Took friend to his physio appointment, the hospital near my GP anyway so hubby played taxi driver between one place and the other and we fitted in a walk with the dog as well.   Friend needed a pile of paperwork scanned and emailed to his mum so I did it for him.


Had an occupational health appointment through work. Had put in for this when things started going wrong as never sure how long you will wait for one. But less than two weeks is not bad. He took a full history, that took a an idea of the last few weeks.....then did lots of prodding and poking and hammering with moving arms here and there, and he agrees with the GP, seems to be nothing major, for it to be both sides at once rules out trapped nerve, and that water retention and inflammation after three days of diarrhoea can cause the symptoms I have and it should go down in its own time.  Have to say was rather sore later in the day because of it.

Back into town to get more bloods taken later in the day.

While I was going in today anyway I did my helicobacter pylori test and handed it in. Two weeks for the results of this.


A walk round the park locally with the dog.

Went down to watch the three wee ones while DD1 picks Bob up. Was winding up Minky, sitting him on my knee and giving him kisses and calling him Grandma's baby boy....he was not amused...and kept trying to push me away. When Bob came in he decided he would be Grandma's baby boy instead then and came for cuddles. Quite nice at thirteen he still wants cuddles from Grandma.

Threw a sausage pasta bake in the oven so tea was ready when I came back. Very yummy it was as well.

Spotted these in the shop last week, yum yum.


DD3 is away to a wedding today and dropped me off a few jigsaws on the way. Will need to hunt out the jigsaw board as DD2 and the girls are down on Monday for a few days so the table will be needed for them. Just as easy on the board and then slips under the couch for storage.

Always start doing jigsaws with the edges first, got as far as most of the edges and the bits with writing on.
Managed two rows of knitting spread over half an hour, hands think that was enough to be doing.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter