Wednesday 31 October 2012

Halloween Grump

I must admit I'm not a great lover of halloween but I do usually make sure I have treats on hand in case anyone ventures to my door.  This year I wasn't that organised so I turned a deaf ear on those who called tonight.  There were 3 disappointed groups.  And it was fairly obvious someone was at home - lights on, TV playing etc but no way was I going to open the door without any treats to hand.  But fortunately we don't seem to have suffered in any way - no eggs thrown at the door etc.

Been a busy day.  Nick and I were up and out early for dentist check ups.  We both had a clean bill of health there so that was good.  We then went on to the rubbish tip to offload another car load of rubbish cleared out from the cellar.  (Nick had already taken one lot yesterday.)  So progress is being made.

We then did some shopping and went to his Mum's for lunch.  We stayed until about 4 and then came back.  Annoyingly though I left my phone behind so I had to pop back after dinner to collect it.

I had a lazy evening apart from doing my physio exercises.  They don't take long to do but one in particular is very painful.  Hopefully it will show some improvement soon.

Tomorrow I have to be up early again to take the car to be serviced.  That's just a 5 minute walk away so very convenient for us.  In the afternoon it's the optician.  We're certainly fitting a  lot into this week!

There is still work to be done in preparation for the kitchen work but we've made a good start on the cellar - they will need access there to do the electrics but it's going to be a busy few days making sure everything is ready.

Monday 29 October 2012

Big update!

So my shoulder is frozen and I'm sitting here with ice on it!  Finally got my physio appointment today so now I'm icing the affected shoulder, exercising to keep the limited movement I've got and using heat on the neck muscles that are tense because the shoulder is stiff.  Will see how it goes.

This week is half-term so am catching up on a lot of stuff.  Went to the physio today and then went to the foot clinic to check up on my appointment - they cancelled the one I had on 5th and said they would send me a new appointment by post.  Well good job I checked - my appointment is booked for this Friday but I've had no letter!

So I have that on Friday, an eye test on Thursday and also trying to fit in a dentist check up.  I just hope by the weekend I haven't been totally diagnosed as falling apart!

We also went to IKEA today to get the additional units for the kitchen - the builder is going to start next Monday.  That's a week later than planned but it's actually good because we still have lots of clearing out to do.  We also ordered tiles for the floor today so we are making some progress.

This last month has been quite hard.  Work has been really stressful mainly because so much piled up earlier in the year when Mum died and I've never really caught up.  It reached a point where things came to a head recently and hopefully things will get better now.  I was certainly not in a good place before that, hence the lack of blogging.  I am the world's worst at asking for help but I ended up having to shout for it.  It was either that or a nervous breakdown.  But fortunately my boss and the deputy were very good about it and help will be sorted.

I'm keeping an eye on hurricane Sandy at the moment.  My youngest in Burlington Vermont.  He seems to be attracting hurricanes this year - he was in New Orleans when Isaac hit earlier this year.  Hopefully it won't be too bad when it reaches where he is and I hope that it doesn't do too much damage on the east coast.  Our weather isn't great at times but at least we don't get those sort of extreme situations.

Right I've had enough of the ice, it's time to get the hot water bottle now.  Hopefully normal blogging service will be resumed soon.