On “re: vision”

I have an exam on Saturday. Actually. That’s not true. I have 2 exams* on Saturday. The date’s been set for several months, but somehow I managed to ignore how fast time slips away when you’re not looking properly. A month ago I made a list of topics we’d covered, and topics we still needed […]

On playing Chinese whispers

Some families play scrabble. Some families are less interested in written words and so choose to play Chinese whispers instead. *** DB came home from work really upset the other day. Apparently his father had told him that his (DB’s) mother had said his uncle (C) was in hospital and that his aunt (H) didn’t […]

On running out of medicine

(From 13th January) This morning I used the last of one of the three remaining eye drops. Oops. (A second bottle wasn’t actually empty, but didn’t gloop much when shaken. It’s difficult to tell how many days worth of drops are left in an opaque 5ml bottle. Double oops.) I’m in a very small seaside […]

On sunshine and my own bed! :)

Jesska’s going home, she’s going home, she’s going!!! šŸ™‚ * I’m armed with a plan and 4 bottles of eye drops. I have an appointment with a doctor on holiday, and I don’t have to come in again tomorrow – WHOO!! šŸ™‚ That’s all good news :). The not quite as good news is that […]

On bright lights and hospital beds – part 2

Thank you for all your prayers and good wishes – please keep them up šŸ™‚ Here are the most important updates: – My eye is responding well to all the eye drops (4 different sorts last count) – I am going to be released in the morning, assuming the head doctor says things are ok. […]

On coughing too much to smoke

I don’t smoke (and never have) but DB does. Or at least used to. He hasn’t smoked AT ALL since Friday. DB is so ill atm that he can hardly breathe, never mind talk; smoking is unthinkable. Much as I want him to get well as soon as possible, it would be soooo good if […]

On being stood up by a doctor

(or on doctors and DBs – part 1) No. Chew chew chew.Ā  You chew definitely don’t chew chew have an appointment. Chew chew chew chew chew. We stared at the chewing-gum-man in disbelief. Turning slightly, we looked at each other, looked back at the man and shrugged before making our way to the car and […]

On the morning after the last 4 days

IĀ  CAN STILL WALK!!! šŸ™‚ That’s the main thing, right? I ache pretty much all over, and going downstairs isn’t a whole lot of fun, but it’s not nearly as bad as I thought it might be, not even as bad as last year, despite my lack of training beforehand and not feeling all that […]

On swimming in the sun

Once or twice a week I go swimming with a friend. We’ve just started going to the pool near her house instead of the one near mine. Today, for the first time, I discovered it has an outdoor pool attached. It was sunny, and scarily warm, so I went out for the first outdoor swim […]

On slippery slopes

Today I phoned in sick. I think I was justified. I spent the weekend at home with a blocked/runny nose instead of going skiing as planned, my head felt like it was the very heaviest type of time-bomb (likely to explode any moment), I had null energy and I could challenge dogs to barking matches. […]

On polishing plant leaves

– Or ‘what I do with my free time’ –   Planning is overrated, pointless and a waste of time. I think I’ll give it up. I haven’t yet, but I might. It would save me a lot of bother and probably time and effort as well. Someone’s bound to ask how I’ll notice the […]

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