1907/16th September 2021 When I called it quits yesterday, I was attempting to get some rest after a somewhat shocking day which ended with emergency abdominal surgery. It had not remotely featured on my daily plan, but there it was and I had come through, shedding another small piece of my anatomy. It made me … Continue reading Here a beep, there a beep
....and more of the riveting saga.... There I was, in the ER, drugged with morphine and awaiting transport for surgery, but it had been breakfast that triggered the reaction which landed me there, so a fasting period was required. In the meantime I had developed intense thirst but had to make do with ice chips. … Continue reading Surgery…
15th September 2021 Yesterday's fierce storm gave way to an interesting sky today, alternately boiling clouds to clear blue. . Another episode of Healthcare woes: An experience I share as a story of our system. Happily, it did "also pass".. . 16th September 2021 If what I have written so far about being admitted to … Continue reading “This too shall pass”
0713/15th September 2021 Today's mail brought the survey promised after my recent hospital stay. Like everything else in the USA, the questions are multiple choice. That won't do it for me! Surveys arrive here on a daily basis and in my opinion, they are not worth the paper they are printed on. Except to the … Continue reading Admissions
1943/26th August 2021 It's pretty bad when all I can find to offer are a couple of photographs with the challenge Where's the aeroplane? It's actually not that hard to spot. The sky was lovely, that night. I even braved the mosquitoes. It's been a bit glum, ever since... me too. Try as I might … Continue reading Feeling useless
1935/23rd August 2021 1944/23rd August 2021 Rainbows are becoming a daily event in these parts but it's always the light that follows which is so amazing and last night was particularly dazzling, otherworldly almost. A surprisingly and much welcomed good night's sleep helped motivate me to attempt a little light gardening this morning, before the … Continue reading Resentful!
For once a dove got first dibs on breakfast and she was not about to share, flapping her wings at the squirrel She did allow a sparrow to share. "What's poor squirrel to do, missus?" "Carrots aren't my thing." Don't worry. He won't starve. And neither will they! Everyone knows I feed the birds and … Continue reading Can’t we just share?
0730/20th July 2021 0647/21st July 2021 Morning smoke 0650/12th June 2021 Morning mist This morning's view, as compared to our normal view. The distant hill almost obscured. The weather this summer has been extremely stormy, to say the least. Anyone who reads my blog knows that I constantly watch the sky. The past few days … Continue reading Smoke
17th July 2021 The other reason I'm not wild about July is because things start to "go over", as Mum would have said. For as long as I can remember, I've always hated the sight of dead flowers, be they in a vase or in the garden. Mum couldn't bear to throw out cut flowers … Continue reading Bugs
14th July 2021 This is depressing. Please don't let me bring you down... Itching, scratching,baking I do not like July. It makes me want to cry But why? When so many of my kind... Vast numbers come to mind, Have good reason for tears, So very many fears, While here I sit Discomfited a bit. … Continue reading Spectator