Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Plans

We've only just started getting out and about and it was a case of having to this week as the car needed it's annual service and MOT. We had to leave the car for six hours and as the dealership we use is quite a way from home they kindly gave us a lift into town to while away the hours. It's only four weeks since my hospital treatments finished and I'm still suffering from fatigue and I had been worried about how I would cope. We asked the driver to drop us at the mobility store and we bought a walker with a seat which turned out to be a very useful purchase. All I then needed to buy was a calendar for next year and some Christmas cards. I was quite upset in the card shop, it was a busy store with no social distancing measures in place. with people standing next to each other picking up cards and replacing them and my glasses were steaming up with the heat, I couldn't get out of there quick enough. Other than that we had elevenses, lunch and an afternoon cup of hot chocolate in three different establishments. We then made our way back to the garage on the bus even though they had arranged to pick us up. We only had a short wait for the car to be ready and it passed its MOT with flying colours and no advisories.

 We have a couple more outings planned. We finally had the faulty mirror replaced and decided we'd ask for a quote to have the downstairs cloakroom refitted. That won't be a big job as it only involves tiling half way up the wall and replacement sanitary ware.  So we have arranged to go and choose some fittings and pay a deposit and we're not too fussed about when the job can be done although they did say it could possibly be done before Christmas.We're organised for Christmas anyway and it'll just be the two of us and a quiet affair. I have our Christmas week fresh food delivery booked as we have no intention of going supermarket shopping.

I have a dental appointment arranged for an extraction as I chipped a tooth on a mint imperial and that'll teach me not to crunch! I also had a video consultation with my hospital consultant and have been given the good news that I can have my long awaited eye surgery done in the New Year. So things are looking up at long last.

Here's a couple of photos I took this morning of a beautiful red rose bud on my climbing rose bush and the patio roses are still in bloom.





16 comments:

  1. Glad you are feeling stronger, it does take time, and you are wise to pace yourself. Good news on your op, hope it comes soon.

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    1. I'm taking things steady and looking forward to getting back to full health. I've been very fortunate to have had all my treatments during the pandemic and pleased my eye surgery will go ahead soon.

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  2. I'm glad to hear you're finally getting out and about, apart from the very busy card shop (and the chipped tooth!) this is a post full of positives. I hope things continue the same way and you have a much better 2021, you deserve it after all you've been through this year - maybe the roses still blooming are a sign of positive things to come :)

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    1. I'll be glad to see the back of this year it's been the worst year of my life and so many people are suffering in so many different ways. It's lovely to see the roses still blooming and I'd like to think it's a positive sign of good things to come.

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  3. I'm so sorry you had an unpleasant experience in the card shop. You would think they'd have put a limit on the amount of customers allowed in at any one time.
    Hurray for your MOT and for making plans. I'm glad things are looking up for you at last. X

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    1. There were stores with queues outside as they limited the amount of customers allowed in but not so the card shop. It beggars belief that such a busy store at this time of year would be so irresponsible although they did have hand sanitiser at the entrance.
      I do feel that things are looking up now, it's been a tough seven months since my diagnosis, but thankfully I've got through it.

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  4. The card shops here are closed because of lockdown, though there are plenty of non-essential shops still open. I really can't work out what makes a shop essential, the likes of The Factory Shop and TK Maxx are still open and I wouldn't say I can't do without either of those. Good news about your op, it will be good to have another thing done and dusted in the new year.

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    1. We're not in lockdown here in Wales although we did have the two week "firebreak". There was a rumpus then about what was deemed to be essential and non-essential. It made little difference to us as we seem to have everything we need apart from our usual grocery deliveries.
      I'll be glad when everything health-wise is done and dusted.

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  5. From Ann via Bloglovin'

    So pleased to read that you have been getting out and about, but oh! will people ever realise about social distancing!!! Does sound like you have a lot sorted all prior to Christmas and excellent news on your eye surgery. All on the up and a happy dance here ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ

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    1. I wear my shielding badge that I had from the hospital on my coat but people just seem to be disregarding the social distancing rules and it's worrying.
      Thank you for doing your happy dance, it's been a long haul but I'm getting there now.

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  6. Glad to hear you got out for a spell, but sorry you've had trouble with social distancing etc. We've been Covid free for a a little time now, but will still have to wear masks & social distance inside any public space & even outside if you can't be more than 1.5mts away. This will be in place in Victoria until they come up with a truly tested vaccine that works, so for a long time to come. Please stay safe & look after your health. Hugs from down under.

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    1. I wish people were more sensible here and abide by the rules until a vaccine is available. It'll be the only way to git rid of this deadly virus. I will be looking after my health as much as I'm able, you too Susan.

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  7. The day must have been tiring for you, I know I would be. I have to get my act together and go food shopping today. Mom says she's tired of turkey! Imagine that, lol. I am glad the worst is behind you now that your treatments are over. Full steam ahead to a brighter year!๐Ÿ’–

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    1. Indeed, onward and upwards from now on. Here's to a better New Year for all of us.

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  8. Better late than never? Sorry to read about the card shop - I do understand the feelings of stress which bubble up when you're in a store with such idiots.

    After so many months of this, I really cannot comprehend the people who are incapable of making what are really very small changes to their behaviour - in the great scheme of things it is such a relatively small & simple act to give other people some space. Grrrr. You must have been exhausted both emotionally & physically at the end of it all.

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    1. The day in the town centre was too much and too soon for me.
      We noticed a huge difference between stores, the larger chain stores were restricting the number of people allowed inside and some smaller shops like the card shop not bothered at all. I don't understand why some people don't make those changes to their behaviour to protect themselves.

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