Thursday, 18 February 2021

Jigsaws and journal

The temperature is in double figures this week and it has been nice to see some sunshine. We went for a short drive yesterday, went for a short walk then sat in the car and ate fish and chips. It seems such a long time since we were able to do that what with shielding for almost a year although we are still being ultra careful. Last time we had fish chips in the car we had Annie with us and  treated her to a jumbo sausage, nice memory. Lockdown means we couldn't eat inside a cafe or restaurant now even if we wanted to.

I've also been to hospital this week, spoken with my doctor and reassured about something that has been troubling me. They took my blood in readiness for an infusion next week, the one that was postponed due to me needing dental treatment. I hadn't realised I'll need to have an infusion every six months for the next three years so my treatment is still ongoing.

Also next week hubby will go for his Covid jab although he will have his done at our GP's surgery not at the place I went to so that's some good news. He' s still keeping busy completing jigsaw puzzles and I only managed to place a few pieces in the last one before he took over.


This is hubby's next project, a jigsaw with a What If solution and we have no idea what to expect from it but he loves these kind of challenges. A shame he won't win a £1 million for completing it :)


I was looking through my bedside cabinet a couple of weeks ago and discovered an unused Moleskine Dog Journal that was bought for me as a gift by my daughter quite a few years ago. I can't tell you how much I'm longing to use it and I will one day soon I know,  all being well.


 


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16 comments:

  1. It's good to know that you've been reassured about whatever has been bothering you and I hope next week's infusion goes well. It's good too that you were able to get out for a while yesterday, a short drive, a short walk and fish and chips in the car sounds simple but a nice change. The What If jigsaw looks intriguing, it'll be interesting to see the end result. The dog journal looks interesting too and I hope you get to use it before too long :)

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    1. It was nice to get out for a while and do something different. It makes such a difference when the sun is shining and it’s not freezing cold. The What If jigsaw makes a change from the Wasgijs and yes it is rather intriguing. I’m feeling more confident I’ll be putting that journal to good use before too long :)

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  2. Must be nice to have some warmer weather & glad you've had some reassurance over your ongoing problems. A day out is always nice & we've done picnics either in the car or at tables & benches if they are available since our 3 were little due to financial circumstances & the fact we love being outdoors. Hope hubby's jab goes well & your coming infusions. Take care, stay warm & safe & huggles.

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    1. The weather definitely improved from the freezing temperatures of the week before and seeing some sunshine was nice. It wasn't really a day out just a reason to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air and the meal was a treat. Take care x

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  3. Simple pleasures are the best. I'm looking forward to enjoying fish and chips by the sea, as soon as we are able to travel further.
    I'm glad you were reassured at your appointment. I imagine any concerns you have regarding your treatment must be compounded by the current situation. X

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    1. I realise we are lucky to be able enjoy fish and chips by the sea anytime we please and we should do it more often. I hope you'll be able to do that soon too.
      You're right that the current situation is making things more difficult. Having telephone and online consultations doesn't compare with being seen face to face and being examined. Having said that I can't fault the care I have received in such difficult circumstances, it's been first class and I'm very grateful.

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  4. It's been lovely to see some sunshine and blue skies this week and especially to be able to get out and enjoy it, even if we can't wander far. I hope the infusion goes well, it must have been a bit of a shock to realise that you will need these for a few years but it's reassuring to know that they're keeping an eye on you and that you're getting what you need to keep you well. Oh, I haven't seen those dog journals, what a good idea, I'm sure you'll be filling it in very soon.

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    1. I think I was going a bit stir crazy only leaving the house for appointments so it was lovely to do something different when the sun came out and the temperatures rose. My care has been amazing over the last eleven months and I really thought my treatments were nearing an end apart from the medication of course but I'm not complaining, far from it. My daughter bought that journal for me quite a number of years ago and I put it away and it was lovely to come across it again. I'm confident I'll be filling it very soon. There's one in an eBay auction at the moment if you're interested as I know you love your journals. Mine has stickers with it and a pocket at the back for documents so it'll be great fun to use I'm sure.

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  5. How lovely fish and chips at the seaside. Our son lives in Hastings and he only moved just before the first lockdown so we have only visited him a few times, it is one of the things I am looking forward to most. I had exactly the same feeling when it dawned on me how long my treatment would be going on for I was so shocked when they laid out the plan for me but I've got my head around it now and just sort of accept it as part of my life. I hope you will be filling in your journal as soon as you can. I have not seen one before it is a lovely idea. x

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    1. I really appreciate living on the coast but miss our visits to the beach with our dog. The cancer treatment has been a long haul made harder with the pandemic as the last year has been nothing but hospital and home. It will all be behind me soon and like everyone else we will get on with living life instead of it being an existence. I'm looking forward to filling the journal it's another thing to look forward to.

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  6. I can't wait to see the sea again. Fish and chips on the front is top of my list when we are permitted to move freely in the UK.

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    1. Fish and chips by the sea is one of the simple pleasures like walking along the promenade in summer with an ice cream. Just have to watch out for the pesky seagulls though :)

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  7. So glad ou had a nice trip out and were able to enjoy something 'normal', whatever normal is these days.

    It has been too long since I went up the coast . . . but the weather has not been conducive. xx

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    1. We didn't go far but the sunshine and warmer weather was too good to ignore, I'm going stir crazy at home. Somehow it feels wrong doing something that should be normal behaviour. Spring is just around the corner so hopefully even better weather ahead, restrictions will be eased and you'll be able to travel further afield xx

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  8. From Ann via Bloglovin'
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    You need to keep a lock on your jigsaw, or a big message that says 'STEP AWAY FROM THE JIGSAW' - I somehow don't think that would work either do you?! lol.

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    1. Ahh yes, what a good idea Ann, I'll get a big padlock and a sign made :-)

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