Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Am hoping this happy face will make you smile and brighten your day and mine as well as I continue to battle this damned head cold, or perhaps chest cold may be more accurate now. It's OK, I'm recovering but it is taking so long and poor old Phil too is still coughing occasionally as well. It's as well we don't have a dog or it would think we were in competition with it. Candy takes it all in her stride when we either sneeze (that has stopped thank goodness) or cough, a very placid cat is she.
What more can I report? Not much at all really as our unwellness has well and truly kept us indoors although fortunately Phil has been able to make it to the shops for groceries etc., and I am back doing the lunches and cooking dinner. Even the dishes are being done on a regular basis, albeit it only daily and not meal by meal. Two people don't dirty many dishes anyway so why burst our boilers worrying about 2 plates, 2 forks and 2 knives in the sink? I clean up as I cook and either a frypan or griller is no trouble and I use a large glass bowl for cooking our vegies in the microwave and that is washed as soon as the vegies are on our plates. Does that give you the impression I am not a great fan of housework? You are so right. Bed made, dishes washed.....that's what my mum always said.
We, between rainy days, have also been able to keep up with the laundry so clean clothes have been available for both of us. Even got the towels washed last week but still have sheets waiting to be washed. Rain over the past few days but it seems we are due a few fine ones again soon.
Today, at 11.30am I have an appointment with my GP. I had a few tests done a couple of weeks back and I received a letter middle of last week asking me to make an appointment re the results. As kidneys were involved I, as a diabetic, often fear the worst. One of the results that had me worried though, was hypercalcaemia showing up again. That was the reason my endocrinologist sent me to the surgeon who decided I had a parathyroid problem and operated (last October) to remove a couple of those troublesome parathyroid glands. After that the calcium problem should have been solved so what now?? Hopefully, tomorrow I will have the answer.
Today, in Australia (not sure about New Zealand) is the beginning of our spring. In Perth it will be more like winter as our overnight temperature was forecast to be 6ºC (about 43ºF) and our daytime temperature 16C (61F). A brilliant beginning to spring for me if it means summer may be somewhat cooler than usual but I won't hold my breath. Incidentally, saw on the news that Perth has just had it's warmest winter for some time and more than 100mm less than our average winter rainfall. Global warming, cyclic weather patterns or a combination of both? Does anyone really know the answer to that conundrum I wonder.
Hope you are enjoying what I would call a "good week" and, if not, that it will get better as you head towards Friday. I am hoping by next Tuesday I really will have a happy grin on my face.