Here I am bringing you up to date with the past week. Hopefully a little more exciting than the previous couple.
Phil and I are slowly recuperating from those dreadful colds we both had. As Phil is on antibiotics for about 3-4 months each winter he didn't need another lot and I took my last Amocycillin Monday night and they do seem to have helped clear my chest infection although still a little 'croaky'.
For some reason we are both incredibly weary so one can only assume that as we grow older our bodies take longer to recover from any illness. We are however smiling a little more now than we had been previously..
On a brighter note. It was Father's Day on Sunday and we drove up to daughter and son-in-law's home for a picnic lunch. They supplied rolls, butter, ham, cheese, tomato and avocado and we made up our own lunch the way we wanted it. I thought it a wonderful idea and much less work than a BBQ and probably healthier too as no fried meat.
We were not only celebrating Father's Day as a family but also our eldest great-granddaughter's 19th birthday. Her birthday had actually been on the Friday and although she and her mum had spent time with her grandparents we gave her her gifts on Sunday and enjoyed sharing a very fancy and tasty icecream cake, one which her mum Aimee had ordered from Wendys (a well known icecream shop).
Later this morning we are driving up to Kelmscott so I can visit my optometrist for my annual eye check up. Have to make this a regular event as with diabetes one's eyes can suffer without actually knowing it is happening. Phil already has glaucoma in one eye although his pressures were excellent when checked earlier this year. Unfortunately his long time (20 + years) eye specialist died in June so our doctor has referred him to another chap and Phil will see him at the end of Sepember. Phil has had one cataract op and we need to find if his other eyes needs attending to. I think the specialist will do a full check so no need for Phil to see our optometrist as well. After my test we will probably pop over to the small shopping arcade nearby and have a light lunch.
On Wednesday we will have our hair cut (our Louise comes to our home which is great), on Thursday our lovely Jenny comes to clean and on Friday Phil meets his two lady friends for their poetry session although this week they are talking about excerpts from their favourite prose ... just for a change. Me, I enjoy some poetry but am much more a prose person than a poetry one. I find some poetry just too far out although I suppose some prose is as well.
Quite a busy week but a peaceful weekend ahead, apart from two finals matches involving both our Western Australian AFL teams. They finished 1st and 2nd on the league ladder and one player earned the Coleman medal for kicking the most goals this year, so Western Australia really in the limelight right now. As you can imagine many of we West Aussie are very proud of their achievements. There could be another medal coming here but we won't know until after the Brownlow count in a couple of weeks. We certainly hope both Fremantle and West Coast will win their two matches this weekend.
I sincerely hope your week is also going as well as you want it to with no serious mishaps and are managing to steer clean of this cold that is doing the rounds.