Hope Let's start with the good news, from a personal point of view. I finally had my appointment with the rheumatologist, who said that, even though the X-ray shows severe arthritis, the pain in my hip is likely from trochanteric bursitis and/or tendonitis. He gave me a cortisone shot where it was most painful, and … Continue reading Hope, Smoke, and a Sad Reason for a Trip
Wineries, Again As planned in my last post, we visited and did a tasting at my husband's favourite winery, Burrowing Owl, where of course we ordered a case to be shipped home. Our reasoning is that we will drink wine over the course of the year, and it might as well be wine we really … Continue reading Almost Back to Reality
Pixabay Hello, everyone. First of all, apologies for my absence... I have not even been able to manage more than a cursory glance at any blogs over the last several weeks. I have a situation at work that feels like "death by a thousand cuts". I am the point person in the middle of something, … Continue reading Ahh… Vacation
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MUtVOatpK8A https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3fceTi-LklI https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yLcbeR3NlPY https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uZD8HKVKneI https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6Whgn_iE5uc You guessed it… we are in the middle of an unprecedented heat wave here. 54 records broken on Saturday in my province. Forecasted high for tomorrow is 41 Celsius (nearly 106 F)! What the heck? For a place that has generally moderate temperatures, we are just not prepared. I spent … Continue reading I’m Melting! Melting!
It's Mother's Day in my part of the world. Happy Mother's Day! My husband brought me home some Spring flowers yesterday and both he and my younger son gave me cards. We are having a chicken done on the barbecue rotisserie tonight. Should be yummy. Probably no wine, though, as I am limiting my sugar … Continue reading Mother’s Day
... rheumatoid arthritis (RA). If you’ve read my earlier post, you’ll know that I was waiting for test results to find out why my ANA level (potential marker for an autoimmune disorder) was so high, with the particular test looking for rheumatoid. Although trying to find the actual answer will have to wait until I … Continue reading Well At Least It’s Not…
Just a quick and silly post, using the wonders of RA and Photolab. Hope everyone is having a happy Easter!
This (lengthy) post focuses on some health issues I've been having, not for sympathy, but perhaps because it may help me to work out my feelings on what is happening and to keep me moving forward toward better health. Maybe, too, some of you may have experiences that will give me insight and new ideas … Continue reading In•val•id (adj)
I guess it's been around 7 weeks since I wrote Part 1 and somehow thought I might have some free time. (What was I thinking?!) I've now finished my big project and have a few weeks before the next one starts. I managed to take Sunday and Monday off this week! (Normally I work pretty … Continue reading Rebalancing – Part 2
It's not often that an Armitage project comes along that my husband is also interested in. A space romp, though, is something he can appreciate. Space Sweepers is about a four-member crew of scavengers, essentially, who gather space junk to sell. They are outsiders, no longer part of the establishment and always trying to find … Continue reading Space Sweepers (2021)