Sigh. Watched all the binge-worthy programs on Netflix. Surely, there must be something I haven't seen! Hmm. What about this? "Tidying up, with Marie Kondo"? Mum tried to convince me to keep up with the tidying... never stuck, though. Look at this place! What a tip! What would Mum think? Maybe I do need this … Continue reading The Jacket… Or, Our Guy’s Adventures in Lockdown
Our Quick Trip
Four days, including travel, but we fit a lot into those days together -- not only our primary purpose, but also a couple of meals out, a book, two movies, and a side trip to take a picture I thought Esther would appreciate! The Primary Purpose As I mentioned in my previous post, we went … Continue reading Our Quick Trip
Hope, Smoke, and a Sad Reason for a Trip
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
Almost Back to Reality
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
I’m Melting! Melting!
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
Well At Least It’s Not…
... 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)