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Arbroath

Pulled the few photos I took on my phone of my trip, here they are, this is Arbroath.

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Do I get a gold star?

Bag is packed. Keys got delivered. Cat food was bought. It’s 8.30 (ish). I have roughly four hours before I get the bus.

I have dishes to wash, the bed to sort, vacuuming to do, and a load of laundry to wash and hang. I should also tidy a little, as it feels like there is knitting/knitting paraphernalia everywhere.

For now though, I have coffee to drink and painkillers to assimilate. These two things will make all the other things possible. Including the ability to get my bag down 3 flight of stairs, with a clunky shoulder… I hope.

And NO Brane, I will not just knit a few rows before I get started…

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Away with the fairies.

I am going away this weekend. It’s a friend’s birthday, and we are off to a wee village on the east coast. There will be a group, they will all go off walking, and I will knit. My joints are still giving me hell unfortunately, so no walking for me.
I haven’t packed, haven’t decided what to take, haven’t even dug out my bag yet. I need to get spare keys organised for feeding the cats, get a prescription filled, decide on a book, which knitting.…
Oh dear. I really should be more organised.

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Hmmmmm….

Lots of discussion on capability this past week, a lot of things that were said struck chords to varying degrees.

I’m not a well person, and I don’t just mean right now. Over the years I have suffered from depression, anxiety, post viral fatigue (many times), vertigo, and then there’s the ongoing trouble with endometriosis which I’ve suffered with since I was in my teens. I also have allergies and a herniated lumbar disc….. None of these things are life threatening, but they have all been (and some still are) life limiting.

Right now I’m suffering with undiagnosed pain, we dunno what is causing it. Some days, things are pretty OK. I’ve even, in the last 2 weeks, had 2 mainly pain free days (without resorting to pain pills). Some days are really bad, I take the pills and take to the sofa with a duvet. Then there are the in between days, the days where the pain is there but I can ignore it a bit. I pace myself, I put off taking pain pills so that I can still function properly. The diclofenac builds up in my system, so one day of taking them isn’t bad but by the third day, I’m pretty much a sleepy space cadet, the codeine, these days mostly makes me feel sick, which the pain does as well..

Some days I can do stuff, some days I can’t. Some days I can face seeing/talking to people, some days I can’t. It does make it pretty hard to be friends, nobody is ever sure if you will be able to do stuff, arranging to do stuff is difficult as nobody including yourself knows how you will be feeling on any given day. People can also just assume that you won’t be able, so they don’t ask you to do stuff at all.

Today, I am grateful for the spur of the moment invitation to meet up with someone, that they asked knowing full well I might have to say no, but still asked I’m also grateful that I was able to go. I think I might try not to concentrate so much on the things I can’t do, I’d much prefer to enjoy the things that I can.

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Silly me

I left my laptop power cable on the floor at a friend’s place. Cue one dead laptop, horrible phone internet access and therefore no blogging. Also NO KNITTING! I have sewn up part of the Fire and Brimstone – no enthusiasm for that as it makes my head explode atm. The pattern for at Kataranarina is a pdf.. which I don’t have printed out… no laptop=no pattern=no knitting. “Quelle Horreur!”

I have had some knitting withdrawal so last night I grabbed some Noro Blossom I had in my stash and started a long skinny garter stitch scarf. This will be a present for someone, but can only be collected.  Hmmm, who have I been trying to entice into my parlour? *knits a new web*

Noro Scarf

Noro Scarf

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Ack :S

There has been much tiredness and laziness.. along with a visitor and some catsitting… Still no further forward with any knitting or blocking I have read my new issue of Yarn Forward though.

News on the Garnet is that it will be home soon and I will get a copy of the issue it’s in :).

Please someone send me some energy?

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Good news

The painters will be in on Tuesday 14th at 8am to redecorate my flat!

Now when the carpet guy and I talk on Thursday I will have a rough date for the painters finishing and therefore when I want the carpets done. I also talked to the bed people today, they are fine about holding the bed another couple of weeks.

It will be such a relief to be back home with my patterns and my needles and my yarn and my NEW bed!

I can get the Smoke Alarm cardi finished, and the Chevron Sleeve cardi back on track and well,  just fondle my stash to be honest.

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