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Aaargh!

Today has driven me up the wall.

My tablet died again. I eventually managed to fix it, but I had so much to do today, and ran out of brain. I had to walk away, eat something and have coffee, then clean the fridge before going back to the computer. I did then manage to fix it, but, I am not entirely sure it’s not going to die again.

Fridge and freezer are defrosted. Dinner has been eaten with chocolate following as I needed something to make up for such a crappy day. Now I am going to take my meds, and crawl into bed, as I need to be up so early tomorrow for the new fridge freezer delivery. I am utterly exhausted. Looking forward to chilling out tomorrow night.

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Bananas and orange squash

These seem to be making up a large part of my diet the last few days.

Orange squash to relieve the boredom, of what feels like gallons, of water, and bananas as I have to take my pills with food, and given they make me feel sick, and I am on a diet, a banana wins as palatable, non-vom-inducing food for first thing and last thing of the day.

Not entirely convinced, these pills are the right pills. Course 3 of something else might be required, but at least they can do tests and make sure that one is right.

All knitting has lost its shine. I have been snuggling cats and watching films and TV.

Joints also misbehaving so, although not utterly miserable, I can’t say that I am full of the joys of spring.

Not even the promise of a fridge (next Tuesday) that won’t freeze anything unlucky enough to make it to the back of a shelf cheers me… Although the scent of the subsequent Waitrose order to fill it and the freezer is starting to make my nose twitch.

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Very bored

Not in general, just with this stupid infection. Two flipping weeks on and off, it seems to be gone and then wham. Hoping this second course of antibiotics will kill it dead. The Out of Hours doctor was great, no nonsense and to the point, the hour wait wasn’t so brilliant, but needs must. Thankfully the chemist was open at Ocean Terminal.

One thing about mostly being tethered to the flat, is that you have a fair amount of knitting time. I have knit one shawl this week, and started another. I haven’t Ravelry’d them yet so no links and no also no pictures taken. The 3 in 1 is on a break. We haven’t fallen out I’m just a bit tired of constant knit stitch (I totally don’t have spring startitis and if I do, I’m sure these antibiotics will cure it soon…).

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Flump, slump.

I think I’ve been running on stress and adrenaline since I bought the cooker last week. I have been pushing myself to do things, not sleeping well and generally over extending.
On the plus, I have a clean flat, new tiling, a new cooker (installed and dinner cooked using it) and feel a sense of accomplishment.
On the down side since the cooker arrived today, I have slumped. I am really tired, I have pain, hips, feet, shoulders, hands, wrists, and a head ache. I nearly didn’t make dinner as it seemed too much bother. I’ve discovered yet more dermatitis. I can’t concentrate, so no knitting, no reading. I am officially taking tomorrow off.
Off to bed soon, then tomorrow the only things I am doing are feeding me and the cats, and things to relax. I was going to make biscuits, but they can wait.

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I admit I am rubbish at blogging

I am totally rubbish at this keeping up to date malarkey.

It’s like thinking about blogging is the same as doing it. If I could blog with my mind, your feeds would be overloaded with posts.

I frogged Daisy. I was not feeling the love. And so I decided to knit this instead. I stole a ball of yarn out of the hexapuff stash to make up the colours, and have so far knitted….

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I am totally feeling the love for this.

I bought a cooker on Tuesday. A lot of my time yesterday was spent stressing over tiles. Turns out I need an extra course of tile behind and above the stove top (it needs to be 750mm and I only have 500mm).  The cooker arrives on the 9th, the tiles need to be up or they won’t install it. cue me stressing. Yesterday I bought the tile, grout and some tools, but the tile cutter is rubbish. It doesn’t score the tile well, although I suspect if the tile was shorter it might work. I (or rather GoD lady with her Amazon Prime magic) have ordered a better cutter, which will be here tomorrow. I only need to cut ONE tile and it is causing me fits. Actually, I will cut 2 and add 2 courses, as future proofing against the legislation changing again.

I have never tiled, so this will be an adventure.

Once I get over the stress of the cooker, I will buy the new fridge freezer.

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Today I am mostly

Drinking coffee and eating polenta cake…..

@hideout café Leith, Edinburgh

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Skirt

So the skirt is done, and I’m even wearing it!

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After a beautiful start to the week, it’s turned wintry again, so just the right weather for fuzzy knitwear. I also finally found the dressing for my waxed boots. They were starting to look excessively scruffy. They are now about 9 years old – don’t let anyone tell you cheap shoes/boots are a bargain. These weren’t massively expensive, £115, but even with new soles and heels several times over, I’d have spent more over the years replacing cheap ones.

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