I have a condition called 'Benign Essential Tremor' - it is inherited - my father and sister both had it and mine has been developing over the last ten years or so. It is not dangerous. It is, I believe, a brain condition and it is quite common. The actress Katherine Hepburn (for those old enough to remember her) had it. Hers affected her head and if you watch her in an old film now that you know you will see that she has difficulty in keeping her head still. Mine affects my hands - my handwriting, my eating, my preparation of food - so many things. But it is not painful - just a nuisance. This morning is a perfect example. Once a fortnight I have a Tesco order delivery on a Tuesday morning early. I order it on line bit by bit over the fortnight as and whenI remember something I need.
It came at nine this morning - delivered by a nice young man - there seemed rather a lot of it. When he had gone I began to unload it - I had intended to order a pack of 9 Andrex toilet rolls. Instead of ordering 1 pack I had ordered 4 packs - so I now have 36 toilet rolls stacked in the garage!!
And speaking of Tesco orders - during lockdown they have changed their packaging several times. First of all it was heavy duty plastic carrier bags which as far as I am concerned were useless to me so once a fortnight I rolled them up, tied them with string and put them out for recycling. Then some time later they changed to lightweight plastic bags but, let's face it there's a limit to how many of these you need. So once again - out for recycling. Now this morning they have changed again - each big blue plastic box (the things they used before lockdown) is lined with a plastic liner and we are asked to return them the next time the driver calls.
And still on the subject of Tesco (and other superstores) if I sat in my window all day and counted the number of deliveries which passed each day it would be 'a lot'. Good time to buy shares in the supermarkets!
And back to my shakes - it affects my typing skills so although I do proof read you need to excuse any mistakes I miss!!