Sunday, 28 November 2010

Determined effort at normality...




...whatever that is!
First of all - thank you all so much for the good wishes. They have been much appreciated. I am back home again, the sun is shining, the world is a lovely shade of white out there and I am trying my best to look forward, not back.
Of my attack I know nothing, just that I was airlifted to James Cook Hospital and stayed there for four days. Now I am on a cocktail of drugs and feel very disorientated, but trying hard to get back to normal.
Outside the window the world has turned white and beautiful (as long as one does not have to negotiate the roads) and for the time being I am staying inside and looking out. I did venture to the Hairdresser yesterday and - by golly - I feel better for it. Of course, after my fit, I can no longer drive - my Driving Licence is on its way back to DVLA and I am starting to set up a network of Home delivery from Tesco and also a reliable taxi service, to take some of the pressure off the farmer (who has been wonderful).
This morning's footprints reveal a whole secret world - the farmer says the fox has been all round the fields and to within a few yards of the hen-houses. Looking out of the windows tells me exactly where the cats have been and various places when pheasants have had a mooch under the bird table.
Now today it is still and sunny - not a breath of wind, so let's hope it stays that way. My amaryllis have come into full flower while I have been away - they are a delight. Tess and the farmer are both overjoyed to see me home again. Duck breasts with cherry sauce for lunch and The Times and The Guardian crosswords to tackle to get my brain back in gear. See you all tomorrow - in the meantime keep warm.

32 comments:

Rachel Fox said...

Good to read you sounding so cheerful. Lots of love
R
x

Robin Mac said...

Wonderful to have you home again Pat - I hope it is not too long before you may be able to drive again. the Photos of the snow are lovely. Cheers, Robin

The Solitary Walker said...

Lovely snow scenes, Pat. Glad you are back to some semblance of normality, at least. Take it easy, and keep cheerful! Love, Robert & Carmen

Elizabeth said...

So glad that you are home to such splendid looking (not driving in) weather.
Amyrillis are always such splendid bold flowers.
This is all happy news,Pat.
Home deliveries are definitely the way to go.
Greetings for-without-snow-as-yet-NY

lakeviewer said...

Good to see you back, getting re-adjusted to normalcy. Take it easy!

George said...

Great to know that you are home again, Pat, and in such good spirits. Get plenty of rest and stay focused, as I know you are, on the many wonderful things in your part of the world.

Pondside said...

Lovely to know that you're home and in good spirits. Thank you for the little tour in the snow. When I get home I'm going to have to pay attention to the tracks in the snow to see who/what's been sniffing around our hen house too.

maggi said...

So glad that you are safely back home. I do hope that you continue to improve. I love it when the snow reveals the secret excursions of the wildlife.

mrsnesbitt said...

Great stuff Pat - great to know you are home safe. I will give you a call soon just to see how you are. Yes Tesco delivery is wonderful _ I use Asda and Sainsburys too from time to time - always shop around for the best prices.

Lots of love
Dxxx

Peter Goulding said...

Driving is overrated anyway. So glad to have you back

Gerry Snape said...

So glad that you are restored to your home! That alone makes you feel better. Get betterer!

Heather said...

Lovely to have you back again Pat, and I hope you are snuggled up near the woodburning stove. It feels cold even down here, -5 last night and the frost has stayed all day. Our snow has gone but I'm sure there will be more to come. Never mind - perhaps we will have another lovely summer next year. Keep warm, and as Gerry says 'get betterer'.

Textile Art Showcase said...

Glad to hear that you are now on the mend and I hope that your recovery is a speedy one. I also hope that it isn't too long before you are able to drive again. Take it easy, take care and get plenty of rest.

steven said...

weaver you crossed my mind several times over the last few days and i fired some words up into the air on my last bike ride of the week. it's so great to read your words from the dales again and the pictures - well they're always lovely and much appreciated. steven

Crafty Green Poet said...

Glad you're home and returning to normal, hope you continue to recover well

Loren said...

Who can afford to be sick when that much beauty awaits them?

When it's that cold, it's probably best to sit inside and admire it anyway.

Helen said...

Dear Pat,
I have been thinking of you ... be well. Adjusting is not always fun. Then we adjust to the adjustment.

angryparsnip said...

Great to see your post this morning !

Lovely news to hear your home enjoying the day, with may I add a scrumptious lunch planned. I think taxis and home delivery are the perfect way to go, especially in bad weather.

Your photos and commentary were wonderful.

Happy News !

cheers, parsnip

MorningAJ said...

So glad you are feeling positive. Shame about the driving licence. I hope they let you have it back eventually. Meanwhile, take it easy and relax. Snow's good to look at but you don't need yo be out in it!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

best wishes to you and your recovery!
I hope your follow up post seizure is robust and detailed ( sorry that was the ITU nurse in me)

best wihes from a snowy wales

Dartford Warbler said...

I have just caught up with your news Pat. What a shock for both you and The Farmer.

It is good to hear that you are home again and being so positive.

With best wishes for a full recovery. DWxx

Penny said...

Lovely to hear you sounding positive. Not sure how I would go with no drivers license but these things have to be worked through.
Enjoy your view and think now of all the other things you can do that perhaps before you didnt have time for.

Kat Mortensen said...

Nice to see you back so soon, but don't overdo it!
Lovely duck and cherry sauce (sorry, that just leapt out at me)- oh, and also the various tracks in the snow. How wonderful!

Kat

Hildred and Charles said...

Great to hear you are home and coping, Pat. Take care, and we hope you recover quickly, - lovely to hear a positive note in your post.

Titus said...

Weaver, thank goodness. The words and pictures are so uplifting that I can feel you're in fair spirits.
My love, and look after yourself.

Amy said...

Oh Pat, I'm just catching up after a long weekend away - sorry to hear about your illness but relieved and happy to hear you are home. Take care of yourself and know there are many of us out here in the blogosphere sending well wishes your way!

dinesh chandra said...

Good post.

Regards

Dinesh Chandra

Golden West said...

It must be such a relief to be home again, in your familiar surroundings with loved ones. Please do give yourself time and don't try to take on too much, too soon. Thinking of you and sending all best wishes, Weaver.

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

Weaver...I have not been blogging as much this summer, but wanted to jump in here and say "God Bless and Protect You." My heart goes out to both you and the Farmer. These things can be so frightening. May you improve with every hour. I do so enjoy your postings even when I don't respond.

Jinksy said...

Isn't it wonderful, the tricks the eyes can play? I read 'pheasants SMOOCHING under the bird table! LOL :)

Arija said...

So glad to have you back Pat!

Gwei Mui said...

Glad to hear you appear to be on the mend and feeling positive - great pictures