There was no time to put a post on yesterday as I spent all day at our local hospital. I have had a couple of T I A's and so was given a complete health check yesterday and am now wearing a twenty four hour heart monitor. I feel fine and expect there is nothing to worry about but at this time of stress it is something I could have done without. As usual very dear friends are rallying round. So that was my day out yesterday.
Today's day out is much more pleasureable - yes, as many of you will have no doubt guessed by now - it is Kirby Lonsdale. Over the Pennines go friend W and I on the most glorious Autumn morning (clear blue sky, bright sunshine now at 8.30am) to meet friends P and D in Avanti, our favourite Italian Restaurant in Kirby for a leisurely lunch. We have, as usual, both decided what we are going to eat (we more or less know the menu off by heart by now) but may very well change our minds when we get there.
As my son and I were saying last evening - this has not been a brilliant year for us. I suppose all families have years like this. My beloved farmer died in March, my daughter in law, who is a semi invalid anyway, has had to have a new hip and is still recovering, my great nephew has some unidentified illness which has put him in hospital for months, many of them in Intensive Care - and he is still not in the clear yet by a long way. In addition two more friends have died. I suppose we all have years like this, when crises bunch together, but it doesn't really hit home until it happens to you.
The other outcome of the blip in my health (I feel fine by the way) is that for the time being I cannot drive. As I live down a long lane a mile from town this is a nuisance. Friend W ferries me everywhere (for which I can never thank her enough) but events like the hairdresser each week present a problem. I shall go back to on line grocery shopping this week and this will solve the problem of food so at least I needn't worry about that. I have been trying to keep my food shopping down to the minimum because we eat out a lot (!!) and I don't want to be carting food when I move houses.
Speaking of the move - it does look as though it is on the horizon and may well take place before the end of October.