I am going down to Ripon next week to have my ears examined and to order new Hearing Aids which are not available on the N H S. The ones I have (which are NHS are so frustrating because now that I am really shaky my hands will not stay still enough to change the batteries So - all the plans are laid.
This morning the Hearing Clinic rang me and said they wanted me to put drops in my ears for the next week. So, taking out my hearing aid I proceeded to do just that. Then I put cotton wool in my ears for an hour. Then I decided to put my Hearing Aids back in - but I couldn't find them. I searched and searched, I went in every room, I went over every surface, I retraced my movements over and over again, but to no avail. w ith a sense of panic I made myself calm down and sat down in an armchair for a think.
Towards the end of the news on television there was an item about a naughty little boy and a teacher who had developed a way of making the little boy confront his behaviour and then go and apologise to the child he had hit. This brought tears to my eyes (yes, I know he was probably a little scamp who drove every teacher mad) and I felt in my cardi pocket for my hanky. There was the hearing aid! At least I didn't put my cardi in the washing machine before I found it..
I am rather pleased with myself today. My carer is on holiday this week and I have a lovely replacement (we have met before - I had two carers when I first came home and she was the other one) . Because my usual carer is not here I am getting my own lunches and I am rather pleased with todays. I had a panini filled with smoky fried bacon, cranberry sauce and toasted with slices of brie on top. I have eaten it in cafes lots of times but thought I would try it myself. Not bad for a first attempt - it needs perfecting so that everything is ready at precisely the same minute but the taste was delicious.
The sky is looking very black and it is very windy. I think Priscilla and I might stay in today. I feel better for a walk every day but Priscilla can be so contrary in the wind. See you tomorrow