We had another big earthquake in California last night. We didn’t feel it here but some people in Sacramento did. 7.1 is a big quake. Scientists are saying there could be another within the week or at the least aftershocks. We have an emergency kit in place and directions. Usually, up here it’s fires but […]
Well it has been a month since I blogged. Christmas is a far off memory and I didn’t even wish you all a Happy New Year! Still I thought I would share with you all the photos of Toni and her gift. Left me have a taste.Nose licking good.Death …
I know it has been ages. I don’t even know where the last few months have gone. We have been busy with one thing and another. We had one of Mike’s oldest friends come to stay for a couple of weeks at the end of July while he was waiting to move into his flat. We helped my middle daughter move out, so now the nest is empty, along with a small piece of my heart.
Those of you who are pals on FB will know I have been filling my time with baking and a small amount of knitting. The baking has mostly ended up in the bin as I have yet to get out of the habit of making muffins for five children when there is only two adults and one of those hasn’t got a sweet tooth. I must have put on a stone.
As for the knitting, well suddenly Myeloma UK announced on their FB page that they had run out of Buddies to sell and that they had got the pattern should anyone wish to knit some for them.
|The Buddy family|
So far I have three made, with another two awaiting stuffing.
In true Lorna and Micky style, the whole process was not without the usual c*** ups. So keen was I to make a start that I ordered 10 balls of the prescribed colour and type on the usual auction site, only to find that I had ordered chunky by mistake. This resulted in the following being made by Mike:
|Dexy Dan and friend|
The above photo is actually Dexy Dan II as the first DD was sent to Wanda and Dan. Wanda took him to do a skydive for Myeloma UK, you can find her just giving page here.
Wanda and Dan are a wonderful couple who had to firstly cancel their wedding as Dan was in hospital, only to rearrange it and it took place in hospital at the end of August. Dan is at home now, I think his treatment is now purely palliative. Yet Dan is still raising funds for Myeloma UK and yesterday Wanda started another Just Giving page for Dan’s Mamba for Myeloma. This is Wanda’s FB post:
We met at a Mindfulness course at the Maggie’s Centre in Nottingham. I will write separately about the course, what I got from it and how I use mindfulness in my life these days – that deserves a whole post … Continue reading →
Rather than trying to find the time to catch up and do things in the correct chronological order, I’m just going to post this now. A lot of health issues have gradually come to the surface over the past few … Continue reading →
Today is 18 months to the day after my allogeneic transplant. It’s my 18-month-iversary! I’m alive, pretty well for the most part, looking and feeling good. So today is worthy of a celebration, although it is more of a quiet … Continue reading →
Happy Valentine’s Day dear readers. I hope you are all feeling loved today, whether by a sweetheart or by friends and family.
Traditionally the day is for lovers and secret admirers, a day when you can express your true feelings without embarrassment. Today as we all know it is a bit too commercial, flowers that you could buy last week for £5 cost £15 today. Oh well.
Obviously it is a day for giving out love as well as receiving and so Mike has hit the jackpot. Laid up in bed with a very nasty chest infection it isn’t going to be a day of champagne and chocolates or even a card, instead he has me waiting on him hand and foot (where does that expression come from?) while he doesn’t even know what day it is.
I shall have to keep myself occupied with giving out more love with a project that would have had Paula reaching for her stash, and probably having completed a dozen by now. As some of you might already know if you read Deb B.’s blog, she had the idea of donating hand knitted or crocheted hats to cancer patients at her local hospital and hopefully further afield.
Off to tend to my patient. Spread the love people.
I was intending to share the whole peritoneal dialysis fluid exchange procedure today – I mean it may come in handy one day – there could a question in a quiz – if it involves a lot of money though … Continue reading →
I think I may have done something, if not illegal, then certainly immoral with some rump steak – I made steak and onions. Now this may be perfectly acceptable with some high folotting celebrity chef but I was brought up to make steak and onions, … Continue reading →
and I’d run out of cream which was going to be my edging colour for both the inner squares and the outer rectangles. So under duress he brought me a new 400g ball of cream aran, a pair of 4.5 mm … Continue reading →