Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Yesterday was not a good day, DB and I had 'words' late yesterday afternoon, he now knows exactly how I feel about the situation.

I did not sleep too well last night, DB was restless. I would have gone back into the sewing room except I had stripped the bed to wash the linen. I only have a single duvet cover for that bed. I have bought another one, waiting for it to be delivered.

Towels washed and dried on the line.

Went to the GP's this afternoon, she has already written and asked for an earlier urgent appointment for DB, he has to take 2 tablets at bedtime tonight. I am also on medication for the stress and to help me sleep at night. She admitted she could see that DB had gone down a lot from the last time she saw him. So we wait.......

Booked the car in for a service next week. 

Was going to do pasties for supper, just cannot hack it, so mice and tatties with carrots and french beans. DB picked another load of raspberries.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017


A reasonable night last night, have decided to go back into our room tonight, see how I go. Day bed stripped will wash the linen tomorrow.

Line of laundry out this morning, towels in to wash tonight, wet room and toilet cleaned, also did a bit of moving round in the sewing room. I have a pile of ironing to do. Might do it tomorrow.

Its a fine morning DB much as usual, has been out in the garden taking the beans down and sorting out a few bits. His headache is not too bad today, so he says.

Corned beef salad tonight, will do some mash with it for a change. Have taken out mince I plan to make pasties for supper tomorrow, its ages since I made any, DB brought me in a turnip, will grate some to put in with cubed potato.

Monday, 18 September 2017


Thankfully, both of us slept ok, I put the light out early, I was very tired, DB's light was still on.

Stripped the bed, hope to get the laundry dry on the line, its a bit grey looking just now.

I did get the tablet set up yesterday after a false start, have loaded some stuff up on it including borrowbox, was reading a story on there.

After a difficult conversation with DB it has been decided that I will just go to the ceremony for DGD's wedding, DB will stay at home. I will be away for about 3 hours and a neighbour will keep a watching brief on DB. There is no way he is going to be fit to go. I will have to let my daughter know after we have seen the Dr on Wednesday. I am upset but I cannot be away for any longer than that. We were only going to stay for the meal afterwards as it meant we would be travelling home in the dark over roads I do not know. They are having a disco which is not our scene anyway.

Did not do the full Monday clean, by the time I had hung out the laundry and changed the bed, I was about done in, so just did the bedroom, will do the wet room tomorrow.

It's turned out sunny so the laundry has dried, will fetch it in and fold it.

DB having his siesta, he was out in the garden again this morning. I am very concerned about him, the constant headache is affecting him badly. Roll on our visit to the Drs Wednesday, see if I can get them to do something about an earlier appointment. Do not hold out much hope, having to wait that long fills with dread.

Egg chips and beans for supper, just cannot be bothered to do anything else.

In the garden this morning.

Sunday, 17 September 2017


DB did not have a good night, he told me he was still awake at 3am, makes a change, I did sleep ok.

I went into Melton this morning left DB in bed, he was up by the time I got back. The tablet I returned has been credited, I just need to keep an eye on my account to make sure it does come back. I bought a new tablet, its driven me nuts trying to set it up.

Its been a bit of a dull day here and its now trying to rain. Hope its ok tomorrow, its bed change day.

Roast pork spuds, calabrese and carrots for supper. No idea about dessert, it might just be choc ices.

Sorry its a short entry for today. More tomorrow hopefully.

Saturday, 16 September 2017


Thankfully I did have a better night last night in my sewing room, will be in there for another couple of nights and then try back in our room. OH said he put the light out at 11.15 and went straight to sleep. Funny he does not fidget when I am not there.

Finished my medication, not sure the infection has gone, I felt awful first thing.

Did managed to do the delayed Friday clean, have also put some chicken in a casserole for supper, will have it with pasta and garlic bread.

Had to take the car to the garage, the metal we found underneath was from the exhaust system, chap made sure the car was ok and also checked the tyre pressure for me. I met our friends from round the corner, they were just out for their walk. Stopped to ask how DB was.

I am now seriously wondering if he is going to be fit to go to B's wedding, its just over 4 weeks away. I will be devastated if we cannot go.

We had a couple of showers this morning, then it brightened up, its now clouded over again, so guess we are in for some more rain.

No sewing my machine is still at the dealers, hope to get it back next week sometime. I have a couple of things I am wanting to do.

Friday, 15 September 2017


Welcome to my 100th follower. I hope you enjoy reading my mundane little blog.

Another bad night, about 3 hours sleep all told. I am not going for a nap this afternoon, hopefully I will sleep tonight. Have made the appointments for Wednesday for us both to see the Dr. Its getting ridiculous. I have decided to sleep in the sewing room bed, so need to go in there and clean up a bit, the bed is covered with fabric.

The chap came with 12 bags of manure, he opened a bag to show us, looks good......its from a stables.

No Friday clean it will have to wait till tomorrow, I am too exhausted to do it today, especially as the kitchen floor needs washed.

Spent some time sorting the sewing room so I can sleep in there tonight. I had an enquiry about the dryer, hopefully someone is coming for it tomorrow. The stuff I ordered from Boston Duvet and Pillow Company, a new winter weight duvet and 6 pillows, arrived, a huge parcel. I need to sort through the pillows when I change the bed and chuck out the grotty ones.

Stovies for supper tonight, just sliced the spuds, cooked the onions and cubed the corned beef ready to cook it, does not take long to cook, although years ago it was made in cast iron pans and left on a low light to cook. It was a favourite on Mondays when there was washing to be done.

Its rained on and off so no gardening for DB........he is hoping to go into Melton with me on Sunday, will see how he fairs. I am doubtful he is going to be fit to go to the wedding unless we have a major miracle. I will have to go on my own, I just cannot not go.

No news about my machine, I was hoping to hear today that it would be on its way back over the weekend, no such luck.

Thursday, 14 September 2017


I decided this morning not to take DB with me and cancelled my visit to my friend.

 Bit of a fraught morning. I needed to post off a parcel and draw some money from the post office. Our local PO was closed, the post mistress seems to work when she wants to.

From there I  went on to fill the car with fuel and to the hospital. The Drs were running behind, whats new, however I got seen within half an hour of my appointment. I have been discharged. The MRI scan showed my heart was working ok and the pacemaker is doing its job. I asked about various things, his advice see my GP about my stress levels and I should ask for DB to be tested for dementia.........hmmmmm. His parting words were ' if he has dementia you are in for a tough time'.   Thank you so much I really appreciate that. As if life is not tough enough already.

I did go to bed this afternoon for a couple of hours, not that I slept, but lay reading.

R & J came whilst I was out and R finished putting the wood round the beds, they stayed with DB for a while, which was good, it meant that he was not able to get into mischief  whilst I was away.

The wind seems to have died away completely, it is sunny but we did have some rain this afternoon for short while.

Fish and chips tonight for supper, I will do something else tomorrow.