Catching up

Wednesday 2 November – Saw Prof, got two units of blood donated by a wonderful stranger.  (This seems like it was about two months ago rather than just over two weeks.)

Thursday 3 November – Can’t remember exactly (at all) which must mean I did something so wild I’ve had to erase it from my memory OR I spent the day knitting and taking it easy following a long day on the Wednesday and possibly threw in a walk with Bud.

Friday 4 November – Charged full of wonderful stranger’s even more wonderful haemoglobin I had by 10.00 am cleaned down and painted the tops of three radiator cabinets, touched up the bottom of the lounge door and nearby skirting board and painted the banister handrail and newel post finials.  Now I realised as I was regaling my Auntie Ann later in the day with my escapades that this wasn’t actually that much and that the ‘old Paula’, to quote B, would have had a room emulsioned in a morning but I thought it was quite an accomplishment and my back certainly paid attention – it needed a sit down and an extra painkiller then and later.

In the afternoon we went to Auntie Ann’s but on the way stopped off to purchase a fridge freezer and a tumble dryer (because the old ones had only been bust for six and 12 months plus), and I was so decisive.  When we’d been a few weeks before I’d been all foot draggingly enthusiastic ‘Yeah, it’s a fridge, yep that’s one too, oh a black one!  I don’t want black.’

And I managed to persuade B that the ideal thing for tea was a Chinese takeaway.  He was reluctant as we’re, well technically I’m supposed to be sticking to a borderline neturopenic diet to rule out a potential stomach bug as opposed to a side effect of Revlimid but it was over a week since I’d had Revlimid.  B was more reluctant as he didn’t think I’d eat much but I stuffed it down and he had to fight for his share. Mmmmmmmmm!

Saturday 5 November – We were both up bright and early for once and went to town shopping.  We then had a walk with our small furry family member and went to a BBQ and fireworks display at our neighbour’s in the evening.  (Just in case you’re wondering we celebrate the 5th of November as Bonfire Night to commemorate Guy Fawkes’s attempt to blow up parliament.)  My back requested extra painkillers as I made it stand up in the cold and it was still getting over Friday.

Sunday 6 November – The fridge freezer and tumble dryer were being delivered some time between 10.34 am and 2.34 pm (and I think I’m precise with times).  B was going to get up at 9.00 am to empty the fridge.  However by the time he got up I’d cleared out the fridge, had a crochet, an extra painkiller – what a surprise, a sit down and then cleared out the freezer.

B then got up and moved the old fridge and cleaned the floor underneath – no photo is available as it may very well have been considered age restricted.  Whilst the fridge was moved Bud gave it the once over…

‘Ahh yeah mate.  I see the problem…’

‘it’s not plugged in!’

The new items arrived…

I got the privilege of reading the instruction booklet so I could tell B how it worked as the old one had about three buttons – hot, cool and go.

As you can see, although the fridge is stable, it needs a bit of attention to make it straight – B is in no rush so I think that might be the New Year and since I want the door reversed too and it includes just 32 easy steps I’m thinking that might be 2013!

I have to admit I may very well have attempted the door myself while B did this in the afternoon…

but I had a ballet to go to in the evening – just to watch, it was good blood but not that good!  Vienna Festival Ballet in The Nutcracker.  My favourite so far – okay fair enough I’ve only seen three but I liked this for the humorous bits – by which I mean there were funny bits in the ballet as opposed to just trying not to snigger when the male dancers  bound on in tight white tights – I mean really there was no doubt the Nutcracker could have cracked nuts!

And then Chris and I got another takeaway on the way home and it was almost equally as yummy as Friday’s.  Oh, and I needed an extra painkiller to cope with the theatre seat (this does become relevant later).

Tomorrow we’ll find out how much else I got done until I ran out of juice!

Oh and it was our wedding anniversary yesterday so although there’s no prize – other than a sense of smugness if you get it right – feel free to guess how many years we’ve been happily married!  Okay I guess that could differ between B and I so we’ll just go with how many years we’ve been married! ;D

12 responses to “Catching up

  1. I would guess 18 years. 🙂

  2. I’ll guess 15 years (just because I think that’s how long we’ve been married … Andy always says he could have been out in less time for murder; wonder what he’s trying to say?!!)

    Glad you’ve had a bit more energy 🙂

  3. So very good to hear your voice again, Paula. You and B sound like you’ve been married ‘forever’ … maybe 20 years?

  4. My guess would be 16 years….all happily and B will agree also as he is a ‘good husband’ and we good husbands always agree. Yes dear.
    Happy Anniversary. Also, I love how Bud was checking out the new fridge…our four legged friends just have to be in the middle of all the activity, don’t they??

  5. Even though I agree with Dianne, I’d say 12 years.
    Whatever the number turns out to be, have a Felicissimo Anniversario! 🙂

  6. Oh duh, it was the other day…oh well, better late than never, it’s still Felicissimo! 😉

  7. It’s all relative of course, but you look so young I can’t imagine you being married for more than eight years…. Unless B is more of a ‘Cad’ than you make him sound. One way or another it’s clear he ‘robbed the cradle’ and a lucky man is he!

    Congratulations!, to you and B, Paula…

  8. Good to see you back blogging – we missed you! 🙂

  9. Ditto on the missing you… No one has chosen 10 years, so that’s my guess. Glad you got recharged up with that red stuff and sorry your back is giving you a pain… intending you are continuing to improve, though!

  10. So nice to see you catching up and I love the new fridge, washer and dryer! The picture of B snoozing on the sofa had to make me laugh…I have a few of EZ in that same position! Happy belated anniversary and I am guessing 13 years!

  11. You are such a busy lady! – Glad for the red boost – wonderful been thinking of you X

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