I'm not exactly in rude health, lets call it slightly off-colour, innuendo laden, impolite health!!! I am back to being half way human, and life is bearable again!! I have had so many lovely comments and emails and some lovely gifts that have made me feel humble and chuffed at the same time. The pen is indeed mightier than the sword and words of comfort and cheer really work: Thanks!!! LarjMarj very sensibly asked what was wrong with me: I have a Mystery Illness!! It's not on any list, Rich or not. My bone marrow is in permanent conniption, it doesn't work properly and I don't make anywhere near enough red blood cells and there are myriad other bits'n'bobs, but basically that's it in a nutshell. I have adapted to be able to cope, but suddenly I had a little crisis and there had to be decisions made. It doesn't sound much, but because 'we' don't know what's actually wrong with me, 'we' can't fix it. So I get to try a lucky dip of treatments, not hoping for a cure, but just for some quality of life. My lower drug dose has made a happy difference and though I am sluggish and slightly boogelly, I am able to cope again. There, unless I pop my clogs and am pushing up the daisies, we shall speak of this no more for now. We will live in the happy Land of Pretend!!!!
- Egyptian Lounging pants from material bought and gifted last year, and found languishing in the fabric stash: inspired by Clickertyclick
- Tissue holders compliments of Tutti Fruiti's tutorial
- and a Chip packet pencil case!!!!
I have also started a little knitting project, not so much Fetching, as Carrying: with a holey pattern in a K2P2 rib background every 10 rows and I lengthened them too. I'm almost finished and I expect I will at the Knitting Coven tomorrow.
Peri has been her usual exuberant self, racing through the below zero frosty mornings, but she is a sooky lala too. Harki bravely (or not so bravely, she really didn't want to stay, but Peri and I gritted our teeth and left) donated blood to a sick dog at the Hospital who was waiting for an operation. Peri stuck to me like glue and followed me around the house for 90 minutes like a bad smell. She was ever so happy when we went back to pick up Harki. The nurse said she was very well behaved, but Dr Tim said she was a bit of a wriggler!! She also refused to eat the breakfast they gave her, or special treats!! But when we came home she gobbled down her food with Peri!!! Added a bit later on: Dogs do have different blood groups, but for their very first transfusion they can accept any blood type. After that they have to be cross matched like humans are!!!
Typepad has a new feature where you can add a page, so I am going to have a go tomorrow at adding a recipe page for Lemon Meringue Pie. Here's what was left after tea last night at tea last night at MrsDrWho's. She's ba-ack and she bought me some presents, as did her dad, the Timelord!! But more of that later.........