Today the temperature was 15*C and it rained. The Labradors and I are feeling so happy. My headache gradually ebbed away over five days: two eyes and my head, one eye and my head, one eye, and then just my ear was sore and today?? No headache at all!!! Thanks for all the kind 'be gone' headache comments: they worked!!!
Today I had my hair cut. No photo this time, because I went straight from there (well, with a detour home to take The Labradors a bone) to see my psychologist. Next week I have to have a medical review again for my Superannuation pension and I find it all very stressful. Last time I was truly a quivering wreck. This time I am coping a lot better. I have been more proactive and assertive about some unreasonable requests which could not possibly be met by the deadline they set. I have made appointments, asked our lovely Leukaemia nurse to come along as my Advocate to the appointment and visited the excellent psychologist for some helpful talk and preparation.
I find it all very confronting and adversarial. Being chronically ill with a mystery disease doesn't help. Thankfully I have The Labradors, wonderful friends (like MrsDrWho who is finally blogging again) real and imaginary, and fantastic doctors and nurses. Without whom...... Now I just have to get through the next week or so!!!
The cool weather has made it possible for me to knit again. My As Dreams Are Made On (Tempest) is going along quite well. The hem rolls. I am not too worried, I expect my fat will fill out the rolliness. I did indeed do the stripes. They made the waist increases easier as I didn't have to count rows. I am planning to do some stripes on the front too, maybe just one third of the width from the side seam to the front. Again, this will make the shaping easy and the sewing up too. The colour in the photo is not very true, it is much more aqua, khaki, green and much less blue. I did try to adjust the colour but I just succeeded in making everything red. I shall finish the back tonight. Wow!!!
Harki and Peri had a great walk yesterday, though they will have an even better walk tomorrow because there will be puddles everywhere!!! It was still hot and so we stopped half way up the track for a breather. Well Harki and I stopped for a breather, Peri stopped in case there might be a treat!!!
Lorelai Gilmore has been running in and out of the house in the rain with her new toy. A piece of plastic. Peri has been chasing her trying to steal the piece of plastic. Why do I buy them toys??? I love the way she is standing, as if she is a warrior!!
I have a new book from the Library, Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross which has some lovely patterns.
Tomorrow afternoon I am going to visit Auntie Dutch who is still broken, but not plastered, and we are going to make some embroidered, covered buttons!!! Lots of sitting carefully on the couch and drinking cups of tea.
I am planning on an excellent night's sleep tonight. The house is cool and I might even swap a sheet for a doona. Might, it's not definite!!!