There has been sun, sort of. I slept through most of it, but the garden enjoyed it.
The pansies are from several years ago and make it through every winter.
Ditto the hyacinth - there are a couple more in bud, this one is next to the doorstep and smells so good. That isn't rain, it's watering can water - due to rain tomorrow though.
I love these tattery, multi layered daffs too, again I think these were cheapo bulbs from Wilko many years ago.
Hmmmmm..... I have just noticed there are no piiiiink flowers yet, that needs rectifying asap.
What about these! Fabulous, these are new - so so pretty. They are very stumpy, like yours truly, but the colours are so pretty. The softest creamy yellow tinged with a pinky red.
A deep rich egg yolk yellow inside, and those leaves! Deeply variegated with an almost purple colour. There look to be maybe 3 more yet to flower.
I have many shells scattered in various pots, just because. It makes me smile when the buds start coming through and liiiiiifting the shells into the air!
He really needs some googly eyes glueing on.
Health - not great. Still waiting for the neck x-ray results, two weeks and counting. By hell it hurts.
Amazing how much we take something like a neck for granted until it goes wrong, then you understand just how much you use it! Grrrrrrr.
Small Bob went with me for the x-rays, and managed the good old tricky hospital gown with decidedly more aplomb than me.
I got stuck.
Completely and utterly stuck.
The more I tugged the tighter the knot became.
Reaching behind my neck is NOT the best thing with knackered hands, fingers and neck.
Summoning a nurse? Noooooooo. Stubborn, thassme.
Aha! Brainwave - tiny scissors in knitting bag, can snip through the tie.
Pah. Knitting bag is with mum in waiting area.
Tug. Tighter. Grrrrr.
I ended up taking my specs off and squeeeeeeEEEEEzing the gown over my nose, stuffed my bra in my handbag (there is nothing more flippin' annoying than fastening a bra when you have RA), pulled my teeshirt on, arranged my shawl to cover any droopy boobness and excited, with a red face and very ruffled hair.
Pure class, that's me.
May that image haunt you ;-)
I lost another tooth last night, that's the second since starting the RoActemra infusions. Add to losing my toe nail (bork, sorry) - I am convinced it is attacking my calcium levels. Or vitamin D.
So I ended up with raging toothache last night which didn't help my already miserable grumpyarse mood. It has eased a bit (thank you Tramadol) but I have a sore tongue from the sharp bits left.
I am not allowed dental work unless absolutely essentail because of the drugs - risk of infection, crap immune system and very slow healing.
Bye for now,
stumpy toothless nail-less grumpy pink person.
Saturday, 20 April 2013
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
That was taken last year, almost exactly to the day.
There are tiny buds, but nothing else at all - I thought I was remembering it all wrong until I checked last year's photos - blossom. Heat, Sunshine. Freckles.
More like frostbite this year.
Even the daffs daren't flower - the leetle tiny ones are open and look lovely, and a crocus - but the daffs and tulips refuse.
I risked planting some seeds yesterday, only a few types and only half a packet of each, just in case. I don't think we are due any vast improvement in the weather in the next week or two.
I found an excellent deal on Sarah Raven seeds, usually very good quality - these were all 99p per packet.
Sunflowers, sweet peas, something I cannot remember .... loads more to plant and I bought some more seed trays today.
I do love my teeny tiny greenhouse (it's one of those plastic things from Wilko, it does the jpb and takes up very little room).
Knitting is happening as and when hands allow, I will take some piccies when I remember. I have an almost finished hat, an almost finished jacket and - erm - lots of other almost finished things.
At the moment I am making 'A Thing'. Hand sewn, as I find that easier than bending over the machine (dreadful neck pain).
This particular part is about half finished - no rush.
More to come .....
Before I pootle off to check my tea (quinoa salad with crushed new potatoes) please say hello to my new friend.
Hello, Small Bob.
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