and it’s another scorcher so we’ve got the fan down from the roof to give us some respite during the day. The ceiling fan going all night is a godsend.
I was up at a sensible time, did my exercises, and took my blood pressure. Everything is looking good, even after exercises, but I’m very stiff in my back and can feel some swelling of the muscle on the left side. I’ve applied the usual cream and taken some paracetamol with plans to take things easier than easy as it hurts to walk the dog any distance. I have no idea what I’ve done, it could be twisting awkwardly in my sleep, stepping off the pavement wrong, or even washing the dog the other day as I had to lean over the bath. The good news there is that she is no longer crunchy and her bedding remains clean. We did have a little scare when I pointed out a hair mass behind her ear and when Hubby checked it out, said it was a lump. The next half hour or so was spent wetting the fur and teasing it out as far as possible, but in the end a huge knot had to be cut away, but it was fur, nothing else.
So, I have been doing some old fashioned letter writing this morning to some boating friends in their 80s who aren’t on-line and my 90 plus year old Aunt.
These were the ‘Hello’ cards I used today so hopefully they will brighten up their day when they hit the mat at the weekend.
The card shop in town was open yesterday so I went in and spent a few pounds on some trimmings. She had quite a lot of stuff, though some was quite big and the cards I have too small for them to fit. Pointless buying 50 cards for £5 to accommodate 2 toppers but I will go back when I get paid next week and have a more through browse.
Dinner today was a tomato bake for me and fish for Hubby. We seem fated with fish as the last piece I cooked turned out to be bad and I nearly poisoned him. It was weird as nothing smelt untoward when I took it out of the freezer or out of the oven. Luckily he spat it out before swallowing any and cleaned his mouth thoroughly. There were no repercussions, though I said if there was anything wrong with the next piece, I’d bin the lot. It was fine today, apart from being a mass of bones, so that ended up in the bin too. I will not be buying fish for a while, or at least not that particular brand.
Not much else on the agenda today. The shed place on the industrial estate is no longer there, so we will be looking further afield afterall. Ho hum.