A year ago today (28th October) I was having my surgery and getting rid of Dick.
It has been quite a year, I have healed well, the scar is flat and smooth, and the only time I notice is when I’m getting undressed or having a shower. It’s like it’s always been like that! I count my blessings that it was found early and treated. Different to Humphrey, it was sheer bad luck I had a second strike. But it happens, and I’m still here.
Today has dawned bright and sunny. The washing is out, Maggie has been walked and performed the business (thank you Sweetheart) and breakfast has been had.
The plan today was to sort out the boxes under the bed and put things away in our new drawer units. Ah. The crates have already been raided and there was not as much in them as I thought. We had plenty of tee shirts and vests, a couple of pairs of leggings for me, and a dozen pairs of Y fronts for Hubby. They are the wrong size now, so if need be he will get the sewing machine out and take in the side seams. I need new knickers. Not those lacy pieces of string that disappear should you sneeze or take a deep breath though, or the jumbo bloomers my school music teacher used to wear. Students would sometimes take bets on the colour when she took her place at the piano in assembly. Pink with a lacy trim seemed to be her favourite, dots, butterflies, stripes or bows optional.
Marks and Spencer were always THE place to get your underwear. I had options in two other chains, but they stopped doing the multi packs in the style I refer. A bit on the pricey side, but it was quality stuff and would last for years. Living on the boat all of our clothes took a hammering as most were not meant to be tumble dried, but we had no choice, so our clothes didn’t last as long as they used to. I’ve thrown out a pair of joggers today (holes where there shouldn’t be and no elastic in the waist any more) and a tee shirt which had ‘patches of rust’ on it when it should have been navy blue.
Sadly M&S is one of the major stores now missing from our High Streets and the nearest branch is over 40 miles away. If we make good time for my mammogram next week, we can go into the main town and shop there………… if it’s still there of course.
I can hear it now though:
‘We haven’t got your size, but you can order it on line and collect it here.’
Yeah right, as if I’m going to travel 200 miles for a knicker pack. It’s at times like this I miss my Mail Order shopping. I wonder if Freemans, Littlewoods, Great Universal, Empire Stores or Kays are still going?