We had a little hiccup with Amy on New Year's Day when she had a terrible pain in her left shoulder and ribs which was worse when she lay down. She persevered through the night but by Monday morning she needed to go to a walk in centre where she was diagnosed with costochondritis. It's not serious but it is painful. At the moment she's on paracetamol and ibuprofen and it seems to be easing off which is good, as some people can suffer with it for months.
On Tuesday Thomas went back to school quite happily. I think he was ready to catch up with his friends and discuss latest Xbox tactics. He's grown so much since September that I've had to kit him out with another full uniform and new shoes. He had his final physio session in between Christmas and New Year but has to go back in February for a check up just in case he needs more help.
Sparky also needed to go to the vet this week. He's been nibbling at his leg for a few days and has a rather unsightly bald patch. After a check up there's nothing obviously wrong with him but he had the obligatory jab vets like to give and is on a course of steroids and piriton. I tell you, it's like GlaxoSmithKline here at Number 38 this week.
There's been no quilting or crocheting this week. I'm just not feeling it at the moment plus I'm enjoying the house being tidy which isn't the case when the sewing machine is out, but I have finished the cross stitch.
I've also got my birthday jigsaw from Mum back on the table. It's not an easy one, there are lots of shades and my brain tends to lose the ability to differentiate between colours after a while but I'm enjoying doing it.
And other snippets of the week
My choice of flowers this week were tulips and daffodils and I've also been given 3 hyacinth.
I've had to buy a new iron as it's not been reaching its temperature for a while and then the steam element stopped working. Typically when I was ironing one of Thomas' new school shirts it decided to spit a load of brown gunk all over it then gave up the ghost.
I made flapjacks. Not sure if I'll repeat this in a hurry. They were easy enough to make but it was like wrestling with a crocodile to get them out of the tin, bits were flying all over the kitchen.
I'm still finding truffles in the wardrobe :) I had a glass of cava one evening but I'm rubbish off drink lately and I've decided the one glass I drink isn't worth feeling like I do pretty much as soon as it's gone, so I'll not bother in future.
But sometimes I want to sit with a glass of something different in the evening so I bought these instead. We had the ginger beer at Christmas and it certainly hits the back of the throat. The Elderflower and Rose is really nice as well even though it's quite a sweet drink.
I went shopping with Mum on Friday and dropped a load of rubbish at the tip and 2 bags of stuff to the charity shop. Then on Saturday Mark needed to go to Blackburn so I went for the ride and a look around the shopping centre.
And that's pretty much it this week. The weather has been wet, dull, grey and foggy but that's fine. It gives me 'permission' to stay indoors and just potter around doing what I like although I've also made a point of going for a walk 3 or 4 times.
Until next Sunday.