Tuesday, 31 March 2009

back door photo 31 March

Spring is really springing here. Daffies are really showing up well now. And, the white blob is in front of the bush this time - looking at the camera! :o)

Sunday, 29 March 2009

the feedjit thing

I love to look at the feedjit thing to see where people who visit my blog are from. Some are identifiable like family and friends but others are a mystery to me.

As I type this there's one from Buckingham, Buckinghamshire. As far as I'm aware, I don't know anyone in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire. So then I get to thinking "who are they and how did they find me?".

The "who are they?" bit might have to remain a mystery unless they post a comment to me saying who they are. The "how did they find me?" bit might be easier to figure out. Maybe.

They maybe visited another blog like Debbie's or Joanna's and found me from their feedjit list. But then, I don't think Debbie or Joanna know anyone in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire either. It's a mystery - but an interesting one!

If you were that person from Buckingham, Buckinghamshire … thanks for visiting! I hope you visit again! :o)

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

I have healthy eyes!

I was at the optician this morning for my regular eye test. According to the optician, my eyes are very healthy. There has only been a slight change in my prescription - not a big enough change to warrant changing my spex. Yay!!

Is it pathetic how pleased I was that my eyes are healthy? Now, if I could just get the rest of me healthy, I'd be deliriously happy! :o)

Thursday, 19 March 2009

don't mess with old ladies!! :oD

An older lady gets pulled over for speeding...

Older Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?
Officer: Ma'am, you were speeding.
Older Woman: Oh, I see.
Officer: Can I see your license please?
Older Woman: I'd give it to you but I don't have one.
Officer: Don't have one?
Older Woman: Lost it, 4 years ago for drunk driving.
Officer: I see...Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.
Older Woman: I can't do that.
Officer: Why not?
Older Woman: I stole this car.
Officer: Stole it?
Older Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.
Officer: You what?
Older Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see

The Officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

Officer 2: Ma'am, could you step out of your vehicle please!

The woman steps out of her vehicle.

Older woman: Is there a problem sir?
Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.
Older Woman: Murdered the owner?
Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please

The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.

Officer 2: Is this your car, ma'am?
Older Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers.

The officer is quite stunned.

Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.

The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer. The officer examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.

Officer 2: Thank you ma'am, one of my officers told me you didn't have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.

Older Woman: Bet the liar told you I was speeding, too.

Don't Mess With Old Ladies - tee hee

Monday, 16 March 2009

back door photo 15 March

Here's the next photo in the run. If you peer very closely, you can see Rosie sniffing at the bush - yes, that white blob is Rosie! :oD

Saturday, 14 March 2009

arthropathy - maybe

I was at the doctor yesterday for the blood test results. He thinks it might be a form of "arthropathy" - which is a fancy word for "A disease or an abnormality of a joint." - that is causing my aches and pains. It can be linked to psoriasis which I have a very slight case of. (Oooh, bad grammar!!)

He has written to the Rheumatology Department of the hospital to see if they can find out more.

So it's now more waiting and seeing but at least the anti-inflammatories and painkillers are doing their stuff and keeping me moving. I'm not pain-free but being able to move is a big improvement!

Thursday, 12 March 2009

another haircut

I got my hair cut yesterday. I didn't take a photo of it this time - deliberately. I asked her to not leave me with hair in my eyes, to take the weight off the sides and back and to generally thin it out so it would behave itself.

Did she do all of that? Did she heck. Did she do any of that? Nope! Worse than that, she straightened my hair. Yep - for the first time in my whole life, I had dead straight hair and, let me tell you, if I have my way, it will never be done again. It was truly awful to have my hair as straight as a poker when it usually has curly bits here and there. This was yet another reason that I didn't take a photo of it.

So I came home from the hairdresser to stand in front of the bedroom mirror armed with my sharpest scissors and promptly dealt with the fringe in the eyes. I then used my thinning scissors - which I had bought once when a previous hairdresser wouldn't thin my hair - and sorted the bits at the side. I didn't risk doing the back - and, anyway, I can't see it so it'll just have to stay the way it is.

It does look MUCH better now that I've sorted it and washed all the gloop out. Why anyone would want to have their hair as hard as a brick and sticky as glue I will never know but mine is no longer like that. Thankfully.

The one good thing that happened at the hairdresser - she's leaving. I have been booked in with someone else for the next time. Let's just hope SHE listens to what *I* want!

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Barry Manilow rules!

According to the radio this morning, a lot of shopping malls play Barry Manilow music because it seems to keep the shoppers calm. Don't ask me how they know that. Even being fairly fond of the man, it seems a wee bit weird to me. But that's what they said so, of course, we must believe it.

In another similar story, they said that a city centre in New Zealand plays Kiri Te Kanawa music over loudspeakers at night and it keeps the vandals away. Now that - sorry, Kiri - made me giggle. Maybe more city centres need to adopt that strategy!

Or maybe play Barry to calm them down? tee hee

Anyway, had to go to youtube and find a Barry clip to share. Enjoy! :o)

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

the blood nurse - take 2

Back from the blood nurse - I can't spell phlebotomist! :o)

It was a different nurse than I had on Friday and she had no problems at all finding a vein. Phew! It was all done so quickly it was wonderful - if giving blood is ever wonderful!

I asked her why I needed to get the test re-done and she said the PV was raised and they just wanted to check it. PV - plasma viscosity - is what they're checking to see if I have any inflammation inside me.

So now we just have to wait and see if I get called back again for yet another test or if we just have to wait until next Friday to go and discuss things with the doc.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009


I just got a call back from the doctor's office to say he wants me to get another blood test done - I got one done last Friday - and he'll give me the results of both next Friday (13th) when I go to see him again.

I know they don't do things like this to freak us out but OMG!! Why? What was wrong with the 3 tubies of blood you took from me last week? And, I had such a bad day after you took them from me - do I have to go through that again? *sigh*

12.40am tomorrow for more blood to be taken. Breathe, Anne, just breathe!