Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Not a post.......

This is a holding post........a little scribbling to hold my place in the queue.
Back later.

Monday, March 18, 2013


The tale of the 'dirty dentist'.
Many years ago, the mister and I would leave our
respective offices at the end of the day and meet at our
dentist office for a joint check up.
This meant that we could travel home together.
Usually the dentist would call us in together and check the teeth of one of us while
the other stood watching/waiting.
One time he suggested that the mister might like to wait in the
waiting area as he needed to
give my teeth a more thorough inspection, and that we didn't need to always have the same appointment time...double appointments were not always available and we could attend on different days if we wanted.
The mister said 'no, it's ok I'll hang on here' and then 5 or 10 minutes
later we were all done and dusted and homeward bound.
Many years before that I had once been sedated, at a different
dentists office, for an extraction and the dentist there had
used what I thought he termed 'twilight sleep'. I don't remember much about
the procedure except my ma waking me up to tell me it was all done.
Fast forward to a couple of weeks after our joint dental
examination and the mister reading the newspaper...... and suddenly
exclaiming 'the dirty dentist!'.
It transpires that our dentist was in trouble and was to be a dentist no more.
A lady patient had been sedated for a procedure and woke up a little earlier
than she should have......to find something in her mouth that was attached to the dentist.
A different sort of 'procedure' that had been going on for some time apparently.
We changed to a different surgery.
As you would.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Dust...and more dust...and then some more....

Yesterday my husband knocked down a wall.
I was very happy about this....I had wanted him to do it for years.
It was an internal wall.
Making a small bedroom slightly larger.
He was very good at closing all doors in the house before he got going with the
lump hammer.....so that hopefully he could contain some of the dust.....and we don't live in a big house.
Home for us is a 4 bedroom semi......but boy oh boy there is now dust in places you cannot imagine.
So the list for the next few months looks like this....
Buy new boiler.
Have new boiler installed.
Strip two bedrooms.
Plaster certain walls.
Paint and decorate two bedrooms, the hall, stairs and landing.
Re-tile the floor in the downstairs loo.
Replace curtains in two rooms with blinds.
Then dust some more.
It might have been easier to move.....................................................

Monday, March 11, 2013

The poor lad.......

The physio chap was a qualified, polite, quiet, personable chap........he looked to be about 15.
I was there because of my left knee.........and him having to help me out, and up, and down, and not look too horrified when he remarked 'there is some muscle wastage here' as he looked at my left thigh was not pleasant for either of us. I thought I would spare him having to find a kind way to tell me to move my arse more....so I told him that yes I was overweight, I didn't exercise, I sat in a car or behind a desk or on a couch and even at school (a very very long time ago) I couldn't sit with my legs crossed  or do handstands or have any flexibility or suppleness.........so I apologised and said  I was a hopeless case and shouldn't be taking up his precious time. I suspect though he likes a challenge, because he has said he wants to see the MRI of my knee and has given me some exercises to do and will see me again in a couple of weeks........hmmmmmm we shall see.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Moving on........

So, March already........snowdrops appearing in the garden.
How wonderful.

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Please do not open any email from me....
I opened one from a friend yesterday only to find from a frantic phone
Call from friend that it was not from them.......they were caught up in a scam/virus/hoax/phishing thing.........
Now my contacts are getting the same bloody thing.....
What to do?????

Must work out the heating........

I left for work at 7.50 this morning - no heating on - left work at 5.15 and then went to choir - so have just come in and the house is COLD...