No recipe today, just a cuppa and a chat really.
I’ve been labelling things again, you know how we do that; label things with sticky labels to try to remember what they are (oh lord just look at my larder and freezer and you can see my lacking in the labelling dept any day of the week – and the mayhem that this causes!), label places as fun, good to visit, avoid like the plague, been there, done that, never again etc.
We label people and ourselves which is never a good thing.
We just like to slap labels around and it helps us to feel a bit more in control and organised.
I tend to label times as well. Like this week for example will be labelled as Sunshine Week as it really was the first days of spring round these parts. It was getting out and about, meeting friends and getting things done.
January was Clear & Sell Month when I attacked the bookshelves and wardrobe and got shot of lots of old books, clothes, bags and other unused, unloved and basically useless items. It felt good.
February was Hell Month as I ended up hospitalised due to depression and the whole month was a mess of medications, endless talking and appointments with people all trying to help. It was hanging on by the skin of my teeth and constantly intoning “This too will pass”, thankfully it did.
Next week has already been labelled in my mind – It will be Operations Week as both Idgy and I will be going under the knife.
On Monday Idgy will have the long-awaited operation to remove the cyst on her throat. She has had this for a year now and was so brave when it was inflamed, painful and so horribly obvious for months on end, now it has subsided but must come out to avoid further issues. I know it is a minor procedure, but it is a general anesthetic and I am worried.
My girl is of course putting on a brave face but I know she would escape this one if she could and I so wish one of her super heroes could just do some comic book magic and zap the damn thing off. Alas no, she will have to undergo surgery like any mortal, so Monday will be a day at the hospital, her on the table and me lurking round the cafeteria table counting the time till she comes round and I see her again.
Thursday will find me checking in for an overnighter while they operate on my right foot for the fifth (yes you read that right, this is op number 5 on my foot) to correct the damage that idiot surgeon caused last year when he did two operations on it.
Am I looking forward to this? like a hole in the proverbial head!
It has to be done though and I am hoping that it will improve things for me and I will get back to jogging or at least decent brisk walking excercise again.
It will be yet more time on the sofa, but hopefully this time only 2 weeks instead of the 3 months I had last year.
So the label has been written for next week and there is no avoiding it for either of us.
Wish us well and I’ll keep you all posted via facebook throughout the week.
I will get busy in the kitchen this weekend and get a recipe post up for you ready to see on Monday while I am otherwise engaged.
Hope you can label this as a Good Weekend wherever you are.