Category Archives: Things to do – not recommended unless you have to.

Faint…..

Having been told I had a bloodshot eye one evening, I foolishly looked at it first thing next day.  Even more foolishly, I then thought about it – I am very squeamish about eyes….. I then thought that I was feeling sick……  Next thing I couldn’t work out what way up I was or where …

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Get Shingles

This started with a pain on my right side on a Monday afternoon/evening which I assumed would go away overnight – as many things do.  It didn’t.  So I gave it another night then phoned the doctors on the Wednesday and they phoned back.  After discussing it they said come in at about 3.30, which …

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This and that

So what have I been doing?  This and that!  Usual weekly activities – charity shop, choir, community café, church, gym (but not much/enough of the last).  Also “helping” with a “Community Alpha Course” (Youth Alpha adapted for adults) and now “Christianity Explored”.  Extras like coffee with friends and progress on the jumper I am knitting. …

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Leaf Collecting

This is one of my least favourite jobs in the garden.  I quite enjoy weeding and cutting the lawns (when I get into it) but collecting leaves is just a chore.  And there are thousands of leaves fall onto my garden from the trees behind it. So I fill the “green bin” with leaves and …

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Go to a funeral

This was, sadly, for a friend I have only recently got to know.  She came on the choir trip to Cornwall last summer and I got to know her there and at choir, where she had a good voice and helped to keep me singing roughly the right notes.  She also encouraged me to keep …

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Have 3 things cancelled in one week!

I am starting to think that it is me…….. Monday, a friend cancelled our dog walk and lunch as her grandson had broken both collar bones and she was going to be needed as support and help for both her daughter and grandson. Tuesday, at choir, we were told that the end of term concert was cancelled …

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Have a bad week…..

Last week generally was not very good…..  Well, Monday was OK, I think – just normal! Tuesday, choir went really badly.  I couldn’t pick up or do anything right.  It was only afterwards that I realised that the altos had overlapped the second sopranos and I had one of the loudest of those behind me …

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Caring for elderly relatives

You don’t have to be retired to do this!  (I wasn’t.) I was reminded of this on our reunion weekend on hearing that several people had parents who had died during the year.  This often meant supporting the remaining parent – some of whom were doing (surprisingly?) well. There are as many different ways to …

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NOT the Achilles tendon (thank you, God)

This is going to cause some of you a really big laugh – I can see it coming……. I went to the gym on Saturday, as usual and as I have been doing (with 2 breaks when moving house) for over 19 years.  I was running on the treadmill, as I have been for…..etc. etc. …

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Made redundant from my “Job”

I went into the Trussell Trust this week and found out that they had appointed paid receptionists, so I was no longer needed.  I hadn’t had warning of this;  it was just thrown at me when I walked in and was introduced to the new receptionist!  They found something for me to do after I …

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