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Florence61

Florence61 Report 15 Oct 2021 12:54

Afternoon peeps.
Strange day here today. After 3 days of pouring rain and a howling wind which kept me awake, suddenly it's eerily very still & not a breath of wind! Very overcast almost thundery looking but by golly the temp has gone right down.

I opened the door about 9am and gosh, a really cold blast of air came in so i shut the door very quickly indeed!

I have been sorting out a few bottles in our bathroom and JustGinnie, I have on occasions taken 1 shower gel bottle and emptied a few 1/4 filled ones into it. I add a little warm water, give the bottles a shake and that gets all the gel out. Quite amazing how much you can save.. Daughter is terrible for having 3 different bubble baths open at once but she does use all of them eventually.

I need to strip my bed but energy levels are very low today and my finger joints for some reason are very painful.

I tel surgeon's secretary but my results are not back from Glasgow yet. As you can imagine, i am worried sick as i'm still completely paralysed on my left leg and desperate to know what has caused it.

Feel like i'm continually moaning but it's hard not to when you are so worried!

Trying to keep busy and not let the mind wander.

Hope everyone else ok.

Florence in the hebrides

ZZzzz

ZZzzz Report 12 Oct 2021 18:48

JustGinnie, I would hide all but one of each of them, it would drive me nuts if I knew that was going on.

ZZzzz

ZZzzz Report 12 Oct 2021 18:42

Dressing is what my Mum called the starch that was on bedding when it was new and what the laundry used too.

JustGinnie

JustGinnie Report 12 Oct 2021 18:36

Hello all, hope everyone is well.
We have been busy finishing off the bathroom. Thing are never straight forward . Just before the new shower was fitted we found a leak from a pipe behind the toilet, got that fixed and all ok for the shower to be installed. All good with that then the toilet cistern stopped working couldn't get the same plumber to come (not answering) so found another one who came and fixed it and also fitted new basin taps as it had developed a drip. Hopefully that is it for now :-)
Cleared cupboard out and found half empty cans and bottles of shaving gel and shower gel.. Said to OH why not finish one oh he said I just like to try them all. :-D. Perhaps I should mix them all in a large bottle then he could try them all at once. :-D

Got a dentist app. for next week , check up well overdue.

Take care all.

Florence61

Florence61 Report 12 Oct 2021 18:29

I do wash all new clothes especially now with everything going on. But also, i wash new bedding because its always very creased the way its folded and packed tight.

I also put lots of softener in my bedding wash as the duvet cover and sheets sometimes feel hard..

Had a lovely 3 hours with my friend and munched our way through crusty rolls, soup, muffins and choccy biscuits.We put the world to rights and all is well now lol

Horrible mist came down about an hour ago, so quickly and its feeling chilly so have put on the heating.

Florence in the hebrides

Florence61

Florence61 Report 12 Oct 2021 18:23

"Dressing?" What do you mean ZZzzz?

ZZzzz

ZZzzz Report 12 Oct 2021 18:20

I have washed new clothes before wear for many years because of a skin condition but this new bedding has a lot of "dressing" it is ridicules.
I meant rediculas. :-(

Amokavid

Amokavid Report 12 Oct 2021 17:19

Good afternoon, hope all is well with everyone.
We have a lovely sunny day here after a few days of wet weather, I so I have menaged to get outside & sweep up a lot of leaves that had come down with the rain.
Lit a wee bonfire & that got rid of most of the leaves, still plenty more to come down so there will be lots of sweeping to do until the last leaf falls!!

I don't wash new sheets or other things before using.

Joan.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 12 Oct 2021 15:42

No, I don't wash bedding before using.

I remember my mother soaked new items before their first wash, - 'to get the dressing out', but not before use.

I wasn't aware that there is much dressing in fabric now.

If any of us had allergies or skin conditions I might pre-wash, but otherwise, no.

nameslessone

nameslessone Report 12 Oct 2021 15:14

Not me. But I did see somewhere this morning that you should wash your new knickers and bras before wearing them, otherwise you could get nasty rashes and sores in places. :-S

Added. I’ve hunted it down and it is in the Daily Mail on line - the comments are brilliant.

ZZzzz

ZZzzz Report 12 Oct 2021 14:43

I have bought some new bedding and I've had to wash it a couple of time to get all the "dressing" out, does anyone else do that or is it just me lol.

Florence61

Florence61 Report 12 Oct 2021 11:19

Aw Ann, horrid when that happens. Were you worrying about something? I often have got up walked around, had a drink then resettled. Sometimes it works.
Hope you enjoy your friend's visit.

After my friend yesterday, I did sleep better last night. Just the interaction opened my brain listening etc.

Was up before 8, muffins all done & iced and everything ready for 11.30 when another friend is coming. So lovely to see people. :-D

Hope everyone else is ok thats looking in.

Take care
Florence in the hebrides

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 12 Oct 2021 08:28

Good morning all didn't sleep well last night, woke at 0415 and laid there for a while, when it was obvious I was not going to sleep I got up and wandered around, back to bed at 0515 and half slept/dozed until 0715 when I got up. I have a friend coming for coffee this morning so that will keep me awake.

Florence that was a good start to your week, I hope the rest of it will be as good. :-) :-)

Florence61

Florence61 Report 11 Oct 2021 18:59

Well what a surprising day! Started off as a boring , wet & windy monday morning. Put out the bins at 8am and got soaked! Still no sign of the lorry at 11am.

Sudden knock at the door and a cheery "hello". It was my good friend that i havent seen in a year due to me in isolation & her work as a carer. She was working up this way and popped in to say hello and grab a coffee with me for 1/2 hour.

I nearly cried, was so lovely to see her and have human interaction. i had forgotten what it was like to entertain.

Kitchen table full of xmas paper etc complete bouroch but she says never mind ill sit on the sofa lol.

She stayed nearly an hour and left. Bin lorry appeared in a down pour so had to don wet proof jacket and put them in the shelter as the wind was awful.

Next get a text from another work friend who is coming tom for lunch!! Eekk i said that would be lovely before getting into cooking mode making soup, tidying things away etc. Certainly kicked my backside into gear. Im making some muffins early tom morning as well. Soup is made now and always tastes better next day anyway.

Isnt it amazing how suddenly things can change your day, brighten up your life and kick the brain into gear.

Lucky i have the par bake bread rolls in my store cupboard.

So tom, up at 8am, quick shower then baking and get ready for visitor :-D :

Florence in the hebrides

Amokavid

Amokavid Report 8 Oct 2021 14:59

Hi to all,
Florence, how very nice to be invited out for lunch, it sounds as though you had a really nice time regardless of your weather.

Not much going on here, we have had a couple of days of heavy rain which is so depressing, it has brought down a lot of leaves but because they are so wet I am finding it difficult to get them off the drive & paths, the ones on the gravel have been easier so I have just done those today, hoping we get some dry days so as to get the other lot of leaves lifted!

Funny weather for us today, very mild/warm but we also have some fine rain as well, not enough to stop me going outside but everywhere is really wet underfoot so not going outside anymore today.

Making the usual Fish & Chips for tea today & we have Strawberries to follow, our first strawberries this year, I have been waiting for the ones called ELSANTA to come into the shop I don't like the other ones.

A local farm used to grow only the Elsanta strawberries but they ceased growing them about 5 yrs ago, they startedinstaed on a different variety one but they didn't sell well so the farm concentrated on their Rasberries!
Really missed their Strawberries.

Well it's looking a bit dull again, makes for a long night when it gets dark early, bye for now.

Joan.

Florence61

Florence61 Report 8 Oct 2021 14:24

My how the weather can turn here so quickly. First thing the sun was out and it was a beautiful Autumn morning.

My neighbour who I have been getting to know and actually get on really well, invited me out to lunch at a new cafe a few miles along the road. I had been looking forward to this all week, so hair polished and smart clothes(forgotten what they are!) I was sitting waitng . Suddenly the mist came down and the sun was gone. So I took a light rain jacket with me and so glad i did.

We had a lovely lunch, real coffee and home made brown bread sandwiches..so fresh was a real treat. By the time we left, it was lashing down!!

However with all the rain, my roses now have another set of buds on them so more flowers to come yet.

Going to plod on with my book whilst I'm in the frame of mind and see how it goes.

What's everyone else up to for the weekend?

Florence in the Hebrides

Florence61

Florence61 Report 5 Oct 2021 16:30

Good afternoon from a very breezy but dry & sunny village. i think Joan you now have the awful weather we had over the weekend! Wow Edinburgh castle...im sure that will be fantastic once you have completed it. i did do a bit of scarf knitting over the weekend but keep losing interest in it...it will never get finished at this rate.

No sign of my gardener and its nearly tea time!!!I hate waiting all day for people.

Not hungry at all just now so just having cup o soups really and toast. Apetite isnt good.probably because im worrying now for the results but i have to be patient.

However, i feel i have just been left now for 2 months. My friend who is a nurse says its terrible as i could have a clot on my leg and if left untreated i could lose my leg!! That really cheered me up....but what can anyone do without the results?

Was going to make scones today but in the end my heart wasnt in it so i didnt make any..nevermind.

I have done a bit on my novel this afternoon to pass the time. Think so far ive typed over 50 pages(about 12ooo) words) so thats coming along.

have a good evening all

Florence in the hebrides

Amokavid

Amokavid Report 5 Oct 2021 15:34

Good afternoon from a VERY wet & windy Aberdeenshire.
An awful day so indoor jobs being tackled for a change, the house has been a little neglected over recent weeks due to my being out in the garden for most of the Summer months, & after todays rain I expect it will take some time for things to dry up!

I have got my Crosstitching set up once again ready to restart on my ongoing project, something I started before my bad fall in 2017 & then becoming ill in last year & so it hasn't seen the light of day for around 4 years!
It will be good to be working on it again during the long dark winter months,it's quite big (Edinburgh Castle) but if I keep at it I might just complete it by the Springtime.
I have several more that I am itching to do as well.

Hubby has got over his fall but I am watching him like a hawk, such a worry!
Anne, you sound as though you have been busy in your garden,nice to get to the back of outdoor tasks before the bad weather, & before the clocks change,not much daylight after we do that!

Florence I hope you are feeling better, glad to hear you coped with the scan procedure, I would never have managed it, I would have had to be completely
knocked out first!
Well it's nearly time to prepare our meal, no dea what to have as yet but I expect we shall rustle up something!
Bye for now, take care.

Joan.

Florence61

Florence61 Report 4 Oct 2021 20:41

Wow Ann, you have been busy in your garden. I planted some lillies and other bulbs i got in the £1 shop awhile ago with the last order. Those pots are sheltered behind the bins now.

My fuschias have grown but not very tall this year for some reason. There is a lot of dead wood i left from last year so maybe will prune that when the flowers have died off.

Wow making 80 xmas cards, thats some doing but good on you. A good hobby to have and im sure the recipients will appreciate them.

Florence in the hebrides

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 4 Oct 2021 18:41

Good evening all, we had a fairly pleasant morning with some sun, still very breezy though. I did an hour or so tidying the greenhouse for winter and put my basket fuchsia in there. I also planted some red tulips and some white parrot tulips and also some Tete a Tete daffodils. Tomorrow my very full garden bin will be emptied which will be a relief and I can start to fill it again I have already got a large pile waiting and need to cut down some buddleis and some more rambling rises. This afternoon I made some more Christmas cards I usually make around 80 I am about halfway there.