Jenny hadn't realised that September 1st was a teacher training day and hadn't booked the day off work, so Oliver had another sleep over on Monday night and we had a day out yesterday.
I found Anker Wood after searching 'things to do near me'. On the same site is a Dobbies Garden Centre, so, something for both of us :-)
Unlike last weeks outing there were not many people around at all and we had a lovely few hours exploring the mazes, (there are three), the parkland, looking at the animals and adding some wood to the camps already there, Oliver wanted to build a camp of his own, afraid not mate, were only here for a few hours 😂 He would have quite happily have spent all his time lugging bits of wood around, must be a boy thing.
This morning It's back to school and the start of year three, it's going to be a bit strange for everyone after almost six months at home
I've been feeling a bit under the weather lately, not quite myself, and a bit down in the dumps if i'm honest. I got a cold a few weeks ago, I think I caught it off Arty as he had a snotty nose one of the times I took him out, mostly I had the sore throat and dry cough, so you can imagine how it sounded to anyone if I went out! Just a side note....if you have a cold don't have a menthol sweet and wear a face mask at the same time, your eyes water like billio, as I found out lol.
Just as the cold began to clear up I began to get a lot of pain around my elbow and down into my forearm, It was even painful to lift a cup. After lots of googling, (because I couldn't get a phone appointment with a doctor for a few days), I found I had all the symptoms for Tennis Elbow. When I did eventually speak to a doctor she agreed with my internet search!! and recommended taking paracetamol and Ibuprofen for a week, and no knitting, crochet or stitching, or anything that might put strain on my arm.
Well as it's my right arm and I'm right handed that rules out just about everything!
I bought an elbow brace thingy off Amazon and, fingers crossed, not on my right hand cuz it still hurts a little to do that, it's slowly getting better.
With all my internet searching I did read that Tennis Elbow will usually disappear of it's own accord in most cases in six to twelve months. So I've gone back to my crafting, wearing the elbow brace when I do anything and taking regular breaks as it does still hurt if I have my arm bent for any length of time.
On Monday I enlisted Marks help in the garden, me doing the lighter jobs and shouting instructions to him on what to cut back and I got stung by a wasp, sigh.
Yep, probably payback for all the pointing and shouting at hubby.
Of course, I can't just get stung, I have to get infected too!
It gradually got bigger and bigger and I ended up calling the doctor again yesterday for antibiotics, which in itself was an ordeal because first I had to get past the receptionist!
He called me back within five minutes and asked me to send him a photo on the link he was going to text me. At the time I was on my way back home from dropping Oliver off and the surgery was closing in ten minutes.
Now this sting is on the inside of my left knee and I have trousers on, you can guess what coming next.
All I can say is, I hope no one saw me wriggling my trousers down in the car while parked at the side of the road!
Bonnie has also been in hospital over-night because of a high temperature, that, thank goodness turned out to be because of what they believe was an ear infection and the start of a cold.
And my daughter, Joanne, who follows me for infected bites was bitten by goodness know what while at the park and is also on antibiotics.
So yeah, Just One Dammed Thing After Another!