||What a day it's been!
I had an appointment at the hospital for a lineogram. A what? A test where they shoot dye down my feeding line to check whether there are any blockages. I've been having some trouble with pumps telling me I have an occlusion so my doctor thought it best to get it checked out. Great. Except that a lorry went through the central reservation on the M6 leading to massive tailbacks and the eventual closure of the motorway at the junction where we'd need to get off. With no hope of arriving in time for the appointment I phoned the hospital and asked if I would be ok if I came anyway. No, they were very busy but I'd be sent another appointment as a priority being as I'd taken the trouble to call.
One wasted journey.
Back in Crewe, I decided to go to town and get a glasses case. I usually carry one in my handbag because the top-flip type are handy for storing little things like scissors, a needle, a couple of pens, a crochet hook and other little bits that come in handy from time to time. Could I find one? Could I heck!
Second wasted journey.
Home again and I decided to hang some new curtains in the bedroom. I'd bought them a while back but because I wanted a new pole for them, hadn't hung them. In the car again, this time heading for Dunelm Mill. One bed sheet, one bath mat, one bunch of silk flowers and some ribbon later, I emerged from the store having spent £28 but without a pole.
Third wasted journey. Well, semi-wasted. At least I got the ribbon to use as tiebacks. It looks nice because the curtains are ivory lace. I've hung them on the old black metal pole anyway, just because I was determined to get them up yesterday, but I'd really like a brass one. Maybe I'll just look on the Net.
Oh, and the silk flowers are standing on the windowsill between the lace swags and even if I do say so myself, the window looks very pretty. I'm into cottage quaint rather than modern interiors, y'see.
The book? What's that? Oh... the manuscript I've been working on? Well, it's erm... coming along? No, as far as word count goes it isn't moving at all, but I'm giving it lots of thought and solving a dilemma I had. In fact, Richard and I spent the evening in the beer garden at our local water hole the other night, just so's we could brain storm ideas as to how I can solve things. I think I've got it now.
Actually, I have written words. My note book's full of new words. I even whipped it out whilst at a gig in Leicester the other night! I probably looked totally foolish, sitting there scribbling down thoughts while everybody else was singing along to some of Rory Gallagher's most known tunes (anthems to his fans). But you know what it's like when an important idea pops up!
The graphic's are back but I haven't got the rest of the NWG website sorted yet. These things take time, especially as I have 6 sites to move, most of them involving scripts and mySQL databases. Headaches! NWG should be up and running again tomorrow.
Richard's just come in with KFC for me. Naughty but nice :-)