14 hours

Today we lit the fire in the extension for the first time since winter. We are also preparing to get the candles out again for dining. Given the sudden and seasonal change in the weather, outside dining may not be viable anymore except on very rare occasions.

The day was rather grey to begin with. I had to go to the Hospital on the Mountain this morning and was very fortunate in that Mirinda was home and asked if I’d like a lift. Given I’d not had a coffee, I was eager to say yes.

I hadn’t had a coffee because of the 14 hour fast I had to go on before having a fasting blood test today. I was told not to eat or drink anything. (I’ve since discovered that water is okay. Still, it didn’t matter.)

I did find myself heading for the kettle first thing but I quickly realised this wasn’t going to happen today. It was also a bit sad making Mirinda porridge for breakfast while I couldn’t have any.

I hadn’t been at the hospital long when I was called in for the blood test (she took five vials out of me) and given a sample bottle. She asked me for a urine sample. I told her I hadn’t had anything to eat or drink for 14 hours so I wasn’t sure what I could do. She gave me a pat on the shoulder and said to give it my best shot. As it turned out, I managed enough.

I gave blood today

I gave blood today

I was then off for a chest x-ray (I don’t know why) before being allowed to leave. Mirinda had a phone meeting so I sat in the waiting room, reading for half an hour before we headed back home.

Rather than going straight back to the house, we stopped off in Farnham so I could go to Starbucks. I sighed out loud. It’s great the way the caffeine affects you straight away. I’d been trying to be pleasant all morning.

Of course the rest of the day was spent with me resting my leg while Mirinda worked then took the girls for a walk to Frensham.

I so hope I can go to work on Friday because this week is going to be so dull! Mind you, at least I can work on our online library system without any guilt that I should be doing something else.

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2 Responses to 14 hours

  1. Mum Cook says:

    Yes well you did tell me all that last night as you said but I don’t mind hearing it all again I rung up about my water and that was for 6 Months and it was in my Lease that dad and I signed when we first when in to this place ,but she chose not to ask us for it anyway everyone pays for there water so Denise said. How long is your knee going to take to heel I forgot to ask you last night. Its a shame about the Country Fair but as you said always next year.
    Love mum xxxxxx

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  2. Mirinda says:

    So you could have drunk water? That is annoying. They should have made that clear!

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