Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ireland, cat & phones

Phew, what great weather we had this weekend. It was almost like being abroad.

We kind of were abroad, we popped over to Ireland to see Colin's dad for a couple of days. He is doing really well, the only difference really is that he forgets he has asked you something and asks you again later. But for goodness sake I'm sure there are many people of far less years than 88 who do that.

While we were there we did a bit of tidying up in the garden, at Colin's dad's and also at his sister's. Well actually I sat in the sun at Fiona's and a local cat came along and sat on my lap until it got too hot and hid under the table for some shade. I also went looking for some shoes to wear with my dress but no luck there.

We came back Sunday evening and had Monday off work too. It was rather hot though so we went into town and just pottered about the house. I called the doctor but my Xray results aren't back yet. The blood tests were normal though so I'm guessing that means its not arthritis. I haven't knit for well over a week now but there doesn't seem to be any improvement at all.

Now I am back in the office. I have to take photos of the phone system and email them to Colin's brother. There have been a few glitches in the system since it was set up and Niall is a telecom engineer in Ireland. He seems to think he can sort it out for us. I have to work out how to get the cover off the box of tricks beside my desk first!!


nanatoo said...

I'm glad the blood test was ok at least. It's good that it's not arthritis.
Ireland sounds nice, wasn't it glorious weather? And so far we've not had the promised rain so goodo!

nanatoo said...

Spoke too soon, our road nearly drowned last night, lol! :P

KnitYoga said...

Hello, just catching up after some time away from the internet and wanted to say thank you for your comments on my blog. I also wanted to congratulate you on getting your wonderful sheep stitchmarkers into Simply Knitting! Well done! I'm glad that your blood test results were okay and hope that you improve soon so that you can get knitting again! :-)

Nina said...

I'm glad to hear Colin's dad is doing well. Eighty-eight years, how wonderful!

Were you able to get a photo your brother-in-law could analyse? That sounded like a unique method--long distance phone service repair.

Sweet Camden Lass said...

I just found your comment! I think my other blog now allows anonymous comments. Still don't have my socks back :-(

Holding thumbs for your thumbs...


woolydoodles said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog.
I'm so looking forward to my sheepies but like I said to Chris there's no rush. I really hope your thumb starts to improve soon.
Take lots of care
love n hugs
Mel x