Ah! Forgot the title!

I’m trying to get back to posting every day, but I’ve just realised that I only have 32 minutes.

Julia went back to work today after her Maltese holiday, and found that the rhubarb has faded badly. On the plus side three of the nest boxes have newly hatched broods in them, so the winter of renovating the boxes has paid off. (All the new ones we made were sold off to raise money for new seeds and tools).

Meanwhile, it was the first blood test for a month (a reward for passing the test regularly). There was a staff shortage and, according to the phone conversation I overheard, there was a queue of 33. There had been a queue of 18 when I got there. It took an hour for me to be seen to, so someone was in for a long wait…

Looking at it with a positive slant, I had a book with me.

I loaded this with a minute to spare, and then had to edit to add a title and add categories/tags. There’s nothing like good organisation, as my mother used to say. And this was nothing like good organisation.

 

18 thoughts on “Ah! Forgot the title!

  1. Donnalee

    I used to carry books with me everywhere I went, and sometimes now find I am somewhere without one–and I don’t even use a smartphone, so have no excuse. Oh well–part of it is not having a pocket big enoiugh to fit a paperback in, I think, and not always having a carrier bag of some sort.

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    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      Now that I’m wearing cargo pants (in the twilight years of my fashion sense) I theoretically have enough pockets to carry a book, but often use the pockets for other things. Aman needs camera batteries and spare handkerchiefs).

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      1. Donnalee

        Those are handy. I have an old Swedish bandolier belt that I used to wear to travel, but the pockets are smaller than those needed for that. I think I used to always be doing something like knitting, back deacdes ago before it got trendy again, and had books there. These days I just read all night pretty much, and use the being-out time for either working or social–but I think I’ll stash a paperback in a jacket pocket nonetheless.

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  2. Clare Pooley

    We have a first-come-first-served system at our medical centre now. Many people get there just before the phlebotomist starts work at 8.30 so there is always a long queue then. If you have to go to work it is necessary to turn up at that time, but so many people who don’t have other appointments or jobs to go to also attend early and they are the ones who cause the long queues. I have found that, if I have a free morning, the best time to arrive is about 10 o’clock as I can be seen straight away.

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    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      Yes, I have to admit muttering under my breath about people who seem not to need to be there quite so early (though I suppose some are under orders to get it done before attending a clinic) and people who overtake me on my way to the ticket machine (some of whom actually seem to treat it as a race). If you are so competitive that you have to barge a man with a walking stick out of the way it’s going to take more than a blood test to sort your life out. 🙂

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    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      To be fair, if I did it via the GP I could have an appointment, but that would involve missing work and being inexpertly punctured by a variety of enthusiastic though inaccurate nurses. 🙂

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      1. derrickjknight

        Jackie’s nephew, John, was once given an award by Dean Richards. When asked his name, John correctly answered “John Eales”. After getting him to repeat it, Richards replied: “You’re not big enough”

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