Had bacon sandwiches for breakfast.
Did some decluttering and deadheading.
Had an argument about the best way to declutter. I, as usual, was wrong. It seems it’s far better to move lots of stuff multiple times and pile it up dangerously rather than just doing it once in a structured and stable manner. However, my way takes thought and it would involve me making decisions instead of just doing what I’m told.
We had lunch at McDonald’s, where they were having a “Bring Your Own Idiot to Work Day” judging by the service.
After that, we managed to hunt down a charity shop with a parking space outside. They now have eight bags of books we have more carpet to hoover.
Many of the books are cookery books. You can buy some excellent cookery books from charity shops for £2 or £3. However, I rarely use them much (usually only a couple of recipes) and they then gather dust.
Today, with some wax polish and an old vest, I removed the dust and added some gloss before returning them to the charity shop system.
My X-Ray appointment today did not go as well as the last one. Instead of same day service and ten minutes from start to finish, I had to wait three days for the appointment and sit in a stuffy corridor for an hour.
You would assume they had a great array of techniques and equipment to X-Ray fingers. They are tricky things to photograph from the side as you have to avoid taking all the others at the same time. With a metal plate (which I’m sure they used to use in the old days) and some gaffer tape I could have easily rigged something up, but with me holding the unwanted fingers out of the way and one wedge of blue foam it takes a while.
It’s nice to know that you get better service when they are looking for lung cancer than when they are looking for arthritis. Having said that, you still have to wait 7-10 days for the results whether you have a terminal condition or difficulty holding a pen.
I don’t, by the way, have lung cancer. I have a cough. That’s why I went to the doctor – pills for a cough, not an X-Ray followed by pills for a cough seven days later.
This is a good thing as I’ve just spent £300 on two new dental crowns. It would have been annoying not to get the use out of them.
There’s no point having the nicest teeth in the cemetery.
Sounds like it was a very productive day all in all.
It was OK in the end. 🙂
What a trying day! And I can tell you from experience that waiting for a cancer diagnosis is no fun. So glad that is not the diagnosis you are waiting for.
I’ve been lucky – two biopsies and an X-Ray and got away with it so far.
I have so many cookery books I never use! I will have to follow your good example and get rid of them. That will keep me in brownie points with Mr P, the family de-clutterer.
There are so many good recipes on the internet I hardly use a book. Be brave!
I will! 😁
So many smiles today: bacon sarnies/getting the best use out of new teeth; doing as you are told; books leaving – more carpet to dust; polishing books with an old vest; the finger X-ray 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Yes, it’s good to count your blessings, though doing as I’m told is at best a mixed blessing. 🙂
Kim has a bookcase full of cookery books which, as I often point out to her, all have exactly the same recipes. A maximum of three is quite sufficient.
I’ve rarely used more than three or four recipes from a book and have to admit I have given several away this week which I’ve never used. Nice to read and dream though.