Not Quite a Senior Moment…

I really don’t know what to write about. I did do part of a post earlier this evening but I decided I ned more time so I can do it properly. That’s the trouble. My past is littered with posts that need more time. Somehow I manage to forget about them time after time…

It’s cold here tonight, and wet and windy. I really want to put the fire on, but it’s the second half of May and it doesn’t seem right. Better to be cold than soft.

I’m starting to get perilously close to a couple of deadlines and I’m falling behind with a daily writing challenge I set myself. It’s been going for four weeks now and I’ve managed to get behind every week. Fortunately I manage to pull it round each time.

I woke up in front of the TV last night after Julia had gone to bed and thought I was having a heart attack. I had a terrible burning pain in the chest, radiating up through my neck and into my jaw. Even as I was searching for pen and paper for a final message to Julia, I remembered some of the final words of the pharmacist relating to my new anti-coagulation drugs.

“Take it with food,” he said, ” preferably a proper meal.”

Yes, I had indigestion caused by throwing down a pill several hours after I had eaten, completely forgetting all I had been told. I spoke top the Anti-coagulation Service this afternoon, they also reminded me I had to have the pills with a meal, though they did say it was for the purposes of absorbing it better. There’s always something extra to remember, and as I’m having to do it with a decreasing amount of brainpower it isn’t easy.

Not sure if it’s a senior moment or not. Probably just stupidity…

Talking of stupidity – a couple of years ago, Julia brought some dried teasel home and left it on the floor as she sifted through her bag searching for keys. It seems to have released some seeds and we had teasel growing last year, hence the header picture. This year, we seem to have around 50 self-seeded teasels, including some in very tricky places. They are all rooted between paving slabs, so we can’t get them out to transplant and will have to weed quite a lot out to allow us to get to the front door. I don’t think we will have flowers this year, as I seem to remember they are biennial, but we will haveย  lovely show in 2022.

This is my version of the old Greek proverb – โ€œA society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in.โ€

I just noticed that it has slid past midnight – another day missed…

Bee on Teasel


18 thoughts on “Not Quite a Senior Moment…

  1. LA

    Itโ€™s odd but I just read that proverb about planting trees youโ€™ll never know the shade of. Thatโ€™s just an odd thing to read twice in a week

      1. quercuscommunity Post author

        I’m sure theer must be. We found on that lead all the way back to the 1980s when we started decluttering so anything is possible…

  2. Clare Pooley

    I take tablets with a glass of milk if I find I have left it too long after a meal. I don’t particularly like drinking milk but I like stomach pains even less. I am afraid we are soft in this house and put the heating on for an hour or so during these cold evenings. Life is too difficult at the moment to add cold evenings to all the other tribulations. Lovely teasel and bee photos!


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