I try to make this blog as interesting as possible for readers, but some days it is difficult to come up with anything new. The blog was started as a way for me to rehabilitate my writing and my mental processes, dulled as they were from illness and enforced retirement. I also wished to write about my day-to-day life as a kind of diary, so that I could read it later and see any change or progression. Unfortunately, I seem to be having a long period of rather relentless deterioration in my health. The days of being stuck indoors or bedridden are getting more frequent and the opportunities to go out are getting fewer. I have to hold on to the hope that better times are coming in the future, or I would totally collapse.
Anyway, today has been one of the more difficult ones so far, after a very bad night. I woke up at about 3.00 feeling terribly nauseous, which luckily went away in the end, after hours of being wide awake. Also, I had a really bad nightmare. I am terribly afraid of even the smallest spider and I dreamed that a gigantic tarantula was moving around on our paper lampshade, which is just above my side of the bed! I could hear the shade crackling and shifting under the spider’s feet – eeeeeek!
I won’t illustrate this post with a picture of a tarantula – I promise! When I come across one suddenly on a website or my Facebook wall, even that makes me shudder. So I will not subject readers to horror of that nature.
Instead, I will subject you to today’s outfit:
- Silk scarf in shades of blue, lilac and white – Hera – Liberty of London.
- Bright navy cotton short-sleeved top – Lands’ End.
- Bright navy cotton cardigan – Lands’ End.
- Indigo jeans – Klass.
- Cobalt enamel and gold Agama bangle – Halcyon Days.
- Blue, silver and bronze resin stud earrings.
The scarf is of thinner silk than the usual Liberty quality and I did buy it from eBay. So I have a few tiny niggles about it, but I love the pattern and colours so am happy to wear it with the right outfit. This time I folded on the bias and simply tied it casually, rather than using a scarf ring.
Elder Son comes back from London this evening after a very exciting trip. I enjoy the peace and quiet when he is away, but worry about him and miss him terribly. He can be so lovely and helps and supports me every day, especially with lots of cuddles. We are so proud of how he has progressed so far with his ASD and learning difficulties. He can be very trying at times, but is also a wonderful young man. It will be lovely to hear about all his adventures!
I am planning to write the usual Reading Roundup post tomorrow, all being well.
So sorry to hear about your health deterioation. Fingers crossed, this situation will reverse itself – perhaps with some nice dry autumn weather? Spiders I don’t mind too much but I am phobic about snakes, cannot even bear photos of them.
Hope your son had a great time in London and that you enjoy hearing all about it.
I have really enjoyed catching up on your blog, you are a real powerhouse blogger, I blink and you have written several more posts and read hundreds more books! It is a full-time job keeping up with you.
Bon Courage! Xx
Many thanks for your kind comments, both here and on Instagram! Sorry it takes me such a long time to reply. My brain is all over the place! Blogging so much helps me to discipline my mind somewhat, although I worry that I am morning too much and am running out of things to write about!