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Showing posts with label blood test. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blood test. Show all posts

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Titter Ye Not!

Always look out for number one and be careful not to step in number two - Rodney Dangerfield 
Welcome to my Hump of the week πŸͺ
Brew with a very warm hug.
I had blood test appointment early.
I get there early.
I tried to make the Blood Nurse smile.
First I was weighed.
"Best to take off my trainers, as it will be a unfair advantage!" I said.
No smile there.
When I stepped on the scales...
I said:
"The red light is flashing."
No smile.
Blood pressure was fine.
The invisible veins were playing up, so the small needle had to come out.
I wished her a good day afterwards. 
I picked up husband and we got the newpaper.
Coffee time
Read of the newspaper.
Michael  Prendergast MBE , known professionally as Mike Pender, is an original founding member of Merseybeat group the Searchers.He is best known as the lead vocalist on many hit singles by the Searchers, including the song "Needles and Pins" and "What Have They Done To The Rain?". 
He is 80 years old 🎈

Dave Mount was the drummer of the band Mud.
 (He born  in Carshalton, Surrey, England as David George Mount.)
He would have been 74 years old 🎈 
He died aged 59 in 2006.
Jennifer  Warnes  is an American singer, songwriter, arranger and record producer. She has performed as a vocalist on a number of film soundtracks. She has won two Grammy Awards, in 1983 for the Joe Cocker duet "Up Where We Belong" and in 1988 for the Bill Medley duet "(I've Had) The Time of My Life". Warnes is also noted for her close collaborations with Leonard Cohen. 
She is 74 years old 🎈 
Miranda Richardson  is an English actress. She made her film debut playing Ruth Ellis in Dance with a Stranger (1985) and went on to receive Academy Award nominations for Damage (1992) and Tom & Viv (1994). A seven-time BAFTA Award nominee, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Damage. She has also been nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards, winning twice for Enchanted April (1992) and the TV film Fatherland (1994).Her other films include Empire of the Sun (1987), The Crying Game (1992), The Apostle (1997), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Chicken Run (2000), The Hours (2002), Spider (2002), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), The Young Victoria (2009), Made in Dagenham (2010), Belle (2013), and Stronger (2017).
She is 63 years old 🎈
I had my Amazon orders arrive↓
I back up more my stuff off the computer onto my new portable hard drive.
My Birthday card comes from my lovely friend.
Back to backing up more stuff.
The Waitrose driver couldn't find my house to deliver my shopping. I went outside to wave to him as I gave him directions.
As I was taking the shopping into the house, a big lorry couldn't get past his Waitrose van. Lots of horn was given.
I said thank you for my shopping, as he reversed his van so the big lorry could get past.
Tea at 3 time.
Put the shopping away.
More backing up of the stuff off the dodgy computer.
Tea goes in the oven.
I ordered some Sage,
(To burn it around the house to ward off spirits!)
More Judge Rinder is needed.
Tea is served.
We tried to watch series 6 of House of Cards.
Oh dear....
We gave up after 20 minutes.
At least my new computer is coming tomorrow.
Back on with the blogging \o/
Sleep Tea time.
More fun to have tomorrow!




Wednesday, 26 August 2020

What A Day I Had!!!

Don't accept rides from strange men, and remember that all men are strange - Robin Morgan
Welcome to my Hump of the Week πŸͺ
Going to be the tales of two halves today....
Sit down, put the seat belt on, and lets go together for a interesting ride...
That lavender knocked me out \o/
Slept like a log all night...
Now for↓
 Brew and Hug.
We ran out of time for the walk.
I gave hubby a sloppy wet πŸ’‹ before he went to work.
I had a blood test to go for..
Out in Sexy Beast I went↓
 Once I got the newspaper, onto Bromsgrove I went. However I ended up playing cat and mouse with a black Mini.
Who tried was trying to out fox me.
Once I got on the Bromsgrove Highway, he stumped up some speed (From somewhere) and over took me before going up the hill.
I came down the hill, and overtook him.
(He not like that at all)
He put his pedal to the metal and proceeded to go past me at speed (90+ mph)
(I wasn't going to break speed limits to get to him, I'm not in a rush!)
He then stopped in the outer lane for 4 miles until he got to the big island and pushed in front of 3 cars to get into the inside lane....
After that I get to the hospital.
I was a bit early, so I peaked inside the newspaper↓
 Jet Black (born Brian John Duffy) is an English drummer and founding member of punk rock and new wave band The Stranglers. Since 2015, he has been a non-touring member of the band.He is 82 years old 🎈
   With my mask on, I went into the hospital↓
  I washed my hands when I went in.
There was a one way  to the blood test department. I had my temperature read, and contact details read. No numbers given out to due COVID-19. I was the second person to go in.
 I was called in. Gave the nurse my NHS number, she looked up on the computer and said:
"We don't do Doctor referrals for blood tests no more, but as you are here, I will do it!".
(Great, no one told me about this change!)
At that point of the conversation, she was having a bad day, and it was going to be took out on me. She first tried getting blood out of my right arm, with no luck. She then tried on the left arm.
"Lie full down!" She shouted at me.
Getting blood out of my arm doesn't normally hurt this much, it did this time.
"If they can't get blood out of your arm at your doctors, you will have to go the your Alexander Hospital for it!" She told me when I got up and grabbed my handbag.
(I had a nasty feeling I wasn't wanted back after that situation!) 
At least the postive out of that, I didn't have to pay for car parking!
I went to my near-by Post Office to post the face masks I made to Wales↓
It was nice to chat to a friendly face after that encounter earlier on.
Off to Asda to get some things for the cake I am making tomorrow↓
 A woman got a trolley before me. She then went to wipe down her trolley. However as she held the top of the bottle↓
 The bottom of the bottle came away, fell to the floor, and all the contents went all over the carpet! She was not best pleased!
After she went, I wiped the trolley down and washed my hands. 
Got my bits.
Chatted to the cleaner.It has been over a 12 months since I saw him last. I did a loud laugh which echoed around the store.... 
I told him to keep smiling...
 And I headed off to pay. While I was waiting, a nice song came on the radio for me to sing along with:
 Even the woman at the till enjoyed me singing...
She said,"It's the music in here, keeps me sane!".
I replied,"Well they haven't banned me from singing just yet!" I laughed.
 It just started to rain when I got back.
Unloaded the shopping.
Now I need some coffee!
 I wrote yesterday's blog post.
Late lunch time↓
 I was giving Julio the Janome a rest...
Instead I got a Apple Pie to defrost for later.
Mince, onions, and mushrooms were fried together and put in the oven.
Once hubby arrived back..
He had a sloppy red πŸ’‹ 
Dish up the grub↓
 We started on Season 7 of NYPD Blue↓
Now onto work.
Starts with a big tune↓
 I got back home, and jumped into a hot shower.
( I finally got the plaster off the nurse put over my left arm when she drew the blood)
It didn't look nice↓
 I found some Witch Hazel that was over 12 years out of date. Oh well here goes↓
 It stopped it hurting for the time beginning.
Sleep tea time↓
 Onto making the cake for the LGBTQ Bake Off competition on Saturday tomorrow....
Fingers crossed nothing will go wrong in the baking part I hope! 

Thursday, 20 February 2020

More Tea Vicar?

Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are 
- Amy Bloom
Welcome to my Thursday🎈
No chance of a lie-in...
I enjoyed tea and hug in bed↓
 I gave hubby a sloppy πŸ’‹
He left the house of to work.
Now for me to leave the house!
 I played one of the CDs I bought yesterday.
(It didn't help it only have one cd in it instead of 2!)
 Just had to sing along↓
 It's getting warmer↑
I gets to the Hospital in no time.
The barrier is up so I don't have to pay to get out of the car park :) :)
I had a little look in the newspaper↓
  Peter Strauss is an American television and film actor, known for his roles in several television miniseries in the 1970s and 1980s. He is five-time Golden Globe Awards nominee.He is 73 years old 🎈
 Ed Graham  is an English musician who is best known as the original drummer of the rock band The Darkness, as well as the subsequent successor band Stone Gods fronted by guitarist and singer Richie Edwards.He is 43 years old🎈

I goes to the blood department.
First in the queue↓
  Soon in and out...
Out under the barrier...
(Saved myself £2.50!)
More singing to do...
Back home↓
 I got in contact with Vicar who is doing my dad's funeral.
(I gave him directions)
He arrived half an hour later.
He sat down on my sofa and looked about my Living Room..
"Haven't you got a lot of stuff!" He said.
I laughed and gave him his coffee.
I told  him we have met before twice.
I was at the Mother's Day Service at Tardebigge Church in 2014.
He was mentioning a Mother's poem,
I started to cry uncontrollably and got up and left the packed church.
(It was under 12 months since my mum passed away)
That was the talking of the school when I appeared at work, next day.
Some people doesn't  doesn't understand losing a parent can be upsetting.
The next time I saw the vicar he was doing my younger brother's wedding, in August 2014.
I told him I won't be at my dad's funeral,
(Because of my Arsehole brother)
   I don't have enough Arsehole Spray
(They only come in packs of 4 not 6!)
He laughed at that one.
I told him all about my dad.
He left after an hour.
I forgot to tell him the funny story about me my dad.
Which I texted him later about the story about the Wobbly Step ladder↓
"Many year ago...
My parents invited us to a barbacue on a Sunny Summer Sunday.
The drinks flowed and the food was ate.
After 3 pints of beer, my dad decided to trim the hedge.
He balanced his fourth pint on top of the step ladder. He started to mount the step ladder with his hedge trimmer. He was in the course of trimming the hedge, the step ladder wobbed, and he nearly cut of his own head!
As I was the only sober one in the garden. I took him down to the local A&E to get his glued back together!" 
He texted me back, saying "He was glad to meet me and the story was funny about my dad.
 I had a light lunch↓
Out in the rain.
First stop was Bromsgrove Morrisons to get some eggs↓
Next stop,
The river was getting high↗↗↗

I go round to see a good friend for a catchup with coffee.
She gave me a lovely card↓
I said goodbye, and thanked her for having us :)
Back home.
I got changed,
Off to The Happy Place of Work. 
Some good music went on
I was singing along with a great song, even reaching some high notes....when I got walked on in mid high notes!
:) :)
Back home for a nice tea↓
Off to do final job of the day with some great music↓

 When I got back,
I caught up with some↓
Then off to a warm bed with hubby...;)