So Tuesday afternoon started in Stowmarket to pay a bill, visit the ATM and nip into The Works for a Christmas (ooops sorry mentioned it again) present. The book I wrote about the other day was on offer there and I've emailed a friend telling her not to buy it or read it.They only had one copy so I didn't get it for me......honest!
Then via the Tip - or recycling site if you are posh- but the gates were shut and the queue was about 20 cars long, so the old mattress........ which was our sons but somehow ended up in our shed, stayed in the car for another day. Next stop at a hardware place to buy some screwy-in things I need in the greenhouse to hold wires for training the cucumbers, then to my sister's to pick up a gas cylinder that was at their house when they moved in which we can use it for our cooker. Penultimate stop to collect an old bench that was outside a house selling for £10 and deliver a birthday card.
Home just in time before the lovely day turned grey and cold.
Wednesday started grey and cold again, then got worse with nasty drizzle. Col had his regular trip to hospital for blood tests so I dropped him off and did a shop at Tesco and Poundland. Nipped into Hobbycraft as I've got a cunning plan for Christmas (ooops yet again!) presents for my 5 Penny Pincher penfriends . I also needed a pen that writes on fabric and then vanishes so I can write and then stitch on the mystery gifts! No bargains at Tesco except they were clearing out fruit bushes so I picked up a blackcurrant bush for £1.71.
I've not mentioned the chemo tablets and treatment for a few weeks but he is now up to maximum dose. They are working well, in fact rather too well and he has to have a break from them until we see the doctor next week. We don't know how long it will be before the donor stem cell treatment. The worst side effect of the tablets is to make him very tired and short of energy. He's still on steroids which help slightly.
Home from hospital before lunch.
Colin is at hospital again today for blood transfusion while I'm staying at home and baking......and ironing 😒
Still enjoying the sunsets we can see from the cottage, this was one from a few days ago.