November November... not my favourite month. But it does bring Sam's birthday, which is cause to be happy and celebrate. He is 22 this year. Twenty two!
This week, our boiler broke. It did indeed. Fortunately, it was fixed in no time and we have hot water again.
This week, I was trying to book flights to Malawi. It is a long trip! Looking at the options, I can fly via Johannesburg with an overnight stay. It seems crazy to fly 3 hours south of my final destination, then back north again. Another option via Dubai means an extra 4 hours of flying time east and back west. And finally, the most efficient route is via Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Might need a transit visa for this route but it seems most practical. I'll decide next week.
This week, my head felt like it was stuffed with sticky cotton wool and my throat was sore. I was completely deaf on my left ear, probably fluid somewhere. Alistair was also sick, with a hacking cough and high fever. We both returned multiple negative Covid tests.
This week, I feel like I feel like I want to pack it all in and become a hermit in a remote cave. Preferably one with central heating and other creature comforts.
This week, Jack had surgery to remove a fractured tooth. How he fractured it remains a mystery but it is not poor oral health care as his remaining teeth are in excellent condition. He has stitches in his mouth and a prescription of tramadol to relieve the pain. The poor wee mite! He is still on soft food. He also had a thorough investigation of his right back leg to assess the damage caused by a not so recent adventure involving a squirrel and high walls. Nothing broken but he has been prescribed a strict six weeks rest to help with the healing.
This week, we are continuing to encourage James to revise for his prelim exams.
This week, I ate an entire bag of Quality Street. I felt a bit sick but I needed a chocolate hit so much, I didn't consider the consequences.
This week, I baked a Christmas cake. It is maturing in a dark corner of the kitchen. Working from home is handy for such slow kitchen tasks.
This week James and Richard needed to get glasses. Too many choices..
This week, we went to the funeral service for the beloved daughter of old friends. She died suddenly at the age of 19. It was a beautiful service. The minister told stories from the young woman's life. We loved seeing photos projected onto the church walls, it was equally beautiful and sad. My heart is aching but I feel comforted in knowing that she was loved. She'll live on in our memories.
This week is not quite over yet but it feels like it has lasted for a long time. Tomorrow, I will rest.
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