Friday, 12 January 2007

all good

Well, that went quite well, I think. Many thanks for all the vibes - they definitely helped, as the medical was very lacking in trauma and the GP very supportive. My form now goes off to the Social Services doctor, who decides whether she wants any more information from me. I am hoping not, but we'll see. Suddenly I have stopped worrying about it.

B is having his on Monday - the GP organised it then and there when we told him how long we'd been waiting. I had a breast exam, so I suspect that he is going to have a testicular one. If you know him, then please be sure to ask him how this went when you meet him in person :).

The visit to Ma and Pa was lovely. They liked their belated Christmas presents and Pa liked the aeroplane-shaped chocolates we'd got him for his birthday. We also had a very lively discussion about Comedy Livestock Slaughtering Stories. Have you heard the one about the man who shot himself through his own hand when the calf moved? Neither had I - but that's what happened. Boom boom.

And then Pa and B got in to a discussion about whether science was taking the place of religion.

They are both brilliant and I love them.

However, on the downside, apparently I have upset Moss, The Sensitive Sheepdog.

As we were leaving this morning, Moss and Meg were growling at each other. So I growled at both of them, in an 'I'm the leader of the pack, so shut up' kind of way. And I am told that Moss has taken it personally and has been very depressed all afternoon. When I phoned an hour or so ago to say we'd got back safely, she was sitting on Sister Natalie's knee, having a cuddle.

We came home with three pounds of frozen sloes and half a lamb, both of which are now in the freezer. And currently B is doing some sketches for the set for a big tender we've been asked to submit, whilst drinking elderberry wine. The cats are traumatised that we have been away so long.

And we have had our first egg! Well, strictly speaking, we had our first egg on Wednesday. But when we got home this afternoon we had another one. They are very different shapes; so I think it is fair to assume that they are from different hens. Somewhat ironically, I think that it is Mary and Sandra, the Social Worker Hens who are laying.

Bless.

In other news: A chap has just phoned up and asked me whether I would like four beehives full of bees with all the accompanying paraphanalia, for £500. This is a very, VERY reasonable amount of money, although it is also about ten times more spare cash than we have floating around at the moment. We are going to see them on Friday next week.

Tomorrow I am working - helping B with a get-in in the morning and then doing a website for someone in the afternoon.

Sunday, we are collecting all the personal tax information together for Sarcastic Accountant. Ugh.

3 comments:

  1. Hooray for the doctor! And for a good visit with your parents!

    I want to know what they said about science and religion.

    In my opinion, science is religion for some people. They believe fully in the Metaparticle, but when you ask where it came from, they get all grumbly and won't talk to you anymore. Kind of like when you ask the right (wrong?) sort of religious person where their god came from.

    Even Richard Dawkins admits that he cannot prove that all life comes from Darwinian evolution. (http://www.edge.org/q2005/q05_6.html#dawkins, Edge question 2005, "WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS TRUE EVEN THOUGH YOU CANNOT PROVE IT?")

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  2. Hooray for the doctor! And for a good visit with your parents!

    I want to know what they said about science and religion.

    In my opinion, science is religion for some people. They believe fully in the Metaparticle, but when you ask where it came from, they get all grumbly and won't talk to you anymore. Kind of like when you ask the right (wrong?) sort of religious person where their god came from.

    Even Richard Dawkins admits that he cannot prove that all life comes from Darwinian evolution. (http://www.edge.org/q2005/q05_6.html#dawkins, Edge question 2005, "WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS TRUE EVEN THOUGH YOU CANNOT PROVE IT?")

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  3. This is my favourite post of the day and perhaps even the week, from all of the blogs I read.

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