Its been an interesting week. I’ve been backwards and forwards about how much I was going to share, but I figure it is all part of my life right now, so I might as well tell y’all.
A few weeks ago I had a mammogram, promptly forgot about it and went on with S-L life until I got a phone call from Breast Screen WA. It was a lovely lady with a very soothing voice telling me there was an ‘area of concern’ in my right breast and I had to to have another mammogram. Suddenly the whole coronavirus thing went right out the window and my mind was running at 100 miles an hour. Over the last two weeks I have had another mammogram and a breast scan. All the ladies at these places are so calm and caring which is nice when you are feeling anything but calm inside.You exchange pleasantries about how life has changed, what you are watching on TV, whether you have a vegetable garden, but inside you are just wanting someone to say its all fine, there’s nothing to be concerned about.
I had some moments of omg! what if I have to go to Perth? where am I going to stay? I can’t stay with the kids in case I pick something up in the hospital, who’s going to look after me? will I have to go into self-quarantine when I get home? who’s going to look after Papa Bear? Mostly I was quite calm though, I reminded myself what strong stock I came from, us Louis/Stokes women can get through anything! And as it turned out all is well and I can go back to worrying about coronavirus, which seems a lot less worrying now.
We’re over the hump of Week 3 so I’m just going to do a quick run through of Week 2. My boss was a lot happier with me this week, I was a lot more organised. But really I just did the same, except a bit more of it!
I didn’t do as much beach walking this week , and certainly no swimming. It was quite chilly and seaweedy, happy to report everyone on the beach is behaving themselves
I’ve done lots of cooking! I’d resurrected my sourdough starter and made delicious rustic pizza
The recipe for my fig, fennel and walnut loaf instructed me to prove it for two hours. Perhaps I should have checked earlier!
However , I cooked it anyway and it turned out ok!!
A mate of Papa Bear’s dropped off some freshly caught dhufish, we had crumbed fish, rosti and Waldorf salad. I love Waldorf salad but it still makes me think of that Fawlty Towers Episode!!
I made Mum’s granola and had it with home made yoghurt and mango puree from the freezer
Papa Bear cooked Saturday Big Breakfast, including his amazing home-cured bacon
As always our dining room living art room was amazing
I read this book which D3 sent me. Loved it, loved it, loved it. It tells the story of the “Marsh Girl’ who grows up on her own in the marshes of the North Carolina coast and her relationship with two young men from the nearby town. One of them is found dead and she is an immediate suspect. The description of the marshes are beautiful, I tried to savour these when I first started reading the book, but then I just wanted to find out what happened. I will read it again! Do yourself a favour and read it.
Papa Bear and I gardened, mostly Papa Bear gardened, but I did a bit. He put up a new wire and arranged the bougainvillea artistically along the wall
The beans sprouted!
D1 came home from work, she usually stays with us but wasn’t able to this time. She did some shopping for us. I never thought the words “See if you can get a plastic tray of it” or “Try and get the plastic-wrapped continental cucumbers” would ever leave my mouth again. But its easier to disinfect if its in a tray.
Although she didn’t stay with us we did have drinks a couple of couple of times, making we sure we exercised appropriate social distancing
Papa Bear converted my office desk into a stand up desk. We saved hundreds of dollars with a couple of plastic tubs and a printer box!!
And I managed to get out of my ACDC t-shirt and Nepal pants
All in all, a good week. Keep safe everyone.