Wednesday, 12 December 2012


Well, it's traditional isn't it? What's December without a scratchy throat and a cough? Even the Boy, usually superhealthy, has a cough.  To add to that this week I have an infected eyelid, something called blepharitis - though apparently that's just an inflamed eyelid, but the pharmacist reckoned mine was infected. Lovely. There's nothing like having a red, grotesquely swollen eyelid is there? I've looked like Rudolph would look if he were painted by Georges Braque or possibly Picasso. But the magic ointment is working and I'm looking more normal again, although I can't wear my contact lenses 'til I've finished the medication so I'm wearing my glasses full-time for the first time in ages. Which is frustrating. I just don't see as well with glasses.

The weather however has been cold but aesthetically pleasing:

 Clear skies

 Favourite Tree

 Favourite line of trees (bottom of the field that Favourite Tree stands in)


 Still some colour in the garden.

 More frosty

Frosty lupin leaves - this is one of my favourites!

In other news, I've lost my knitting - that is, the orange sock. Fortunately it was in a small project bag so I've only lost a half-knitted sock, a set of dpns and I think a notebook, so it could be worse, but I'm still quite gutted. I'm hoping it might turn up at the hall Miss M does her dancing classes in because I definitely had it with me when she was there for their Christmas party.

Our Christmas tree is up and Cat1 hasn't tried to climb it yet though he's lurked underneath it in a suspicious manner a couple of times.  He's doing that right now in fact.

I have written my Christmas card list, which is good, though I can't remember where I put the actual cards so writing them might be tricky, which is bad. Being inherently fairly optimistic though, I'm hopeful they might actually get posted on time.  This would be a first.


Mrs. Micawber said...

What a gorgeous lupin photo!

I'm always so glad to see other people's Favourite Trees. Yours is a particularly nice one.

Blepharitis is no fun at all - I used to get it when I wore contacts - in fact it's the reason I gave them up. (Did they tell you to scrub your eyelids with baby shampoo? That seems to be the standard preventive measure over here.)

Good luck finding the lost sock!

Peeriemoot said...

This is my first bout of blepharitis and I've been wearing contact lenses since I was 16, so I guess I'm quite lucky really. No advice given to me on baby shampoo, which is just as well as I've had allergic reactions to baby shampoo and baby bath before - gentle my a*se! :-D