This has been made up for by shopping!
- A Tara Starlet jacket - the one I showed you the other day
- A Tara Starlet tea dress (this is a link to a piece about them rather than to the shop itself)
- Circular knitting needles ready for Audrey in Unst
- Several vintage copies of Stitchcraft magazine from the 1940's / 50's for inspiration
- Siri Hustvedt novels: I am reading The Blindfold and so far I don't regret it, but it is definitely creepy
- A pair of half-price Eco Sneaks in purple satin - too small so they had to go back. Drat.
FL is still tired and out of sorts. His bowels are still acting up and he rarely wants to eat at mealtimes. In fact, it seems that he needs to go to bed almost immediately I get home from work, so I have a new routine of putting the dinner on to cook and walking the dog before I even take my coat off. Wellies go so well with workwear!
Then, while he sleeps, I change into "home clothes", catch up with the kids, and settle down with my knitting. Sometimes he gets up for dinner, but most often not. He usually surfaces around 9pm, just as my daughter is going off to bed. We have an hour or so of "how was your day" and then it's my turn to sleep.
Somewhat macabre but practical
FL rang the Anatomy Department and offered them his body. It seems there are two ways to do this: for parts, or as a whole. Obviously, there are issues of... ahem... freshness and condition in respect of "parts". Nobody is likely to want dodgy second-hand kidneys, for example. So he is thinking he would prefer to be used for educational purposes rather than research or transplants - along the lines of "What did this man die of?" classes for medical students.
This will also mean he won't need a funeral, as such. I have to admit I was rather afraid of trying to arrange a burial at the farm. He had drawn up a list of pals he thought might carry his (ecofriendly cardboard) coffin to the proposed site, and not one of them would have been fit enough. We joked that he might need a bigger hole so his Bearers could fall in beside him!
N.B. He isn't ready to go yet!
- Taking the kids to see Alice in Wonderland?
- Knitting a baby cardigan - very cute so far!
- Sewing trousers - and then I can show you my jacket!
- Casting on some waiting room socks - back to Haematology for a review next week.