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My Biggest Fan...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Could not take the heat anymore! Two days at Silly Degrees of heat and no breeze, and two nights of hardly any sleep, and I've had enough.

Wimp!!! LOL

I'm Melting! I'm Melting!

So, seeing as I had a little spare cash, and the new kettle could wait because I have one that works on the cooker, Tara and I went down to Homebase and came home with an Oscillating Electric Floor-Standing Fan!

We really worked up a real sweat building it! I couldn't believe how many pieces it came in. But eventually, thanks largely to Tara's sound logic, rather than to coherent instructions, we had it up and running.

What a relief! Even on the lowest setting it is chucking out a decent amount of cooling air. And we've set it where it alternates between pointing at Tara and pointing at me.

Sophie, bless her, is not impressed by the weird moving thing in the corner, but it has already helped her to stop panting, so she'll just have to put up with it. :-)

Oh, and look what was parked opposite our house the other day:

The Scooby Mystery Machine, sort of...

Tired and achy today from all the poking and prodding yesterday I guess. So having a quiet day, I hope. :-) Not actually exercising today, for once in a way. Won't hurt to have a rest. Also, even after a week, I still have that crick in my neck. It isn't much of a problem during the day, but at night is a right nuisance because I can't get properly comfortable on my left side. If it continues I may have to visit the GP. But I suspect it is largely due to stress, and that once I've been through all the necessaries next week, it will ease off.

Have a good Wednesday!
Lex xxx
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SCREWIE 7/31/2012 2:50AM

    I don't know about your way, but it didn't last long here. Woke up this morning to a miserable drizzle :(

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ANNEMAC5 7/26/2012 1:52AM

    Lexie you do make me smile you have such a lovely imagination. Love the fan does it use a lot of electricity ? Although you might not be using it for long I think we will be 10 degrees cooler this week end.
How are you feeling to-day ? rest keep cool and keep drinking your water,
Anne :)

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CHICCHANTAL 7/25/2012 9:20PM

    one of my cats isnt warm enough yet. He keeps wedging himself up against me on the sofa. In this weather. argh.

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_LINDA 7/25/2012 1:53PM

    Don't need a fan here, the wind is enough to pick you up and carry you away :P. Our temperature also dropped like a stone and its actually cool and good for working out in!
Enjoy your fan, hope you feel better soon!
Linda xxx

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NEW-CAZ 7/25/2012 12:08PM

    Even I'll agree it's a tad too hot emoticon be nice if it remains dry for Friday!

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CARLA-216 7/25/2012 11:35AM

    I'm glad you got a fan to help keep you cool. [I'd die or my husband would kill me from all the whining if we didn't have air conditioning in our house.] Life is too short to be uncomfortable. Enjoy that fan!


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SENATOR9 7/25/2012 11:18AM

    Love your fan.Was that the icecream truck in front of your house? emoticon

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Ultrasound Scan Down... Barium Enema to go...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

For some reason the link to The Rainbow Connection in my last blog isn't working, no matter what I do. Seems my links box on SP is hiccupping on me. So if you go to You Tube and look up 'Muppet Movie - The Rainbow Connection', you should find the song in full at the top of the list

Well, I am back home, minus pints of sweat from the long hot walk, but relieved to know that nothing iffy showed up in the Ultrasound Scan.

No kidney stones, and bladder is filling and emptying normally -- Check!

Two ovaries, one playing peekaboo behind my womb, but no sign of anything dodgy there either -- check!

Had to be walked to the appointment, walked to the toilet, and walked out, because the new medical centre is open plan, with glass walls everywhere, and the ultrasound room is upstairs, and over a glass-sided walkway, causing my Vertigo to kick in! -- Check!!!

Pain starts when I'm on my way home -- Check!!!
Oh the irony!!! LOL

Next stop is the Barium Enema, the joy of which starts next Wednesday - my 'white flavourless food and jelly day'. Followed on Thursday by my 'Turbo Laxative Day', and culminating on Friday with the Enema itself, after which I will likely need to go to bed to rest up. Not thrilled to have my daughter's MIL say that she knows someone who had this done recently and it was "Horrendous!" Daughter's MIL is a surgery receptionist! *gulp*

I told Bry that it is a good job she's coming up to be with me through the whole thing, because - given my track record - I'd be trying to wriggle out of it, saying things like.. "The pain's not that bad... really... I can handle it" *cry - scream - tearing out of hair* "I don't need the enema., I tell you!!" *while bent double with pain*

I also told her that when she comes up she needs to bring a gas mask with her, and a very large box of matches!!! emoticon

Thursday won't be a lot of fun for anyone in this house within sniffing distance! LOLOL

I've got my wellies on standby Anne! Thanks for those. LOLOL

I've loaded up the bathroom with more suitable reading material for the duration. Some more Pam Ayres, Richard Gordon and Alan Coren to while away the time. :-)

Would that I could write a poem about barium enemas. I'll have to put my thinking cap on. Now... what rhymes with 'enema'?

Enjoy the hot weather. I will, now that I don't have to walk anywhere in it.
Lex xxx
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JWOURMS 7/26/2012 4:44AM

    I had an endoscopy a few months ago. The laxitives were the worst part of it. So for me - yes Horrendous.

That said - it didn't kill me and rest of it felt SO MUCH easier.

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_LINDA 7/24/2012 7:49PM

    You are such a trooper with a great sense of humour! So glad the first test was normal! Did you know you will lose 6 lbs with your go juice? That is how much waste product your entire intestional tract carries. Would be the day to enjoy the scale ;) So glad darling daughter is coming up, emotional support would be great!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Linda xxx

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CHICCHANTAL 7/24/2012 3:26PM

    I must say it's a credit to yo uthat you can still crack jokes under such trying circs. Rock on.

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SENATOR9 7/24/2012 2:04PM

    Glad everything check

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ANNEMAC5 7/24/2012 1:26PM

    Glad the scan was negative. I did think of you to-day it has been so hot nearly 30 degrees. So onwards to the enema aiming for the cleanest bowel in Essex. Keep the wellies handy. Glad your daughter will be with you.
I just copied and pasted the Kermit link and it worked perfectly. Keep smiling
Anne :)

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NEW-CAZ 7/24/2012 12:45PM

    One down, one to go.
emoticon for sticking to the appt and I'm glad all was well. I hope the same can be said next time, but if there is something that it's soon fixed.
Your attitude to this unfortunate and painful illness that's hit you has been admirable hun and I praise you for keeping your nutty sense of humour and sharing it in your own inimitable away.

Keep smiling and take care, I'll be thinking of you emoticon emoticon

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CARLA-216 7/24/2012 10:20AM

    I'm glad it went okay and nothing was found wrong, but so sorry you have to have the BE. :( I hope it turns up that nothing is wrong with you, or nothing that won't be an easy fix and is not serious. I'm glad Bryony is coming to stay with you. She'll be a great help and comfort to you, I'm sure.


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The Rainbow Connection

Monday, July 23, 2012

Think of me in the morning. I have an hour-long walk to my ultrasound scan appointment, in sweltering heat! Followed by another hour-long walk home, via the Library in town. Hope the walks will be worth it. :-)

To take my mind off the joy to come, I'll be singing this song as I toddle along.

Love it so much, just had to share. :-)


Why are there so many songs about rainbows
and what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
and rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it.
I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard
and answered when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that and someone believed it.
Look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us star gazing
and what do we think we might see?
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

All of us under its spell. We know that it's probably magic.

Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices?
I've heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that called the young sailors.
The voice might be one and the same.
I've heard it too many times to ignore it.
It's something that I'm supposed to be.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Have a lovely day!
Lex xxx
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THE_SHAKESHAFT 7/25/2012 2:13AM

    One of my very favourite songs.

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CARLA-216 7/24/2012 10:17AM

    Shoot, I'm just seeing this. I hope everything went okay with your scan.


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_LINDA 7/24/2012 9:31AM

    Will be thinking of you Lexie! Hope everything turns out okay! Love the poem, but was unable to do the link. Anne mentions Kermit, so I am guessing its the one where he sings Somewhere Over The Rainbow, loved that!!
I am with you on the heat! I have been working out in it as the exercise facilities are not air conditioned. Need 48 ounces of water just to make it through a class. Talk about pouring sweat!! Doesn't lose me any weight though :P
Stay hydrated!
Linda xxx

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NEW-CAZ 7/24/2012 2:37AM

    Hope all goes well Lex, I'll be thinking of you hun.
Shame it's such a long walk in the heat (the heat we've been hoping would surface LOL)

I'm afraid I couldn't view the clip!

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ANNEMAC5 7/24/2012 2:09AM

    Hope everything goes well at your scan. Sorry you have such a long walk wish I lived nearer to drive you there. I think it is going to be 28 degrees to-day it is 7am now and I can feel the heat. You need to drink plenty water.
Love Kermit and I had forgotten that song so sweet start to my day. He is also very cute !
Anne :)

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A poem - not by me

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Starkle starkle little twink
Who the hell are you to think
I'm not under what you call
The alchofluence of incohol
I'm just a little slort of sheep
I'm not drunk like thinkle peep
I don't know who is me yet
But the drunker I stand here,
The longer I get
So just give me one more drink to fill my cup
Cause I got all day sober to Sunday up

Don't know who wrote this, but I love it! LOL

Lex xxx
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BOVEY63 7/22/2012 11:51AM

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Love em' Thanks for the laughs!

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_LINDA 7/22/2012 11:16AM

    emoticon Tjhanks foer the funnknees!
Lindqa xyo

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ANNEMAC5 7/22/2012 4:05AM

    Funny start to my day emoticonhope you are doing ok

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STONECOT 7/22/2012 3:48AM

    Sums me up to a T!!

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NEW-CAZ 7/22/2012 2:56AM

    love it! emoticon emoticon

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LINDA7668 7/21/2012 6:48PM

    emoticon I'm so glad I don't have those types of days anymore. Thanks for the laugh.

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The Library Book Shuffle ... A poem by Me!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Library Book Shuffle ... A Poem by Me!

The joy of a book reservation!
The author with which you am smitten!
To be able to dine
on one book at a time,
in the order in which they were written.

When you have your own library card
Finding each book is not very hard
You click on the link
and as quick as you blink
You become a library diehard!

But sometimes we have a slight hiccup
And the book which was ready for pick up
Is not read in time,
And the link that's online,
says “kindly return”, so you give up

Last Wednesday in all of that rain
I returned such a book. What a pain!
But when I got home
Minus books – all alone,
One book to return still remained!

So on Monday, in even more rain,
I returned that book too! How insane,
But there on a shelf,
With a note to myself,
Was the first book saved for me again!!!

So now in my bedroom you'll see,
As I read my first book, drink my tea
I don't count the cost
of the second book lost
'Cause one day it will come back to me!

By Lexie Devine

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BARCLE 7/22/2012 2:43AM


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MNOT2THICK 7/20/2012 10:19PM

    You are quite a poet,
now we all know it. emoticon

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MAURIZIA 7/19/2012 1:26PM

    Love it!!!!! I'm going to be looking for your book of poetry! :)

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LOVESLIFE48 7/19/2012 10:43AM

    Love it!! emoticon

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SHARJOPAUL 7/18/2012 10:12AM

    Love it!

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SENATOR9 7/18/2012 9:13AM

    Great poem

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SCIFIREADER 7/17/2012 9:55PM

    Lexie, I loved the poem. I am glad that your first book was waiting for you again, made the walk worth while. I love to curl up with a good book. When I am reading one of my favorite author's it is like I am having a talk with a good friend. Enjoy your books.

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LAUROCHKA 7/17/2012 6:57PM

    He He - I LOVE the poem....and libraries as it happens :)

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BOVEY63 7/17/2012 6:11PM

    Great poem. I love books too!

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_LINDA 7/17/2012 5:54PM

    Brilliantly written Lexie!! Enjoyed! Oh yes, you must always have errands to run outside when its raining. Its only when its nice out that you don't need to do anything..
It is awesome to get library books. I am a big fan of free, but also of cardboard -you won't catch me reading one of those electronic things..
Enjoy your reads!
Linda xxx

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NEW-CAZ 7/17/2012 3:03PM

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CARLA-216 7/17/2012 2:35PM

    Very clever, Lexie!

That last pic could be my Seymour.


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