Friday we had a ride down to Devon to see a house. Given that its going to be approximately a year before I can fly anywhere I know I still dont want to be where we are now and given that Charley starts full time school in September i'm not sure I am going to want him upheaved the way Kirsten has been so Utah may well be on hold for a few years.
But Devon was lovely, a short way from the beach, good schools in walking distance and not too far from shopping areas either! We found Tesco, Macdonalds and a garden centre without even trying as well as a horse riding school, a kids football club and a massive sized park! We didn't venture to the beach though cos Kirsten had plans of staying at her friends for the weekend in Tewkesbury so time wasn't on our side. The drive off the motorway was just to die for, all that countryside and open spaces, the slower pace of life even showed in the traffic, noone seemed to be in a hurry to get anywhere!
Along the way we stopped off for something to eat and drink, the kids and Jakey had fun with a tree we parked up by......
Yesterday I decided to finish off cutting the top of the hedge in the front garden, instead of a mohican it now has a tuft cos by the time i'd cut the grass and most of the hedge I was in quite a lot of pain with my knee. It seems to be progressively getting worse and the limitations is very frustrating now. By 10pm I was as good as puling my hair out with it, the prescribed painkillers I have didn't kick in, even by the 2nd lot so I called the NHS helpline to see if they could recommend something, a doctor called me back and said he would come out in the next 3-4 hours and give me a pain relief shot. In the past when i've had to have a call out to the kids someone has shown up rather quickly so I figured that might just be the standard. I needed a shower but didn't wanna get in and then try and rush back downstairs to open the door so I waited....and waited....and waited. By 1am ish I was hanging, I just so needed sleep so I figured i'd sleep on the sofa, leave the curtains open and I'd be sure to hear the door when it knocked.
I woke up around 8.45 to Charley asking me to put the Jetix channel on, I had slept right through and wondered if the doctor had come and tried to wake me. I called the number I was given last night and was told that I wasn't even on the list of call outs. Nice. Although my knee is still quite stiff to move and painful its not as bad as last night so for now I wont be going on the non-list for help!! I'm just pottering around today, stopping and starting like a 90 year old, well the doddery 90 year olds anyway.
I guess i'm feeling a bit flat today, i'm crap when it comes to handling pain like this especially when there are things that I want to get on with doing. Maybe tomorrow i'll be back to my normal self. Fingers crossed!