Monday, March 2, 2015
Finally... A Word or Two From Princess...* Warning* This Post Does Not Contain Pictures of Cock or Arse!
You may have noticed that Prinny has not been posting much of late...
Oh well I haven't.
Quite frankly...It has been difficult to find the inspiration...
I have had plenty of time on my hands but as far as blogging goes find myself sitting for hours looking at a blank screen with the intention of writing but finding that I really don't have much to say... although... there has been an awful lot happening in my world I've been feeling so overwhelmed by it all that I really haven't known quite where to start.
But here goes...
Back around Christmas time I started getting pain down my left leg... Shooting pain when walking and dull aches at rest... It turned out to be Sciatica! Ended up getting about with a walking stick for several weeks and was starting to recover when I managed to pull muscles in my lower back.
Spent the next week flat on my back in bed on pain killers.
Up and about again... gingerly... after that... but noticed as the days progressed that I was having increasing pain in both of my big toe joints making walking even more difficult...
Back to the Doctor who pronounced that I had developed Gout!
In both feet!
At the same time!!!!
"Fuck!" I said... "I hardly drink any more"...
Or any less for that matter
A course of anti inflammatory's later and the pain eased some what. The sciatic pain is easing along with the lower back and I'm moving a lot better now thank you. More good days than bad now but when I over do things... Which seems to be a regular occurrence... I'm back to the walking stick...
It has been a slow
very... very... frustrating recovery...
But... gradually I'm getting there.
During all of this my time has been occupied with organising to purchase a half share in "The Palais" with the Empress.
Visiting Solicitors to sort out titles, and the Bank Manager to
arrange a loan to do some badly needed maintenance on the house and granny flat. Re-stumping, electrical, plumbing, tiling and repainting, all minor works that just add up in cost.
So I've also been busy getting quotes for the work from various local tradies.
The works should get under way by the by the middle of this month.
We have also been looking to purchase a new car.
The current old darling is on it's last legs... It is 20 yrs old has done 400,000 km and despite still running like a charm is just starting to fall apart... It has been Empresses pride and joy over the years and I can't say that she isn't just a little sad and teary to be saying goodbye to such a trustworthy and reliable member of the family but even she has had enough of driving about without air-conditioning or heating since the fan unit stopped working 12 months ago!
Happily... we have made our choice and should have delivery of a brand spanking new car in the next day or so.
Stay tuned darlings...
All shall be revealed!
I've also had a few projects on the go with my sewing.
Word is getting out that I'm doing clothing repairs and alterations... It's not my ideal type of sewing but it pays cash!
I've also been approached by the local hospital to come up with some designs and samples for oversized hospital gowns, and a range of blouses shirts and shorts for their Bariatric Unit (where they treat Morbidly Obese people.)
Normal sized gowns just don't fit some people any more it seems... and thay are wanting some clothing that fits and at the same time maintains the patients dignity.
I am working in conjunction with a group of ladies from a local sewing/craft group who are willing to sew the garments once I have developed the patterns and have put together some samples of the finished product for them to refer to and use as a guide and initially for the for the hospital to trial.
We have already made some samples of hospital gowns and are awaiting feed back from the hospital before progressing further.
We have had metres and metres of suitable fabrics donated to us via the local op shop that the Empress and I volunteer at... and much of my time has been utilised in sorting, washing then storing the fabrics ready for use... despite initially feeling well enough to do this work the hours of standing sorting and lugging bags of fabric has... sadly... contributed to my ongoing back problems and slow recovery. I have had to curb my enthusiasm and learn to pace myself.
And as usual at this time of year
"Nexus Bendigo Youth Theatre"
that I make costumes for are gearing up for this years production of
"Pirates of Penzance"
Check out our web page Here
and see some footage of recent productions with some my costumes in action
I'm still yet to have that holiday!
I'm keeping the walking stick handy just in case...
And I wonder why I'm feeling overwhelmed???...
Bottoms Up Darlings...