But then suddenly this morning things improved. Have some of you lovely people been praying or pouring forth your positive vibes? For the first time I did what my lovely friend Jen in Australia describes as "resting comfortably."
The mattress felt soft - I couldn't feel the rods or screws. The pillows supported my back and neck just nicely. I fancied a bowl of cereal and Ian dressed it up with fresh strawberries (ohhhh - sorry about the air miles from Spain) and thick strawberry yoghurt.
I lay in bed for a while then had a nice shower with strawberry shower gel (I am detecting a theme here...) and washed my hair. Ian had changed all the sheets and I sank back into them with a hot water bottle and watched This Morning. (with Holly and Philip too - so prefer them as presenters...) Added bonus - beautiful Boyzone and a tribute to Steven Gately (shed a few tears there mind...)
Then Ian had the inspired idea that we go for a little outing. The sun was in the sky so why oh why would we want to do anything else? Beautiful blue sky and what was almost a lovely drive - except (are you listening whichever council is responsible??!!) for the potholes. Every single one jarred my spine, the rods, the screws - aaaaaaargh!
Anyways we ended up going for a lovely drink. It's going to be a lot harder in future deciding what I want to drink as it's no longer "small (!) glass of dry white wine please..." I'd opted for a J2O only to discover they were not stocked but had some nice orange and cranberry thing with a slice of lime and a cheeky bowl of chips - nice ;-)
Took a photo (thanks to a very understanding and helpful young man) as wanted to prove when we are sat together I am now as tall as Ian! Then decided it could be "competition of the day" - where are we?! Comment with your suggestions and winner gets erm....a round of applause! If you have no idea then I'll post a clue in the next post ;-)
Home now, Dave's back from school and has a friend coming over for dinner. Woo hoo - some semblance of normailty returns! I am going to try and watch a DVD (euphemism for I am going to sleep for 90 minutes...)
Hopefully you have enjoyed reading this more cheerful post as much as I have enjoyed writing it - perhaps - we hope - a corner has been turned.
Lots and lots of love and thanks again for all those prayers and positive thoughts