|Susan Sarandon gets fainty too|
I have hair very much like Magenta *sad face*
I don't like veins.
I can't watch videos of the Stereophonics' Kelly Jones singing because he's got a vein that positively THROBS when he's straining to sing. And that's all the time.
Anyway, Nursey tried my right arm first and things looked promising, so I studiously fixed my gaze on the ambulances outside the window. Never has ambulance livery been so conscientiously studied.
Nurse: oh dear
Nurse: You're hanging on to your blood this morning, aren't you?
Me: Would you like me to go outside and jog up and down the car park?
Nurse: noooooo we'll just use your other arm.
I shift my gaze to the other side of the room, finding the Sexually Transmitted Diseases poster hugely interesting and keep my gaze away from the nurse, who is now standing. That's disconcerting.
Nurse: Oh dear, not a good start to the day! *laughs heartily* Can't get your blood out of this vein either!
Me *laughing weakly* will you need access to another bit of my anatomy. I have now turned to look at her, not realising that she's still trying to get blood out of me. Ooopsie. Too late!
Nurse: Ah THERE we go.
Me *thinking* oh dear. Oh deary dear. I focus on my right hand as much as I can - apparently looking at your own body helps with these things. I can assure you that's a lot of crap. Stars began to dance before my eyes. And not the celebrity BBC1 kind.
Nurse: That's you. All done!
Me: Thank you. I feel a bit peculiar. Could I have a..... *silence*
Nurse: glass of water?
Me: Yes. Please *thinking* DO NOT FAINT. DO NOT FAINT.
I did not faint. But I did sit quietly with my head on the keyboard for a bit when I got down to The Boss. I could not even eat my scone and jam (no cream. I am low fat. I hate it)
THE CAKE THAT CAUSED ALL THE GALLSTONE TROUBLE.....uploaded from Sonshine's DS. You'd better get your best *impressed face* ready :-)
That's supposed to be Mario the plumber in the middle of the cake. Sonshine's idea.
THINGS SONSHINE HAS SAID THIS WEEK
Mum, the moon is bouncing of your skin like a boy off a trampoline.
What does erotic mean?
Why is my pee-pee standing up like this?
ULTRASOUND - Don't let them fool you. It IS painless, but you might want to punch the radiographer in the face because it is not pleasant having someone leaning down on your sternum. It is also impossible to breath in, hold your breath AND stick your tummy out. There may have been a small fart escape moment. None of us mentioned it.
Results of ultrasound and blood tests will be with Doctor next week. Can hardly wait. Am on low-fat diet in the meantime. I am not happy about it. I also seem to have put weight ON since all this started. Which does not seem fair, does it?
NEW COOKBOOKS - Lots of love to Ania for sending me The Scottish Kitchen (National Trust for Scotland) that she found in a charity shop. It is full of recipes that need lard. I love it :-)
Also got a great wee book called The Flavour Thesaurus which I will provide a teeny tiny review at some point.
That's it from me just now - have fabulous weekend. And, if you've got low-fat recipes that taste full-fat and don't require Iranian Lemons or grated unicorn horn, please let me know.
A little something for the weekend....ladies and gennlemen, I give you...the fainting goats: