Goodness me it's Thursday already, where does the time go?
Not much has happened this week apart from having heart attack on Tuesday evening when the lens fell out of my glasses. Luckily Jim'll fix it was in (Andrew) and he managed to screw the lens back in. Got up on Wednesday morning with the intention of visiting the opticians in Shanklin & it came out again. This time Andrew had gone to work and as I was as blind as a bat without them, thought it would be best to walk down to the opticians in Lake rather than drive the bus. The optician very kindly fixed them again for me so I breathed a sigh of relief and started on my list of jobs to do before work. Posted Max's birthday card & present (it's his birthday tomorrow :O)) Went to Shanklin to pick up Andrew's prescription and then drove to B&Q in Newport to buy two new planters for outside the back door. Decided I had enough time left for a quick mooch around Matalan. As I went round the shop the lens fell out again. Panic ensued as I scrambled round the floor trying to feel for the lens. I hope they weren't watching me on their CCTV! ROFL I managed to use the other lens in my glasses to find Andrews phone number on the phone. My knight in shining armour (OK a suit & a silver Fiat Punto) came to my rescue with a screw driver from work & fixed them yet again. I drove straight to the opticians in Shanklin where Steve glued & screwed them and, touch wood, all is now well. I just made it into work for 1pm.
Elena's been ill for the past couple of days with a really sore throat & a cold. She's lost her voice, I've looked everywhere but haven't found it yet ;O) She's had a really high temperature with it so it must be one of those horrible viral infections. Better this week I suppose, than when we're on holiday. (10 more sleeps to go).
Monkey the hamster has been feeling under the weather too. A couple of days ago he started squeaking all the time, something he never does. We googled the symptoms which said he could be hungry, thirsty or cold. He always has plenty of food & fresh water but we do keep the back door open sometimes and although it's been gorgeous weather, the wind has been pretty cold out of the sunshine. We were wondering if this may be the cause so we've moved him into the dining room. We took him to the vets too just to be on the safe side and they gave him some antibiotics. Both the lady vet & the assistant were ooooing and arrring over him. He really is the cutest hamster you have ever seen and so placid. He's been much better this last couple of days so hopefully he'll be fine now. The vet did point out to us that 2 years was a long time for a hamster to live & that he must be very old now. I'm sure we will have him for a bit longer yet :O)