My health problems have taken me on another journey and hopefully I have now returned. I do not deal well with medications and even over the counter drugs can cause me problems. I had to come off my pain killers, which was only a low dose over the counter type, but I had horrible withdrawal problems and oh the pain without the drugs! I was only on a half dose but that has been cut in half again and I am now back in the real world again.
I still have a frozen shoulder and am unable to stitch but I thought I would use this time to learn to use my iPad pro and pencil. But, I just have not been able to get that pencil working. In desperation I went into the Apple store to find out what I was doing wrong. (That is a 4 hour round trip.) Turned out I was doing nothing wrong, I had a faulty pencil. Now I have a brand new pencil that works. What a great outcome? I also went to the post office and just couldn’t recognise anything. The girl gave me a lesson in the new self service model. You live and learn.
One thing I didn’t like to learn was that the council has installed parking time limits in the streets where I used to live. It was only a half hours walk from down town and now you can only park for 4 hours. That was a bit of a shock as was the rise in parking fees in the city $80m for more than 2 hours.
I ended up parking in the street that ran at the side of my old home and was greeted with the heady perfume of the Jasmine vines I had planted before we sold the house. They have now grown and cover the fence. Now everyone who walks down the path beside the fence can smell the sweet perfume and admire the flowers. Just as I had planned.