Thursday, February 1, 2018

YESTERDAY

Yesterday, we had planned to go down to Orewa to visit Doug's daughter, Donna.  It was her birthday last month and as she was going to come and visit us last weekend we hadn't posted her birthday present as it is quite large. 

We also have a "farmyard" that Doug made for her to give to her granddaughter (she has the farmyard animals for it).


Anyway, Donna decided not to come up as she needed a break (she drives buses  around Auckland so a drive up here is not really a holiday). 

We had arranged to go down yesterday but the previous afternoon I had a phone call about a Mammogram I had ten days earlier.  Apparently, on its first "reading" it was thought to be clear but when it was sent for a second check they thought they could see something.  I was told they could squeeze me in yesterday for two more x-rays and an ultrasound - but don't worry.  If I hadn't gone yesterday they could not squeeze me in for another month and I would have had a whole month of "not worrying".

So we postponed the trip to Orewa for a week and I went along to get checked over.  It took an hour as I had the ultrasound first and then an x-ray, then waited while it was checked, then a second x-ray followed by the waiting.  Anyway, the good news was that nothing was found and the second lot of good news was that there was no extra charge.

After that it was lunch time so we went home and made up a salad of Pastrami from our local butcher, hard boiled eggs, home grown tomatoes and cucumber, some cheese and I had some olives and roasted capsicum.  We had the same again today except for the capsicum which I finished yesterday so I had a gherkin instead.  I didn't take a photo yesterday so this is today's lunch which was delicious.



As we now had some spare time we decided to walk up Mt. Parihaka.  We used to go up once a week but just over a year ago we stopped when things got hectic prior to my house sale and move and time went by without us getting back into it. It was quite hot but not as hot as on Monday when we walked halfway up on another walk. 

Now we have started we must keep to our weekly routine.  Today the weather broke as predicted.  The weather in most of the country has gone mad with temperatures halving in places, flooding in some places and wildfires in others.  Luckily all we have had is wind and rain (so far touch wood).

12 comments:

  1. I am very pleased for you that your mammogram was in fact fine, that must have been a worry even though they said 'don't worry'.
    The farmyard that Doug has made looks really great and I am sure that when it arrives Donna's granddaughter will be delighted.

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    1. Doug made the farmyards for his children and now for great granddaughter. Yes, 'don't worry' when they have squeezed you in urgently makes it hard not to. (Hope that makes sense)

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  2. Wonderful news about the second tests.We have so much to be thankful for. A super letter arrived today, thank you SO very much.I have sorted your red ruffled seeds, and sorting though the other envelops I had, thought you might like some Shirley poppy seeds, NZ rock Lily ones, and a few more.Some are from friends, some from our garden. We have missed all the shocking weather, a little rain now,not much wind. those further south have copped it in a huge way.What a great gift for a grandie .

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    1. Pleased the seeds have arrived. I look forward to the ones from you. They sound great. We were lucky to miss the bad weather. We had rain and wind but not enough to do any damage.

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  3. I have been recalled twice following a mammogram.Scary isn't it?I have signed myself up for a private health screening.I am in two minds about it and will I worry about little things that come up,hopefully no big ones.

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    1. Good luck with the health screening. As you say, hopefully there will be no big things they find.

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  4. Your health is far more important so good move. I had my first mammogram nearly 2 years ago so another one is due I think but so far so good.

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    1. When I came to the end of the free ones I carried on having them. Best to be sure.

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  5. Can't wait for those lovely summer salads! Frost here this morning; I shall be scraping the car windscreen.

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  6. After temperatures in the mid thirties places in the South Island have had terrible storms with roads washed out and the temperatures plummeting.

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  7. Great news about the extra mammagram tests Susan! I've got a check up in a couple of weeks that I'm trying not to worry about.

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    1. Good luck with yours. Good to see you yesterday.

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