Good morning, everyone. It's the same old, isn't it? Back in lockdown. I am so pleased that the support bubble thingy hasn't been discarded; it has meant a lot to me one way and another, to be able to socialise face to face with someone
Apart from that, the biggie yesterday was the extraction. I was so worried because the tooth was in a bad way, not a lot to get hold of, so to speak, but Francesca was so gentle, numbed me up the the eyeballs, explained everything and, despite a bad attach of the shakes on my part, it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Even if I wasn't planning for another implant, I wanted that stump out. It hurt intermittently, food got stuck in it, I'm sure it tainted my breath and it was too far gone for anything else. By half five the numbness had worn off and it was fine - with ibuprofen, obviously. Taking no risks for twenty four hours. And I have slept very well too.
The rest of the day was spent doing bits and bobs. I put some more salt in the water softener, ordered more bags of salt from B&Q, to be delivered, changed my bedding, washed, dried and ironed them, sorted out another freezer bag and dealt with the Christmas cake which is proving far too much of a temptation.
It's now in three chunks. I took one chunk round to Dave and Anna and the other two are well wrapped and awaiting some boxes from Amazon so I can post one chunk to John and one chunk to Dad.
Today I have a chat with Dad lined up but other than that the diary is empty so I will fill it with sorting and tidying and getting more things back into order. It's a biggie for Beth though - it's the first day of her new job so my fingers are very, very crossed. She had to drive to Maldon today to pick up her technology and get some training in how to use it and she is allowed to go because she cannot do her job otherwise. After today, she should be working and undertaking training from home.
It's not a very good photo, but I found this in the little front garden strip and it cheered me up no end. It may seem far off but it's a sign of brighter things to come. Loads of bulbs are also coming up.