Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Good Morning and Goodbye Ruby Tuesday with "The Rolling Stones. I love this song and share it with you on this very very wet Tuesday morning in Adelaide.


It has rained steadily in Adelaide since about 1.30 this morning with a few short breaks, but non convenient enough to allow me dry access to the hospital for blood tests.

It is still very warm and the humidity is very high, which causes fogged up windows in the car and fogged up glasses.  Oh the joys of weather changes.

My rainwater tank is now full again - which is lovely and my garden will have had a good soaking - it has been nice steady rain.

I chatted with a nice group of similar "victims" outside the blood room as we waited - I was a little late this morning and had to take number 2 (I had returned home for my book - no use sitting there wasting time.) 

The usual girls were not working this morning and I was attended to by a lovely young man and I did all the usual things and gave him a very hard time by not being easy to access my veins.   He finally gave up in despair and took the blood from a vein in my right wrist.    The results will be on the way to Flinders later today ready for my appointment on Friday.

Of course I could not go to the hospital and not call in at Lizzie's for my coffee - a lovely mug of cappuchino and another few chapters of my book.

Lizzie's is a busy place and there are regulars there that I have come to know and I had a lovely chat with a very sweet lady and her husband "people who were friends for just a few moments of my day."

I had another sleepless night and did manage another post in my blog "A Liver for Linda" which is getting close the end of the transplant journey and will then become a blog for maintenance and updating how my health is post transplant.

It has been difficult writing it and I am sure some things are out of sequence, but it is a complete story and I am hoping those things don't matter.

Shrove Tuesday is today and I really should summon the energy to make pancakes for lunch - but I don't think it will be a happening thing.  Maybe later in the day.

  When the children were home I always had pancakes for breakfast on Shrove Tuesday (which means it is six weeks until Easter).  
It was exciting to see them make the mixture and help to cook them and I was happy that they were going off to school with tummies full and the knowledge of a shared tradition.

Definition of Shrove Tuesday:

Pancake Day also known as Shrove Tuesday in Britain.

 Pancake day is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.
'Shrove' - as in Shrove Tuesday - stems from old English word 'shrive', meaning 'confess all sins'.
It is called Pancake Day because it is the day traditionally for eating pancakes as pancake recipes were a way to use up any stocks of milk, butter and eggs which were forbidden during the abstinence of Lent

This is a link to Pancake Recipes from Around the World:


If you do make pancakes - I hope you enjoy them.

Apart from that I don't have many plans for the day - it is beautiful to just let it roll on, take my hand and lead me where it will.

John's blood tests yesterday showed good results and nothing to worry about which is a huge relief to us.  Hoping mine are the same when I see Specialist on Friday.

So on that happy note I am off to enjoy my Ruby Tuesday - enjoy your day - however you are spending it - hope all is calm on the work front and that you achieve your goals today.

Love and hugs and thanks for sharing the "musings of my heart."

1 comment:

Diane said...

I never heard of Shrode Tuesday so interesting.. Or Pancake Day.. I love it..:) In the US we call it Fat Tuesday and the grocery stores and bakeries sell Bismark's filled with various fillings or non filled. also some with frosting on top and some with just sugar. A nice tradition as well.. TFTS I learned something new today.