No not the one you are all thinking about! This was our ladies BBQ last evening. Lovely evening, rain held off, temp about 20 so quite comfortable. Friend's husband and another friend cooked the chicken, sausages and pork steaks. I don't eat pork (it doesn't like me one bit) so only had chicken and a sausage + some lovely salads, green, coleslaw, pasta etc. and one of the girls had made a beetroot and raspberry jelly. I am not overkeen on beetroot but this was gorgeous and a lovely flavour. Meringues, french apple tart, blueberry cheesecake, cream and fresh fruit to finish off + wine and soft drinks. My friend has a lovely large garden so we were all in a marquee - lots of chat and noise. Two of the girls had done starters of cream cheese filled pieces of celery, dips of broad bean and mint and smoked mackerel.
The men kept telling us the Chippendales were on the way to entertain us but were stuck on the M11. We did suggest the two men stripped off, plasted on the olive oil and entertained us themselves but they were not too keen saying the Chippendales would be jealous of the competition! A really good relaxing evening catching up with everyone's news.
Got back from the chemist yesterday to find Berry had knocked down and eaten half a loaf of bread leaving only a crust. He is such a thief. Went to tidy his bed which was all over the place and found he had also chewed up a biro and the bits were in his bedding. He does this sometimes when he is displeased at me going out and leaving him despite the bribe of a gravy bone biscuit and leaving the radio on so he is not lonely. Older lab Tilly is no problem at all and has never stolen anything in all her life. Had Holly for the day - she was so good. Fell asleep in the afternoon after I had taken yet more Nurofen because of pain, woke up to find two dogs on the sofa like book ends and Tilly on the floor at my feet - all sound asleep! Sarah came to collect Holly early. Holly always knows when her mum is home and is waiting at the door ready.
MTX day today but as I have a planning meeting this morning will jab it in this afternoon instead. This is just in case of a sicky reaction although that is very rare nowadays. Enbrel tomorrow. Sometimes feel like a pincushion.
Wrists very hot yesterday, thumb joints excrutiatingly painful and shoulders giving me hell but didn't wake me up in the night today. Still sore today but wrists better and fingers not so stiff. Elbows still painful particularly if I knock one of them. Have to be on the ball for the planning meeting and keep my wits about me. Even got a suit on! Retirement doesn't seem to be an option at all. I am legal adviser to a number of organisations, Trustee of others, it's all go sometimes.
Have been reading through a lot of blogs and questions over the last few days to catch up. What a fantastic lot you are. We all suffer so much from this wretched disease but everyone seems to try to keep cheerful and cope with all
the side effects of the drugs, the depression and pain and try to carry on a normal life. You are all brilliant.
Love LavendarLady xx