Posted: 18/06/2017 at 16:15
Dove, the French always shut their doors and windows in the mornings when it's hot to keep the night cool in and the day's heat out.
Two daughters, 5 GCs and 2 OHs have just gone. We were all at son's yesterday. They spent most of the time here in the pool. The new pool filter is working very well, haven't seen the water so sparkly for years, and even though it started going green when we came back from England it quickly recovered. 33° in the shade.
We were going to have a BBQ for lunch but OH had removed the gas bottle and the thingy to attach it with. We found a gas bottle in the garage and a thingy in the kitchen behind the scales, but no one could make it work. So we had fried pork chops and sausages instead. The 2 SIL's and elder daughter made salads and got it all ready as I'm not very mobile. I'd made pork pies on Friday so we had that as a first course as we had to share the chops as I didn't know until this morning that daughter 2 would stay for lunch.
My right hip has been getting steadily more painful for the last 2 weeks. It ached a bit during the Strawberry Tea and more afterwards. Earlier this week I did a lot of gardening on my knees which made me very stiff. But since Thursday when OH went to England, it has got a lot worse. I can hardly get out of bed in the morning and getting off the sofa and out of the car is pretty bad too. The sofa is no longer comfy. I can't sleep properly. When I went to son's yesterday he and daughter thought I looked ill. Still painful today, but now it's spreading to the base of my spine. I already have arthritis in my right shoulder and right knee. Could it be arthritis in the hip? I keep thinking I will wake up and it will be gone or, at least, getting better. Shall go to the Doc tomorrow, but he wasn't much help about shoulder or knee, apart from a prescription for Paracetamol.
Fed up, so much to do before my garden opening in July, then the long drive to England.