Achilles Blog 11 – 26.5.14. Darling buds of May

Love May. Everything bursting out of the ground fast… especially Jay’s peonies (see pic). It’s definitely my favourite month… anywhere in the world. Here… it’s reliably unreliable.. sun yesterday, showers today. Mark (from Sainsbury’s fish counter – huge blue eyes behind huge magnifying spectacles) spent 7 months on crutches and warns about crutching in the wet… lethal. And that’s the point… imagine if I’d snapped my tendon in September/October….instead I can ‘wander’ about entertaining people (like the workman who laughingly shouted out ‘Oi you! Hop it!’…. before offering me a lift to the butchers)….
The Sainsbury’s staff are fab… but very concerned about my shopping methods in my ‘condition’ … offering to have a member of staff go along with me, or push me in a wheelchair. But I cannot tell you how good I feel when I do something I shouldn’t be doing…like crutching up to the front for communion instead of having it brought to me in the pew….or when I achieve anything I shouldn’t strictly be able to achieve…in fact, truth is, I feel good when I achieve anything… and certainly when I make ‘something’ out of ‘nothing’ …..like with those street finds. What I can’t fully fathom is why I don’t feel the same when I achieve the end of a ‘to do’ list …. any explanations anyone? Not fun, I guess.
An old wire bicycle basket is my next repair task… it was slightly rusting and covered in a disintegrating pvc coating (see pic), which I’ve now scraped off …. not really sure what to do with it…. but I like the idea of giving a fundamentally sound and useful throwaway a new lease of life.
jx
peoniesunscraped basketscraped basket
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About aintwegotitmade

Who am I?.......well, I'm getting to that age where I have to think about that before I answer... My name is J, I'm married to Jay and we live in the great city of London. I started this blog as an update to family and friends when I completely ruptured my Achilles tendon a few years ago (see The first post). I am so fortunate in every possible way...and in all honesty, I'm just using this blog to remind myself... Why is it called Ain't we got it made?: this is a line from one of my favourite songs (Sing Baby Sing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtTgtkDLNys). Have I got it made? Well - I've got a roof over my head, running water right into my house, a fully-stocked supermarket round the corner, free and readily available healthcare; and I live with my lovely husband in a great city, in a beautiful country, where I feel safe and secure.... I rest my case. Fact or opinion: I am not an expert on anything… but I can confirm that everything in this blog is either fact or opinion. I hope to post regularly, mostly about things I find uplifting, positive, amusing, optimistic, important..or perhaps just about regular daily life...but I won't bother you too much. Thanks for stopping by... jx
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