Saturday, August 01, 2009


Got home from Amsterdam yesterday at lunchtime, and have been running around catching up with myself ever since. Hubby had a 3pm meeting so I had the kids, a grocery run and 8(!!) loads of laundry to do plus we had to go and pick up the cats from the cattery. They have both come home with sniffles, which is a classic risk of being in a cattery after living in a protected home environment I suppose. None of our outdoor cats ever got sniffles. Must be something to do with eating a fresh raw rodent once a day or something.

Anyway, Amsterdam was lovely and we all had a great time. I will blog about it later but only have one thing to say now...I am roller-coasted out for the year.

Other news? My needle biopsy came back 100% clear. The lump was an old small fibroadenoma, otherwise known as a "breast mouse" because it wriggles away when you go in search of it. Benign, and they are happy for me to go away and forget about it.


Today Lad and Hubby are off to some sort of wargames show. (Was vital we got home in time for this.) Tomorrow is the Allotment Open Day, so Princess and I are off up to the allotment after her karate lesson to see how bad the allotment looks after three weeks of total neglect. The courgettes/marrows will be the size of small houses, I expect. Never mind, lots of produce for the vegetable stall and I can run a little display of Emergency Weeding Technique tomorrow for the edification of the visitors.


Dawn in NL said...

Welcome back. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday in the Netherland. I will be interested to see what you got up to.
All the best,

Anonymous said...

welcome home, and thank goodness.

Spydergryphon said...

Read your blog for a while but never posted a comment.
I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday and came back to fantastic news. Trying to figure out the 8 loads of washing.

Have you ever considered trying making marrow jam? My mum used to get gifted loads of marrows, too many to eat and so she gifted back some and sold the excess. Doing something with them does increase the value.
Good luck at the vegetable stall.

Rosie said...

So glad that you came home to good news. But 8 loads of washing: eek!

zippiknits said...

That is really lovely news about your negative finding!

And welcome back!

Our Milo cat came back with a cough, but no sniffles, so the next time, my sister volunteered to come over and love him and feed and water him.

Have a good time selling veggies. heehee .. emergency weeding classes!

Daisy said...

Glad you had a good holiday & excellent news about your test results!

Karen said...

So glad the biopsy was negative! Welcome home!