Saturday 31 August 2019

End of summer

I am having my first outing tonight to listen to the navy band playing a waterfront concert. I'm like a new mum , in the olden days, allowed out into society after 40 days and a blessing from a priest.
I have a blessing from the blood doctor. My important blood levels are all normal. Still got a few wonky ones but that's because I still have a blood clot the size of a baseball on my upper leg. Nothing like the over inflated balloon it was a few weeks ago.
I went shopping this morning and even stopped for a quick capuccino at the 'green chairs'.
The meltemi is blowing, a very brisk wind, from the north. Yachts were untying one after the other and making for the open bay to anchor safely away from other boats.  In port the yachts that remained were literally bobbing about like corks.
Now I'm having a siesta, supposedly, and enjoying a nap with the cool meltemi, no need for fans or Aircon.
The cicadas have stopped screeching for a while. It's amazing the silence when they stop their noise. We get used to their endless 'cacophonic chorus'.  The peace when they stop is palpable.
Does this mean summer is coming to an end?
My trembly legs mean I can't walk too far so we are taking the free little bus a few stops into town from the big harbour parking lot.
Poros is still full but not full on crazy. Our shopping this morning was a not battle through the aisles. There was bread left on the shelves at 10am and plenty of tables available at the 'green chairs'.
The quiet cool airs, and roads of September are almost a reality. And this is the first time I have actually felt like writing a blog post. I have been living in limbo for awhile interested neither in rumpled beds, dirty dishes, the food on my plate nor a posting of my blog.


All set up and ready to rip. We were there early and got a good seat but not ringside. Enough noise without being that close

They were playing greek songs from the 60s. It was a long night

17 comments:

  1. So glad to hear that you are feeling better. I hope that the clot continues to shrink and that you are able to get back to normality soon. The medical profession is a wonderful thing.

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    1. I'm out again this morning for coffee....as you saw on IG. Definitely getter fitter

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  2. It must feel good to do something "normal". Be patient with yourself, though. It takes time to get back on your feet. -Jenn

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    1. I certainly not ready for anything too vigorous but walking is doing me good now. I lost interest in life, quite content to sit in an armchair and watch rubbish TV. I'm getting there

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  3. So glad you are getting better!!! It is like turning a corner.

    My issues have not been like yours, but I see improvement every day. And I notice improvement. Good way to be grateful.

    Why did this big clot develop???? It can't be an ordinary happening. How? Why?

    Keep getting better...

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    1. Maybe blood clot isn't quite the right translation but when the vein burst a lot of blood remained around that area. My whole upper leg was black and even now I can feel a hard ball, of blood? I don't know. But docs said my body would slowly absorb it all and that's what's happening.
      Glad to hear you're improving.

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  4. So glad to see you are feeling better. It's been a long haul for you. Take care.

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  5. Baby steps. It takes longer to get better for us these days
    I’m glad life as settled down for you. Hopefully you will be back to your old self once again

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    1. Getting there but still not overly interested in life around me. Thank goodness k is watering the garden and cooking. Odd feeling. Everything just flows past me

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  6. So glad to hear you are on the mend. Don't overdo it.

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    1. I did overdo it a little with that concert but slept most of the next day

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  7. How strange; our cicadas appeared for about one day only, then became silent. I wonder what became of them. I hadn't thought about it until I read your post.

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    1. It's 9 am now and no cicadas. Maybe they've packed up for the summer.
      They weren't around for lunch Ng here either but July was a very noisy month.

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    2. Ha, they weren't around for lunch. Maybe they were someone's lunch. Lots of hungry wild cats around here

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  8. Great to hear from you! Glad you are on the mend.

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  9. Gosh I hope you're feeling better, sounds quite serious. Hope the medical team there have been looking after you.

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