Mark and I went to the opticians today and we both needed new specs. The health of my eyes are not good (mmmmm working in a room with no daylight might add to that) and she said go and get your blood pressure checked.
She got that from looking in to my eyes?
Apparently my vessels are inflamed and wobbly which indicates high blood pressure.
But I put that down to the anxiety of the past few weeks.
Good news is that I am not going blind and that my prescripsh is slightly lesser than last time.
On the other hand......
Mark is blind as a bat in his right eye.
Well, not exactly but when looking through his right eye he cannot see a damn thing and yet with two eyes open he can see me and an outline. So Im wider than I actually am through his eyes. And Im wide enough.
Belle had the orthodontist today too and needs to have a tooth extracted - yeeeeeeeeeks.
Either that or an expensive brace.
Apparently you don't get braces for free these days.
Just an added con to the means testing for dental treatment to go totally private. I think that will happen for sure. Talking of costings, yesterdays quote about costings was misinterpreted. I want to categorically state that although we effectively get all our hospital treatment for **free** in the uk, we are docked a sum from our wages at source. To my overseas readers, this is our national insurance contributions but is not as hefty as some overseas medical insurances. I guess we take for granted the services of the NHS - I double guess we suffer at the mercy of a poorly funded NHS at that. And that's not a hint for Gordon Brown to take more NI from our wages. I know he reads my blog. Laugh out loud.
oooh talking of Gordon - its polling day next week.
Now my next statement is going to really piss some of you off but frankly my lifes choices do not mould my ignorance entirely.
I am uneducated in the world of politics.
I really think that schools should brief children on the activities and consequences of voting and politics as a whole. That way I would feel confident in using my vote.
I just do not get it.
I maybe moderately educated, I do read an excellent daily (The Telegraph), I am articulate (although my spelling leaves a lot to be desired at times) and I can have a great debate with those who embrace two sides of the coin (basically I wont divulge in one sided opinions... I believe in give and take. I can't stand people who won't listen back).
But I just don't "get" why I should vote and who for. Unless I take years to study every party's referendums, look at their past promises and try to understand what has/had been delivered - I really don't think anyone deserves my vote unless each councillor comes to my door and practically lays his life out on my kitchen table and explains to me in depth what my vote will do for them and ultimately the country. I mean, I'm not going to vote for "Councillor A" just because he has a nice smile and drives a small 5 door hatchback.
For years I have studied elections with amusement as people cram the polling stations with their card in hope that their vote will count only to see so many disappointed faces. If I vote, I would want my vote to win. Its as simple as that - so why take the risk? I know it sounds barking but I have yet to see a Prime Minister deliver his promise. I have yet to feel the absolute urge to use my vote but the way I see it - this government is a farce and had he still been in office I **might** have voted Labour. I warmed to Tony Blair but he blew it the day the gulf war struck again.
OMG, this is arguably the worst topic I have touched on.
It hurts my head to think about it.
And before ye all fill my comments box with "damn you, bitch", I get stick from my brother in law and husband about the fact I have not yet voted.
And as much as I have to thank Emmeline Pankhurts and the suffragette movement, they didnt take into account that some of us just don't get it.
I'd like to share some Studio Calico work that I completed for May's kit.
Beautiful, Bright and sunny.
Made me feel happy to scrap these colours. I have a boy to scrap for one of the Sc girls but the papers didn't scream "boy" this month (Mable, dear, next months kits is SOOOOO boys colours.). So take a peek at my apparently "loud and garish" layouts. I LOVE THEM!
Lil cards made with leftovers:
A minibook made with one sheet of Collage Press journal cards used for pages. Decorated with the new ATC size hambly overlays and fab black core chipboard.This is one of my new favo layouts. I love the placement and colours so much.Maya Roads chipboard people make me laugh. I couldnt resist making this page for an album that I want to make about Mark and my early days. I say early days like we are 100 years old, dont i?LOVE LOVE LOVE Sassafrass papers (why did they drop the lass?). Im going to buy more of these papers... they are so playful and funky.And lastly - an overlay. She is called Iggledy-Piggledy.and you can get the little tinker HERE.
Have a good nights sleep.