Hello.......... It's year of happy time again, I've had another tough week health wise with this continuing relapse and trouble with the NHS trying to find a suitable Neurologist to send me to ....... it's too much of a long story to get into and far to depressing but you'd think there would be Consultant somewhere with in the NHS that can deal with ME/Lyme disease. Any road this is supposed to be a happy post and I refused to let this get me down.
My first happy for this weeks came as a complete surprise. Yes last Saturday morning there was a knock on the door. It was our next door neighbour, who now works in Paris.
He was standing there with a guitar case.
He said that he wanted me to have his 12 string guitar as he no longer plays. He said that he thinks I play guitar beautifully and likes to here me playing and singing from next door.
Such a lovely thing for him to say just that was enough to make me smile, let alone the wonderful 12 string guitar.
I'm really looking forward to attempting to learn to play a 12 string. Currently I'm not well enough to play anything as on top of this nasty relapse, I've managed to strain the large Latissimus Dorsi muscle in my back really painful, I wouldn't recommend it, But Wow what a lovely kind generous gift.
May seem a little strange but it puff pastry, my illness has caused me to have a lot of problems with my immune and digestive systems. So I have developed lots of allergies and intolerances. I can no longer eat dairy or yeast as well as some other food without majorly bad consequences.
So I was so pleased to discover that a very famous brand of puff pastry is completely dairy free. So over the last couple of weeks I've had some yummy tarts for lunch served with salad. This weeks was red onion asparagus and goat cheese (which I can tolerate a little of) and the above one from last week was Dairy Free Sun dried tomato pesto, cherry tomato, red onion and goats cheese.
Pure bliss as it so lovely to be able to eat something so yummy and relatively normal. It can be very hard sometime always having to miss out on Yummy treats, so this was perfect, eating out can be a bit of a nightmare, so I normally end up cheating if we go out and paying for it later, not that we eat out very often, (another fun filled fact about ME/Chronic Lyme disease.)
This week is meeting up with a good friend who I've not seen for a while. We went to a local hotel and sat on the comfy sofa's chatted, laughed and drank tea and coffee. So good to have a catch up. We even had lunch at the hotel which was lovely. Just to be out of the house for a hour or so was great, although I've been stuck in bed since, paying the price for my outing, yes, with ME/Lyme's there is always energy payback for doing anything.
Still it was well worth it to go out and catch up with a friend and why the picture of a Olive tree you ask ???
Well I forgot to take my camera and the Hotel's restaurant is called 'The Olive Leaf' so it kinda makes sense, well to me anyway.....
Well that's all the happy for this week, why not leave a comment letting me know something that has made you happy this weeks, I love to read them all even though I don't always get around to replying to them these days, oh for improved energy levels.
Have a happy week
If you'd like to hear a little bit more about living with ME, please go and check out Hannapats latest post 'here' she's done a wonderful job with it. It's saddens me to see much how many people are having to try and live with this terrible illness.