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I Can't Sleep Chat Post

Hello Owls and Larks,

Just settling down for the night and have just come in from the garden where I sat with my late cup of tea. Looked up to the sky and saw one only very bright star twinkling. Northern Star maybe? The night feels warmer, strange then that today was not so warm. Pollen count I do know has been very hot or hot for days now, when is the longest day ? Seemed quite bright up until 10pm this evening.

Telephone Engineer arriving tomorrow afternoon can never give a definite tine exactly so I shall have to wait in for him. Luckily my landline will eventually then be sorted.

My right leg/thigh and hip muscles and right groin quite painful this evening no idea why if pain continues will ring surgery and ask doc for advice.

Well Patch is settling down for the night too now and that is where I am heading also.

If you can't sleep and there are others on line then have a natter here.

Night Night, & Sweet Dreams

Very Happy

Posted at 12th Jun 2018 - 10:29PM   Posted by Camilla   I Can't Sleep Chat Post Comments: 24

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Posted by: Camilla on 12th Jun 2018 at 10:32PM

Camilla's Avatar Off to land of nod .... Sleep well.

Nighty night, sweetest of dreams .

Posted by: Camilla on 12th Jun 2018 at 10:44PM

Fennie's Avatar Now the day is over night is drawing nigh, shadows of the evening creep across the sky.

The one bright star was sending you a message of hope. No doubt it was a planet - Venus or Jupiter - and sending you a message that arrived at your hip and that is why your hip was painful. But better the message arriving there than your head where it might have given you a bump.

It is midsummer so you can dream sweetly (whether with a cup of tea or no). The longest day I have always thought of as the 21st but someone will no doubt tell me it is the 22nd. Just google sunrise and sunset and this will tell you. But what ever it says you will see it twenty minutes before I will due to the rotation of the Earth and Norfolk being placed in an easterly domain.

We are such stuff as dreams are made of - so they had better be sweet. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 12th Jun 2018 at 11:02PM

Fennie's Avatar And a beautiful and homely room in which I could be quite comfortable with a gin and tonic or mug of cocoa.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 13th Jun 2018 at 08:18AM

Withy Brook's Avatar Sorry to hear about your right hip area. Hope it soon heals. I love Fennie's idea of the planet that younsawll swnding you a message! Not the North Star - it is not very bright.
I have the BBC weather app which gives sun rising and setting times. There are 3 days round the 21st when there is no difference., because it does not go into seconds! The longest day is usually the 21st or 22nd. It always seems strange, living in the far north east, that we usually get the best of summer after the longest day, as the night's get longer!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 13th Jun 2018 at 09:17AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Same here Withy, I tend to think of the longest day as the start of our summer and nature seems to think so too spring is just finishing and the summer hedgerows are just coming into bloom now.
Our seasons do seem to be slipping ever more onward into the year.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 13th Jun 2018 at 11:12AM

Fennie's Avatar And how much light there is depends on the clouds anyway.

But here's a riddle: in the 1750's or whenever it was that we 'lost' eleven days when adjusting the calendar and as a result the end of the financial year moved from Lady Day (March 24) to April 5th (the reason for that odd date in HMRC's calendar), what happened to Midsummer? Before the calendar adjustment the longest day would have been 2nd July - wouldn't it?

Posted by: Fennie on 13th Jun 2018 at 11:30AM

Camilla's Avatar Afternoon All,

Thank you Fennie for your most interesting comments to my post.Very Happy and for your kind words.

My main worry re hip and groin which by the way is on right not as left as it were when I had my fall last October. I worry that it could be a clot as ever I always worry about everything, I don't have very good circulation never have but today the pain is still hurting although just bearable. I will make an appointment at docs this week just in case.

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Jun 2018 at 01:06PM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Withy.

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Jun 2018 at 01:07PM

Camilla's Avatar No not had it x-rayed before Fennie, it hurts when I sit when I stand and when I bend. Yesterday I had the pain all down the right leg too. No swelling though which is good usually get swelling in calf if clots.

Still waiting at the moment for the engineer to arrive to sort out my landline, wish he would hurry up can't go out until he arrives and then he might not arrive until 6pm tonight, bet when I am cooking the dinner.! Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Jun 2018 at 01:57PM

Fennie's Avatar Poor owl with a painful and wonky undercarriage! Sending you a whole wisteria pot full of wisteria and purple flowers and another wisteria pot full of best purple healing vibes specially for broken owls waiting in for telephone engineers. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 13th Jun 2018 at 02:37PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar That sounds suspiciously like an out of sorts sacroiliac joint Camilla - first time mine went I sneezed it back into place!
Sitting side saddle on a cushion on the floor (the only vaguely comfortably position I could watch TV in) leaning up againsed the sofa I was sneaked up on by a huge sneeze - my SI joint cracked like a knuckle as I sneezed and the pain disappeared instantly... saved me a visit to the chiropractor too. Laughing

As you say... Get thee to the Doctor and possibly then the Physio. Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 13th Jun 2018 at 04:06PM

Camilla's Avatar You do make me laugh thank you FennieLaughing

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Jun 2018 at 05:11PM

Camilla's Avatar Engineer arrived at 3pm was here about 40 minutes, he said the problem was to due with our old fashioned telephone in hall which is not the real thing just modernised to look like one and he said the adaptor that connects that and goes into plug socket I need to not have I needed a newer version if getting a newer phone as I hardly use phone in hall on desk I am not bothered . I have 3 hand held phones in chargers plugged in one in kitchen one in office and one on third floor top bedroom . He also said two pins which are inside wall socket where my main telephone access stems from those two little pins should not be touching but they were touching so he fixed that. He said when I rang to report the fault on Monday did the chap ask me to go to my main socket get a screwdriver take off socket and look to see if the fault was either my interior line if not an outside problem I said the chap never asked me that and he said they will charge me then my broadband provider . I said I am not paying because they never asked me to look and engineer said he would make a note of this on his docket to go back .... Gosh what a palaver !Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Jun 2018 at 05:25PM

Camilla's Avatar Oh FN thanks yes I could have that what you had poor you too. How do you think you did yours FN.? I just need to have a jokey big sneeze now .Wink

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Jun 2018 at 05:27PM

Camilla's Avatar Sorry that should be big sneeze not a jokey sneeze Rolling EyesVery Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Jun 2018 at 05:28PM

Fennie's Avatar Yes, I think FN wins the diagnosis homework. Wisteria pot full of finely ground pepper on its way Camilla - but remember to sit sidesaddle on a cushion! Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 13th Jun 2018 at 06:22PM

Fennie's Avatar PS - Glad your telephone is sorted though I fear they may charge you.

Posted by: Fennie on 13th Jun 2018 at 06:25PM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you FennieVery Happy fingers crossed I am not charged!

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Jun 2018 at 11:35PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar 15 years of gymnastics and 40 years of ballet takes it's toll on all ones joints Camilla.
The SI joints suffer after years of standing with ones toes turned out for ballet and become much looser than they should be so they slip out of place every so often and do exactly what you described.Neutral

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 14th Jun 2018 at 10:09AM

Fennie's Avatar Did you see Alice Roberts new version of the human body last evening, FN? She wanted a chimpanzee's lower spine (incidentally what language is 'chimpanzee?' I wonder?) and emu feet with ankles around her knees. I gues that would have been useful for ballet as emus (and guinea fowl) stand mostly on their toes which are well sprung with flexible tendons. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 14th Jun 2018 at 10:14AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Yes Fennie, the bird legs wold be good but the chimp pelvis would restrict your leg movement and your flexibility - I hate to think what the model would look like doing ballet. Laughing
...and the baby would probably fall out the pouch! Shocked

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 14th Jun 2018 at 10:24AM

Fennie's Avatar Think it would be uncomfortable sleeping with a baby in a pouch. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 14th Jun 2018 at 12:29PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Probably not any more uncomfortable than in the womb, especially in later months although at least you don't have to carry it around for 4 or 5 years like in the pouch... pro's and con's for both methods I think. Blink

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 14th Jun 2018 at 01:46PM

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