March 11, 2012

Of Spring

Sometimes you need a wake up call, something to tell you that yes the wheel has turned and warmer lighter days are upon us.

It needn't be a big wake up call, something as simple as a bunch or two of flowers from friends. The colours of Spring in a vase. We had visitors yesterday and it was wonderful. Like minded friends who came for lunch and made the day that little brighter both with their presence and their presents.
It made me aware how very little is needed to lift the spirits, to know someone cares. It needn't even be flowers, a word , phone call is enough.

It has been a stressful few days. Mr Mog had a CT scan cancelled as the machine broke down. He got a new appointment for last Friday. Now why is it that waiting rooms have to remain in the archaic dismal past? The room we waited in was tiny, very hot, no windows and full. This is not just a normal appointment with a doctor, this is people with major health problems waiting for scans to give them results. Scans where they have to wait around. Drink a drink over the space of an hour before the actual scan. Sitting in a dismal room. One that was oppressively hot. I asked the receptionist if we could leave the door open but was told no due to fire regulations. What? How does getting fresh air in a room contravene that when the room is full?
Add in people coughing and bugs just sit around all day. Plus when we were leaving after the scan there was a big notice at reception telling people not to come in if they had had sickness and diarrhoea in the past 3 days due to there being breakouts of the same on the wards.

Do they not think that perhaps some fresh air through the hospital may have helped a tad? I do. Anyway the scan went well, Mr Mog was fine with the drinking and the subsequent injection before the scan. We now just have to wait until Friday for the results of it all when we go to see the Oncologist.
I came home with a headache and kept it until today but never mind I would not have dreamt of sending him on his own. We are hoping to go to Glastonbury after we get the results,as we haven't been for a while now. We intend to drop in on friends for an overnight stay. Not just to see their new kittens;)
Everything is growing in the garden and conservatory. Flowers cropping up all over. I love the pink Pulmonaria and somewhere we have the white form.
So many flowers brightening up the garden and our spirits.
I love the faded splendour of these tulips.

These are coffee plants. I bought a tiny pot and found that it had many plants in it so split them up and they have taken nicely.
I have also got some lemon plants growing from pips which is fun. The first shoots are showing and they have only been in a week now so I have high hopes for them.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

All these lovely flower photos do proclaim Spring! Do you have a solarium? I especially like that photo with all the windows, lovely greenery and drums.

Down by the sea said...

Isn't is wonderful seeing the signs of spring, with the warmth of the last few days things in the garden have moved forward!
Glad the CT scan was Ok for Mr Mog.

Sea said...

If you have been in the local hospital for CT scan. I quite agree. That waiting room is beyond a joke,they use it for MRI waiting as well, and it did nothing to calm me down. And the receptionist's office is so small as well.
Hope all goes well for you both.

Wye Sue said...

I thought you were coming to looking at spinning wheels and chickens as well as the kittens ;-)

Roobeedoo said...

Hope the waiting room experience leads to good results.
Coffee plants? From coffee beans?

Blue Witch said...

Most springful!

Fingers (and toes) crossed for the oncology review.

I just don't understand why some hospitals have to make waiting so unpleasant.

laoi gaul~williams said...

hope the review goes well...oh hospitals. when my nan was in they would not let us open the windows to let some nice fresh air in as it would interfere with the air conditioning :(

spring is here although today i am wondering...very cold and misty!

Karen said...

Hope you and Mr Mogs doing ok, fingers crossed for scan results. I realised that I wasn't your friend on Rav so when I fixed that I saw you had a blog. I'm hopeless at keeping up with mine and other peoples :/ but hello! I have just decided what to make with the yarn you gave me :)

I have a postage stamp of a yard but I have lots of pots out there and I have a fair few crocuses out, and something else that's purple. Don't know what it is but I know it's not a grape hyacinth! I'm excitedly waiting for my tulips to flower - so far just a lot of leaves. I have lovely queen of the night (really dark purple, almost black) and some crimson ones :D xxx

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