December 19th

Sorry to have deserted you all.  It has been a very busy week both yarn wise and dentist and hospital wise.

I saw the consultant on Tuesday – it was a waste of time really as he said there is nothing that can be done for my right thumb. I had an operation on it about 10 years ago because it was arthritic. They removed some bone and built it up with tendons from my wrist. I t has now collapsed. He said he could try to fix it but it might mean that my thumb would be too bent for me to hold a pen!

The left thumb is now very arthritic and needs the same operation as the right one had but he stressed the risk of it collapsing. So I do not know what to do!

Last night we went to Smiths for dinner.  I had Thai chicken skewers with crispy noodles followed by jumbo prawns in a chilli and garlic sauce and John had a whole dressed crab followed by a fillet steak.  It was nice but rather rich…..I am just as happy with a piece of toast and peanut butter!

My brother and sister in law are coming to lunch on the 29th.  I think I shall do monk fish wrapped in parma ham with crushed new potatoes and asparagus spears.  That way I can cook it all when they have arrived as they are always late in arriving!  And I shall make a chocolate roulade and fill it with chestnut puree and cream.

We have a contest winner….. Gemma knew that the answer is Rowan Felted Tweed Aran.  Tomorrow I will start a new contest which will only have one question that will decide the winner…no long winded things!

Now I must go and get ready for the postman.  Back tomorrow!

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3 thoughts on “December 19th

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your thumb, Jannette. My first thought was whether it would affect your knitting. Instead of using a pen, would you able to use the space bar on the computer?

  2. Yes, I could but I would not be able to do up buttons, get money out of my purse, tie laces and so on. It is surprising how much you use your thumb! I would not be able to knit as I could not hold the needles!

  3. V bad luck about your thumb, and I can quite see why you are undecided about a similar operation on the other one.
    Glad to hear, however, that you are another fan of toast and peanut butter! It was my staple diet before I got married years ago and had to have a ‘proper supper’, but I was much thinner on it than I am now!

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