Thursday, 28 January 2016

Brewing Storms and Technology

I've just been out to look at my garden and there are definitely spring bulbs peeking through, which is heartening to see. 
According to the weather forecast, tonight we're due for a storm but it will be at it's worst in Northern England, Wales and Scotland so we might escape it here in the West. Today was sunny and dry. Everything has gone crazy weatherise. 
My American friend in Washington DC, rang me a few days ago and told me how they were under 2 feet of snow and that everything had come to a complete standstill.
Nothing surprises us anymore and yet we still talk about the weather, don't we? Britain is renowned for it.

This week I had an eye test and a new pair of varifocal glasses which have made a good difference to my far sight and I also visited my Oncologist who told me that my recent CT scan showed improvement in my hip fracture and no other worrying problems were noted.
My son had an amazing dental filling that was made to measure by computer. 
We're certainly gaining by all this technology. None of it would have been possible when my parents were alive.
I don't think I'd go back to the *old days*, would you?


Marie Smith said...

Glad you've had some good weather and good news. An incredible combination! I hope the storm won't be too bad. Good luck.

Gosia k said...

at my home we don't have any snow it sems the spring is slowly coming. One more amazing winter

Expat mum said...

My daughter lives in DC now and she couldn't believe all the fuss about the snow. We're so used to it in Chicago, everyone just gets on with their business.

Celia said...

May your good weather continue. We went from freezing to 58 and breezy today. Odd but nice. It's fooling the bulbs though. And, yes, the medical progress in areas is amazing. Glad you're recovering.

Suldog said...

I wouldn't have the sort of teeth I have now - implants - in the old days.

Jackie said...

What a lovely blogpost, Maggie.
I'm so glad that you got a good report from your oncologist.
Always wonderful to hear that kind of news.
And, Yes....the weather is something we all can talk about and actually relate to.
(Except deep snow. I can't relate to that because we don't have snow here in the winter....but I can look at others' photos and see their beautiful and magical winter wonderland through blogs. How nice is that!)
Hopefully, those bulbs that are peeking up will have happy little blossoms on them soon enough.
Love you, my friend.

Sally Wessely said...

I think I am a bit jealous of the fact that you have blooms in your garden. In truth, I wish I had some of that bright yellow color in my garden. I am so happy that you have signs of spring. I wish the rains would leave you all alone.

The report from the doctor is great news. I hope each day finds you with new reasons to rejoice.

Wisewebwoman said...

So lovely that your heath is good. It's all that matters. And yes technology. I welcome the day where we can perform those nuisance blood and urine analysis in our own homes and they get transmitted to the labs on Internet.

Shammickite said...

Luck was on our side here in S Ontario, Canada, during that big storm.... we enjoyed sunshine and blue sky and not a single solitary snowflake while New York and Washington were digging themselves out! Good to hear your CT news, and how nice to be looking forward to spring flowers. Ours wont start to emerge from the ground util around April!

Hilary said...

It's a rather easyish winter here too, weather-wise.. though not in a flowers poking up sort of way.

I also like technology the way it is, these days and can only imaging what it might be like twenty years from now.

Mary Gilmour said...

Nice news from the bone scan man. You sound good and I hope you are feeling good.
As for talking about the weather, we are on as much of a Yoyo regarding weather in eastern Ontario as all the rest of you. My girls made a wonderful snowman yesterday. Today it melted and collapsed. Tomorrow is supposed to be quite cold and then warm and rain the next day.
I hm living in my ice cleats.
And how I do envy you your hints of bulbs. We have at least two months before I will even know how my renovated bed is doing.
But ... Every day dawn is earlier. Loving that.

dianefaith said...

Somehow I missed your post and didn't see it until these few days later. You're way further north than I am, but there are almost no signs of spring in my yard. The daffodils are up, but no blooms yet. I'm glad you got such a good health report and hope you can enjoy that garden to the fullest this year.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Great the better weather is coming and heartening to know the oncologist is happy with things.
Glad your hip is better. . . . . xx