The 12th & 13th; I'll take the wins where they come.
The 12th of July.
Well, we have another day of things not being terrible. The curtains are half shut at the moment, but it is very bright today so not purely for my benefit. I am not being overly photosensitive, or at least I don't think so.
This morning, I had a phone call with Rebecca who works for Ole & Steen, the bakery I couldn't go into last week. She had gone through all their paperwork from when they opened, and they did actually apply to Westminster Council to get a ramp or a side door to make it accessible, but they weren't allowed for some reason. She was very nice and I completely understand their position - all their other shops are accessible, so I'll definitely have a look at visiting one of those, and now I have beef with Westminster Council who don't think they have to comply with the Equality Act. We'll see about that.
This afternoon has been one of tennis. I did my workout with it on the radio and I was getting very annoyed with the crowd because they were being excessively harsh on Djokovic, really not giving him the respect he deserves as the reigning champion. I was pleased when he managed to finally get the match point.
But who will he play? Now it is Federer vs. Nadal and they've taken about an hour to finish the first set so I think this will be a long one, and I've got no idea who is going to win. I think I'd like it to be Nadal but what I'm basing that on, I have no idea.
I've also been knitting my Moomin jumper! I'm still on the ribbing which is fine, although I've made a couple of mistakes but I don't think they're noticeable. I'm a bit scared of getting to the intarsia Moomin part; I need to do a written pattern for that. Concentration is going to be required.
The 13th of July.
I think (touch wood) my eyes might be feeling pretty much back to normal. Which isn't to say fine - the right eye is good and can see distance, but not close up, and the left eye is just generally not much good at seeing anything (although I do still need it- if I put the eye patch on, I can't see as well), but it isn't causing me immense amounts of pain and I can have the curtains open. Today has been pretty cloudy which may have helped, but I'll take the wins where they come.
This morning, I wrote the Moomin intarsia graph out, which was tricky. Normally, I would do it from a print out and use a ruler, but the squares on the print out are just too small, so I printed out the Word document I'd been filling in, line by line, and hand-wrote it in there from zooming in on the Excel spreadsheet of the pattern. I then actually couldn't really read my handwriting, but I generally know the shapes of the numbers so it wasn't too much of an issue. Very occasionally my eyes would do a thing where it would all become clear for a moment - I don't know how - and I could see and read, but then I'd lose it again and we'd be back to blurry. So frustrating. Daddy offered to try and help, because he has done lots of spreadsheets in his time, bless him, but that was not really the part I was struggling with. And I think his handwriting is harder to read than mine.
After lunch, I was going to watch Serena, but when she was four games down in the first set, I decided I was getting too sad and stressed about it so I went upstairs to work out and listen to a podcast. That turned out to be the right decision, when I got the notification that she'd lost in straight sets. It's nice for Halep but ugh, I just want Serena to equal that record and win in front of her daughter. And this means that Federer will probably win tomorrow because nothing is going my way.
When I came back down, I watched episodes 5 and 6 of Stranger Things, and I just love it so much. It's just kind of the perfect mix of sci-fi, mystery, horror with dashes of comedy and plain silliness and it is perfect. I can't wait to see our rag-tag gang defeat the Mind Flayer.