Today I got to see my regular GP who was highly amused by my circumstance and had some very sensible advice. Start doing regular life again, slowly, paying attention to how you feel. So I can go for walks, read a little, listen to the radio a little, and go on the internet a little! YAY! Today I kept it simple and just enjoyed the sunshine with the fire pit. Some friends dropped by for company and I spun some yarn. They filled me in on the news, surprisingly I've missed nothing. All in all, a day well lived.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Sarah has done herself in with a concussion from exercise class trying to jump on a too high box because they only have one short one. She fell far and hit her head hard. The CT scan was good, but she is off a minimum of two weeks to try to rest her brain. No TV... No radio... no computer... no IPod... no exercise... no reading. Think this is a challenge for her? YEP.
|Looking for ways to relax the brain and not watch TV? Cavegirl TV!!!|
|Are you stoned... maybe?!?|
|Get Well Soon from Sarah's workmates... the Vase is an elephant teapot. An elephant never forgets...|
Saturday, March 5, 2016
I went to the War Museum because of their special exhibit about women in the world wars. Having just been to Fashion on the Ration at the Imperial War Museum in London, I wasn't expecting much. I was very impressed with the quality of the exhibit. There were vignettes about various aspects of women's lives and roles during the wars. The curators also dug out examples of women's uniforms from WWII that you could touch and handle. This included a cap and purse. I love being able to touch and feel and examine the details of clothing from the past.
|Sock knitting was a big deal during both wars.|
|A bit of the Berlin wall|
While I was in Ottawa, I took the opportunity to see some of our national collections. The Canadian Museum of History used to be called the Museum of Civilization. On my walk back over the Rideau I caught the lovely afternoon light on the Parliamentary library which overlooks the Rideau.