At last a day without having to go places. Tuesday is always my shopping day, followed by calling on my friend G for coffee. Last Tuesday had the added hindrance of having to go to the hospital for an X Ray on an ankle which is being a nuisance. Our local Catterick Garrison has a perfectly good hospital which the Powers that Be chose to virtually close down, but luckily the X Ray Department is still open so I was able to go there - just round the corner from both Tesco and my friend. I wonder why everything has to change just when it is working properly.
In the afternoon I washed out the fridge before putting the new food away, got down on my knees to do so and found myself physically unable to get up! Luckily the farmer was upstairs and he came to my rescue, but it made me realise that I have got to start doing something about it.
An idea came yesterday afternoon when it was our monthly Poetry meeting. It is one of my favourite afternoons of the month, meeting at friend W's house, sitting in her conservatory and reading out our favourite poems. Yesterday there were only six of us but - as always - there was such a lot of interesting poetry and such good conversation. Afterwards, talking of being unable to get up the day before, two of the group demonstrated "the dog" - I think a Yoga exercise - designed to strengthen one's arm muscles. I tried it when I got home and found I could do it quite easily. So this morning I added six 'dogs' to my growing list of morning exercises. Now I wait to see if it makes things any better.
Today the farmer has gone to Hawes with his niece. There is a special Blue-faced Leicester sheep sale at the Auction Mart and his niece is thinking of buying some so wants to look what is available and what sort of prices they are fetching. If you know the Blue-faced Leicester you will know that it is a perfect example of beauty being in the eye of the beholder. But then, I suppose that applies to everything.