Monday, 22 May 2017

Overdone things.

I have overdone things a bit today and am now very tired.   This morning a friend C and I drove into a town twelve miles away for knitting wool.   The shop was closed so I drove on into Northallerton and bought some there but that is further away - fifty mile round trip.

I came in, ate a quick lunch, fell asleep in the chair and woke up just in time to go to Ukulele practice- not getting home until almost four this afternoon.
Poor Tess has had just two fairly short walks today - and I feel guilty,   But I really am too tired to take her out again,  so I shall now go and sit down and watch the Chelsea flower show on television.

The Queen has just arrived to look round.   My goodness - she is walking round at ninety - I feel guilty complaining of being tired.

28 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

I shouldn't feel guilty Pat, you'll never get the pampering that she gets and I doubt she does a 50 mile round trip to get some shopping and I bet she didn't go home and cook the dinner.

Tom Stephenson said...

I hoped you meant that the Queen had turned up to watch the Chelsea Flower Show on the telly with you. Damn. Anyway, don't overdo it - two walks not enough for one dog?! I don't think so!

Countryside Tales said...

I also thought the Queen had popped round to yours! It sounds like rest is the ticket. I'm sure Tess will cope x

Yorkshire Pudding said...

The Queen came to look round your house? Are you sure you weren't dreaming? Did she join you at the ukulele class?

Iris said...

The Queen does seem to be made of some extra sturdy stuff. Mere mortals can't compete with it. Take a day off to take it easy and to take a little nap here and there!

Rachel said...

You are relaxed in your writing

justjill said...

Way to go Weaver. You pack more in a day than I do! Tess will just be happy to be with you watching with the Queen. Who has other people to walk her dogs.

angryparsnip said...

A nap here and there and a day off are good for you.

cheers, parsnip

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I bet the Queen doesn't have to get her own knitting wool and I know for a fact that she doesn't play the ukulele.

Sue said...

You make me feel very lazy. I think the Queen would probably rather have watched the Chelsea Flower Show with you and Tess at home than walk round it.

Robin Mac said...

The Queen has not recently lost her husband either. I think you are remarkable in how much you fit into a day, enjoy a nap now and then.

Bovey Belle said...

Your body is telling you it needs a rest I guess. I have just realized I've missed Chelsea tonight (we were watching Peaky Blinders, which is brilliant, so I mustn't complain). I am sure Tess is absolutely fine and you can take her for an extra walk tomorrow if you feel up to it.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Nothing more annoying than driving somewhere specially to get something and finding the shop shut. I'd have probably gone straight home in a huff!
Have a good day tomorrow,it's going to be good weather for walking Tess - maybe even Hot.

Gwil W said...

The Queen can ring her bell and James the Butler will fetch the cucumber and salmon sandwiches. But seriously, she does work very hard for her age. I hope the Duke doesn't get under her feet when he retires in August. Does she still have any corgis. Last I heard she was down to her last two. She might have had three but I remember Florence (Princess Anne's bulldog - Florence by name) took a dislike to the Queen's favourite and sadly that was that.

Gail, northern California said...

For adults, they say top of the list as the most stressful event is loss of a loved one. Third in line is moving. You're trying to do both.

Grieving takes a toll and you would be wise to give yourself time.

John Gray said...

Pat...arnt you 80?
Slow down a bit!

Penny said...

At least you know you have done too much. Having a quiet day every so often is quite OK and Tess did have two walks.

Chris Elliot said...

Someone in my fitness class is 93 - and she still gets down on the floor to do abdominal crunches. She puts us all to shame.

Mac n' Janet said...

We get a burst of energy and think we can do anything and then reality sets in, have a good long rest.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Naps are good. I bet the queen will take a nap after the flower show.

Cro Magnon said...

I'd forgotten about Chelsea; I must have a look. Thanks.

Librarian said...

Tess will be fine - you have been so regular with her walks that a day with less walking every now and then won't be a problem. Just get the rest your body tells you it needs.

DUTA said...

Driving is tiring both to the driver and the passenger. When my father was in a dilemma whether to go on working after retirement age had arrived, the doctor told him a big NO because Father was commuting daily and it affected his blood pressure. "But I don't do the driving", he said, I go by bus. "It doesn't matter" , she replied.

the veg artist said...

Pacing yourself can take some getting used to, especially when circumstances change. Take care. Do things when you can, rest when you can't. Nothing wrong in that!

Heather said...

I know how you feel Pat. I did a bit too much gardening yesterday and can feel it this morning. However, I do try to pace myself but when 'the force is with me' I make the most of it. I am sure Tess will forgive you. Enjoy your naps and the Chelsea Flower Show. I am looking forward to seeing the Artisan gardens.

The Broad said...

I would say, "Well done, you!" Naps are good for the soul, I do believe! I also watched Chelsea last evening -- wonder what she thought about some of the gardens! Wasn't very impressed by the one that was supposed to represent a neglected garden -- perhaps you had to be there!

Theresa Young said...

I'm feeling it today too Pat. I did two and a half hours of gardening, (pulling weeds) and my muscles and bones are surely feeling it today.

Fairtrader said...

It feels good to see you up and around, it's easy to overdo things when you feel a sudden stream of strenght I suppose. Dear Queen Elizabeth had a good rolemodel, it took a while for me to realize that the Queen mother wasn't with us anylonger, I thought I could see her tripping there, smiling and waving. They grow old in both your castle and ours, luckily enough!!!
Life is such a bewildering thing, imagine to face tragedies and hardship, joy and wonders, and it all finds space, emotion and strenght inside of us. Go easy on yourself, Pat, I agree. One day at the time.