Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Wednesday

Not feeling all that well at the moment .   I relaxed in bed for an extra hour then got up in leisurely fashion, showered and took Tess for her walk.   On my return I sat down with a drink and dozed off - quite unlike me.   Then I cooked myself a lunch, slipped and ended up on the kitchen floor.   I didn't hurt myself but had difficulty getting up.   I rang my son but he wasn't at home so I struggled and I made it - which was pleasing.

After lunch friends S and T called to take Tess for a walk - so kind of them - and I went with them to the Reservoir.   I settled down in one of M's folding chairs (I don't possess any but M, who lives next door, lent me one for the afternoon) with my book (The Good Immigrant (a collection of essays - very interesting)).   The sun was pleasant and it was a restful afternoon.   We called for a cup of tea on the way home too, which was nice.

Rain is expected, but so far (7.30pm) we have had only a few meagre drops and we really need a downpour.   Our gardens are crying out for it. Hopefully it will arrive overnight.

28 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

A hot and sunny morning became an overcast and very humid and uncomfortable afternoon which made me feel very tired, especially after I'd been out on my bike along the sea front at lunch time.
Huge swarms of flying ants actually showed up on the rainfall radar charts this afternoon along the south coast.

Sue in Suffolk said...

I'm glad you were able to get up and not hurt.
Take care

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justjill said...

Hope you are ok now.

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Rachel Phillips said...

Watch what you're doing up there in The Dales, Weave. I worry about you sometimes. Take it easy.

JayCee said...

I am glad that you were not hurt after your fall. Rest and take care of yourself.

Heather said...

So glad your fall didn't do any damage and hope you will feel better tomorrow. I'm not sure I would be able to get up if I fell.
Rain is certainly needed. The grass looks less green each day. Gardeners and farmers alike must be crying out for rain.

the veg artist said...

I'm glad you are OK, but TAKE IT EASY!

Tom Stephenson said...

Oh Weave. I hate to think of you on the floor struggling to get up. Poor little you. Please take care and stay upright if you can. X

Virginia said...

You're so lucky your fall was no worse, but I'm sure it gave you an unpleasant fright. Are you sure there's not a loose bit on a shoe? I did a couple of stumbles before I looked carefully enough at the sole of my favourite shoes and found a front corner was loose. I'd looked earlier but not carefully enough. I hope that rain comes soon - gently enough to really soak in, and persistent enough to do some good. Take care of yourself.

Penny said...

Glad you managed to get up. Last time I fell I thought I would be there for ever. Be careful.

Joanne Noragon said...

I had a good, drenching rain overnight. I hope for the same for you.
This aging business stinks. I must watch and think about all my actions, or I'll go down. It was a hard realization to arrive at.

Ruth said...

It worries me that you've had some bouts of not feeling well lately. Please be extra careful, although I surely don't need to say that. Such a great blessing you weren't hurt. Hoping you have restful nights with only "feel good" days!

angryparsnip said...

I am sorry to hear you fell. Hope that you have I nice rest and no bad aches tomorrow.
I have learned how to get up off the floor, it is not pretty but it works.
parsnip x

Cro Magnon said...

I really hate to think of you on the floor like that, but thank goodness all was OK. I'm not feeling too good myself this morning, but my problem was 'bottle' related; not like me at all.

Librarian said...

That fall sounds scary, Pat! I am glad you managed to get up on your own and obviously have not suffered any injuries from it.
We're still having the wonderful summer weather that started on Monday, just beautiful and sunny without it beging too hot, with nights cooling off nicely so that the entire flat can be filled with fresh morning air before I leave for work.

Derek Faulkner said...

Many farmers round here at the moment, are getting anxious that it might rain, harvesting has now started in full swing. The rape harvest is well under way and it will be immediately followed by the wheat and barley crops and so rain that soaks the ripe crops is not welcome. Livestock farmers however, would love plenty of rain to freshen up the grass for their animals, so we have that regular conflict of two types of farming.

Jules said...

I hope you're OK this morning, Pat, and that you are not injured in anyway. Is there a neighbour you could call on if you were ever struggling this way again? Fingers crossed you received your much needed rain. X

thelma said...

There are those 'buttons for help' which you can wear on your wrist Pat for falls. I hope you feel much better today, do take care.

Sue said...

Take care Pat. x

Bovey Belle said...

Hope you are feeling your old self today after a good night's sleep. Perhaps one of those personal alarms you wear might not be a bad idea, to give you peace of mind.

I managed to trip up at the car boot sale last weekend, and went flying - with an audience!

Rest up today.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Hope you're feeling OK this morning and haven't stiffened up too much after your tumble yesterday. A few spits of rain here but "hardly enough to stop the combines" as my old dad would say - yes, they're out in the fields here already.

Linda Metcalf said...

Hope you are well and no more falls. We were inundated with rain for two months and now are begging for it! One extreme to another.

Ann said...

Hope you are not feeling to stiff today after your fall. A reservoir is a lovely place to sit awhile and read your book. Hope Tess enjoyed her walk with your friends.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you everyone for your concern - it is most comforting. I do already have a personal alarm which acts in the house and as far as the opposite side of my road. Beyond that I always carry my mobile in my back pocket so am never without contact of some sort.
But I am going to have to consider my future seriously - there are many considerations and it will take some time - but these things come to us all if we live long enough.

diana said...

I hope you are feeling better and don't rush to make any life changes. You surely didn't make it this far by being a quitter.

Derek Faulkner said...

It's always been remarkable and commendable the way that you have always kept on keeping on Pat, but I guess, hard as it might be, that it's time to take stock of what your body is telling you.
Perhaps it's time to sit down more and write about the life that you've had, rather than the life your still trying to have. Good luck.