It is not a cold winter's day today - in fact it is quite mild. But it is quite windy and now, at three o'clock in the afternoon, almost dark. So another long night ahead.
How glad I am now that I am ageing and not all that mobile, that I no longer live on the farm. When my farmer was alive of course he was always around, always popping in and out for a cuppa, or to use the phone, or to ask me something. Once he had gone I could go all day without seeing a living soul. Now, my kitchen and sitting room windows look out on to the road and I see a succession of dogs and their owners - many of whom I now know so that they wave and sometimes cross the road for a chat. Today I had three chats like that. Then friend S came (a day earlier that she usually does) and took Tess for a walk. I have been quite worried about Tess's lethargy but she perked up considerably when S appeared and went off in her usual style for a walk - not as long as usual but definitely an improvement so thanks to S for cheering her up.
Now I am waiting for a man to come and look at my loo door. When my Greatgranddaughter was here at the week end the knob came off the bathroom door (it has been loose for weeks) - luckily she wasn't locked in the bathroom (that doesn;t bear thinking about) but I rang a Joiner this morning and he intends calling to have a look at it later.
Later still my Chiropodist comes to attend to my feet so I shall be walking on air for a few days. So this has certainly not been a day when I haven't had contact with people (and that doesn't include my blog of course).
When S was having her after walk coffee my son rang to say that my Greatgranddaughter had had a lovely day. (She is his grand daughter of course). She is three and today is her first day alone at an Outside Play Nursery - we have all been wondering how things are going so it was a relief to know it had gone well. One thing is sure - she will sleep well tonight!