Do you accumulate rubbish? My garage is attached to my bungalow and my kitchen door opens into it. I am almost obsessively tidy - I admit to that - I like everywhere to be neat and tidy before I sit down to read or to watch television. My freezer and my tumble drier are both in the garage so I have to go in there often and I am ashamed to say that it is not tidy. Because my mobility is limited I keep my boxes for newspapers/cans/plastic/bottles and cardboard in there to save me having to go out (and it also keeps them dry when it rains). Well today is recycling day and because the men come early, the rubbish has to be put out last evening. Yesterday my mobility was better than it has been for weeks - so there was no excuse. I spent a couple of hours (with many sits down) working in there.
Tins, bottles, plastics - these were all in one box - I separated them (they were all washed out before going into the boxes) . My son called for some newspapers because he intended to defrost their freezer - I put the papers in a box I had (that got rid of one box easily!!) and that left room in my newspaper bag for a big plastic bag of shredded paper from my shredder. I labelled it with a sign saying 'Shredded paper - please take' because it was in a large black plastic bag. There was also a huge cardboard box that my new television came in two years ago. I 'unravelled' it, flattened it and put it outside at the top of the drive and put my boxes and bags on top of it. The men come very early - but the first thing I did when I got up was to go out and see it they had taken it. I can't tell you the feeling of satisfaction I got at bringing in the empty boxes!! My son brought the box I had given him full of paper back - I made him take it away again! Am I crazy or what?
No weeds in the garden, no rubbish in the bins, a tidy garage, the sun is shining, a blackbird is singing in the hawthorn, and Percy and I are going
for our morning walk in the sun. The wretched virus continues to wreak havoc throughout the world leaving thousands of families mourning the loss of loved ones - that just makes it all the more poignant.