Last evening we really had a most spectacular storm. The temperature was up to thirty degrees here all afternoon - quite too hot to really do very much. Then the sky began to darken and it became quite the most beautiful sky I have ever seen with oranges, blues, greens and strange lights through the very black clouds. Lots of lightning but we had very little thunder which leads me to think that the storm was quite a long way away from here. Today it is a much more pleasant day and the air is much fresher.
We had our usual Zoom coffee morning - always a nice happening on Saturdays and Tuesdays - just six of us - all old friends so all very relaxing. Then I had decided to make a start on updating my records. I like to leave all my affairs in good order so I decided to make a start. When I came to print out the work I found that I couldn't get my printer to work. It is a new printer and was set up for me by my friend S about a month ago and it worked perfectly so I knew it was something I was doing wrong, but I couldn't work out what it was. My son got on the phone and tried talking me through the stages and suddenly I realised the stage I was missing out. I was not 'telling' my printer which model it was!! One click and like magic it began to print. Success.
Then I started on my lunch - I made a tray roast (with enough for tomorrow) of good quality pork sausage, red onions, new potatoes, red peppers and courgettes, tossed in olive oil and roasted in the oven with just a sprinkling of salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar. It was delicious. I wilted a good handful of spinach leaves over the top for the last five minutes - just because I have spinach in the fridge which needed eating up and I know it is good for me (and don't call me Mrs Popeye! (can't think of her name). And I haven't spoken to many folk today (apart of course from the Zoom coffee girls) - just my son who brought round some bananas for me and the window cleaner who called and gave my windows a good clean.
That has been the extent of the energy I have used up today - no walk, no exercises.
Just thought - was Mrs Popeye called Olive Oil (answers on a postcard please!)