Sunday, 10 January 2021

Good Morning

 Good morning dear blog friends on this Sunday morning - a Sunday which, for some obscure reason, I keep thinking is a Monday.   Over Christmas the days meld into one and it  takes a week or two of the New Year, with The Times popping through the letter box at eight in the morning, to get me back into the rhythm of the week days.

Well good news this morning.   After a week of snow and ice with very bad driving conditions there was no frost last night and this morning I got up to find that the snow had receded about three feet from my front door, giving me a nice strip of green lawn and the road is full of puddles of water.   My carer even managed to get up - and park on - my drive again.

She brought me a lovely plate of quiche and salad for my lunch.   As I have sausage casserole and mashed root veg left from yesterday that is my two meals sorted for today.   I really am very lucky aren't it?

Several of my blog friends commented yesterday that Spring is only just around the corner.   I always try to think that once the first of February arrives but now I have brought my thinking forward a bit.

I had a very good night's sleep - not waking until a quarter to seven - couldn't believe it.   Last night I sat up and finished my Tracey Chevalier novel '

The Last Runaway' - how I enjoyed it.   And like several of you said - how nice it is to find a new author that you really enjoy.  Now I have all her books to 'go at'.

Looking out of the window I see that the thaw has at least uncovered my large clump of snowdrops which are well up in the green but not showing any white yet.   Every year I intend to ask my gardener to split them when they finish flowering and plant them around the garden.    They move so much more contentedly when moved in the green - so this will be their year.

I am discussing with my carers when I can manage without them and we have finally decided on a plan.   I am expecting a trolley with brakes shortly, which will mean I can transport goods across the kitchen - to the dishwasher, to the fridge, to the cupboards.   I can transport my lunch to the table easily and life will be much less complicated.   Once this arrives they will cut down to one visit a day - the morning visit.   This will mean they can take it in turns to come - I can have a couple of showers a week, they will change my bed and do the washing and drying in the tumble drier, and -- vitally - they will put my compression stockings or tubigrip on my legs.   This will be a good compromise for a while until I am (hopefully) completely back to normal.   Once the snow has gone I can get out onto the footpath with Priscilla and build up a bit of leg-strength.   I just hope she behaves as well as Percy did (as she has more efficient brakes she should behave better).

Well friends coffee calls (Taylors Lazy Sunday since you ask) - my carer makes me a flask before she goes and it keeps me going.   Have a good day and enjoy the sunshine if you are lucky enough to see our friend the sun today.

22 comments:

Rachel Phillips said...

A lovely post for a Sunday morning Weave. Thank you.

Anne Brew said...

Such a positive post.
Sunshine here in Sheffield too.

The Feminine Energy said...

Happy Sunday! It is just 6am here in Indiana so it's still dark. We'll see if Mr. Sun comes calling today. Sounds like good progress is being made with your healing. I'm so glad. ~Andrea xoxo

Lynda said...

So glad to hear you are so well cared for! Cold and dry in the eastern US. Above average temperatures. The mud is slowly drying up...
Politically it’s still mad...need to get rid of the mad man who would love to be king, as soon as possible....
Enjoy your weather! Missing my UK family. It’s almost a year now since I’ve been able to come over...last saw the grandchildren last February half term....

Jennyff said...

An uplifting post, you are an example of positivity to us all. Taylor’s Fika is my current favourite cafetière coffee, I am eeking out my last bag here and mostly using Lavazza Rossa in my stove top espresso maker. And yes, it is still raining here. Have a good week.

Derek Faulkner said...

A hard frost had made the cars white by the time I went to bed last night but a big surprise was waking up at 4.00 this morning find an inch of, un-forecast, snow had fallen. It was minus 2 when I drove across the marsh to the reserve, with a windchill of minus 5. Now at 12.30 the snow has melted away. Still marvel at what your carers do for you - quite amazing.
Did you enjoy seeing Monty back on the TV Friday night.

Heather said...

It sounds as if things are looking up for you. Isn't it lovely when you wake to find you have slept right through the night?
Grey again here but a few degrees warmer this morning and quite pleasant with no wind.
Keep up the good work.

Marcia LaRue said...

You are, indeed, an extremely lucky little lady to have carers and your son who give you such loving care!
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Ellen D. said...

Glad things are looking so good for you. Your carers have certainly been wonderful.
We won't have spring here for quite a while yet. I never see blooms until April usually and we never plant until May 15th. At least it is getting lighter each day for a longer amount of time!
Have a great day!

Tom Stephenson said...

That's cheered me up Weave.

Liz said...

I enjoy reading Tracy Chevalier books too Weaver, especially the last four which include 'The Last Runaway', 'Remarkable Creatures and 'A Single Thread'. She really does a lot of research to write her books and is still quilting after taking it up while writing 'The Last Runaway'!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Liz - interesting what you say about Tracey Chevalier taking up quilting.
Now at 4pm it has gone very cloudy and is almost dark but a lot of the snow has gone today.

Mary said...

Your carers sound awesome Pat - so glad they are assisting so well in getting you back to better days and more independence - please thank them for me.

Jules said...

It's lovely and reassuring to see snowdrops on my daily walks, some of which are almost in flower. X

Debby said...

The sun is shining here as well, for the first time in what seems like forever. It's wonderfully cheering, isn't it?

wherethejourneytakesme2 said...

Just drizzle and overcast here in West Yorkshire and all the snow has gone now. Lovely cheery post for a dull Sunday morning Pat.

JanF said...

What wonderful carers! Is this care provided by NHS? My mother had private pay carers morning and evening but they only prepared food she had provided, and only at breakfast.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Derek - did you need to ask? Yes I did of course - would I miss a chance to see him?

Thanks for your cheery comments.

Joanne Noragon said...

We had a little sunshine today. It was nice.
My compression stocking zips up the side. I could not manage it otherwise.

Brenda said...

Prayers

Librarian said...

I have found your Sunday post only now (Monday morning), but it is still as uplifting today as it was yesterday for the majority of your readers.
Your carers are truly wonderful people, I am glad they will keep looking after you for a while yet.

We had a sunny day yesterday, and it was wonderful being out for a walk in it, even though it was quite cold and a harsh wind blowing across the fields.
Now work is going to pick up in earnest after a relatively easy first week last week; everyone of my clients will be back and all the regular meetings start again.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone.