As I write weak winter sun has come out. Five minutes ago it was snowing. Please sun stay out a little while longer and warm the house and make everywhere seem a little brighter. The 'picture' is depressing enough without another day of snow like we had yesterday.
Are you one of those people who has good computer skills? How I wish I was. What I do regularly I can manage quite happily - my e mails, my blog, answering other blogs, ordering books and clothes and suchlike - no problem at all. But I know deep down that I really do not know the workings of the computer at all. So when yesterday evening I switched on to put a blog on and the whole screen was a foreign place - I seemed to be in Microsoft and whatever I did just seemed to make things worse- I really had no idea what to do. I don't like bothering my son but could think of no alternative so I rang him. For an hour he tried to guide me through putting it right - for much of the time my explanation of what was happening on my screen made no sense to him at all.
Some days I have severe shakes in my hands and if I get worked up about anything the shake gets worse and I tend to hit the wrong key or keys - it was obvious that this is what had happened. After an hour he concluded that I had struck keys which had put me into 'tablet mode' -and once he had established this we were home and dry in no time - but I was far too shaky to do any more yesterday. To add to the confusion - at three o'clock this morning (I am sleeping in my computer room at present) my laptop sprang into life with a very pretty picture on the screen which lit up the whole room.
Anyway, back to normal, sun still out, handrails into garage from kitchen firmly in place from yesterday, Physio calling today to discuss having a trolley with brakes to transport my lunches from cooker to table and computer behaving itself so far.
One of my presents was Monty Don's Garden Book - it is sheer delight. Just a concoction of short pieces - all about the birds, animals and plants in his garden and his observations about them. A book on first reading to pick up and put down and read in bits and pieces and thereafter to use as a reference when one wishes to recall a fact about something. If you like this kind of book do put it on your list of books you would like to receive. And while on the subject of books - our Book Club book for next month is Tracey Chevalier's 'The Last Runaway'- coming today from Amazon (ordered at 7pm last evening).
Sun still out and plenty of hungry birds about. I would love to start feeding them but this weather I have been instructed not to go out and once I started it must be sustained. The rooms I sit in are on the front of the house and my garden is at the back. All unsatisfactory - so sorry birds.
We are in total lockdown here for the forseeable future - yesterday there was no bread to be had, no coleslaw to be had - panic buying had set in again. Luckily I have a supermarket order arriving on Friday - so for the time being I shall be fine.