Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Today has been a good day in all kinds of ways. In the first instance the weather has been glorious providing you could ignore how bitterly cold it was. The sky was a beautiful blue without a single cloud in it. Friends over from the US (Boston) came for coffee this morning - two hours of lovely chat as we caught up on all our news. Then, after lunch, our monthly Poetry afternoon - nine of us today - with lots of really interesting poems by a variety of writers. Ending with a cup of tea this rounded up a very satisfying day.
It is so important when you get to retirement age that you strive to make life interesting. It would be so easy to sit back, eat your meals, read the paper and do little else. I can't exercise much as physically my walking skills are limited. But that
doesn't mean I don't do a limited amount (I never miss an opportunity to go upstairs with anything that needs to be upstairs) or move around the house as much as I can.
Sitting listening to an afternoon of delightful poetry, carefully chosen to make an interesting selection, exercises my brain - different kind of exercise, but just as important.
Tomorrow's forecast is not so good but as it is my day for a cut, colour and wash and blowdry at the hairdresser's I shalln't mind so much. (yes - I colour my hair. I don't choose to have grey hair - my prerogative)
And the aconites and snowdrops in the front garden are out. Spring is creeping in by the back door just to remind us that it is beginning the fight against Winter - a fight not won yet by any means but it is only a matter of time.