It was my monthly visit to the Physiotherapist this morning. I have arthritis in various joints and she just keeps me moving about. Also, because it is now well over six months since I lost my beloved farmer and I still have not moved house, I really am beginning to feel the stress of it all.
Neighbours and friends are being absolutely wonderful - I am sure I could not have kept going without them. But even so my shoulders have tensed up so much that they are now very painful. The Physio worked on these today - they hurt more now than they did before I went! but I know that in a day or two their condition will have improved. There is no gain without pain.
Tess and I went for a walk on the way back but after only a hundred yards or so the wind was so strong that it almost blew me over. I thought it best to get back in the car and come home. I felt really mean but daren't risk it. I then cooked myself a quick bacon, egg and tomato for lunch as it was ukulele practise this afternoon and as a treat I cooked Tess a slice of bacon (nice and crisp) - don't know whether she connected the two events but it made me feel less guilty.
The shooting in Las Vegas is so shocking - so many dead, so many injured, such a seemingly 'ordinary' man committing the crime it seems. We will never understand these things - and I for one just can't understand the Gun Laws in a country where these things seem to happen with terrible regularity.
Then there is the collapse of Monarch Airlines and the many people it has affected. The staff all out of work, the people on holiday abroad who have to get home (the C A A are flying all of them home at or near to their appointed end of holiday time) and then all the thousands who have booked a holiday with Monarch and now are left with no way of getting to their holiday place - and also the worry of whether or not they will get their money back.
The world suddenly seems a crazy place to me today.