At long last - after nine months - it does look as though things are at last getting sorted out for me. I shall be glad to return to some sort of normal and so begin to pick up the pieces.
Christmas will of course not feel like Christmas, but I shall make some sort of effort for the sake of my grandchildren (and three great grand children!). The shops here in our little town are looking very Christmassy - and for those who asked for pictures of the shop windows - I haven't forgotten, just not had the chance yet. Today I intended to do it when I went to the Hairdressers, but it was pouring with rain.
People on our estate are very kind. I stepped out of my front door with Tess on the lead this morning just as a car stopped and a man wound down his car window and called to me not to walk as the footpaths were so very icy. How kind of him. We walked round the edge of my lawn instead - she did several wees and that was enough as she was later to go on her long PetPals walk. They call and take her each Thursday and Friday which is a great help. As a friend takes her most Wednesdays too I know that at least she gets three good walks a week.