Returning from lunch at our usual venue today I do what I always do - that is change my outer garments and set off for a walk with Tess. I never feel like it but she needs it (she had quite a long one first thing this morning) and I know that afterwards I can settle down for an evening of reading and television. There is a sharp bite to the air as I walk round the estate and a sharp wind blowing. And it is set to get colder by the end of the week. So we best get used to it. Winter is on its way.
On my return I sit down and review my diary for the week. My memory is not what it was so I always write everything on a big wall calendar and then at the beginning of each week (as a reminder) I write all that weeks events into my pocket diary.
This is a fairly busy one. Tomorrow, apart from my cleaning lady, is a clear day, so a day for washing and ironing I think. (has to be done_).
Tuesday we always meet for coffee in the morning and I always go to the bank and do some food shopping and pay last week's paper bill(only a small one as my main paper is on subscription). At the same time I am buying a couple of packs of charity Christmas cards each week (I send over 100) - not that this makes the cost any less but it does mean I get a larger selection buying them this time of the year and if I feel like writing a few early then I can. (haven't felt like it yet!). After lunch the Home Serve plumber is coming to do a couple of repairs in my bathroom (very good insurance with Yorkshire Water and well worth th monthly fee). Wednesday is Poetry so must begin to sort some out.
Next week end the Decorator is arriving to do my Sitting Room so that has to be cleared - all pictures, books and ornaments - by then. So you will see I am not short of things to do.
Enjoy the rest of the week-end.