Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Tuesday

Yesterday was a lovely sunny day with a totally cloudless blue sky and there was really quite a lot of warmth in the sun.    Last night was the coldest night of the winter so far - at least here in The Dales - my heating in set on eighteen overnight and it was on all night - and I was still waking up cold now and then.   Today the sun has been only hazy and therefore not warm at all and as the evening has worn on it has got chillier - so another cold one I suspect.  (thinks thank goodness I bought that new electric blanket).

I don't want to be defeatist but I am afraid to say that days like today are becoming far too much for me.   I drove into town at nine thirty to go to the bank and then to do my bit of grocery shopping, pay my weekly newspaper bill, look for a couple of cards and various other bits and pieces.   Then I walked the short way to our monthly Strugglers Meeting which I always enjoy.   It was our fortnightly lunch meeting - fourteen of us today - where we ate pasta bolognese followed by a delicious fruit pudding, which the cook confessed was a Christmas cake which (thanks to her husband accidentally turning off the oven) had gone wrong.   It might have been a disastrous cake but it was a delicious pudding!

Then it was home to find that my dog-walker had not been owing to one of her dogs(an Airedale) dying in his sleep - very upsetting for everyone.   Tess will be sad as she loved Henry .  I put Tess in the car and drove down to collect two ordered books which had arrived and then on the way back called at the Pet Shop for some supplies.  Then it was a walk round the block with Tess, stopping to chat to J (who has Sammy, Tess's boy friend) and home.   All blinds and curtains closed, heating turned up a notch, quick tea prepared for both Tess and me and then settling down to watch the new series of The Repair Shop.   Sadly I was so tired that I fear I slept through half of it and will have to watch it on iplayer.   Now a quick read through my e mails and your posts - a quick post myself and now I am off to sit down with a cup of tea to watch Our Yorkshire Farm.   Till tomorrow, when I hope to have a quiet day.

14 comments:

JayCee said...

I am not surprised that you dozed off. That sounds like quite a busy day.

Gwil said...

You have an amazing recall.

justjill said...

Hard work but a good day?

Joan (Devon) said...

Such a lot accomplished although in bits and pieces.

Heather said...

A nap when you need one is no bad thing, though it is annoying when you miss a favourite programme. You are not alone, it happens to me too sometimes.
I don't like being cold but dry and cold is better than wet and cold weather, and you can always do something to get warmed up.
Enjoy your 'day off' tomorrow.

Lynn Marie said...

I LOVE my electric blanket. It makes the rest of the day better, knowing I'll be exactly as warm as I need to be once night comes.

the veg artist said...

When it's cold and you've not slept properly, that's quite a lot to get through in one day. Glad you're watching The Repair Shop, even if on iPlayer, it's the sort of tv programme we need to lighten the mood, like Dick and Angel!

Chris said...

You accomplished a lot today. No wonder you are beat. I try to spread chores and errands around so not too many accumulate in one day.

Terra said...

You did a lot today, I would be tired too. I pace myself and only do a couple of errands and fun things a day. Can you have a slow day tomorrow?

Librarian said...

What a busy day for you! In spite of the tiredness, which you will of course feel after such a day, I am sure it is good to have accomplished so many things.
My heating is on as we speak (just past 7:00 in the morning), but not over night. About a week ago I have started to put my winter blanket on top of the duvet for sleeping. I need the extra warmth now.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

You've had a very active day so no wonder you feel a bit weary. Being out and about in chilly weather always makes me sleepy when I get into the warm.

btcexchange said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
pam nash said...

You certainly had a busy day - probably helped keep you warm!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I had the best night's sleep I have had in a long while and as it was foggy this morning and there slow to get light I actually slept until almost eight o'clock - almost unheard of for me.
Thanks everyone for your comments.