Sunday, 2 August 2020

A Normal Sunday

As my regular readers will remember, Sundays always used to follow the same format - shower, get dressed up in my Sunday Best (usually featuring one of my leather jackets which sadly have not been out of my wardrobe for months)- collect my dear old friend (99) and tootle off with friends W and C for lunch at The Golf Club.   Alas, not since the end of March when all such jollifications ended.   Now I have to think of my own Sunday lunch.   I woke at half past six as I usually do, put my hand out of bed to pick up the bedside clock so that I could see the time, and promptly dropped it on the carpet.   I picked it up and put it back on the bedside table, turned over and thought I would have another half hour.   Next time I looked it was still half past six - something had happened to the clock when I dropped it.  It was actually nine o'clock and when I drew back the curtains my neighbour was already working in her garden.

Shower, dress and a walk round with Percy brought me through to lunch time and shortly after lunch friend H invited me for a cup of tea - socially distanced of course.   Another day pleasantly passed and the pleasure of watching Country File and then Antiques Road Show this evening.

Things seem to be getting worse with Covid again which is a worrying trend for everyone.   I personally have got quite used to the semi isolation of Lockdown and I don't find it irksome.   In fact I think that fitting back into society as it was before might be quite difficult - that kind of life all seems so long ago.   I am going out tomorrow morning to our first Book Group Meeting, masked and sanitised of course.   We are meeting at our local  Arts Venue and rather than discuss the last recommended book we read (which is so long ago that I think we have all forgotten too much about it to really discuss it)  we intend to discuss further plans and then have been asked to take any books which we have enjoyed over the period of Lockdown.   I intend to take On the Red Hill and I am an Island.  Hopefully we will all give one another ideas for more reading matter and our next book will be recommended.   Is it a sign that life is beginning to return to normal - I hope so, although I have my doubts.  My Grandson had intended to marry in October but has put his wedding on hold for a year because of the outbreak - several guests would have been coming from abroad and both grand mothers are over 80 so in the danger zone for even a small wedding (and even those are banned again at the moment).   Strange times indeed,

16 comments:

Joanne Noragon said...

I manage alarm clock delays myself.

angryparsnip said...

Your Sundays still so very nice.

Cro Magnon said...

Our Sunday was very quiet, other than new holiday-makers arriving next door. Last week we had a bunch of hooligans who stayed up all night playing rap music, now we have a charming family with young twins and a Labrador. Our prayers were answered.

Bonnie said...

Your Sunday still sounds very pleasant. It will be enjoyable for you to see your book club friends again. I imagine there will be a lot of catching up with one another to do while there. Enjoy your Monday!

Sue in Suffolk said...

Hope you get lots of ideas for reading from your book club friends - it will be good to be nearly normal for a while

JayCee said...

A Sunday morning sleep-in is a good thing.
Have a good Monday.

The Feminine Energy said...

Yes, it seems like things are trying to get back to normal... while at the same time the virus is going crazy again. Getting back to normal + virus numbers skyrocketing = disaster of the worst kind. I'm going to continue staying home where it's safe... I hope. Love, Andrea xoxo

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes - Monday morning bright and clear - another week begins. We will see what it brings. I am off for a shower and to put something other than jeans and a T shirt on - otherwise anything new I bought will be unworn when winter comes. Very hot forecast for the weekend.

Susan said...

A lovely relaxing post as always. Have you read the Whiteoaks family saga written by Mazo de la Roche (many years ago.)
That's where I've been escaping to recently. Jalna has been a good place to visit🙂.
Have a great Monday xx

thelma said...

A quiet day is always welcome, there are some lovely things on the radio recently. Michael Morpurgo read a story on 'Song of Gladness' yesterday and today they read something from the 'Oak Papers' by James Canton.

Librarian said...

Sundays are favourite days for me - I like my work, but I love not having to be up at a certain time and spend the day with O.K., doing what we feel like and what the weather allows for, which very often is walking/hiking, as you know from my blog.
You woke up at 9:00 because your body needed that sleep! Sometimes you mention having had a bad night; I hope this made up for it.
The situation about people being so irresponsible and inconsiderate worrys me, too.

Joyce F said...

Susan has a good suggestion for reading - the Whiteoaks family saga. I read the series many years ago and just went and put the first book of the series on hold at the library to see if I want to reread the entire series. So many books, so little time. So thankful for our local library and the consortium they belong to.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Gosh it is years since I read the Whiteoaks family Saga - I remember enjoying it tremendously. I am not sure I want to read it again though - there is some really good new writing about.

Heather said...

You must have needed your lie in on Sunday. Hope the clock is feeling better. I think we are all adjusting to the new 'norm' and are reluctant as well as eager in equal measure with regard to living as we did before Covid took over.

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