I certainly seem to have the blues at the moment, possibly because, as so many of you are saying, everything seems to be going wrong at the moment. It would be so easy(and is easy when one lives alone) to sink into the 'slough of despond'. But it is a pretty pointless exercise because it doesn't make anything any better. The answer for me to day has been to keep as busy as possible.
I needed to go into town to reorganise some of my financial affairs and when I had done that I decided to drive the five miles or so to the farm shop where I buy my ready-made meals - forgetting that they don't open on Mondays. Never mind, my little car enjoyed the jaunt - she never goes anywhere these days (I haven't filled her up since the beginning of lockdown). On my return I e mailed my order through and then got my lunch (fish pie and mushy peas). I had a very bad night last only, only discovering when I got up this morning that I had forgotten to take my medication at bedtime, which is probably why. So after lunch I had a rest with The Times and then did an hour at reorganising my files.
After watching the News Headlines I did an hour's cutting back in the garden - how this hot weather and then rain has finished so much of the herbaceous border. And now I have just read all your posts - so a busy day. And speaking of the News - I am pleased to see that the Government have seen sense and are now relying on Teacher Assessment for O and A Level Results.
There has been an improvement in the weather today. First last week we had several glorious days of scorching-hot sunny weather, then several days of intense humidity together with heavy cloud and a thick mist everywhere so that it never really got light. Now today I drew back the curtains to pouring rain but by lunch time a watery sun was out and it has been a pleasant and warm afternoon. Lovely to see a bit of blue sky again. I just hope we miss the thunderstorms which are forecast.