The sky is dark and the rain is beating on the windows, coming in from the North - never a good sign. What is falling as rain here is falling as snow higher up the Dale and everywhere it is cold.
Well, this morning was a surprise. My morning carer comes at half past seven and I get up about half an hour before she comes, turn the central heating up from eighteen to twenty one and make myself a cup of tea. This morning, an extra-dark one, someone suddenly took hold of my foot in bed - I was fast asleep and it was half past seven. What a surprise! Luckily my carer had the number to enter using my key safe.
Now, mid afternoon, it is clearing up and there is blue sky. It has been a good day as far as I am concerned. I still have my exercises to do but I am walking well, I have read The Times and done the Mind Games and my head is clear. I really feel on the mend today. And I had another lovely surprise.
I get superb ready meals every other Friday from a really excellent food firm called Fairhursts. When my order came this morning there were some extras (including a sticky toffee pudding!!) and they had been ordered for delivery by Virginia in New Zealand. Thank you so much Virginia - I was so touched by your kindness and I shall think of you with every mouthful of that pudding.
Yes dear friends - what would I do without you all? You have all made my life so much richer. Until tomorrow........