Would you believe it - I fell again? I fell beautifully gracefully while pushing my trolley - it tootled away from me down the hall and left me flat on my face on the hall carpet. My son could not get me up alone so he phoned my Lifeline and the Ambulance came. They stood and pondered my position for all of a minute and had me up in no time. Now I am none the worse for the experience except for a few bruises in places where I didn't know I had places - but oherwise unscathed.But what a strange Christmas it will be. I shall be here alone and I am quite looking forward to it. I shall mark out the one or two programmes I want to watch on TV (Did anyone else watch Dr Zhivago on Monday afternoon - sheer indulgence - at teast the fourth time I have seen it), read the books I have asked for as presents, snooze (hopefully the bruises will have come out by then)
The sun is shining today - but then it would be now the Great Conjunction is passed I think we can say with certainty that none of us will be around when Jupiter and Saturn pass again.
Yesterday I finished packing presents and tidied away the detritus. Today I shall polish more furniture and begin to put out cards. I love cards, to be reminded of friends, to learn once a year what they they been doing all year. And I shall finish filing papers which have been hanging around since I came out of hospital - why do I keep putting it off?
My two early presents - one from my Daughter in Law's mother (an Amaryllis)and one from my two step Great Grandchildren D'arcy and Alphie (a White Poinsettia) are absolutely thriving. I was hoping the Amaryllis would be our for the big day but I fear it will be a day or two late - but not long. Watch out for the photograph.
Well I shall go and switch on the oven to cook my Tesco Finest Cottage Pie (delicious) and my Tenderstem Broccoli (three minutes trimmed, a drop of water added and done in the microwave), try not to look in the bathroom mirror at my black eye and probably have a sleep.