The days have gone completely to pot this Christmas - and then comes New Year's Day at the end of the week. I shall not try to remember the day until next week begins.
I look at The News (there really is nothing else to watch as far as I am concerned) and see the awful floods some have endured over Christmas, I see (for the millionth time) some politician spouting on about Brexit and what a good deal we have got (or not depending upon who is speaking), or listen to the latest depressing figures about Covid while sitting here waiting to be called for my vaccination. None of the above makes for jolly thoughts.
In one way I am very lucky. Because of breaking my hip (it is well on t he way to recovery now) I have Carers in morning and evening. They are both pleasant, happy girls (well in their early fifties which is 'girls' to me) and we have a laugh and I have a couple of hours company to add to various phone calls from my son and from my friends - so I am very lucky. My carer brought me a curry she had made for my lunch today so when I have finished this all I have to do is switch on the microwave for five minutes and enjoy a delicious lunch - she is a brilliant cook and often brings me a meal.
One day later this week my Physio has promised to come and actually walk with me and my Rollator (Priscilla) out in the roadway - weather permitting. Apart from two walks on pleasant days along in front of my bungalow I have not tasted fresh air since the end of October (serves me right for falling over). The best time to do anything like this is definitely early Spring. If we get an icy winter - as is suggested at the moment - I shall be a long time inside - as will many folk my age. At least I have a fantastic collection of books which were presents at Christmas and they will keep me going a long time. I have started "Shuggie Bain" which was this year's Booker winner and I am really enjoying it - it is written so well that the reader is there - in the room - with the characters. I can recommend it.
More blue sky than grey looking out of the window and the thought of curry calls - so see you tomorrow.