It is difficult in these February days to find much to write about other than the weather - five minutes ago I switched my electric flames off because the sun was warming the sitting room; now - five minutes later, there is a snow storm with heavy snow falling - yet still a blue sky in the distance on the horizon. So that's it about the weather - no more to be said.
Then there is the subject of Politics - I try never to mention them. To be honest with so much going on with Covid and variants and vaccinations and also the after effects of Brexit, it is really not a subject I can do anything about and I no longer know what I feel about them anyway. So best ignore them as far as I am concerned. I can do nothing about any of it so carry on with however long I have left in this world, obey the rules and ignore the rest. Is that cowardly or the best option? I really don't know.
Gardening? Well six inches of snow covers my garden at present so what is peeping through and whether there is an odd crocus or snowdrop flowering I know not - hopefully I will have a pleasant surprise when all this weather has gone.
Rachel recommended I watch 'The White Crow' - an old film on iplayer. So yesterday I watched it in the late morning. I felt almost guilty watching TV then but I really enjoyed the film about the defection of Rudolf Norayev to the West during the sixties. I remember it well but the film brought it all back. I almost wish I hadn't given the farmer's jig saws to the Charity Shop when he died because I know Rachel is also enjoying doing jig saws and maybe I could get back into doing them again. I might look on line and buy one for myself and see how I get on with it.
In the meantime there are books. At present I am determined to read and finish Virginia Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse'. I have had several tries before and failed to struggle through it. This time I am doing better. I am finding it a bit like reading a set book on a University Course, where one has to read it and be prepared to discuss the characters. But it is doing me good and making me read it properly.
Blue sky and sunshine again outside. Shepherd's Pie supplied by my Carer J today - most days she brings me a lunch which is so good of her - so off to the microwave I go. Until tomorrow.