Welcome Spring - well the first Spring-like day. Spring is such a flirt -a couple of warm days and then, no doubt, she will disappear again and we will be back into winter woollies.
My carer is having one Sunday morning a month when she doesn;t come and today's the day. She is so good, she left everything ready even down to a lunch for today in the fridge and a place set at the table. It took me twice as long to do the jobs she does in an hour but I got there and it did me no harm - I probably used muscles I haven't used for months. Then I had lunch heated in the microwave (shepherd's pie with lots of veggies) and I have just been for a walk with Priscilla. I must say my walking ability has gone backwards but I am sure it will improve once I can get out every day for practice.
I had a chat with my next but one neighbour who was out doing a bit of weeding in his front garden. He told me that my friend and neighbour between us had fallen and had to go to hospital. Luckily she had not broken anything but is just shaken up. Oh the perils of getting old. It was also good to see various familiar faces and familiar dogs on my short walk - I used to walk with so many dog-walkers and it is good to just say hello again. I think we are all just missing that, longing to get back into circulation again.
All the gardens are beginning to show signs of life, I have a large clump of snowdrops out and various patches of yellow crocus. When I was in hospital my gardener planted a lot of bulbs for me (I had some sent from Australia as a present (thank you again J and J if you are reading this). I don't know where he has planted them so it will be a surprise when they appear. Almost every garden has at least one clump of purple primroses - when I was a child they used to be so popular but not so much now. I think it might be Primula Wanda no doubt some body will correct me if I am wrong.
Can't think of anything else to tell you today - my morning was too taken up with household chores - but I was determined to do them all although my carer said 'leave it all for me on Monday'. That would have meant me living with it all on Sunday - untidy bed, dishwasher not emptied, clothes not put away, no tidying round done. Should sleep better tonight.