Yes - Tuesday again and the day after tomorrow I have my booster dose of Pfizer. This morning fell into its usual pattern - porridge and toast with coffee, shower and dress, five minute chat with my carer before she tootled off - then the Mind Games in The Times while my mind is empty of detritus which builds up during the day and hinders my thinking.
Half past ten and time for my morning walk. It is on with the woolly hat and gloves and top coat - all still necessary as there is a chill wind. I never feel like it but I know it is necessary and by the time I get to the bottom of the drive I am glad to be out. Every step serves to reinforce the fact that my daily walks are making my walking improve. I kept a mental tally of encounters this morning. Six doors up the road I met J - although she lives so near it is the first time I have met her. J greeted me cheerfully and informed me that she too was a carer and knew my carer well. We had a brief chat and she rushed off to have a shower between clients. I turned along the footpath and met two lots of dogwalkers -I meet them both most mornings. The dogs and I greet one another and I resolve yet again to remember to get some treats on my Tesco order so that I can have a few in my pocket. The walkers and I have a brief chat - usually about the weather (sunny, breezy and a bit chilly today) then Priscilla and I continue. Rounding the last corner for home I meet M - we haven't seen one another for a couple of weeks so we stand masked and distanced and have a chat to bring us up to date on the pretty non existent news. Then it is up the drive and home again - and coming into the garage I know how much the walk has done me good. I feel justified in sitting down with a cup of coffee from the flask my carer has left me and having a read of The Times. Then I come on here and write this. I'll be back later - you never know what excitement there might be later in the day - but if there is none then at least I have met and chatted to various people and that has got to be a plus. See you later.
Well nothing has happened since I wrote last. My son has broken up from school so I had a long chat with him this afternoon on the phone and that's about it. The sun has long since disappeared and it is cloudy which means there is a real chill in the air. I had a delicious lunch - salad with cole slaw and beetroot, a chicken breast and a jacket potato and now, although it is half past five in the afternoon, I am not at all hungry. I shall probably boil myself an egg later (my friends, who supply me with eggs) are happy because so far it does look as though they might be able to let their hens out again at the end of the month (they have been shut up everywhere because of an outbreak of bird flu).
The most exciting thing tomorrow will probably be the delivery of my Tesco order in the morning. What an exciting life I lead!