Sunday, 14 March 2021

Sunday

 Sunday again - my least favourite day because there is nobody about and few pass the window so there is nobody to pass the time of day with - allbeit just a wave through the glass.   At least my Carer came for an hour at  seven=thirty and so I did have an hour's human contact.   She has now had her first vaccination a couple of weeks ago and I have my second dose on Thursday week so it is all looking safer.   But as I am sure many of you who live alone will testify it is becoming quite a burden to have no human physical contact at all.   This is why I find a Daily Posting such a comfort - it makes me think of something to write about and then it make me come into the Computer Room, sit  down, switch on and actually Communicate.

As Anne quite rightly said in her comment on my yesterday's post - it has been such an eventful week - and not good events at that.   There was that Interview (I do wonder if they are beginning to regret it )-   when I was a child we had a small poker work picture on our living room wall which said 'Think before you ink' so true - and I think we could also add think before you say something you might regret.   Then there was the dreadful murder of the young lady on the streets of London - quite unthinkable, andthe subequent events at the vigil last evening.   Nothing much to lift anyone's spirits at present.

Priscilla and I walked round the block.   I don't know about Priscilla but I didn't really feel like it.   Looking at the trees outside the window it was quite obvious that there was still quite a strong breeze, but I must get the strength back in my legs so we set off and it was a struggle but we made it and I suppose it gave me a bit of an appetite of J's lovely lunch of chicken breast stuffed with blue stilton and wrapped in bacon and served with a salad of tomato, cucumber, lettuce, beetroot and cole slaw and potato curls (the potato curls and the chicken heated in my Remoska).   Then I rested with my feet up and watched Michael Palin in the steps of Hemingway in Cuba.   Now it is almost time for tea.

For some reason best known to itself my computer this morning had decided to change the date and the time - both were totally inaccurate.   I was very pleased with myself as I managed to change it - I do tend to go into panic mode but I didn't this time.

See you tomorrow dear friends:

25 comments:

Fiona said...

I very much doubt that they would regret the interview, they are so full of themselves. After all their saying they didn't want publicity from the media they have shown themselves to be utter hypocrites.

Yes it is a burden to have no human contact, there is neither physical or verbal contact for me. I resorted to making a note when I spoke to somebody, the last time was 7 weeks ago on the phone to someone about my council tax bill. I don't even exchange words with my grocery delivery person, the things are left on the doorstep and he's back in his van when I get to the door. He acknowledges that I've come to the door by waving then drives off but there aren't any words spoken. Having now spent a whole year in isolation I don't relish the thought of venturing out into the world again and don't feel that I'll be able to. I have things that are overdue, eye test, mammogram and dentist but I no longer feel that I'll be able to do things like that again, the close contact with a stranger would be too overwhelming. I've gone from someone who went out every day for bits of shopping or to the library and my lunch in a café to being a recluse who only ventures out into the garden. I often wonder if there are others like myself or is everyone just waiting for the day when they can go out socialising again?

Lynda said...

Hello Pat. Longtime reader but have never commented- or I’ve tried but it has never worked from my phone. I think your computer may think it’s in the US. We moved our clocks forward last night, although that wouldn’t account for the date change. Keep up your walks with Priscilla. You are a great inspiration! Lynda

Derek Faulkner said...

The criticism of the police after last night's vigil has enraged me. I'm totally in support of what the women were protesting about but either we have Covid Lockdown rules or we don't and that vigil broke those rules. The government expect the police to uphold those rules and yet today are being critical of the police for doing so. Someone now needs to tell the police that mass gatherings are now allowed under Covid Lockdown rules so that they know where they stand.

Bovey Belle said...

"That" interview just underlined what I thought about a certain American actress had been right - just a gut feeling. What was shocking was for Harry to basically destroy his family in the full blaze of publicity as he did. Royal or not, if you think anything of your family, you truly do NOT do that. As I remarked on Cro's blog, she's a better 2nd rate actress than I ever gave her credit for.

Well done on going round the block today. Keith and I went out this morning (when still dry) and walked on the flat by the river, which is really helping his fitness levels.

As for the vigil - I am hoping any Covid problems may have been minimalised by being outside. I take my hat off to Kate for showing her support, though I am sure there were bodyguards close by.

I am glad you have the contact with your carer, and for a while your day seems perfectly normal. That's GORGEOUS grub she makes you!

Anonymous said...

I can appreciate how you feel as when I had 3 young children and my husband worker shifts I dreaded Sundays as there was nowhere to go with them and the day would seem endless especially on the days he was working nights and was sleeping and everyone else had their family at home so didn't want visitors.
I feel for you about Sunday being the longest day, my mum always used to save making her weekly phone call to me until Sunday because she said that otherwise she would not speak to anybody all day.In fact while she was able she would walk down the road to the nearby local shop even if she didn't really need anything just so that she could see another human. She lived on a cul-de-sac so there weren't even any passers b y to wave to. I am sure she would have loved to have been able to have found a carer who was as kind and caring as ours sounds, bring you those amazing meals every day.
Keep up the walks.

Debby said...

Oh, Fiona. I just long for the day when we can look at each other and smile.

Bonnie said...

I am glad for you that you got a walk in. I'm sure it was refreshing to get outside for a bit but I know you do have to watch out for that wind. We've just had a very windy week and one day it almost blew me down it was so strong.

Isn't this Mother's Day in the U.K.? I send you all my best wishes for a lovely day. Here in the U.S. our Mother's Day will be in May. Enjoy your evening Pat!

Bonnie said...

I'm off to the grocery store to buy a chunk of Stilton. I am salivating!
Bonnie in Minneapolis

Gail, northern California said...

Just my opinion --- Three things bothered me about the interview:
#1 That it was sought and conducted at all. As a member of the public, I'm just as guilty as the tabloids for having watched it.
#2 That they were actually married 3 days before the expensive and impressive wedding. It seems under-handed and deceitful.
#3 She said she was made a prisoner for two years and yet she and Harry traveled all over the world, including the baby shower in the US.
Spoiled and immature, Harry may rue the day he agreed to that interview as I believe it to be at her urging.

I so enjoy your daily post, Weave. You're an inspiration for those of us who are alone...."If Weave can do it, I can too." Thank you.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

It is good you press on with your walks, aking care as you do. From what I read, you are a good judge of your strength.

I have the feeling the Duke might be unsettled by the question about their son's color being raised by the Duchess. Imagining he agreed to that point being in the discussion, I believe, is difficult for me because it does not fit the man I think he is. When asked....you?...she took much too long to reveal it is Harry that told her, and not a direct question she was asked about. Not cool.

Chris said...

I'm thinking you computer clock went forward an hour overnight? We put our clocks forward an hour last night to summer time in North America.

Heather said...

I do sympathise with your walking difficulty. I have had years of problems with feet and legs, and vowed I wouldn't be 'poor old Granny who can't walk far' but that is what I have become. We mustn't give up trying though, must we? Yesterday's walk was quite a challenge with such strong gusts. Although I got blown along the last few yards I was quite worn out but the time I got home. I think next week might be slightly better.
I try not to get involved with the news. It is either depressing or worrying, or just plain exasperating.

CharlotteP said...

Food always tastes better after a bit of exercise! Keep it up, Pat; it will get easier.

Heather said...

The meals your carer brings always sounds yummy. My husband was in the RN for almost 31 years. Sundays were difficult when our children were small and he was away as friends and family were busy doing family things themselves. Also difficult when he was working away during the week as he hated Sunday's and the thought of going back.

Well done with the walking around outside. Hopefully weather will start to improve soon. Do enjoy reading your blog.

The bike shed said...

Think before you ink - I like that; good motto for a writer... but maybe not to think too hard. I used to have a rule of thumb at work that if I had any doubt about something I was saying in an email - any doubt at all - I'd not press send. I still use that rule today - though I now work for, and to some extent please, myself... But as for my more serious writing - that requires an honesty that sometimes upsets...but it is my truth, and never told gratuitously. Meanwhile, it is my vaccine jab next week - phew.

Unknown said...

Miss fiona,
I feel very much the same as you do that i wont be able to get back into the world after being at home the last year. But i think if we take baby steps we can.ive always been prone to panicking over the smallest things. I will pray for you. Be kind to yourself.

Linda from Alabama said...

I am so glad that you post daily. It is comforting to hear about your life and it makes us feel a connection to other parts of the world. Take care.

Joanne Noragon said...

I keep saying I must get out and walk, and I actually must.

angryparsnip said...

I enjoy reading, when I can, your blog. Even if you don't do much or go out with friends you aways have something interesting to write about. Your lunch today sounds wonderful.
The Gud Dugs send woofs !

Cro Magnon said...

Very dull cool day here yesterday, The highlight of my day was putting-in a couple of rows of red Onion sets, plus a bit of weeding. I'm easily entertained!

Librarian said...

I am glad you and Priscilla ventured out in spite of the wind! It may have been a struggle but I am sure it helped your overall condition. Of course, when the wind is too strong, you wisely stay indoors.
Another delicious lunch! From what I remember reading here on your blog, it doesn't sound as if she has so far brought the same dish twice.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Your carer is such a treasure - the food sounds wonderful. I'm glad you got out to walk a little again.
Have a good Monday

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks to you all dear friends.

Gerry Snape said...

Oh...I think I'll make that for the potter this evening....it sounds yummy...chicken it is!! G

thelma said...

What delicious meals your carer makes. The trouble with news, there is so much to digest. The interview is old hat now, and the damage done cannot be undone. The terrible murder of a pretty and gentle woman called Sarah Everard has replaced it. Along with of course the vigil and the police response. It will never end. Optimistic note for the morning ;(