I think we have all got one eye on the weather having seen the Forecast for the next week or so. There is no doubt that each day dawns a little chillier than the previous one. Today fits the pattern - sunny but woolly hat and gloves judging by the dog walkers going past.
As I get nearer to the magic age of 90 (1 year and 7 months to go) I do notice that my anxiety levels seem to have risen. This morning I rang my son to tell him that a series of 'The Young Montalbano' was starting on BBC this evening - not a new series but one which I haven't seen and I was not sure whether he had or not. Unusually there was no reply - in fact the phone switched to mute. I concocted various scenarios in my head - his wife was ill, he was ill, his wife's mother was ill. Of course, after an hour, I found out the reason - he was doing his Tesco order and his wife could not get to the phone he had switched it to mute. One hour's anxiety for nothing. All the talking about this to myself makes no difference I'm afraid.
Tomorrow morning is no carer day - she has one Sunday in the month when she doesn't come in. I am happy to manage on my own but it takes a long time. The jobs which take her an hour take me all morning. But she is really good to only miss one Sunday each month - she could easily miss every Sunday. She leave absolutely everything ready - cereals in a bowl with a cover over, cup by the kettle, clean underwear next to my clothes. Everything she can do to help she does.
Tomorrow is Boat Race Day here in the UK and because of Covid the Race is not being run on the Thames but on the Ouse at Ely. I presume this is to discourage crowds turning up. Thinking about it and seeing a photograph of the river with a glorious Ely Cathedral in the background reminded me of 1956 when my then husband (who died in 1991) and I discussed going to the Boat Race. In the end he went alone and I went on the train to visit my sister and her family where they lived in Lowestoft. I remember him talking about the huge crowds.
Evening now and nothing has happened since I wrote earlier. It has actually been a lovely afternoon and as time has gone on so people have gone past with less clothes on - some even in T shirts. So things must have warmed up a bit. Until tomorrow friends...