As I write this black clouds gather overhead in an ominous fashion, huge spots of rain fall on the patio and thunder rumbles fairly close at hand. S who lives next door but one has just come to see if he can put any surplus greenery into my green bin for morning - I have said yes of course. I do so hope we get a proper storm with a good drop of rain as anyone who gardens here is desperate for some of the wet stuff (I know most farmers round here have cut their losses and got in their silage as it had stopped growing and was 'going backwards''.)
I have had a most frustrating day today. We all have days like this I know but it doesn't make it any less annoying. My carer no longer comes on Tuesdays - it doesn't do me any harm to care for myself now and again. I got up at my usual time, had my breakfast, watched a bit of the Olympics, got washed and dressed and did the basics. Everything takes me so long. (maybe having to do things for myself on Tuesdays will give me the practice which will speed me up a bit).
My carer had put the 'white' washing in the washer to do in the morning so I thought I would surprise her by switching the washer on and doing one lot myself. While it was doing I thought I would eat my lunch which she had left in the fridge ready to microwave (roast beef with all the trimmings including Yorkshire pudding) and it was delicious. Tidying round after that I overbalanced, grabbed at my trolley, missed and fell over on the carpet. Luckily, although shaken I didn't hurt myself but couldn't get up, so had to ring my son who had to come round and heave me to my feet. A cup of tea and a sit down later and I was quite recovered although a bit shaken.
Then my son came round again to put a new ink cartridge into my new printer for me but after an hour of trying he gave up - his wife is an invalid and can only be left for a limited time. So I am now marooned here without a working printer and shall now have to get in touch with friend S to see if she can help in any way (if you are reading this S - if you have time to spare some time soon could you please have a look at it for me).
Well it is raining. It is tea time and I shall go and find something for my tea. At present it is not a formidable lot of rain falling but at least it is wet.