Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Good Morning!

 Good morning fellow-bloggers on what is a very dark and threatening morning here - obviously the threatened rain will shortly arrive.   This is the one morning each week on which I no longer have a carer.   It does me no harm at all to 'cope' alone but I have to keep telling myself to take things slowly and carefully and not to try too hard.

 Two hours later.   The trouble is that when I have no deadline to keep to I tend to dilly dally -  do the Mind Games in today's Times, sort through my winter woollies drawer and take out the wearable ones as it is a chilly morning.   At the end of last winter they all went away into my drawer for such things - but getting out of bed this morning I realised that they needed to see the light of day again because September is telling me quite clearly that winter woollies are the order of the day.   John tells me this morning when he replied to my yesterday's post that it has been raining heavily there since seven this morning and looking out on to the patio I see that it is damp if not very wet so a woolly  jumper this morning.   It is either that or the central heating and it is a bit early for that.

It also means that so far my today's walk will be off  because taking into account the speed at which I walk I do not walk in the rain.

But I find plenty to do, albeit it rather lazy jobs.   I have sorted through and taken out all woolly jumpers and hung them in my wardrobe, exchanging them for T shirts which have now gone into the drawer until Spring (assuming I am still here to wear them!)   I have topped up with a few new ones which should arrive within the next day or two.

So what to do with my time after the sorting.   Well because our transmitter at Bilsdale is still down I am limited to watching BBC Channels only but there are a few programmes I am really enjoying.   One is Chris and Meg's Wild Summer in which for half an hour each Sunday evening Chris Packham and his step-daughter Megan McCubbin explore Wales and the Lake District - lovely relaxing wild life programme.   Then there is Mortimer and Whitehouse Gone Fishing - another gentle programme.   Tonight I am loving A House through Time - this time the house is one in Leeds.   A host of other regulars like Antiques Road Show and University Challenge (got three right this time but have forgotten already what they were (remembered one answer 'Rite of Spring, and just remembered another was one of Van Gogh's Bridges)

And of course there is my Book Group book to finish.   One of the things I like- apart from the fact that they are a lovely group of people and are happy to come to my house, otherwise I would not be able to continue my membership- is that we all choose such different books.   Some I love, some I hate and some are mediocre.   This month's is 'American Gods' - the genre is 'American Fantasy' and I had never even heard of it.   It has over seven hundred pages and I have so far read two hundred of them.   No I don't wish to read any more, and yes it is all a bit mind-boggling (especially the sex!) but at least when people talk about the genre I shall know what they are talking about.  And sometimes it does us good to step outside our comfort zone.

 

I think that will do for today folks.  Enjoy your evening.   See you all tomorrow.

22 comments:

CharlotteP said...

Astonished to hear that you procrastinate, too, Pat. Cheered me up no end!
Thank you for reading American Fantasy - now I won't need to bother!

The Feminine Energy said...

And what is wrong with "dilly dally", my dear? There is a place in life for that as well. Enjoy!! ~Andrea xoxoxo

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

And it's still raining here! I don't think I'll be reading American Fantasy; American reality has been hard enough to understand during the last few years.

Tasker Dunham said...

I'm also looking forward to the house in Leeds programme tonight. Really enjoyed it last week. It has special interest for me because of knowing the area well.

thelma said...

Yes both those programmes, Gone Fishing and The House in Leeds are favourites in this household. Here it has drizzled all day, dull and grey.

JayCee said...

I hope you closed your eyes for those mind-boggling scenes!

Derek Faulkner said...

I would hardly call the Chris and Megs programme a wildlife one, they seem to spend half an hour every time just joking with each other. Clearly Chris is doing a good job at promoting his step daughter on TV but she'd do better having a series on her own.

Heather said...

Your remark about assuming you'd be here to wear your t-shirts next Spring brought to mind a lady my grandmother knew who often said 'If I'm spared till the Spring'!
The forecast deluge didn't materialise down here. I did get a bit damp this morning but after my walk it was a virtually dry day. I hope whoever did get the deluge, if there was one, has not suffered any damage.

Boris said...

Loved your description of the book club

Terra said...

I would like to watch that House Through Time show. Sometimes I look at the clock and am amazed at how it is already noon and what have I accomplished! I did that just now, it is noon here. We are in a drought and I would love to see rain, it would put out the wild fires too, here in California. Stay warm in your woolies.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Derek - I xpect she will eventually get one. I love their informalityand the way they are such good companions. As I have a grandson with Aspergers I am very sympathetic to and admiring of Chris Packham's work

JayCee are you suggesting it would help my imagination???

Neil Gaiman does say that after he went to live in the US and gained an American wife he saw America in a different light.

They do the programme so well don't theyTasker?

Charlotte - can't say I recommend it!

John Going Gently said...

I heard on radio 2 about the transmitter fire
Thousands won’t have tv signals until next year

Bonnie said...

Sometimes it is comforting to go around the house doing little jobs as you find them. While it may seem like a dilly dally you are actually getting small jobs done. Sometimes if you procrastinate a bit in the process you are allowing yourself to relax a bit more! I hope you have enjoyed your day!

Minigranny said...

I've been sorting drawers out today too
A good autumn job! Love the Gone Fishing programme and the House in Leeds too.

The Weaver of Grass said...

John - I can get all BBC programmes through iplayer and I usually watch BBC so I am not missing it all that much.

Thanks for your participation. Sleep well.

Librarian said...

The House in Time program sounds like something I'd enjoy; I'll check if it is available to watch online for me over here.

I wish someone would dilly-dally in my flat and sort out my corner cabinet in the Third Room! That is a job I keep postponing for bad weather - but when bad weather arrives, keeping me from my after-work walk, I usually find a hundred other things I rather do...

Rachel Phillips said...

My favourite House in Time is still the Newcastle Upon Tyne one. He kept to the house and didn't go off on so many tangents. Industrial accidents like falling in machines and being mangled sadly still happen. We have had too very unfortunate ones in Norfolk in the last 5 years. Recycling plants are very dangerous places.

Derek Faulkner said...

I was disappointed with last night's episode of House in Time, and tend to agree with Rachel, it became more a history of old Leeds than the house in question.

Rachel Phillips said...

I was also disappointed Derek.

Rachel Phillips said...

A few few new ones? I don't buy new stuff until the previous stuff is falling apart.

The Weaver of Grass said...

actually Derek and Denise - I felt the same. One household they just left out completely. It isn't quite the history of the house is it?

Thanks everyone.

Rachel Phillips said...

I have never seen myself as a Denise.