Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Hello Sun!

 Well the dear old sun is back today and reminded me this morning on my walk that it still has some power in it.   After the grey, cold, 'really need the heat on' day we had yesterday, today was welcome.

When you lack mobility completely without aids as I do, every job which you used to do whizzing round in ten minutes now takes all day.   First of all a letter from the Medical Practice  arrived saying my flu jab has been postponed.   This meant going to the calendar, unhooking it, taking it to my desk and altering the date.  Then it meant texting friend S to tell her (their jabs are at more or less the same time and have been changed accordingly).   Then there was a long form to fill in and return to the Medical Practice about seeing the Phlebotomy Nurse.   That done I thought I would have my walk nice and early as it was such a nice morning - several chats on the way round (some with dogs and some with their owners) and back home to see a man delivering a parcel of sweaters I had ordered for Winter.  Then it was take into the sitting room and take off the mountains of packing - plastic bags, tissue paper, publicity from other companies.  Thank goodness I could try one of them on while sitting down and know that they would both fit.  Then it was gather up all the 'rubbish' and take it out to recycle.  This means changing 'vehicles' as it is down a step into the garage.

It is the day in the month when my carer kindly cleans through for me.   I have a cordless cleaner which is supposed to last for twenty minutes when it has been charged up   It has suddenly started only lasting for five minutes.   My son thinks it needs a new battery but when I read the booklet it says a new battery must be fitted by a specialist.   I have had three attempts to ring the shop where I bought it - engaged each time.

Then after all this it is put all the accumulated bits and bobs away - and lo a behold it is lunchtime.  Even the simplest job takes an age - hearing aid batteries collected from the Medical Practice when I was there last week are still in my handbag so remove them - collect container from medical supplies basket in cupboard, add them to the container and then return the whole thing to the cupboard having changed to a trolley as I can't walk and carry anything without using a trolley to put it on.

Get the picture?    I hope you don't see this as moaning.   I am quite used to it by now  but it is all so time-consuming.   But = the sun is out, still plenty of mind games to work at in The Times, the Finals of Master Chef are on tonight (who do you think is going to win Rachel?) - I do think the right five have reached the finals - and it is hair in the morning.   When I go down in my taxi I have to remember to ask him to give me an extra ten minutes so that Priscilla and I can just go into town to buy some picture hooks.   Then on my return I can hang the lovely photograph my son has had done for me of his daughter and her friend with Nicola Sturgeon (they live in Glasgow) at a Garden Party.   That will take ages as I am useless at doing things like that and getting them absolutely in the right place first time.   There will be a lot of measuring before I tap in the first picture hook.

Changing the subject , looking at the photograph in yesterday's Times of Emma (of tennis fame) at the Ball, wearing thousands of pounds worth of jewellry and a ballgown costing many thousands, I can't help wondering how she can possibly 'come back down to earth' and meet her mates from school for a coffee after all that Razzamatazz and with all that money in the bank.   Is it going to be possible to return to anything like normal for her?  I do hope so

See you all tomorrow.

*somewhere in here is a spelling error.   I saw it when proof-reading but can't find it now.   I do apologise and if you find it please ignore it.

22 comments:

Rachel Phillips said...

I think they are all wonderful but I especially love Kem and Megan. I have never met them before on any other programme but they have been lovely on this show.

Rachel Phillips said...

Emma has her feet firmly on the ground.

Boris said...

If the make is Dyson, it is. Rey easy to change the battery. I ordered one from Amazon and changed it with no problem

Joan (Devon) said...

If your walker is a Zimmer frame there is a tray which fits on top so that you can carry things from room to room. It also has a compartment beneath the tray to keep stuff you might need during the day. It was OT who kindly got me the tray.

Anonymous said...

The spelling is jewelry. That was the misspelling. Just letting you know. Just being correct. you wanted to know.

The bike shed said...

Catching up on blogs after a long time away. It's been a very tough few weeks here and still a funeral to navigate next week - but hoping I might back to blogging after that. The sun came out over the sea today - that was joy and reminder of good things in life

The Weaver of Grass said...

Joan - thank you for that information I will contact mediquip. I have a rollator with brakes for walking on y daily walk and I have a rollator without brakes but with two shelves which I have beside my chair. I use my zimmer just for walking round the bungalow.
Boris - sadly no, it is a Dyson.
Rachel - let's hope you are right. She seems to have had a very gooc upbringing.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Boris - sadly I am making mistakes right left and centre but it is late at night. My cleaner is a Bosch.

Rachel Phillips said...

I think you should ask your son to deal with the picture hooks and the picture hanging. Do take care Weave. xx

CharlotteP said...

Did the jumpers fit? And do you like them?
Emma seems a very grounded young lady; it may be more difficult for her friends.

Minigranny said...

Good that you've got so much done but perhaps a little less would sometimes be better. Speaking from experience as I go into a frenzy of trying to do to much sometimes.

the veg artist said...

I'm always amazed at how much you do. Be careful though.

Heather said...

It has been a lovely day here too - most welcome after so much dull and muggy weather.
You seem to get so much done even if you can no longer move about quickly.
I am dreadful at hammering in picture hooks - I usually get my son to hang any pictures for me. Hope you are better at it than I am.

Terra said...

I am slowing down too, things take longer. You do accomplish a lot.

Joanne Noragon said...

I hung out at the front door today. Lovely.

Red said...

Good on you for continuing to make an effort to be active and engaged. There is lots to enjoy even if it's the small things.

Cro Magnon said...

I use the calendar in the bottom task bar of my laptop. With Microsoft it's a small blue square with white spots. If you use the same system, it might be a good idea to use it too. I check mine every morning, it even tells me (automatically) when my Amazon purchases will be delivered.

Librarian said...

I admire your insistence at doing yourself as much as you still can - wish my Dad had even 10 % of your motivation to keep active!
As for things being time consuming, it still sounds like you pack a lot into every single day (even on the days you say you've been doing "nothing"), and if things take longer, so what? You are the mistress of your own time and, apart from your carer arriving at a certain hour and some appointments like at the hairdresser's, you can just go about things at your own speed.

Anne Brew said...

There are two spellings for jewellery - UK and US.
Your computer will highlight "jewellery" as being wrong, as it has just done with me!

thelma said...

Taking things slowly is not really a hardship, the world still revolves around you Pat. I have just looked at the Met Gala and Emma in her Chanel outfit, she is so pretty.

Debby said...

I think that doing things at a slower pace allows you to notice a sense of accomplishment. A lot of us rushing about never get to notice that, to feel like we've accomplished anything.

Are you inventing mind games for all of us now? BTW, I found the typo. It took me two tries. What does that say about MY mind?

My best to you today, Pat.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks every one for your comments.