Monday, 18 October 2021

Monday

 One or two spells of rain and one or two spells of sunshine so really just a typical Autumn day.   My clean through the house is being done on Wednesday so I like to do some of it myself.   This morning with the help of my trolley I have wiped all window sills throughout, wiped down the marble fire surround and wiped all the ornaments along the shelf and then polished the Welsh Dresser in the hall and the furniture in the dining room and sitting room.  Oh yes,  and wiped all the pictures.     It might not sound much but believe me I found it tiring.   After lunch I have wiped the kitchen units, cleaned out the toaster, washed the fruit bowls just before my order for grapes, bananas and clementines arrived.   Now I have just had a Zoom with friends W, P and D  and after finishing this I shall sit down with my tea - not sure what that will be until I open the fridge door.   I should sleep well tonight.

Tomorrow is a fairly free day - my day with no carer means it takes me longer to get dressed and have my breakfast.   My friend M is coming  for coffee at half past ten so we should have a nice chat - first about last month's Book Group book (she had to miss the meeting) and then a little about this month's book (her choice) which is  Bruce Chatwin's 'In Patagonia' =not too much chat of course because it is not a Book Group .  But I have no doubt we shall find plenty to chat about - we are kindred spirits as far as reading is concerned.

Five o'clock and tea time.   I have decided on a slab of Brussel's Pate with some Ryvitas, some Coleslaw and some cherry tomatoes.   Maybe a toasted tea cake for 'pud' - see how hungry I am.  Until tomorrow dear friends.

20 comments:

CharlotteP said...

It sounds like 'much' to me...your house must be spotless...I am ashamed!

Catsngrams said...

You put me to shame with all your doings. So glad you are doing well. I love your blog but I have been absent for a while. Now that cooler weather has settled in and all the garden is done I will have more time to catch up on all my bloggers. Take care young lady.

Cat

Bovey Belle said...

You've achieved a lot. Like Charlotte, I think your house must be spotless. Mine, ahem, isn't! However, I have been working on the wall from hell in our bedroom which looks like I will have to leave the "picture surrounds" in place or risk half the wall coming down with them and needing a replastering job . . .

I've only read Bruce Chatwin's On The Black Hills, and not In Patagonia, but I imagine it is a good read.

Melinda from Ontario said...

My mother, Belinda, read your blog for many years. Sadly, she passed away two years ago. One of my sisters and I took up reading some of her favourite blogs-(yours being one.) She would always tell us things you had been doing during our frequent conversations. She greatly admired your energy, your ability to get things done and your enthusiasm for life. Now when I read your blog, I often chat about it with my sister and we always get the feeling our much-loved mother is listening in as well.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Melinda how kind of you to say so. I am so pleased it gave her - and you - pleasure.
Charlotte - never spotless but I try hard.

Ellen D. said...

You do make me feel guilty because I tend to clean when company is coming (and not too much otherwise) unless I notice a cobweb or dust bunny! But then again it is just my oldest son and I in the house now and so we don't mess it up too much anyway!
Glad you are feeling happy and busy and you sleep well and eat well too!

Bonnie said...

It sounds like you have done a lot of work to me! I hope you enjoyed the visit with your friend and have a relaxed evening!

Crafty Green Poet said...

It's always nice to meet a friend and chat about books!

Debby said...

You keep Priscilla's wheel spinning, don't you?

Heather said...

You have had a very busy day and should feel pleased with yourself. I would feel tired after all that. Sleep well tonight and have a quiet day tomorrow.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Off to bed now - quite a chilly night cold enough for the central heating to come on.

DUTA said...

Yes, wiping ornaments and photos can be tiring. I've left out on display only a few of them. As for furniture, I've replaced some with easy to clean pieces.

Anonymous said...

My mother-in-law had a very sparse home in the days before 'minimalism' was a decorating term. She always explained that there was less to dust and homes that were 'busily decorated' gave her the horrors. My own mother and I were discussing a recent post of yours yesterday. There is a large family function approaching and three great grandmothers in their nineties are invited and want to attend. Your post and comments made me quite mindful of the toll these big days can take on the elderly and their recovery afterwards, and will make my sister-in-law and myself factor in further possibilities to keep these three precious family members safe , happy and comfortable - including time spent at the function where their well-being is paramount .- Pam, Aust.

Joanne Noragon said...

Wiping the pictures is the hardest job of all!

Susan said...

Dusting is a never ending job. No sooner done, it needs doing again.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Pam - interesting comments my dear. 'The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak' is a good adage to bear in mind for us oldies. I would love to have attended the wedding - I love my grandchildren dearly, but my son persuaded me not to go - a two hour drive, actually getting Priscilla up the steps into the hotel venue, coping with the crowd, staying overnight and making the return journey
- yes my son was sensible in persuading me not to go. Already I have had an e mail from the happy couple saying I shall get the photographs and the video as soon as they arrive.

Thank you all for your comments

Librarian said...

I must have misunderstood a previous post of yours, Pat - I thought you were going to attend the wedding via zoom, seeing it happen "live" but from the comfort of your own living room.

Wiping and dusting is a never-ending job and of course made easier when there is less to wipe and dust. I do it once a week, even though it could be done more often; as I live on my own during the week and am away much of the time, that's enough for my personal standards of neatness and cleanliness. Anyway, it does not sound like "not much" to me - you do a lot, every day!

Derek Faulkner said...

I rather suspect that the cleanliness of your bungalow before your big clean, is still of a higher standard than some of us readers.
Stepping out of the back door at 5.30 this morning was a shock, it was like stepping into a sauna bath such was the temperature and humidity - it was 18 degrees, far warmer than indoors.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Derek I am finding it much warmer outside than in at the moment too.
Librarian - I do admit to being very tidy - always have been - can't stand untidiness. I do try to do things every day - as much because I need to keep moving around otherwise I might siThank you.eze up!


Thanks for calling by.

A Smaller Life said...

Oh yes, yesterday was a drizzly day all day here and it seemed so dark not long after 6pm. I now have to potter through my jobs, single jobs and then a good sit down to recover, so I've been understanding what my Mum (and you) have felt like over the past couple of years. It's tiring not doing much but having to push yourself so hard to do it isn't it.

Take care. xx